90 Years Since Prohibition Ended, The R&B Rockers, Sloppy Drunk is on our historic series and focuses on 90 Years since Prohibition Ended, and looks musically at the The National Prohibition Act and answers the preposterous law in song. The National Prohibition Act, known informally as the Volstead Act aim was to make drinking intoxicating liquids illegal, and the prohibition of consuming alcoholic drinks became law on 17th January 1920. The Anti-Saloon League’s Wayne Wheeler conceived and drafted the bill, which was named after Andrew Volstead, who was the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who managed the legislation. The thirteen years of “dry times“ ended on 5th December1933. Jazz trumpeter Oran Thaddeus“Hot Lips“ Page‘s R& B romper “They Raided The Joint“ kicks off the 100 per cent R&B booze party he luckily escapes the law “I was over in the corner, high as I could be“, and thankfully Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five‘s House Party was free from the law “fix me a drink, it’s gotta be rot ….I wanna get high.” Across town Gay Crosse and His Good Humor Six were living high at the Saturday Night Fish Fry, and Jesse Allen is reminiscing about the evenings fun during What A Party. The cork is popped several times during the alcohol enhanced parties attended by; The Bel-Aires who indulge in White Port & Lemon Juice, The Platters are gluten’s for a hangover as the drink and sing the Beer Barrel Boogie, Mr. Swing with Bobby Platers’ Orchestra drink and party with restraint and only sing about the Beer Bottle Boogie, however The Robins have drank to excess and all they have is Empty Bottles. At the bars and taverns around the town you will encounter; Jimmy McCracklin and His Blues Blasters and the amazing Beer Tavern Girl “she drinks twenty quarts of beer in one hour and ten minutes”, Roy Brown with assistance from His Mighty-Mighty Men Bar Room Blues is having no luck, and the solution is “Well, going down to the bar room, buy me a jug of wine.” Wynonie Harris joins in on the albums party and hollers Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee, and Down Boy Down “I really got tight, I got so high I thought I could fly“ you know its a good time when you hear him sing, Jay McShann Hootie’s Ignorant Oil is about his lady becoming intoxicated “if you get drunk, why do you do the things you do”, and Bull Moose Jackson and His Orchestra reveal I Know Who Threw The Whiskey (In The Well). The semi-moderate drinkers do not indulge in strong liquor; Mr. Google Eyes Wails “wine, wine, wine ….wino….I can drink all day, I can drink all night” during No Wine, No Women, Jimmy Lewis enjoys Cherry Wine, and Jerry Butler and The Impressions love song Sweet Was The Wine is not about drinking to excess. There are more hard hitting booze titles for you to discover as you listen through the CD album, and the album is a booze soaked dance fest from start to finish.This is the follow up album to Atomicat Records (ACCD145) 90 Years Since Prohibition Ended, The Rockers, Booze Party. The sleeve notes from the compilation/ re-issue producer and Dee Jay Mark Armstrong will provide information on the supporting band and where known the session information. The album is topped off with the best possible sound quality possible from our mastering team at our El Paso, Texas, Studio. The concept is lavishly decorated by design artist Alf Button’s Revenge, and the sleeve is made from top-quality eco-friendly cardboard specially designed to avoid the use of plastic and be environmentally friendly. Koko Mojo Records endeavors to use some lesser-known and for some, perhaps more obscure titles and adds something unexpected to every album. The album is ideal for Dee Jays to fill the dance floor with, and for home listening or while cruising around. You are listening to music from the past and preserving the future! Koko Mojo Records “often imitated, never duplicated.” All that remains is to say, “Crank up the volume and dig these musical gems. Dee Jay Mark Armstrong Bühl, Germany

01 Hot Lips Page They Raided The Joint (Eldridge, Jackson, Page) Continental 1946 02 Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five House Party Decca 1953

03 Gay Crosse and His Good Humor Six Saturday Night Fish Fry RCA Victor 1959

04 The Bel-Aires White Port & Lemon Juice (Woods, Bryant, Graham) Flip 1955

05 The Platters Beer Barrel Boogie (Williams) Federal 1954

06 The Robins Empty Bottles (Thomas) RCA Victor 1953

07 Mr. Google with Billy Ford and V-8’s Eyes No Wine, No Women Okeh 1951

08 Jimmy McCracklin and His Blues Blasters Beer Tavern Girl (Neal) Irma 1957

09 Dossie Terry Thunderbird (Terry, Gray) King 1957

10 Jesse Allen What A Party (Frank) Imperial 1954

11 Roy Brown and His Mighty-Mighty Men Bar Room Blues (Brown) DeLuxe 1951 12 Sonny Boy Williamson Bring Another Half A Pint (Williamson) RCA Victor 1949 13 Walter Brown and Jay McShann’s Quartet Sloppy Drunk (Brown) Mercury 1947 14 Gay Crosse and His Good Humor Six Swallow Dollow RCA Victor 1950

15 Mr. Swing with Bobby Platers’ Orchestra Beer Bottle Boogie (Jenkins) Bullet 1950 16 Earl Bostic vocal Clyde Terrell I Got Loaded (Harris) King 1951

17 Wynonie Harris Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (McGhee, Williams) King 1949 18 Melvin Smith Looped (Allen) RCA Victor 1952

19 Willis ”Gator” Jackson Wine-O-Wine (Stone, Ramson, Nugetre) Atlantic 1952

20 Jimmy Lewis Cherry Wine (Lewis) RCA Victor 1952

21 Jerry Butler and The Impressions Sweet Was The Wine Falcon 1958

22 The Five Scamps Chicken Shack Boogie (no credit) Columbia 1949

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