A hole in his love bucket?
November 6, 2006 5:57 AM   Subscribe

BluesFilter: A couple of years ago, a friend and I were flipping past the blues channel on XM radio, and stumbled across the one of the funniest songs I've ever heard. I want to find a copy for my friend for a Christmas gift. Of course, I have no idea what the song actually is. Help me, O HiveMind!

All I can remember is that we heard it on the XM blues station, it was sung by a man, and that in the song, this gentleman was repeatedly lamenting the fact that he "had a hole in [his] love bucket."

Google gives me a million different versions of this song, but that's not it. Any other possibilities spring to mind? Thanks!
posted by somanyamys to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
Possibly not the song you're looking for, because it's funk rather than blues, but everyone should have a copy of 'Check Your Bucket' by Eddie Bo, which does have extensive lyrics about how his 'bucket got a hole in it' along with references to a 'love bucket'.
posted by Mocata at 6:29 AM on November 6, 2006

There's also a song by Spearhead / Michael Franti called 'Hole in the bucket', but no 'love'. It's bluesy certainly, and a little funny, but is actually about our failure to support the poor...
posted by slipperynirvana at 7:12 AM on November 6, 2006

Wow... I think that's it, but the version I heard was a little more stripped-down, and not so overtly funky. Possibly a live version? Regardless, you've given me a much better set of search parameters, so thanks!
posted by somanyamys at 7:13 AM on November 6, 2006

Argh... there was no second answer when I previewed! Mocata's got the song, but I'm still looking for the right version.
posted by somanyamys at 7:14 AM on November 6, 2006

Hmm... well I have 'part 1' and 'part 2' versions, the 'part 1' starts with just bass and the guitar riff comes in later; 'part 2' is basically a continuation and has the guitar from the start. The version on this is part 1, if that's any help...
posted by Mocata at 8:26 AM on November 6, 2006

There's the always classic Sesame Street version of "There's a hole in my bucket, dear liza", which is funny. However it is more of a country/bluegrass type of joint.

I doubt it is the one you are looking for, though.

You can listen to Duke and the Drivers version of "Check Your Bucket" at Barnes & Noble.

You can hear Paul Cebar & The Milwaukeeans sing it at Amazon.

The Eddie Bo version is listenable on Rhapsody (maybe?)
posted by stovenator at 1:44 PM on November 6, 2006

Think I found it... there's a version with Eddie Bo and Henry Butler (link here) that sounds like it might be the one. Thanks, everyone, for your help!
posted by somanyamys at 6:11 AM on November 7, 2006

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