Various Artists - Reefer Blues: Vintage Songs About Marijuana Volume 1
This album contains 16 of the best vintage blues recordings about Marijuana of all time in a beautifully digitally remastered state. Featuring such renowned acts as Cab Calloway, Sidney Bechet, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Stuff Smith, Lil Johnson, and many other Blues Legends, this compilation is sure to be greatly enjoyed by any fan of the Pre-War blues genre.
- Light Up (The Buster Bailey Rhythm Busters) (2:47)
Clarinet & Vocals - Buster Bailey, Trumpet - Frankie Newton, Alto Sax - Russell Procope, Piano - Billy Kyle, Guitar - James McLin, Bass - Johnny Williams, Drums - O'Neil Spencer. Recorded New York December 7th 1938.
- If You're A Viper (Rosetta Howard & The Harlem Hamfats) (3:10)
Vocals - Rosetta Howard, Trumpet - Herb Morand, Clarinet - Odell Rand, Piano - Horace Malcolm, Guitar - Joe McCoy, Guitar & Mandolin - Charlie McCoy, Bass - Ransom Knowling, Drums - Fred Flynn. Recorded New York October 5th 1937.
- Man From Harlem (Cab Calloway & His Orchestra) (3:10)
Vocals - Cab Calloway, Trumpet - Lammar Wright, Doc Cheatham, & Edwin Swayzee, Trombone - De Priest Wheeler & Harry White, Reeds - Eddie Barefield, Andrew Brown, Arville Harris, & Walter Thomas, Piano - Bennie Payne, Banjo/Guitar - Morris White, Bass - Al Morgan, Drums - Leroy Maxey. Recorded New York November 30th 1932.
- Jack, I'm Mellow (Trixie Smith) (2:43)
Vocals - Trixie Smith, Trumpet - Charlie Shavers, Clarinet/Soprano Sax - Sidney Bechet, Piano - Sam Price, Guitar - Teddy Bunn, Bass - Richard Fullbright, Drums - O'Neil Spencer. Recorded New York May 26th 1938.
- Save The Roach For Me (Buck Washington) (1:38)
Piano & Vocals - Floyd "Buck" Washington. Recorded 1944.
- Reefer Man (Don Redman & His Orchestra) (3:35)
Clarinet/Alto Sax & Vocals - Don Redman, Trombone & Vocals - Claude Jones, Trumpet - Langston Curl, Shirley Clay, & Sidney de Paris, Trombone - Quentin Jackson & Benny Morton, Clarinet/Alto Sax - Edward Inge & Rupert Cole, Tenor Sax - Robert Carroll, Piano - Horace Henderson, Banjo/Guitar - Talcott Reeves, Bass - Bob Ysaguirre, Drums - Manzie Johnson. Recorded New York June 17th 1932.
- Sweet Marijuana Brown (Barney Bigard Sextet) (2:59)
Trumpet - Joe Vankert Thomas, Tenor Sax & Vocals - Joe Thomas, Clarinet - Barney Bigard, Piano - Art Tatum, Bass - Billy Taylor, Drums - Stan Levey. Recorded Jan 5th 1945.
- Viper Mad (Sidney Bechet With Noble Sissles Swingsters) (3:05)
Trumpet - Clarence Brereton, Clarinet/Soprano Sax - Sidney Bechet, Tenor Sax - Gil White, Piano - Harry Brook, Guitar - Jimmy Miller, Bass - Jimmy Jones, Drums & Vocals - O'Neil Spencer. Recorded New York February 10th 1938.
- Here Comes The Man With The Jive (Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys) (3:04)
Violin & Vocals - Stuff Smith, Piano & Vocals - Clyde Hart, Clarinet - Buster Bailey, Trumpet - Jonah Jones, Guitar - Bobby Bennett, Bass - Mack Walker, Drums - Cozy Cole. Recorded New York August 21st 1936.
- Mellow Stuff (Lil Johnson) (2:31)
Vocals - Lil Johnson, Musicians Unknown. Recorded Chicago june 29th 1937
- The Stuff Is Here (Georgia White) (2:57)
Vocals - Georgia White, Piano - Richard M. Jones, Guitar - Ikey Robinson, Bass - John Lindsay. Recorded New York October 5th 1937.
- Minnie The Moocher (Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra) (3:36)
Vocals - Cab Calloway, Trumpet - Lammar Wright, Doc Cheatham, & Edwin Swayzee, Trombone - De Priest Wheeler & Harry White, Reeds - Eddie Barefield, Andrew Brown, Arville Harris, & Walter Thomas, Piano - Bennie Payne, Banjo/Guitar - Morris White, Bass - Al Morgan, Drums - Leroy Maxey. Recorded New York December 18th 1933.
- When I Get Low, I Get High (Ella Fitzgerald & Chick Webb) (2:28)
Vocals - Ella Fitzgerald, Trumpet - Mario Bauza, Bobby Stark, & Taft Jordan, Trombone - Sandy Williams & Claude Jones, Reeds - Pete Clark, Edgar Sampson, Elmer Williams, & Wayman Carver, Piano - Joe Steele, Guitar - John Trueheart, Bass - Bill Thomas, Drums - Chick Webb. Recorded New York April 7th 1936.
- Knockin' Myself Out (Lil Green) (3:01)
Vocals - Lillian "Lil" Green, Piano - Simeon Henry, Bass - Ransom Knowling, Guitar - Big Bill Broonzy. Recorded January 21st 1941.
- If You're A Viper (Fats Waller) (2:54)
Piano & Vocals - Fats Waller. Recorded September 1943.
- All The Jive Is Gone (Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds Of Joy) (2:38)
Trumpet - Harry Lawson, Paul King, & Earl Thomson, Trombone - Ted Donnelly & Henry Wells, Reeds - John Harrington, John Williams, & Dick Wilson, Violin - Claude Williams, Piano - Mary Lou Williams, Guitar - Ted Brinson, Bass - Booker Collins, Drums - Ben Thigpen. Recorded New York March 3rd 1936.