The last ten tracks of the day:
1 Dock Boggs, Danville Girl
2 Moon Mulligan, Give Me My Dime Back
3 Billie Holliday and Lester Young, The Man I Love
4 Lightnin' Hopkins, Don't Think Because You're Pretty
5 Lennie Tristano, Line Up
6 Little Walter, Mercy Baby
7 Bob Dylan, Cry a While
8 Rainer Ptacek, Time Slips Away
9 Mose Allison, That's All Right
10 Serge Chaloff, I've Got the World On a String
Also, anyone care to offer their opinion on a piece of music that best personifies noir. My vote goes to Frank Honeyboy Patt's Bloodstains on the Wall: "Sheets and pillows torn to pieces, bloodstains all over the wall/I know when I went out this morning, I didn't leave the phone out in the hall." Then, "Better come clean baby, I soon will find out/the detectives will be hanging around my door, they want to know what it's all about/Tell me baby what's those bloodstains on the wall/I know there weren't any there this morning/Didn't leave the phone out in the hall..." Though those latter lyrics come from Lazy Lester's version, slightly more comprehensible than Honeyboy's (who, I think, sings "I wasn't injured this morning" rather than "when I went out this morning"), though not nearly so intense.
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