Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Red House (1947)

This belongs on the must see list. Edward G.Robinson is terrific as a farmer obsessed with the nearby woods and a red house within. He even hires someone to patrol them and keep everyone out. Judith Anderson is very good … Continue reading

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Swingin’ Easy-Sarah Vaughan (1957)

Thirteen tracks with eight recorded in 1954. They were originally on a ten inch EP called “Images.” This is great early Sassy that’s a terrific addition to any collection. Highlights include: “Shuttle Bop”, “All Of Me”, “You Hit The Spot” … Continue reading

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Man From Atlantis (1977-78)

Patrick Duffy is Mark Harris, the only survivor of the legendary continent of Atlantis. He draws strength from water and is stronger than the average man. He works for an undersea research institute run by his pals C.W.Crawford (Alan Fudge) … Continue reading

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The Judge (1949)

Hands down, no question about it, this is one of the dumbest, stupidest, idiotic, asinine movies I’ve ever seen. There’s a scene where the lawyer’s wife gets a cap pistol for his nephew. He says that’s a fine present for … Continue reading

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Venus On The Half-Shell-Kilgore Trout (Philip Jose Farmer)

Kilgore Trout is the name of a fictional SF writer created by Kurt Vonnegut,Jr. who appeared in a number of his stories. Trout was based on Vonnegut’s friend Theodore Sturgeon, not as a reflection of his writing talent but just … Continue reading

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Sing A Song Of Basie-Lambert,Hendricks & Ross (1957)

Thirteen great tracks as the trio creates vocals to ten of the Count’s classics. The last three non-Basie charts are without Annie Ross. This is a must have album. Highlights include: “It’s Sand,Man”, “Little Pony”, “Avenue C” and “Cloudburst.”

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The Clouded Yellow (1950)

Good suspenseful movie that is definitely worth hunting up. The irresistibly beautiful Jean Simmons is a murder suspect and Trevor Howard is a former secret service agent who falls for her and believes in her innocence. It starts quietly and … Continue reading

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My Kinda Swing-Ernestine Anderson (1960)

Perfect introduction to those that haven’t run across her before. Twelve great tracks with sidemen that include Yusef Lateef, Kenny Burrell, Clark Terry and Hank Jones. Highlights include: “Trouble Is A Man”, “Black Moonlight” and “They Didn’t Believe Me.”

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They Never Come Back (1932)

Fun movie because of some awkward acting, loose writing and absolute proof boxing scenes have come a long,long way. Simple story about an aw shucks kinda guy that’s framed. Jimmy Nolan (Regis Toomey) is in the biggest fight of his … Continue reading

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Roy Acuff’s Open House (1960)

Half hour show featuring the Smoky Mountain Boys, square dancers and old fashioned Country music. Episode from 1960:Show opens with the theme “Keep On The Sunnyside Of Life.”  Time for some square dancing. Both segments are very short.  Roy brings … Continue reading

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