"...you'll do a marathon, you'll wanna go on, kicking the
ceiling apart..." Wow, that'd be a fairly extreme reaction, no?
Plus you'd have to have some really long legs.
"Well if you're smokin' that jive when I pass by, then
save the roach for me!"
"I was standin' on the corner, with my reefers in my hand,
up stepped the sergeant took my reefers out my hand".
hey! Champion jack rhymed "hand" with "hand"!
"Dreamed about a reefer five foot long..."
"Well you know there should be no law
on people that want to smoke a little dope.
Well you know it's good for your head
And it relax your body don't you know."
I do not sniff the coke, I only smoke!
"... it's the stuff that dreams are made of, it's the stuff that
white folks are afraid of..." Great line! And fantastic, whimsical
delivery here: check out that crazy little dive into falsetto
around 2:30. Then the ending sounds like someone just
came in and stopped the tape machine.
Aside from the title, there is no overt reference to drugs in this
song. Of course, "put your stuff on the market" could surely be
interpreted as contraband, but... not necessarily. Anyway, on
the strength of the title it's included in this collection, and as
long as it's here, let me just say this: the drumming is SO EFFING COOL! A really different sort of feel here, quite unique.
Peppy little number from Trixie Smith about... gettin' HIGH!
Some really great vintage footage in this clip, too, from a
1936 movie called "Weed With Roots in Hell".
Take a puff: SMILE! Take a puff: SMILE!
True, every now and then, in song lyrics "high" or "stoned"
refers to getting "drunk". On alcohol. So, since Ray Charles
(as well as Big Mama Thronton, in this excellent cover)
explicitly mentions "gin" in "let's Go Get Stoned", I wouldn't include that particular song in this collection. But Ella? In this
tune? She just says "I get high", and I'm gonna go with
marijuana. I've just got a hunch.
Lil' Green, she's gonna knock herself out!
"bong bong billy bong bong..." I love Eek's voice and especially that scatting!