Thursday, May 1, 2014

Gin & Bourbon

Gin And Bourbon
My Babe

Here's both sides of a solidly rockin' mid-1960s effort from the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia.  The top side's a booze-oriented tribute to / rip-off of The Newbeats' big 1964 hit Bread And Butter and the flip's the Little Walter standard.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Three Sixpacks, Two Arms And A Juke Box

Johnny Seay  -  Three Sixpacks, Two Arms And A Juke Box 

Most of Johnny's hits, not that there were all that many of them - but he did have a smattering of chart success stretching from the late 1950s until near the end of the 60s, were released under the name of Johnny Sea.  The pronunciation didn't change, only the spelling, when he reverted to his birth name of Seay.  In any event, this 1968 outing gets my nod for the Honky-Tonk Record Of The Week, full-up with fiddles, steel guitar and heart-wrenching lyrics about blotting out pain with the help of a little binge drinking.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Step Right In - Rose Maddox

Here are a couple of tough honky-tonk numbers Rose Maddox released in 1967.  Somehow, neither side charted, but they're well-worth checking out.

Rose Maddox  -  Step Right In  (2:25)

Rose Maddox  -  Through The Bottom Of The Glass  (2:27)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wine Me Up

Jerry Lee Lewis  -  Wine Me Up 

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Old Man's Drunk Again

Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys  -  The Old Man's Drunk Again

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Daddy's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas

Here's some indisputably bleak Yuletide "cheer" from Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen, the pride of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I'm Gonna Tie One On Tonight (MP3)

Wilburn Brothers - I'm Gonna Tie One On Tonight

Sunday, June 19, 2011

8 Weeks In A Bar Room

Ramblin' Red Bailey - Eight Weeks In A Bar Room

So here's a lightly mangled copy of Eight Weeks In A Bar Room, Ramblin' Red Bailey's woozy ode to a bout with hardcore alcoholism triggered by, what else, the departure of the woman he loved. I first heard the song, like, I assume, most of the people who know it, on the celebrated twisted country LP comp God Less America.

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Girl That Works In A Bar (MP3)

Ann Clark - A Girl That Works In A Bar (2:52)

A few days ago I posted the B-side of this record, an excellent murder tune called He'll Never Cheat No More and the Drunken Hobo was prompted to ask about the flip side. Here it is, a rather sad tale of a disillusioned booze hound and her job at one of the local watering holes.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Drinking Like A Fish

Johnny Koonse - Drinking Like A Fish (MP3)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sorrow Overtakes The Wine (MP3)

Mel Tillis - Sorrow Overtakes The Wine (2:28)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Little Old Wine Drinker Me (MP3)

Robert Mitchum - Little Old Wine Drinker Me

Having left his mid 1950s calypso career behind him, Robert Mitchum resurfaced as a recording artist with this fine 1967 country effort.