Have You Ever Met That Funny Reefer Man

"Have You Ever Met That Funny Reefer Man", often known simply as "The Reefer Man",[1] is a 1932 American jazz song composed by J. Russel Robinson,[2] with lyrics by Andy Razaf. It was first recorded by Cab Calloway and his orchestra,[3] with versions by others over the years, including by Harlan Lattimore, Murphy's Law and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.[4]

The song as performed by Calloway appears in the 1933 film International House.[5]

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  1. ^ Sloman, L.; Burroughs, W.S.; Simmons, M. (1998). Reefer Madness: A History of Marijuana. St. Martin's Press. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-4668-1941-2.
  2. ^ Bloom, Ken (2001), American Song: Songwriters (Vol. 3), Schirmer Books, p. 745, ISBN 9780028654782
  3. ^ "Cab Calloway "Reefer Man" (1932) - The 50 Best Weed Songs". Complex. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  4. ^ "Have You Ever Met That Funny Reefer Man" at SecondHand Songs.
  5. ^ Shirley Halperin, Steve Bloom (2011), Reefer Movie Madness: The Ultimate Stoner Film Guide, Abrams, ISBN 9781613120163CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)