Smoke Clouds - Herbert Payne (1928)

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Herbert Payne was a first world war singer who recorded both as a solo artist, and in ensembles including the first recording of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore.

This track has been republished on Flashbacks, Vol. 1: Highs and Lows, Drug Songs 1917-1944, 2002.

Editor: This song is likely about tobacco. Earliest drug related phonogram?