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This Is for the Night People


Download links and information about This Is for the Night People by The Ralph. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock genres. It contains 24 tracks with total duration of 55:14 minutes.

Artist: The Ralph
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock
Tracks: 24
Duration: 55:14
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No. Title Length
1. Wet Cigarette 3:18
2. Acid Jazz On a Rainy Day 3:43
3. Last Year's Valentine 1:59
4. Mario Lanza (featuring Lauren Agnelli) 3:53
5. This Is for the Night People 3:55
6. Short Mood (Instrumental) 0:45
7. God Shine Your Light On My Corner Tonight 1:01
8. John Coltrane New York City 5:13
9. Midnight in Manhatten 2:57
10. Lucky to Be Lucky 1:40
11. Staten Island for Two 2:58
12. Sleepy Little Girl 1:02
13. Nostalgia for Nowhere 2:27
14. Jazz #1 (Instrumental) 0:41
15. Why Does My Paul Desmond Record Start Skipping When I Try to Kiss You? 1:05
16. Jazz Girl 2:20
17. Blue April (featuring Lee Aaron) 1:37
18. 23 Bridges 2:04
19. Sorry Man I Gotta Go 1:46
20. Jazz #2 (Instrumental) 0:42
21. Pull My Daisy 0:46
22. Goodbye Jack. Kerouac. 3:54
23. That's What Lonely People Do 2:47
24. (Walkin' Through) The Sleepy City 2:41



Ralph Alfonso, a Vancouver poet who used to live in Toronto back in the day and managed its premier 1977 punk band, the Diodes, leads Ralph. For this CD, he sets his beat poetry verse to '50s style downbeat jazz with discordant blue piano, vibes, swirling '60s organs, flute, and some real finger-snapping jazz bass, drums, and guitar. The witty, cultured Alfonso name-checks Jack Kerouac, Mario Lanza, John Coltrane, Paul Desmond, and Wes Montgomery and then pulls out one of Montgomery's patented guitar lines — just one funny moment here of the tough-talking city dweller speaking at us from the streets but with an innate sense of cool. I like his tribute to Canadian big towns on the title track, maybe we'll see him downtown one late night when nothing's still open except the dive bars. You imagine him wearing a beret, sporting a jazz 'fro on his chin, and saying "Das cool daddy o." But would he shoot an apple off the head of his wife in Mexico?