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Show 59 - Walking the Street

Show 59 - Walking the Street

If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element Prostitution was illegal almost everywhere in the United States by the blues era. But, of course it was everywhere. Most blues songs on the subject address women walking in the street trying to find a trick. There’s no sign of the brothels that are often thought to be a higher class form of prostitution. Call girls that can be reached by telephone don’t seem to turn up either. In the blues, it’s the street walking woman. Some of the songs are poignant and touching descriptions of life of the street, others are pretty funny. Let’s start with a woman who chronicled prostitution in several songs. Georgia White’s Walking the Street:Stood on the corner til my feet got soaking wetStood on the corner til my feet got soaking wetThese are the words I said to each and every man I metIf you ain't got a dollar, give me a lousy dimeIf you ain't got a dollar, give me a lousy dime I've got to beg

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