Watch Her, Whip Her / You Call Everybody Sweetheart
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Two unissued sides from New Orleans bluesman Sugarboy Crawford here, originally recorded for Checker. And what can we say about the 'Watch Her, Whip Her' except that it may just be the least-PC R&B side we've ever encountered.
Lyrically, the song is clearly a relic from a whole other era, with it's apparently humorously intended domestic violence theme difficult to really fathom in this thankfully more enlightened era. Regardless, the music and playing is first rate on both sides, with a top notch N'awlins ensemble underpinning both tracks with a clattering, down-home rumba.