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  • Audio CD (15 Oct. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Fantastic Voyage
  • ASIN: B008KJPY1I
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,365 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Wild Weed (1949 Film Intro)Raoul Kraushaar 2:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. You Go to My HeadSarah Vaughan 3:03£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. When I'm Low, I Get HighThe Four Clefs 3:09£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Man from HarlemCab Calloway 3:02£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Lead Me, Daddy, Straight to the BarSam Price 2:56£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. That Cat Is HighThe Ink Spots 2:51£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Here Comes the Man with the JiveStuff Smith 3:02£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The "G" Man Got the "T" ManCee Pee Johnson 3:10£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I Need It Bad (Groove Juice)Buddy Banks 2:41£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Juice Head Man of MineDinah Washington 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Beer Drinkin' BabyBilly Valentine 2:40£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Jive I LikePearl Traylor 2:37£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Green GinErnie Andrews 2:12£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Thirsty Mama BluesHot Lips Page Trio 3:18£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Killin' JiveThe Cats & The Fiddle 2:50£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs Murphy's OvaltineHarry "The Hipster" Gibson 3:07£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Reefer ManCab Calloway 2:55£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Wine-OJack McVea 3:03£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Snuff Dippin' MamaJohnny Moore's Three Blazers 2:45£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Buy Me Some JuiceBlue Lu Barker 2:28£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Sweet Marijuana BrownBarney Bigard 2:52£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Reefer Head WomanBuster Bennett 2:48£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Hootie's Ignorant OilJay McShann 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. When I'm in My TeaJo Jo Adams 3:17£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Juice Head BabyCootie Williams 3:09£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen26. StonedWardell Gray 2:49£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Reefer Madness (1936 Film Close)Abe Meyer0:57£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen28. D.O.A. (1950 Film Intro)Dimitri Tiomkin 1:57£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well?Doc Wheeler 3:07£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Bar Fly BluesJay McShann 2:32£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen31. I Know Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well!Bull Moose Jackson 2:46£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Stinkin' DrunkGene Phillips 3:02£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Win-OPee Wee Crayton 2:18£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen34. My Good PottDoc Pomus 2:43£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen35. No Wine, No WomenMr Google Eyes 2:29£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Drink Up - Light UpNelson Alexander 2:32£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Stinkin' From Drinkin'Calvin Boze 2:48£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Joy JuiceDinah Washington 2:51£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Sloppy DrunkWalter Brown 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Knockin' Myself OutHelen Humes 2:27£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Sneaky PeteBull Moose Jackson 2:54£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen42. When I Get DrunkEddie "Cleanhead" Vinson 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen43. I Should O' Been Thinkin' Instead of Drinkin'Cootie Williams 2:45£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Port Wine BluesGene "Honey Bear" Sedric 2:58£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Goofy Dust BluesLittle Willie Littlefield 2:58£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Rock & RyeJimmy Mccracklin 2:53£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Whiskey BluesTom Archia 2:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Whiskey, Gin and WineJoe Liggins 2:36£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Serve Another RoundThe Five Keys 2:35£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Drinking BluesWynonie Harris 2:46£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen51. Red, Red WineMilt Buckner 2:34£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen52. I Got LoadedEarl Bostic 2:34£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Vaccinate Me, BabyKing Perry 2:38£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen54. D.O.A. (The Fisherman Sequence, 1950 Film)Maxwell Davis 2:50£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen55. The Man With the Golden Arm (1955 Film Intro)Elmer Bernstein 4:59£0.89  Buy MP3 

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Fantastic Voyage follows 2011 s hugely-successful Jazz Noire collection by letting the same team return to those sleazy dives and bars, this time homing in on the dope, drink and dubious characters to provide a vivid picture of high-seeking low life between the 1930s and 1950s. The music on Drink Up Light Up! evokes that time when orchestras swelled, brass sections exploded like fireworks and blues dripped off piano keys onto booze- and tear-stained barroom floors, staggering cast including names like the Reefer Man and Snuff Dippin Mama, but the themes are just as relevant to today s recession-hit climate: the desire to escape by getting high (and the often unfavourable repercussions on relationships). Whether it s Sam Price commanding Lead Me Daddy, Straight To The Bar , Buddy Banks confessing I Need It Bad (Groove Juice) or the Four Clefs getting philosophical on When I m Low I Get High , the selection straddles the whole spectrum of substance-fuelled whoopee, the up- and downsides. Springing out of Prohibition and the Depression, the set also provides a fascinating glimpse of street life during that period, up to the Korean War, from domestic scenarios to dope slang, quite apart from the providing a sublimely evocative listening experience. Along with his usual knowledgeable annotation, compiler Dave Penny repeats Jazz Noire s scene-setting movie themes and finales with Wild Weed, Reefer Madness, D.O.A. and The Man With The Golden Arm, the 51 tracks locked between including names such as Sarah Vaughan, Cab Calloway, Stuff Smith, Dinah Washington, Cee Pee Johnson, Billy Valentine, Hot Lips Page, Jay McShann, Cootie Williams, Wardell Gray, Bull Moose Jackson, Pee Wee Crayton, Doc Pomus, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Jimmy McCracklin, Joe Liggins, Earl Bostic and Godfather of Booze Wynonie Harris, plus many more taking their shots from all angles. All told, just the ticket after a summer of Lycra-clad Olympic water-wielders!

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Barry McCanna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Oct. 2012
Format: Audio CD
CD1
1. Wild Weed (1949 film intro) (Raoul Kraushaar)
2. You Go To My Head (Sarah Vaughan)
3. When I'm Low, I Get High (The Four Clefs)
4. The Man From Harlem (Cab Calloway)
5. Lead Me, Daddy, Straight To The Bar (Sam Price)
6. That Cat Is High (The Ink Spots)
7. Here Comes The Man With The Jive (Stuff Smith)
8. The G Man Got The T Man (Cee Pee Johnson)
9. I Need It Bad (Groove Juice) (Buddy Banks)
10. Juice Head Man Of Mine (Dinah Washington)
11. Beer Drinkin' Baby (Billy Valentine)
12. Jive I Like (Pearl Traylor)
13. Green Gin (Ernie Andrews)
14. Thirsty Mama Blues (Hot Lips Page)
15. Killin' Jive (The Cats and The Fiddle)
16. Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs Murphy's Ovaltine (Harry The Hipster Gibson)
17. Reefer Man (Cab Calloway)
18. Wine-O (Jack McVea)
19. Snuff Dippin' Mama (Johnny Moore's Three Blazers)
20. Buy Me Some Juice (Blue Lu Barker)
21. Sweet Marijuana Brown (Barney Bigard)
22. Reefer Head Woman (Buster Bennett )
23. Hootie's Ignorant Oil (Jay McShann)
24. When I'm In My Tea (Jo Jo Adams)
25. Juice Head Baby (Cootie Williams)
26. Stoned (Wardell Gray)
27. Reefer Madness (1936 film close) (Abe Meyer)
CD2
1. D.O.A. (1950 film intro) (Dimitri Tiomkin)
2. Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well? (Doc Wheeler)
3. Bar Fly Blues (Jay McShann)
4. I Know Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well! (Bull Moose Jackson)
5. Stinkin' Drunk (Gene Phillips)
6. Win-o (Pee Wee Crayton)
7. My Good Pott (Doc Pomus)
8. No Wine, No Women (Mr Google Eyes)
9. Drink Up - Light Up (Nelson Alexander)
10. Stinkin' From Drinkin' (Calvin Boze)
11. Joy Juice (Dinah Washington)
12. Sloppy Drunk (Walter Brown)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MR G HORSFIELD on 20 Jan. 2013
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This is a wonderful cd...Not heard of hardly any of the songs...but not a bad one amongst them.
The Film Noire cover is excellent....i play it when the guys come around and it gies perfect wth a drink in your hand.
You can also enjoy drink free...but not in my house......Buy it now.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Aa James on 25 Nov. 2012
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ALL IN ALL THIS IS A VERY ENJOYABLE SET, WITH ITS MIX OF FILM THEMES JAZZ AND RYTHEM
AND BLUES THE ART WORK ITSELF WITH ITS CHEESY AMBIENCE ADDS AN EXTRA BONUS.THIS SET FOLLOWS ON FROM THE JAZZ NOIRE RELEASE ON THIS LABEL .SOME TRACKS STAND OUT MORE THAN OTHERS. MAYBE IF IT HAD BEEN A SINGLE CD IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN BETTER
BUT STILL IT IS A GOOD PURCHASE.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pierre Jules Bourhis on 5 July 2014
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MUSICAL SELECTIONS OF THRILLERS MOVIES ENJOY ME
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
INVITATION TO A TEA PARTY 9 Oct. 2012
By Barry McCanna - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
CD1
1. Wild Weed (1949 film intro) (Raoul Kraushaar)
2. You Go To My Head (Sarah Vaughan)
3. When I'm Low, I Get High (The Four Clefs)
4. The Man From Harlem (Cab Calloway)
5. Lead Me, Daddy, Straight To The Bar (Sam Price)
6. That Cat Is High (The Ink Spots)
7. Here Comes The Man With The Jive (Stuff Smith)
8. The G Man Got The T Man (Cee Pee Johnson)
9. I Need It Bad (Groove Juice) (Buddy Banks)
10. Juice Head Man Of Mine (Dinah Washington)
11. Beer Drinkin' Baby (Billy Valentine)
12. Jive I Like (Pearl Traylor)
13. Green Gin (Ernie Andrews)
14. Thirsty Mama Blues (Hot Lips Page)
15. Killin' Jive (The Cats and The Fiddle)
16. Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs Murphy's Ovaltine (Harry The Hipster Gibson)
17. Reefer Man (Cab Calloway)
18. Wine-O (Jack McVea)
19. Snuff Dippin' Mama (Johnny Moore's Three Blazers)
20. Buy Me Some Juice (Blue Lu Barker)
21. Sweet Marijuana Brown (Barney Bigard)
22. Reefer Head Woman (Buster Bennett )
23. Hootie's Ignorant Oil (Jay McShann)
24. When I'm In My Tea (Jo Jo Adams)
25. Juice Head Baby (Cootie Williams)
26. Stoned (Wardell Gray)
27. Reefer Madness (1936 film close) (Abe Meyer)
CD2
1. D.O.A. (1950 film intro) (Dimitri Tiomkin)
2. Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well? (Doc Wheeler)
3. Bar Fly Blues (Jay McShann)
4. I Know Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well! (Bull Moose Jackson)
5. Stinkin' Drunk (Gene Phillips)
6. Win-o (Pee Wee Crayton)
7. My Good Pott (Doc Pomus)
8. No Wine, No Women (Mr Google Eyes)
9. Drink Up - Light Up (Nelson Alexander)
10. Stinkin' From Drinkin' (Calvin Boze)
11. Joy Juice (Dinah Washington)
12. Sloppy Drunk (Walter Brown)
13. Knockin' Myself Out (Helen Humes)
14. Sneaky Pete (Bull Moose Jackson)
15. When I Get Drunk (Eddie Cleanhead Vinson)
16. I Should O' Been Thinkin' Instead Of Drinkin' (Cootie Williams)
17. Port Wine Blues (Gene Honey Bear Sedric)
18. Goofy Dust Blues (Little Willie Littlefield)
19. Rock And Rye (Jimmy McCracklin)
20. Whiskey Blues (aka Downfall Blues) (Tom Archia)
21. Whiskey, Gin And Wine (Joe Liggins)
22. Serve Another Round (The Five Keys)
23. Drinking Blues (Wynonie Harris)
24. Red, Red Wine (Milt Buckner)
25. I Got Loaded (Earl Bostic)
26. Vaccinate Me, Baby (King Perry)
27. D.O.A. (The Fisherman sequence, 1950 film) (Maxwell Davis
28. The Man With The Golden Arm (1955 film intro) (Elmer Bernstein)

During the Prohibition era it was common for the racketeers who supplied illicit booze and narcotics to control the clubs where the bands played. This gave the musicians concerned easy access to both drink and drugs, often to their detriment. This demi-monde had its own argot, which inspired lyrics that were liberally sprinkled with coded references, some more oblique than others. This 2-CD anthology offers a cocktail of songs about the pleasures to be had from anticipating ("Here Comes the Man with the Jive") and sampling the substances available ("When I'm Low, I get High"), and the perils of over-indulgence ("Stinkin' from Drinkin'"). It's an eclectic selection, which draws on jazz, boogie-woogie, blues, and doo-wap to illustrate the central theme. My only regret is that those two great characters, Minnie the Moocher and Jerry the Junker, are conspicuous by their absence, but Harry 'The Hipster' Gibson's "Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine?" more than compensates. So pour yourself a glass of spirituous liquor, light the noxious weed, and enjoy.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Five Stars 5 Aug. 2014
By Henry C. Manning - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My kind of down and dirty blues
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