viernes, 12 de septiembre de 2014

Ruth Wallis - Naughty Naughty (1972)

Mrs. Wallis was a novelty popular cabaret singer that began her career singing jazz and cabaret standards with such bands as "Isham Jones" and "Benny Goodman" on road tours for a couple of months; but gained fame in the 1940's and 1950's for her risqué, satirical songs, rife with ulterior motives that she wrote herself.
She started singing in lounges and cocktail bars, where she met her husband. Eventually it became clear that her novelty songs, which relied mostly upon ulterior motives, were the most popular. These songs discussed a number of topics that were taboo in 1950's America, such as homosexuality and infidelity. For this reason, her songs were banned from Boston radio stations. She often had difficulty securing distribution for her works, so she started her own record label, Wallis Original Recordings.
A nice and entertaining album.

1 comentario:

  1. Thanks again for this discovery...a real gem. And the lyrics are quite funny. Great!