Friday, 18 December 2009

‘Tis (still) the season to be drinking . . .

. . . so here’s another drinking song.  In fact, here’s two: one up, one down.
First, Spike Jones’ ‘Cocktail For Two’ celebrating the end of Prohibition—it’s frankly bizarre.

And maybe less festive, but probably more potent, is Tommy Johnson’s classic  delta blues ‘Canned Heat Blues’—bewailing the cheap “alcohol substitutes” people resorted to during Prohibition, once safer drinking alternatives were banned. “Canned Heat,” by the way, was a popular cooking fuel of the time . . .

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