Friday, January 12, 2007

All My Friends Are Gonna Be Strangers

Good lord a-mighty! I think I've got the best readers in the world! I asked for help and all y'all came through. Keep the suggestions coming, as I'm adding every one to a big-ass old list, from which to whittle down. And it's official, the final list is going to be The 100 Greatest Drinking Songs. 50 was just too small a number. If you don't know what I'm talking about, scroll down to the previous post.

Thank you, each and every inebriated one of you, from the bottom of my pickled liver.

If you've sent me an email, please be patient, as I plan to respond to each one of you. And to those who sent me tunes, I bow in humble appreciation.

And in case you're wondering, it appears as if George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Wynonie Harris are topping the percentage of suggestions. Probably not a big surprise there. I'm also pleased with the folk who threw up (heh) some Rap and Metal/Hard Rock (whatever that is) suggestions. I had egregiously forgotten about Gin and Juice (both the Snoop and dead-on Gourds versions), for example.

One final request, and then I'll leave you alone. I'm looking for a panel of judges. I've got a couple of folks lined up already, but I'd like to have 2-3 more. It won't take too much of your time. I just want to ensure that this list is not simply a reflection of what I like, but a true(ish) consensus of what constitutes a great drinking song. If you're up for a little arguing, discussing, dissing, and a smidge of critical hoo haw, then email me why you should be on the panel. You'll get full credit as a judge, and a special gift from the Mountain for your effort. My email is Let's show those hoity toity magazines with their big important lists what us real folks can do (Sorry, I just watched an episode of My Name Is Earl). To add more fuel to your fire, I've already decided what Number 1 is going to be. Wanna prove me wrong?

Next week I'm gonna return to normal, posting about artists I think are really keen, with a post about a feller who might give my boy James Hand a run for his money.

But for now, here's a couple more tunes to whet your appetite, and help you through the long weekend.

Papa Lightfoot: Wine, Women, and Whiskey (mp3)

Laverne Ray: Drunk, That's All (mp3)

Keep those suggestions coming.


bigrockcandymountain said...

The Papa Lightfoot link is fixed. Sorry about that.

Anonymous said...

Tom Waits - Jockey Full Of Bourbon
Charlie Feathers - Bottle To The Baby
Screamin Jay Hawkins - Alligator Wine ( have to be in the top 10 man!)
The Rimshots - Santa Stole My Whiskey
A Shot Of Rythm & Blues - Arthur Alexander(Love this song,addictive even)
CV Wine Blues - Howlin Wolf
Spill The Wine - War & Eric Burdon

Anonymous said...

It looks like the Arcade Fire boy and girls have a new video "Black Wave, Bad Vibrations"

It's kinda cool. Artsy, I guess.

Mario B said...

You probably have a dozen suggestions for these too songs :

One bourbon, one scotch, one beer (Amos Milburn, John Lee Hooker, George Thorogood, etc.)

Drinkin Wine spo-dee-o-dee (Stick McGhee & his Buddies, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc.)

Zebra said...

Great idea!
I can't wait to see that list!
Always nice to have a look back at some good music!

Anonymous said...

Do they still brew 40s of Midnight Dragon?
midnight dragon malt liquor theme

Ripper said...

I already made a suggestion, but I can't believe I forgot this classic:

Tom Waits- The Piano Has Been Drinking

Anonymous said...

Here's few that I've come up with.
CC Waterback-Merle Haggard
From The Bottle To The Bottom-Kris Kristoffersen
Beer Run-Todd Snider
Snorting Whiskey (and Drinkin' Cocaine) Pat Travers
That's all for now. Be back with more.

Anonymous said...

Back with a few more.

The Whiskey Ain't workin' Anymore-Marty Stuart
Barstool Mountain-Johnny Paycheck
You're Still On My Mind (Aka An Empty Bottle and a Broken Heart)-Johnny Paycheck
Drinkin' and Drivin'- Johnny Paycheck
(Tonight) The Bottle Let Me Down- Merle Haggard
A Bar In Bakersfield-Merle Haggard
Back To The Barrooms Again-Merle Haggard
Bar Room Buddies-Merle Haggard
Beer Can Hill-Merle Haggard
Brother's Of A Bottle-Merle Haggard & George Jones
Chug-A-Lug-Rodger Miller
Drink Up And Be Somebody-Merle Haggard
I Don't Want To Sober Up Tonight-Merle Haggard

Just settlin'into a groove. Be back with more.

pradoc said...

The Power of positive drinking - Lou Reed

One scotch, one bourbon, one beer - John Lee Hooker

Two great tracks.

Anonymous said...

Be Back With More is Back With More!

If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time-Willie Nelson
Little Ol' Wine Drinker Me-Merle Haggard
Misery And Gin-Merle Haggard
Why Am I Drinkin'-Merle Haggard
Red Neck, White Socks, And Blue Ribbon Beer-Johnny Russell
Better By The Beer-Moonshine Mountain Boys
Beer For My Horses-Toby Keith
Pop-A-Top-Jim Ed Brown
Tequilla Sheila-Bobby Bare
I Like Beer-Tom T. Hall
Smokey The Bar-Hank Thompson
There Stands The Glass-Webb Pierce
Lone Star Beer And Bob Wills Music-Red Steagall
Bloody Mary Morning-Willie Nelson
Two More Bottles Of Wine-Delbert McClinton or Emmylou Harris He wrote and recorded it, she maybe the version that most are familiar with.

And I Will Be Back With More.
Keep Drinkin' in the Free World!

pradoc said...

Beck - Beercan

Hittin the bottle again - J-L Hooker

Too drunk to fuck - Nouvelle Vague (or The Dead Kennedys)

Anonymous said...

Streams of Whiskey - The Pogues

Wild Billy Childish & The Blackhands - Rum 'n Coca Cola

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Alligator Wine

The Gentle People - Mr Whiskey

The Streets - Too Much Brandy

Robert Mitchum - Coconut Water

Anonymous said...

Spirit of the West - Home for a Rest

you can check out an mp3 at:

courtney said...

Fairytale of New York,
If I Should Fall From Grace With God,
both by the Pogues.

Mute said...

Heres my choice: Crooked Fingers - "New Drink for an Old Drunk"

Anonymous said...

Losers, Boozers and Heroes - fIREHOSE

Ripper said...

So I told my wife about this project, and she insisted I submit this gem:

Ian Robb- Garnet's Homemade Beer

If you've never heard it, you must. Hilarious. I'm sorry I don't have an MP3 to offer.

Clandestine said...

"Alcoholiday" by Teenage Fanclub
"I'm At Home Gettin' Hammered while She's Out Gettin' Nailed" by Banjo & Sullivan

Johnny Moon said...

How about "Sloppy Drunk" by Jimmie Rodgers

(La)Verne Ray said...

Thanks for adding my father's song ! I haven't heard his music in years and my mother no longer has any of his records. Thanks.

I Got Loaded- Peppermint Harris
Sacred Cow Music

Anonymous said...

The Lightfoot link isn't working for me, and neither are any others. It shows up as "no shared files/folders found"