Saturday, May 23, 2015

No Matter What Shape - 1966

This tune was used in an Alka-Seltzer commercial and then momentarily shot up the radio charts to number 3. Play it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dumbo and Pinocchio

Here are 2 more Disney Records. Jiminy Cricket appeared in the Pinocchio film and also narrates the Pinocchio record. His later films included working with Donald Duck I believe.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Polynesia!

Here is some Polynesian music recorded before it was improved by electric guitars, caucasian songstresses, and Webley Edwards. For myself I like the lap-steel sound that was introduced years later. Link in comments.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Disney - The Scarecrow Of Oz

It's fun to hear Ray Bolger portray the Scarecrow again on this Disney record. The story is based on the L. Frank Baum book of the same name. Illustrations are included. Link in comments.

Friday, May 15, 2015

George Takei - To The Stars - 1994

Tape 1 covers George's Internment Camp years, UCLA, and his acting in Rodan, General Hospital, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, and more. Tape 2 is more about Trek and the delicious friction within the cast. It's still going on. Link in comments.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

John Fahey Visits Washington - 1979

John Fahey founded Takoma Records and propelled the careers of Leo Kottke and others. I didn't read the Tsunami of text on the back of this particular record jacket having fallen for this old Fahey trick previously. Be my guest. Link in comments.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Stephen Oliver - Lord of The Rings - 1981

A lot of fans know Stephen Oliver as the composer of the music for Lady Jane. He wrote for the theater and also did this for the BBC Radio adaptation of Lord Of The Rings. This music should remind you of what you loved about Lady Jane. Link in comments.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Ask Doctor Science - 1991

Here are 40 or so Ask Doctor Science spots that were often heard on Public Radio back when. They were created by Dan Coffey and Merle Kessler of Iowa's own expatriated Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre. Also included is the radio play Dr. Science And The Sea Monkeys From Hell. Link in comments. I also recommend the TV special The Ask Dr Science Official National Science Test on Youtube.