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

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


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!