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.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Marx Brothers - Love Happy - 1949

A Harpo-centric Marx Brothers movie that is very worth watching. Link in comments.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Single Gun Theory - Surrender - 1991

Four very atmospheric tracks from the scoobies. You might like. Link in comments.

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Compleat Beatles - 1982

This 2-hour video documentary contains newsreel footage and interviews with the Fab Four, George Martin, Tony Sheridan, and many others. Link in comments.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Agnetha Faltskog - Eyes Of A Woman - 1985

I was unaware of Agnetha's 1985 solo album but heck here it is. Link in comments.