Crumb [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
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: 5/30/1995
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • UPC: 014431032226
  • Catalog Number: 10322

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ragtime Nightingale - Robert Crumb (2:30)
  2. 2 Sensation Rag - Robert Crumb (3:24)
  3. 3 Harlem Strut - Robert Crumb (2:58)
  4. 4 Abraham Jefferson Washington Lee - Robert Crumb (1:59)
  5. 5 Belle of the Philippines - Robert Crumb (2:45)
  6. 6 Last Kind Word Blues - Robert Crumb (3:04)
  7. 7 Radiator Cap Blues - Robert Crumb (2:27)
  8. 8 Gabby Glide Medley - Robert Crumb (4:42)
  9. 9 Frog-I-More Rag - Robert Crumb (2:06)
  10. 10 Cocaine - Robert Crumb (2:11)
  11. 11 Won't Fondle Me Medley: Won't Fondle Me?/Jessamine/My Tiger Lily - Robert Crumb (4:18)
  12. 12 Pass the Jug - Robert Crumb (2:33)
  13. 13 Skinny Leg Blues - Robert Crumb (3:15)
  14. 14 Buffalo Rag - Robert Crumb (2:43)
  15. 15 35th Street Blues - Robert Crumb (2:37)
  16. 16 Mabel's Dream - Robert Crumb (2:53)
  17. 17 Wall Street Rag - Robert Crumb (3:03)
  18. 18 Hateful Blues - Robert Crumb (3:24)
  19. 19 A Real Slow Drag - Robert Crumb (4:02)
  20. 20 Comic Montage Stomp - Robert Crumb (2:44)
  21. 21 Someday, Sweetheart - Robert Crumb (4:36)
  22. 22 Rag Pickings - Robert Crumb (2:53)
  23. 23 Black Diamond Rag - Robert Crumb (2:48)
  24. 24 Ragtime Nightingale - Robert Crumb (3:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Boeddinghaus Piano, Vocals
Craig Ventresco Guitar
Technical Credits
James P. Johnson Composer
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
Robert Crumb Cover Art
Terry Zwigoff Arranger, Liner Notes
David Boeddinghaus Arranger
Craig Ventresco Arranger
Benjamin Franklin Spikes Composer
John Spikes Composer
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