Saturday, May 2, 2015

Saturday Music Club: some country music

for my parents, who have liked their country music sparingly:

Glenn Campbell: "I'm Not Gonna Miss You"

X: "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes"

June Carter and Johnny Cash: "You Are My Sunshine"

Ray Charles & the Raelettes: "I Can't Stop Loving You"

Carl Perkins: "Blue Suede Shoes"; Johnny Cash: "I Walk the Line"; Patsy Cline: "I've Loved and Lost Again" on Ranch Party (1957, hosted by Tex Ritter)

Loretta Lynn and Sissy Spacek: "You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man"

Glenn Campbell: "Wichita Lineman"

The Weavers: "Sixteen Tons"

Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday's "Forgotten" Books: the links for May Day, 2015

Welcome to this week's list of links to reviews of overlooked (infrequently deservedly) books and stories, by the reviewers detailed below. I'm filling in this week and next for Patti Abbott, who'll be back at in two weeks. Please let me know if I've missed your review...and thanks to all the contributors and all you readers...always feel free to comment on the blogs!

Sergio Angelini: Aylmer Vance: Ghost-Seer by Alice and Claude Askew

Frank Babics: Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, January 1969, edited by Ernest M. Hutter

Les Blatt: The Sussex Downs Murder by "John Bude" (Ernest C. Elmore)

Brian Busby: poetry: "Gay Page"; James Gay

Bil Crider: "War of the Giant Apes" by "Alexander Blade"

Robert (R. T.) Davis: The Gardens of the Dead by William Brodrick

William Deeck: Murder Loves Company by John Mersereau

Martin Edwards: Those Who Walk Away by Patricia Highsmith (Nick Jones last year.)

Barry Ergang (hosted by Kevin Tipple): The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver

Ed Gorman (and Gillian Reynolds): The Charles Paris novels by Simon Brett

Dashiell Hammett (hosted by Evan Lewis): The Door by Mary Roberts Rinehart

John Hegenberger: Nightmares by Robert Bloch

Rich Horton: Love Insurance by Earl Derr Biggers

Jerry House: Tender Murderers: Women Who Kill by Trina Robbins

Randy Johnson: The Blaster #1: The Girl with the Dynamite Bangs by Lou Cameron

Tracy K: Wall of Eyes by Margaret Millar (Brian Busby, 2012)

George Kelley: The Drover novels by Bill Granger

Margot Kinberg: Black Water Rising by Attica Locke

B.V. Lawson: Death on Remand by John Michael Evelyn

Steve Lewis: Fit to Kill by "Brett Halliday"

Patrick Murtha: Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin

Neer: The Shudders by Anthony Abbot; Officially Dead by Quentin Reynolds; The Setting Sun by Bart Moore-Gibert

Mark Nevins: East of A by Russell Atwood

John F. Norris: A Clue for Mr. Fortune by H. C. Bailey

James Reasoner: Operator #5: The Invisible Empire by "Curtis Steele" (Frederick C. Davis)

Karyn Reeves: Remove the Bodies by Elizabeth Ferrars

Richard Robinson: Enter the Lion by Michael Hodel and Sean Wright

Petter Rozovsky: Uneasy Street by "Wade Miller"

Gerard Saylor: The Big Bang by Mickey Spillane and Max Allen Collins

Jack Seabrook: "Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat" by Roald Dahl

Kerrie Smith: Take My Breath Away by Martin Edwards

Prashant Trikannad: "The Fog Horn" by Ray Bradbury

Thursday, April 30, 2015

April's Underappreciated Music: the links

Patti Abbott: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra: "Opus One" (the 1943 stereo recording);  Stan Kenton Orchestra: "Berlin, 1953"

Brian Arnold: Shaking the Money-Maker

Jayme Lynn Blaschke: Friday Night Videos

Jim C.: Groove Holmes: On Basie's Bandstand

Steve Coleman: Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Schmilsson

David Cramner: The Carter Family: "Buddies in the Saddle"

Bill Crider: Forgotten Music; Song of the Day 

Jeff Gemmill: Nalani & Sarina;  Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet: World Cafe Live 2009

Jerry House: Dusty Springfield; Daily Music+; Hymn Time

Randy Johnson: (Music) Because I Like It...

Carmen McRae and Brubeck, Morello & Wright: "Ode to a Cowboy"

George Kelley: Ultimate Sinatra

Todd Mason: speculative-fictional jazz; trumpet and flugelhorn jazz; musical revisitation;  early music

Thelonious Monk Quartet featuring Gerry Mulligan: "Straight, No Chaser"

Lawrence Person: Shoegazer Sunday

Charlie Ricci: The Nat King Cole Trio: The Complete After Midnight Sessions

Richard Robinson: Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Complete Broadway Musicals

Ron Scheer: Geoff Dyer: But Beautiful; western movie and television themes
this month's list dedicated to the memory of Ron Scheer

Chet Baker Band: "Let's Get Lost"

Saturday Music Club on Thursday: some early music

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial de Catalunya: "Dindiridin" (traditional)

Chartwell Dutiro: Mbira (traditional)

Min Xiao Fen: "Spring River, Flower Moon Night" (traditional)

Oxford Camerata: "Ave generosa" (Hildegard von Bingen)

Ensemble with Li Yi-Ming, guzheng-ist: "Meditating in the Buddhist Temple" (traditional)

Strath Haven HS (Penna) Silvertones (2009, in Florence): "Cucifixus" (Antonio Lotti)

***in better fidelity: The Cambridge Singers

Divna Ljubojevi et al.:"Aksion Estin"; "Kyrie Eleison" (traditional)

Nandini Rao Gujar and band: "Govinda ninna namave chenda" (Purandara Dasa)

Chumbawamba: "The Diggers' Song" (Gerrard Winstanley)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday's Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V: the links

This week's selections of undeservedly (and a few deservedly) underappreciated audio/visual always, thanks to all the contributors and you readers. 

Anne Billson: The Fate of Lee Khan; Top 10 King Arthur Movies

Bill Crider: Falling Down; underrated horror films poll; The Legend of Caleb York

Brian Arnold: The Incredible Hulk (tv) outtakes

Brian Busby: Double Negative aka Deadly Companion (featuring Count Floyd as the Beaver)

BV Lawson: Media Murder

McQueen, Ann-Margret, Weld in The Cincinnati Kid
Comedy Film Nerds: Dean Haglund

Dan Stumpf: Big Deal on Madonna Street

David Vineyard: Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star

Ed Lynskey: Chicago Syndicate

Elizabeth Foxwell: The Hitch-Hiker; Selected Shorts: "Expect the Unexpected" (Yolen, Thurber and Bradbury stories)

Evan Lewis: The Roy Rogers Show: pilot(s?)

George Kelley: Steve McQueen Collection

How Did This Get Made?: Double Team

Iba Dawson: Return of the Dream Machine; Rififi

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: The Reluctant Dragon

Jack Seabrook: The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: "The Second Verdict"

Jackie Kashian: Brian Upton on gaming

Jacqueline T. Lynch: Babes on Swing Street; Bowery to Broadway

Jake Hinkson: Wicked Woman

Pepper Dennis
James Reasoner: Pepper Dennis

Jeff Flugel: 1963

Jerry House: Jungle Siren; Neil Gaiman on buttons

John Grant: Missing Girls; Seven Sinners

Ken Levine: Sing What Happens

Kliph Nesteroff: Billy Gray's Band Box (the first comedy club in Los Angeles)

Laura: Queen ChristinaThat Hagen Girl

Lucy Brown: From This Day Forward

Martin Edwards: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Among the women not to be trifled with: The Fate of Lee Khan

Marty McKee: The Bold Ones: The New Doctors: "In Dreams They Run"

Michael Daye: 9 disturbing early films (courtesy Bill Crider)

Michael Shonk: Mrs. Columbo aka Kate Loves a  Mystery

Mike Tooney: The Twilight Zone: "Once Upon a Time"

Mystery Dave: Sabotage

Texas Killing Fields
Patrick Murtha: Texas Killing Fields; Ann-Margret

Patti Abbott: Safe

Prashant Trikkanad: Sandokan

Randy Johnson: One After the Other (aka Uno doppo l'altro); Sales Pitch (by Philip K. Dick)

Rick: Robert Bloch: Thriller: "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper"; Star Trek: "Wolf in the Fold"; Dracula's Daughter
Apparently actually has a decent script.

Rod Lott: The Alphabet Murders

Sean McLachlan: Edison Company sf and fantasy films (courtesy Bill Crider)

Sergio Angelini: Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

Stacia Jones: 24 jours (aka 24 Days)

Stephen Bowie: Kojak: "Cop in a Cage"

Steve Lewis: Fallguy; The Racketeer

Walker Martin: Windy City Pulp Convention
on set: Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror