A delightful little number, this one!
The legendary fats Domino: "Last night I thought I died
and went to whiskey heaven".
What a shame: ALL that wine is gone! Elderberry, cherry, loganberry, California sherry... And check out a live version of the tune from 1990, Big Jay McNeely still kicking up the dust
into his 60s.
That Scrapper Blackwell, he drinks so much whiskey til they
call him the Whiskey Man. But when he drinks his whiskey, he don't mistreat his friends. That's good to know.
Some raw electric blues here from Papa Lightfoot, singing
about his wine, women and whiskey. And you thought "www" stood for "world wide web"...
You see? He's back right away with another one! Wynonie, drinking that sherry wine!
Well, OK, then, just one more, for the road, from Wynonie
Here's a somewhat bombastic little ditty, just keeps chunking along. "Cheap old wine and whiskey, makes me high all day,
cheap old wine and whiskey, drove my gal away".
Little Esther Phillips lays it down for you in no uncertain terms, brother: "You're gonna have to choose between me and your cherry wine". Great lyrics in this one, lotsa fun. Love how the band swtches into jazz mode for the saxophone break.
Some sweet and laid back Texas blues from Black Ace. Couldn't call him overly particular, either: "Well if you ain't got whiskey please bring me ice cold wine, and if you don't bring me my woman, bring me any woman you find."
Barbecue Bob: "When I'm in my whiskey, I don't care what I say, cause me and my whiskey, we're goin' to have our way".
Wynonie sure loved to sing about booze. "I'm feeling mighty
fine, I'm high as a Georgia Pine"
Some seriously primitive, homemade rockabilly here from the Nightcaps. One of those tunes that sounds like it must've taken at least 3 to 4 minutes to write.
Nudie suit wearin' country legend Porter Wagoner was no stranger to really oddball songs, and... this is one of 'em.