Saturday, October 24, 2009

BEAT TO A PULP #47!

BEAT TO A PULP #47!

HUNTER'S MOON BY CHARLES GRAMLICH


BTAP EDITOR DAVID CRANMER TELLS US:


Charles delivered one of BTAP's best received stories back in January and I quickly tapped him for a horror piece, a genre that he's well-known for writing as followers of his standout Razored Zen blog can attest to. Well, Charles did one better with a chilling tale set is space, giving double meaning to the word 'unearthly' not to mention BTAP's first sci-fi horror piece. For a pre-Halloween shiver, here’s Hunter’s Moon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charles Gramlich grew up on an Arkansas farm but moved to the New Orleans area in 1986 to teach psychology at a local university. He's since sold four novels and numerous short stories. His stories, while mostly Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy, have included Westerns, Children's stories, Mainstream, Slipstream, and experimental tales. Charles has also published poetry and nonfiction. He is assistant editor for The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard studies, and produces a regular column on writing for The Illuminata, an online newsletter. He lives with his wife in Abita Springs, Louisiana, and has a son named Joshua.

TO READ HUNTER'S MOON CLICK HERE

NEXT WEEK: One Night Near Hangtown by James Reasoner

ESCAPADE VELOCITY!

ESCAPADE VELOCITY!

The stunning new space pop a go-go album Escapade Velocity is the ultimate soundtrack for the intergalactic jet set, prepared to launch your next cocktail party into the stratosphere. The SG Sound... resistance is futile.

Film composer and recording artist Steve Greaves (aka The SG Sound) has been heralded as the modern child of Herb Alpert and Henry Mancini by Music Connection Magazine and Luxuria music radio calls him the Now Sound of absolute now!

Film Score Monthly's Mark Ford: The King of Space Age Pop A Go-Go takes you on a fantastic intergalactic journey via The SG Sound with his most ambitious album yet, Escapade Velocity. Born of the past, but perfected in the world of the new millennium, The SG Sound transports listeners once again into the exciting world of space travel, discovery and adventure.

There was a time back in the early days of man s journeys into space when everything was labeled space age and much of the day's music reflected the optimism and excitement of the times. Fast forward to the future present and a startling voice has arrived on the scene to rekindle the feeling of those heady days of space mania. Taking cues from the past while updating the sound with a fresh new sensibility, this is music filled with swinging vibes, driving rhythms and a sense of fun that calls out to all armchair astronauts to hop back aboard the space age express to the stars.

Horns blast, drums drive the beat and a wailing guitar sends you on your way as you swing to the spaced out tunes of Star Wars, Star Trek and Steve's own original intergalactic concoctions. Whether it be exotica, spy underscore, surf guitar or swinging pop odes to the Space Age past, these sounds say, Hey, space is a fun place so let get going again! So mortals, prepare yourself for a voyage to and beyond the final frontier accompanied by the cooler than cool stylings of The SG Sound, and leave all of your earthly cares behind. This is a case where the journey IS the trip and where it leads you is limited only by your imagination. ~ Mark Ford / Film Score Monthly

TRACK LIST:

1. Escapade Velocity
2. The Imperial March: Darth Vader's Theme
3. First Contact
4. Satellite Feeding
5. The Long Horizon
6. The Cantina Band
7. Banditos De Las Estrellas
8. The Force Theme
9. Sirens of Venus
10. Red Desert Springs
11. Firefly Theme
12. I Feel the Earth Move
The SG Sound is so casual, yet nasty. Heavily influenced by go-go, twist, surf, spy, lounge, TV underscore, and soul music of the mid-to-late 1960's, The SG Sound might be described by some as "retro," but to do so would ignore the many unexpected flavors that permeate this aperitif. Consider the typical backbone elements of the SG orchestra: Drums, Horns, Guitars, Mallets, Bass. These boys got moxie and when they drive they drive hard. Sometimes, they get downright zombified in a go-go trance. Like Jekyll and Hyde, they can be your playful, jazzy best friend one minute and turn cruel and unusual the next. When properly harnessed, however, this volatility serves to make The SG Sound uniquely flexible. Whether you're taking a lighthearted dip in your Palm Springs grotto or plotting to knock over Fort Knox, the discerning audiophile knows that The SG Sound makes every activity and environment more vivid.

In your Hi-Fi collection, file under: Hooks, Poolside, Stereo Test, Atom Smash, Ejector Seat, Plastics.

Physicians’ Warning: May induce the "Tight Twist" response or otherwise cause productions to kick ass.

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ DOUBLE PLAY!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #74!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #74!

Join the BIG W, with a stack of quarters in hand, as he explores the mid-century “Sounds of Scopitones” on tonight’s episode of "An Evening At The Buddies Lounge" presented in Hi-Fi MONO.


PLAYLIST:

• The Silencer - Joi Lansing
• The Race Is On - Jody Miller
• For You - Freddie Bell & Roberta Linn
• I Love Being Here With You - January Jones
• Everything I’ve Got - Vikki Carr
• The Lady Is A Tramp - Buddy Greco
• The Mighty Mississippi - Back Porch Majority
• If I Had A Hammer - Debbie Reymolds
• Lost And Found - Vic Damone
• Bless Them All - Shayne Wallis
• Pussycat A-Go-Go - Stacy Adams
• Femininty - Donna Theodore
• Love For Sale - Frank Sinatra, Jr.
• Queen Of The House - Jody Miller
• Tweediee Dee - Freddie Bell & Roberta Linn
• My Teenage Fallout Queen - George McKelvey
• Silver Dollar - Damita Jo
• The Web Of Love - Joi Lansing

For more INFO on Scopitones, or see Scopitones on your computer, check out these two GREAT pages:

Friday, October 23, 2009

AGE OF ACES ~ AIR ACE PULP DOWNLOAD!

AGE OF ACES ~ AIR ACE PULP DOWNLOAD!

NEW THIS WEEK:

“The Varnishing Americans” by Joe Archibald from the February 1934 SKY BIRDS featuring Elmer Hubbard.

If you thought Elmer Hubbard and Pokey Cook were a couple of wild Indians before, just wait until you see them with their war paint and feathers on! Even C.O. Mulligan had to listen to their war whoops with a smile.

TO READ OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ TRIPLE PLAY!

DYNAMITE ANNOUNCES GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE!

DYNAMITE ANNOUNCES GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE!

MATT WAGNER WRITER

Since the announcement last spring that they would bring the soon-to-be-big screen superhero the Green Hornet back to comics under the pen of film director Kevin Smith, Dynamite Entertainment has been teasing a second series starring the famed radio and TV character.

Today, the publisher kicked off the 2009 Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend with the announcement of that promised series: "Green Hornet: Year One " from writer/cover artist Matt Wagner and interior artist Aaron Campbell. Though Wagner has brought his talents to the Eisner-winning relaunch of "Zorro" at Dynamite, publisher Nick Barrucci explained that the creator did not pitch him on tackling the origin tale of newspaper publisher turned crime fighter Britt Reid...at least not directly.

"Matt had a real passion for the Green Hornet," Barrucci told CBR News before the show. "I discovered this at Wizard World Texas last year when we did a panel, and he mentioned how he would love to be involved with the Green Hornet. We were still working on the contract so I couldn't discuss it at the time. Once we got the rights, signed the contract and had Kevin Smith in line, we thought, 'Wouldn't it be cool to have someone of Matt Wagner's caliber tell the story of "Year One"?' Wagner also explained then that, "If you think about it: they both wear masks. They both operate outside the law. They both have an ethnic sidekick. They both have a special means of transportation that's named after a color. It's pretty much the same character in different time zones, which is damn cool."

JUMP ROPE DANCE ~ AMAZING STUFF!

RADIO CRIME FIGHTERS!

RADIO CRIME FIGHTERS!

BY JIM COX - NOW AVAILABLE!
In the early days of radio, producers, directors and scriptwriters were well aware of the listening public’s fascination with subject matter that was tinged with almost any form of wrongdoing. Stories that compared right and wrong, portrayed crime and punishment, and showed the characters upholding law and order kept audiences of every age hooked on this type of program for more than thirty years.

This work covers over 300 syndicated radio mystery and adventure serials that aired in the early or middle twentieth century. To be included in the book, a series must have included one or more characters who regularly appeared in occupations or avocations that fought against espionage, theft, murder, and other criminal activities. Each entry includes the name of the series, air dates (stations and times are noted), the sponsor, extant episodes, cast information (such as the directors, writers, composers, announcers, lead actors and supporting actors), and a brief synopsis.

Photos, Appendix, Bibliography, Index
333 pages
softcover, 7 x 10
Price: $39.95

IF MOVIE TITLES WERE ONE LETTER DIFFERENT!

IF MOVIE TITLES WERE ONE LETTER DIFFERENT!

THANKS TO BILL CRIDER I HAD A FEW CHUCKLES AT THESE RE-IMAGININGS.

TO CHECK THEM ALL OUT CLICK HERE

SPY UPDATE ~ TOP SECRET ~ ALEX RIDER IS BACK!

SPY UPDATE ~ TOP SECRET ~ ALEX RIDER IS BACK!

Crocodile Tears, Anthony Horowitz’s eighth Alex Rider adventure is out on the 12th November.

It’s Alex’s most action-packed mission yet. Not only does he escape kidnap, he’s also targeted by a hitman, and has to foil the deadliest of foes!

TO CHECK OUT THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO CLICK HERE

TICKETS TO SEE ALEX RIDER AUTHOR ANTHONY HOROWITZ ON TOUR!


It’s just been confirmed author Anthony Horowitz will be making live appearances at three mega-events in Edinburgh, Dudley and London next month!

As well as letting you in on a few secrets behind Crocodile Tears, he will talk about the inspiration behind Alex Rider, the gadgets, the villains and the stunts, as well as showing previous unseen images. He will be answering questions, signing books and fans will be able to purchase a limited-edition, publication day copy of Crocodile Tears.

EDINBURGH

Edinburgh International Book Festival
Thursday 12th November 4pm: Feature film presentation of 'Stormbreaker', introduced by Anthony Horowitz
6.15pm: Anthony Horowitz event The Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh Ticket sales: Tel 0131 228 2688

ONLINE: CLICK HERE

Ticket price Film: £4.90/£3.30
Event: £6.00 Both: £8.00

DUDLEY


The Earls High School Event
In association with Dudley Children's Book Group
Friday 13th November
7pm
The Earls High School
Furnace Lane, Halesowen,
West Midlands, B63 3SL
Ticket sales: Tel 01384 816105
Email:
info@earls.dudley.gov.uk
Ticket price: £2.00

LONDON


In association with Hay Festival
Saturday 14th November
4pm The Apollo
Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Ticket sales: Tel 01497 822 629

ONLINE: CLICK HERE

Ticket price: £5.00

Please note that due to popularity, Anthony will only be signing one book per person at each event.

WILL YOU GET YOUR HANDS ON A SIGNED COPY?


If you order a copy of Crocodile Tears at
http://www.alexrider.com between 12-30 November, not only will you get a fantastic 40% off, but ten randomly selected fans will also receive an extra signed copy!

MANGA-STYLE ACTION


Alex Rider leaps into life in the explosive graphic novel adaptation of Skeleton Key. Featuring Manga-style art, it's a must for all Horowitz fans.

TO GET YOUR HANDS ON A COPY IN THE PRIZE DRAW CLICK HERE

LANCE STAR VOLUME 2 ~ NOW AVAILABLE!

LANCE STAR VOLUME 2 ~ NOW AVAILABLE!

ADVENTURE IN THE AIR FROM AIRSHIP 27!


Airship 27 Productions and Cornerstone Book Publishers are buckling up for high flying pulp thrills as they announce the release of LANCE STAR – SKY RANGER Vol. Two. Two years ago, with Volume One, this long forgotten pulp hero returned with a bang in four action packed new stories.

Once again its time to strap in to your seat belts and rev up your props, as Lance Star – Sky Ranger returns with another heaping of all out action, adventure thrills and spills high up in the wild blue yonder. And this time he’s accompanied by a handful of pulpdom’s greatest aviation heroes to include, The Griffon, The Three Mosquitos, and the undisputed Commander of the Clouds, America’s # 1 action ace, Captain Midnight!

Writers Bobby Nash, Van Allen Plexico, Aaron Smith and David Walker pull out all the stops to bring you five pulse pounding tales of brave men and their flying machines as they fight our countries deadliest foes both at home and abroad. Here, for the first time, is the origin of Captain James Charles Albright and the mission from which he would become known forever as Captain Midnight.

This volume contains a brief history of all these classic pulp fliers, interior illustrations by Rob Davis and a stunning cover by Shane Evans, Lance Star – Sky Ranger Vol.Two is the high diving collection pulp fans have waiting for.

Brought to you proudly by Airship 27 Productions, pulp fiction for a new generation!

$24.95
Airship 27 Productions

EL BORAK AND OTHER DESERT ADVENTURES!

EL BORAK AND OTHER DESERT ADVENTURES!

BY ROBERT E. HOWARD - COMING IN MARCH 2010!

Jay Zetterberg of CPI/Paradox was kind enough to provide the
Official Robert E. Howard Forum with a sneak peek at the cover for the upcoming EL BORAK AND OTHER DESERT ADVENTURES volume from Del Rey. The cover is painted by Jim and Ruth Keegan and depicts Howard’s Francis X. Gordon engaged in a dispute with a denizen of the desert wastes.

Editor Rusty Burke previously announced the contents for the book that collects all of Howard's professional series desert adventures:

Francis X. Gordon ("El Borak"):

"Swords of the Hills" (REH's title for the story later published as "The Lost Valley of Iskander")
"The Daughter of Erlik Khan"
"Blood of the Gods"
"Sons of the Hawk" (REH's title for the story later published as "The Country of the Knife")
"Son of the White Wolf"
"Hawk of the Hills"
"Three-Bladed Doom" - both versions: "long" and "short"

Kirby O'Donnell:

"Gold from Tartary" (published as "The Treasures of Tartary")
"Swords of Shahrazar"
"The Trail of the Blood Stained God"

Steve Clarney:

"The Fire of Asshurbanipal" (straight adventure version)

A slight change from previous books is letting more than one artist illustrate the book. Having depicted El Borak in vivid color in the REH art calendar a few years back, Jim & Ruth Keegan will be painting all color illustrations in the book, as well as art directing the project. All b/w illustrations will be made by Tim Bradstreet. Bradstreet is known for his distinctive style, once described by himself as 'stylistic photorealism' as his work combines the use of posed photography with pencils, inks and coloring. He is well-known for his comic book covers for The Punisher (Marvel) and Hellblazer (Vertigo/DC) and has also worked in movie projects, such as visual design for Blade 2 and poster art for the movie The Punisher. Jim and Ruth Keegan's El Borak is shown at the right.

Howard also wrote numerous El Borak stories and fragments when he was very young.

These will be collected along with adventures of Lal Singh and Gordon’s cousin, the Sonora Kid, in a companion volume to be published by
The Robert E. Howard Foundation.
Trade Paperback
400 pages
Del Rey (February 9, 2010) $16.00
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SHERLOCK HOLMES MOVE MARATHON

SHERLOCK HOLMES MOVE MARATHON

COMING ON XMAS DAY!


TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES IS DOING A SHERLOCK HOLMES MOVIE MARATHON ON CHRISTMAS DAY FROM 7 P.M TILL 7 P.M. THE NEXT NIGHT FOR 24 STRAIGHT HOURS. ABOUT 17 MOVIES FROM THE THIRTIES UP TO 1970 WILL BE SHOWN.

THIS IS OBVIOUSLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES THEATRICAL MOVIE TO BE RELEASED ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

SOUPY SALES ~ R.I.P.

SOUPY SALES ~ R.I.P.

Soupy Sales, the rubber-faced comedian who made an art form out of taking a pie in the face and delighted a generation of Detroiters with his loopy TV show on Channel 7 in the 1950s, died Thursday night in New York.

Sales, who had been in ill health for several years, was 83. His former manager, Dave Usher, said Sales last week entered a Bronx hospice, where he died. He is survived by his wife, Trudy, and two sons, Hunt and Tony.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

Thursday, October 22, 2009

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: POINT OF HONOUR BY MADELEINE ROBINS!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: POINT OF HONOUR BY MADELEINE ROBINS!

I picked up Point Of Honour several years ago, but have only recently pulled it from my shelves to discover its delightful new take on the private eye novel. It’s a sort of Maltese Falcon meets Jane Austen – call it Regency Noir.

In a Regency London that isn’t quite the one we know, young women of family whose reputations have been ruined are known as the Fallen. Young Sarah Tolerance (once Sarah Brereton) is one such daughter of the nobility who ran away with her brother’s fencing master. Now that the fencing master has died, everyone expects her to earn her living as a whore.

But Sarah is unwilling. Instead, she invents a new role for herself, and a new vocation: investigative agent. For Sarah, with her equivocal position in society, is able to float between social layers, unearth secrets, find things that were lost, and lose things too dangerous to be kept. Her stock-in-trade is composed of her wits, her discretion, and her expertise with the small-sword – for her fencing master taught her that as well.

She will need all her skills soon, when she is approached by an agent of the Earl Verseillion, for a task that seems routine: reclaim an antique fan he once gave to a lady with brown eyes. The fan, he tells her, is an heirloom; the lady, is first love. But as Sarah Tolerance unravels the mystery surrounding the fan, she discovers she – and the Earl – are not the only ones seeking it, and nothing about this task is what it seems.

Author Robins plays a bit with history, but she effortlessly captures the texture of both the elegant realm of London's aristocrats and the far less glamorous world of those who serve them. As skilled with a sword as she is at uncovering secrets, Sarah is a fascinating heroine, and Robins surrounds her with equally intriguing secondary characters.

I rapidly moved on from Point of Honour to the second (and probably last) book in the series, A Petty Treason. Picking up six months after the events in her first adventure, Sarah is asked to privately look into the gruesome murder of the Chevalier D'Aubigny, a man whose faults far outweighed all other considerations.

Blame falls on his mouse of a wealthy wife, who is arrested and thrown into England's awful prison system. Sarah investigates the many people who wanted the chevalier dead, a commission taking her from the best salons to the worst stews and gin shops of 1810 London. In her quest, she must deal with the political ramifications of peculiar sexual practices in the royal family, the maneuvering of French émigrés for power, and the machinations of Bonaparte – not to mention a few inept and dangerous officers of the law.

Sarah may be Fallen, but she's also clever, resourceful and highly capable with a sword. Robins has realized her heroine so well we accept the conceit of a female sleuth of the time period — a liberated Elizabeth Bennett, as it were — who fences, wears men's clothing, and lives behind her aunt's brothel.

It’s all good hardboiled fun with a Regency twist. I’d love to read more Sarah Tolerance adventures, but it appears Robins’ series has befallen the fate of many mid-list authors, which even a highly skilled swordswoman can’t defeat.

RED PANDA ADVENTURES 52 ~ JUST LIKE CLOCKWORK!

RED PANDA ADVENTURES 52 ~ JUST LIKE CLOCKWORK!

NEW FROM DECODER RING THEATRE . . .


A stranger awakes in an alley with no memory, no clue who he is and only a dim impression of his mission. All around, shadowy forces are closing in. Who is he? Does he hold the missing piece of the puzzle the Red Panda needs to save the city? Will the carefully laid plans of justice run off the rails or will it all go... Just Like Clockwork!

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

THE ICEBOX RADIO THEATER 2009/10 PODCAST SEASON!

THE ICEBOX RADIO THEATER 2009/10 PODCAST SEASON!

FIRST HALF


Here's a run-down of the first few episodes of this podcast season. Schedule subject to change.

October 12 – CASS & LOL Two young girls, the best of friends. Like most girls like most girls these days, there is at least a passing fascination with vampires. But how far will this fascination go? ‘Cass & Lol’ is presented as part of ‘Frozen Frights’, the IBRT’s series of new horror.

October 26 – PICKAXE HILL Frozen Frights month continues with this terrifying tale of a young couple and the house of their dreams. Doug and Julie always wanted a home by the lake, and now they can finally afford it. No matter that the house comes with a mysterious past, and a neighbor who is obsessed with it. But when Doug is mysteriously injured leaving Julie to face things alone, terror awaits her on top of Pickaxe Hill.

November 9 – Dome Dog, Issue 2, Episodes 1 & 2 Minnesota’s very own super hero is back in an all new adventure! When his beloved Vikings football team offers Dome Dog a chance to play pro ball, he can’t resist even though best girl and newly minted crime fighting super-partner Mustard Girl smells a rat. Will Dome Dog realize his mistake in time? Or will the lure of the gridiron prove too much for our hero – and an opportunity for a mysterious stranger from the shadows?

November 23 – THE “CALLS TO SANTA” SHOW Every year, the Icebox Radio Theater revives a holiday radio tradition. In the first weeks of December, Santa himself flies into Northern Minnesota to spend a week at the local radio station fielding calls from area tots live, on the air. This year, we’d like the whole world to join in on the fun via Skype and the theater’s streaming radio station. And to get you in the mood, we offer up a few choice slices of last year’s show, including the heart-warming audio theater classic, ‘The Christmas Room’.

December 7 - Dome Dog, Issue 2, Episodes 3 & 4 Our new Dome Dog Adventure continues! With Dome Dog distracted by gridiron glory, a new villain appears on the scene. He is called, ‘The Hunter’, and he’s ready to use his vast money, privilege and inhuman ability with a deer rifle to turn Minnesota’s wealth of natural beauty over to a select group of rich and powerful playboys; A Slap in the Face to everything the 32nd State stands for! As the Hunter moves ahead with his plan, Dome Dog’s partner in life as well as crime fighting, the Shape Shifting wonder of the North, Mustard Girl, acts on her own. How will she fare against the Evil Rich One? Tune in next time to find out!

December 21 - Dome Dog, Issue 2, episode 5 All is darkest before the dawn as The Hunter tightens his grasp around Dome Dog and Mustard Girl. We don’t want to give too much away in this capsule, but you’re gonna wanna tune in to this special omnibus climax to the Latest Dome Dog saga!

January 4 – THE SCOOP SISTERS, ‘NEW SCHOOL BLUES’ PART 1 Those small town girls of mystery are back in an all-new adventure! Daughter Mary is struggling with a difficult teacher at her new school in tiny Icebox, Minnesota. But when mom Mel and grandmom Jasmine try to help, yet another mystery bubbles to the surface in the lives of Northern Minnesota’s most dedicated independent reporters.

January 18 - THE SCOOP SISTERS, ‘NEW SCHOOL BLUES’ PART 2 The plot thickens as Mel and Jasmine try to uncover the secrets of Mary’s least favorite teacher, and end up in the middle of an FBI investigation! Recorded in front of a live audience.

AND MUCH MORE TO COME . . .

DON TIKI ~ SOUTH OF THE BOUDOIR!

DON TIKI ~ SOUTH OF THE BOUDOIR!

Don Tiki may not be the last of the great exotica bands anymore, but they still are one of the finest. Their new album, South of the Boudoir, has just been released on iTunes and at Amazon.com.

The new CD takes the listener on a sonic trip around the world, from Hawaii to the Middle East to the Amazon jungle.

THANKS TO TIKI TALK

CHUCK UPDATE!

CHUCK UPDATE!

I AGREE WITH MICHAEL MAY OVER AT HIS ADVENTUREBLOG ~ NBC'S SUFFERING IS MY GOOD NEWS. THEY'RE DOING SO CRAPPY IN THE RATINGS THAT THEY MAY BE FORCED NOT ONLY TO AIR THIS SEASON OF CHUCK EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED, BUT TO ORDER MORE EPISODES AS WELL.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

MUTANT SWINGERS FROM MARS!

MUTANT SWINGERS FROM MARS!

HERE’S THE WORD FROM DIRECTOR MIKE KALLIO VIA PULP 2.0:


Just wanted to start getting the word out.

My 50's sci-fi spoof is making its LA premiere Saturday, October 24th, 2009 at 3pm at the world famous Graumann's Chinese Theatre.It has been accepted into the horror/sci-fi film fest called Screamfest LA. It features the real acting debut of guitarist/frontman Jack White of the Detroit band, The White Stripes (and a few other bands as well).

It's a family friendly sci-fi spoof so, anyone can come and check it out. Hope to see you there. Ticket info and links are all below,.. if you have any questions, feel free to send me a note.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!

FOR A LITTLE BIT MORE CLICK HERE

USC JAMES BOND FESTIVAL!

USC JAMES BOND FESTIVAL!

JAMES BOND: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE WORLD'S FAVORITE SECRET AGENT!

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS IS HOSTING THIS UPCOMING TRIBUTE TO JAMES BOND AND PRODUCER CUBBY BROCCOLI.


Friday, November 6th - Sunday, November 8th
Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO ALL.

ELECTRONIC RSVPS REQUIRED FOR EACH FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSION.

ABOUT THE EVENT


For almost 50 years, the name Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli has been synonymous with the most prolific and longest running film franchise in cinema, Ian Fleming's James Bond series. Beginning with Dr. No in 1962, Broccoli transformed Fleming's novels into a groundbreaking and trendsetting pop-culture phenomenon.

Presented in celebration of the Cubby Broccoli centennial, this three-day festival will feature screenings, discussions and an exhibit examining the impact of the Bond series and the producer who brought it to the big screen. Film screenings will include at least one film starring each of the five actors who have played Bond, from Dr. No to Casino Royale. Panel discussions will feature key figures from the Bond franchise and the Broccoli family. Additionally, an exhibit featuring a wide array of gadgets and props from the films will be on display during the festival.

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

WOLFMAN ~ 2010

WOLFMAN ~ 2010

GREAT CAST . . . COOL NEW TRAILER!

U.N.C.L.E. COVERS!

U.N.C.L.E. COVERS!

C.O.B.R.A.S. AGENT DAVID FOSTER HAS POSTED A COOL COLLECTION OF BRITISH COVERS FROM THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. NOVELS ON HIS PERMISSION TO KILL BLOG . . .

TO CHECK THEM OUT CLICK HERE

TALES OF AN ANCIENT EMPIRE!

TALES OF AN ANCIENT EMPIRE!

FOR THE LOWDOWN ON THIS UPCOMING SWORD & SORCERY FLICK, STARRING HERCULES' KEVIN SORBO, CHECK OUT CHRIS MILLS ATOMIC PULP BLOG . . .

TO DO SO CLICK HERE

MYSTERY SCENE NEWSLETTER!

MYSTERY SCENE NEWSLETTER!

New Kid on the Block Moves In: Lawrence Block column debuts, cover profile of Sara Paretsky, and much more to come!

The November Holiday Issue #112 is just around the corner and Mystery Scene is pleased to announce "The Murders in Memory Lane," a new column of literary reminisces by award-winning author Lawrence Block.

This hard-hitting, whip-smart writer will share anecdotes, insights, and appreciations of the many people he's met in his six decade long literary career. Old fans and new will also want to check out his Mystery Scene interview in Summer #105 and a few of his previous MS book reviews here.

Hope you're having a wonderful fall and we'll see you next month with Holiday Issue #112 featuring a conversation with private eye pioneer Sara Paretsky, a round up of the best legal thrillers, a look at TV's The Mentalist, our 2009 Mystery Scene Gift Guide, the next installment in our Building Your Book Collection series, and much more!

Sincerely,
Kate Stine
Editor-in-Chief

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POISONED PEN WEB CON
Online mystery event on Saturday, October 24th

If you haven't already heard, Mystery Scene will be part of the world's first major virtual mystery and crime convention, which aims to bring authors and readers together online from all over the world: THE POISONED PEN WEB CON (Oct. 24, 2009).

Live interactive events bringing together authors and others.

Author panels and debates in video, audio and text.

Author presentations on their writing in video, audio and text.

Coffee Shop - a live chat room where visitors can mingle with authors and one another.

Recorded "on-demand" video, audio presentions, and articles.

Video book trailers

Author interviews - Barbara Peters' in-depth interviews with over 80 top mystery and crime writers.

Goodie bag with book voucher, free e-books, and privileged interactive access to live events for all registrants.

Dana Stabenow and Lee Child are the inaugural guests of honor along with "Behind the Scene" guests of honor Tom & Enid Schantz from Rue Morgue Press, Kate Miciak, editorial director at Bantam Dell, and Mystery Scene's Kate Stine! Registration and info
HERE.

MS BLOG: KILLER FIRST IMPRESSIONS...SHARE GREAT FIRST LINES ON THE MS BLOG!

"This is the darkest story that I have ever heard. And all my life I have labored not to tell it.

It goes with gray clouds and heavy rain, and when I remember it, I see her feet running over sodden ground. But actually the sun was full and bright the day it happened, and the kudzu vines they found tangled around her legs were thick and green at the end of a long spring growth. In fact, the vegetation had become so thick on the mountainside by then that even from a short distance it would have been hard to hear all that went on that afternoon, all that was said and done."

FROM: Breakheart Hill by Thomas H. Cook (1996)

In addition to exclusive bonus reviews, coverage of the latest mystery news, and more, the MS BLOG invites readers to share their favorite opening lines from mystery, thriller, and suspense books. To join the conversation follow the FAVORITE FIRST LINES thread.

HAPPY HALLOW-READS!

5 chilling picks for the spookiest of seasons

A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris, Ace
Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay, Doubleday
Under the Dome by Stephen King, Scribner
The Vampire Archives ed by Otto Penzler, Vintage
The Gates by John Connelly. Atria

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BULLETS, BROADS, BLACKMAIL & BOMBS!

BULLETS, BROADS, BLACKMAIL & BOMBS!

BRUCE GROSSMAN IS HAVING JONAH HEX WITHDRAWALS IN HIS LATEST BULLETS, BROADS, BLACKMAIL & BOMBS COLUMN OVER AT BOOKGASM . . .


Time for another column of oats-eating reading, so grab your saddlebags and bedrolls. This time out, we feature two new strangers, while the third is an old standby. In the meantime, let’s set a spell while I write an angry e-mail to DC Comics about a certain Confederate soldier’s lack of a second SHOWCASE volume. Maybe this will get it all straightened out by the time JONAH HEX hits the big screen, which has two things going for it: Josh Brolin as Jonah and Mastodon doing the soundtrack. I bet you were expecting some cheap Megan Fox joke. Sorry, buckaroos, I can’t stand that second-rate Angelina Jolie. (I’m more a Rachel Weisz man myself.)

THIS TIME AROUND BRUCE REVIEWS:

JIM STEEL #6: AZTEC GOLD by Chet Cunningham
CHANCE #1 by Clay Tanner
EDGE #7: CALIFORNIA KILL by George G. Gilman

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AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #73 ~ VIC MIZZY TRIBUTE!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #73 ~ VIC MIZZY TRIBUTE!

Fans of Space-Age Pop lost another giant this week, with the passing of VIC MIZZY at the age of 93. Please give a listen to our tribute to the fantastic sounds of this mid-century musical genius!

PLAYLIST:

• The Don Rickles Show
• The Caper of The Golden Bull
• The Reluctant Astronaut
• Driverless

• Shakiest Gun In The West
• The Perils of Pauline
• The Love God?
• How To Frame A Figg
• The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
• Secretary
• The Addams Family
• Wedding from Ghost & Mr. Chicken

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PULP WATCH ~ GHOSTS OF MANHATTEN BY GEORGE MANN!

PULP WATCH ~ GHOSTS OF MANHATTEN BY GEORGE MANN!

1926. New York. The Roaring Twenties. Jazz. Flappers. Prohibition. Coal-powered cars. A cold war with a British Empire that still covers half of the globe. Yet things have developed differently to established history. America is in the midst of a cold war with a British Empire that has only just buried Queen Victoria, her life artificially preserved to the age of 107.

Coal-powered cars roar along roads thick with pedestrians, biplanes take off from standing with primitive rocket boosters and monsters lurk behind closed doors and around every corner. This is a time in need of heroes.

It is a time for The Ghost.

A series of targeted murders are occurring all over the city, the victims found with ancient Roman coins placed on their eyelids after death. The trail appears to lead to a group of Italian-American gangsters and their boss, who the mobsters have dubbed ‘The Roman’.

However, as The Ghost soon discovers, there is more to The Roman than at first appears, and more bizarre happenings that he soon links to the man, including moss-golems posing as mobsters and a plot to bring an ancient pagan god into the physical world in a cavern beneath the city. As The Ghost draws nearer to The Roman and the center of his dangerous web, he must battle with foes both physical and supernatural and call on help from the most unexpected of quarters if he is to stop The Roman and halt the imminent destruction of the city.

SAMMY DAVIS JR. ~ I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO SWING (1960)!

SAMMY DAVIS JR. ~ I’VE GOT A RIGHT TO SWING (1960)!

HERE’S A HIP AND SWINGING DOWNLOAD FROM KELLY’S LOUNGE SOUNDZ:


A member of the Rat Pack and an icon of cool, the multi-talented Sammy Davis Jr (singer, dancer, actor, and comedian) was known throughout his career as "the world's greatest entertainer". When in search of artistic freedom Frank Sinatra founded Reprise Records in 1960. He was quickly joined by the performers whose style he personally admired like Duke Ellington, Rosemary Clooney as well as fellow Rat Packers Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. who was to spend nearly a decade with the label. He is captured here at his high-flying best on ballads, show tunes and standards.

The conventional assessment of Sammy Davis Jr. presents him as a Swiss army knife type of performer — a skilled impressionist, fantastic dancer and effortless comic whose shows never centered on any one thing, least of all his singing. That's a slight because though he lived in Sinatra's shadow, Davis (1925–1990) had an innate knack for deepening and personalizing the songs sung by every other saloon singer.

"I Gotta Right to Swing" is among the best showcases for Davis and one of the unfairly overlooked gems of the vocal swing era. Recorded with an uncredited Count Basie Orchestra (minus pianist Basie) it finds Davis executing blues, jazz and R&B (one of the hottest tracks is his version of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman") with a blithe panache and an enviable sense of timing. Davis couldn't escape the Sinatra influence — virtually everyone making vocal records from the late '50s forward borrowed something from the Chairman — but here, before entering what might charitably be called his "schmaltz phase", Davis swings in his own sweet way. At once coy and exultant he delivers Duke Ellington's "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" with a rough-and-tumble sense of rhythm. Though he occasionally panders to the Vegas showroom faction of his audience (check out "The Lady Is a Tramp"), Davis compensates with an agility and exuberance that cranks the already hot band up a few notches. Put this on whenever you want to demolish the argument that swing singing begins and ends with Sinatra.

The Basie band play backing charts provided by Sy Oliver, Jack Pleis and Davis's musical director, Morty Stevens.

TRACKLIST:


SIDE 1


01) The Lady Is A Tramp
02) I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
03) Get On The Right Track Baby
04) Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
05) I Got A Woman

SIDE 2:

01) There Is No Greater Love
02) Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
03) This Little Girl Of Mine
04) Till Then
05) Face To Face
06) Mess Around

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AUDIO DRAMA MONTH!

AUDIO DRAMA MONTH!

SFF AUDIO TURNS POSTS FIVE FREE FAVORITES CHECK THEM OUT AS
OCTOBER IS AUDIO DRAMA MONTH.

POSTED BY
FRED GREENHALGH ON SFF AUDIO.

Here’s where people who think The Shadow is just something that shows up at 5 o’clock start paying attention to this art form that’s been kicked back to life by modern recording technology like some Frankenstein zapped with 50 million volts.

I’m featuring horror audio all month long on
Radio Drama Revival but I’ve run into the same dilemma I run into every year – how to share ALL of the great horror audio that I can’t fit into my ‘pod?
Well, here’s a list of five entries, all gruesomely awesome, which I hope will help whet your bloodthirsty appetite this Halloween season.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

BLOG WATCH ~ RADIO DRAMA REVIVAL!

BLOG WATCH ~ RADIO DRAMA REVIVAL!

HERE’S A NEW (TO ME) BLOG I’VE JUST COME ACROSS HOSTED BY FRED GREENHALGH (WHO IS CONNECTED TO THE SFF AUDIO BLOG). LOTS AND LOTS OF INFO ON PODCASTING, EQUIPMENT AND SHOW!

TO CHECK IT OUT CLICK HERE

ICEBOX RADIO THEATER ~ CASS AND LOL!

ICEBOX RADIO THEATER ~ CASS AND LOL!

October is upon us, and that means a month of scares on the Icebox Radio Theater! We begin with the world premiere of Cass & Lol, the story of two teenage girls and their trendy obsession with vampires. Do vampires really exist? Do they represent fantasy? Or are they something deeper, and evil? Cass & Lol is the premiere production in the IBRT's new series of original horror stories, 'Frozen Frights'.

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ FOUR PLAY!

THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS TO LOL CATS

JOSEPH WISEMAN / DR. NO ~ R.I.P.

JOSEPH WISEMAN /DR. NO ~ R.I.P.

Joseph Wiseman, a longtime stage and screen actor most widely known for playing the villainous title character in “Dr. No,” the first feature film about James Bond, died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 91.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

JUGGLERS AT THE BORDER

JUGGLERS AT THE BORDER

ROBERT FATE’S LATEST HARDBOILDED BABY SHARK TALE, JUGGLERS AT THE BORDER, HAS JUST HIT BOOKSTORES AND AMAZON. I’VE REALLY ENJOY THE FIRST THREE ENTRIES IN THIS FAST MOVING, TOUGH AS NAILS, POOL CUES, BIKER BOOTS, AND SWITCHBLADE TALES, AND WILL PUT MY COPY OF THIS LATEST TALE AT THE TOP OF MY TO BE READ PILE.

EARLY REVIEWS HAVE BEEN POSITIVE:


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - STARRED REVIEW

At the start of Fate's masterful fourth 1950s PI novel (after 2008's Baby Shark's High Plains Redemption), Kristin Van Dijk, who's been tied up in a farmhouse by two silver thieves she was tracking, manages to free herself and take out a killer, later identified as a sociopathic felon, who a little earlier showed up and gunned down the two thieves, unaware of her presence.

Meanwhile, word reaches Kristin's partner, Otis Millett, that his ex-wife, Dixie Logan, a former stripper known as the Dallas Firecracker, has been murdered. Dixie's last job was at a bank in Mesquite, Texas that had been held up a few weeks before and her body was found with that of a man who may have been one of the robbers.

Kristin, a hard-as-nails heroine who's completely credible, and Otis dedicate themselves to solving Dixie's murder and sorting out whether she colluded in the bank theft. The pages will speed by for readers who enjoy gritty crime tales with plenty of flying bullets.

BOOKLIST – STARRED REVIEW

With her pool-hustling career gathering dust like the parched Texas border towns where she was raised, Baby Shark, aka Kristin Van Dijk, is now a full-time private eye. The year is 1958, and the case is personal.

The estranged, ex-stripper wife of Baby Shark's partner, Otis Millett, has been murdered. But her’s will not be the only bullet-riddled corpse to dot these pages. The violence seems to be centered on a series of successful big money bank robberies and a lunatic mastermind with little interest in splitting the take.

Cutting a deal with Fort Worth police detective Carl Lynch, Baby Shark and Otis talk their way into participating in the investigation — as bait. But Baby Shark Van Dijk is bait that bites back, while Otis covers her play with guns blazing.

Fate fills his novels with verisimilitude; we smell the unfiltered smokes while jukeboxes play old songs that somehow feel brand new. With book four in this gritty series (following Baby Shark’s High Plains Redemption, 2008), Fate again jacks pulp fiction up a notch or three beyond the old Black Mask formulas. Hard-boiled just doesn’t get much better than Baby Shark spinning another .38-caliber tale.

Capital Crime Press
Trade Paper, $14.95

HUNT AT WORLD’S END!

HUNT AT WORLD’S END!

MORE NEWS FROM GABRIEL HUNT/HARD CASE CRIME EDITOR CHARLES ARDAI . . .

We're just 10 days away from the official publication date of Gabriel Hunt's third adventure, the pulse-pounding, heart-stopping HUNT AT WORLD'S END. (Wait -- can something be both "pulse pounding" and "heart stopping"? I guess if it's in that order, maybe...)Co-authored by Stoker Award finalist Nicholas Kaufmann, this never-before-published tale takes Gabriel from his home in New York City to the jungles of Borneo, on the trail of a missing graduate student and three legendary gemstones of interest to an ancient Hittite cult.


Despite being ancient, the cult is still very much an active force in the world, as Gabriel discovers en route to an underwater tomb off the coast of Turkey, the belly of a ship sailing the Indian Ocean, and a showdown in the forbidding Kalahari Desert. If you'd like a taste of of the story, you can find a sample chapter (and the book's smashing cover art, by Glen Orbik) at our Web site:

www.HuntForAdventure.com

And if you'd like to get your hands on a copy of the book, you can either visit your favorite local bookseller next week (forward-thinking booksellers might even have some copies out on their shelves already), or order it online, or call 1-800-481-9191 and get a copy shipped to you by mail.


WORLD'S END will be the last new Hunt yarn to appear this year – but Gabriel will be back in 2010 with three more adventures, starting with HUNT BEYOND THE FROZEN FIRE in April. That one's co-authored by Edgar and Anthony Award finalist (and Scribe Award winner) Christa Faust, and it takes Gabriel to the ultimate adventure destination: Antarctica! You'll be hearing more about that one soon, as well as about Gabriel's ongoing adventures in Hollywood –could we see a Hunt movie some day? My lips are sealed...

First things first, though: grab a copy of HUNT AT WORLD'S END, settle down in front of a roaring fire (or at least a warm radiator), and get ready for a pulp adventure that'll...well, hopefully not actually stop your heart, but definitely make your pulse pound.

HARD CASE CRIME NEWSLETTER ~ THE RETURN OF MIKE SHAYNE!

HARD CASE CRIME NEWSLETTER ~ THE RETURN OF MIKE SHAYNE!

In the 1940s and 50s, one of the most popular private eyes toiling in the pages of hardboiled crime novels was Michael Shayne. The creation of Brett Halliday (real name: Davis Dresser), Shayne appeared in more than 50 novels, a dozen movies, a radio drama, a TV series, comic books, and more. He even had a magazine named after him – MIKE SHAYNE MYSTERY MAGAZINE – which was published for 30 years. When Shane Black, the creator of the "Lethal Weapon" movies, wrote the script for the first movie he directed himself, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" (starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Val Kilmer...it's a very good movie, one you should see if you haven't already), it was two of Halliday's Mike Shayne novels that inspired him.

Strangely, though, the Shayne novels have all been out of print for many years. And next year we're going to correct that when we bring out a new edition of MURDER IS MY BUSINESS – featuring a brand new cover painting by Brett Halliday's long-time illustrator, the legendary Robert McGinnis.

Want to see it? It's up, along with a sample chapter from the book, at:


www.HardCaseCrime.com/

Just look for "MURDER IS MY BUSINESS" in our list of titles. It's a gorgeous piece of art and we're thrilled to be reuniting this classic author/artist team for the first time in decades.

In other news, Max Allan Collins' new novel about the hitman Quarry, QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE, is about to hit bookstores everywhere. It's part of the same series as THE LAST QUARRY and THE FIRST QUARRY, but you don't have to have read those to enjoy this one. It's not a continuing story. In fact, the first book is set last, the second is set first, and the new one...well, the new one is set in the middle. Everyone who's read this book has raved about it, and I think you're going to like it, too.

And a month from now we have our big December titles on the way: our new edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's final Sherlock Holmes novel, THE VALLEY OF FEAR, and burlesque star Jonny Porkpie's first novel, THE CORPSE WORE PASTIES. You can already pre-order those online, or from your favorite local bookstore.

And speaking of THE CORPSE WORE PASTIES...how would you enjoy seeing the author, the book's two cover models, and a bevy of other burlesque performers in a live stage show based on the book? Well, if you're going to be in New York City on Saturday, November 21 or Saturday, November 28 (the Saturdays on either end of the book's publication date), you can. The show is called "LURID PULP," and it tells the story of how the burlesque world reacts when they discover that Jonny Porkpie has written a novel featuring thinly veiled portraits of some of the field's most famous performers. I'll give you a hint: Porkpie ends up murdered. And it's up to his partner in crime-solving, the gorgeous Nasty Canasta, to uncover the killer! (And I do mean "uncover.")

The show will be performed for two nights only – 11/21 and 11/28 – at the Bleecker Street Theater (45 Bleecker Street in New York), at 8PM. Copies of the book will be available there, too, and of course the cast and author will be there and glad to sign your copy if you want (some of his co-stars might as well).

We'd love it if you'd come. To buy tickets, go to:

www.pinchbottom.com/tickets/luridpulp

It's just $20 for the show, $25 if you want a copy of the book thrown in as well – a better deal can't be had anywhere on Broadway.

So: a new Mike Shayne edition with a new McGinnis cover painting, a new Quarry novel, and a live burlesque show in tribute to a Hard Case Crime novel – what could be better?

AN EVENING AT BUDDIES LOUNGE #72!

AN EVENING AT BUDDIES LOUNGE #72!

Join the BIG W every Friday evening as he continues to explore, with drink in hand, the Space-Age Pop Hi-Fi musical sounds of the 1950’s and the 1960’s in LIVING STEREO!

PLAYLIST:

• Mr. Lucky - George Chakiris
• Bim Bam Boom - Percy Faith
• I Got A Gal In Kalamazoo - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme
• Mambo Inn - Count Basie
• Mañana - Dean Martin
• Legs - Neal Hefti
• Swiss Retreat - Nat “King”Cole
• Cachita – Esquivel
• My Rival - Ann-Margret
• The Preacher - Billy May
• Nothing But The Best - Frank Sinatra
• Scuba Diver - Louis Prima
• Tomorrow Mountain - Lena Horne
• I Saw Her Standing There - Bob Leaper
• Just One Of Those Things - Anita O’Day
• That Travelin’ Two-Beat - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney
• We're Off to See the Wizard - Martin Denny
• House Of Banboo - Earl Grant
• Girl Behind the Bamboo Curtain - Don Tiare
• That’s My Boy - Stan Freberg
• Leap Frog - Les Brown

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COCKTAIL NATION #96 ~ COCKTAIL NOIR!

COCKTAIL NATION #96 ~ COCKTAIL NOIR!

Cocktail Nation celebrates the season with the "HULA-WEEN" special going on at the gallery in Lahina, Maui, until October 31st. Thanks to Tiki Shark if you purchase a swanky Parker piece of art on on canvas, you get the "Artist's Re-Mark" (normally at extra $200.00 ) totally FREE!

And make sure you check out the website
www.tikishark.com/ Brad has a new "the art of Brad Parker" button on the first page that takes you right to a page of thumbnails of his work for sale.

On the show this week, Koop speak to Jimmy Vargas about his new album Black Halo in a special two part interview...you'll be amazed by this crooner of cocktail noir...Koop’s new segment, ASK KOOP, which has proved very popular, is back. We'll also find out how Waitiki 7 are fairing in the charts, take a look at the world of swank, and check out a website from a gal who shares her ideas on the perfect retro mix.

PLAYLIST:

Martini Kings ~ You Only Live Twice
Sally Street ~ Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
Jimmy Vargas ~ Torchin The EL Rocco
Jimmy Vargas ~ Can Can Hell Mambo
Jack Costanzo ~ Mira Como Los Pollos
Art Mooney ~ Caravan
Waitiki 7 ~ Sacha Cha
Martini Heaven ~ Tangonova
Henry Mancini ~ Call Me Irresponsible
Anita O'Day ~ Ten Cents a Dance
Lushy ~ Sand Pebble
Monica Mancini ~ At Last
Film Studio Orchestra ~ One Silver Dollar
John Barry ~ Look Around
Jack Jones ~ Wives And Lovers
Joanie Sommers ~ I Like The Likes Of You
Kava Kon ~ The Atomic Clock

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