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REV. TIM JOHNSON of esoterik culture magazine HAMMER in London reunites with JIMMY VARGAS of the BLACK DAHLIAS for a Q & A about the re-release of his fifth and sixth albums.


HAMMER: With the re-issue of your BLACK WIDOW album, now in 2014, there is a huge difference between this and the original 2004 version…Why is that?” JIMMY VARGAS: “The mark one version of BLACK WIDOW  was culled with tracks that were more tuned to an already existing jazz swing market for whom the combo was performing to live, and the more experimental pieces were held off, now I’m raiding the vault from that time, and letting those pieces out, to take their rightful place. It’s a soundtrack album in the greater sense of the meaning. More sonorous moments, metallic gasps and back masquing as you’d hear in a Val Lewton forties RKO horror pic.”   Full Interview MAY 2014…at


About jimmyvargascroonoir

My name is JIMMY VARGAS. I'm a Racketeer and croonoir and self professed Vaud-e-villain, I am a lecturer in the arcane, the gnostic, and showbusiness I have appeared at numerous Cinematheque shows internationally giving talks on American noir and burlesque film. I also front a jazz noir combo the BLACK DAHLIAS. We have released seven albums in all. The newest 'DESOLACIONE' is due out March 2012. My first book "MY SHADOW BRIDE' (previously available on the multimedia dvd "REQUIEM FOR MY SHADOW BRIDE") will be available on Kindle in April 2012

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