Smoke That Cigarette: Pleasure to Burn

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Smoking cigarettes used to be as American as apple pie. Ah, but times change. Now smoking is akin to working a street corner in a dubious profession. Soon, one suspects, only musicians will light up -- and with public smoking bans in place everywhere, they'll have to do it in the back alley. But that won't be new. Musicians have been smoking in back alleys since time began, as this fun 32-track sampler of songs from Bear Family's vast back catalog makes clear. Cigarettes are rich in metaphor, standing in for romance, loneliness, restless nights, and frustration, among other things, in these songs. Things start off here with a giant cough that then spills over into Jimmy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Smoking cigarettes used to be as American as apple pie. Ah, but times change. Now smoking is akin to working a street corner in a dubious profession. Soon, one suspects, only musicians will light up -- and with public smoking bans in place everywhere, they'll have to do it in the back alley. But that won't be new. Musicians have been smoking in back alleys since time began, as this fun 32-track sampler of songs from Bear Family's vast back catalog makes clear. Cigarettes are rich in metaphor, standing in for romance, loneliness, restless nights, and frustration, among other things, in these songs. Things start off here with a giant cough that then spills over into Jimmy Martin's talking bluegrass take of "I Can't Quit Cigarettes" before proceeding through smoking songs of every style and genre, from the country wryness of Roger Miller's "Dad Blame Anything a Man Can't Quit" to the lush, sexy crooning of Peggy Lee's "Don't Smoke in Bed," Paul Clayton's folk narrative "My Last Cigarette," and Frank Sinatra's urbane "These Foolish Things." Times do change, and if the public attitude toward smoking and smokers has turned to the seamy, back-alley side of things, people -- particularly musicians -- are still going to do what they feel they need to do to pull themselves together. Life gets hard sometimes and sometimes you just have to lean on something. Marty Robbins sums it up best here in his "Cigarettes and Coffee Blues": "Wonderin' how our love went wrong/Wonderin' who's to blame/Listenin' while the jukebox/Plays a song that makes me blue/Another cup of coffee/And a cigarette or two."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2010
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127168009
  • Catalog Number: 2716800
  • Sales rank: 172,952

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Can't Quit Cigarettes - Jimmy Martin (3:10)
  2. 2 Cigarettes and Coffee Blues - Marty Robbins (2:45)
  3. 3 Smoke Rings - Les Paul & Mary Ford (3:00)
  4. 4 Another Puff - Jerry Reed (4:08)
  5. 5 One Cup of Coffee and a Cigarette - Glen Glenn (1:55)
  6. 6 Smoke from Your Cigarette - Lillian Leach & The Mellows (2:27)
  7. 7 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) - Joe & Rose Lee Maphis (2:58)
  8. 8 Smoking Woman in the Street - Reverend J.M. Gates (2:59)
  9. 9 While a Cigarette Was Burning - Patti Page (2:54)
  10. 10 Dad Blame Anything a Man Can't Quit - Roger Miller (2:10)
  11. 11 Does Your Sweetheart Seem Different Lately - Autry Inman (2:06)
  12. 12 Coffee and Cigarettes (Thinking It Over) - Johnnie Ray (2:38)
  13. 13 Sad Cigarette - Slim Dusty (2:46)
  14. 14 You're the Reason - Bobby Edwards (2:41)
  15. 15 Nicotine Fits - Jimmy Dolan (2:25)
  16. 16 Don't Smoke in Bed - Dave Barbour & His Orchestra (3:10)
  17. 17 Smoke - Baker Knight (3:23)
  18. 18 Three Cigarettes in an Ash Tray - Patsy Cline (2:17)
  19. 19 My Last Cigarette - Paul Clayton (2:07)
  20. 20 Are You Kissing More Now (But Enjoying It Less) - Homer & Jethro (2:33)
  21. 21 Down to My Last Cigarette - Billy Walker (2:29)
  22. 22 These Foolish Things - Frank Sinatra (3:12)
  23. 23 Cigareetes, Whisky and Wild Women - The Sons of the Pioneers (2:55)
  24. 24 Three on a Match - Bonnie Guitar (2:16)
  25. 25 Caffeine and Nicotine - Curtis Gordon (2:09)
  26. 26 What Cigarette Is Best - Wilf Carter (2:10)
  27. 27 The Smoke, the Bottle and the Wine - Bill Mack (2:34)
  28. 28 Cigarette Milner - Tommy Collins (4:36)
  29. 29 Twenty Cigarettes - Little Jimmy Dickens (2:43)
  30. 30 Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams & the Western Caravan (2:56)
  31. 31 Dragnet Advertisement (2:12)
  32. 32 Richard Diamond Advertisement (2:31)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Joe Maphis Composer
Marty Robbins Composer
Mel Tillis Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Paul Clayton Composer
Slim Dusty Composer
Hank Davis Liner Notes, Concept, Photo Scanning
Roger Miller Composer
Billy Walker Composer
Tommy Collins Composer
Bonnie Guitar Composer
Tex Williams Composer
Hal Blair Composer
Jerry Crutchfield Composer
Mary Drummond Composer
Herb Hendler Composer
Harlan Howard Composer
Nick Kenny Composer
Bill Mack Composer
Curly Putman Composer
Frederick Tobias Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Tim Spencer Composer
Phil Wells Lyric Transcription
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Concept
Willard Robison Composer
Carl Swanson Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Paul Westmoreland Composer
Billy Kitchen Composer
Eddie Miller Composer
Sven T. Uhrmann Illustrations
Baker Knight Composer
Christian Zwarg Mastering
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Doug Arthur Composer
Moncrief Composer
H. Marvell Composer
A. R. Peddy Composer
Charles Kenny Composer
Paul Sapp Composer
William McNulty Composer
Eugene Gifford Composer
Gary Le Gallant Illustrations
Donn Filetti Illustrations
Glen Troutman Composer
Earl Jarrett Composer
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