Bruce R. Gilson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (19 of 19)
Location: Wheaton, MD United States
Birthday: Sept. 9
In My Own Words:
Currently I live in Maryland but I still consider myself a New Yorker (even after more than 30 years). Mostly buy books and CDs here; see my interests for specific types.

I'm one of those odd types that reads reference books for fun, and never touches a novel. I love science (especially chemistry), math, linguistics, and political theory books. I have a great love for the music of the late 1940s and early 1950s, espec… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 465,481 - Total Helpful Votes: 19 of 19
In My Style/Fresh Flavor ~ Jane Morgan
In My Style/Fresh Flavor ~ Jane Morgan
Jane Morgan was probably born a bit too late. With a style more reminiscent of the late '40s and early '50s, she first came into prominence around the middle of the '50s, and after her big hit, "Fascination," she faded from public attention as rock'n'roll took over the charts. But she kept singing her way, and as a lover of late-'40s-early-'50s music, I've got to say I liked listening to these songs, most of which came from the '60s.
The first album which got included in this CD was approximately a 50-50 mix of '50s and '60s tunes, including a remake of "Fascination" (which she'd originally done for a different label, so it wasn't available when Epic made the… Read more
Symmetry Discovered: Concepts and Applications in &hellip by Joe Rosen
4.0 out of 5 stars Brief, but nice, July 9 2004
This is a very slim book which could be a first introduction to symmetry. It has a good introduction to group theory, which is the principal branch of mathematics that deals with the topics needed to understand symmetry, and it covers some types of symmetries usually neglected, like color symmetry. It's not at a very high level, which is good if you're starting off, but not if you already have a good dose of the necessary material. In other words, this is an introductory book and will not satisfy you if you are looking for a more advanced text, but I recommend it as a first book.
Tenderly (Restored/Rm) ~ Rosemary Clooney
Tenderly (Restored/Rm) ~ Rosemary Clooney
This collection focuses on the period of Rosemary Clooney's career from 1947 to 1952. As a result, it does not include some of her later hits like "Hey There" but does include a number of her biggest hits like "Come On-a-My House" and, of course, the title song of the collection. It also has some relatively minor hits (like "Mixed Emotions," which is actually a favorite of mine, so I'm glad to have it here!) and even includes some songs which were not hits for her (though many of these are also found in aircheck form on her recently released "Rosemary Clooney Show" CD, so they make nice comparison pieces).
Listening to this CD, you can get a real… Read more