Bear Family Records have released a brand new compilation themed around love and eroticism. Destination Lust: The World of Love, Sex and Violence features the naughty, the erotic and the provocative.
This selection is certainly tantalizing, in the shape of such well-known femme fatale types as Jayne Mansfield with the opening track. There are seductive numbers galore, such as ‘That Makes It’, the breathless ‘Teach Me Tiger’ and the downright naughty ‘Little Girl’.
Track two is an early example on the disc of the quality of musicianship that is prevalent in this collection. Many of the tracks fit perfectly into either the blues, rock-and-roll or jazz genres, in these terms. There are a few more mainstream offerings which would fit on any rock-and-roll or jazz compilation, such as The Clovers’ rendition of ‘Love Potion No 9′ and The Revels’ ‘Intoxica’.
No lust themed album would be complete without David Rose’s well-known number ‘The Stripper’. Considering her titillating reputation, Mansfield undoubtedly deserves the accolade of both opening and closing this compilation. She ends on a steamy note, with ‘Let’s Do It’ and a spoken word Outro.
Collectors familiar with the catalogue of Bear Family Records will be familiar with the quality of their accompanying booklets. This one boasts 24 pages of in-depth information on tracks and artists. It is also packed with suitably evocative imagery.
Definitely one for the adult audience due to the openly suggestive nature of both the music and visual material, this is nevertheless a very interesting compilation.
- Jayne Mansfield – That Makes It
- The Playboys – Charge It
- April Stevens – I Want A Lip
- The Trenier Twins – Hey! Sister Lucy (What Makes Your Lips So Juicy?)
- The Bikinis – Crazy Vibrations
- April Stevens – Teach Me Tiger
- Jim Backus & Friend – Delicious
- Miss X – Christine
- Andrea Tosi – La Sorella Di Christine
- Elke Sommer – Be Not ‘Notty’
- Mamie Van Doren – Separate The Men from the Boys
- Lola Dee & Rusty Draper – Scratch My Back
- The Clovers – Love Potion No. 9
- Ann-Margret – Let Me Entertain You
- Slim Galilard Sextet – When Banana Skins Are Falling
- Rolls’ Royce & The Wheels – Topless
- Ruth Wallis – Long-Playing Daddy
- Lizabeth Scott – A Deep Dark Secret
- The Revels With Barbara Adkins – Intoxica
- The Fiestas – I’m Your Slave
- Bobby Towers – Bondage Of Love
- The Frantics – The Whip
- John & Jackie – Little Girl
- Cozy Cole & The Love Orchestra – Bad
- Richard Marino & His Orchestra – Fever
- Bobbie Bolden – Hall Of Shame
- Enoch Light & The Light Brigade – Blonde Bombshell
- David Rose & His Orchestra – The Stripper
- Miss X – S-E-X
- Pat Morrissey – Why Don’t You Do Right
- Jayne Mansfield – Let’s Do It (live)
- Jayne Mansfield – Outro (Spoken Word)