Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

An overlooked gem with Joel McCrea as a big game hunter shipwrecked on a mysterious island.  This is an early version of a storyline that is still popular in books, movies and TV. Hunter Bob Rainsford (Joel McCrea) is on … Continue reading

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Dragons At The Party-Jon Cleary (1987) (Scobie Malone Series)

Fourth entry in the twenty book series about the police inspector in Sydney,Australia. The first is “The High Commissioner” (1966) and the last is 2004’s “Degrees Of Connection.” With the Australian Bicentennial as a background Scobie has to try and … Continue reading

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Mae Barnes (1958)

Fourteen great tracks from a singer that needs to be rediscovered. In this set she’s accompanied by a group featuring Buck Clayton, Ray Bryant and Jo Jones. Highlights include: “They Raided The Joint”, “Foggy Day”, “Something’s Wrong” and “Up On … Continue reading

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Thriller (1973-76)

Not to be confused with the American show hosted by Boris Karloff (1960-62). This is a British horror/suspense anthology series. Each episode usually featured one American actor among the British cast. Opening episode April 14,1973: “Lady Killer” w/Barbara Feldon, Robert … Continue reading

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1927-1935-Clarence Williams

Twenty-eight tracks from a true Jazz pioneer. They feature Clarence with his Jazz Kings, Washboard Five, Jug Band and Novelty Band. Highlights include: “You Ain’t Too Old”, “He Wouldn’t Stop Doin’ It”, “You’re Bound To Look Like A Monkey When … Continue reading

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A Century Of Great Short Science Fiction Novels-Edited by Damon Knight

Six short novels in this volume. “Strange Case Of Dr.Jekyll And Mr.Hyde” (1886) – Robert Louis Stevenson “The Invisible Man” (1897) – H.G.Wells “The Absolute At Large” (1922)- Karel Capek – Starting in 1943 as another war is on its … Continue reading

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The Ghost Train (1941)

If you’re annoyed by comedians who have a frantic vaudeville style don’t bother with this one. British comic Arthur Askey is over the top with frantic antics in a story about passengers stranded at a remote train station and a … Continue reading

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East Of Desolation-Jack Higgins (1968)

Jack Higgins rarely has a dull novel. This is one of them. It’s the first time he stopped using his real name, Harry Patterson, and started using Jack Higgins. Earlier Patterson novels were reprinted using the Higgins alias. Joe Martin … Continue reading

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The Best Of Chet Baker

Perfect introduction for those music fans just starting too explore the Jazz masters. Fifteen tracks with Chet’s trumpet and vocals from 1952-59. Personnel include: Bill Evans-piano, Pepper Adams-tenor sax, Zoot Sims-tenor sax, Paul Chambers-bass, Kenny Burrell-guitar, Herbie Mann-flute and Chico … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Eye (1959-63)

In Honolulu, Hawaiian Eye Investigations is based in a luxury hotel, The Hawaiian Village. It’s run by Tom Lopaka (Robert Conrad) and Tracy Steele (Anthony Eisley). The team is eventually joined by P.I. Greg MacKenzie (Grant Williams). Also in the … Continue reading

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