Douglas Kaiura

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (8 of 10)
Location: Hamilton, Ontario


Top Reviewer Ranking: 26,805 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 10
Unbelievable/Cross My Heart: Chess Masterpieces ~ Billy Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable!, Oct. 23 2013
Billy Stewart died too young, a tragic car accident just as he was achieving fame in his very short career. He had a vocal style of doubling his words. Summertime was his most famous song, and it was very refreshing to hear his vocalizing of this George Gershwin classic. Also included are his versions of many standards such as Over the Rainbow, Misty, Moon River and A Foggy Day. This is a double CD, Also included is the album Cross My Heart. In my mind it would have been better to have included instead, album Billy Stewart Teaches Old Standards New Tricks, though it didn't sell as well as Unbelievable, I have this album on cassette, but it is not yet available on CD. Two of my favorite… Read more
The Sapphires ~ The Sapphires Original Cast
The Sapphires ~ The Sapphires Original Cast
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie of the Year!, Oct. 23 2013
Feel Good Movie of the Year - this movie was the opener at the Art Gallery of Ontario film fest, it was sold out, movie goers applauded and clapped at the conclusion. It follows an aboriginal Australian group in 1968 a very heady and tumultuous time. It shows very clearly racism toward aboriginals in this time period. 4 young aboriginal girls want to sing, country and western but want to perform in Vietnam. Chris O'Dowd plays their manager, a loveable scoundrel, who takes them under his wing, promising their parents to take care of them. He loves black soul music and changes them to a soul group for the brothers in American forces. Reminds me a bit of "Mash" and also the… Read more
Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now--As T&hellip by Craig Taylor
My wife and I will be leaving shortly for our second trip to London, we are voracious readers and this book was on many lists of "must reads". So many books today are written by travel writers, they write about the many tourist attractions, not the everyday life. When I started to read the introduction, the fact that it was written by a Canadian who had lived out west and then moved to Toronto was an added bonus. One day a Torontonian will write a similar book about this large city, provincial capital of Ontario. Taylor over 5 years interviewed many Londoners and it was fascinating to read their comments. These are ordinary workaday people, not the upper crust and we seem to be inundated… Read more