Bad, Bad Whiskey

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"Bad, Bad Whiskey" is a 1950 song by Amos Milburn. The song was initially a Maxwell Davis instrumental titled "Bristol Drive" which Milburn adapted by blending in some alcohol based lyrics. "Bad, Bad Whiskey" became one of the most enduring "blues-in-a-bottle" songs.[1] The single was the last time Milburn reached the number one position on the US Billboard R&B chart.[2]


  1. ^ AmigoWebServices (1980-01-03). "Amos Milburn". LivinBlues. Archived from the original on 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 400. 
Preceded by
"Teardrops from My Eyes" by Ruth Brown
Billboard Best Selling Retail Rhythm & Blues Records number-one single
January 6, 1951
Succeeded by
"Teardrops from My Eyes" by Ruth Brown