Crumb [Original Soundtrack]

Crumb [Original Soundtrack]

     
 

The poster art for Crumb has a caricature of Robert Crumb (drawn by the artist himself) with a gun held to the back of his head. Robert Crumb's life is, it seems, just that -- perverse, violent, disturbing. Yet there's a genteel element to it, too, which we find described in the genteel music used for the film -- a collection of early jazz and ragtime pieces, most of… See more details below

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The poster art for Crumb has a caricature of Robert Crumb (drawn by the artist himself) with a gun held to the back of his head. Robert Crumb's life is, it seems, just that -- perverse, violent, disturbing. Yet there's a genteel element to it, too, which we find described in the genteel music used for the film -- a collection of early jazz and ragtime pieces, most of them performed by pianist David Boeddinghaus and guitarist Craig Ventresco, with a few items drawn from old 78 rpm sides. The overall effect is on the sweet and befuddled side, the charming inverse of Crumb's life, and reflective of Crumb's passion for this music (he founded the Cheap Suit Serenaders, a band devoted to this kind of music). Just beware of one thing -- the album runs over seventy minutes and includes a plethora of cuts, none of which have track numbers anywhere on the sleeve, reducing the listener to a counting job. This is a minor complaint, however.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/1995
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431032226
catalogNumber:
10322

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Tracks

  1. Ragtime Nightingale  - Robert Crumb
  2. Sensation Rag  - Robert Crumb
  3. Harlem Strut  - Robert Crumb
  4. Abraham Jefferson Washington Lee  - Robert Crumb
  5. Belle of the Philippines  - Robert Crumb
  6. Last Kind Word Blues  - Robert Crumb
  7. Radiator Cap Blues  - Robert Crumb
  8. Gabby Glide Medley  - Robert Crumb
  9. Frog-I-More Rag  - Robert Crumb
  10. Cocaine  - Robert Crumb
  11. Won't Fondle Me Medley: Won't Fondle Me?/Jessamine/My Tiger Lily  - Robert Crumb
  12. Pass the Jug  - Robert Crumb
  13. Skinny Leg Blues  - Robert Crumb
  14. Buffalo Rag  - Robert Crumb
  15. 35th Street Blues  - Robert Crumb
  16. Mabel's Dream  - Robert Crumb
  17. Wall Street Rag  - Robert Crumb
  18. Hateful Blues  - Robert Crumb
  19. A Real Slow Drag  - Robert Crumb
  20. Comic Montage Stomp  - Robert Crumb
  21. Someday, Sweetheart  - Robert Crumb
  22. Rag Pickings  - Robert Crumb
  23. Black Diamond Rag  - Robert Crumb
  24. Ragtime Nightingale  - Robert Crumb

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