The Art of Jazz #145

Blues For Dracula (Philly Joe Jones Sextet)
(Riverside Records;1958)

treading the boards #58

Uta Hagen as Blanche and Anthony Quinn as Stanley
A Streetcar Named Desire 1949

Radio Free Gunslinger #65: Another 'Best of . . . '

This week's edition of Radio Free Gunslinger entails a look back at episodes 30-50

It is entitled Another 'Best of . . . '

The Content

The Chocolate Watchband - I'm Not Like Everybody Else
The Cascades - I Bet You Won't Stay
The Fugitives - Come On Now
Leapy Lee - King of the Whole Wide World
The U-Turns - Dedicated Follower of Fashion

George Hamilton IV - When I Grow Too Old to Dream
Billy May & His Orchestra - Serenade
Jeanette MacDonald - One Kiss
Mantovani - Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise
Frankie Lymon - Lover, Come Back to Me

Cilla Black - Step Inside, Love (demo)
The Spongetones - On the Wings of a Nightingale
John Denver - Junk
Cherry Twister - Another Day
Paul McCartney - Mull of Kintyre (demo)

Gertrude Lawrence - Do, Do, Do
Percival Mackey & His Band - That Certain Feeling
The Louisiana Rhythm Kings - Swanee
Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra - Clap Yo' Hands
Irene Bordoni - I Won't Say I Will (But I Won't Say I Won't)

Hugh Masekela - Up, Up and Away (live)
The Associations - P.F. Sloan
The Yokohama Knights - Where's the Playground, Susie?
Dusty Springfield - Magic Garden
The Three Degrees - Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon (live)

Bobby Short - I'm Throwing a Ball Tonight (live)
Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin (live)
Ella Fitzgerald - Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) (live)
Nat King Cole - Miss Otis Regrets (live)
Dean Martin & Sammy Cahn - You're the Top (live)

Alexis Korner' s Blues Incorporated – Haitian Fight Song
Hal Willner - Open Letter to Duke
The String Trio of New York - Pithecanthropus Erectus
Jack Walrath - Jump Monk (live)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - The Clown (live)

The Beatles - Don't Ever Change
Barley-Bree - Sometime in the Morning
Herman's Hermits - Walkin' With My Angel
The Rockin' Berries - He's in Town
The Zombies - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?

David Boeddinghaus - A Real Slow Drag
Scott Joplin - Original Rags (piano roll)
The New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble - The Rag Time Dance
Richard Zimmerman - Sunflower Slow Drag
Joshua Rifkin - Solace: A Mexican Serenade

Tom Lehrer - S-N (Snore, Sniff and Sneeze)
Throw That Beat in the Garbagecan! - Somebody Come and Play
Frank Sinatra - Bein' Green
Joe Raposo - New Life Coming
The Carpenters - Sing (live)

When Legends Gather #823

Andy Warhol, Elvis Presley and Lou Reed

Lou Reed dies at 71

An artist in a world of craftsmen

They Were Collaborators #852

Ray Brown and Milt Jackson

And Then It Was Ephemera #93

One of these is not like the others...

Housekeeping Matter #25: Need Some Help . . .

Friends and followers of our weekly podcast, Radio Free Gunslinger,

For reasons I am unable to divine (or correct), the latest edition, #64, is not turning up on iTunes. The only anomaly/clue I've found is that the .mp3 file isn't included in the feed.

Can anyone . . . perhaps a fellow podcaster who may have run into this problem as well . . . tell me why this is(n't) happening and how to fix it? I'd like to share the wealth (such as it is) as far and as wide as I possibly can.


it was the beat generation #13

                                   Footnote to Howl by Allen Ginsburg

The Art of Cinema #568

Topiel (Abyss)
(Wladyslaw Lenczewski; 1917)

How to Peddle the Zeitgeist #11

Radio Free Gunslinger #64: Above Rubies

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Christopher Hitchens

It is entitled Above Rubies

The Content

First Sequence:
The Dear Hunter - Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road
Ben Folds - Tiny Dancer (live)
Elton John - I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)
Fuel - Daniel (live)
The Streets - Your Song

Second Sequence:
Stranger Cole - When the Party is Over
The Duke Reid Group - Rude Boy
Buster's All Stars - Down Beat Burial
The Schoolgirls - Live Up to Justice
Prince Buster - Barrister Pardon

Third Sequence:
Tony Orlando & Dawn - Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
Gallery - Nice to Be With You
The Ides of March - Vehicle
Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)

Fourth Sequence:
Rory Storm & The Hurricanes - I Can Tell
Faron's Flamingos - Shake, Sherry
Ian & The Zodiacs - Secret Love
The Del Renas - Nashville Blues
Sonny Webb & The Cascades - Who Shot Sam?

Nina Simone - Feelings (live)

it was the beat generation #12

                                                From High School Confidential (1958)

The Record Men #7

Herman Lubinsky founder of Savoy Records

'There's no doubt everybody hated Herman Lubinsky. If he messed with you, you were messed. At the same time, some of those people ‒ many of them Newark's top singers and musicians ‒ would never have been exposed to records if he didn't do what he did. Except for Lubinsky, all the hot little numbers, like Buddy Johnson's "Cherry" would have been lost. The man may have been hated, but he saved a lot of our history for us and for future generations.'
(Tiny Price The Newark Herald News)

Heroes of Popular Culture #34

Ed Wood

The King #5

Beat Merchants #4

Joe Morello

Viceroys, Prophets and Hillbilly Cats #18

Malcolm Yelvington

Radio Free Gunslinger #63: Fads in Fashion

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Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Liberace

It is entitled Fads in Fashion

The Content

First Sequence:
Fifty Foot Combo - Italian Fuzz
The Rock Academy String Quartette - Are You There (With Another Girl)?
Hiroshi Matsumoto - I Say a Little Prayer
The 18th Century Corporation - Promises, Promises
Big Ray & The Futures - Theme from 'Casino Royale'

Second Sequence:
Barely Pink - It's Love That Really Counts
Fastball - This Guy’s in Love With You
Shonen Knife - Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
BMX Bandits - It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Rebecca's Empire - (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me

Third Sequence:
Stanley Turrentine - Walk On By
Bill Evans - A House is Not a Home
Stan Getz - Any Old Time of the Day
The McCoy Tyner Trio - One Less Bell to Answer
Cal Tjader - Moneypenny Goes for Broke

Fourth Sequence:
The Shepherd Sisters - Deeply
Babs Tino - Call Off the Wedding
Gene McDaniels - (There Goes) The Forgotten Man
Tammi Terrell - Sinner's Devotion
Steve Alaimo - Lifetime of Loneliness

Burt Bacharach - Wives and Lovers

shutterbug friday #21 Leon Kagarise

Ernest Tubb

Ira & Charlie Louvin

Pee Wee King & The Collins Twins

Roni & Donna Stoneman

Grandpa Jones

Hank Snow

Ray Price

June Carter

Johnny Cash

George Jones