Illusion Travels By Streetcar #15

The cast for episode #15

Stuart Collier
Brian Risselada
Ryan Sarnowski
Tom Sutpen
Peter L. Winkler

This episode was recorded on May 22, 2014

Radio Free Gunslinger #83: Thimble Rig

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Dai Vernon

It is entitled Thimble Rig

The Content

First Sequence:
James Taylor - Something's Wrong
Ronnie Spector - Try Some, Buy Some
Lon & Derrek Von Eaton - Sweet Music
Mary Hopkin - Goodbye
Jackie Lomax - Sour Milk Sea

Second Sequence:
Lulu Jackson - You're Going to Leave the Old Home, Jim
B.F. Shelton - Pretty Polly
Minnie Wallace - The Old Folks Started It
Sam Collins - Lonesome Road Blues
Blind Blake - Champaign Charlie Is My Name

Third Sequence:
Chantal Goya - Tu m'as trop menti
Jean-Paul Keller - Ca c'est arrange
Mary Roos - L'autoroute
Richard de Bordeaux & Daniel B. - La drogue
France Gall - Avant la bagarre

Fourth Sequence:
Van Eps Banjo Orchestra - Some Baby
Samuel Siegel & Roy Butin - Sugar Plum
Guido Deiro - Deiro Rag
Collins & Harlan - The International Rag
The American Quartet - Everybody Rag with Me

Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared to What (live)

The Art of Cinema #582

The Party's Over
(Guy Hamilton 1963)
(controversial necrophilia story line meant it was not released until 1965 )

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #14

The cast for episode #14

David Ashley
Brian Risselada
Bethany Rose
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on May 15, 2014

I Like the Christian Life! #24

And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover  (Mark 16 17-18)

Behind the Scenes #51

Dennis Hopper reads

Artists in Action #860

Wanda Jackson shares her guitar

And Then It Was Ephemera #112

The Extraordinary Engaging in the Ordinary #28

R.E.M. eat barbecue

Artifacts #53


When Legends Gather #849

Officer Big Mac and Phil Lynott

In the Studio #154

Don Post

annals of public performance #87

Chuck Berry rocks the gym

Fun in the Sun #20

Bo Diddley

Artists in Action #859

The Germs try the seafood

The Record Men #10

Lew Chudd, founder of Imperial Records, with the label's star turn Ricky Nelson
'"Lew Chudd had a remarkable knack of filling distributors' warehouses with the wrong sounding records," said Johnny Vincent, President of Ace Records and a former distributor himself. It's true Lew Chudd was a business man first, and as a record man he came a poor second. On the other hand professional jealousy, and perhaps sneaking admiration, may lie behind Vincent's remarks, since in Fats Domino, Slim Whitman and Ricky Nelson, Lew Chudd had three of the hottest stars  in the 1950's and their records did not impose too much on distributors' valuable floor space.'
(from Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans by John Broven)   

Radio Free Gunslinger #82: Genius Without Talent

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Stan Brakhage

It is entitled Genius Without Talent

The Content

First Sequence:
Mary Love - Born to Live with Heartache
Soft Touch - Plenty Action
Sugar Pie DeSanto - Git Back
Victor Greene - Creole Girl
Jeannie Tracy - Trippin' on the Sound

Second Sequence:
The King Brothers - Symphony for Susan
The New Faces - If You Love Me
Dino, Desi and Billy - Thru Spray Colored Glasses
Collage - Rainy Blue Memory Day
The Kane Triplets - Buttercup Days

Third Sequence:
Sérgio Mendes & Bossa Rio - Neurótico
Luis Carlos Vinhas - Batucada
The Zimbo Trio - Anoiteceu
Paulo Moura - Das tardes mas sos
Sambalanço Trio - Improviso negro

Fourth Sequence:
1910 Fruitgum Company - Go Away
The Young Turks - Looky, Looky What I Got
The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show - Hayride
The Sundae Times - Aba Aba
The Candy Rock Generation - 1, 2, 3 Red Light

Nina Simone - Why? (The King of Love is Dead) (live)

An Illustrated History of Race Relations in America #21

Produced by Walter Lantz
Universal 1941

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #13

The cast for episode #13

Erica Marlowe
Zachary George Najarian-Najafi
Brian Risselada
Ryan Sarnowski
Tom Sutpen
Jens Takle
Peter L. Winkler

This episode was recorded April 3, 2014

Hans Rudolph Giger Dead at 74

H.R. Giger
(February 5th 1940 -12th May 2014)
BBC Obituary here

Art of the Panel: Starlord (I.P.C)

Ro-Jaws and Hammer-Stein
Starlord  Comic (issue 3)
27th May 1978
Art by Dave Gibbons

Radio Free Gunslinger #81: The Music That Lives

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Brian Epstein

It is entitled The Music That Lives

The Content

First Sequence:
Webb Pierce - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
The Kingston Trio - Everglades
Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By the Number
Harlan Howard - I Fall to Pieces
Buck Owens - Above and Beyond

Second Sequence:
Little Esther Phillips - Hello Walls
Claude Gray - Nite Life
Dottie West - Touch Me
Faron Young - The Part Where I Cry
Joe Tex - Funny (How Time Slips Away)

Third Sequence:
Jim Reeves - Billy Bayou
Ringo Starr - Husbands and Wives
Bobby Bare - Wallflower
Bill Anderson - I'll Be Somewhere
Ween - Kansas City Star

Fourth Sequence:
Hawkshaw Hawkins - Lonesome 7-7203
Ernest Tubb - Stop Me if You've Heard This One Before
The Wilburn Brothers - The Next Best Thing
Justin Tubb & Roger Miller - Mine is a Lonely Life
Jean Shepard - Lake Lonely

Willie Nelson - Sunday Morning Coming Down

Hero(in)es of Popular Culture #35

Barbara Windsor
Sparrers Can't Sing
(Joan Littlewood 1962)

Radio Free Gunslinger #80:
A Wail That is Heard Upon the Shore

Your host for this, the Third Season Premiere edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Lester Young

It is entitled A Wail That is Heard Upon the Shore

The Content

First Sequence:
Henry Mancini - Fallout!
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra - The Rumble
Skip Martin - Hammer Blow
Irving Joseph - Stool Pigeon
Elmer Bernstein - Smear

Second Sequence:
Shy Limbs - Reputation
Dave Justin - You Outside
Cardboard Orchestra - Yes, I Heard a Little Bird
The Actress - Great Job With Prospects
Tomorrow's Thoughts - Night is Like Day

Third Sequence:
Annie Ross - Farmer's Market
Eddie Jefferson - Body and Soul
Thana Alexa - Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat
Bob Dorough - Nothing Like You
Jon Hendricks & Art Blakey's Jazz Messemgers - Moanin'

Fourth Sequence:
Mantovani - Old Folks at Home
Jerry Lee Lewis - Old Black Joe
Thomas Hampson - Sweetly She Sleeps, My Alice Fair
Billy Vaughn - Massa's in de Cold, Cold Ground
Mavis Staples - Hard Times, Come Again No More

Leonard Bernstein - Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
(London Symphony Orchestra; Lawrence Leighton-Smith, cond.;
Richard Stoltzman, soloist)