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Jazz History 3/31/08 Drug Issues Gene Krupa Drug issues o Alcohol o Tobacco o Nicotine o Marijuana o Cocaine o Heroine Musicians who died before the age of 45 list of alcohol related o Bix Beiderbecke (1903 – 1931) o Buddy Bolden (1877 – 1931) age 54 o Charlie Christian o John Coltrane o Billy Holiday o James “bubber” Miley o Charlie Parker o Bobby Timmons o Fats Waller songs with drug titles o Mezz Mezzrow “sendin the vipers” o Louis Armstong “muggles”
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o Cab Calloway “that funny reefer man” o Fats waller Harry Anslinger o First commissioner of the treasury Departments federal bureau of narcotics (1930 – 19620 o Office tenure is the 2 nd longest of any US political figure in history Yellow Journalism and the “Reefer Madness” campaign o Yellow journalism is a prejorative reference to journalism that features scandal mongering, sensationalis,, or other unethical or unprofessional practices by news media organizations or journalists. It has been loosely defined as “not quite libel”
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2009 for the course MUS 231 taught by Professor Moon during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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