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Ricky Jay combines his talents as a sleight of hand expert, historian of cons and cheats, and lover of poker and poker music in this remarkable CD/DVD deluxe set. Join Ricky as he celebrates the history, the language and literature, and the art of poker. CD includes 21 songs of hustlers, reprobates, blacklegs, scallywags and the passions and pleasures of the game.
The deluxe gift box also includes a Bonus DVD starring Ricky Jay performing some unbelievable deception at the card table. It also includes a 72 page color book with an in-depth essay written by Jay, and beautiful reproductions from his incredible collection of art and memorabilia. If all that weren’t enough, there is also a custom poker pack from the U. S. Playing Card Company.
• Rare BONUS DVD of Ricky Jay performing some of his incredible deceptions
• Box set features a fantastic collection of great tunes and legendary artists, including Robert Johnson, Patsy Cline and Bob Dylan!
• Includes a 76 page full color book, written by Ricky Jay, about the language and the lore of poker, complete with historical illustrations, memorabilia and rare art!
• High profile publicity campaign includes television appearances and major press breaks.
Ricky Jay’s incredible career includes stage (his legendary show Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants is Just finished a critically-acclaimed run in L.A and moves to London in October), television (Deadwood, Kidnapped), film (The Prestige, Heist, Boogie Nights), books (Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women) and much more. He has a devoted fan-base that eagerly collects his books, DVDs and merchandise!
Check out the Music Tracks:
1. DARKTOWN POKER CLUB - Phil Harris
2. RAMBLIN’ GAMBLIN’ WILLIE – Bob Dylan
3. ETIENNE GONNA DIE - Saint Etienne
4. TURN THE CARDS SLOWLY - Patsy Cline
5. FIVE CARD STUD – Lor ne Greene
6. DON’T TURN THE CARD – Memphis Minnie
7. POLITICS AND POKER – Howard Da Silva
8. LITTLE QUEEN OF SPADES – Robert Johnson
9. DOLAN’S POKER PARTY – Frank Crumit
10. POKER PLAYING BABY - Harry Willis
11. ACE IN THE HOLE – Anita O’Day
12. POKER WOMAN BLUES – Blind Blake
13. GAMBLER’S GUITAR – Merle Travis
14. WILD CARD – Tex Williams
15. DARKTOWN POKER CLUB – Bert Williams
16. ACE OF SPADES – O.V Wright
17. MR GOLD AND MR MUDD - Townes Van Zandt
18. THE ROVING GAMBLER – Country Gentlemen
19. ACE IN THE HOLE – Dave Van Ronk
20. BEDSPRING POKER - Mississippi Sheiks
21. POLITICS AND POKER (reprise) – Howard Da Silva
A guaranteed collectible set! Music, magic, and poker! Share in the love of all three with Ricky Jay Plays Poker!