Monthly Archives: November 2011

Where The Action Is! (1965-74)

A Dick Clark show where top acts of the day lip synced their hits and cover versions. Regulars included Paul Revere And The Raiders and Keith Allison. The opening theme was by Freddy Cannon. The show should have been called … Continue reading

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Dance Band Rarities-British Dance Bands

If you’re just starting to explore British dance bands this is a good place to start. Twenty-three tracks from some of the most popular bands of the era. Highlights include: “When You Were The Girl On The Scooter”-Ray Noble, “Dinah”-Billy … Continue reading

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The Fix-Jack Usher (1959)

Good, fast paced novel about the search for a missing girl that looks like she wants to stay that way. Sam Braden used to be a top bookie but he was set up for a fall. Now he’s in a traveling … Continue reading

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Johnny One-Eye (1950)

A Damon Runyon story that sinks like a stone thanks to a terrible child actress and a slide into sentimental nonsense. Martin Martin (Pat O’Brien) and Dane Cory (Wayne Morris) bump off a double crosser who stole cash from them. Five … Continue reading

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SF:Authors’ Choice-Edited by Harry Harrison

Thirteen stories from 1948,51,52,55,58,59,63,65,66. Harrison asked the authors to pick what stories they wanted included in the anthology.  He also gave them room to comment on the story and on writing SF. Favorites: “Tiger Ride” (1948) -James Blish & Damon … Continue reading

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Lost Chords:White Musicians & Their Contribution To Jazz 1915-1945 2 CD’s

Great collection of forty-nine tracks from the Netherlands. This is a companion to the Richard M. Sudhalter book of the same name published in 2000. CD #1 highlights include: “Tiger Rag”- Original Dixieland Jazz Band, “There Ain’t No Gal Like … Continue reading

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Doctor On The Go (1975-77)

Dr.Waring and Dr.Stuart-Clark are off the cruise ship and back at St.Swithins. Opening episode: “Keep Your Nose Clean” – Waring tells the board during his job interview that he was late because he and Stuart-Clark stopped to help out at … Continue reading

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The Piano Rolls-Gershwin Plays Gershwin-George Gershwin

Twelve piano rolls Gershwin made in 1924. Collectors of early music will want this set. It’s interesting to hear some compositions usually meant for large orchestras in this form. Highlights include: “Rhapsody In Blue”, “Kickin’ The Clouds Away” and “An … Continue reading

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Effigies-William K. Wells (1980)

Don’t be put off because the book is about Satan coming to a small town. This is very well written and the characters are drawn out in a story that is absorbing. There’s some X-rated sex and violence but then … Continue reading

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The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

Follow up to 1931’s “Frankenstein” starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester and Colin Clive. Boris is terrific in this one. Valerie Hobson plays Frankenstein’s bride Elizabeth. A lot of the music track was used in the Flash Gordon serials. Mary Shelly … Continue reading

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