It's night time in the Big City A night watchman rinses out his thermos clouds cover the top of the Abernathy building.
A giraffe can go a very long time without water. But he wants to see a menu right away.

The Singers and Songs

  • Mommy, Give Me a Drink of Water
  • Wade in the Water
  • Cool Water
  • You Don't Miss Your Water
  • High Water Everywhere Part 1
    "It's called Part 1 because back in the days of 78's if you had a song longer than three minutes you had to split it up on side one and side two, because the records only were three minutes long. So you only did a long song when you had something important to say, like this song about the most destructive river flood in United States history."
  • Water, Water
  • You Left the Water Running
  • Pouring Water on a Drowning Man
  • Porter Wagoner
    Cold Dark Waters
    "We heard about cool, clear water before, but the water Porter Wagoner sings about is colder and darker."
  • I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
  • Randy Newman
    Louisiana 1927
  • Cool Drink of Water Blues
    "Along with Son House and Charley Patton, no one was more important to the development of Delta Blues than Tommy Johnson. And long before the stories about Robert Johnson selling his soul at the crossroads, those same stories were being told about Tommy Johnson. His live performances where he would play guitar behind his neck, while hollerin' the blues at full volume, were legendary...Tommy only recorded until 1930, but he was still performing as late as 1956..seems a shame we never got to hear some of them later performances."
  • Howlin' Wolf
    I Asked For Water, (She Gave Me Gasoline)
    "Holy Moly that's good!"
  • Dirty Water
  • The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi
    Jesus Gave Me Water
  • Lonnie Johnson and Eddie Lang
    Have to Change Keys
  • Backwater Blues
    "Lonnie's a real interesting character. He recorded solo blues numbers, he also recorded jazz guitar, as early as 19 and 27... but time passes on, and even as great a talent as Lonnie Johnson can be forgotten. By the late 50's, he was toiling as a hotel janitor when he was rediscovered and had a major comeback on the folk blues festival trail."
  • Myra Taylor with Jimmie King's Orchestra
    Still Blue Water
    "One of the last authentic swing singers in the Kansas City tradition."
  • Glenn Barber
    Ice Water
    At the age of 6 he got in trouble for touching a neighbor's guitar (Spinal Tap clip). His dad saw how much he loved it and worked day and night so that he could buy him a 3 dollar and 50 cent guitar. Turns out it was a good investment. That guitar became his best friend and he made some rockin' music on it."
  • Grand Coulee Dam

The Other People and Players

  • Harlan Leonard
  • Roy Eldridge
  • Clarence Love
  • Duke Ellington
    Jungle Band
  • Louis Armstrong's Hot Five
  • The Jackson Harmoneers
  • The Cotton Blossom Singers
  • Russ Tamblyn
  • Larry Tamblyn
  • Dick Dodd
  • President Calvin Coolidge
  • Huey Long
  • Stick McGee
  • The Mills Brothers
  • Chuck Barksdale
  • Ernie Price
  • Austin Powell
  • Austin Powell
  • Phil Walden
  • The Blue Ridge Boys
  • The Harmony Echoes
  • Randy Newman
  • Kansas Joe McCoy
  • Bessie Smith
  • The Del Rios
  • Thomas Fuller
    "We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." “We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.”
  • Roy Rogers
  • Gene Autry
  • The Rocky Mountaineers

The Other Songs and Albums

The Books and Poems

The Movies and TV Shows

The Places

Record Labels

  • Cold Wax Records
  • Peacock Records
  • Blue Bird Records

People Who Had Burials At Sea

  • Steve McQueen
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Dennis Wilson
  • Rock Hudson
  • Vincent Price
  • Robert Mitchum
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Jerry Garcia

I'll see ya next week, come hell or high water!