WINE, WOMEN, WHISKEY * PAPA LIGHTFOOT * LIBERTY 15176 * UK
A wild harp playing and gravely voiced Papa Lightfoot singing about his problems with women and booze, I always get problems when I mix the grape and the grain, recorded in New Orleans (with the Edgar Blanchard's Gondoliers?) the self penned Wine, Women, Whiskey was originally released in the US on Imperial 5289 backed with Mean old Train it was his only release for the label.
Harmonica player and vocalist George Papa Lightfoot had recorded for several labels around this time including: Peacock, Sultan, Aladdin, Savoy and Excello, with usually only one release for each imprint. Born in 1924 harmonica player and singer Papa Lightfoot started his short lived recording career in 1949 for Peacock (though never released) in his late twenty's and after only six years and almost as many releases he retired in 1956 only to be rediscovered by Blues and R&B fan Steve LaVere in the late 1960s.
The above British issue of Wine, Women, Whiskey was released in 1969, it was his only British 45, though he did have an EP and an album of new material c1969 - produced by Steve LaVere - issued in the UK.
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