Monthly Archives: February 2011

Swing Is King 1 & 2-Ted Heath And His Music

I was never much on recreations but I have to make an exception with this collection. The Heath band is so good and the Phase 4 sound is excellent that this is defintely worth owning. Twenty-Four tracks of Big Band … Continue reading

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The Frank Sinatra Show (1950-52)

Saturday night show sponsored by The Bulova Watch Company. Frank used the cast from his Paramount Theater shows. The musical conductor was Axel Stordahl. Typical show: Frank opens with “When Your Smiling.”…June Hutton (Mrs.Stordahl) comes out and she and Frank sing … Continue reading

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The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus-Edited by Brian W. Aldiss

This collection of thirty-six stories was originally released as “Penguin Science Fiction”(1961), “More Penguin Science Fiction”(1963) and “Yet More Penguin Science Fiction”(1964). This combined edition was published in 1973. It’s one of the better anthologies and a great intro to … Continue reading

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Shoot To Kill (1947)

An okay second feature filler about a crooked Assistant D.A. The cops are chasing and firing at escaped crook Dixie Logan’s car. The car crashes. Inside were Dixie, new D.A. Larry Dale and his wife Marion. Reporter George “Mitch” Mitchell … Continue reading

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Roger Thursby Series (1955-1958)-Henry Cecil

Only three books in the series. It’s an amusing account of  Thursby’s journey from barrister to judge and a comedic look at the English court system. A very entertaining series. This first entry, “Brothers In Law”, tracks Thursby right after he’s admitted … Continue reading

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Wendy And Me (1964-65)

George Burns owns an apartment building in Southern California. The superintendant Mr. Bundy is J. Patrick O’Malley. Two of his tenants are Jeff (Ron Harper) and Wendy Conway (Connie Stevens).  He’s an airline pilot and she’s a total ditz. Like in his … Continue reading

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Giants Of Small Band Swing Vols.1 & 2

Twelve tracks from names that may not be all that familar to casual Jazz fans. This is a good way to catch up on some of the nearly forgotten pros. Personnel include: Bud Johnson, Russell Procope, Denzil Best, Sid Weiss … Continue reading

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Supernatural Sleuths-14 Mysterious Cases Of Uncanny Crime-Edited by Charles Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg

The stories are from 1910,11,29,53,55,68,69,77,81,82,92,94,95. Favorites: “Falling Boy” (1995)- David Dean- A pilot flying through a storm sees a young boy fall from the sky onto his plane. He’s forced to make an unauthorized landing in a field. There’s no … Continue reading

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Them Dirty Blues 2 CD’s

Exactly what the title says. Fifty tracks of early low down and nasty blues. I could never resist collections like this even though there are a few repeats from similar compilations. CD#1 highlights include: “Bring It On Home To Grandma”-Mississippi Mud … Continue reading

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Way Out (1961)

Anthology show hosted by author Roald Dahl. It was a replacement show that ran for fourteen episodes. It was one of those strange tales shows. Pretty good one. Typical episodes: “I Heard You Calling Me”- Freda (Constance Ford) is going to … Continue reading

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