LIPSTICK, POWDER AND PAINT * JOE TURNER * ATLANTIC 1100 * USA
This song, written by Jessie Stone, from Joe Turner has all the hallmarks of a risqué number, it is cheeky enough but with only a little tweaking it could be outright bawdy. I am always entertained by the subtlety and humour in much of the song writing that came out of the R&B era when dealing with subjects that moralistic religious, academic and legislative authorities would want to demonise and prohibit.
See also: Shake, Rattle And Roll
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