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About vintage45

I'm a big fan of vintage books,movies,TV shows and music. I encourage everyone to patronize your local used book/record store and pick up some of the good stuff. My posts are capsule reviews of some favorites that you may want to investigate. The albums posted aren't really reviews but items from my collection that are still available. I try and point out highlights of each one and let the music speak for itself. Thanks to all for checking out the blog.

The Body In Central Park (Murderers Club Of Brooklyn) (1967)

Fifth movie in the eight picture German series about FBI agent Jerry Cotton. This is a pretty decent B movie about a gang of blackmailers and murderers. Jerry (George Nader) is invited to a party by the rich Mr.Dyers. Agent … Continue reading

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Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl 2 CD’S

CD 1 Playtime: 72:10 Tracklist: 01. Introduction (Norman Granz) (1:41) 02. Honeysuckle Rose (Jam Session) (12:11) 03. The Ballad Medley: I Can’t Get Started / If I Had You / I’ve Got The World On A String (Jam Session) (8:11) … Continue reading

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Kiss The Girls And Make Them Die (1966)

One of my favorite comedies. A great spoof on James Bond and friends. You’ll see traces of “Dr.No” and “Moonraker.” It’s all done without slapstick or any kind of manic, over the top frenzied acting. This is total fun. The … Continue reading

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Nearest And Dearest (1968-73)

One of the best sitcoms. It stars Hylda Baker and Jimmy Wheeler. They’re Nellie and Eli Pledge, a brother and sister who who ran a pickle factory. Hylda says a lot of malapropisms that add to the humor. Rumor has … Continue reading

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003 Secret Agent:Operation Atlantis (1965)

This had to be intended as a send up of spy movies. If not it’s just disorganized mindless stupidity. At any rate, I had fun with it because it was so dumb. John Ericson is a secret agent (I guess) … Continue reading

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Gallery Of Horrors (1964)

With a budget of thirty-nine cents a group of alleged actors fumble their way through a script that must have been written in crayon. John Carradine does a pro job of introducing the five segments. He’s even in the first … Continue reading

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Jazz-Tony Bennett

A compilation album ranging across Tony Bennett’s early career, from 1954 to 1967, highlighting some of his more adventurous sessions with jazz musicians, including Count Basie, Herbie Hancock, Herbie Mann, Art Blakey and Stan Getz [3:06] 1. I Can’t Believe … Continue reading

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