|Magic City – Songs From The Series
From Julie London’s purr to Bo Diddley’s muscular blues, from the Dance King of Havana, Beny Moré, to the Genius of Soul, Ray Charles, the soundtrack of Miami Beach 1959 was like the city itself – glamour and heat. Sunkissed families swam and limboed by the hotel pool to sweet Frankie Avalon by day and hookers, hustlers and gamblers swayed in the same exact cabanas to wild Johnny Otis at night. My hometown was a world of opposites, of extremes: blasting sun or velvety tropical nights, the giddy kiddie pool or the dark caves of the hotel lounges. It was a fantasy built to dazzle tourists and a hard reality of mobsters and the CIA dumping bodiesin Biscayne Bay.
It was the Magic City… and this is its soundtrack.
– Mitch Glazer
Magic City – Songs From The Series