Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Clovers - One Mint Julep

My dad said that the first record he ever bought was "One Mint Julep" by The Clovers.
Dad was really into the early R&B music and would have been around 15 years old when this song was released in 1952.

In 1961 "One Mint Julep" finally reached a mass audience when Ray Charles's recording reached No. 1 on the R&B charts and also No. 8 on the pop chart. Among the many who covered or remade this song are the following:

We do not have his original 78 rpm record to play for you today, but here is that old R&B drinking song, "One Mint Julep".

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