The 40 tracks compiled on this two-disc set represent the entire span of pianist and singer Leroy Carr's recording career that spanned a brief seven years, from 1928-1935. The material represented here – all but one of these tracks were recorded for the Vocalion label – features accompaniment by guitarist Scrapper Blackwell on all but one selection, and Josh White on a handful as well. Carr's material here ranges from the classic piano blues of the era that spawned Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith to vaudeville and hokum tunes made popular by artists like Tampa Red and Georgia Tom. Carr's voice is the haunting thing here; it's higher and very clear, sweet almost, as evidenced by most of these sides. But there was an edge, too; one that belied a kind of pathos underneath even the most cheery material – check "Mean Mistreater Blues" or "Bread Baker." But the darker material such as "Suicide Blues" (one of six previously unissued performances), "Straight Alky Blues," or "Shinin' Pistol," is strange and eerie given Carr's smooth approach. Carr may not be the most well-known bluesman of the era, but his contribution is profound and lasting. This collection puts to shame almost all others with the exception of the multi-volume complete recordings on Document.
One Bad Habit is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1980 by Warner Bros. Records. It was Franks' sixth studio album, and the first to receive significant radio play in the United States.
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During the Nazi era, Adolf Hitler was presented to the German people as a great man of destiny, a man possessed of superhuman vigour and strength who would lead Germany to world domination. The truth was very different. Based on a secret American intelligence dossier and the medical diaries and journals of Dr Theodor Morell, the Führer's personal physician, this Secret History documentary sheds new light on Hitler's health and extraordinary medicinal regime during World War II. Dr Morell's diaries, which have been locked away since 1945, are a unique source of information. They reveal that, far from being a picture of robust health, Hitler was a nervy hypochondriac. In fascinating detail, they chart Hitler's descent into illness and drug dependency, as he used uppers and downers, quack cures, powerful stimulants and multiple injections for various real or imagined ailments. The programme also contains revelatory film footage that the German censors tried to suppress, and which suggests that by 1945 Hitler was in an advanced stage of a serious degenerative disease.