Viper Mad - Sidney Bechet (1938)

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Stuff Smith's song [If You'se a Viper (1936)] was not the only one to refer to Viper culture in the 1930s. Waller had a stride-piano piece of his own called Viper's Drag, Sidney Bechet wrote and recorded Viper Mad and Fletcher Allen's Viper's Dream later gained a wide audience when it was recorded by Django Reinhardt in France.[1]

[1] Jazz: the essential companion, Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather, Brian Priestley, p. 464, Prentice Hall Press, 1988