Bob Dylan has revealed himself to be one cool mofo of a DJ, in addition to all the other things he does so well. On his new show with XM Radio, he does programs based around a theme. In addition to recent hours focused on mothers, cars, and weather, his most recent show was about drinking — in his own words: “The world of liquid libation, booze, sauce, hooch, white lightin’, firewater, hard stuff, pick-me-up, gin â€˜n’ juice, moonshine, canned heat.” You get the idea.
Overall, the music he selected for this show has a nice old-timey twangy feel to it: reminiscent of old wooden bars, rubbed smooth by a thousand elbows, facing rows and rows of dusty bottles. You can almost hear the jukebox in the corner.
“Ain’t Got The Money to Pay for this Drink” – George Zimmerman & The Thrills
“Wine, Wine, Wine” â€“ The Electric Flag
“Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” – Loretta Lynn
“Daddy and the Wine” – Porter Wagoner
“I Drink” – Mary Gauthier
“Sloppy Drunk” – Jimmy Rogers
“I Ain’t Drunk” – Lonnie The Cat
“It Ain’t Far to the Bar” – Johnny Tyler & His Riders of the Rio Grande
“Rum and Coca-Cola” – Andrew Sisters
“One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” – John Lee Hooker
“Bad Bad Whiskey” – Amos Milburn
“Who Will Buy the Wine” – Charlie Walker
“Buddy Stay off the Wine” – Betty Hall Jones
“Whiskey, You’re the Devil” – Clancy Bros and Tommy Makem
Plus excellent, informed, interesting, assorted commentary from Dylan (obviously) interspersed.
ZIP FILE OF DYLAN’S BROADCAST
The whole show is a fun romp – I love themes. Dylan’s show could be one of the best things I’ve heard lately. I will definitely drink to that.