Sex and drugs and jelly roll! – Hot Ginger Radio Show #30

Our first radio show to come with a content warning. Today, Andy and Lorna present a selection of the rudest and most controversial songs from the Roaring 20s, Dirty 30s, Naughty 40s and Shifty 50s.

Every track contains coded (and sometimes not so coded) references to either sex or getting tremendously high on drugs. We’ve got double entendres, single entendres and euphemisms galore. Big ones! So send the kids outside and get a load of this…

Sex and drugs and jelly roll! – Hot Ginger Radio Show #30

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 30

TX date: 26 September 2010

Track listing:

01 – Mills Blue Rhythm Band – Reefer Man (1932)
02 – Bessie Smith – I Need a Little Sugar in my Bowl (1931)
03 – The Ink Spots – Java Jive (1940)
04 – Cats & The Fiddle – Killin’ Jive (1939)
05 – Elsie Carlisle – My Man O’ War (1930)
06 – Fats Waller – All That Meat and No Potatoes (1941)
07 – The Meltone Boys – Mary Jane
08 – Harry Roy & his Band – She Had To Go And Lose It At The Astor (1939)
09 – Harry Roy & his Bat Club Boys – My Girl’s Pussy (1931)
10 – Georgia White – Hot Nuts (Get ‘Em from the Peanut Man) (1931)
11 – Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys (v. Rosetta Howard) – You’re a Viper (1936)
12 – Louis Armstrong – Sweet Sue, Just You (1932)
13 – Elsie Carlisle – My Handy Man (1931)
14 – Julia Lee – I Didn’t Like It The First Time (1949)
15 – Roy Brown – Butcher Pete, Pt. 1 (1950)
16 – Chick Webb (v. Ella Fitzgerald) – When I Get Low I Get High (1937)
17 – Bull Moose Jackson – Big Ten Inch (1952)
18 – Connee Allen – Rocket 69 (1951)

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5 Responses to “Sex and drugs and jelly roll! – Hot Ginger Radio Show #30”


  • Comment from Danny Lamb

    I blame the grandparents!

  • Comment from Amanda

    I listened to this last nite – brilliant stuff guys x

  • Comment from Jennie

    I should be cleaning but just spent half an hour watching all the great dancing on your site! might put some jazz on and get my duster out now!

  • Comment from Dai

    I must say my good lady wife and I were apalled by your references to hot nuts and pussies. It almost put us off our Sunday morning crumpet

  • Comment from Hannah

    Hannah likes this Hot Ginger radio show….. swing goodness