Various Artists - Reefer Blues: Vintage Songs About Marijuana Volume 3
The 3rd installment of the Reefer Blues Series contains 18 more incredible vintage Jazz and Blues recordings about Marijuana in a beautifully digitally remastered state. Featuring such renowned acts as Louis Armstrong, Julia Lee, Tampa Red, Don Redman, Slim & Slam, Cab Calloway, and many other legendary Vipers, this compilation is sure to be greatly enjoyed by any fan of Pre-War Jazz or Blues.
- The Spinach Song (I Didn't Like It The First Time) (Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends) (2:56)
Vocals & Piano - Julia Lee, Tumpet - Geechie Smith & Dave Cavanaugh, Trombone - Vic Dickenson, Alto Sax - Benny Carter, Guitar - Jack Marshall, Bass - Red Callender, Drums - Sam Lovett. Recorded November 1947.
- The Mess Is Here (Cow Cow Davenport) (2:50)
Vocals - Charles Cow Cow Devenport, Fluegel Horn - Joe Bishop, Piano - Sam Price, Guitar - Teddy Bunn, Bass - Richard Fullbright. Recorded May 8th 1938.
- Reefer Head Woman (Jazz Gillum & His Jazz Boys) (3:02)
Guitar - Big Bill Broonzy, Electric Guitar - George Barnes, Bass - Unknown, Washboard - Washboard Sam. Recorded 1938.
- You'se A Viper (Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys) (3:10)
Violin & Vocals - Stuff Smith, Trumpet - Jonah Jones, Guitar - Bobby Bennett, Piano - James Sherman, Drums - Cozy Cole. Recorded March 13th 1936.
- Blue Reefer Blues (Instrumental) (Richard M. Jones & His Jazz Wizards) (2:57)
Trumpet - Eddie McLaughlin, Jimmy McLeary, & Luther Henderson, Trombone - Edward Saint, Reeds - John Davis, John McCullin, & Heard, Piano - George Reynolds, Guitar - Huey Long, Bass - Bob Frazier, Drums - Eddie Green. Recorded In Chicago January 16th 1935.
- I'm Gonna Get High (Tampa Red & The Chicago Five) (3:06)
Guitar & Vocals - Tampa Red, Piano - Blind John Davis, Other Musicians Unknown. Recorded In Aurora, Illinois October 11th 1937.
- Do You Dig My Jive (Sammy Price & His Texas Blusicians) (3:06)
Piano & Vocals - Sam Price, Trumpet - Chester Boone, Trombone - Floyd Brady, Alto Sax - Don Stovall, Tenor Sax - Skippy Williams, Bass - Ernest Hill, Drums - Herb Cowens. Recorded June 13th 1941.
- Muggles (Instrumental) (Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra) (2:50)
Trumpet - Louis Armstrong, Trombone - Fred Robinson, Clarinet - Jimmy Strong, Piano - Earl Hines, Banjo - Mancy Cara, Drums - Zutty Singleton. Recorded December 7th 1928.
- Reefer Man (Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra) (3:00)
Vocals - Cab Calloway, Trumpet - Lamar Wright, Doc Cheatham, & Edwin Swayzee Trombone - DePreist Wheeler & Harry White, Reeds - Eddie Barefield, Andrew Brown, Arville Harris, & Walter Thomas, Piano - Benny Paine, Banjo/Guitar - Morris White, Bass - Al Morgan, Drums - Leroy Maxie. Recorded June 9th 1932.
- Dopey Joe (Slim & Slam) (2:04)
Guitar & Vocals - Slim Gaillard, Bass & Vocals - Slam Stewart, Piano - Sam Allen, Drums - Pompey "Guts" Dobson. Recorded November 9th 1938.
- Got A Need For You (Adrian Rollini & His Tap Room Gang) (3:15)
Vocals - Jeanne Burns, Trumpet & Vocals - Wingy Manone, Clarinet - Joe Marsala, Baritone Sax/Vibes - Adrian Rollini, Piano - Putney Dandridge, Guitar - Carmen Mastren, Bass - Sid Weiss, Drums - Sam Weiss. Recorded June 1935.
- A Viper's Moan (Willie Bryant & His Orchestra) (3:26)
Vocals - Willie Bryant, Trumpet - Robert Cheek, Richard Clark, & Edgar Battle, Trombone - John Haughton, Robert Horton, & George Matthews, Clarinet & Alto Sax - Glynn Paque, Alto Sax - Stanley Payne, Tenor Sax - Johnny Russell, Piano - Teddy Wilson, Guitar - Arnold Adams, Bass - Louis Thompson, Drums - Cozy Cole. Recorded New York January 4th 1935.
- Weed (Bea Foote) (3:03)
Vocals - Bea Foote, Other Musicians Unknown. Recorded New York April 21st 1938.
- Chant Of The Weed (Instrumental) (Don Redman & His Orchestra) (3:08)
Trumpet - Leonard Davis, Bill Coleman, & Henry Allen, Trombone - Claude Jones, Fred Robinson, & Benny Morton, Clarinet/Alto Sax - Edward Inge & Rupert Cole, Alto Sax - Don Redman, Tenor Sax - Robert Carroll, Piano - Horace Henderson, Banjo - Talcott Reeves, Bass - Bob Ysaguirre, Drums - Manzie Johnson. Recorded September 24th 1931.
- Three O'Clock In The Morning (Floyd Ray & His Orchestra) (2:43)
Vocals - Dudley Brooks, Ann Glascoe (AKA Ivy Jones), Willie Lee Floyd (AKA Willie Von Floyd), Lavern Whittaker (AKA Vern Whittaker), Joe Alexander, Trumpet - Joe Kelley, Granville Young, & Eddie Vanderveer, Trombone - Gilbert Kelley & Clayton Smith, Reeds - George Fauntleroy, Shirley Greene, Carroll Ridley, & Sol Moore, Piano - Ken Bryan, Guitar - Gene Brown, Bass - Benny Booker, Drums - George Ward. Recorded New York February 21st 1939.
- Knockin' Myself Out (Yack Taylor) (3:07)
Vocals - Yack Taylor, Piano - Sam Price, Other Musicians Unknown. Recorded New York April 8th 1941.
- Ol' Man River (Smoke A Little Tea) (Cootie Wiliams & His Rug Cutters) (2:48)
Vocals - Jerry Kruger, Trumpet - Cootie Williams, Trombone - Joe Nanton, Reeds - Barney Biggard, Johnny Hodges, & Harry Carney, Piano - Duke Ellington, Bass- Billy Taylor, Drums - Sonny Greer. Recorded April 1938.
- Pipe Dream Blues (Hazel Meyers) (3:13)
Vocals - Hazel Meyers, Clarinet - Howard Scott, Piano - Fletcher Henderson. Recorded May 19th 1924.