X is for… X-rated
From the cheeky wordplay of Bullmoose Jackson’s Big Ten Inch Record and Bo Carter’s Banana In Your Fruit Basket to the less ambiguous one-track rhythm and blues of Poon-Tang by The Treniers, blues history is littered with artists whose sexual frankness on record would make a pornstar blush.
For the ultimate in blues-driven filth however we proudly present Lucille Bogan’s 1935 recording of Shave ‘Em Dry. Lucille’s dirty ditty makes 2 Live Crew sound like Boyzone.
X is also for… X marks the spot
Let 'X' represent the crossroads where Robert Johnson reportedly sold his soul to Satan in exchange for killer guitar chops. It was a fair exchange. Johnson was an incredible guitarist. His Complete Recordings collection is essential listening for any student of the blues.