That Woman's Like a Rattlesnake
The original version was recorded by the Memphis Jug Band as "A Black Woman Is Like a Black Snake" on September 11, 1928 in Memphis, with Charlie Burse on guitar and vocal, Ben Ramey on kazoo and vocal and Will Shade on harmonica.
This was from the first session Charlie Burse played with the band, and was one of only two trio arrangements recorded by the band. The energy and richness the three musicians were able to create is remarkable, as is Burse's guitar part, with its unusual bass runs throughout, and bass slides on the chorus sections.
Burse and Ramey sing mostly in unison, but their different vocal timbres provide texture to the arrangement.
This version is available for purchase on the Golden Harvest album.