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THE ULTIMATE CIGARETTE GIRL

The Crime Jazz Unit published its final bulletin today - the 26th installment in an epic series mixing some of the best noir and exotica sounds with a role call of law-abiding and law-breaking characters interviewed by the mysterious detective to 'provide a Soundtrack to the wrong doings against society' . It also included:

- Tips on how to commit a perfect crime or how to get on in prison should things go screwy
- The Texas Death Row weekly spotlight, highlighting last words and last meals
- Stupid laws and crimes
- Death Row recipes and much more

You can listen to it here - along with the other criminally good episodes. I am pleased to note that the very final song is a version of The Real Tuesday Weld's "Torched Song" with an arresting vocal by GG McEwan who served a short sentence with the band before managing to escape to freedom.

And here you can watch it to a selection from  Gustav Machaty's 1933 masterpiece "Ectsasy" for which I believe the band are now planning an alternative soundtrack.  It was made and set in the days when the smoking ban was just a distant joke and starred the incredibly luminous Hedy Lamarr who still has the power to heat us all up after all this time don't you think?


2 comments:

Spilly Jane said...

GG's performance is postively criminal and is definitely not helping the already torrid conditions up here in my studio!

Though I must admit that I would very much like to hear you take a stab at that one yourself...

Am very excited for this next alternate soundtrack - no one does them like TRTW!

clerkenwell kid said...

Yes she was smoking'..