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Famous Blues Covers

From Play the Blues, 1972

Bad, Bad Whiskey is a song by Maxwell Davis that was released in 1950 by Amos Milburn. The single was the last time Milburn reached the number one position on the US Billboard R&B Chart.

The song is usually credited to Maxwell Davis alone, but some sources say it was initially an instrumental titled Bristol Drive, which Milburn adapted by blending in some alcohol-based lyrics.

Here below the instrumental that became Amos Milburn's booze soaked classic Bad, Bad Whiskey. Maxwell Davis, Bristol Drive (June 1950).