[Dixielandjazz] Re: Letter From Steve Beiderbecke (Trad Jazz and Drugs???)

david richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Mon Sep 22 09:13:16 PDT 2003

Trad Jazz and Drugs???

What would ever give them that idea?

Songs about booze, beer, wine and maybe a little pot,  - no problem. 
"Hard" drugs ?  I can  think of only a few directly related songs about 
opium (Minnie the Moocher, Jerry the Junker, Smokey Joe, etc.) and 
"Cocaine Blues."

Anybody else remember any drug songs from the '20s and '30s? (I see a 
radio special coming up ;-)

Dave Richoux

On Monday, Sep 22, 2003, at 02:56 US/Pacific, Bill Haesler wrote:

> Dear Dan,
> Now we need the original newspaper article.
> I remember it coming in, but can't find it.
> I must have deleted it.
> I sympathise with Mr Steve Beiderbecke.
> So-called 'journalists' do similar things here too.
> Particularly those would work for commercial TV public affairs 
> programs.
> Or magazine writers trying to link trad jazz with drugs.
> It's not necessary for us oldtimers to take drugs.
> We can get the same effect just by standing up too quickly!
> 8>)
> Kind regards,
> Bill.
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