Episode 48 – High Times

In this show, we take a look at songs that have references to illegal drugs and were recorded before the 1960s.


  • Junker’s Blues – Champion Jack Dupree
  • Everybody Loves That Hadacol – Basin Street Six
  • Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs Murphy’s Oveltine? – Henry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson
  • Smoking Reefers – Larry Adler
  • Kickin’ The Gong around – Cab Calloway
  • Lotus Blossom (Sweet Marijuana) – Julia Lee
  • Reefer Man – Baron Lee & The Blue Rhythm Band
  • Weed – Bea Foote
  • You’re A Viper – Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys
  • When I Get Low, I Get High – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Fixin’ To Die Blues – Bukka White
  • Sweet Marijuana Brown – Barney Bigard Sextet
  • Save The Roach For Me – Buck Washington
  • That Cat Is High – The Ink Spots
  • Reefer Headed Woman – Jazz Gillum & The Harlem Hamfats
  • Cocaine Blues – Luke Jordan
  • The Candy Man – Rosetta Howard
  • Refeer Hound Blues – Curtis Jones
  • Cocaine Habit Blues – Memphis Jug Band

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