Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Detectives (1959-62)

Robert Taylor is Captain Matt Holbrook and Mark Goddard is Det.Sgt.Chris Ballard. No personal lives were explored as the show concentrated on the detective squad tracking down the bad guys. The show also starred Tige Andrews as Det.Johnny Russo. May 4,1962 … Continue reading

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1950’s Radio Broadcasts-Oscar “Papa” Celestin

Great album for Trad fans. Twenty-three tracks from the man who started out in 1910 and led the legendary Tuxedo Jazz Band. The tracks are from 1950-51. It’s total feel good time when you check out these seventy-seven minutes of pure … Continue reading

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The Night Shapes-James Blish (1962)

If you’re looking for the typical Blish SF novel….keep going. This is more of an African adventure in the Belgian Congo that takes place in 1906. It reads like a 1930’s jungle movie with dinosaurs. Kit Kennedy has lived in the Congo … Continue reading

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Mr.Boggs Steps Out (1938)

Bland comedy about a dull man who moves to a small town and buys a barrel factory. It’s all predictable and not much fun. Oliver Boggs (Stuart Erwin) works for a statistics company. He spends a lot of time quoting … Continue reading

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Murder At The Mike-Charles Saxby (1938)

Back in the day this would have made a good B movie. While reading it I could see the black and white film rolling. A sponsor is killed while making an on air pitch. Who dun it and how? An L.A. … Continue reading

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Big Band Jazz And Gentle Vocals-Cozy Cole And Savina

Ten tracks from Cozy Cole and Twelve from Savina Cattiva. The tracks are from the 50’s and include Cole’s million selling drum solo “Topsy-Part Two” with his growled intro. Savina remains in obscurity but she is a good stylist that … Continue reading

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Kolchak:The Night Stalker (1974-75)

Darren McGavin is reporter Carl Kolchak who always ends up doing stories about the supernatural.  He works for Independent News Service in Chicago. His boss is Tony Vincenzo played by Simon Oakland. I was really disappointed when the show was canceled after … Continue reading

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