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Sunday, 20 September 2020


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Narcotics mentioned in vintage music lyrics and used in household productsSwing Music Lyrics and Narcotics

Opium | Cocaine | Marijuana | Reefer

Narcotics references and music lyrics 

Fats Waller | Cab Callaway | Trixie Smith | The Ink Spots

As we listened to vintage music lyrics, it became alarmingly apparent how many recordings made casual references to what is now deemed an illegal substance.

These references were made, not just by unknown bands, but also by some of the swing periods most prominent artists including Fats Waller and Cab Callaway.

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