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Busters Happy Hour


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 19, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Forward
  • ASIN: B0000033A4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,877 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Breakin' Up The House
2. Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style
3. Doin' What I Please
4. Let Me In
5. I Got Loaded
6. Saturday Night Fish Fry
7. Lavender Coffin
8. Rocket '88'
9. The Worst Beer I Ever Had
10. Who Drank My Beer (While I Was In The Rear)?
11. Rockin' All Nite Long
12. Knock'm Down Whiskey
13. Pink Champagne
14. Drunk
15. I'll Die Happy
16. Butcher Pete (Parts 1 & 2)
17. Alcohol

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Buster's Happy Hour Buster Poindexter | Format: Audio CD

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Hey, it's all about fun anyway.
"hbsvt"
Great collection of old drinking songs that inspire and provide joy and laughter to any party with a sense of humor.
Don Vito
This CD was a favorite for a year and stayed in the player.
Kirk McKenna Jr.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "hbsvt" on September 24, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Buster might of just been a figment of his own imagination but it did not keep him from puting out some swingin' smokin' music. Check it out man he brought one BIG band along for the party. Hey, it's all about fun anyway. Get your sweetie, your granny and the young un's and dance around the house like it's happy hour
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By majorlance on June 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
In 1984-85, after commercial failures with the New York Dolls and later as a solo artist, critically-acclaimed rocker David Johansen finally found his true voice -- in of all things, big-band jump R&B covers! Re-emerging as Buster Poindexter, his shows at Noo Yawk clubs (Tramps, The Bottom Line) were loose, raucous, hambone fun.

The late 80s brought two overly slick major-label albums and 15 minutes of TV talk-show fame with the now-dreaded "Hot Hot Hot." Fortunately, BUSTER'S HAPPY HOUR (1994) takes us back to the bars, where this music belongs. Guitarist Brian Koonin's impressively dry, straightforward production showcases such legendary live Busterworks as Lucky Millinder's "Big Fat Mamas Are Back in Style" and "The Worst Beer I Ever Had," a hilarious Johansen original.

This is a fun, generous CD (17 songs!) which provides the missing link between the Buster era and Johansen's fine acoustic roots-n-blues work with the Harry Smiths (2000-02) and the Dolls "reunion" of 2004-05.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Martin 13 on May 19, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Songs about alchohol, big fat mamas. Verrrry Dirrrty! A lot of fun!! Jump blues of Louis Prima, Cab Calloway and Louis Jordan at their best. Stand-up bass player is still Tony Garnier (ex. Brian Setzer Orchestra, Robert Gordon, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan,...). Soozie Tyrell (ex. Bruce Springsteen)sings duet on Saturday Night Fish Fry and of course violin, drummer Tony Machine (ex. New York Dolls, David Johansen)are still in a band too. Must buy for all swingers and rock 'n' roll fans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 22, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Buster/David Johansen seems forever a step ahead of what's in fashion. On this gem from '94, Buster and his Banshees of Blue and the Uptown Horns rip through a set of Jump Blues and swinging r'n'b. The set list is culled from the likes of the Liggins brothers, Johnny Otis and Roy Brown. Louis Jordan's Saturday Night Fish Fry is a stand out and there are a bunch of songs devoted to the ups and downs of drinking. Huge fun, as are all Buster's records. But will he ever catch a wave again?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bob Ardrey on June 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Of course, you must be responsible and of legal age to drink to this record. The whiskey-soaked blues/cabaret grunge that is this album goes down hard but warms you up fast. As an owner of many New York Dolls/David Johansen/Buster Poindexter albums, I can safely recommend this one as a "must have", particularly if you're a fan of the blues or Buster's prior works (consider this the real "late night" version of the Buster show, when the juices are sinking in and you're a few minutes away from last call!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kirk McKenna Jr. on February 20, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Got this CD by accident and had absolutely no desire to listen to it. When I was bored one evening, I put this CD on and was absolutely surprised and blown away. Here is a CD filled with drinking songs, and is so fun without turning into total cheese. This CD was a favorite for a year and stayed in the player. My favorite song is Alcohol for it's endearing lyrics and sing-along quality. Don't miss this awesome CD.
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