Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Pass around the bottle

It's been a while since I've featured some songs of drink, and by gum, I'm in the mood for a few.

Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers - Pass Around The Bottle And We'll All Take A Drink.mp3

Washboard Sam (Robert Brown) - Bucket's Got a Hole in It.mp3

Roosevelt Sykes - Devil's Island Gin Blues.mp3

Tommy McClennan - Bottle It Up and Go.mp3


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right Ed I got to Bottle It up and Go cause my bucket got a whole in it. We will keep on
passing it around


June 08, 2006 6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Songs of drink!

My all time favorite is written by Lucille Bogan (or Leroy Carr or Jimmy Rogers [Muddy Waters' guitarist, who doesn't yodel] depending on your point of view):

I'd rather be sloppy drunk, than anything I know,
I'd rather be sloppy drunk, than anything I know,
And another half a pint, will see me go.
And I love that moonshine whiskey and I'll tell you what I do
And I love that moonshine whiskey and I'll tell you what I do
The reason is why I drink, I'm just trying to get along with you

and I still transcend the genres of the bus significantly...that the Dropkick Muphys rendition of Kiss me, I'm s***faced has much to say about the human condition as well...LOL


June 08, 2006 10:08 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Hi Bill - "Sloppy Drunk Blues" excellent choice!

I had to get a copy of the Dropkick Murphys from my son. Prefect!

June 08, 2006 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL...I just realized that I did not mention the name of the song in my post, sorry.

How about a few more from my hard disk:

Blues hangover by Slim Harpo
No More Whiskey by Big Joe Williams
Good_Liquor_Gonna_Carry_Me_Down by Bill_Broonzy
Drinkin Wine Spodeeodee by Sticks McGee (Brownie's cousin, I think), Lightnin Hopkins, and many others including Jerry Lee Lewis
Canned Heat Blues by Tommy Johnson, Rory Block and, of course, Alan Wilson and Canned Heat
Drunken Barrel House by Memphis Minnie
White Lightnin by Mississippi Fred McDowell (not to be confused with the George Jones song and while out in the country, the wonderful Lucinda Williams' Drunken Angel)
Drunken hearted man by Robert Johnson

I think I could go on for a while with this topic but I surely do like them old Sloppy drunk blues...


June 08, 2006 6:23 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Boozin' Blues!
Booze an' Blues!

A man after my own heart.
Mighty fine collection you've got there, Bill.

June 08, 2006 9:06 PM  

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