Smoke That Cigarette Pleasure To / Various

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Review Text 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." ~ Steve Leggett

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CD: 1

  1. 1. I Can't Quit Cigarettes - 3:10
  2. 2. Cigarettes and Coffee Blues - 3:45
  3. 3. Smoke Rings - 3:00
  4. 4. Another Puff - 4:08
  5. 5. One Cup of Coffee and a Cigarette - 2:55
  6. 6. Smoke from Your Cigarette - 2:27
  7. 7. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) - 3:58
  8. 8. Smoking Woman in the Street - 3:59
  9. 9. While a Cigarette Was Burning - 3:54
  10. 10. Dad Blame Anything a Man Can't Quit - 2:10
  11. 11. Does Your Sweetheart Seem Different Lately - 2:06
  12. 12. Coffee and Cigarettes (Thinking It Over) - 3:38
  13. 13. Sad Cigarette - 3:46
  14. 14. You're the Reason - 3:41
  15. 15. Nicotine Fits - 2:25
  16. 16. Don't Smoke in Bed - 3:10
  17. 17. Smoke - 3:23
  18. 18. Three Cigarettes in an Ash Tray - 2:17
  19. 19. My Last Cigarette - 2:07
  20. 20. Are You Kissing More Now (But Enjoying It Less) - 3:33
  21. 21. Down to My Last Cigarette - 2:29
  22. 22. These Foolish Things - 3:12
  23. 23. Cigareetes, Whisky and Wild Women - 3:55
  24. 24. Three on a Match - 2:16
  25. 25. Caffeine and Nicotine - 2:09
  26. 26. What Cigarette Is Best - 2:10
  27. 27. Smoke, the Bottle and the Wine - 3:34
  28. 28. Cigarette Milner - 5:36
  29. 29. Twenty Cigarettes - 3:43
  30. 30. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - 3:56
  31. 31. Dragnet Advertisement - 2:12
  32. 32. Richard Diamond Advertisement - 3:31

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3/29/10 

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