Jazz Cigarettes and Gene Krupa

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Jazz Cigarettes and Gene Krupa

Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:51 am

Eddie wrote:

Years ago I watched a b/w film biopic of Krupa on afternoon TV and was left with the general impression that the drummer's career was ruined after being busted for marijuana. It was a Hollywood movie so he made a come-back, of course.

How much of this was true?

I can't remember all the details because I was pretty stoned at the time.

Pinhedz wrote:

It was probably the one starring Sal Mineo, who looked about 12 years old for most of his life. I remember the arrest looked terribly traumatic in the movie, but I believe he was actually acquitted of the charges. All of the big bands were in decline at about the same time, so it would be hard to blame the demise of Krupa's band on the arrest, even if it had the appearance of cause and effect.

Pinhedz wrote:

I just read the Wiki story, which is more than a little misleading. First, it neglects to say that Krupa finally beat the rap (the most serious charge was contributing to the deliquency of a minor). Here's the final outcome, from an article written at the time:

"On February 15th, 1944, almost a year after the abortive case had begun,
John Pateakos, in Army uniform (and no-longer a so-called wayward minor
as the press had made out), testified as follows in juvenile court:

"I lied," he said. He swore that he had been coached in his testimony
by narcotics agents. He said he had never been asked by Gene Krupa to
get marijuana from Krupa's room.


On May 31st, 1944, the California District Court of Appeals, in a
thumping decision, overruled the jury's verdict and set Gene Krupa free.

Thus, under the laws of our land and in all fairness to the great
drummer, it is high time to halt the innuendos and the sneers. It is
also high time to halt any similar attacks and smears on the great
players of our time.

All hail, Gene Krupa, Bang it out eight to the bar. And we know
it's you, and not the weed, that's doing the magnificent drumming."


The Wiki also suggests that Krupa only got back to work by rejoining Benny Goodman, neglecting to mention that by the end of WW-II, Krupa was leading a big band that even had a full string section--practically a symphony orchestra.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vafmPddC6BQ&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoSAPaThWJE&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEdh2MmIIVs&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D44pyeEvhcQ&feature=player_embedded

It's obvious when you think about it--booze makes you drive badly, but you don't think you are;
pot makes you think you're driving badly, even though you're not:

Marijuana And Actual Driving Performance

U.S. Department of Transportation,
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(DOT HS 808 078), Final Report, November 1993

ABSTRACT

Marijuana's effects on actual driving performance were assessed in a series
of three studies wherein dose-effect relationships were measured in actual
driving situations that progressively approached reality. The first was
conducted on a highway closed to other traffic. Subjects (24) were treated on
separate occasions with THC 100, 200 and 300 g/kg, and placebo. They performed
a 22-km road tracking test beginning 30 and 90 minutes after smoking. Their
lateral position variability increased significantly after each THC dose
relative to placebo in a dose-dependent manner for two hours after smoking. The
second study was conducted on a highway in the presence of other traffic.
Subjects (16) were treated with the same THC doses as before. They performed a
64-km road tracking test preceded and followed by 16-km car following tests.
Results confirmed those of the previous study. Car following performance was
only slightly impaired. The third study was conducted in high-density urban
traffic. Separate groups of 16 subjects were treated with 100 g/kg THC and
placebo; and, ethanol (mean BAC .034 g%) and placebo. Alcohol impaired
performance relative to placebo but subjects did not perceive it. THC did not
impair driving performance yet the subjects thought it had.
These studies show
that THC in single inhaled doses up to 300 g/kg has significant, yet not
dramatic, dose-related impairing effects on driving performance.

Pinhedz wrote:

Alcohol impaired performance relative to placebo ...
If any of the subjects that had been given the placebo couldn't tell if they were drunk or high, I'd like to know what they were smokin'.

Eddie Wrote:

Reefer Madness- early and hilariously incompetent US anti-drugs propaganda film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM_vLk1I6G4

Champagne and Reefer- Buddy Guy and The Rolling Stones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeOw8JBmXsE


Arthur Askey wrote:

Nice one, Eddie. But I love the Muddy original, cut late in his career but showing absolutely no weakening of his mojo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liX7zPV095Q

felix wrote:Nice one, Eddie. But I love the Muddy original, cut late in his career but showing absolutely no weakening of his mojo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liX7zPV095Q

Great as Muddy's version is, it doesn't contain the immortal Buddy Guy vocal improvisation:

"You can bet my bottom dollar
Keith ain't gonna use no cocaine..."

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Re: Jazz Cigarettes and Gene Krupa

Post  pinhedz on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:57 am


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:00 am

Mr. Sunshine denounces illegal drugs. bounce


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:16 pm

Jazz Gillum has his own point of view:


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:26 pm

In the movie, the part of Anita O'Day was played by Anita O'Day:


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