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Thread #128135 Message #2865595
Posted By: Will Fly
16-Mar-10 - 06:08 PM
Thread Name: The World's First Nude Ceilidh
Subject: RE: The World's First Nude Ceilidh
The Naked Dance was done by prostitutes for the customers in the New Orleans brothels. The pianist would play and the naked girls would run up to the back of the small stage, kick the wall, turn and dance back up to the audience. Great days, eh?
The Naked Dance is very similar in melody and rhythm to Broonzy's Saturday Night Rub. Perhaps he heard it from someone of Jelly Roll's generation. More fun than a nude ceildh, I'll be bound - for the men...