Mar 12, 2019
Martin & Sam welcome back friends of the show Simon Renshaw and Sam Clements to have a little chat about Coppola's jazz-odyssey The Cotton Club. There's some real difficulties for all four hosts with this one, although there are some standout scenes which seem to generate a little more enthusiasm; from the dancing of Gregory Hines, the crosscutting of dance-numbers and train stations, and the horse-drawing of Bob Hoskins.
Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to and discussing every single Tom Waits track in chronological order.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes
The Cotton Club trailer, via YouTube (dir. Coppola, 1984)
Ill Wind, from the film The Cotton Club, Lonette McKee (1984)
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