The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3648   Message #39184
Posted By: BSeed
24-Sep-98 - 12:25 AM
Thread Name: Moonshine Songs
Subject: RE: Moonshine Songs
Cab Calloway had at least one dope song: I remember him in his white tux in front of his big band singing it in a '30's comedy ("International Hotel"?) with W.C.Fields, Mae West, George Burns and Gracie Allen, and many others. Maybe came out a bit before "Reefer Madness." As for morphine, all I can think of is from the Stones, "Sister Morphine" ("Lay your cool hand on my head"), on the Sticky Fingers album. And this seems to be palliative use rather than recreational--although the song was banned in Spain, I think. --seed