(restaurant noises)

It's night time in the big city

A styrofoam coffee cup rolls across the street

Two sailors get out of a cab


"The world of liquid libation, booze, sauce, hooch, white lightning, fire water, hard stuff, pick me up ,gin and juice, moonshine, canned heat."

The Singers and Songs

  • George Zimmerman and the Thrills
    Ain't Got No Money to Pay for This Drink
  • Wine, Wine, Wine
  • Don't Come Home A-Drinkin
  • Daddy and the Wine
  • I Drink
  • I Drink
    "Sings in six languages, French, English, Italian. He's written over a thousand songs. I only know about half of them."
  • Sloppy Drunk
  • Lonnie The Cat
    I Ain't Drunk
  • It Ain't Far to the Bar
    "Western swing music: a mixture of country, cowboy, polka, and folk music, blended together with a jazzy swing, little bit of New Orleans jazz and blues. Got everything from a pedal steel to a bunch a saxophones."
  • What's on the Bar
  • One Mint Julep
  • Rum and Coca Cola
    "LaVerne, Maxene, and Patty"
  • John Lee Hooker
    One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
    "One of those guys that recorded under a thousand different names, John Booker being one, Johnnie Lee, The Boogie Boy, John Lee...one of those guys that always sounds better without a band...13 bars here, 11 bars there, 9 there, it doesn't matter to him. Nobody can do more with less than John Lee Hooker. A band's gotta hold on for dear life just to keep up."
  • Who Will Buy the Wine
  • Buddy Stay Off That Wine
  • Whiskey You're the Devil

The Other People and Players

  • Muddy Waters
  • Sean Connery
  • Tommy Makem
  • Roy Milton and his Solid Senders
  • Hattie Williams
  • Charlie Louvin
  • Joe Edwards
  • Roy Clark
  • Little Johnny Jenkins
  • Peewee King
  • Grandpa Jones
  • Eddie Arnold
  • Roy Acuff
  • MC Hammer
  • The Cowboy Ramblers
  • Rupert Grant (Lord Invader)
  • Maury Amsterdam
  • The Cheatin' Hearts
  • King's of Rhythm
  • Ike Turner
  • Crystal Gale
  • Sissy Spacek
  • Brownie McGhee
  • Stick McGhee
  • The Rolling Stones
    "Of course they took Irma's song "Time is on My Side" and had a little hit with THAT!" In reference to "Time is on My Side": "I've always been partial to Irma's version."

The Other Songs and Albums

  • Close All the Honky Tonks
  • Honky Tonk Season
  • Honky Tonk Women

The Guests

The Places

  • Clarksdale, MS
  • Tipperary, Ireland
  • Topeka, KS
  • Las Vegas
  • Texas
  • The Grand Ole Opry
  • Elmo's Bar
  • Boston
  • Butcher Hollow, KY
  • Kansas City

Record Labels

The Restaurants

  • The Dixie Kitchen

The Recipes

  • 1 tall glass, filled with ice

    2 fingers of Bombay rum

    1 bottle of Coca Cola

    "Shake it up well and go drink it in the sunshine!"

  • 4 mint sprigs

    2 ½ ounces of bourbon ("I prefer 3")

    1 T powdered sugar

    1 T water

    Put the mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a Collins glass. Fill with shaved or crushed ice. Top with bourbon and more ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

    "Two or three of those and anything sounds good!"