Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Best Of Julie London 2 CD’s

Fifty tracks from one of our sultriest singers. The songs range from 1955-68. Perfect for a late night rendezvous and setting the mood. Put out the lights and see what kind of fires can be lit. CD #1 highlights include: “Cry Me … Continue reading

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You Bet Your Life (1950-61)-1949 Episode

TV’s funniest quiz show thanks to Groucho Marx. George Fenneman made the perfect foil as the show’s announcer. Most everyone knows the phrase, “Say the secret word and the duck will come down and pay you a hundred dollars.” The … Continue reading

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The Rest Must Die-Richard Foster (Kendell Foster Crossen) (1959)

Crossen is well known to mystery fans as M.E.Chaber. That series is about New York insurance investigator Milo March. He wrote a little SF and a comic book series The Green Lama. This book is beyond awful. A total bore. … Continue reading

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Gambling With Souls (1936)

The evils of gambling, especially in a crooked club, can only lead to murder and ruin. Watchable because it’s not preachy and a look at what was supposed to be edgy scenes of women in..well….for the time, not much. The … Continue reading

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Key Witness-Frank Kane (1956)

Kane steps away from his Johnny Liddell series for this stand alone about gangs in Harlem. It’s a good, fast paced read. Defintely worth picking up. Fred Morrow is in Harlem on business for a real estate client when he witnesses … Continue reading

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Pure Ella-Ella Fitzgerald

Eighteen tracks from the late 50’s to early 60’s. The album title says it all. Highlights include: “(You’ll Have To Swing It) Mr.Paganini”, “Take The “A” Train”, “How High The Moon” and “Oh, Lady Be Good.”

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Spectrum-Edited by Kingsley Amis & Robert Conquest

The paperback edition has seven stories out of the twelve in the hardcover edition. The stories are from 1941,49,51,54,56. Favorites: “Null-P” (1951) – William Tenn –  After a devastating war the United States is run by the statistical average man. … Continue reading

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The Definitive Collection-Bing Crosby

Twenty-two tracks for those that wonder what all the superlatives were about and a good introduction to one of the first superstars of the 20th century. Highlights include: “Where The Blue Of The Night (Meets The Gold Of The Day)”, “Sweet … Continue reading

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New Scotland Yard (1972-74)

A  good British cop show that follows Scotland Yard cops as they capture the bad guys. Some light spots but no dumb humor. I don’t know if BBC America shows it or some other cable channel runs it. If they do, … Continue reading

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Hickory House Jazz-Joe Marsala

The Dixieland clarinetist is joined by Roy Eldrige, Benny Carter, Bobby Hackett and Eddie Condon for twenty-three tracks from 1935-40. A good collection for those not familiar with Marsala. Highlights include: “Wolverine Blues”, “For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow”, “Jammin’ … Continue reading

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