I know the name of the blog is Distinctly Jamaican Sounds and in the year its been in operation I've only posted music of the Jamaican variety. And though Jamaican music is my one true love I do occasionally listen to other things such as blues, early rhythm and blues, exotica and cool jazz and that is where the dilemma comes in. I just completed a "crime jazz" mix complete with clips from noir films and I wanted to share it. Would anyone be interested in hearing this non-reggae mix? Or will I be alienating those who stop here for Jamaican music? Don't get me wrong, I'm not announcing a "format change" for the blog and if I hear enough requests I may institute a once-a-year policy for posting non-Jamaican mixes.
I'm really proud at how this "Noir" mix came out - the music I selected blend well and really provide a highly visual and even moody listening experience.
After reading the feedback I have decided to post the mix... Here it is!
1. Serge Gainsbourg – Black March
2. Mulatu Estatke - Gubelye’
3. Holly Golightly – Love Is
4. Laurindo Almeida – Big Town
5. Curtis Counce – The Butler Did It
6. Artie Shaw – Nightmare
7. Jimmy Smith – Chicago Serenade
8. Sam “The Man” Taylor & His Cat Men – Harlem Nocturne
9. Sarah Vaughn – Night Song
10. Sam Butera – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
11. John Coltrane - Theme For Ernie
12. Nelson Riddle – Speakeasy Blues
13. Bobby Darin - Charade
14. Jerry Goldsmith – Love Theme From Chinatown
15. Stan Wilson – A Lady Sings The Blues
16. Heath Allen – Detective In The Rain
17. Miles Davis – ‘Round Midnight
18. Alex North – Floozie
19. Jazz At The Movies – The Big Sleep
20. Quincy Jones - Peter Gunn