Air Week: November 18-24, 2019

Amos Milburn’s R&B Drinking Songs

The ol’ Rockola Juke is jumpin’. Drop a nickel in and throw a few back with the “king of R&B drinking songs,” Amos Milburn. We’ll hear all about “Bad, Bad Whiskey,” “Good, Good Whiskey,” “Vicious, Vicious Vodka” and many more of Milburn’s early ’50s rhythm and “booze” hits. Plus, Big Mama Thornton tells us how she recorded the original “Hound Dog” with Johnny Otis in 1952. This, however, was not the version that truly inspired Elvis. We’ll hear the version that did and much, much more on this edition of “ The Juke In The Back” with Matt The Cat.