Monday, December 22, 2014

Great Songs of Christmas 6



The Columbia Records bullpen performs for you again. The artists include Streisand, Andy Williams, Mathis, The King Family, Ray Conniff, Bing, and the Mormon freaking Tabernacle Choir. My Christmas spirit needs help perhaps. Link in comments.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lenny Bruce - The Midnight Concert - 1961



Large legal problems were in store for Lenny Bruce after this performance at Carnegie Hall. Link in comments.

Monday, December 15, 2014

David Frye - 1971 - Radio Free Nixon

David Frye does the voices of Tricky Dick, Lyndon Johnson, Billy Graham, William F. Buckley, Howard Cosell, Hubert Humphrey, and others. Frye was perhaps at the height of his powers. The cover art is by Jack Davis who was much seen in MAD Magazine. Link in comments.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Top Secret! - Soundtrack



A Musical Comedy from 1984. Val Kilmer got help with the tune Skeet Surfing from The Beach Boys. Link in comments.

Monday, November 24, 2014

An Evening With Groucho

Groucho Marx was in fine form and sings with Marvin Hamlisch at the piano. He tells stories that involve Houdini, Fanny Brice, Will Rogers, Winston Churchill, and others. Link in comments.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Chet On The Road... Live



The pieces on this album that are still admired might include Wheels, Blue Angel, and The Stars And Strips Forever - with piccolo part. Link in comments.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chet Atkins - Solid Gold '69

I especially like Chet's arrangement of Both Sides Now. The TAB for it is out there by the way. Link in comments.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Guy Marks - Loving You Has Made Me Bananas - 1968

We were all bemused in the spring of 1968 when this silly tune was being played on the air every hour, all day long. Guy Marks sings the hit song and other old novelty tunes. Peter De Angelis was the main arranger and waves the stick. Link in comments.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Excalibur Soundtrack - 1981

This was a special limited-edition soundtrack now out-of-print. I enjoyed the movie on the big screen and wanted to hear the soundtrack again and again. Crank up the volume. Link in comments.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

W. C. Fields on Radio



This collection of radio appearances by Fields includes his dispute with Charlie McCarthy the puppet. Luckily Edgar Bergen was there to intercede. Link in comments.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Marx Brothers on Radio



The brothers did a lot of radio before the age of television and then did television. They do sketches with Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby, Jane Powell, Mel Blanc, Lucille Ball and others. Almost 4 hours of this - lucky you. Link in comments.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Popeye Soundtrack - 1980



It's back. Robin Williams was wonderful as Popeye and Shelly Duvall was born to play Olive Oyl. The movie was bizarre - just like the cartoon. Link in comments.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Eric Clapton - Forever Man



What a solo. I heard this and badly wanted to buy an electric guitar. The female chorus adds a lot.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Single Gun Theory - From A Million Miles



Their tunes are atmospheric and sometimes wonderfully so. Try this one.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Gigi - I Remember It Well



There was little to like in Gigi except this. Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold talk and sing. If you and I were to go on a trip together I would eventually perform this and you would hear me. Sorry.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Big Six - 20th Century Boy



You heard this catchy tune in The Truman Show. Very Nice.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Blue Oyster Cult - Spy In The House Of The Night



Some say the first 2 albums were the best for BOC. It was Agents Of Fortune, the fourth album, that made the band famous. I liked the next 7 albums very much as well. This offering was from the tenth album - Club Ninja.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Frank Zappa - I Don't Wanna Get Drafted



This got lots of radio play in the spring of 1980 in my college town. In this song "bustle" and "foxhole" are sung simultaneously, and by this method Frank Zappa smuggles a dirty word onto the public airwaves. Well done, Frank.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Yes - Love Will Find A Way



I love this thing and its complexity even as it seems to jump the shark. Let's discuss this - at CHEZ NOUS...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sounds Orchestral - Cast Your Fate To The Wind



This was all over the radio one summer. Very nice.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Supertramp - Take The Long Way Home



This was the Song-of-the-Summer in 1979.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat



This was the best thing on the radio for awhile.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Andreas Vollenweider - Night Fire Dance



Only a few of his tunes worked for me. This one did.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Lettermen - Shangra La



They recorded this in 1969. It's all about harmony isn't it.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Robson and Jerome - Saturday NIght At The Movies



The lads like classic old Pop and harmonize nicely. Hope you like.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kuraki Mai - Everything's All Right



Credit Perry Geyer of CyberSound for this remix from 1999. You just might like it a lot with headphones.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Just An Illusion - The FX Soundtrack

I still like this thing so many years later on. Play it here and download it if you like.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Blake's Seven - The Series



I wouldn't have believed it but the entire series is on YouTube, right now, for you to enjoy. It will help if you are a boomer.

12/20/2014; These episodes are GONE. I hope you took your opportunity to download them.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Die, Rapidshare, Die

Rapidshare has been changing my interface and their rules too often ever since I joined. My downloadables are their hostages. I have cheerfully paid 50 or 80 Euros to Rapidshare from time to time for their sake. These newest terms would cost me 50 Euros each and every month but that's not going to happen. Download while you may.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Space Invaders Parts Catalog



If you want to repair an upright Midway Space Invaders machine you will need this manual. Its link is in the comments. Enjoy.

I still play the game from time to time with the MAME emulator and so could you.