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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A streaming drinking song playlist curated by experts: New Orleans musicians.

Posted By on Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 1:16 AM


While researching "Party Like A Rock Star," the piece I wrote for the Swizzle pullout in the issue of Gambit Weekly currently on the stands, I asked a few local musicians and music business types to tell me their favorite drinking song. The response was, dare I say. overwhelming. Below is a streaming playlist of 35 songs hand-selected by the folks who may know New Orleans' bars best - please enjoy responsibly. (And apologies to DJ Soul Sister: I couldn't find the cover version she preferred of the Chi-Lites' "Stoned Out Of My Mind," so I went with the original. Click "read more" for a full track list.

DJ Pasta: “Whiskey Heaven” (Fats Domino)

MC Trachiotomy: “I Can’t Hold Myself In Line” (Merle Haggard)

Mr. Quintron: “No Beer In Heaven” (John Hartford)

Miss Pussycat: “Roll Out The Barrel (Beer Barrel Polka)” (Frankie Yankovic)

Peter Holsapple, dB’s, Continental Drifters: “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love” (Swingin’ Medallions)

Luke Allen, Happy Talk Band: “Bartender’s Blues” (George Jones, written by James Taylor)

Susan Cowsill: “Drunken Angel” (Lucinda Williams)

Joe Adragna, The Junior League: “So Much Wine” (The Handsome Family)

D.C. Harbold, Clockwork Elvis: “Brother, My Cup Is Empty” (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds)

Ryan Scully, Morning 40 Federation: “Too Drunk to Fuck” (Dead Kennedys)

Jay Steigner, I, Octopus: “Boozin’ It Up” (White Colla Crimes)

Michael Patrick Welch, ‘The White Bitch’: “One Million Bottlebags” (Public Enemy)

Dave Fera, Big Blue Marble: “The Sickbed of Cuchulainn” (The Pogues)

Juan Kuffner, The Zydepunks: “Parlez-Nous A Boire” (The Balfa Brothers)

Jeremy Johnson, Good Guys: “Caipirinha” (Peeping Tom ft. Bebel Gilberto)

Dwayne Brashears, Program Director WWOZ-FM: “Tequila” (The Champs)

DJ Soul Sister: “Stoned Out Of My Mind” (The Chi-Lites)

Clint Maedgen, New Orleans Bingo! Show/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band: “Bad Liver And A Broken Heart” (Tom Waits)

Bill Davis, Dash Rip Rock: “Guilty” (Randy Newman)

Geoff Douville, Egg Yolk Jubilee: “Thunder Road” (Bruce Springsteen)

Jordan Hirsch, executive director, Sweet Home New Orleans; “I Got Loaded” (Little Bob and the Lollipops)

Craig Klein, Bonerama: “My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (I Can’t Buy No Beer)” (Hank Williams)

Matt “DJ Matty” Uhlman, Royal Pendletons: “Sick, Sober & Sorry” (Johnny Bond)

Bunny Matthews, cartoonist, man-about-town: “There Stands The Glass” (Webb Pierce)

Casey McAllister, New Orleans Bingo! Show, The Myrtles: “Two Doors Down” (Dwight Yoakam), “Empty (In Whiskey)” (The Myrtles), “If Drinking Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)” (George Jones)

Derek Houston, saxophonist (Eric Lindell, James Hunter): “The King Is Gone (And So Are You)” (George Jones)

Adam Campagna, Les Poissons Rouge: “Women Without Whiskey” (Drive By Truckers)

Bunny Matthews: “Heartaches and Hangovers” (Two Dollar Pistols version of the George Jones original)

Dr. Ike, Producer, Ponderosa Stomp: “Too Much Alcohol” (J.B. Hutto)

My choice: “Alcohol” (The Kinks)

Jeremy Davenport: “One For My Baby” (Frank Sinatra)


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