Category Archives: Death Penalty

THE BIG COMBO (1955) ∽ DAVID RAKSIN ∽ EXTRACTED JAZZ SOUNDTRACK

Could be I’m the only one who “owns” this dark, little big soundtrack? Anyway, here it is, as I’ve transferred it from German TV, fortunately broadcasted in its original version with German subtitles. It’s a pity that no one could … Continue reading

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5 different renditions of a Cole Porter classic: MISS OTIS REGRETS & MEIN MANN IST VERHINDERT

— Preface — This has been always one of my favorite songs: Cole Porter’s haunting song Miss Otis Regrets. This thread is not an article, it’s kinda lecture on how different one and the same song can be delivered by … Continue reading

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