Bessie Jackson (Lucille Bogan) – “Sweet Petunia” mp3

Bessie Jackson was a pseudonym for Lucille Bogan, a classic female blues artist from the ’20s and ’30s. This 1927 recording made her famous and raised a few eyebrows amongst her listening audience. Lyrical content was not as ‘randy’ as it is today and songs like this were considered to be lyrically perverse. Judge for yourself…

Bessie Jackson (Lucille Bogan) – “Sweet Petunia” mp3