“…photographers atop the marquee of the Hotel Astor set off tray after tray of flashlight powder.”

“I Got Hi;” Frank Ervin and His Band; Hurley; Moore; Combo (68-AA); 1955

“Drinking Blues”; Wynonie Harris; Henry Glover; King (4565); June 25, 1952

“Let’s Drink Some Whiskey”; Al Jackson; Reig; Jackson; Roost (607); 1950

“Sittin’ Here Drinking”; Earl Gaines; C. Kittrell; Champion (1004)

“Sloppy Drunk”; Walter Brown And Jay McShann’s Quartet; Walter Brown; Brown; Mercury (8046-B); 1947

“When I’ve Been Drinking”; Jay McShann and His Jazz-Men; Numa Lee Davis; Cleophus Curtis; Raymod Taylor; Jay McShann; Albert Wichard; Philo (P109B); July 1945

“Blues without Booze”; Bob Merrell and His Orchestra; Feather; Wilson; Bob Merrell; Chuck Clark; Count Hastings; Eddie de Verteuil; Al Jarvis; Vess Payne; Norman Keenan; Aladdin (3002A); April 1947

“When I Been Drinking”; Rosetta Howard; Big Three Trio; Broonzy; Columbia (37573); June 10, 1947

“NO MORE ALCOHOL”; Jimmy Liggins; Jimmy Liggins; Aladdin (3251); 1954

“Thinking and Drinking”; Amos Milburn and his Aladdin Chickenshackers; O. O. Merritt; Aladdin (3124); 1952

“I Ain’t Drunk”; Jimmy Liggins; Aladdin (3250); 1954

The New York Times, December 6, 1933

“Troubles Good-Bye”; Jimmy Liggins And His Drops of Joy; Jimmy Liggins; J. Liggins; Specialty (SP 520 B); 1947

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