Let’s raise a glass to legendary blues shouter Wynonie Harris and his classic King recordings, 1947-1954.
September 27, 2014
The Voice just kicked off its 7th season on NBC… Seems like a good excuse to talk about Wynonie Harris – a truly badass blues shouter who…
March 01, 2014
This winter refuses to end. Time to drink (and revisit this post). I’m guessing the first drinking song was written not long after the first…
August 16, 2013
Here’s a re-post from 2009 that looks back at one of America’s greatest independent labels, Cincinnati’s King Records. Its huge catalog includes seminal recordings by…
November 07, 2010
The election’s over, so it’s time to drink. Heavily. Which brings us to the second installment of our tribute to the Great American Drinking Song….
May 01, 2010
Another big, sprawling topic – more than one post can handle. And another cheap excuse to share a few of my favorite examples of the…
February 05, 2010
I’m guessing the first drinking song was written not long after the first alcoholic beverage was served. Something about draggin’ stone for the pharaoh –…
December 20, 2009
In the early 1980s, I lived in Cincinnati and edited one of those free entertainment newspapers you see blowing through the streets of big cities…