Things were fine 'til they took you down, opened you up and passed you around.
When the talk turns to drinking songs, Wynonie Harris is a name that can't go unmentioned. Harris was a blues "shouter" who recorded in the 1940s and 1950s. His upbeat jump blues style (which didn't shy away from sex and booze) was an important precurssor to rock and roll. My eyes were opened up to Wynonie through coverage on Big Rock Candy Mountain (a great blog). Here are some of my favorites:
Wynonie Harris – Quiet Whiskey (buy) Wynonie Harris – Don't Take My Whiskey Away (buy) Wynonie Harris – Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well? (buy) Wynonie Harris – Drinkin' Sherry Wine (buy) Wynonie Harris – Wine Wine Sweet Wine (buy)
Enjoy your Wynonie Harris with whiskey and wine, of course.