The Crime Jazz Unit published its final bulletin today – the 26th installment in an epic series mixing some of the best noir and exotica sounds with a role call of law-abiding and law-breaking characters interviewed by the mysterious detective to ‘provide a Soundtrack to the wrong doings against society’ . It also included:
– Tips on how to commit a perfect crime or how to get on in prison should things go screwy
– The Texas Death Row weekly spotlight, highlighting last words and last meals
– Stupid laws and crimes
– Death Row recipes and much more
You can listen to it here – along with the other criminally good episodes. I am pleased to note that the very final song is a version of The Real Tuesday Weld’s “Torched Song” with an arresting vocal by GG McEwan who served a short sentence with the band before managing to escape to freedom.
And here you can watch it to a selection from Gustav Machaty’s 1933 masterpiece “Ectsasy” for which I believe the band are now planning an alternative soundtrack. It was made and set in the days when the smoking ban was just a distant joke and starred the incredibly luminous Hedy Lamarr who still has the power to heat us all up after all this time don’t you think?