She's Selling What She Used to Give Away: 28 Risque Hillbilly Songs from the 1930s
by Various Artists

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  • Released: June 8, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: Bear Family


  • 1.When Lulu's Gone - Bang Boys
  • 2.Feels Good - Hartman's Heartbreakers
  • 3.Red Nightgown Blues - Jimmie Davis
  • 4.Wind The Little Ball Of Yarn - Southern Melody Boys
  • 5.How Long? - The Cofer Brothers
  • 6.Ash Can Blues - Cliff Carlisle
  • 7.My Sweet Farm Girl - Clarence Ashley
  • 8.No Huggin' No Kissin' - Hartman's Heartbreakers
  • 9.She's Killing Me - Nichols Brothers
  • 10.She Wouldn't Be Still - The Pine Mountain Boys
  • 11.Somebody's Been Using That Thing - Milton Brown & His Brownies
  • 12.Tom Cat And Pussy Blues - Jimmie Davis
  • 13.Pussy, Pussy, Pussy - The Light Crust Doughboys
  • 14.Mouse's Ear Blues - Cliff Carlisle
  • 15.Bye Bye Boyfriend (Blackbird) - Gene Autry
  • 16.It Won't Hurt No More - Preston Young / Buster Carter
  • 17.Bucking Broncho (My Love Is A Rider) - The Girls of the Golden West
  • 18.Doing It The Old Fashioned Way - Bang Boys
  • 19.She Came Rollin' Down The Mountain - The Callahan Brothers
  • 20.Nobody's Business - Riley Puckett
  • 21.Jellyroll Blues - Jimmie Davis
  • 22.Let Me Play With It - Hartman's Heartbreakers
  • 23.Oozlin' Daddy Blues - Cliff Hobbs / Bill Cox
  • 24.Everybody's Truckin' - Modern Mountaineers
  • 25.Frankie And Johnnie - Gene Autry
  • 26.She's A Hum Dum Dinger (From Dingersville) - Jimmie Davis
  • 27.She's Selling What She Used To Give Away - Buddy Jones
  • 28.Red's Tight Like That - The Tune Wranglers

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Tony Russell.
Illustrators: Sven T. Uhrmann; Tony Russell; Kevin Coffey.
Photographers: Sven T. Uhrmann; Tony Russell; Kevin Coffey.
Talk to record collectors at random and they'll be able to tell you that there were scads of ribald prewar blues and R&B, but those same collectors may not know that there's a rich tradition of smut lying within country, too. Bear Family's 2018 compilation She's Selling What She Used to Give Away shines a spotlight into these filthy back roads, collecting "28 Risque Hillbilly Songs from the '30s," as the subtitle says. Some of the featured artists are well known for their genial mainstream material -- Jimmie Davis, the author of the sweet standard "You Are My Sunshine," is here singing "Tom Cat and Pussy Blues," "Jellyroll Blues," and "She's a Hum Dum Dinger (From Dingersville)," and Gene Autry sings a pair of tunes -- which only goes to show that these dirty tunes weren't confined to the underground: they were part of the country music industry in the 1930s. These songs alternate between Western swing, fiddle tunes, hot dance numbers, and cowboy songs, which means in addition to being bawdy and funny, She's Selling What She Used to Give Away also cooks. This was considered party music for a reason, and it's still a whale of a good time...and it can still produce a blush or two. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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