Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Jazz for Junkies

One of the earlier films to deal frankly with the plight of recovering addicts after the taboo-breaking The Man with the Golden Arm, the mostly-forgotten Synanon takes place at California's real Synanon House, "where dope fiends fight their way back!" Check out the fascinating cast, though: Chuck Connors, Stella Stevens, Eartha Kitt, Edmond O'Brien, Alex Cord, Barbara Luna, Richard Conte, and Alex Cord, just for starters. Though he's best known for upbeat pop culture milestones like Batman and The Odd Couple, jazz composer Neal Hefti goes much darker here with an incredible, organ-fueled main theme and a wide variety of incidental tracks. Also, note that amusing, huge black censorship box placed on the album cover to cover up an offending needle.

Synanon
1. Zankie (Main Titles)
2. The Perfect Begninning

3. Main Street
4. Blues For Hopper
5. Hope
6. Tonight's The Night
7. Zankie / Put Your Little Foot
8. Open House
9. Put Your Little Foot

10. Zankie
11. The Whiffenpoof Song

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is good, really good. Enjoyed it lots. Thanks.

12:31 AM  
Blogger vvb5p.jazzforum said...

Can U re-upload this file?

7:51 AM  
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11:35 PM  
Blogger  said...

Can you re-upload this file? ? ? I'd love to hear this, the film is great.

11:36 PM  

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