Song: They Call Me Sister Honky Tonk

Written by Harvey Brooks, Gladys Dubois, Ben Ellison

Blonde bombshell Mae West launched her second film (I'm No Angel) with her salty delivery of They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk. Harvey Brooks, Gladys DuBois and Ben Ellison wrote the song especially for West, and this trio of writers also penned the well received title song from the movie. Cast as a carnival dancer in a sideshow act, West's raucous performance of They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk was one of her finest. I'm No Angel was shot in 1933 for Paramount and also featured superstar Cary Grant. Mae West's recording of They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk is available on several popular compilations, including Hollywood Sings: Golden Voices From The Silver Screen. The song also appears on the VHS and DVD releases of I'm No Angel.

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