Here at The Prompt, we traditionally provide readers with incomplete and growing lists. Unfortunately, the subject of this enumeration, American songster, Sleepy LaBeef from Smackover, Arkansas, has passed on. So, while this list is not complete, Mr. LaBeef’s life is, therefore the list can only grow with already existing songs. Nothing new can join the ranks.
Mr. LaBeef’s voice sounds like getting punched by molasses, and I love it.
Sleepy LaBeef’s songs, and this one in particular, sound like what I want Jerry Lee Lewis songs to sound like.
Originally, I thought this song was about Sleepy’s penis, but then I read the lyrics, and now I’m not so sure.
I am a Johnny Cash stan, but there’s something about the way Sleepy sings this, like he’s bragging about falling into a burning ring of fire.
This is a cover of a song by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and there’s some vintage Conan at the end, but the most important takeaway is that I’m starting to think that Oogie Boogie from A Nightmare Before Christmas is based off of our man Sleepy.
Okay, this song is definitely about sex, but in that wholesome 50s way.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone look so unimpressed while playing guitar solos.
So few songs about cows, let alone good songs about cows.