Cheech & Chong’s classic ‘Basketball Jones’ cartoon

“Basketball Jones” was a song from Cheech & Chong’s 1973 Los Cochinos (“The Pigs”) record, and is about teenage Tyrone and his love of basketball sung in a falsetto voice by Cheech Marin. That’s not the ‘wow’ part, though. Listen for the backing band: George Harrison, Klaus Voorman, Carole King, Nicky Hopkins, Tom Scott and Billy Preston. The Blossoms with Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector and Michelle Phillips were the voices of the singing cheerleaders. The song was released as a single in September 1973 and reached #15 in the US charts, and animated short film of Basketball Jones was created to promote the release of the single.