Friday, May 16, 2008

Blue Ribbon
















Ulp...sorry, you caught me taking a quick nip.

One of our biggest regrets in the Top 100 Drinking Songs list was how poorly Mr. Johnny Russell performed, particularly his seminal rendition of Mountain favorite "Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer".

"Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer" is the quintessential working-man's bar tune, a joyous shout out to camaraderie amongst those whose fingernails get a little dirty, and the aches and pains of a day's hard labor are assuaged by the popped top on a cold one, the jukebox, the ball game on tv, and the racked balls on the pool table. No pretense on this one.

It doesn't hurt that Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer is a highly favored brew here at the Mountain.

As a bonus, we've got another fine little drinking tune from Russell, "Drinking a Beer and Singing a Country Song". If you were ever curious about the connection between Country music and the consumption of tasty beverages, this should spell it out for you pretty (ever)clearly. There is no Country without a drink, and there is no drinking without a little sip of the good stuff.

Barstool Mountain approved! 200 proof!


Johnny Russell: Rednecks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer (mp3)

Johnny Russell: Drinking a Beer and Singing a Country Song (mp3)

Please support your local "Old Man" Bar.

10 comments:

dan said...

As I listen, I'm a-hoistin'!

Daniel said...

My browser or ISP does NOT like box.net links, unfortunately. I love your blog, though. I am presently drinking a large Berkshire Brewing Company 'River Ale'. Tasty stuff.

Mark P said...

I can just see Johnny Russell spending the afternoon in his local establishment, letting "Rednecks..." pretty much just write itself. I kinda always thought of this as a hokey novelty tune, but damn if he doesn't nail it.

Adamoda14 said...

Hi, can you re-post the tunes?

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