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George and his son Dhani wrote and recorded tracks for this to contribute to George's friend Jools Holland's "Big Band Rock" project just months before George's death from cancer. The lyrics partially reflect George's own stubbornness in not quitting smoking despite the medical evidence that it causes the disease, and relates this to other people who ignore warnings, enlightenment and plain common sense.
George recorded his vocals and guitar tracks in Switzerland while Holland would later overdub the "big band" and chorus in his studio in England. (thanks, Ken - Louisville, KY, for above 2)
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
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