You were listening to “Sweet Little You” by Belle Baker. The song can be quoted with sultry lyrics such as “I pity you, when I get you alone” and double innuendos such as “Kiss you morn, noon and night, satisfy my appetite”. With such salacious undertones, one would expect the same for the B side of the record. But contrary to thought, the B side of this record included a much more critical narrative of the women who keep such lovers. The contradiction of the a vs b side is a coin flip that followed vocalist Belle Baker her entire career. Starting in the risque world of vaudeville, Belle’s beauty made her a hit. But when her talent outgrew the small time variety shows, she upgraded to broadway. While her year long run of Betsy, Baker recorded this and other records in 1926.
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