Mike Bloomfield with The Electric Flag - "Wine" - Live at the Monterey Pop Festival 1967





The Electric Flag was an American blues rock soul group, led by guitarist Mike Bloomfield, keyboardist Barry Goldberg and drummer Buddy Miles, and featuring other musicians such as vocalist Nick Gravenites and bassist Harvey Brooks. Bloomfield formed the Electric Flag in 1967, following his stint with the Butterfield Blues Band.


Michael Bernard Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 - February 15, 1981) was an American guitarist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois, who became one of the first popular music superstars of the 1960s to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess, since he rarely sang before 1969. Respected for his guitar playing, Bloomfield knew and played with many of Chicago's blues musicians before achieving his own fame and was instrumental in popularizing blues music in the mid-1960s.


The exact events and circumstances that led to Bloomfield's death are not clear. What is known is that he was found dead in his car on February 15, 1981. He was seated behind the wheel of his Mercedes, with all four doors locked. Bloomfield's last album, Cruisin' for a Bruisin', was released the day his death was announced. His tombstone resides in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, in Culver City, near Los Angeles.







Lyrics



Well down in New Orleans where everything's fine

All them cats is sippin' that wine

Drinkin' that medicine clear as the light

Soon to be fightin' and fuzzin' all night

Drinkin' wine spodee-o, drinkin' wine

(drinkin' wine)

Wine spodee-o, drinkin' wine

(drinkin' wine)

Wine spodee-o, drinkin' wine

Pass that bottle to me


Wine, wine, wine

(Blackberry)

Wine, wine, wine

(Raspberry)

Wine, wine, wine

(Huckleberry)

Wine, wine, wine

(Wild Cherry)

Wine, wine, wine

Pass that bottle to me


Drinkin' that medicine clear as the light

Soon to be fightin' and fussin' all night

Knockin' out windows, kickin' down doors

Drinkin' a half-gallon and a' Holler for more

Drinkin' wine spodee-o, drinkin' wine

(drinkin' wine)

Wine spodee-o, drinkin' wine

(drinkin' wine)

Wine spodee-o, drinkin' wine

Pass that bottle to me


Wine, wine, wine

(Blackberry)

Wine, wine, wine

(Raspberry)

Wine, wine, wine

(Huckleberry)

Wine, wine, wine

(Wild Cherry)

Wine, wine, wine

Pass that bottle to me

Well down in New Orleans where everything's fine

All them cats is sippin' that wine

Drinkin' that medicine clear as the light

Soon to be fightin' and fussin' all night


Drinkin' wine spodee-o, drinkin' wine

(drinkin' wine)

Wine spodee-o, drinkin' wine

(drinkin' wine)

Wine spodee-o, drinkin' wine

Pass that bottle to me


Wine, wine, wine

(Blackberry)

Wine, wine, wine

(Raspberry)

Wine, wine, wine

(Huckleberry)

Wine, wine, wine

(Wild Cherry)

Wine, wine, wine

Pass that bottle to me










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