comments 3

One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer

There are countless versions and variations of this tune. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One beer is Drinking Song #32 in our little list. It was written by Rudy Toombs for Amos Milburn, who recorded it in 1953. Since then it’s been recorded by John Lee Hooker, George Thorogood, Thurston Harris, Champion Jack Dupree and many more. Here’s a Cajun version I like a lot by Aldus Roger.

Now the first recording – Amos Milburn and his Aladdin Chickenshackers

And finally, Champion Jack Dupree




  1. The only version I knew before today is on one of the “Blues Brothers” albums sung by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd…

    • Aldus Roger was great! I’m happy you like his version. I think most people associate this tune with John Lee Hooker or George Thorogood, and those are good too, but the Cajun version kind of turns the song on it’s end.

Have your say...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s