Monday, September 16, 2013

Drunkard’s Dream #7

“Yes, it’s me and I’m drunk again!”

Merle Haggard & The Strangers • Swinging Doors • 1966

Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five • Open The Door, Richard! • 1947

See you next week, still drunk. . . .


  1. I'd never heard Louis Jordan's version before, just the one by Jack McVea & His All Stars (which is, shall we say, rather more sedate!) Do you have it?

    1. Y'know I'm not so sure I ever heard McVea's or Dusty Fletcher's either. All I know is Louis'. For years I had an LP that had an alternate on it and I always thought that was the single issue until I heard this one, quite a bit different. But I don't have it any longer to compare. The song was a huge hit with lots of covers, my mom even used to sing-song "open the door, Richard" to my dad!