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Out to Lunch
Out to Lunch
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5.0 out of 5 stars FREE JAZZ, July 23 2014
This review is from: Out to Lunch (Audio CD)
A prime example of free jazz music.That kind of music is not for all tastes,but if you are game.it's rewarding.Free jazz originated in the late fifties with names like ORNETTE COLEMAN,CECIL TAYLOR,JOHN COLTRANE in his last years and his friend ERIC DOLPHY.For some this music is only noise with improvisations.If you only dig rock and roll,forget this.If you want music that goes deep in the soul,try it.

TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Legends - John Ford (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon / Three Godfathers / Cheyenne Autumn / Wagon Master)
TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Legends - John Ford (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon / Three Godfathers / Cheyenne Autumn / Wagon Master)
DVD ~ John Ford
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5.0 out of 5 stars MISTER JOHN FORD, July 13 2014
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It is often said that director JOHN FORD liked WAGONMASTER a lot;it is one of the few films that he scripted and directed.It is a beautiful simple story with his so-called stock company of actors.SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON was one rare color film in 1949,in which JOHN WAYNE ages gracefully playing a character older than he was.In both films,JOANNE DRU,who had payed with JOHN WAYNE in RED RIVER shines.JOANNE was one actress who unfortunately never became a real star.I regret this,because she was wonderful.CHEYENNE AUTUMN was director FORD last major film.It is often dismissed among his films,but watching JAMES STEWART's cameo as WYATT EARP is very funny.It is a fact that STEWART once told FORD that he used him before the intermission,because he feared that people would leave before the end.

TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - John Wayne Action
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - John Wayne Action
DVD ~ Various
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4.0 out of 5 stars FOR DUKE'S COLLECTORS, July 13 2014
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CHISUM and THE TRAIN ROBBERS may not be among WAYNE's best movies,but if you are a fan,you'll enjoy watching them like a did.CAHILL and McQ go in CLINT EASTWOOD's dirty HARRY's ways and fails because WAYNE was too old to go there.CHISUM uses the PAT GARRETT and BILLY THE KID's conflict as a parallel to the story.THE TRAIN ROBBERS has ANN-MARGRET fooling the guys with a twist ending.All in all,for the price,a good value for JOHN WAYNE fans.

Emerson Lake & Palmer: Live in Montreal
Emerson Lake & Palmer: Live in Montreal
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3.0 out of 5 stars I WAS THERE, July 6 2014
I was at that show in august 1977 with 80,000 other fans.At that time,the visual aspects of rock shows did not benefit from having giant screen so i could barely see KEITH,GREG and CARL playing their songs.Like KEITH explains in the liner notes,they played TARKUS that night,even if it's not on the cds.I don't think that these recordings should have been released because the sound is not really good.However for collectors,this was special because after doing a dozen shows with a big symphonic orchestra,the group realized it was too expensive to do this on tour.I especially remember GREG singing C'EST LA VIE and LUCKY MAN.Like other popular groups of the seventies,it's better to release those discs that having them bootlegged.I still listen to EMERSON,LAKE and PALMER because they were my favorite progressive rock group.The critics never liked the group in general,but we fans did.Thanks for the memories ELP!

Capitol Sings Sammy Cahn
Capitol Sings Sammy Cahn
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
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5.0 out of 5 stars SINATRA's lyric writer, June 10 2014
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SAMMY CAHN will forever be associated with FRANK SINATRA.He wrote almost 100 songs for him.Many of those songs served as titles of his albums.Curiously,even if FRANK recorded many of these songs for CAPITOL records,not one of his versions appears in this collection.It doesn't really matter, because the versions that are on this cd are also quite good.SAMMY CAHN wrote his songs with mostly three composers:SAUL CHAPLIN,JULES STYNE and JIMMY VAN HEUSEN

The Bob Hope Collection (The Lemon Drop Kid / Road to Bali / Road to Rio / My Favorite Brunette / The Seven Little Foys) [Import]
The Bob Hope Collection (The Lemon Drop Kid / Road to Bali / Road to Rio / My Favorite Brunette / The Seven Little Foys) [Import]
DVD ~ Bing Crosby
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5.0 out of 5 stars THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!, June 10 2014
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BOB HOPE made us laugh all his life.The least we can do is buy these 5 movies that are among his very best.I had already the first four ROAD movies with BOB and BING,and i am happy now that i have ROAD TO RIO and ROAD TO BALI.THE LEMON DROP KID is a pure entertainment that let's BOB have a field day;THE LITTLE SEVEN FOYS is hilarious and MY LITTLE BRUNETTE has BOB reuniting with DOROTHY LAMOUR.There is also a second collection of BOB HOPE movies by SHOUT.Don't make the mistake of buying volume 2.Volume 2 is for those who collect every movies that BOB made.No dud in volume 1.You can buy safely.

Frank Sinatra Film Collection (Bilingual)
Frank Sinatra Film Collection (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Frank Sinatra
Price: CDN$ 39.97
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5.0 out of 5 stars There are 10 movies baby, June 10 2014
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If you except THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION and CAST A GIANT SHADOW,the remaining 8 movies are all watchable,and for the price asking,this collection is ring a ding ding.You have ravishing leading ladies like JILL ST-JOHN and RAQUEL WELCH;you have SINATRA trying to emulate BOGIE in two private eye flicks,one other cop movie;you have his best film:THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE;you have one leading lady who refused to marry FRANK:JULIET PROWSE and you even have two war movies.No,they can't hide this set from your sight.In 1968,THE LADY IN CEMENT was considered vulgar,but it's familiar territory now,and DAN BLOCKER of BONANZA has a lot of fun playing WALDO,a character that was far away from him.Get it!

The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer
The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer
by Johnny Mercer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 78.21
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5.0 out of 5 stars JOHNNY and TIN PAN ALLEY, June 4 2014
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When someone asks you who was the greatest lyric writer in theTIN PAN ALLEY era,a safe bet would be to answer:JOHNNY MERCER.Why?He wrote more than 1,200 songs during a period of forty years.He wrote songs with composers like HOAGY CARMICHAEL,RICHARD WITHING,HAROLD ARLEN,GENE DE PAUL,HENRY MANCINI and many others.But JOHNNY MERCER was also a popular singer and a co-founder of CAPITOL records.In fact,only BROADWAY eluded MERCER during his life because as an individual lyric writer,he was a master.If you love AMERICAN popular music of the previous century,you need this book.

On the Road with Bob Hope & Bing Crosby Collection (Road to Morocco / Road to Zanzibar / Road to Utopia / Road to Singapore) (Sous-titres français)
On the Road with Bob Hope & Bing Crosby Collection (Road to Morocco / Road to Zanzibar / Road to Utopia / Road to Singapore) (Sous-titres français)
DVD ~ Bing Crosby
Offered by Fulfillment Express CA
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4.0 out of 5 stars 3 OUT OF 4, May 23 2014
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There were seven Road movies with BING and BOB.Here we have the first four.THE ROAD TO SINGAPOUR,TO MOROCCO and UTOPIA are all enjoyable.The ROAD TO ZANZIBAR is the worst.It seems that they completely forgot about the script in this one.BING CROSBY and BOB HOPE knew eachother since their radio days and had great chemistry when they worked together.Missing from the collection are ROAD TO RIO,ROAD TO BALI and ROAD TO HONG-KONG that you can find in a BOB HOPE COLLECTION.These were mainly films that were made to provide a little escapism from the war.DOROTHY LAMOUR according to the legend was often lost when BING and BOB used to ad-lib a lot and change some dialogue in the script.Be aware that these movies were made a long time ago 1940-1946.

Bing Crosby: Crooner of the Century
Bing Crosby: Crooner of the Century
by Richard Grudens
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE SINGER OF THE PREVIOUS CENTURY, May 20 2014
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The chronicles of BING CROSBY's life and career.This book is about BING,but also about the many people who helped him achieved a worldwide fame through his records.films and radio programs.We also learned about his two wifes and seven children and about his business ventures.The only thing missing is the complete discography.but at the time of the book(2002)many recordings were still to be released.It's a good book to understand the importance of BING CROSBY in AMERICAN culture.

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