Smoky Noir Cool, Vol. I: Fever In, Fever Out

Artist Song Buy
Little Willie John  Fever  buy on itunes
Blasters  (I'm) Shakin'  buy on itunes
Screamin' Jay Hawkins  I Put A Spell On You  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Clap Hands  buy on itunes
Los Lobos  Kiko & The Lavender Moon  buy on itunes
Stan Ridgway  Drive She Said  buy on itunes
MC 900 Ft. Jesus  The City Sleeps  buy on itunes
Air  Le Femme D'Argent  buy on itunes
Shivaree  Goodnight Moon  buy on itunes
Joseph Gershenson & The Universal-International Orchestra  Touch Of Evil (Main Title)  buy on itunes
Soul Coughing  Screenwriter's Blues  buy on itunes
Kirsty MacColl  In These Shoes  buy on itunes
Joe Henry  Fat  buy on itunes
Chuck Prophet  Storm Across The Sea  buy on itunes
Dave Alvin  Thirty Dollar Room  buy on itunes
John Hiatt  The Tiki Bar Is Open  buy on itunes
Morphine  Have A Lucky Day  buy on itunes
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds  Red Right Hand  buy on itunes
Peggy Lee  Fever  buy on itunes


I had taken a few stabs at compiling a mix titled "SmokyNoirCool," a term I had coined to describe the kind of unattainable woman that comes across the radar every so often, and while pursuing her almost always ends bearing bitter, if any, fruit. Still, she's out there, and someone will crack the cheap padlock on her heart. Moreover, this is more about a mood. This is night music. Sure, you can spin this during the waking hours, but pop it in under cover of night, and drive where the muse takes you, and while it plays, you're not quite yourself. All of a sudden, you're driving a cab, or you're on your way to some clandestine meeting. Perhaps, all you seek is solace in a cup o'joe, served up by a faded waitress who still has a couple of sparks left, or at the bottom of a bottle. Hell, maybe all you wanted was some cheap Chinese take-out, and maybe that's all you'll get...or something else that you never bargained for...


Date: 1/5/2003
This is an *amazing* mix, and I love the title and comments, too. It put a spell on me...wouldja trade?
Date: 1/5/2003
Some very nice stuff present here: Joe Henry, Los Lobos, and Morphine in particular. Nice work!
Date: 1/5/2003
great idea. great execution
the greenberg show
Date: 1/5/2003
Liquidmoon, would be more than happy to trade. Thanks for the compliments!
Date: 1/8/2003
Oooh, good stuff.
Date: 4/16/2003
So, I've given all the mixes you sent a good listen (several times) and this one remains my favorite. It has great flow, and songs that stick with me all day. I find myself *trying* to emulate Peggy for hours after listening (a real treat, as you can imagine)...and the Morphine track has the blood that I crave. Thanks for sending!

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