[Dixielandjazz] Re: Shave 'em dry (was Shave and a haircut........)

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Tue Sep 6 15:46:16 PDT 2005

Dear Stan,
You ask: "why isn't "Shave 'Em Dry Blues" being sung any more?"
The answer is - because it is a 'rude' party song about a very 'rude'
In fact, I doubt (apart from the original recordings by Ma Rainey,  Lucille
Bogan [particularly the Bogan!] and Papa Charlie Jackson) that anyone has
ever bothered to sing it!
Although, listmate Phil O'Rourke has been known to quote the lyrics in the
pub, from time-to-time.
The Jimmy Yancey version is a fine piano solo.
(Playing it now.)
Kind regards,



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