The Rose Ensemble

A Toast to Prohibition: All-American Songs of Temperance and Temptation

A delightful look at the history and humor behind America’s longstanding love/hate relationship with the saloon. Featuring the songs and stories of 19th-century Temperance Union meetings, old-time gospel, ragtime, Victorian parlor songs, 1920s anti-Prohibition tunes, and one of Irving Berlin’s best show-stoppers, it’s The Rose Ensemble like you’ve never heard before!  40-page booklet contains extensive program notes, historical photos, full-color images, and a link to an exclusive webpage featuring bonus tracks and complete lyrics.
 

Price: $17.00
#Track NameWritten ByListen
1.Close Up the Booze Shop (Brighten the Corner, 1913)C. Gabriel (1856-1932), MN Dry Federation, 1918

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2.I Like My Bootleg Man (1928)Wilbert Hurdle / Frank Sacca

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3.Moonshiner’s Dance, Part One (1927)after a record by F. Cloutier & Victoria Café Orchestra

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4.Sign the Pledge For Mother’s Sake (1867)E. A. Parkhurst (1836-1918)

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5.It Must Be Settled To-Night (1882)John J. Hood (1846 – 1922), harm., Kachelmeier

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6.That’s a Plenty (1914)Lew Pollack 
7.Under the Anheuser Bush (1903)Harry Von Tilzer (1872-1946) 
8.Always Vote As You Pray (Sweet By and By, 1868)Joseph P. Webster (1819-1875); Anti-Saloon League of America Songbook, c. 1920 
9.How Are You Going To Wet Your Whistle (1919)Francis Byrne / Frank McIntyre / Percy Wenrich 
10.Queer People (1903)Fillmore’s Prohibition Songs (harm., Kachelmeier) 
11.King Alcohol (King Andrew, 1834)Hutchinson Family Singers, Comic Temperance Glee, 1843 
12.At the Prohibition Ball (1919) Alex Gerber / Abner Silver 
13.The Reformed Blacksmith (1880)J. Piper / W. Apmadoc 
14.Just To Pay Our Respects To Maguiness (1886)Frank Hayden 
15.Battle Song of the Y’s (1889) Lucy Meyer (1849-1922), Songs of the Young W.C.T.U. 
16.The Alcoholic Blues (1919)Albert Von Tilzer / Edward Laska

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17.Drink From the Mountain Spring (1847)R.L. Cooke, Esq. 
18.A Sober Spouse For Me (1844)Henry Russell 
19.Brandy and Water (1853)Julien Carle (harm., Kachelmeier) 
20.Bugbey’s Champagne Galop (1870)Hugo L. Yanke 
21.Okay Beer (1932) “The Songwriters on Parade” 
22.Temperance is Coming (1932)Fred Hall (1898 – 1954), harm., Kachelmeier

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23.Help Just a Little (1885) William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921) 
24.A Toast To Prohibition (1930)Irving Berlin, arr. The Rose Ensemble

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