Monthly Archives: May 2012

Greatest Hits-Roger Williams

The 50’s was a good era for pop pianists. Roger Williams style gave him a long career and he sold a lot of albums. Ten tracks in this collection show why he led the pack. Highlights include: “Autumn Leaves”, “September … Continue reading

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The Day Star-Mark S.Geston (1972)

A good one about a journey through time to explore the glory days of Earth. The city of Ferrin was the ultimate. Combine Imperial Rome,. New York City and other great metropolises into one and you have Ferrin. Now it’s … Continue reading

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Queen Of Outer Space (1958)

No one putting this together can deny it’s a comedy. Two top pros did the writing chores, Ben Hecht with the story and the screenplay from Charles Beamount. The only person that can save the Earth from total destruction is………………..Zsa … Continue reading

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Tales Of Tomorrow (1951-53)

A SF anthology series broadcast live. Not the greatest I’ve ever seen but it is fun to play spot the future star. Example:The Evil Within from 1953. If there’s a devil within that wants to come out, this scientist will … Continue reading

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Lullaby Of Broadway-Dick Powell

Before he was a movie tough guy, Dick Powell was one of the biggest singing stars of the 30’s and 40’s. Twenty-four tracks from 1933-38 show him off in fine style. This is Powell at his best. Highlights include: “”We’re … Continue reading

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A Likely Story-Donald E.Westlake (1984)

Westlake gets away from the crime novel for a send up of the publishing business. There are a few laugh out loud moments. Overall it’s a humorous look at an author and the hassles in his personal life as well as … Continue reading

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The Honor Of The Press (1932)

Fun way to spend an hour if you’re not expecting a whole lot. It’s about the cub reporter who gets the scoop. There’s a fight scene made interesting because there aren’t any sound effects. Daniel Greely gets a job at … Continue reading

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World’s Best Science Fiction 1969-Edited by Donald A.Wollheim and Terry Carr

Nineteen stories from 1968. Favorites: “Kyrie” – Poul Anderson – A timid librarian is a telepath. She’s taken aborad a spaeship that’s going to study a nova. She’s in communication with an alien she names Lucifer. It’s the only love … Continue reading

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Bandstand Bash-Sam Donahue And His Orchestra (1955)

Donahue brings the Swing Era into the 50’s with this eighteen track collection. He led his own band since the 30’s and also helmed what remained of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra for a short time. A good collection from another … Continue reading

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Run, Buddy, Run (1966-67)

Unfunny thirteen week sitcom that’s a take off on “The Fugitive.” Jazz trumpeter Jack Sheldon stars as Buddy Overstreet. Bruce “Frank Nitti” Gordon is Mr.D. and Bernie Kopell is Albert Overstreet. Opening episode: “Steam Bath & Chicken Little” –  Buddy … Continue reading

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