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'Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana' is the last album by the beloved singer/songwriter S.E Rogie. A collection of fingerpicked acoustic guitar tunes rooted in the palm wine style of Sierre Leone, Rogie's birthplace, and tinged with gospel, reggae, country and blues, it was released to acclaim in 1994 and has become an indisputable classic. No wonder: to listen to this wryly-titled recording is to soothe the soul. To be transported to a gentle, unhurried place where songs called things like 'Jaimgba Tutu (The Joy of Success)' and 'Nyalomei Luange (Love Me My Love)' tell life lessons in Krio and English over the sweetest of melodies, in a silky baritone sung from the heart. Rogie's nearly fifty-year career was sprinkled with highlights. But it is this album, his swansong - he passed away a few weeks after its release - which endures. Ageing like a fine wine, indeed.

S.E. Rogie - Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana

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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
24/06/2022
Artist
S.E. Rogie
format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Real World Productions

'Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana' is the last album by the beloved singer/songwriter S.E Rogie. A collection of fingerpicked acoustic guitar tunes rooted in the palm wine style of Sierre Leone, Rogie's birthplace, and tinged with gospel, reggae, country and blues, it was released to acclaim in 1994 and has become an indisputable classic. No wonder: to listen to this wryly-titled recording is to soothe the soul. To be transported to a gentle, unhurried place where songs called things like 'Jaimgba Tutu (The Joy of Success)' and 'Nyalomei Luange (Love Me My Love)' tell life lessons in Krio and English over the sweetest of melodies, in a silky baritone sung from the heart. Rogie's nearly fifty-year career was sprinkled with highlights. But it is this album, his swansong - he passed away a few weeks after its release - which endures. Ageing like a fine wine, indeed.

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Album
Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana
Publisher
Universal Music
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana | S.E. Rogie
Catalogue Number
CDRW46AFS

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