The first 100 “Tox Tunes”

August 30, 2015, 9:15 pm

On January 3, 2010, TPR launched “Tox Tunes,” a series of clips of songs about drug, toxins, and poisons starting with Keith Richards’ version of Reverent Gary Davis’s “Cocaine Blues.” Last week, we featured our one-hundredth tune, Amy Winehouse’s classic — and tragically ironic — song “Rehab.” To celebrate the 100-tunes milestone, we are listing all the selections with links to the original  posts. Enjoy!

#1: Cocaine Blues (Keith Richards)

#2: Sister Morphine (Marianne Faithfull)

#3: Reefer Man (Cab Calloway)

#4: Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin)

#5: Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy’s Ovaltine (Harry “The Hipster” Gibson)

#6: Doctor Robert (The Beatles)

#7: Gin Bottle Blues (Lightnin’ Hopkins)

#8: Weed Smoker’s Dream (Harlem Hamfats)

#9: Texas Tea Party (Benny Goodman & Orchestra)

#10: I Get A Kick Out of You (Frank Sinatra)

#11: Mickey’s Garden (Walt Disney, 1935)

#12: Canned Heat Blues (Tommy Johnson)

#13: Amphetamine Annie (Canned Heat)

#14: Sweet Marijuana (1934)

#15: The Pusher (Steppenwolf)

#16: Eight Miles High (Leo Kottke)

#17: When I Get Low I Get High (Ella Fitzgerald)

#18: Day Tripper (The Beatles)

#19: Torn And Frayed (The Rolling Stones)

#20: Cocaine Habit Blues (Memphis Jug Band)

#21: The Needle and the Damage Done (Neil Young)

#22: Old Rub Alcohol Blues (Dock Boggs)

#23: Tonight’s the Night (Neil Young)

#24: Strychnine (The Sonics)

#25: Cocaine Blues (Luke Jordan 1927)

#26: Mellow, Yellow (Donovan)

#27: Poison Ivy (The Rolling Stones)

#28: Wacky Dust (Ella Fitzgerald and the Chick Webb Orchestra)

#29: Got to Get You Into My Life (The Beatles)

#30: Cold Turkey (John Lennon)

#31: Junker’s Blues (Champion Jack Dupree)

#32: Champagne & Reefer (Muddy Waters)

#33: Tomorrow Never Knows (The Beatles)

#34: A Girl Named Sandoz (Smashing Pumpkins)

#35: I Wanna Be Sedated (The Ramones)

#36: Dope Head Blues (Victoria Spivey 1927)

#37: Six Days on the Road (Flying Burrito Brothers)

#38: Carbona Not Glue (The Ramones)

#39: If You’re a Viper (Fats Waller)

#40: Minnie the Moocher (Cab Calloway)

#41: The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea (The Louvin Brothers)

#42: Got to Give It Up (Thin Lizzy)

#43: Cocaine Blues (Townes Van Zandt)

#44: Kid Charlemagne (Steely Dan)

#45: Alice D. Millionaire (Grateful Dead)

#46: Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Bob Dylan)

#47: Cocaine Blues (Nick Drake)

#48: Angel Dust (Gil Scott-Heron)

#49: Moon Flower (Flor d’Luna (Santana)

#50: Lost in the Ozone Again (Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen)

#51: Gypsy Love Songs (Richard Thompson)

#52: White Rabbit (Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)

#53: The Borgias are Having an Orgy (Hermione Gingold)

#54: Poisoning Pigeons in the Park (Tom Lehrer)

#55: Heroin (The Velvet Underground)

#56: Season of the Witch (Richard Thompson)

#57: Mother’s Little Helper (The Rolling Stones)

#58: Acid Queen (The Who)

#59: Moonshine (Ralph Mooney & James Burton)

#60: Itchycoo Park (Small Faces)

#61: Reefer Head Woman (Jazz Gillum and His Jazz Boys)

#62: Reefer Head Woman (Buster Bennett Trio)

#63: I Didn’t Like It the First Times (Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends 1947)

#64: Reefer Head Woman (Aerosmith)

#65: Spoonful Blues (Charley Patton)

#66: That Cat is High (The Ink Spots 1938)

#67: Pipe Dream Blues (Hazel Meyers 1924)

#68: Codine (Donovan)

#69: Cocaine (Tom Rush)

#70: Turpentine Moan

#71: Cocaine Blues (Roy Hogsed)

#72: Acid Polka (Bob Franke)

#73: Hush Hush (Pistol Annies)

#74: cocaine (J.J. Cale)

#75: Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire (Joni Mitchell)

#76: Cocaine Blues (Dave Van Ronk)

#77: Cooksferry Quen (Richard Thompson)

#78: Needle of Death (Neil Young)

#79: Muggles (Louis Armstrong)

#80: Weed Head Woman  (Champion Jack Dupree)

#81: Junko Partner (Dr. John)

#82: One Toke Over the Line (Lawrence Welk)

#83: Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer (Bessie Smith)

#84: Pass the Dutchie (Musical Youth)

#85: Goodnight, Irene (Jerry Lee Lewis and Van Morrison)

#86: Let’s Go Get Stoned (Big Mama Thornton)

#87: Cocaine Blues (Bob Dylan 1961)

#88: Junco Partner (Professor Longhair)

#89: Strange Brew (Cream)

#90: Junco Partner (The Clash)

#91: I Can’t Stand It (Memphis Jug Band)

#92: Born in Chicago (Paul Butterfield)

#93: Lithium (Evanescence)

#94: Cocaine Blues (David Bromberg)

#95: Dead Flowers (Townes Van Zandt)

#96: Champagne and Reefer (The Rolling Stones and Buddy Guy)

#97: Resurrection Mary (Ian Hunter)

#98: Truckin’ (Grateful Dead)

#99: Casey Jones (Grateful Dead)

#100: Rehab (Amy Winehouse)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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