"Tease! The Beat of Burlesque"
Bump-and-grind music is always a welcome addition to a bachelor's hi-fi...whether
it's there to hopefully give a girl ideas or to help recall some burlesque
cutie whose twirling pasties are the things dreams are made of. Tease!
The Beat of Burlesque is a new collection of old striptease standards,
honking sax R&B, and down-and-dirty roadhouse swinging blues that is
sure to make things heat up a little. This is not your standard space-age
bachelor pad music (as seen with Take It
Off!: Strip Tease Classics), but rather a selection that really
gives the sweat-soaked, late-night feel of an old-time grindhouse (like
the Las Vegas Grind series.)
Of course there's David
Rose's "The Stripper" and a version of "Harlem Nocturne," but the
rest of the selections are welcomed surprises in this era of re-hashed
retro tunes. There's are a couple of soulful selections from The
Creed Taylor Orchestra: "The Nervous Beat" and the old standard
"St. James Infirmary." There's also the nice crime-jazz inspired tune "Toots
Shor's Blues" from noted film composer Elmer Bernstein. All
in all, the choices for this compilation are top notch...and it's not surprising
since the guy who selected the tunes is none other than modern-day swankster
If there is one thing
going against this album it is the real lack of liner notes. There's just
the tiniest bit of info on each recording, but no real details on who the
musicians where. With a collection like this, you really need an essay
akin to what Capitol Record's Ultra-Lounge series had. That
being said, the burlesque dancers featured in the booklet are very easy
on the eyes.
If Tease! The
Beat of Burlesque can inspire just one pretty gal to put on pasties
and a g-string, then it's done it job. And it will have made the world
a better place!
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Other striptease albums available
Take It Off!
Las Vegas Grind prt. 1
Las Vegas Grind prt. 2
Las Vegas Grind prt. 3