Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Whiskey Before Breakfast

Whiskey Before Breakfast is a recording of American guitarist Norman Blake, released in 1976. Norman Blake, born on March 10, 1938 in Chattanooga, Tennessee is an vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter. In a career of more than 50 years Blake has played in numerous folk and country groups.

Writing for Allmusic, critic Jim Smith give the release five of five stars, writing "All told, there have been many albums in the folk idiom featuring many a guitar virtuoso, but hardly any attain such a mix of peaceful subtlety and eye-popping intelligence, and Whiskey Before Breakfast will possibly stand as the biggest accomplishment by this master picker.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Whiskey Before Breakfast

Early one morning 'fore the sun could shine
I was walkin' dow@ the street, not feelin' so fine
I saw two old men with a bottle between' em
And this is the song that I heard them singin'

cho: Lord protect us, Saints preserve us
     We been drinkin' whiskey 'fore breakfast

     I passed by the steps where they were a' sittin'
     I couldn't believe how drunk they were gettin'
     I said "Old men you been drinkn' long?"
     "Long enough to be singin' this song"

They handed me a bottle, said, "Take a little sip"
And it felt so good, I just couldn't quit
So I took a little more, next thing I knew
There were three of us sittin' there singin' this tune

One by one everybody in town
Heard our ruckus and they all came down
Pretty soon all the streets were a-ringin'
With the sound of the whole town laughin' and singin'

Friday, 13 July 2012

Breakfast

Breakfast (literally meaning "breaking the fast" of the night) is the first meal taken after rising from a night's sleep, most often eaten in the early morning before undertaking the day's work. Among English speakers, "breakfast" can be used to refer to this meal, or, less commonly, to refer to a meal composed of traditional breakfast foods (eggs, oatmeal, sausages, etc.) served at any time of day.

Breakfast foods vary widely from place to place, but often include a carbohydrate such as grains or cereals, fruit and/or vegetables, a protein food such as eggs, meat or fish, and a beverage such as tea, coffee or fruit juice. Coffee, tea, juice, breakfast cereals, pancakes, sausages, bacon, sweet breads, fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, mushrooms, black pudding, baked beans, muffins, crumpets and toast with butter or margarine and/or jam or marmalade are common examples of breakfast foods, though a large range of preparations and ingredients are associated with breakfast globally.

Nutritional experts have referred to breakfast as the most important meal of the day, citing studies that find that people who skip breakfast are disproportionately likely to have problems with concentration, metabolism, and weight.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Whiskey Before Breakfast

Whiskey Before Breakfast is an album of American guitarist Norman Blake, released in 1976.

Allmusic stated in its review: "All told, there have been many albums in the folk idiom featuring many a guitar virtuoso, but very few achieve such a mix of relaxed subtlety and eye-popping virtuosity, and Whiskey Before Breakfast will perhaps stand as the greatest achievement by this master picker."