Sunday, January 31, 2016

“If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time.”

From Wikipedia: “’If You’ve Got the Money (I’ve Got the Time)’ is the 1950 country music debut single released by [William Orville] ‘Lefty’ Frizzell on September 14, 1950. The song is the second song ever recorded by Lefty Frizzell during his very first session with Columbia Records in July 1950. The song rose to #1 and Lefty built on its success to create his very influential career.”


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

True Grift, by Jack Bunker (2015)

The full front-and-back cover spread. Click for an enlargement.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Murder Can’t Wait, 1955

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

“And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine”

A popular jazz standard, with music composed by Stan Kenton and Charles Lawrence, and lyrics by Joe Greene. First published in 1944, according to Wikipedia, it was performed in the clip below by Lauren Bacall. This clip, of course, comes from the 1946 Humphrey Bogart film The Big Sleep.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Drop Dead (1954)

The cover art is by Bernard Barton. On the reverse side of this “double novel” set can be found The Case of the Hated Senator, by Margaret Scherf.

Shaft’s Big Score! Promo Poster, 1972

Dummy (1979)

This is a short clip from Dummy, the Emmy Award-nominated 1979 film written by Ernest Tidyman, starring Paul Sorvino and LeVar Burton.