Man, This Is Some Good S**t !!!!!!

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Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (152.163.252.68) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:03 am:

Can anyone name songs which made reference to
illegal substances and/or alcoholic beverages??

Now that shouldn't be too hard!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.252.68) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:11 am:

"WILDWOOD WEED"...MY ALL TIME FAV!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:13 am:

Puff the Magic Dragon

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:16 am:

The Devil is Dope.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (152.163.252.68) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:28 am:

Cloud Nine
Psychedelic Shack
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Bad Bad Whiskey
Wine Wine Wine
Drinkin Wine Spo Dee O Dee
Gin And Juice
Grazin In The Grass
Mary Jane
Acapulco Gold
Catch A Fire
Mellow Yellow
White Lines

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:30 am:

White Rabbit

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:31 am:

Eli - How did you know about one of my parents song "Bad Bad Whiskey." (LOL) My father used to sing that when I was a child. You have been around.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:31 am:

The Pusher Man

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.13.31) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:35 am:

Ralph....
...Hoyt Axton song, wasn't it?

One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer.

Top of pageBottom of page   By The Cool Jerk (141.154.201.153) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:36 am:

And then along comes Mary
Eight miles high
Bar room blitz

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:38 am:

No Doug, not Hoyt. I'm trying to think of the artist. 

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (205.188.209.109) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:38 am:

Freddie's Dead

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soulaholic (68.41.47.183) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:40 am:

Take a Red by Jerry Jeff Walker
Were gonna lay around the shanty all day and get stoned!

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (81.174.192.72) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:56 am:

Amphetimine Annie
by Canned Heat.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (205.188.209.109) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:59 am:

Everybody Must Get Stoned by Bob Dylan
Legal substances:
Bottle of Wine
Drinkin' Wine Spo-dee-o-dee

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soulaholic (68.41.47.183) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:00 pm:

Cross Roads by Cream

Any thing by Ceech & Chong hey hey dude!!!

Donna Donna is that you?????????????

Up in Smoke!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soulaholic (68.41.47.183) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:01 pm:

I can see for miles

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (81.174.192.72) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:03 pm:

Purple Haze
(Hendrix)
and also
Johnny Jones and the King Casuals.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (81.174.192.72) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:05 pm:

White Lines
grand Melle Mel
(OR HOWEVER HE SPELLS IT)
And the grandmaster flash(or something)
mel(the original mel)

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB (205.187.255.250) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:07 pm:

Sue - "Let's Go Get Stoned." LOL! I forget who made that song.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (152.163.252.68) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:14 pm:

Sis,
I was waiting in the wings.

SB,
It was Ray Charles

Doug,
Me thinks it was Amos Milbourn??

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (217.14.178.43) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:14 pm:

Heroin
by Lou Reed/Velvet Underground.
Cocaine
by Dillinger.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Tony Russi (68.210.9.227) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:15 pm:

I know "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" is an old blues song... so I guess its the remake that was by George Thorogood & the Delaware Destroyers.From the 80's."Pass the Dutchie"Musical Youth.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:17 pm:

ELI - LOL, that means I am older.

What about Alvin Stone? Is that illegal drug or alcohol related?

Top of pageBottom of page   By RD (65.150.228.2) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:20 pm:

Scepter Records actually released "Let's Go Get Stone" by Ronnie Milsap prior to Ray Charles more popular version; they both sound pretty much the same. Milsap's was the B-side of "Never Had It So Good." At the time everybody thought Milsap was Black, including the jocks.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB (205.187.255.250) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:22 pm:

"Lady Sings The Blues."

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (152.163.252.68) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:22 pm:

Sis,
Age aint nuthin' but a number
The booze acts as a preservative.

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.13.31) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:29 pm:

Ralph....
....you're right. I was thinking of "Snoblind Friend".

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:39 pm:

Pass the jug!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.13.31) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:42 pm:

From the non soulful side....
....and speaking of Hoyt, "The No No Song"...
and "Willin", and of course, "Don't Bogart That Joint".
And from the eerrrggghhh side, "Red Red Wine" and "Cracklin' Rose".

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:44 pm:

Doug,
RE: The Pusher Man...I keep thinking Steppinwolf but I'm just not sure.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:48 pm:

YELLOW SUBMARINE!!!...BEATLES CLASSIC
HORSE WITH NO NAME!!!...AMERICA ( ALLEGEDLY ABOUT HEROIN...BUT THATS BEEN DEBATED)!!!...

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.13.31) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:48 pm:

Ralph....
....you got the group right. "Snowblind Friend" was also recorded by them. Ringo did "The No No Song"....

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 12:51 pm:

Thanks Doug.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (152.163.252.68) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 01:00 pm:

Curtis Mayfield had a Pusher man song on the Superfly sdtrk.

Top of pageBottom of page   By the count (69.14.113.157) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 01:10 pm:

one bourbon,one scotch,one beer,J.L. Hooker
I'am yo mama,I'am yo daddy,I'am that ----- in the alley,I'am your pusher man,CURTIS MAYFIELD.
Cokecain blues,-MUTZIE
(hey I would of takin the reds man)

"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By Larry (68.164.130.87) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 01:36 pm:

Dr. Robert - The Beatles

Top of pageBottom of page   By Larry (68.164.130.87) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 02:11 pm:

Who Put The Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine - Slim Gaillard '40's

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME9 (217.14.178.73) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 02:20 pm:

Right on Larry
dont know how that slipped by me
I was only listening to it yesterday.
mel

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.13.31) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 03:12 pm:

Stu...
....same debate about "Along Comes Mary" by the Association.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 03:25 pm:

YEAH DOUG!!!...AND NOT JUST DRUGS!!!...MANY MANY SONGS CONTAIN HIDDEN MESSAGES...AT LEAST ACCORDING TO SOME!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 03:27 pm:

DIDN'T JAMES BROWN DO A SONG TITLED "KING HEROIN" OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT???...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (81.174.192.43) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 03:31 pm:

Yes Stu
around the very early 1970's I think.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By ErikT.O. (64.228.108.145) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 03:37 pm:

Hi Mel, I think 'caine's a nasty drug but that Dillinger song is one of my fave, say top 50 reggae songs! I'd drop some more but reggae is so full of drug references I won't be able to stop... I also want to add "The Pusher" by Hoyt Axton & covered more famously by Steppenwolf (who do other dope song covers like "Snowblind Friend") is a different song from "Pusherman" by Curtis Mayfield which Ice T revived in the early 90's... "Pusherman" is also a reggae song & album title, put out by the Pioneers in the 70's... here're are some more drug songs...
King Heroin by James Brown offa 'There It Is' from 1972, Dead Flowers, Moonlight Mile, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, all by the Stones (I'm likely forgetting a lot, but studiously avoiding 'Brown Sugar' & 'Jumping Jack Flash' which lots of folks take to be drug songs)...
Loose Booty, Super Stupid, by Funkadelic & later ones by Parliament pertaining to 'Sir Nose'...
'Now You're Gone' by Curtis Mayfield, dunno if his 'Underground' qualifies...
'Wine Wenches & Wheels'by northern soul legends the Meatmen (kidding about the soul of the Meatmen!!)
'Fat Man In The Bathtub' by Lowell George & Little Feat...
Kookl & The Gang and Lightnin' Rod's "Hustlers' Convention" lp has a few moments with out drug references...
finally, not really a drug song but I have a cd of Les McCann introducing a song for people who do acid & starting 'Going Out Of My Head'...
Just another tip of this iceberg of a topic...

Top of pageBottom of page   By The Disciple (171.75.81.45) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 03:43 pm:

A family oriented thread hah?On Sunday too,beautiful.

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (81.174.192.43) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 03:44 pm:

Erik
yeah man
I Know exactly what your saying regards the reggae stuff.
Some great tracks though.
Although not my forte I Just love the
Funkadelic stuff,man that mothership had some real doozy parties going on there.
Gotta say that the Curtis album of Superfly with pusherman,freddies dead etc goes down as one of my all time faves.
great stuff Erik.
mel.
ps your right regards all the reggae stuff
we would be here for hours man.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Funkyone D J Dollar BILL (216.221.81.96) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 05:45 pm:

Rasputin's Stash-Hit It & Pass It
Curtis Mayfield-Stone Cold Junkie

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 05:49 pm:

JOSE CUREVO...(COUNTRY SONG)
SCOTCH & SODA...(KINGSTON TRIO)
THE POWER OF POSITIVE DRINKING...(COUNTRY SONG...REALLY)
MARGURITAVILLE...(JIMMY BUFFET)
ALL MY ROWDY FRIENDS HAVE SETTELED DOWN...(HANK W JR...ABOUT HIS PALS GETTING F*&*# UP)
ONE FOR MY BABY & ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD...(OL BLUE EYES)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Des (81.152.235.236) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 06:11 pm:

Whiskey in The Jar - Thin Lizzy
Tequila Sunrise - Eagles
Cocaine - J.J.Cale
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
Sex and Drugs and Rock n Roll - Ian Dury
Love is the Drug - Roxy Music
Cold Turkey & No.9 Dream - John Lennon
Winelight - Grover Washington Jr.
A Case of You - Joni Mitchell
Rifles and Rum - Rupert Holmes
Acapulco Gold - Roy Harper
Brandy - O'Jays (I know....)

Some original Titles or Group Names that were voted down :
Nutbushmills City Limits - Ike&Tina
James Brown and the J & B's
Bacardi Breezin' - George Benson
Beam Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Blue Nun Day - New Order
Gordons & Tonic - Barenaked Ladies
Oh,vodka night - 4 Seasons.........

Sorry

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (64.12.97.7) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 06:13 pm:

Red necks, White Boys and Blue Ribbon Beer(Country)
Crying In My Beer (Country)
You're My Heroin... Beatles
Strawberry Fields Forever...Beatles
Pina Colada Song Rupert Holmes
Holly...Smokey Robinson
I want A New Drug..Huey Lewis
Puff Puff And You're Gone..Broadway Express

Top of pageBottom of page   By Des (81.152.235.236) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 06:16 pm:

Eli/I went for the obscure album track from Rupert Holmes....spooky coincidence though,on such a lesser known (chartwise) artist....

Top of pageBottom of page   By LTLFTC (12.210.76.205) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 08:10 pm:

Shotgun and Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

Steve K

Top of pageBottom of page   By Mark Speck (198.211.138.52) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 10:51 pm:

"Codeine"--think it was by the Charlatans (San Francisco cult heroes)
"Can I Get a Hit"--Cypress Hill
"Dr. Greenthumb"--Cypress Hill (actually, are there any Cypress Hill songs that AREN'T about smoking/growing pot?)
"Beer Thirty"--Brooks & Dunn

"Jose Cuervo" was by Shelly West (daughter of the late Dottie West)
"Power of Positive Drinking" was by Mickey Gilley
"Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer" was by the late Johnny Russell

Best,

Mark

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.109) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:18 pm:

THANKS FOR THE ARTIST I.D.'S MARK!!!...I WAS WORKING FOR A COUNTRY RADIO STATION WHEN THE SHELLY WEST SONG CAME OUT...AND IT WAS COOL...AND SHELLY WAS HOT!!!...PLUS...I FORGOT SHE WAS DOTTIE WEST'S DAUGHTER!!!...AND MICKEY GILLEY...A TEXAS HOSS IN HIS OWN RIGHT!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa (66.73.8.192) on Sunday, August 03, 2003 - 11:26 pm:

If U wanna Ride The White Horse~???
Angel Dust~Jimmy Hendrix
MAry Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip~Fugi???
Cloud 9~Temps
New Drug~Huey Lewis & The News
I Get High~(song from 'Sparkle')

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.13.31) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 09:47 am:

"Codine"--Buffy St. Marie

Top of pageBottom of page   By LTLFTC (12.210.76.205) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 09:52 am:

Des;
"Oh Vodka Night" ?? hehehe I just caught that......

Steve K

Top of pageBottom of page   By Uptight (24.55.6.144) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 10:13 am:

I Get High On Your Memory - Freda Payne
Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky) - Marvin Gaye
Mary Jane - Rick James

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome (170.118.157.134) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 10:49 am:

Angel Dust-Gil Scott Herron

Going Down Slowly
Drinking Again

Both by Aretha Franklin

Handsome

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.13.31) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 10:57 am:

Handsome....
....same "Drinkin' Again" as Bette Midler?

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 11:09 am:

Cocaine - Eric Clapton
The Pusher - Steppenwolf
Stoned Out Of My Mind - Chi-Lites (stoned on love, of course :)...)
I Want To Take You Higher - Sly & The Family Stone
Red Red Wine - Neil Diamond (later UB40)
Cracklin' Rose - Neil Diamond
Gimmie A Pigfoot & A Bottle Of Beer - Billie Holiday
Wine & Women - Bee Gees (early recording from their Festival Records years 1963-67)
No Wine, No Women (forgot who recorded it but it was released on Okeh Records in the 1940s)

Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By Galactus (207.144.253.114) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 11:12 am:

Sweet Blindness - Fifth Dimension
All Day Music - War (well....it FEELS high, anyway)
Kaya - Bob Marley
King Heroin - James Brown

Top of pageBottom of page   By Uptight (24.55.6.144) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 12:01 pm:

Pass the Joint - Rick James
Slippin' Into Darkness - War

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome (170.118.157.134) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 12:52 pm:

Hey douglasm!

It could be the same song, though I haven't heard Bette's version.

Handsome

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.13.31) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 01:03 pm:

Handsome.....
Bette could carry a torch like no other in her early days.
My "Drinking Again" is an old Doris Dauber/Johnny Mercer song.
"Drinking again
Thinking of when you loved me
Trying to get home
With nothing but a memory.....

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 01:03 pm:

Hey Medusa!
Fugi (a/k/a Ellington Jordan) did indeed record "Mary, Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip". How did you hear of this record? The label I worked for reissued it on vinyl and will be releasing a Fuji CD in the future.
Kevin Goins - KevGo

PS - He also wrote "I'd Rather Be A Blind Man" which was retitled "I'd Rather Go Blind" and became a hit for Etta James.

Top of pageBottom of page   By the count (69.14.113.157) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 01:21 pm:

HASH POTATOES YEA(Joey Dee)
"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By LTLFTC (12.210.76.205) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 02:13 pm:

Hey Kev;
Let's hear some details on that Fugi cd!! I've been wearing out 'Revelations' and "Mary..." for about 30 years now. Is the whole cd up to these standards? Does "Black Merda" back him throughout? I'll be on this , for sure...

Steve K

Top of pageBottom of page   By Stephanie (64.63.221.126) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 04:23 pm:

When I would hear Donavan sing
Wear Your Love Like Heaven...I used to think he was saying in the chorus..
"Kiss me once more fill me song
"Allah kiss me once more
"Dramamine, Dramamine....LOL Isnt that a drug?
Stephanie

Top of pageBottom of page   By motownboy (67.124.68.243) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 04:34 pm:

BTW, "Let's Go Get Stoned" was written by Nick Ashford, Val Simpson and Joshie Jo Armstead......(!)

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 04:40 pm:

Steve:
The CD will contain two unreleased Fugi tracks along with the songs you mentioned as well as an interview with Fugi himself.

The LP was reissued on the Funky Delicacies label (one of the many label divisions owned by the company I work for)and can be ordered on line (www.tuffcity.com).

As soon as I have more info I will let you know.

Thanks for asking,
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By LTLFTC (12.210.76.205) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 05:03 pm:

Kev;
Thanks for the info ; I'm looking forward to that.

SteveK

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa (66.73.5.78) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 09:05 pm:

Hey Kev,
We used 2 go 2 a club N Hamtramck called the Composit Hall (and a lot of other Clubs & Halls) and dance 'til we couldn't stand up. A friend of ours used 2 have a little group, and they used 2 back up a lot of local groups. I remember meeting the Chilites backstage..but we used 2 clown on Fujis' record 'Mary don't take me on no bad trip, sky's 'bout 2 fall girl, only you can make it lift'...I bet SisDetroit remembers LOL!
Kevin, how old do U think I am???
I'm old enough 4 your Mother my Dear. (smile).

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 09:33 pm:

Add;
Drinking Again by the Queen Dinah Washington

Whiskey River-Willie Nelson

I'll Always Love My Mama (talking about drinking wine)-The Intruders.

This Is Your Life (talking about drinking wine)-Billy Paul.

Days Of Wine & Roses-Jack Jones

One For The Road(Set Em Up Joe)-Frank Sinatra

This Is My Beloved (Bartender set up another round)-Arthur Prysock.

The Drunkard-Willie Wah-Wah ( a calypso tune from the Carib.)

You Go To My Head(like the bubbles in a glass of Champagne)-Etta James & a million jazz singers of standards.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim G (205.188.209.109) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 09:53 pm:

From my understanding, "You Go To My Head" was the theme song of oral eroticists.

Top of pageBottom of page   By motownboy (67.124.68.243) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 11:33 pm:

Pass the Dutchie - Musical Youth

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.109) on Monday, August 04, 2003 - 11:55 pm:

THE BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN COLE PORTER SONG..."I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU"!!!...IN THE ORIGINAL...BEFORE SINATRA CUT THE TUNE...A LINE IN THE LYRIC WENT..."I GET NO KICK FROM COCAINE...MERE ALCOHOL DOESN'T THRILL ME AT ALL"!!!...DUE TO ALL THE CONTRIVERSEY IN THE 50'S OVER THAT LYRIC...THAT LINE WAS CHANGED TO..."I GET NO KICK IN A PLANE...MERE ALCOHOL...ETC...ETC...ETC"!!!...THE SOCIAL MORES AT THE TIME INFLUENCED A SORT OF CENSORSHIP OF THE ORIGINAL LYRIC...PLUS...THAT COLE MUST HAVE BEEN ONE HELL OF A GUY!!!...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By Des (81.152.238.56) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 08:50 am:

Hey STU - The lyric change was to "....I get no kick from Champagne.Mere alcohol doesn't move me at all etc ..."
Having started this small point,I realise the line "mere alcohol doesn't move/thrill me at all"
wouldn't make sense after "I get no kick from Cocaine".....
Does anybody know how the original couplet actually concluded after ..."Cocaine...."?
Des

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.109) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 10:03 am:

DES!!!...RIGHT ON THE CHAMPAGNE!!!...DA PLANE IS IN ANOTHER PART OF THE SONG!!!...I THINK THE COKE AND THE HOOTCH ARE BOTH MENTIONED THERE...IN THAT THE CONCEPT WAS HE LIKED THE CHICK BETTER THEN ALL THOSE SUBSTANCES...BUT I'LL CHECK IT OUT!!!...
ANOTHER SINATRA SONG THAT GOT PEOPLE INTO TROUBLE WAS WATCHING A RECENT INTERVIEW WITH FORMER PRESIDENT FORD...WHERE HE TOLD OF ASKING THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND TO DANCE AT A STATE FUNCTION...AND THE BAND PROMPTLY BROKE INTO..."LADY IS A TRAMP"!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By Des (217.42.9.44) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 07:22 pm:

STU/You had time to find out about that original lyric on "I get a kick out of you"?
I'm intrigued,now --- I'm sure in my distant past,I've heard the answer to this myself,but I can't recall the detail......
Maybe I can come up with options :
"I get no kick from Cocaine. Mere Colombian Marching Powder doesn't thrill me at all" - sounds catchy,huh?

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 07:32 pm:

YEAH DES...NOW...IF YOU CAN JUST GET IT TO RHYME!!!...HOW ABOUT!!!..."I GET NO KICK OUT OF CRACK!!!...DESPITE THE FACT...THAT YOU'VE GOT QUITE A RACK"!!!...STU(PAUL SIMON GOT NUTTIN ON ME)BASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 07:37 pm:

Stu,
I think you're showing promise as a rapper now.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 08:01 pm:

I GUESS I CAN ORDER THAT NEW "HUMMER" NOW RALPH!!!..STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 08:01 pm:

PLEASE NOTE THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT THE "SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE"!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 08:14 pm:

I was about to say....

Top of pageBottom of page   By DetroitDar (198.81.26.170) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 08:18 pm:

I Get A Kick Out Of You

My story is much too sad to be told
But practically everything leaves me totally cold
The only exception I know is the case
When I'm out on a quiet spree, fighting vainly
the old ennui
Then I suddenly turn and see
Your fabulous face.

Chorus:
I get a kick every time I see you standing there before me
I get a kick though it's clear to see, you obviously do not adore me.

Frank starts here...
I get no kick from champagne
Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all
So tell me why should it be true
That I get a kick out of you

skips this verse...
Some like the perfume from Spain
I'm sure that if I took even one sniff
It would bore me terrifically too
But I get a kick out of you

Frank...
(Some like the bop-type refrain)
(I'm sure that if, I heard even one riff)
(It would bore me terrifically too)
(But I get a kick out of you)

Original...
(Some they may go for cocaine)
(I'm sure that if, I took even one sniff)
(It would bore me terrifically too)
(But I get a kick out of you)

I get no kick in a plane
Flying too high with some gal in the sky
Is my idea of nothing to do
But I get a kick out of you.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 08:20 pm:

I'M REALLY IMPRESSED DAR!!!...BUT DO YOU FEEL THAT *MY* LYRIC LINE HAS ANY PLACE IN COLE PORTERS COMPOSITION???...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By DetroitDar (198.81.26.170) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 08:23 pm:

I don't know Stu...I'm still recovering from the hummer line!

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 08:26 pm:

IN WHAT REGARD DAR???...MY CRASS CONSUMPTIONISM...OR MY ALLEGED DIRTY MIND???...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By DetroitDar (198.81.26.170) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 08:27 pm:

Always...the dirty mind!!! LOL

Top of pageBottom of page   By Des (217.42.9.44) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 08:42 pm:

DetroitDar/Thanks for putting me out of my misery.I had,indeed,seen(maybe even heard someone else sing the original lyrics way back whenever) but I'd never have gotten there without help.
Now,you guys - pls stop posting interesting stuff,I've really really got to go to bed.
G'night

Top of pageBottom of page   By DetroitDar (198.81.26.170) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 08:44 pm:

You're welcome Des...It was just one of those random things I actually knew!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Des (217.42.15.145) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 07:47 pm:

Hey DetroitDar/
Talk of Francis Albert spurred me to place the cd issued a coupla years ago of Frank in Australia 'live' with a Red Norvo combo (58/59 - I left the damned box in the car and I can't be bothered to get it now) - anyway,interestingly Frank does,indeed,sing the verse 'Some like the perfume from Spain....'then all the verses u listed(with exception of the cocaine one,of course) - don't know if this differs from his studio recording(s) -- again,I can't access my vinyl to check the few versions I have.....
Thought u may be interested.
Des

Top of pageBottom of page   By Pogo (66.129.43.61) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 10:24 pm:

Some "Oldies":
Drinkin Wine - Medallions
Red, Red, Wine - Milt Bickner
Beer Tavern Girl - Jimmy McCracklin
All That Wine Is Gone - The Echoes
Champagne - Effie Smith

Pogo

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.109) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 11:14 pm:

"ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH"...JOHN DENVER (ALTHOUGH JOHN DENVER IS THE ONE GUY I'D BELIEVE *WASN'T* THINKING ABOUT GETTING HIGH WHEN HE WROTE THAT SONG WITH THAT TITLE)...
"ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE"...

Top of pageBottom of page   By Wonder B (193.252.209.66) on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 02:52 am:

Y'all forgot the biggest drug of 'em all...

I LOVE ROCKY ROAD by Weird Al Yankowicz...

That one's LETHAL! LOL

Wonder B

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 11:51 am:

Yo Wonder B:
I think Al was referring to ice cream, dude...
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By ErikT.O. (64.228.108.28) on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 04:35 pm:

'Too Much Seconal' Johnny Winter
'Bop Pills' I forget whose version The Cramps copied
Drug Train- As above (pre-Cramps)
Seeds & Stems- Ye olde countrie song I have on a tape, wish I knew who, reminding me of Hank Williams II's "Pot Smoking Country Boy" or something to that effect played to me by a country music fan ages ago...
"Searchin" by Los Colchinos from 'Up In Smoke'
and I saw a retitled song mentioned, here's another- "Candy & A Current Bun" by Pink Floyd was originally called "Let's Roll Another One" (Barrett era, natch!)...
"Hand Of Doom" by Black Sabbath...

Top of pageBottom of page   By mc5rules (148.61.97.30) on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 04:38 pm:

"Seeds and Stems?" Why, that's the classic cut written by Bill Kirchen and performed by Ann Arbor's own Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Erik (64.228.108.28) on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 04:53 pm:

Hey, thanks!!!
Gin House Blues- I know this as an Animals song but I'm sure it's a cover...

Top of pageBottom of page   By LeVan45789 (166.107.77.44) on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 05:17 pm:

Here is one The Return of The Space Cowboy
by Jamiroquai.

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (81.174.192.22) on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 09:01 pm:

Sam Dees
Miss Heroin.

Eek A Mouse
Ganja Smuggling.

regards
mel(andthensome)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim G (152.163.252.68) on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 09:52 pm:

"The Stuff Is Here And It's Mellow" Trixie Smith
"The Gin House Blues" Bessie Smith
"The Reefer Song" Stuff Smith
"Jerry The Junker" Willie Lewis
"Minnie The Moocher" Caball "Cab" Calloway
"Gimme A pigfoot" Bessie Smith
"Light Up" Buster Bailey

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome (170.118.157.133) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 05:40 pm:

Too High-Stevie Wonder

Handsome

Top of pageBottom of page   By Reese (12.15.169.254) on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 01:03 pm:

Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown's first duet album also contained a version of LET'S GO GET STONED. And knowing Scepter, I wouldn't be surprised if the backup track was the same as Ronnie Milsap's version.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Keith (168.159.190.36) on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 04:05 pm:

"Sweet Mary"- Wadsworth Mansion
Reached #7 in 1971 on Sussex

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.13.31) on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 08:51 pm:

Java Jive?
Wait, it isn't illegal yet, just damned expensive at Starbucks.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 09:02 pm:

EVERYTHING IS TOO DAMN EXPENSIVE AT STARBUCKS DOUG!!!...HEY...REMEMBER JO JO STARBUCK (TERRY BRADSHAW'S EX)...IS *SHE* THE COFFEE BARONESS???...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B (138.238.41.128) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 11:24 am:

IF YOU LISTEN TO IT[IN THE MORNING,THE MARVELOWS]TALKS ABOUT A WOMAN WHO HAD BEEN ON A DRINKING SPREE.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.154.6) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 03:58 pm:

Wildflower-New Birth/O'Jays
King Herion-James Brown

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.154.6) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 04:03 pm:

Oops see I was beaten to King H. & a bunch of others from back in the day, so perhaps add
Superfreak-Rick James (she likes incense, wine, and candles) but don't we all! HA-HA-HA-!!!!!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (81.174.193.208) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 04:44 pm:

For Good old Drinking Songs
how about
'Hangover Blues'by Una Mae Carlisle.
'Booze and Blues' by Ma Rainey.
'Gin House Blues' by Bessie(the empress)Smith.
'I got Loaded' by Peppermint Harris.
'Rukus Juice and Chittlin' by The Memphis Jug Band
'If the river was whiskey' by Charlie Poole.
'Jug Rag' by The Blue Ridge Ramblers'.
'Prohibition Blues'by Clayton McMichen.
'Dirty hangover blues' by W.Lee O'Daniel and his Hillbilly Boys.(yeeeeee-haw)
'Drunk and Nutty blues' by The Allen Brothers.

Heres a piece about the great harp man
Walter Horton
(taken from an edition of the british collection called Blues Collection,number 69 in the early 1980's)
Walter Horton was just one of many blues musicians to be taken by drink.
A situation closely linked to the 18th Amendment of 1920,which made the sale of alcohol illegal in the U.S.A.

Far from curbing consumption it merely strengthened the close association between blues and booze.
In urban speakeasies and rural houses,bootleg liquor was consumed in huge quantities and production continued long after Prohibition was repealed in the 1930's.

So much for the 18th amendment of 1920 then.
Could never get my head around the prohibition rules personally.

Anyway
cheers,chin-chin and Raise those steins
Mel(hic')

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.127.100) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 05:36 pm:

Mel,

FYI, Bessie Smith, Tammi Terrell, Bill Doggett and my late wife are all interred at the same cemetary.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.154.6) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 10:41 pm:

Mel-o-dee;
Your diggin'deep with Una Mae Carlyle!
S.S.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Charmedes (142.165.249.129) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 11:37 pm:

Then there's the natural high: "Let it all hang out." The group may have been called "The Hombres."

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (81.174.192.28) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 11:45 pm:

Bobby
I have lost 5 family relatives etc the same way.
It wasnt meant as a derogatory remark
just my way of dealing with certain things.

I apologise for any grief I may of caused
regards
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.127.100) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 11:56 pm:

What grief?? What derogatory remark??%^&*()
You didnt say anything wrong mate!!!

Where it be at??


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