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A Cartoon, If You'se A Viper

On account of today's date, I started looking around for examples of viper jazz songs. Which is how I found a woozily slowed-down version of Don Redman's "Chant Of The Weed" leading off this Betty Boop cartoon:

As if those early Betty Boop cartoons weren't trippy enough already. By the way, the title of this post refers to this rather explicit number. If you've got any other good reefer songs to share (for their historico-musical value, natch), here's your comment section.



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