Artistic? Erotic? Nude CD covers.......

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Artistic? Erotic? Nude CD covers.......

Postby TontoBronto » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:36 am

I wanted a copy of Ellen McIlwaine's "Crawling Kingsnake" from the period when she was with Fear Itself and could only find it on a compilation called Blues Women Anthology Vol 8. It downloaded with a tasteful (IMO) nude photo as its cover.
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Some further googling reveals that all 18 volumes of Blues Women seem to have some nude female photo (of a model, not the artists) as cover artwork.
While I don't find the covers pornographic or titillating, I'm not quite sure WHY the connection was made between blues women and nudity???Image
Furthermore, I think many of the covers are of white women. I haven't really checked the artist roster to see how many are white, but the blues has a LOT of black artists.
(The collection includes artists one wouldn't normally call "blues" artists---mine had Rosemary Clooney/ Marian McPartland on it)
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Postby marybeth » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:17 am

[I'm not quite sure WHY the connection was made between blues women and nudity???]

hmmm let me guess...to sell more CDs to the largely male blues audience?
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Postby Arlene » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:15 am

marybeth wrote:[I'm not quite sure WHY the connection was made between blues women and nudity???]

hmmm let me guess...to sell more CDs to the largely male blues audience?


Well-- lots of women like blues music.... but then again, lots of women also like women....
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