devil got ninety thousand women, he just needs one more

i recently read peter guralnick‘s searching for robert johnson, an essay which explores the legend surrounding the mythical bluesman. it’s taken a while, but i’ve finally got my hands on the old school blues, a double sided affair which offers one disc of johnson’s music and another of tracks by his contemporaries. it’s an interesting listen, and it makes sense of many of guralnick’s words. what immediately stood out to me, however, was what must be the best song title i’ve ever come across. it really speaks for itself…

Lonnie Johnson – She’s Making Whoopee in Hell Tonight

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