Category Archives: Video

Universal 100th Anniversary boxed set

4-11-13          Universal 100th Anniversary boxed set On 4/11/64 the Millie Small 45 “My Boy Lollipop” charts at No. 2 in England.  On 4/11/70 the Norman Greenbaum 45 “Spirit In The Sky” charts at No. 1 in England.  Also on 4/11/70 … Continue reading

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King Crimson video

1-9-13             King Crimson video On 1/9/65, the LP “Beatles ‘65” by The Beatles charted at No. 1 in the US.  On 1/9/74 the Mud 45 “Tiger Feet” charts at No. 1 in England.  Happy birthday, Joan Baez! (Born 1941).  Jimmy … Continue reading

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THX 1138

4-18-12          THX 1138 Bluesman Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown born 1924, S.F. bay area weirdo Skip Spence born 1946; The Blues. Recently, I had the opportunity to watch a film that I saw as a youngster, “THX 1138” (1971).  It’s a George … Continue reading

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Reinventing The Past Into The Future

4-5-12             Reinventing The Past Into The Future Jazzman Stanley Turrentine born 1934, Plimsouls guy Peter Case born 1954; Jazz. After venting about Simon Reynolds’ book yesterday, I thought a bit more fun and fantasy were in order today. Reynolds doesn’t … Continue reading

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5.1 Audio on DVD’s – Part 1

3-15-12          5.1 Audio on DVD’s Soulman Sylvester (Sly) Stone born 1944, guitarist Ry Cooder born 1947; I own music by both (close call). Since getting a 5.1 DVD set-up last year, I have been in search of discs with 5.1 … Continue reading

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Feminine Charm

2-21-12          Feminine Charm Singer / Songwriter Nina Simone born 1933, Singer / Songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter born 1958; I own records by neither, but R&B wins. A good friend of mine collects records by girls / women; he’s not picky … Continue reading

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Jimi Hendrix

11-8-11                     Jimi Hendrix At the end of October, the first of the DVD’s from Experience Hendrix (via Sony) rolled out:  The Dick Cavett Show (a 60 minute documentary and both of Hendrix’s appearances – with each program’s opening monologue and … Continue reading

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