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Old 08-03-14, 02:50 PM
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more Warren Zevon - Detox Mansion:
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Old 08-03-14, 04:39 PM
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I showed late for this thread and can't hardly believe that this one didn't get posted yet.
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And from the same movie... Freddie's Dead.
From the Super Fly movie's soundtrack album, but it was NOT in the movie.
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This one starts out with about a minute of tuning, but if you like bluegrass, it's worth the wait.

Jerry Garcia and friends from the band Old & In The Way playing Panama Red.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_FT8fgDCzg
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Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
That Cat is High. The Ink Spots 1938
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_5xWtYe5WI
Cocaine Habit Blues, Memphis Jug Band 1930
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiZ4ePW9sgY
Love this ancient stuff


Another from the late '30s, perhaps early '40s has these lyrics in the 3rd verse of this particular version of an old Louis Armstrong song:

I'm a ding dong daddy baby
And liquor is my racket

Lots of times when things are dull
I deal in other traffic

I can sell you morphine coke or snow
Take a little shot and you're raring to go

Cause I'm a ding dong daddy from Dumas babe
You ought to see me do my stuff

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Old 08-03-14, 08:56 PM
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See Songfacts - Songs About Drugs for a long list.
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Old 08-04-14, 03:14 AM
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a second for the stones-sister morphine and curtis mayfield's pusherman.

always enjoyed traffic's-dealer.

i don't think johnny cash's-cocaine blues has been mentioned yet.
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A controversial song from the release, many stations wouldn't play it because of the PC factor, but it was big in clubs. I could see it as a drug song more than violence against women. Minutes 3:00 to 4:12 make this song


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Old 08-04-14, 06:43 AM
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Don't you just love it when the older generation is oblivious to a songs meaning, and does a cover of it?
BTW The male singer is "Dick Dale", but is not the same person as the guitarist of the same name.

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Can't believe no one did this one...

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It's not really a song, but it is about drugs and done by a guy who knew the subject.
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George Thorogood - One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6bk_qJw5XY
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George Thorogood - One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6bk_qJw5XY
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And lets not ignore tobacco,


and caffeine (probably the oldest drug song on this list)

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Roxy Music - Love is the Drug

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A couple of short references to drugs within the lyrics to other old songs. Here are just two off the top of my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12-ttcAOO8E

Fats Waller tells Sherlock Holmes to "quit watchin' the needle", then laughs in this 1935 jazz piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXS-qjtiNJE

Budd Hobbs makes reference to "white line" presumably as stimulant in this early '50s western swing piece.
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I almost forgot this one.
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This is a relationship song that is based on drug use - these guys are so underrated : EDIT they're not underrated, critics and other bands love them, just not the commercial success I would expect


In a similar vein:

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A Warren Zevon substance song that is not explicit but it ain't that subtle at all:

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Though it is not a drug song, and is more aimed at the biblical punishment and brow beating in a sense, Dylan could not resist the "pun" in Rainy Day Women.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Zxd5jp-lI
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Though it is not a drug song, and is more aimed at the biblical punishment and brow beating in a sense, Dylan could not resist the "pun" in Rainy Day Women.
Good one Donn

I forgot to add yesterday, I'll bet Gail & Dale knew exactly what the "modern spiritual" was about (above)
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