The Bourbon Playlist

The Bourbonhours Playlist is a list of songs that satisfy three simple criteria. To make the list, each song:

1) is an example of the bourbon genre,
2) has not appeared on any version of the Julep Sessions drinklist previously (note that the same song can appear, just not the same version of the song),
3) is hand picked by a member of the staff, whether sober or otherwise

Without further ado, here is the list as it now stands (Nov 1, 2012).

  • Gonna Buy Me a Mule, Koko Taylor, from Old School
  • Sweet Virginia, The Rolling Stones, from Exile on Mainstreet
  • Hip Hug-Her, Booker T & The MGs, as found in The Atlantic Rythm and Blues 1947-1974
  • Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, Freddy Fender, as found on The Best of the Texas Toranados 
  • Northfield, The Alabama Sacred Harp Singing Convention, as compiled in The Appalachians
  • Black Jack Mama, Townes Van Zandt, from In the Beginning
  • Dead Drunk Blues, Sippie Walace, as compiled on Broke, Black & Blue Vol. 1: Up Country Blues
  • Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother, Jerry Jeff Walker, from Great Gonzos
  • Gene Autry’s Mission Statement, Tiny Bill Cody, from Stranger We Have No Leader
  • Frisco Blues – Bayless Blues, as compiled in Broke Black and Blue 2: Broke and Hungry Blues
  • Cornbread and Butterbeans – Carolina Chocolate Drops, from Genuine Negro Jig
  • Sometimes - Abigail Washburn, from Songs of the Travelling Daughter
  • In the Basement – Etta James, as compiled in The Chess Story 1947-1975
  • One Fast Move Or I’m Gone - Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard, from One Fast Move Or I’m Gone
  • Ballad of a Boozehound – The Weathered Pines, from The Sky Between The Buildings
  • Evening Gown – Alejandro Escoveda, as compiled in Down to the Promised Land: Five Years of Bloodshot Records
  • Why, now Baby? – Red Stick Ramblers, from My Suitcase is Always Packed
  • I Get a Kick Out Of You, Frank Sinatra, from Songs For Young Lovers
  • Dead Flowers, Townes Van Zandt, from Abnormal
  • Kentucky Waltz, Bill Monroe, from 16 Kentucky Gems
  • Lebanon Tennessee, Ron Sexsmith, from Ron Sexsmith
  • Another Song, J.J. Cale, from To Tulsa and Back
  • Pink Champagne, The Sprague Brothers, as compiled in A Collection of Drinking Songs
  • Wolverton Mountain, Southern Culture on the Skids, from Countrypolitan Favorites
  • Don’t Come Home A-Drinking (With Lovin’ On Your Mind), Loretta Lynn, as compiled in 20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection – Loretta Lynn 
  • Lovin’ The Bottle, Heather Myles, as compiled in A Collection of Drinking Songs
  • Ballad of a Lonely Man, Mike Ness, from Cheating at Solitaire
  • I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink, Merle Haggard, as compiled in Country’s Greatest Drinking Songs
  • Bad Liver and a Broken Heart, Tom Waits, from Small Change
  • Good Whiskey Blues, Peatie Wheatstraw, as compiled in Broke, Black and Blue (vol. 3)
  • West Virginia, My Home, Hazel Dickens, as compiled in Hand Picked: 25 Years of Bluegrass on Rounder Records
  • Whiskey Hollow Bound, The Breakmen, from The Breakmen
  • A Taste of Honey, Lizz Wright, from Dreaming Wide Awake
  • First There Was, Johnny Dowd and Maggie Brown, as compiled in Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus
  • Devil’s Den, James Brown, from Star Power
  • Humdinger, Old Crow Medicine Show, from Tennessee Pusher
  • Freddy Freeloader, Emily-Claire Barlow, from Happy Feet
  • Guitar Pickin’ Martyrs, Luther Wright and the Wrongs, from Guitar Pickin’ Martyr’s
  • Wasted, Laura Cantrell, from Hard Headed Woman
  • Chase the Feeling, Kris Kristofersson, from This Old Road
  • Moonlight Cocktail, Glenn Miller Orchestra, from The Essential Glenn Miller
  • Moonlight in Vermont, Willie Nelson, from Stardust
  • Smack Dab in the Middle, Ray Charles, as compiled in His Greates Hits
  • Polyester Bride, Liz Phair, from whitechocolatespaceegg
  • Darcy Farrow, Nanci Griffith, Other Voices, Too
  • Hot Corn Cold Blues, The Adcock Family, as compiled in Fonotone Records Compilation Set
  • Mule Skinner Blues, Van Morrison, as compiled in The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute
  • High and Wild, Ray Condo, from High and Wild
  • Nighttime Ramblin’ Man, Hank Williams III, from Lovesick, Broke and Driftin’
  • He Brings Out the Whiskey In Me, Amy Millan, from Honey From the Tombs
  • Sweet Corn, Fred Eaglesmith, from Tinderbox
  • Drunkard’s Blues, Kelly Hogan, as compiled in The Majesty of Bob Wills
  • Too Much, Guy Clark, from Boats to Build
  • Ooh, Las Vegas, Cowboy Junkies, as compiled in Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute To Gram Parson
  • Ghost of Stephen Foster, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, from Perennial Favorites
  • Evening at Lafittes, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, from Perennial Favorites
  • The Party’s Over, Blossom Dearie, as compiled in Verve Jazz Masters 51
  • Km 19, The Breakmen, from The Breakmen
  • Estelle, Dan Bern, from Dan Bern
  • Whiskey in My Whiskey, The Felice Brothers, from The Felice Brothers
  • You’re the Top, Ella Fitzgerald, from The Cole Porter Songbook
  • Lullaby of Birdland, Mel Torme, from The Essence of Mel Torme
  • You Go To My Head, Frank Sinatra, from Nice ‘N’ Easy
  • Drunk By Noon, The Handsome Family, from Milk and Scissors
  • Odds and Ends, Outlaw Social, from Dry Bones
  • Sunny Side of the Mountain, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, from Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  • Dooley, The Gourds, from Shinebox
  • Since The Last Time, Lyle Lovett, from Joshua Judges Ruth
  • Troubled Soul of a Louse, David P. Smith, from Hurtin’ Dance Party
  • I Smell a Rat, Patty Griffin, from Downtown Church
  • Jack & Neal/California Here I Come Medley, Tom Waits, from Foreign Affairs
  • I Can Give You Anything But Love, Sonny Stitt, as compiled in The Verve Story: 1957-1962
  • That’s What My Baby Likes, Bessie Jackson, as compiled in Broke Black and Blue
  • Thirsty Love, Ron Sexsmith, from Blue Boy
  • Drunk as Cooter Brown, Cassandra Wilson, from Belly of the Sun
  • Then Came Lo Mein, Robert Earl Keen, Picnic
  • Juiced, Billy Love, from The Chess Story 1947-1965, Disc 2
  • Polk Salad Annie, Tony Joe White, from The Best Of Tony Joe White
  • Bloodshot Eyes, The Redstick Ramblers, from My Suitcase Is Always Packed
  • Saint Olav’s Gate, Doug Sahm, from The Wounded Heart Of America
  • Recuperating, Lee Eldred, from  The Chess Story 1947-1975 Disc 13
  • Is The Blue Moon Still Shining, Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick, from Hand-Picked: 25 Years Of Bluegrass On Rounder Records [Disc 2]
  • Why Drunky,  The Blacks, from Down To Promised Land: 5 Years Of Bloodshot Records [Disc 1]
  • Train Song, Tom Waits, Frank’s Wild Years




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