Monday, October 22, 2012

Viper Mad w/ Planet D Nonet (notes)



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"VIPER MAD"

HOMAGE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG & MEZZ MEZZROW

ON THE OCCASION
OF THEIR INDUCTION
INTO THE CANNABIS HALL OF FAME

PART I: "Sendin' The Vipers"
PART II: "Really The Blues"
PART III: "Struttin' With Some Barbecue"
PART IV: "There'll Be Some Changes Made"
PART V: "Everybody Loves My Baby"
PART VI: "If You'se A Viper"
PART VII: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You"
PART VIII: "Tin Roof Blues"
PART IX: "When The Saints Go Marching In"
PART X: "It's All Good"

"VIPER MAD" Suite
Text composed & arranged by John Sinclair
& performed by
John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars
Featuring James Andrews & Chris Kohl
Musical Director: Bill Lynn

WORLD PREMIERE:
Cannabis Cup, Amsterdam
November 25, 1998

Transcribed & edited by John Sinclair
New Orleans
November 11-18. 1998

Louis Armstrong quotes
& quotes by Sammy Price, Lawrence Brown,
Duke Ellington, Rex Stewart, Jack Teagarden
& Bill Coleman are from
LOUIS: The Louis Armstrong Story
by Max Jones & John Chilton
(Boston: Little, Brown and Company,1976;
Original edition:
London: November Books Limited, 1971)

Mezz Mezzrow quotes
from Really The Blues
by Milton Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe
(New York: Random House, 1946)
as cited in David Ebin, Editor,
The Drug Experience: First-person Accounts of Addicts, Writers, Scientists,and others
(New York: The Orion Press, 1961;
Paperback: Grove Press Black Cat Edition, 1965)

All other text composed by
& "Viper Mad" Suite transcribed & edited by
John Sinclair
New Orleans, November 10-17, 1998
Edited & revised December 18, 1998

Special thanks to my wife Penny & my daughter Celia,
Bill Lynn, Mike Voelker, Chris Kohl & Ron Esposito,
James Andrews, Steve Gebhardt,
Steven Hager & High Times magazine,
& Barry Smith & Jerry Brock
at the Lousiana Music Factory
3.1.668

FATTENING FROGS FOR SNAKES 2012

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