Monthly Archives: December 2010

Medic (1954-56)

Popular medical show with Richard Boone a few years before he put on his guns and became Paladin in “Have Gun Will Travel.” The show has some very soapy and at times extremely cornball episodes. It’s theme, “Blue Star” became a … Continue reading

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Shave ‘Em Dry-The Best Of Lucille Bogan

She got right down to it and some of these tracks can’t be played on radio even now. Of course radio doesn’t play anything even close to this era. That’s a tragedy that could fill volumes. This is a must … Continue reading

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Murder Doll-Milton K. Ozaki (1952)

Typical early 50’s crime quickie you can read on a bus trip.  Don’t look for logic, just have fun with it. Chicago P.I. Carl Good is hired to find a missing husband. He’s been fooling around with a girl in … Continue reading

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Future Crime-Ben Bova

Eight Bova stories about crime and criminals from 1965,66,70,76,81,84,88. A few good ones but overall nothing special. The last story, “Escape!” really doesn’t belong here. The contents: “City Of Darkness” (1976)- Teenager Ron Morgan lives in the Tracts. Life is … Continue reading

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The Arthur Murray Party (1950-60)

Dance shows are everywhere these days. This is one of the first. It jumped across four networks during it’s long run. Sometimes it was a half-hour, sometimes an hour. Typical show: Kathryn Murray is the host. She introduces a singer with … Continue reading

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The Groove Juice Special-Slim & Slam

If you like fun with your Jazz then you’ll add this duo to your collection. Slam Stewart on bass and vocals along with Slim Gaillard on guitar and drums with a little bit of vibes tossed in. Twenty tracks from 1938-1942. … Continue reading

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Road Show (1941)

Overall not that funny of a comedy with Carole Landis as the owner of a small carnival. Despite that there are a few bright spots. Landis herself, Adolphe Menjou, Patsy Kelly and Willie Best. There’s some music from The Charioteers … Continue reading

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