Fats Waller — The Reefer Song

Thanks to Mark Cranston for the You Tube

This is perhaps an infamous song Fats wrote in 1927, his ode to marijuana. This recording took place in Hollywood, September 23, 1943. It was his final recording session before he got on the train to go back to New York City. Fats died as the train was pulling into Kansas City. He was only 39 years old.

 

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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