Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day #21,582

Walk km 6405-6406: Smithe/Howe/Granville/Robson/Howe/Smithe
Walk km 6406-6409: Burrard/Georgia/Richards/Davie/Granville/Smithe

Movie #1554: Boy! What A Girl! (1947,Arthur H Leonard)

All-black cast musical with some decent music, some fine dancing and plenty of low-brow comedy. Tim Moore is pretty bizarre cross-dressing as "Deborah".

Movie #1555: Battle Of China (1944,documentary)

Very interesting propaganda film used to motivate Americans to support the war effort during WWII. This film contains a lot of lies but it's impossible to tell whether or not the filmmakers were aware of the true story. Even some of the people in the American armed forces may not have known the true story.
So, very interesting to compare what the American people were being told in 1944 with what we know today.

Song #36,409: Puttin' On The Ritz (1960, Terry Snyder)

eMusic isn't just for looking up new releases by folks you've never heard off. Nope. A big percentage of the stuff they have is from companies that dredge up all kinds of stuff that's been long since forgotten.
One of the off-shoots of the introduction of stereo in the late fifties was the popularity of percussion albums. The idea was that percussion was the best way to show off the benefits of stereo. What better example could I find than the lead-off track from the "Mister Percussion" LP from Terry Snyder & The All-Stars. Return with us now as we set the time machine back to 1960 and listen in as Mr & Mrs Suburbanite listen in awe to their brand new Philco stereo as it plays Mister Percussion puttin' on the Ritz..

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