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25 שירים ישנים על מריחואנה 1930-2000

25 שירים ישנים על מריחואנה 1930-2000

מאז ומתמיד שרו והיללו את הצמח המופלא הזה, קבלו 25 שירים חלקם מוכרים רובם לא…

 

1. PETER TOSH “Legalize It” 1976

“Don’t criticize it,” Tosh toked. He criticized the Jamaican government and paid for it with his life in 1987. Updated by Sublime on HEMPILATION.

 

2. BOB MARLEY — “Kaya” 1978

Marley’s most famous ganja tune was written in the late ’60s with the help of Lee “Scratch” Perry, but wasn’t released as an album until the late ’70s.

 

3. BOB DYLAN — “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35″ 1966

The song’s chorus, “Everybody must get stoned,” makes you forget about those rainy day women, whatever numbers they’re high on. Updated by the Black Crowes on HEMPILATION and Cypress Hill on Temples of Boom.

 

4. BLACK SABBATH — “Sweet Leaf” 1971

“You give me a new belief,” Ozzy Osbourne espoused in this pre-metal glorification of ganja. Updated by Sacred Reich on HEMPILATION.

 

5. RICK JAMES — “Mary Jane”1978

“It’s my main thang,” James sang. “I love you Mary Jane.” The funkiest ode to pot . . . ever.

 

6. CAB CALLOWAY — “Reefer Man” 1932

“Have you ever met that funny, funny reefer man?” was the question posed in this period piece, recorded by Cab Calloway and many others.

 

7. BREWER & SHIPLEY — “One Toke Over the Line” 1971

The highest-charting pot tune of the ’70s is the song the Grateful Dead should’ve written. Updated by the Rainmakers and Brewer & Shipley on HEMPILATION 2.

 

8. MUSICAL YOUTH — “Pass the Dutchie” 1982

Also a Top 10 hit, this remake of the Mighty Diamonds’ “Pass the Kutchie” came courtesy of five British youths.

 

9. DAVID PEEL — “I Like Marijuana”1968

The master marijuana minstrel championed pot to the tune of 1961′s “Peanut Butter.” Updated by the 360′s and David Peel on HEMPILATION and Technohead as “I Wanna Be a Hippie.”

 

10. NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE — “Panama Red”1973

Peter Rowan’s smuggler tale harkens back to the days when the best weed came from Latin American.

 

11. FRATERNITY OF MAN — “Don’t Bogart Me”1969

Better known as “Don’t Bogart That Joint,” this originally appeared on the Easy Rider soundtrack, was popularized by Little Feat and earned an update by Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise on HEMPILATION 2.

 

12. RITA MARLEY — “One Draw” 1981

Also written by Bob Marley, the song’s catchy refrain, “I wanna get high,” served as the basis for Cypress Hill”s 1993 version.

 

13. CYPRESS HILL — “Stoned Is the Way of the Walk” 1991

Hip-hop nation’s highest band put themselves on the map with this stoner masterpiece

 

14. LEROY “STUFF” SMITH — “If You’re A Viper” 1937

This reefer-jazz classic was recorded by numerous artists, renamed “Reefer Song” by Fats Waller and updated by Wayne Kramer on HEMPILATION 2.

 

15. BLACK UHURU — “Sinsemilla” 1980

“I’ve got a stalk of sinsemilla in my pocket,” Michael Rose exhaled on the chorus to one of reggae’s most enduring ganja classics.

 

16. REDMAN — “How to Roll a Blunt” 1992

Named for the HIGH TIMES centerfold featuring Cypress Hill, Redman took blunt-smoking to new heights.

 

17. DASH RIP ROCK — “Let’s Go Smoke Some Pot” 1995

This New Orleans trio transformed Bill Haley’s “At the Hop” into a veritable stoner anthem.

 

18. COMMANDER CODY & HIS LOST PLANET AIRMEN — “Seeds & Stems (Again)” 1971

A country weeper complete with tears-in-your-beer steel guitar that’s both heartfelt and parody, as the Commander sings, “I’m proud to be a toker from Muskogee.”

 

19. STEPPENWOLF — “Don’t Step On the Grass, Sam” 1968

A stab at a government that prohibits pot, this was one of Steppenwolf’s most political tunes. Updated by Gov’t Mule on Hempilation.

 

20. MURPHY’s LAW — “Big Spliff”1990

New York’s premiere hardcore band were the first ’90s rockers to support pot legalization with tunes such as this one.

 

21. LOUIS ARMSTRONG — “Muggles”1928

Before pot was illegal, it was known as gage, mezz and muggles to a coterie of weed-smoking jazz cats like Armstrong. The great trumpet player and founder of jazz wrote this instrumental with pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines.

 

22. NEIL YOUNG — “Roll Another Number (For the Road)”1975

This road-trippers’ anthem is one of several weed-friendly tunes from the former member of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

 

23. TOYES — “Smoke Two Joints”1991

Covered by Sublime and Norman Nardini, the Toyes’ wake & bake anthem is an underground reggae favorite.

 

24. TOM PETTY — “You Don’t Know How It Feels”1994

This Top 10 hit was censored by MTV and radio stations because of the repeated lyric, “Let’s get to the point and roll another joint.”

 

25. TRADITIONAL — “La Cucaracha”

The theme song of the Mexican revolution contains the memorable lyric, “Marijuana que fumar” (smoke marijuana).

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