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September 28, 2011


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Additions to the "crime jazz" list:

Pete Rugolo CD Thriller / Richard Diamond
Sampler Crime scne
Sampler Crime Jazz
Sampler Crime Scene USA
McHugh/Rugolo - Jack the Ripper

Covers with separate email

Ed Leimbacher

Signore, your lists, they stay ill-legato
Until you run streets with Johnny Staccato!

James Cimarusti

As great as the "Swinging Eye" album by Si Zentnor is, it is not really a "crime jazz" album. A more appropriate selection by Si Zentner would be "From Russia With Love" which contains FRWL, Charade, The James Bond Theme, Burke's Law, Peter Gunn, M Squad, The Fugitive, Dragnet, Mr. Lucky, The 3rd Man Theme, Bond's "007" Theme and The Man with the Golden Arm. The cover even shouts crime jazz: http://www.amazon.com/Russia-Love-James-Bond-Theme/dp/B003UIPTA0/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1317313624&sr=1-1

"More music from Peter Gunn" is also fantastic crime jazz and, much as I like the first album, I sometimes prefer this volume better.

Bruno Leicht

I love Kenyon Hopkin's music to "The Yellow Canary" (1963). Besides that, it's one of the yellowest LP's I have in my collection of jazz soundtracks ;)

The personnel is excellent:


Some groovy sounds.

Win Hinkle

Si had some great jazz players in his band. I always like his playing as well as his band.

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