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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.

Rock And Roll Ruby

Mr. LaBeef’s voice sounds like getting punched by molasses, and I love it.

Boogie Woogie Country Man

Sleepy LaBeef’s songs, and this one in particular, sound like what I want Jerry Lee Lewis songs to sound like.

Long Tall Texan

Originally, I thought this song was about Sleepy’s penis, but then I read the lyrics, and now I’m not so sure.

Ring Of Fire

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.

Strange Things Happening (Live)

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.

Boogie Woogie Country Girl

Okay, this song is definitely about sex, but in that wholesome 50s way.

Good Rockin’ Boogie…

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone look so unimpressed while playing guitar solos.

Milk Cow Blues

So few songs about cows, let alone good songs about cows.

Dennis William

Dennis is an aspiring English teacher and still listens to ska music. He lives in Portland, Oregon, which is fine, just not in the same way that DC is fine.

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