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Darren J. Ray

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Gold - Chug-A-Lug (The Beach Boys - 1962)
Poor Larry! Forever immortalised as a loser with chicks! After Mike sued Brian for his hand in writing the lyrics, Larry should’ve sued Mike for defamation. I can imagine Larry for the rest of his life meeting girls in bars and, when asked whether the Boys were singing about him, flatly denying it.

Silver - Spill the Wine (Eric Burdon and War - 1970)
Features a white guy trying to sound like he’s black and born somewhere other than Newcastle. It’s dishonest, isn’t it, t?

Bronze - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (George Thorogood and the Destroyers - 1977)
You hit play, see 8:26, and start to worry. Then “I wanna tell you a story”, and you think, oh no, here we go! And another white guy trying to sound black. Two songs for the price of one and I still want my money back.

Participant - Tennessee Whiskey (Chris Stapleton - 2015)
Yep, it’s a song. A Boring one. Sounds like ‘Misty Blue’ on valium. Quick, let’s find another bar.


Features Sophie Lee with a flute in her mouth. 

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Here's Ghost's ode to absinthe - Spirit 



On the lighter side, Jimmy Buffett with Boat Drinks




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Darren J. Ray

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Good to see our Larry posting 'Scotch and Soda' by The Kingston Trio. That's Bob Shane on the vocal. (He's the only one of the four still in the land of the living.) I grew up with that song. 

Love this one, too. Bought the LP of the same name when I first moved out of home. 





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Darren -- Since Gary Usher was one of the songwriters, I like to think that "Gary" and "pants" are what led to "Larry" with no "chance", and that Larry is the only fictional character in the song. This helps me sleep at night. (By the way, the internet mostly has "Guy's" in the lyrics as if it was a guy named "Guy" placing his order. I think it was simply the other guys getting around to orderin' fries, and they left out the "the".)

Regarding another popular beverage they probably don't serve at A&W (Tom would know):

The Ink Spots, "Java Jive", 1940



The White Stripes, "One More Cup of Coffee", 1999

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Lets drink until we fall down.  WARNING!!! That picture goes into graphic detail, so if mating horses is unsettling for you, listen but don't look.  (It's a bit of a wow, by the way.)




And a sweeter way to drown your sorrows, with 100% less horse p0*n.


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Cheers Bonnie

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Darren, it would only be dishonest if Eric claimed to be a black man. And there is no "blues" accent, IMHO.
[Wild-Turkey-101-PET] 

This one's an instrumental.
Jefferson Airplane - Wild Turkey:


Have we sunk to this level, yet?

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Bellying up to the bar...

GOLD -- Eric Burdon & War, Spill the Wine -- Always loved the funky groove, cool flute and the Latino senora. 

SILVER -- George Thorogood & Destroyers, One Scotch, One Beer -- Hoo Haa! Classic party mixer in the music mix for get-togethers by the somewhat serious version of Mojo Nixon. [cool]

BRONZE -- Chris Stapleton, Tennessee Whiskey -- The first couple of listens, I thought it might be a little long even for slow blues. Then I kinda remembered the theme and pictured myself listening to stuff like this as I kick back in a hammock or floating in a tube down a "lazy river" or shallow creek. Ahh, that's a little more like it.

PEWTER/TIN -- Beach Boys, Chug-A-Lug -- Fun little faux biographic lyrics, but couldn't quite root beer float ahead of the others. BTW Larry, A & W restaurants (at least in Canada) have a breakfast menu and do serve coffee all day along with the rootin' tootin' beer. 

Quote:
You must have been quite the cartoon and kids shows fan when you were young, 
- Tom Tobben

I could be suffering from P.P.S. -- Peter Pan Syndrome. I never quite grew up. [biggrin]

t bedford -- Speaking of sinking to that level, here another similar one. The gals in my former office and I used to joke about its pathetic message of a gal getting souced to the gills and whiney for her beau in the boudoir...or wherever else is convenient:




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Tom,

I'll have to vote before I over-consume.

Gold to Eric and War - kind of a mystical little ditty with some excellent playing inside of it. 
Tie for the Silver and Bronze to BOTH The Beach Boys and Thorogood. Always loved "Brian's still glued to the radio"  and the solos are cool in/on the bare-bones first album.  Thorogood kind of drones on and on, but his guitar chops come through.  Tie them, I say.
Leaving Tin for Tennessee Whiskey - a good sound to it but a LOT of space overused. 

Heard this new one today by a new duo, Marian Hill (some drink right away in the beginning):


Stay sober, Tom and all! 


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Here's a tamer beverage, as originally written and sung by one of the original legendary Delta Blues men, often considered one of the very best and most influential:



And, just for you, Darren, here's Eric Clapton's modern interpretation of the song, from his Unplugged album. Note that Eric's vocal style sounds a lot more like regular Eric Clapton than an imitation of Robert Johnson. For what it's worth, just like pop, rock, or country music singers, each blues vocalist has his or her own individual vocal style. For example, Billie Holliday is as different from Etta James as Charlie Patton is from Son House or Howlin' Wolf. And B.B. King, Blind Lemon Jefferson, or Muddy Waters don't sound like any of the others either.  




For what it's worth, blues legend Robert Johnson wrote and recorded four songs that were eventually selected into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's list of 500 most influential songs that shaped the rock and roll genre:

"Sweet Home Chicago" (1936)
"Cross Roads Blues" (1936)
"Hellhound on My Trail" (1937)
"Love in Vain" (1937)

Darren, Lisa, and Al, thanks for your votes and related comments. As usual, looks like a good deal of variety so far in the voting, comments, and musical preferences. That's a good thing, in my opinion.

Larry, yes, our local A&W did sell coffee year-round, but especially lots of it during the colder months of the year. Also, good call with the White Stripes' cover of Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee", since we can't show Dylan's original.

Lisa, good for you and Peter Pan! As Jimmy Buffett famously sang, "I'm growing older but not up"! Wise words.

kds, as usual, more tasty selections from a variety of music genres, including good old Jimmy Buffett. I'm waiting for someone to post a very popular party/drinking song by Toby Keith that's a hit with your younger generation. If nobody else does, I'll post it later in the week.

Darren, the week's theme wouldn't be complete without a Dean Martin entry. He worked that boozy image like a pro. Everybody Loves Somebody (hic!), indeed.

bonnie, wouldn't you know it! Drinking, horsing around, and mating, what an unusual combination! 

t, love that Wild Turkey! We toured their distillery in Kentucky a couple years ago and got to taste samples of some of their different blends. Great find with the Screamin' Jay Hawkins rarity! Loved your Jimmy Buffett selection -- we used to play that song regularly back in the day, particularly on canoe float trips with a whole gang of friends.  

bonnie, t, and Lisa, looks like the slide down the slippery slope has begun. I've got another song for sliding down that slippery slope that I'm waiting to see whether anyone else uses first, or I'll post it later in the week.  

Bottoms up!
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You can never have too many one-more-cups-of-coffee.  





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Darren J. Ray

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Larry, if that's true, I'm really disappointed. 

As a kid, I figured those people mentioned were all friends of the Boys that, as Brian said later, they completely lost touch with once they'd made it. 

I saw it as a snapshot of their pre-fame days, and Larry as a guy with a chip on his shoulder for the past 54 years. 

And if Larry was fictional, then I think you and all the other Larrys in the world should be suing Mike and Gary Usher's estate for casting aspersions on Larrys everywhere. 

Might be the only time Mike denies writing a particular lyric. 


t, I still get the feeling that's it's okay for singers to try to sound like they were born somewhere else providing they were born before you [wink] 


bonnie, now I'm just jealous. 


Thanks, Tom.
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Shouldn't have had a glass last night.  Could be an awkward situation.  That's all I'm saying.





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Let's not forget that "Larry keeps me company" in "The One You Can't Have" by the Honeys, and he's also mentioned in the fade: "Brian and Larry"...so he's not a complete loser....

Meanwhile, over on the corner, The Syndicate of Sound (their hit was "Little Girl", which charted #8) are drinking wine from a Brown Paper Bag (charted #73)!

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Tom,

I doubt this is the Toby Keith song you're speaking of, but I'm really not sure how this didn't become a hit three years ago with Jimmy Buffett released it.  Too Drunk to Karoake



Sticking with Jimmy, It's 5 o Clock Somewhere



I think this is the T Keith song you're thinking of.  Not a personal favorite.  



Back to the rock.  Here from the movie Rock Star, Blood Pollution 




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