CD Smoke That Cigarette: Pleasure to Burn [Digipak] (CD 6300199),
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Smoke That Cigarette: Pleasure to Burn [Digipak]

  • 1. I Can't Quit Cigarettes - Jimmy Martin
    2. Cigarettes and Coffee Blues - Marty Robbins
    3. Smoke Rings - Les Paul & Mary Ford
    4. Another Puff - Jerry Reed
    5. One Cup of Coffee and a Cigarette - Glen Glenn
    6. Smoke from Your Cigarette - Lillian Leach & The Mellows
    7. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) - Joe & Rose Lee Maphis
    8. Smoking Woman in the Street - Reverend J.M. Gates
    9. While a Cigarette Was Burning - Patti Page
    10. Dad Blame Anything a Man Can't Quit - Roger Miller
    11. Does Your Sweetheart Seem Different Lately - Autry Inman
    12. Coffee and Cigarettes (Thinking It Over) - Johnnie Ray
    13. Sad Cigarette - Slim Dusty
    14. You're the Reason - Bobby Edwards
    15. Nicotine Fits - Jimmy Dolan
    16. Don't Smoke in Bed - Dave Barbour & His Orchestra/Peggy Lee
    17. Smoke - Baker Knight
    18. Three Cigarettes in an Ash Tray - Patsy Cline
    19. My Last Cigarette - Paul Clayton
    20. Are You Kissing More Now (But Enjoying It Less) - Homer & Jethro
    21. Down to My Last Cigarette - Billy Walker
    22. These Foolish Things - Frank Sinatra
    23. Cigareetes, Whisky and Wild Women - The Sons of the Pioneers
    24. Three on a Match - Bonnie Guitar
    25. Caffeine and Nicotine - Curtis Gordon
    26. What Cigarette Is Best - Wilf Carter
    27. Smoke, the Bottle and the Wine, The - Bill Mack
    28. Cigarette Milner - Tommy Collins
    29. Twenty Cigarettes - Little Jimmy Dickens
    30. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams & the Western Caravan
    31. Dragnet Advertisement
    32. Richard Diamond Advertisement
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BCD 16800 AR

  • Credits

    Liner Note Author: Hank Davis.
    Illustrators: R.A. Andreas; Sven T. Uhrmann; Gary Le Gallant; Donn Filetti.
    Photographers: R.A. Andreas; Sven T. Uhrmann; Gary Le Gallant; Donn Filetti.
    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

  • Critic Reviews
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.117) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Romance and saucy metaphor abound."
    Uncut (magazine) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Smoking] was a powerful symbol of love and betrayal no better illustrated than Patti Page's sultry 'Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray'."
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