Monthly Archives: May 2011

Night Of The Big Heat-John Lymington (1959)

Lymington’s first novel reads like a 50’s SF movie. It’s okay but not something worth going out of your way for. On an island off the English coast lives thriller writer and pub owner Richard Callum and his wife Frankie. … Continue reading

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Tuxedo Junction-Erskine Hawkins-The 20th Century Gabriel And His Orchestra

Twenty-four tracks from 1939, 1942 and 1945. A great addition to any Big Band collection. Highlights include: “Tuxedo Junction”, “Tippin’ In”, “After Hours” w/Avery Parrish-Piano and “Gabriels’ Heater.”

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Sky King (1951-59)

Long running series about cattleman Sky King and his Cessna 310-B named “Songbird.” Kirby Grant starred as Sky King and Gloria Winters was his niece Penny. Kids ate this show up. Sky was referred to as a flying cowboy. The … Continue reading

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Howlin’ Wolf: His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)

Twenty tracks from one the Blues most unique voices. I’m a huge fan of Chester Burnett and my collection is crowded with his discs. For those that aren’t familiar with him, this is a good place to start. Highlights include: … Continue reading

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Wanted:Dead Or Alive (1958-61)

Steve McQueen is bounty hunter Josh Randall. He roams the West with his sawed-off rifle. looking for the bad guys…..and a few bucks.  Opening episode: “The Martin Poster” with Nick Adams and Michael Landon. It also features Jennifer Lea an … Continue reading

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Rogue’s Isles-Thomas Gately Briody (1995)

First of four books about TV investigative reporter Michael Carolina set in Providence, Rhode Island. The title comes from what the original colonists used to call Rhode Island. This is a very enjoyable series with humor laced among the mayhem. … Continue reading

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The Fat Man (1951)

Based on the hit radio show featuring J.Scott Smart reprising his radio role. The character was created by Dashiel Hammett. If you like detective movies, don’t miss this one. It’s good from start to finish with a good cast. Just … Continue reading

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