CD Sexcapades: Songs of Lust and Depravity (CD 7050068), Audio Other
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Sexcapades: Songs of Lust and Depravity


  • 1. I Am the Naughty Lola - Kay Martin/Marlene Dietrich
    2. There's No Business Like That Certain Business - Ruth Wallis/Sophie Tucker
    3. Deep Sea Diver - Marlene Dietrich
    4. Mae West Speaks! - Mae West/Marilyn Monroe
    5. My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) - Dinah Washington/Mae West
    6. It's Tight Like That - Clara Smith/Myrna March
    7. Soft As a Kitten - Ruth Wallis
    8. My Voot Is Really Vout - Blue Lu Barker
    9. I Know What You Want For Christmas (But I Don't Know How To Wrap It) - Kay Martin/Sadie Banks
    10. I Leaned On a Man - Little Esther/Myrna March
    11. If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' On It - Helen Humes
    12. I Feel Like Laying In Another Woman's Husband's Arms - Sophie Tucker/Blue Lu Barker
    13. Give It To Him - Mildred Bailey
    14. I'm A Bad Bad Girl - Juanita Hall
    15. I Haven't A Thing To Wear - Faye Richmonde
    16. Drive Me Daddy - Stella Johnson
    17. I Don't Want It Second Hand - Kansas Katie/Juanita Hall
    18. Come Up and See Me Anytime - Alberta Hunter
    19. You Can't Tell the Difference In the Dark - Alberta Hunter/Mae West
    20. Press My Button, Ring My Bell
    21. It's Silk - Clara Smith/India Adams
    22. That's Makes It - India Adams/Jayne Mansfield
    23. Come By Sunday - Jayne Mansfield
    24. Happy Birthday Mr. President - Gypsy Rose Lee/Marilyn Monroe
    25. Come By Sunday - Diana Dors
    26. Let's Do It - Dorothy Collins
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 618862

  • Credits
    ProducerAthan Maroulis
    Engineer

    Recording information: Berling, Germany (01/26/1929); Chicago (01/26/1929); London, UK (01/26/1929); Los Angeles, CA (01/26/1929); Madison Square Garden, NYC (01/26/1929); NYC (01/26/1929); Berling, Germany (02/12/1936); Chicago (02/12/1936); London, UK (02/12/1936); Los Angeles, CA (02/12/1936); Madison Square Garden, NYC (02/12/1936); NYC (02/12/1936); Berling, Germany (02/1930); Chicago (02/1930); London, UK (02/1930); Los Angeles, CA (02/1930); Madison Square Garden, NYC (02/1930); NYC (02/1930); Berling, Germany (03/20/1935); Chicago (03/20/1935); London, UK (03/20/1935); Los Angeles, CA (03/20/1935); Madison Square Garden, NYC (03/20/1935); NYC (03/20/1935); Berling, Germany (03/21/1951); Chicago (03/21/1951); London, UK (03/21/1951); Los Angeles, CA (03/21/1951); Madison Square Garden, NYC (03/21/1951); NYC (03/21/1951); Berling, Germany (05/12/1936); Chicago (05/12/1936); London, UK (05/12/1936); Los Angeles, CA (05/12/1936); Madison Square Garden, NYC (05/12/1936); NYC (05/12/1936); Berling, Germany (05/19/1962); Chicago (05/19/1962); London, UK (05/19/1962); Los Angeles, CA (05/19/1962); Madison Square Garden, NYC (05/19/1962); NYC (05/19/1962); Berling, Germany (05/1946); Chicago (05/1946); London, UK (05/1946); Los Angeles, CA (05/1946); Madison Square Garden, NYC (05/1946); NYC (05/1946); Berling, Germany (07/1953); Chicago (07/1953); London, UK (07/1953); Los Angeles, CA (07/1953); Madison Square Garden, NYC (07/1953); NYC (07/1953); Berling, Germany (10/03/1946); Chicago (10/03/1946); London, UK (10/03/1946); Los Angeles, CA (10/03/1946); Madison Square Garden, NYC (10/03/1946); NYC (10/03/1946); Berling, Germany (10/1958); Chicago (10/1958); London, UK (10/1958); Los Angeles, CA (10/1958); Madison Square Garden, NYC (10/1958); NYC (10/1958); Berling, Germany (12/08/1941); Chicago (12/08/1941); London, UK (12/08/1941); Los Angeles, CA (12/08/1941); Madison Square Garden, NYC (12/08/1941); NYC (12/08/1941); Berling, Germany (12/13/1945); Chicago (12/13/1945); London, UK (12/13/1945); Los Angeles, CA (12/13/1945); Madison Square Garden, NYC (12/13/1945); NYC (12/13/1945); Berling, Germany (12/1954); Chicago (12/1954); London, UK (12/1954); Los Angeles, CA (12/1954); Madison Square Garden, NYC (12/1954); NYC (12/1954); Berling, Germany (1951); Chicago (1951); London, UK (1951); Los Angeles, CA (1951); Madison Square Garden, NYC (1951); NYC (1951); Berling, Germany (1957); Chicago (1957); London, UK (1957); Los Angeles, CA (1957); Madison Square Garden, NYC (1957); NYC (1957); Berling, Germany (1958); Chicago (1958); London, UK (1958).
    With a slogan like "Songs of Lust and Depravity" in the title, this aggressively illustrated compilation might be expected to contain verifiable instances of unmitigated smuttiness, like Lucille Bogan's outrageously explicit "Shave `Em Dry" or Tampa Red and Half-Pint Jaxon's gloriously lewd version of the "How Long, How Long Blues," but it doesn't. While plenty of vintage music collections have been assembled using the no-holds-barred "Copulatin' Blues" formula, Sexcapades falls more within the category of naughtiness, burlesque, and the suggestive double entendre. Like their predecessors at Stash records and similarly adventurous labels, the producers of this randy little anthology appear to have been banking on the prurient interest of the public at large. What distinguishes this release is the interwoven presence of classic blues, hokum, and R&B singers with bawdy "red hot mamas" and even glamour girl movie stars like Jayne Mansfield. This means that luscious offerings from Blue Lu Barker, Dinah Washington, and Clara Smith are interspersed with showier displays by old-school bad girls Marlene Dietrich, Sophie Tucker, and Mae West. Maybe the deliberate intention here was to contrast the personalities of Ruth Wallis and Little Esther, or Georgia White and Gypsy Rose Lee. Even with its strongly implied invitation to engage in physical lovemaking, Alberta Hunter's "You Can't Tell the Difference After Dark" is more about skin pigmentation than anything else, although her sultry-tough contralto delivery on this record compares interestingly with that of Mae West. The weirdest incursion is by a fully loaded Marilyn Monroe (accompanied by pianist Hank Jones), singing "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy, whose voice is also heard on this cheeky compendium of songs about temptation and indulgence. ~ arwulf arwulf

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