Little Old Wine Drinker Me

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"Little Old Wine Drinker Me"
Single by Robert Mitchum
from the album That Man Robert Mitchum...Sings
B-side "Walker's Woods"
Released 1967
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Genre Country
Length 2:25
Label Monument
Songwriter(s) Hank Mills & Dick Jennings
"Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me"
Single by Dean Martin
from the album Welcome to My World
B-side "I Can't Help Remembering You"
Released 1967
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Genre Country pop
Length 2:47
Label Reprise
Songwriter(s) Hank Mills & Dick Jennings
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen

"Little Old Wine Drinker Me" is a song that was first released by Charlie Walker in 1966, on the album Wine, Woman & Walker.[1] The song became a hit when it was released by Robert Mitchum in early 1967, and by Dean Martin later the same year on his album Welcome to My World.

Robert Mitchum's version spent 2 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 96,[2] while reaching No. 9 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart.[3]

Dean Martin's version spent 6 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 38,[4] while reaching No. 5 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart,[5][6] and No. 4 on Australia's Go-Set chart.[7]

In Canada, Dean Martin's version and Robert Mitchum's version reached No. 32 on the RPM 100, in a tandem ranking.[8]

The song's title parodies a catchphrase used in contemporary TV advertising by the Italian Swiss Colony wine company: "The little old winemaker, me!"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charlie Walker - Little Ole Wine Drinker Me, norwegiancharts.com. Accessed September 11, 2016.
  2. ^ Robert Mitchum - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed September 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Hot Country Singles", Billboard, July 29, 1967. p. 44. Accessed September 11, 2016.
  4. ^ Dean Martin - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed September 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Dean Martin - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed September 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Billboard Top 40 Easy Listening", Billboard, September 30, 1967. p. 20. Accessed September 11, 2016.
  7. ^ Ed Nimmervoll, "GO-SET National Top 40", October 11, 1967. Accessed September 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "RPM 100", RPM Weekly, Volume 8, No. 3, September 16, 1967. Accessed September 11, 2016.