Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana

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Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana
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Studio album by S. E. Rogie
Released May 5, 1997
Recorded Real World Studios, Wiltshire, England in 1994
Genre Palm-wine, highlife
Length 42:54
Label RealWorld / CEMA
Producer Tchad Blake
S. E. Rogie chronology
The New Sounds of S.E.ROGIE
(1991)
Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana is the last album by Sierra Leonean highlife and palm wine musician S. E. Rogie, featuring the double bassist, Danny Thompson. It was recorded in 1994 before his death and released in 1997.

In the 2003 book The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar, the album is listed among examples of "African reinvention of the guitar."[2] In Banning Eyre's book Africa: Your Passport to a New World of Music, the album is listed as the sole palm wine album to help readers "expand [their] understanding of African guitar styles."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by S. E. Rogie

  1. "Kpindigbee (Morning, Noon, and Night)" – 4:11
  2. "A Time In My Life" – 3:27
  3. "Nor Weigh Me Lek Dat (Woman To Woman)" – 4:04
  4. "Jaimgba Tutu (The Joy of Success)" – 2:38
  5. "Koneh Pelawoe (Please Open Your Heart)" – 5:04
  6. "Jojo Yalahjo (I Lost My Wife)" – 4:43
  7. "Nyalomei Luange (Love Me My Love)" – 2:54
  8. "African Gospel" – 4:20
  9. "Nyalimagotee (The Cornerstone Of My Heart)" – 4:49
  10. "Dieman Noba Smoke Tafee" – 6:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Alfred Bannerman – Guitar
  • Tchad Blake – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • James Cadsky – Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant, Assistant Producer
  • Simon Clark – Keyboards
  • Mike Coulson – Art Direction
  • Meabh Flynn – Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant, Assistant Producer
  • Stephen Lovell-Davis – Photography
  • Emile Ogoo – Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Sooliman E. Rogie – Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
  • Zozo Shuaibu – Percussion, Bass, Background Vocals
  • Tony Stiles – Design
  • Danny Thompson – Double Bass

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana at AllMusic
  2. ^ Coelho, Victor (10 July 2003). The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 234. ISBN 0521000408. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Eyre, Banning (24 June 2002). Africa: Your Passport to a New World of Music. Van Nyus, Los Angeles: Alfred Music Publishing. p. 47. ISBN 0739024744. Retrieved 17 May 2017.