James Wayne – Junco Partner

James Waynen alunperin 1951 nauhoittama Junco Partner on kuvaus narkkarielämästä.

Kappaleen on äänittänyt myöhemmin iso liuta muusikoita, mm. James Booker ja The Clash.

“Down the road came a Junco Partner
For he was loaded as can be
He was knocked out, knocked out loaded
He was a’wobblin’ all over the street

Singing 6 months ain’t no sentence
And one year ain’t no time
I was born in Angola
Serving 14 to 99

Well I wish I had me $1 million dollars
Oh one million to call my own
I would raise meat and say, “grow for me baby”
I would raise me a tobacco farm

Well I wish I would have me a great deal of money
Yeah and mighty good things all over town
Now I ain’t got no more money
All of my good friends are putting me down

So now I gotta pawn my rifle and pistol
Yeah I’m gonna pawn my watch and chain
I would have pawned my seat Gabriella
But the smart girl she wouldn’t sign her name

Give me headstone when I die”

Ray Charles – Let’s Go Get Stoned

Alunperin tämän kappaleen levytti The Coasters 1965, mutta vuotta myöhemmin Ray Charles teki tämän tunnetuksi. Nurinkurista, että biisi julkaistiin hyvin pian sen jälkeen kun Ray oli päässyt pois vieroituksesta heroiiniriippuvuutensa vuoksi.

“Let’s go get stoned
Let’s go get stoned
When you work so hard all the day long
And everything you do seems to go wrong
Just drop by my place on your way home
Let’s go get stoned”