Drinkin’ TNT & Smokin’ Dynamite: Vintage Songs About Drugs & Booze (2 CD set)

Marijuana—”a musician’s best friend,” according to Louis Armstrong—was outlawed the same year Prohibition was repealed (1933). Both booze and reefer are celebrated on this 40-track collection along with token tributes to cocaine (Charley Patton’s “Spoonful Blues,” later popularized by Cream) and Depression-era high Sterno (Tommy Johnson’s “Canned Heat Blues”). Other joints include “One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer” by Amos Milburn, “Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee” by Stick McGhee, “Take a Whiff on Me” by Leadbelly, “Wacky Dust” by Ella Fitzgerald, “Dope Head Blues” by Victoria Spivy, “Reefer Head Woman”, by Jazz Gillum, “I Got Loaded” by Peppermint Harris, and “Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)” by Bessie Smith. 2 CD set, each about an hour long, a classic collection of booze and drugs — fully matured for over 50 years!

$ 29.00