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Thread #63464   Message #1031382
Posted By: IndolentCin
07-Oct-03 - 05:23 PM
Thread Name: Discussion: Playing Filthy Lyrics
Subject: RE: Discussion: Playing Filthy Lyrics
Renaissance festivals (at least in the States) tend to have a lot of songs with lyrics full of innuendo, and I have noticed that the groups getting the biggest crowds at times are the ones doing songs that are less witty and more explicit. For me, they may be slightly amusing the first time but grow old very quickly.

If you like the RnB/Blues "subtle innuendo" songs, look for a CD called something like "Filthy Fifties R-n-B." Most of them aren't "filthy" but certainly toe that line pretty close, but are great songs. And they weren't novelty songs, just blues/swing/RnB that fell out of favor. I found the CD because I recently saw Maria Muldaur at Blues Alley in Washington, DC and she did, among other things, a song called "It Ain't The Meat, It's the Motion" which is on the CD along with "Big 10 Inch Record", "Keep the Butter Churnin'" and "(I love to play your piano) Let me bang your box" (and the song isn't nearly as blatant as the title but my 14 year old son got the word play!), and others.