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5.0 out of 5 stars INVITATION TO A TEA PARTY, 15 Oct. 2012
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Barry McCanna (Normandy, France) - See all my reviews
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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 the racketeers who supplied illicit booze and narcotics often controlled 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. Drink up - Light up (Fantastic Voyage FVDD148) is a 2-CD anthology which 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-wop to illustrate the central theme. My only regret is that those two great characters, Minnie the Moocher and Jerry the Junker the Junker, are conspicuous by their absence, but that's more than compensated for by Harry `The Hipster' Gibson's "Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine?".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Record, 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
4.0 out of 5 stars THE DARK SIDE OF JAZZ AND BLUES, 25 Nov. 2012
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Mr. Aa James - See all my reviews
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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
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 5 July 2014
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MUSICAL SELECTIONS OF THRILLERS MOVIES ENJOY ME
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