Dope Head Blues

It’s one of the novelty topics but that’s only whistling in the graveyard now, isn’t it? An episode of vipers and wild nights backstage, a reflection of the party atmosphere and the debauchery that would often take place after long nights of performing and jiving. We’ll also touch on the devil’s weed, as it was once known before the recognition of Victorian sensibilities was ejected in favor of common sense. The music will include primarily blues and jazz but we’ll also dip into some later novelty sounds to keep us all honest with the topics of coke, opium, marijuana, and pills on the agenda. Sweet bath house sounds from Bette Midler, wistful sounds from Phil Lawrence and Dan Hicks take center stage alongside the music of The Cats & The Fiddle, Fats Waller, Barney Bigard, and Cab Calloway. Quite a lineup and quite a topic surrounded by junkies, reefers, hadacol concoctions, and mellow stuff…so we hope you’ll drop by on a Friday morning in Sonoma County.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willie Mabon Got To Have Some I'm The Fixer : The Best Of The USA Records Sessions Amazon
3The Ink Spots That Cat Is High Cocaine Blues Amazon
4The Cats & The Fiddle Killin' Jive The Very Best Of Amazon
5The Spirits of Rhythm Junk Man Cocaine Blues Amazon
6Cleo Brown The Stuff Is Here And It's Mellow The Legendary Cleo Brown Amazon
7Champion Jack Dupree Junker's Blues ABC Of The Blues Vol 6 Amazon
8Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Junco Partner Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll – The Anthology 1938-1953 Amazon
9Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks Long Comma Viper The Blue Thumb Years 1971-1973 Amazon
10Phil Lawrence Viper's Dream Mandolin Heaven Amazon
11Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys You're a Viper Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
12Louis Armstrong Song Of The Vipers [Album Version] Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934 Amazon
13Lalo Guerrero Marihuana Boogie Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 1] Amazon
14Bette Midler Marahuana Songs For The New Depression Amazon
15Julia Lee Marijuana Kansas City Star [Disc 4] Amazon
16Fats Waller The Reefer Song Last Testament His Final Recor Amazon
17Barney Bigard Sextet Sweet Marihuana Brown The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
18Larry Adler Smoking Reefers The Ultimate 30's & 40's Reefer Songs Amazon
19Johnny Price Marijuana, The Devil Flower Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
20Johnny Cash Leave That Junk Alone The Man In Black 1954-1958 [Disc 2] Amazon
21Hot Lips Page Feelin' High And Happy Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four [Disc 3] Amazon
22Ella Fitzgerald When I Get Low I Get High Cryin' Mood Amazon
23Cab Calloway Kickin' The Gong Around The Art Deco Music Collection: Cotton Club Stomp Amazon
24Julia Lee Pipe Dreams Kansas City Star [Disc 5] Amazon
25Tampa Red That Stuff Is Here Tampa Red The Guitar Wizard Amazon
26Cedar Creek Sheik Don't Use That Stuff Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice Amazon
27Dick Justice Cocaine Rough Guide To The Blues Songsters Amazon
28Reverend Gary Davis Cocaine Blues Blues And Ragtime Amazon
29Charley Jordan Just A Spoonful Cocaine Blues Amazon
30Slim & Slam Chinatown, My Chinatown Cocaine Blues Amazon
31Dr. John Junko Partner The Ultimate Dr. John Amazon
32The Treniers Hadacole (That's All) They Rock! They Roll! They Swing! Amazon

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