Saturday, March 13, 2010

COCKTAIL NATION 115 ~ ATHAN MAROULIS!


COCKTAIL NATION 115 ~ ATHAN MAROULIS!

Thanks to Tiki Shark, It’s the Cocktail Nation with Koop Kooper. This week Koop takes the show on the road to talk with a New York personality by the name of Athan Maroulis who produces the odd album or two and has performed with a fantastic band around NYC called the Blue Dahlias.

Kopp will let us in on how to get the new SPY FI single.

Koop also has letters to the show to read, his Ask Koop segment, and a look at the world of swank with news on the oldest tiki bar in the world lighting it’s flame for the first time in twenty five years. Plus, theres a Bob Thompson re-release out there you need to get, plus all the best classic and neo lounge and exotica.

PLAYLIST:

Vibes On Velvet ~ Ink Mysterioso
Sally Street ~ Teach Me Tonight
The Blue Dahlias ~ Brazil
Martini Madness ~ Dreamavoo
Henry Mancini ~ Brothers Go to Mothers
Spy Fi-WEB Theme
Ninapinta ~ Satisfaction.
Walk The Plank ~ Salacious Sunset
Martini Kings ~ You Only Live Twice
Vic Flick ~ From Russia With Love
Martin Denny ~ Exotica
Richard Shory ~ Crocodile Crawl
Max Versterhalt ~ Summertime
Tiki Tones ~ Gomez
Hal Mooney ~ Baby It’s Cold Outside

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

Friday, March 12, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~ BARBARA FELDON!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~ BARBARA FELDON!

AGENT 99 IS 77!

ONE OF THE ORIGINAL SPY GIRLS!

HOW TIME FLIES!

MURDER IS MY BUSINESS!

MURDER IS MY BUSINESS!

COMING SOON FROM HARD CASE CRIME ~ AND 'YA GOTTA' LOVE THE MCGINNIS COVER!


Ten years ago, private eye Mike Shayne did a job for one of the richest men in El Paso, digging up dirt on a boy courting the tycoon’s daughter. Now the daughter’s back, all grown up and dangerous. And so’s Shayne—but this time it’s to investigate murder...

First publication in 20 years
One of the most popular detectives of all time, Mike Shayne starred in more than 70 novels, a dozen movies, a TV series, radio dramas, comic books, and the long-running Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine

Filmmaker SHANE BLACK, creator of Lethal Weapon and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, on the Work of BRETT HALLIDAY

"In this age of private eyes with cats, funny neighbors, and relationship woes—here’s to 40’s thriller writer Brett Halliday, whose baffling, bullet-paced capers have come to light again.

"Halliday’s books were marvels of misdirection. Red herrings, skewed motives, mistaken identities—he did everything but come to your house and bang cymbals.

"Halliday’s plots are byzantine gems. This is back when mystery writers were so much smarter than you and me. Want an engrossing read? Pick this one up.

"Never heard of this book? No matter. It’s been waiting patiently, poised to dazzle you with raw, ingenious storytelling. Halliday is the king of the baffler novel. Pure pleasure.

"How long can Halliday’s best-selling books remain dormant, undiscovered...? The answer: not a minute longer, thanks to Hard Case Crime."

THE CAT'S MEOW!

AN HOUR TO KILL!

AN HOUR TO KILL!

NEW FROM 19 NOCTURNE BOULEVARD!

WRITTEN BY JULIE HOVERSON


A TOWN WITH A STRANGE SECRET, RIPE FOR THE PICKING BY THREE PETTY CRIMINALS. SOUNDS A BIT TOO EASY, DOESN'T IT?

WHAT KIND OF A PLACE IS IT?

WHY IT'S A CHEAP FLEABAG, CAN'T YOU TELL?

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

STEAMPUNK CORNER: STEAMPUNK PRIME!

STEAMPUNK CORNER: STEAMPUNK PRIME!

EDITED BY MIKE ASHLEY

JULY 1, 2010


Discover original steampunk tales in this anthology of stories written before there were actual rocketships, atomic power, digital computers, or readily available electricity.

The modern day steampunk genre is a reinventing of the past through the eyes of its inventors and adventures, but this collection is from real Victorians and Edwardians who saw the future potential of science and its daring possibilities. Steam-powered automobiles, submarines, and robots are featured alongside great airships and spaceships in these bold and creative stories of hope, triumph, and disaster.

FANTASY CORNER: BLOOD SONG!

FANTASY CORNER: BLOOD SONG!

CAT ADAMS

JUNE 8, 2010


Bodyguard Celia Graves plies her trade in a world where vampires roam the alleys of Tinseltown and movie stars openly practice witchcraft., where streetcorner psychics have real powers and cops use memory enhancement spells on witnesses. Though she’s an ordinary human, Celia uses street smarts and charmed weapons to protect the rich and famous from mortal and supernatural threats.

She’s landed a plum job, protecting the Prince of a small but politically vital nation while he tours Los Angeles’s least savory hot spots. What should be a routine assignment goes badly wrong. Attacked by a master vampire, Celia knows she is about to die.

She’s startled to awaken on a cold metal table in a university lab. Celia Graves has become an Abomination, neither fully mortal nor fully vampire. Her “master” is hunting her, to destroy her or finish what his bite began. She’s accused of murder and the cops aren’t sure whether she should be locked up or staked. And then there’s the demon she glimpsed during the vampire attack…

Struggling to cope with her new powers and trying not to terrify everyone she meets with a flash of fang, Celia reaches out for help from her once (and future?) lover, who is a powerful mage; his warrior-priest brother; a handsome werewolf who keeps his lupine nature concealed from the world; an elderly clairvoyant, and one trustworthy cop.

Celia Graves has three days to save the world, her sanity, and her soul.

FANTASY CORNER: A DEVIL IN THE DETAILS!

FANTASY CORNER: A DEVIL IN THE DETAILS!

K. A. STEWART

JUNE 6, 2010


Every lost soul needs a champion.

Jesse James Dawson was an ordinary guy (well, an ordinary guy with a black belt in karate), until the day he learned his brother had made a bargain with a demon. Jesse discovered there was only one way to save his brother: put up his own soul as collateral, and fight the demon to the death.

Jesse lived to free his brother–and became part of a loose organization of Champions who put their own souls on the line to help those who get in over their heads with demons. But now experienced Champions are losing battles at a much higher rate than usual. Someone has changed the game. And if Jesse can’t figure out the new rules, his next battle may be his last…

Y/A CORNER: I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER!

Y/A CORNER: I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER!

DAN WELLS

Fifteen-year-old John Wayne Cleaver knows he’s different, but not because he has but one friend (and doesn’t much like him) and not because he regularly helps out in his mother’s mortuary. He’s different because he recognizes the classic signs of an incipient serial killer in his own personality, and he’s created a rigid set of rules to follow to keep his darker nature in check. When a string of grisly murders begins in Clayton, John’s small hometown, he uses his specialized knowledge of serial killers to investigate. Will the darkness on the outside intensify the darkness within? Especially when he finds there is much more to this killer than anyone expects . . . even John.

Wells’s debut, the first in a projected trilogy starring a character who seems the love child of Showtime’s Dexter and F. Paul Wilson’s Repairman Jack, is an unabashedly gory gem. While certainly not for all audiences, this deft mix of several genres features a completely believable teenage sociopath (with a heart of gold), dark humor, a riveting mystery and enough description of embalming to make any teen squeamish even if they won’t admit it. Buy multiples where it won’t be banned.

TO VISIT THE AUTHOR’S WEBSITE CLICK HERE

BARBIE GOES FOR MAD MEN!

BARBIE GOES FOR MAD MEN!

The first Barbie doll was launched in around the same period as the award winning television show Mad Men depicts. So what could be better than to combine the two and release a special Mad Men collectors series for adults. Here's a fun chance to act out what adventures could happen with Don Draper with wife Betty and ginger bombshell Joan Holloway in the same bedroom... or then again, maybe not.

For anyone who still has a childlike mind the doll versions of Don and Betty Draper, Roger Sterling and Joan Holloway will be available to buy in July with a suggested retail price of $74.95 each. Cigarettes and Martinis not included.

A COUPLE OF TRIBUTE SMOKE RINGS TO ULTRA SWANK

Thursday, March 11, 2010

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: JOHN MACNAB!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: JOHN MACNAB!

JOHN BUCHAN


Last weekend I finally saw and enjoyed the latest production of John Buchan’s The 39 Steps on PBS. This latest version starred an effective Rupert Penry- Jones as Richard Hannay along with lots of running across the Scottish Moors, swooping planes, and vintage cars.

I’ve seen all of the films, and the recent stage play, based on The 39 Steps (unarguably Buchan’s most famous work), and this new version held up well. However, It could not erase the scene in the Robert Powell version, where Powell (as Hannay) finds himslef hanging from the hands of Big Ben.

After my DVR finished showing this latest outing, I felt the need to comb through my fairly complete collection of Buchan’s tales kept in an obscure corner of my bookshelves. In doing so, I picked up and begand to reread my favorite Buchan book John MacNab.

A ‘rattlin guid yarn,’ published in 1925, John MacNab is the perfect example of Buchan's peculiarly Scottish combination of Romanticism and Calvinism – daring living and high thinking.

Part myth, part ancient legend, John MacNab was a daring Scottish gentleman poacher, a mist on the moors who was never caught, and a blight on the rich landowners who could never trip him up. When the owners of three Scottish estates receive a note, signed John MacNab, informing them of a plan to poach two stags and a salmon from each without getting caught, it appears the legend is back.

The three heroes behind the ressurection of John Macnab have everything to lose if their daring exploit should fail. Each is a leader in his field – one is a barrister and was the Attorney-General, one a Cabinet Minister, one an eminent banker – yet each is suffering from an indefinable boredom and lethargy in London.

In their attempt to cure themselves of ennui, each man finds himself risking more than his reputation as Buchan, at the height of his writing power, delights in the twists of his story, his richly drawn characters, and the Highland landscape in what endures as his best-loved, if not most famous, tales of adventure.

I thoroughly enjoyed rediscovering John MacNab and recommend it highly as a cure for anyone suffering from reading ennui.

PULP!

PULP!

MAD COOL! THESE IMAGES ARE FROM THE UPCOMING BOOK PULP!


THE BOOK IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN SUPERMODEL JONI HARBECK AND PHOTOGRAPHER NEIL KRUG.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

JEEPERS CREEPERS!

JEEPERS CREEPERS!

I’VE BEEN WEARING CREEPERS FOR YEARS. YES, I KNOW THEY ARE A BOLD FASHION STATEMENT, BUT THEY ARE ALSO COOL AND COMFORTABLE . . .

BRIAN SETZER T.U.K. HOT ROD CREEPERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FRIDAY, MARCH 12TH IN T.U.K.'S ONLINE STORE!

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

SHARMAN COMING TO DVD!

SHARMAN COMING TO DVD!

I’VE ENJOYED THE LONG STRING OF BRITISH HARDBOILED NICK SHARMAN P.I. NOVELS FROM MARK TIMLIN. I’VE ALSO LONG WANTED TO SEE THE SERIES BASED ON THE NOVELS, STARRING CLIVE OWEN (WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN MY PICK FOR THE NEW JAMES BOND) IN THE TITLE ROLE.

NOW COMES NEWS VIA THE TAINTED ARCHIVE THAT THE WORLD OF NICK SHARMAN (THE WEBSITE COMMITTED TO TIMLIN’S WRITINGS) HAS BROKEN THE NEWS THE CULT TV SERIES IS COMING TO DVD.


NO MORE DETAILS AT PRESENT, BUT I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON A COPY. EVERYTHING I’VE HEARD ABOUT THE SERIES, FROM PRODUCTION QUALITY TO CLIVE OWEN’S PERFORMANCE OVER THE FIVE EPISODES, HAS BEEN POSITIVE.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VIOLENT WORLD OF NICK SHARMAN CLICK HERE

IN THE LOUNGE: SUE RANEY!

IN THE LOUNGE: SUE RANEY!

ALL BY MYSELF (1964)

KELLY’S LOUNGE SOUNZ DELIVERS ANOTHER SENSUAL GIRL SINGER . . .


In 1963 Capitol Records producer Lee Gillette was looking for a way to amp up the singing career of young crooner Sue Raney. Impossibly young when she entered the music business, Raney nevertheless had the talent, looks and delivery of a star -- she just needed to shake that "little girl" aspect and tap into a more "adult" vein. Gillette tried to secure Stan Kenton as her backing arranger (for the album that would become "All by Myself"), but when that fell through, Capitol house arranger Ralph Carmichael was brought on board and he channeled that stabbing, boisterous Kenton vibe to a T. In fact, the arrangements proved so volatile that Raney wondered how she was going to compete.

Well, she mostly succeeded. Some tracks (like the explosive opener, "Some of These Days") find Raney struggling to overcome the blasting brass which all but bury her vocal line. She was not as forceful as Anita O'Day, nor did she have the shrewd phrasing talents of, say, June Christy, but Raney did have a sweet, sweet voice -- maybe not powerful enough to blast through the more bombastic numbers, but on slow burners (like the über-sensual "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" or the appropriately melancholy "Here's That Rainy Day") her breathy delivery is stunning.

The album's title track is without a doubt the most successful venture here. By peeling away the flash and getting down to an intimate purr, "All By Myself"'s comely arrangement allows Raney to whisper in your ear, which is ultimately the best way she comes across on record. ~ J. Scott McClintock

TRACKLIST:

Side 1:
01) Some Of These Days
02) Trouble Is A Man
03) Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
04) I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life
05) Here's That Rainy Day
06) What Is This Thing Called Love

Side 2:
01) All By Myself
02) No Place To Go
03) Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
04) How About Me
05) Maybe You'll Be There
06) Burnt Sugar

TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~ CHUCK NORRIS!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~ CHUCK NORRIS!

HOLY COW, CHUCK NORRIS IS 70!

WISEGUYS @ MEMORIES!

ZEPPELIN CENTRAL: DEATH'S DIRIGIBLE!

DEATH'S DIRIGIBLE!

CONGRATS TO BILL CUNNINGHAM OVER AT PULP 2.0 FOR COMING UP WITH THE WINNING TITLE FOR THE ABOVE VERY COOL PULP ARTWORK FROM MIKE FYLES . . .

IN THE LOUNGE: HIGH STANDARDS!

IN THE LOUNGE: HIGH STANDARDS!

DICK ETIENNE


Dirk Etienne knew by sixth grade that he wanted to sing professionally. He began performing in the 5th grade and by 20 was singing in local clubs in Hollywood. At the age of 23, Dirk opened on a national tour and performed for over 1-million fans.

Dirk produced High Standards with Grammy nominated Dennis Murphy (Acoustic Alchemy, Maria Muldaur), who also plays the upright bass on the CD. Mark LeVang whose music credits include Natalie Cole, Jennifer Hudson, B.B. King and Elton John, accompanies Dirk on the piano. Bernie Dresel rounds out the ensemble on drums. Bernie has played with Frank Sinatra, James Taylor, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera and Doc Severinsen, among many other major artists as well as on many film and television scores.

TRACKLIST:

Fly Me To the Moon
All of Me
Beyond The Sea
I Get A Kick Out of You
The Very Thought of You
The Way You Look Tonight
Summer Wind
Witchcraft
Just In Time
I've Got You Under My Skin
Nice 'n Easy
You Make Me Feel So Young

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

IN THE LOUNGE: I FEEL A SONG COMING ON!

IN THE LOUNGE: I FEEL A SONG COMING ON!

THE LIFE OF JIMMY MCHUGH


ALYN SHIPTON

This first biography of Jimmy McHugh captures a lively and significant contributor to American songwriting. Creator of favorite tunes such as "I'm in the Mood for Love" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street," McHugh was a one-man history of twentieth-century popular music: in his prolific composing career, he wrote songs for Duke Ellington, Shirley Temple, Bobby Breen, Carmen Miranda, Deanna Durbin, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Waters, Adelaide Hall, and scores of other entertainers. His last works were turned into smash hits by Pat Boone and Fats Domino, making McHugh one of the few musicians to have written successfully for numerous genres from ragtime to rock 'n' roll.

Following McHugh from humble Irish-American beginnings in Boston to eventual success in New York, Europe, and Los Angeles, Alyn Shipton deftly evokes the lively milieus of Tin Pan Alley, the Cotton Club, Broadway, and Hollywood. McHugh began his career in the classical world working alongside such superstars as Enrico Caruso, but he soon became a song plugger for Irving Berlin and began writing his own popular songs during World War I. He crossed the color line frequently, writing revues for African American casts at the Cotton Club as well as for Gertrude Lawrence, Bob Crosby, and Florenz Ziegfeld. He and his songwriting partner Dorothy Fields were also among the first to create Hollywood musical films.

In the 1940s, McHugh began heroic efforts at fundraising for the war effort and for the crusade against polio, and as a result he became a leading member of the Beverly Hills community. His involvement extended to the East Coast as well, as he had political and friendly social ties in New England politics and with the Kennedy family in particular, and he also wrote the official state song of Massachusetts. He continued to write songs for shows, movies, and revues and managed up-and-coming singers late in his life.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE PODCAST!

ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE PODCAST!

HERE’S THE WORD FROM JESSE WILLIS OVER AT SFF AUDIO . . .


Here is a terrific find for fans of mystery and crime tales! Hosted by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine’s editor, Janet Hutchings, comes a new podcast the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine podcast! It features:

“Monthly readings and dramatizations of stories by the world’s leading writers of suspense chosen from the magazine’s archives. The full range of the genre is represented in these riveting audio renditions, from the drawing-room mystery to urban noir—including police procedurals, private-eye tales, psychological suspense, and locked-room and impossible-crime stories.”

TO CHECK OUT JESSE’S FULL POST CLICK HERE
TO CHECK OUT THE PODCAST CLICK HERE

WORLD’S FAVORITE DETECTIVE TOURNAMENT!

WORLD’S FAVORITE DETECTIVE TOURNAMENT!

JEN’S BOOK THOUGHTS BLOG IS FEATURING A COOL TOURNAMENT TO DISCOVER WHO IS THE WORLD’S FAVORITE DETECTIVE . . .

It's Week 1 of the "World's Favorite Detective" tournament and the detectives are ready to go head-to-head. Below is your entry form. Choose one detective from each pairing. You may skip any of the pairs that you would like. Votes will be accepted through midnight Eastern on Friday, March 12th. Then check back next week for the "Sweet Sixteen" showdown.

TO CAST YOUR VOTE CLICK HERE

(ACTUALLY, TELLING YOU ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT WAS ONLY AN EXCUSE TO SHOW OFF JEN'S COOL BLOG BANNER ABOVE)

COMIC TWART ~ JOHN CARTER OF MARS!

COMIC TWART ~ JOHN CARTER OF MARS!

THIS WEEK THE COMIC TWART GANG ARE GETTING INTO JOHN CARTER OF MARS, STARTING OUT WITH THE VERY COOL ABOVE ILLUSTRATION FROM HIS EMMINENCE, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA!
TO CHECK IT OUT CLICK HERE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~ MICKEY SPILLANE!

JAMES BOND: LICENSE TO QUOTE!

JAMES BOND: LICENSE TO QUOTE!

THE QUOTABLE DOUBLE-0 SEVEN!

1500 HUMOROUS QUOTATIONS ABOUT THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS SECRET AGENT!

NOW AVAILABLE IN BOTH UK AND US EDITIONS


License to ‘Quote’ is the first book of humorous quotations solely dedicated to the ever-expanding universe surrounding James Bond 007. This volume — of 1500 light-hearted quote — uniquely focuses on humorous comments made about 007 rather than direct quotes from the Bond films or books.

“Bond has no sense of humour, telling only one joke in all 14 books (in Goldfinger) — and it isn’t very funny).” Anthony Horowitz in The Daily Telegraph (2008)

“I’ve always been fascinated by Bond’s gadgets. The guy who gave them to him — ’Q' — must have been psychic. He always gave him exactly what he bloody well wanted.” Eddie Izzard


PER COMMANDERBOND.NET

License to ‘Quote’ is all over the lighter side of Double-0 Seven like a cheap safari suit on Roger Moore. Bond’s life & legend, books & movies, enemies & lovers, cars & gadgets all come in for close inspection. 007 is as much a sitting target for defecation by the sardonic snipers in the press as an object of deification by the eulogistic empathists populating the fansites.

License to ‘Quote’ turns the tables on the world’s favourite spy and turns the spotlight on him. A veritable Who’s Who of observers and commentators — from all over the globe — take dead aim at James Bond: man & myth, superspy & superstar.

Comical contributions come from his creators, his biographers, his critics, his fans, his imitators and from a wide selection of media sources over the last 50 years.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON BOTH USA AND UK VERSIONS OF THE QUOTABLE DOUBLE-0-SEVEN BOOKS CLICK HERE

KITTYHAWK WEB-COMIC!

KITTYHAWK WEB-COMIC!

GET IN ON THE PULP ACTION WITH THIS COOL WEB-COMIC . . .

TO CHECK IT OUT CLICK HERE

SCI-FI CORNER: REPO MEN!

SCI-FI CORNER: REPO MEN!

ERIC GARCIA


In a brave new world, you’ll never have to die … as long as you keep up with the payments. Thanks to the technological miracle of artiforgs, now you can live virtually forever. Nearly indestructible artificial organs, these wonders of metal and plastic are far more reliable and efficient than the cancer-prone lungs and fallible kidneys you were born with — and the Credit Union will be delighted to work out an equitable payment plan.

But, of course, if you fall delinquent, one of their dedicated professionals will be dispatched to track you down and take their product back. This is the story of the making — and unmaking — of one of the best Repo Men in the extraction business, who finds his soul when he loses his heart … and then he has to run.

SINATRA SINGS GERSHWIN!

SINATRA SINGS GERSHWIN!

KELLY’S LOUNG SOUNDZ GIVES US SOME TASTY EAR CANY WITH THIS DOWNLOAD OF RARE SINATRA RECORDINGS


Sinatra Sings Gershwin collects 17 previously unreleased and ultra-rare recordings and radio performances from early in Sinatra's career. Of the seventeen tracks a whopping thirteen were previously unreleased. On a CD that runs a satisfying 50 minutes almost half the songs (the final seven tracks, and the highlight of the disc) comprise a "Tribute to George Gershwin" radio show. This uncovered treasure hadn't been heard publicly since the night of its broadcast – June 4, 1947.

From the first track, a peppy version of Gershwin’s “Somebody Loves Me”, there is a jazzy urgency not found in other Sinatra live shows. The musicianship, in spots, is also superior, improvisations and solos more frequent. Axel Stordahl arranged and conducted most of the tracks with George Siravo, Dick Stabile and Jeff Alexander adding their talents as well. Dinah Shore joined Frank Sinatra in a duet setting and lent her great voice to "It Ain't Necessarily So", while The Pied Pipers were featured in "Somebody Loves Me" and were joined by MGM star Jane Powell for the "Porgy and Bess Medley".

The '47 radio show was titled "Songs by Sinatra". After a snippet of the show's regular theme music – with Sinatra singing the opening bars of one of his signature tunes "Night and Day" – the singer launches into his heartfelt tribute to composer George Gershwin. Sinatra first praises orchestra conductor Axel Stordahl "for preparing 30 minutes of fine arrangements" – then alerts his radio audience to the special treats in store: "Janie Powell just flew in (to New York) from set 17 at MGM to sing 'Summertime' AND the celebrated Pied Pipers have a few diminished ninths they'd like to slip into your loudspeaker . . . AND we've brought over a fine mixed chorus, headed by Ken Lane . . . so relax and enjoy the immortal music of George Gershwin."

TRACKLISTING:

01) Somebody Loves Me
02) I've Got A Crush On You
03) Embraceable You
04) Someone To Watch Over Me
05) Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess
06) Porgy And Bess Medley
07) It Ain't Necessarily So
08) 'S Wonderful
09) A Foggy Day
10) I've Got A Crush On You
11) Show Opening
12) Soon
13) Embraceable You
14) Porgy And Bess Medley
15) Someone To Watch Over Me
16) Love Walked In
17) Show Closing

TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

Monday, March 8, 2010

SPACE AGE THRILLS!

SPACE AGE THRILLS!

THIS IS COOL POSTER ART FROM JASON CHALKER . . .

FOR MORE ART CLICK HERE

EMIL RICHARDS BIG BAND @VIBRATO!

BAMBOO LOUNGE!

THE BACHELOR PAD RADIO SHOW!

THE BACHELOR PAD RADIO SHOW!

3/5/10


PLAYLIST:

Esquivel—Mini Skirt (Theme Music)
Mel Tormé—Midnite Swinger
Herb Alpert—The Girl From Ipanema
Wayne Newton—More
Esquivel—Rosetta
Ferrante & Teicher—Frenesi
Roger Roger—Roger Mambo
Perez Prado—Ay Ay Ay
Count Basie—Kingston Calypso
Tikiyaki Orchestra—Bachelor #3
Moon-Rays—Thrillville
Sauter-Finegan—Swingcussion
Martin Denny—Cool
Kenyon Hopkins—Extension 7
Jack Constanzo—The Golden Arm
Astronauts—Kookie's Mad Pad
Dean Elliott—Will You Still Be Mine?
Bob Thompson—Diga Diga Doo
Les Baxter—Oasis Of Dakhla
Henry Mancini—Moon River Cha Cha
Peggy Lee—Hey There
Cannonball Adderley—Quiet Nights
Vic Damone—Cry Me a River
Walter Wanderley—Amazonas
Milt Buckner—Mighty Low
Chris Connor—Blue Silhouette
Jim Tyler—I'll Take Romance
Frank Sinatra—Best Is Yet To Come
Ray Ellis—The Wang Wang Blues
Jonah Jones—Cream In My Coffee
Ray Anthony—Fly Now, Pay Later
Louis Prima—Beep! Beep!
Robert Maxwell—Slip on an Oriental Rug
Lenny Dee—Caravan
Shirley Bassey—Big Spender
Billy May—The Late, Late Show
Kay Starr—I Love Paris
Dean Martin—S'posin'

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ FOUR OF A KIND!

EXPIRATION DATE!

EXPIRATION DATE!

DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

ST. MARTIN’S IS GIVING AWAY SIX AUTOGRAPHED COPIES OF DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI’S NEW NOVEL, THE TIME-TRAVEL MURDER-MYSTERY EXPIRATION DATE, PLUS ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS FEATURED IN THE BOOK BY COMICS ARTIST LAURENCE CAMPBELL. ENTER NOW AT MINOTAUR BOOKS THROUGH APRIL 17. WHILE YOU’RE THERE, READ THE FIRST 50 PAGES, WHICH WILL BE SERIALIZED WEEKLY.

TO ENTER CLICK HERE

DAVID TO BE RETURNED TO ITALY!

DAVID TO BE RETURNED TO ITALY!

A BIT OF CULTURAL NEWS FOR A WELCOME CHANGE.

AFTER A TWO YEAR LOAN TO THE UNITED STATES , MICHELANGELO'S DAVID IS BEING RETURNED TO ITALY . . .

HIS PROUD SPONSORS WERE: