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2013’s Elite Half-Hundred – Part II

Part II of 50 keepers from the year since passed: Selections include albums by CLAIRE LYNCH, FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN, BOBBY RUSH, MARY J. BLIGE, SAMANTHA FISH, et al.
by David McGee
 

 
 

2013’s Elite Half-Hundred – Part I

Selections 1-25 of the 2013 Elite Half Hundred include THE BENEDICTINES OF MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES, STEEP CANYON RANGERS, DAILEY & VINCENT, ALAN JACKSON, et al.
by David McGee
 

 

 

From Matt Monro With Love (and tears) on Valentine’s Day

Love songs of tears and joy for Valentine's Day and beyond, courtesy the late, great MATT MONRO, who was championed and produced by GEORGE MARTIN. A profile with music.
by David McGee
 

 
 

With Love, From Batman

Who knew the Dark Knight had such a soft heart? Some vintage Valentine's Day cards from Batman reveal the caped crusader's tender side. Copy, paste and send to your loved ones!
by David McGee
 

 

 

A Gene Kelly ‘Omnibus’

In 1958 the distinguished Omnibus series commissioned GENE KELLY's first TV special. For the first time since its historic broadcast on December 21, 1958, Kelly's DANCING: A MAN'S GAME is available commercially, via DVD.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Beatles ’64: Surmounting Media Skeptics, Fab Four Carve Out a Career

THE BEATLES were greeted by a skeptical, sometimes dismissive mainstream media as Beatlemania broke out abroad. On Feb. 9, 1964, the Fab Four dismissed the naysayers. Plus: The Beat Alls on The PowerPuff Girls.
by David McGee
 

 

 

‘Footlights,’ Chaplin Novella, Discovered, Restored, Seeking Publisher

FOOTLIGHTS, the only work of prose fiction ever written by CHARLIE CHAPLIN, has been pieced together from handwritten notes, typed scripts and vignettes and now seeks a publisher. Any takers out there?
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Floating World

Can the Japanese today really look to Mother Nature to find out who they are? A visit to Hawaii spurs writer TOKUTA WONGSE-ONT to reflect on the lost 'floating world' that once was the Land of the Rising Sun.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Remembering Pete Seeger

Remembering PETE SEEGER by those who knew him and in his own words. The first of a two-part tribute.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Bring ‘em Home: The Incompleat Listener’s Guide to Pete Seeger on Record

PETE SEEGER's album catalogue tally comes close to 100--so many we dare not suggest the 'essential' ones. So, how about some invaluable long players worthy of any collection? Part 2 of our Pete Seeger tribute.
by David McGee