The Record Men #8

Art Rupe
Founder of Speciality Records
Growing up in an ethnically diverse neighbourhood in McKeesport, Rupe had developed an interest in rhythm 'n' blues and gospel music. However, in order to educate himself in the technical and commercial attributes of production, Rupe invested $200 in representative records of this genre, a record player, a metronome, and a stop watch. He methodically analysed all aspects of these records, including the musical and lyrical structure and titles. Rupe then produced his first record Boogie #1 on a low budget with only three musicians. the record sold over 70,000 copies, a regional hit at the time.

                               (Arthur N. Rupe Foundation website)

Artists in Action #831

Jimi sits

The Gunslinger Guide to Miles Davis #23; Celebrations #9

Miles sips

They Were Collaborators #854


When Legends Gather #827

The Small Faces and The Supremes

Artists and Animals #116

James 'Lancer' Stacy
February 1969

Radio Free Gunslinger #69: Anybody Important

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Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Larry Fine

It is entitled Anybody Important

The Content

First Sequence:
Henry Mancini - Soldier in the Rain
Julie Andrews - Whistling Away the Dark
Danny Williams - Moon River
WeeGee - The Sweetheart Tree
Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods - Theme from 'Mr. Lucky'

Second Sequence:
Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters - Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?
The Bailes Brothers - Romans Nine and Ten
Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers - I Remember Cavalry
Ernest Phipps & His Congregation - If the Light Has Gone Out of Your Soul
Wade Mainer - I'll Be a Friend to Jesus

Third Sequence:
Johnny & The Expressions - Shy Girl
The Jay-Tones - This Love
Joe Bataan - Unwed Mother
The Manhattans - Follow Your Heart
The Imaginations - I Want a Girl

Fourth Sequence:
The Ian Campbell Folk Group - Dirty Old Town
Sydney Carter - Socialism in Our Time
Al Jones - Come Join My Orchestra
Shelagh McDonald - Ophelia's Song
Finbar & Eddie Furey - Curragh of Kildare

Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace (live)

Joints #30

The Trip (West Hollywood)

And Then It Was Ephemera #95

Hot Dogs on the Rocks (serves five Stones)

Radio Free Gunslinger #68: He Rides in Desperation

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Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Rod Serling

It is entitled He Rides in Desperation

The Content

First Sequence:
Griffin and The True Believers - Beautiful Weather
Grey Revell - Gone Gone
Roger Manning - The Subway Blues #2
Adam Green - My Shadow Tags On Behind
Major Matt Mason - Rockstar

Second Sequence:
Hyperjinx Tricycle - Long Lost Love
Brer Brian - Harlem '99
Ben Haschish - So Good So Far
Herman Düne - Affection
Prewar Yardsale - Would Ed Wood?

Third Sequence:
Eric Wolfson - Sleeping is a Sucker's Game
Brian Piltin - Tramp Star
Joie/Dead Blonde Girlfriend - Velvet Coffin
Schwervon - Song for Weddings and Funerals
Stipplicon - Stamp Your Name On It

Fourth Sequence:
The Festival - The Ink Festival
Jude Kastle - Great Jones
Barry Bliss - All I Really Want
Patsy Grace - Falling
Paleface - Say What You Want

Kimya Dawson - I'm Fine

Spirit of '76 #5

Joe Strummer, Jerry Nolan, and Johnny Thunders

Studying One's Craft #22; Behind the Scenes #40

Mike Bloomfield with Howlin' Wolf

Art at 45 Revolutions per Minute #12

Annie Get Your Yo-Yo
Little Junior Parker

Seminal Image #1104

A Trip to the Moon / Le Voyage dans la lune
(Georges Méliès, 1902)

E is for Eggleston #14

Los Alamos Portfolio California

Radio Free Gunslinger #67:
Something Remembered, Not Imagined

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Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Robert Lowell

It is entitled Something Remembered, Not Imagined

The Content

First Sequence:
Darlene Love - Stumble and Fall
Yolanda & The Castanets - Meet Me After School
Marilee Summers - Every Beat of My Heart
The Paris Sisters - Always Waitin'
What Four - Anything for a Laugh

Second Sequence:
The Monkees - Porpoise Song
The Cascades - Flying on the Ground is Wrong
Marianne Faithfull - Sister Morphine
Bob Lind - Counting
Neil Young - A Man Needs a Maid

Third Sequence:
The Robins - Just Like That
Bobby Day - Buzz Buzz Buzz
Round Robin - Kick That Little Foot, Sally
Young Jessie - (I Was Meant for You and) You Were Meant for Me
The Hondas - Twelve Feet High

Fourth Sequence:
The Westwoods - Will You Love Me?
Eddie Hodges - Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Jackie DeShannon - Needles and Pins
Bobby Vee - Like Someone in Love
The Fleetwoods - I'm Not Jimmy

Jack Nitzsche - #3

When Legends Gather #826

Gordon Terry, Luther Perkins, Patsy Cline, George Jones,
Carl Perkins (seated)

They Were Collaborators #853

Lucille Ball, Harpo Marx, and Fred Astaire rehearse with Jose Iturbi to entertain the troops

The Art of the Panel: Eagle #1

 The Happy Warrior
written by Clifford Makin, illustrated by Frank Bellamy