Smoke That Cigarette: Pleasure to Burn

Smoke That Cigarette: Pleasure to Burn

     
 

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… See more details below

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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:
03/29/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4000127168009
catalogNumber:
2716800
Rank:
149997

Tracks

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

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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
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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