Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Bill (1984-2010)

Excellent long running British cop show that should be seen in the U.S. I don’t know if any cable channels have shown it over the years but someone should run it. It follows the day to day experiences of an … Continue reading

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Me And My Banjo-Eddie Peabody

Twelve tracks from the man considered one of the first banjo wizards. Not Jazz but what pop fans of the day bought in droves. Highlights include: “That Old Gang Of Mine”, “Under The Double Eagle” and “In Old Hawaii.”

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Sweet Heart -Peter James (1990)

Good horror story concerning reincarnation, ghosts and ley lines. Tom and Charlotte “Charley” Witney move to the country from noisy London. They want a peaceful atmosphere to try and conceive a child. They buy Elmwood, a 15th century house with a … Continue reading

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Son Of Frankenstein (1939)

Third in the Frankenstein series. It follows 1935’s “Bride Of Frankenstein.” This one stars Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill. It’s a lot of fun and has some great sets. Atwill and Lugosi walk away with it. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Coffin Corner

Fourteen stories from 1957,58,60,64,66,67. Favorites: “Sudden,Sudden Death” (1957 novelette) – Talmadge Powell – While on a sales trip Steve Griffin gets a call from his wife Maureen. She says someone is trying to kill her. There have been two attempts. … Continue reading

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Dancers Delight-Tex Beneke & His Orchestra

Twenty-one tracks from 1950-51 that were originally for radio station use only. Along with vocals from Tex there are also some from Eydie Gorme and The Moonlighters. Highlights include: “Can’t We Talk It Over?”, “It’s So Peaceful In The Country” … Continue reading

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Climax!-Keep Me In Mind (November 7,1957)

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Fascination-Jane Morgan (1957)

Twelve tracks from one of the 50’s most popular singers. The title track was one of the era’s biggest hits. The other tracks are not filler and show why she was at the top of the charts. Highlights include: “Fascination”, … Continue reading

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Martians,Go Home-Fredric Brown (1955)

The Martians have invaded by the billions. They really are little green men. If you’re looking for a good SF laugh check this one out. SF writer Luke Devereaux gets a remote cabin from a friend. Luke is suffering from … Continue reading

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Kiss Of Death (1947)

In the top tier of classic noir films. Not to be missed. Richard Widmark was nominated as Best Supporting Actor as the psycho hood Tommy Udo. Edmund Gwenn won for “Miracle On 34th Street.” Widmark did win the Golden Globe for Most … Continue reading

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