Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Keith Richards - Life - 2010

In this audiobook Keith tells his story of the Rolling Stones from start to finish. There is also Keith's relationship with Anita Pallenberg and their years of heroin addiction. Keith also talks guitars and delivers dump-trucks of dirt on Mick Jagger. Link in comments.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night - 1987

This one-hour film was taken from the Shake The Cage tour. Lindsey Buckingham is freshly quit and two new guitarists are aboard. Link in comments.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Long Way Home - Live - 1979

Breakfast In America became album of the year for Supertramp and contained this hit which got airplay all summer long. This live performance is pleasingly faithful to the original. Stream it or download it or both.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Glad All Over - 2015

A BBC documentary about The Dave Clark Five with video clips and testimonials from Sir Paul and many more knighted and un-knighted persons. 110 minutes. Link in comments.

Friday, September 14, 2018

The History Of the Dave Clark Five - 1993

The Dave Clark Five have long been given short shrift by history, consigned to the "Merseybeat" category. But hits like "Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," and the gorgeous "Because" still stand out as classy pop records. On the other hand, the DC5's cover of the Contours' "Do You Love Me" stands out as one of the more unbridled, edgy English singles of the sixties. The band actually had a winning way with both more rocking material and softer, poppier sides. While this two-disc anthology is probably a little much for most, the serious pop collector will find a great deal here to celebrate. --Skip Heller

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Asimov Reads Asimov - 1994

Professor Isaac Asimov introduces and reads five of his favorite science fiction stories with additional remarks and humor. Link in comments.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Shocking Blue - 20 Greatest Hits - 1991

This Dutch rock band delivered "Never Marry a Railroad Man", "Mighty Joe", "Love Buzz", "Blossom Lady", "Inkpot" and of course "Venus". Link in comments.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Wild Mountain Thyme - 1998

23 Celtic melodies for solo guitar. Arranged and played very nicely by Scott Tenant. Link in comments.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Beach Boys - Still Cruisin' - 1989

A collection of tunes some of which made their way into movie soundtracks. KOKOMO became a number one. Link in comments.

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Surf Coasters - Surfside Village - 1995

This second album was recorded after they toured Japan with Dick Dale. The playing is not inhibited. Twenty more albums followed for this group that actually did become BIG IN JAPAN. Link in comments.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Diary of a U-boat Commander

A narrative about the life of a German Submarine Officer in World War I. It's grim and sometimes ironic. Link in comments.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

John Cleese - The College Tour - 2014

Monty Python's John Cleese takes questions from the host and students for an hour or so. Fun. Link in comments.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sandra - 18 Greatest Hits - 1992

She was a member of Arabesque which had a near hit in Europe with MARIGOT BAY. She married and became Sandra Cretu and sang on the album MCMXC. Michael Cretu helped with her solo material. There are some great tracks here. Link in comments.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Beatles Story - 1972

This BBC Radio production covers the Fab Four from Beginning to Breakup and does a fine job of it. Lots of tunes and not too much talk. Link in comments.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Endless Harmony - The Beach Boys - 1998

An interesting documentary with video clips and remarks by the band, relatives, musicians, and others. Link in comments.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Brian Wilson - Pet Sounds Live - 2002

"This is a great album overall; the harmonies are beautiful, and Brian seems to be having fun. When Brian shouts, "Hooray for the audience," it's charming and funny, not awkward. During this show, Brian sounds like a kid who's proud of showing folks what he's done, and his enthusiasm shines through on this thoroughly enjoyable live album." Link in comments.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Asha Bhosle Music Videos 01-08

Asha, the most-recorded singer in the world, is heard but not seen in this collection of 8 music videos from Bollywood films. Her career spans decades and so do these videos. About 40 minutes. Link in comments.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Beach Boys - Summer In Paradise - 1993

Their third-to-last album, or next-to-last if you discount the country album. STILL SURFIN' has their lush classic sound as do some of the other tunes. Very nice. Link in comments.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Time Out For Rhythm - 1941

Ann Miller gets lots of screen time and also closes the show. Other talent includes Rudy Vallee, Rosemary Lane, Allen Jenkins, Joan Merrill, Richard Lane, Six Hits and a Miss, Eddie Durant and his Rhumba Orchestra, and the Glen Gray Band. The Three Stooges also appear. Bad luck there. Link in comments.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The White Album Listening Party - 2008

Producer Paul Ingles and friends revisit and discuss The White Album - the top-selling Beatles album of all time. These 30 tracks get sorted in about 3 hours. Very informative. Link in comments.