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813 Congress, Houston, TX 77002
Don't look for today's Top 40 on the jukebox at La Carafe, one of the city's most ancient drinking establishments. Similar to its Market Square neighbor Warren's, the juke at La Carafe is mostly old-school, mostly classics and is another 'box that gets props for having The Jam. It also gets props for having Louis Prima next to Tom Waits, David Bowie next to Townes van Zandt, Lightnin' Hopkins next to Peggy Lee. In fact, the strength of La Carafe's 'box lies in its something-for-everyone mix. Old hippies can dial up Janis Joplin, the Byrds, Hendrix, Credence Clearwater Revival, Little Feat, CSNY, Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Dick Dale, and Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home. For country-music fans, it's made easy: Hank Williams and Johnny Cash inhabit the same leaf. There's plenty of Buddy Guy and Albert Collins to quench the thirst for old-school electric blues, and the inclusion of Houston classics Two Steps From the Blues and Archie Bell and the Drells' greatest hits earns La Carafe even more props. Nice rarities like Bobby Darin's Mack The Knife, Sergio Mendes, Johnny Mathis, and Carole King spread the appeal of La Carafe's jukebox even further.
Source: Houston Press
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