Thursday, May 9, 2013

Settle Back and Listen to Some Crime Jazz

Looking for something different to listen to? Tired of the same old repeats on the radio? Need some inspiration as you type away on the keyboard while composing the great American Crime Novel?

Try some Crime Jazz. A cool, crazy, sometimes bizarre selection of detective TV theme songs, movie soundtracks and jazz cuts that were popular in the 50's, 60's and 70's.  All designed to accompany crime shows. Some examples include music from long departed shows like The Saint, Peter Gunn and Hawaii Five-0.

Here in Kansas City, Darrell Brogdon has been featuring crime jazz as a regular feature on his Saturday Night show, The Retro Cocktail Hour, a celebration of long departed lounge music, space age pop, and of course, crime jazz.

Start with the April 6th, 2013 playlist, 50 Years of James Bond.

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