Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Honeymooners (1955-56)

Almost everyone knows Ralph (Jackie Gleason), Alice (Audrey Meadows), Ed Art Carney) and Trixie (Joyce Randolph). It’s my favorite comedy of all time. It started as a sketch on “Cavalcade Of Stars” with Pert Kelton as an aggressive Alice. The famous thirty-nine … Continue reading

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Murder-Queen High-Bob Wade & Bill Miller (1947)

A real winner from the writing duo that also used the pen names Wade Miller and Whit Masterson. If you like entertaining mysteries don’t pass this one up. John Henry Conover and his wife St.Claire, nicknamed Sin because of the … Continue reading

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Anthology:The Original King Of Pop-Henry Burr

Burr’s career lasted from 1903 to 1928. He sang ballads and what are considered now “The good old songs.”  It’s estimated that Burr was part of five thousand recordings from cylinders to shellac. This collection has twenty-seven tracks and includes some … Continue reading

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Still Crazy (1998)

Some friends and I were discussing our favorite movies about Rock music. “Spinal Tap” was mentioned often but my all time favorite is this British film. The acting, the music, the story…..it all works. If you’re at all interested in … Continue reading

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The Galactic Invaders-James R. Berry (1976)

It starts out as an alien invasion story then nosedives into a 1950’s horror comic book mode, not the good horror comics but the real cheapies. It was fun for a while but I couldn’t get into the silliness of the … Continue reading

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Joe Marsala 1944-45

An almost forgotten great clarinetist. This collection of twenty-one tracks features a number of greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Shelly Manne, Bobby Hackett and Eddie Condon. Condon wasn’t the world’s greatest guitarists but he knew how to put a … Continue reading

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The Good Guys (1968-70)

We’ve all heard the overused expression about the bottom of the barrel. This show is what’s under the bottom and in the sludge. Bob Denver plays Rufus Butterworth and Herb Edelman is Bert Gramus. They’ve been friends since childhood and … Continue reading

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