Don't Bogart That Joint

Originally Performed ByFraternity of Man
Original AlbumFraternity of Man (1968)
Music/LyricsElliot Ingber, Larry "Stash" Wagner
Phish Debut2010-10-31
Last Played2016-12-31
Current Gap4
HistorianMockingbird Staff


Part of Phish’s cover of Little Feat’s Waiting for Columbus 10/31/10, this tune was originally recorded by the Fraternity of Man (as “Don’t Bogart Me”) for the soundtrack to Easy Rider. The slang in the title was coined from Humphrey Bogart’s on-screen chain smoking, and refers to holding on too long without passing. Contrarily, the timing and interplay were spot-on in Phish’s version, which was four-part harmony a cappella with several syncopation adjustments, a departure from the R&B/rock of most of the set.

Phish, ”Don’t Bogart That Joint” – 10/31/10, Atlantic City, NJ

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