Editor's note: nevermind the few skips at the beginning of this record because it's merely about the show and shock value. The problem is that it's not so shocking at all. Nonetheless, a syringe, a born-again Christian and a billboard stating that GOD ISN'T DEAD is a perfect antidote for a lazy and boring Sunday afternoon. She is truly the anti-Nietzsche though her smoked-stained voice may have been higher than the ubermensch's. Within 5 minutes she states and I mis-quote, "No woman of any age wants to be called wholesome". Haha. Well, there it is in a nutshell. Seeing as this record was released in 1952 and Gertie was 53 when she discovered that the lord wasn't dead and 68 when this record was recorded, her doping and boozing dates to the early 1900s and women in that time just weren't THAT WAY. Or were they? Who knows but this is a can't-miss record for the weirdo in all of us. Thank you Lucile Bradley for relinquishing this gem.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!