Monday, March 16, 2009

A Drinking Song

Paul at Setting The Woods On Fire is posting a great series about drinking songs, and the guys at the great collective blog Star Maker Machine have followed.

So today I'll add my modest contribution to this great project by posting a song about alcohol that moves me. It's by New Orleans piano player Little Brother Montgomery and was recorded in 1966 in... East Berlin during the American Folk Blues Festival. I love this song and its old-fashioned vocal style and piano playing.

Little Brother Montgomery - I Keep On Drinking (buy) (1966)

Among other booze songs that I enjoy, I have to mention "Gambling Barroom Blues" by Jimmie Rodgers, that I posted last week. Check it out here.

And last but not least "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" that you can hear here.

Feel free to tell me (or Paul on his site) about your favorite drinking songs.


Elizabeth said...

'What Good Can Drinkin Do' Janis Joplin.

Emotional, soulful, and highly ironic.

Nicolas L said...

Oh yes, I hadn't heard it for ages...
That must be a autoharp she's playing
She's 18 and she has already a great blues knowledge (by the way she sings)
great song indeed

Paul said...

Nicolas - Cool song. Thanks for the link over. The River's Invitation is looking great!

Anonymous said...

superbe chanson , merci pour partager :-)

Nicolas L said...

muchas gracias, laura