The painful, booze-sodden detour from Lovers’ Lane

It’s a simple, classic recipe:

One (1) broken heart.
One (1) bottle of booze. (Add more as needed).

The result is the drunken break-up, heartbreak song, presented here by the recently reunited Mavericks. I love their sound: Rockabilly beats, backed by a powerful blast of Latino horns, probably due to the influence of lead singer Raul Malo out of Miami. Good stuff.

– Jay Bookman

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They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
3:56 pm

Great jump up boogie woogie with a kind of swing beat.

Jay, just curious, where do you find all of the good, albeit a tad obscure, (to me anyway) stuff that you do? Friends, colleagues, just snooping around? (LOL!)

DebbieDoRight - What this country needs is more unemployed politicians

March 1st, 2013
4:03 pm

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
4:03 pm

Hillbilly D and i used to jam this one on FNMs of yore…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EBMo8xHGNs

Matti

March 1st, 2013
4:08 pm

When Redneck Convert told me we couldn’t go parkin behind the beer store no more, I turned to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVI4dzbYXMc

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2013
4:10 pm

Aw. Good-timey music from Jay. And with the sort of impeccable musicianship and classy stagecraft I expect from him.

This sorta thing (hey, it’s related via Teh Booze) is more my style, though.

Thomas Heyward Jr

March 1st, 2013
4:11 pm

Is it safe enough out there to send the wife on a beer run?
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmcJWPYcr1I

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
4:13 pm

Hit Matti!

Sky high…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8BjiRE8iys

And Debbie, back at ya with some suggestive JLL…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfM5dAuUdt8

TBS

March 1st, 2013
4:14 pm

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March 1st, 2013
4:15 pm

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March 1st, 2013
4:16 pm

Another one from the great George Jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QZzrVKGnOk

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2013
4:17 pm

If I could hold on to just one thought
for long enough to know
why my mind is movin’ so fast
and the conversation is slow…

barstool blues.

(and I might live a thousand years before I know what that means)

stands for decibels

March 1st, 2013
4:17 pm

anyway, don’t drink and drive. Back later, possibly…

TBS

March 1st, 2013
4:19 pm

get your honky tonk on with some more George Jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF-XTP6VZ9E

TBS

March 1st, 2013
4:21 pm

TBS

March 1st, 2013
4:22 pm

One more from Jones……………..

What a singer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR3nda4SxO0

Matti

March 1st, 2013
4:23 pm

Jam,

GOOD ONE!

indigo

March 1st, 2013
4:23 pm

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
4:23 pm

San Francisco via Ann Arbor rockabilly…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9QpDvhshOQ

TBS

March 1st, 2013
4:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2V4UUjYBsA

Whiskey bent and hell bound………………

TBS

March 1st, 2013
4:26 pm

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March 1st, 2013
4:27 pm

josef

March 1st, 2013
4:27 pm

Some things don’t translate. This one didn’t. Nice music, good lyrics. But the two don’t go together here….blleah…thumbs down…

TBS

March 1st, 2013
4:29 pm

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March 1st, 2013
4:30 pm

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March 1st, 2013
4:32 pm

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March 1st, 2013
4:34 pm

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March 1st, 2013
4:36 pm

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March 1st, 2013
4:38 pm

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March 1st, 2013
4:39 pm

Jam

Back at ya with the ARS……… damn they were good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juQz_i2mxEk

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
4:39 pm

TBS

March 1st, 2013
4:42 pm

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
4:47 pm

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March 1st, 2013
4:49 pm

crank up that trusty gibson……………

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaEjRs4tzsE

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March 1st, 2013
4:52 pm

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March 1st, 2013
4:53 pm

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
4:53 pm

Still the greatest band of it’s kind. They created a whole new genre of music! (The one that gave rise to that stunning little band from Doraville!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5XJDxe7TVY

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
4:55 pm

TBS

March 1st, 2013
4:56 pm

Jam: you are speaking the truth for sure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szdKx9O31A0

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:00 pm

josef

March 1st, 2013
5:01 pm

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:01 pm

Jam

I always thought “Seven Turns” was an underrated album. Not their best, however there are some great tunes on it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcGrzbxRaxs

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
5:03 pm

TBS, i remember the first time I heard Whipping Post, thinking, damn! There just isn’t anybody like these guys!

And like that one you just linked it is from their 1969 eponymous debut album…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6up076lSH8

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:03 pm

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March 1st, 2013
5:05 pm

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March 1st, 2013
5:06 pm

Jam

They have so many. There are some good bands out there, but not many like the All Bros………..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Ro7LLEaQQ

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:08 pm

Paul

March 1st, 2013
5:08 pm

Jay, loved the instrumentals and the sound. Am still working so can’t address josef’s point on the lyrics as I didn’t concentrate on them.

But having Bosch drop by, then that sound, well, it’s a good Friday afternoon.

Thanks!

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:11 pm

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

March 1st, 2013
5:13 pm

TBS Thanks for the SC on the Skids. Back at you.

Liquored up and Lacquered Down

http://youtu.be/ev9EtZrL7xo

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdVrRJ1T-Xk

This is tight. When they put this down in the studio, I’m sure it was one hell of a rockn jam session……….. On the other hand, I’m sure they had many, many rockn jam sessions

Smoking hot

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 1st, 2013
5:17 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 1st, 2013
5:19 pm

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:20 pm

godless

Used to go watch them in L59 in throughout the 90s….

They are kick ass live

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eObj4JuzERk

Matti

March 1st, 2013
5:21 pm

josef,

Your point isn’t lost on me. I like Jay’s tune and totally dig the horn section, but it’s too upbeat to express real heartbreak. When I’m feeling that kind of pain, I wallow in this (shout out the awesomeness of this local guitar god and his Flying V…)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD23G5t6NWY

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:22 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 1st, 2013
5:23 pm

“field” not “ville”

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 1st, 2013
5:27 pm

Let’s not forget the wimmen folk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySdRUWYJhsk

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BOTH

Calling for 4″ snow between now and Sunday up here in this small hamlet in the N.C. Mtns. Y’all might get some too tomorrow morning.

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:28 pm

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
5:29 pm

I saw the ABs once. The very first time I came to the ATL. June 1, 1974. Down at the old Stadium.

WILD times…

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:30 pm

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March 1st, 2013
5:31 pm

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March 1st, 2013
5:33 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYpGEAwH1k0

Now Willie is probably going to smoke one before he hits the bottle

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:34 pm

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
5:35 pm

Including the most badass slide guitar we had ever heard, TBS @5:15…

pogo

March 1st, 2013
5:36 pm

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/senator-obamas-golf-weekend-tiger-cost-much-341-federal-workers-furloughed_704915.html

Of course King Obama’s weekend (not to mention Michelle’s girl outing in Colorado) means much more than those 341 workers jobs doesn’t it? Let them eat cake.

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:36 pm

My fav country singer…….. hands down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLrdB11PZLs

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

March 1st, 2013
5:37 pm

Here’s another one by The Mavericks where the tempo is upbeat compared to some sad lyrics, but it works. Featuring the incomparable Flaco Jimenez on the chest organ.

http://youtu.be/R9VhX7bFGRk

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:37 pm

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March 1st, 2013
5:39 pm

“Are you sure Hank done it this way?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USK2S9RwL84

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 1st, 2013
5:40 pm

Whoever had 65 as the number for turd in the punchbowl — you are the winner.

As an added bonus — it’s drudgey spam.

Payout is 10-1.

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:41 pm

Great tune about Waylon singing about himself and his old party buddy Willie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNfi3T3xJxw

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
5:41 pm

jonix and his Bette Midler cracks me up. (Cuz I love it too.)

I love the drinking songs and the drinking, but the honest god to truth is that I’m a puker. Oh yeah, I can hurl with the best of ‘em. And that is not some junk science theory; it has been observed and repeated many times!

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

March 1st, 2013
5:42 pm

TBS: This is a great music moment. Stick it out through the story.

I drinks a bit.

http://youtu.be/5QdWpab_kFg

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 1st, 2013
5:42 pm

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
5:44 pm

Bro Kam @5:40, huge LOL. (At poor pogo’s expense.)

josef

March 1st, 2013
5:44 pm

matti

Yeah. And whenever I get in that mood (and yes, Love, I DO get in it :-) ) Give me a woman singer who knows just the right amount of angst and the right amount of hope…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDqHNvxz0

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:44 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

March 1st, 2013
5:44 pm

I drinks a bit.

Heh, heh, heh.

I’m an occasional social drinker.

The rest are occupational.

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

March 1st, 2013
5:44 pm

And as aside to the link at 5:42, last Saturday, the guy playing guitar on the left, Jason Isbell, married the chick playing fiddle, Amanda Shires.

josef

March 1st, 2013
5:46 pm

coming in @ 5:36, the t*rd on the FNM punchbowl…way to go pogo…

getalife

March 1st, 2013
5:48 pm

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

March 1st, 2013
5:49 pm

The rest are occupational.

:)

kayaker 71

March 1st, 2013
5:50 pm

“Jedi mind meld”……. BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

indigo

March 1st, 2013
5:52 pm

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

March 1st, 2013
5:54 pm

Whoever had 65 as the number for turd in the punchbowl — you are the winner.

Damn. Missed it by that much.

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
5:54 pm

getalife

March 1st, 2013
5:54 pm

It is legal for you to drink until you pass out but illegal to smoke one joint:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adycQds4clw

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:55 pm

godless @ 5:42

Thanks. That was pretty cool

liberal hack

March 1st, 2013
5:57 pm

Jay, that was hot, very good selection tonight.

Now, for those who are worried how 85 billion borrowed may ruin the whole American economy, this is dedicated to you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY

TBS

March 1st, 2013
5:58 pm

getalife

March 1st, 2013
6:00 pm

kay,

And you wonder why they call you the stupid party?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME3Ahe8z16k

indigo

March 1st, 2013
6:00 pm

They call me MISTER JamVet.

March 1st, 2013
6:00 pm

TBS

March 1st, 2013
6:01 pm

getalife

March 1st, 2013
6:02 pm

St Simons - he-ne-ha

March 1st, 2013
6:02 pm

that poor fella in the Mavericks, had Patricia Yearwood, and lost her.
from the low country coast -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raJWuz7qQVc

TBS

March 1st, 2013
6:04 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91XHUivFMrU

You can start this one….. take a bio break, grab a beer and answer an email……….. great jam but it is a little long

TBS

March 1st, 2013
6:08 pm

pogo

March 1st, 2013
6:09 pm

Maxine Waters proclaims that 170 million jobs will be lost because sequestration. Trouble is, that is more jobs than this country has. She is an excellent example of todays progressives. Stupid, blinded and getting way, way more than they deserve.

TBS

March 1st, 2013
6:10 pm