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Wayne’s Music 24/25 May 2014.  Songs associated with beverages.

‘A Rum Tale’        For those who have been “hurt” in a relationship, Procol Harum give us a Rum Tale.

‘Strange Brew’                Cream … this is based on a blues song Cream used to play called "Lawdy Mama."

‘A Dozen Roses And A Six-Pack’      Cole Swindell from his debut album, released this

‘Tequila Sunrise’             The Eagles …

‘Beer’                             Lee Brice with a “guy” song, about “beer”. 

‘Water With The Wine’            Joan Armatrading from her self titled third album in 1976 …

‘Two Pints Of Lager And A packet Of Crisps’  Splodgenessabounds – the British Punk band fronted by Max Splodge! 

‘A Glass Of Champagne’                   here’s the song that established the band Sailor Internationally, written by frontman George Kajanus. 

‘Drinkin Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee’          Jerry Lee lewis with a number that’s Fairly tame by today's standards, this was a particularly raucous song when Sticks McGhee recorded it in 1949.

‘Coffee Homegrown’                Kate Bush sings about coffee laced with poison on her second album Lionheart in 1978. 

‘Escape (The Pina Colada Song) ‘      Rupert Holmes has written several Broadway plays, including Say Goodnight, Gracie and The Mystery Of Edwin Drood.

‘Beer For My Horses’              Toby Keith with Willie Nelson sing the title song from the 2008 Movie …..

‘Bottle Of Wine’                       The Fireballs. 

‘Sunday Morning Comin Down’                   Johnny Cash – one of the biggest morning after the night before songs from Kris Kristofferson sung by his Highwaymen stable mate

Wayne’s Music Sunday 25 May 2014.  Songs with references to Beverages.  PART ONE

‘Two Beds And A Coffee Machine’             Savage Garden, the Australian duo from Queensland – Darren hayes and Daniel Jones released this song in 1999.

‘Champagne Charlie’                Edward Woodward with a song that came to light in 1862 when it was sponsored by The Champagne Companies

‘One Mint Julep’             Ray Charles with a song about a Mint Julep, a drink made with bourbon, sugar, and cracked ice. Served with a sprig of mint, 

‘The Coffee Song’                             Osibisa with the song Sinatra did first way back in 1946

‘Gimme That Wine’                  Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross – probably one of the best jazz vocal groups around in the 50s …

‘Streams Of Whiskey’     The Pogues with an infectious cocktail of politics, accordions and Guiness. 


‘Pink Champagne’          from one of my favourite singers/writers these days, Caitlin Rose from her “The Stand In” album released last year.

‘Alabama Song (Whiskey bar)’           The Doors with a cover of a German opera song written in 1929 by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht.

‘Sally MacLennane’                  The Pogues …with a song inspired by the legendary early 1980s drinking sessions that Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan would take part in with his friends around the bars at Euston railway station. 

‘A Nice Cup Of Tea’                was written for the revue Home & Beauty, which debuted in 1937, the Coronation Year of George VI. It was performed by Binnie Hale in what might be termed a common accent with a full orchestra.

‘Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology’      Jack Johnson with the song he based on Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World.

‘Black Coffee In bed’               Squeeze – from the album “Sweets From A Stranger” …

‘No Milk Today’             Herman’s Hermits with their first single to employ an orchestra.  Lead singer Peter Noone has said that he thinks this is The Hermits best song –

‘Last Night Beer Fear’              Lucy Spraggan from her album Top Room At The Zoo …

‘Coffee Cantata’               Bach  The Coffee and Peasant Cantata 

‘Champagne High’          the band that is named after a good-hearted Catholic sister Sister hazel …from the album Fortress released in 2000.

‘Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk’                   Rufus Wainwright with his song about cravings – chocolate milk, jelly beans, candy … harder drugs.  After all addiction and recovery are major themes of his work. 

‘Have Some Madeira M’Dear’            Flanders and Swann with the all time favourite –

‘Lilac Wine’          Jeff Buckley with the old 1950s song about taking solace in wine after the heartache of losing a lover.