What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You Gonna Get Drunk Again)

Written by Busby MeyersUnreleased song

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“What’s the Use of Getting Sober (When You Gonna Get Drunk Again)” is a song written by Busby Meyers, performed by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, recorded in July 1942, and released on the Decca label (catalog no. 8645). The “B” side of the record was “The Chicks I Pick Are Slender and Tender and Tall”.

The record peaked at No. 1 on Billboard‘s race record chart and remained on the chart for 14 weeks. It was Jordan’s first No. 1 record.

In a November 1942 review in The Billboard, M. H. Orodenker wrote: “The trumpet, with plenty of ‘hicks’ to his hot horn licks, establishes the mood right from the edge.” […]

On the second day of the “Get Back” sessions (January 3rd, 1969), The Beatles played a version of this song.

Bootlegs


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 3rd 1969 - 1 & 2

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

0:09 • Rehearsal • Jan.03 - D2-36 - What's The Use Of Getting Sober 3.88

Session Recording:
Jan 03, 1969
Studio :
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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