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 Post subject: Records about Prohibition
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:30 pm 
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I’m interested in collecting records about then current topics like WWI propaganda songs and such. With the 100th anniversary coming up of its passing, recently I’ve been interested in records about prohibition. Either it be songs or vaudeville sketches.

So far I have:

Sahara (We'll Soon Be Dry Like You) - Esther Walker

How Are You Goin' To Wet Your Whistle (When The Whole World Goes Dry) - Billy Murray

Cohen On Prohibition - David Kline

The Moon Shines On The Moonshine &
Everybody Wants A Key To My Cellar - Bert Williams

You Can't Get That Stuff No More - Tampa Red


What are some other records out there dealing with the passing of the 18th amendment? Pro or against?

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Records about Prohibition
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I'll see you in C-U-B-A by Billy Murray is another I'm fond of

I've got Simon The Bootlegger by Flotsam and Jetsam which is related to prohibition too


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 Post subject: Re: Records about Prohibition
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One I'm fond of. Revenue men or revenue officers were terms for prohibition enforcers who busted moonshine operations, etc.


(Double-click the video above or click this link to go to the video on YouTube.)



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 Post subject: Re: Records about Prohibition
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One of my favorites is Blue Amberol 3961 - "It's the Smart Little Feller" by Maurice Burkhart.

You can listen to a copy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaPJ71zQZiQ

(Not my video.)


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 Post subject: Re: Records about Prohibition
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:15 pm 
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Alcoholic Blues, frequently paired with I'm Going to Settle Down Outside of London Town


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 Post subject: Re: Records about Prohibition
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I forget who was responsible, but "Every Day Will Be Sunday When the Town Goes Dry."

Not a song, exactly, but in one of the "Two Black Crows" series one of them plays the kazoo, and the other asks for "The war song, 'Over There.'" The kazoo player instead plays "How Dry I Am," whereupon the other guy says "No, that's over *here*, and I'm moving to Canada immediately!"


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 Post subject: Re: Records about Prohibition
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"Hello Montreal!" by Ted Lewis.

Like Alex, I also have "Simon the Bootlegger" by Flotsam & Jetsam, a comic skit on the Victorian ballad "Simon the Cellarer".


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 Post subject: Re: Records about Prohibition
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"What-cha Gonna Do When There Ain't No Jazz!" Esther Walker. Mentions the Volstead act

"Three Thousand Years Ago"--mentions it offhand in comparison of ancient Egypt with 1920s America. Weird song.


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 Post subject: Re: Records about Prohibition
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And then there's Whiteman with Billy Murray vocal: "Just a Little Drink", 1925

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxoqPSFc1fc

(Not my vid.)
"Gosh darn a Billiken anyhow."- Uncle Josh Weathersby


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 Post subject: Re: Records about Prohibition
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epigramophone wrote:
"Hello Montreal!" by Ted Lewis.

Oh yeah! I forgot I had that one. I also have the Waring's Pennsylvanians version too.


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