Saturday, January 03, 2015

MOST-WATCHED DIRECTORS OF 2014

IN MY "ULTRA-FANDANGO MIND-BENDING FLICKERS PROJECT 2014" OVER AT MY LETTERBOXD.COM, I KEPT TRACK OF ALL THE MOVIES I WATCHED IN 2014.  This way I can also see which directors I watched the most last year.  In first place with the most movies watched with six movies:

ROY WARD BAKER
(AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS, DR JEKYLL & SISTER HYDE, DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK, THE MONSTER CLUB, THE SKULL, VAULT OF HORROR . . . and 7 if you count the MST3K version of MOON ZERO TWO!!!)
 
In second place with 5 movies watched each is a 3-way tie:
ROGER CORMAN
(THE HAUNTED PALACE, HOUSE OF USHER, THE PIT & THE PENDULUM, THE RAVEN and THE TOMB OF LIGEIA)
 
 
QUENTIN TARANTINO
(DEATH PROOF, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, KILL BILL VOL. 1, KILL BILL VOL. 2 and PULP FICTION)
 
 
MICHAEL CURTIZ
(CASABLANCA, DODGE CITY, MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM, THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH & ESSEX and WE'RE NO ANGELS)
 
In second place with 4 movies watched apiece are:
JACQUES DEMY
(BAY OF ANGELS, LOLA, UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG and YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT)
 
ALFRED HITCHCOCK
(DIAL M FOR MURDER, MARNIE, REAR WINDOW and THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY)
 
MICHAEL POWELL
(A CANTERBURY TALE, EDGE OF THE WORLD, I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING and A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH)
 
 
In third place with 3 movies watched apiece are:  Terence Fisher, Edgar G. Ulmer, Emeric Pressberger (as Powell & Pressberger), John Ford, Lloyd Bacon,  Howard Hawks, Roy William Neill, Richard Donner, Charles Lamont and Spike Jonze.

   

Thursday, January 01, 2015

THE THEATER OF THE MIND

I'VE HAD AN ALMOST LIFE-LONG LOVE AFFAIR WITH "OLD-TIME RADIO SHOWS". 
Like probably most kids who grew up in the 70s-80s, I think my very first encounter with old radio drama would've been when a teacher played the famous Orson Welles "WAR OF THE WORLDS" broadcast from his MERCURY THEATER OF THE AIR episode of October 30, 1938. 
While this was cool, it didn't ignite an "old radio show" mania in me yet.  And in fact, come to think of it, even Orson wasn't my very first encounter with radio drama; even if it WAS my first hearing of "old time" radio.  No, when I was VERY little, I used to listen to the (at that time) brand new production of radio drama called "THE CBS  RADIO MYSTERY THEATER" which aired, I believe, late every Sunday night on WCAU-AM radio. 
Always a fan of the horror genre, I would listen to it on my portable radio (which had a built in flashlight and a clock with actual minute hands) under my pillow after bedtime.  THE CBS MYSTERY THEATER was hosted by E.G. Marshall and was an early-70's update of classic old radio horror shows like INNER SANCTUM.  However, I didn't know that yet.

It was probably around 1977 when my friend Ed Jacoby told me that the local PBS radio station WUHY-FM (what is now WHYY) was airing old radio shows every weeknight and I should check them out. 
I happened to be over his house at the time and we tuned in.  I still know exactly what the first show I heard was because, in the waning final minutes I quickly grabbed my Radio Shack tape recorder, held it up to the speaker and recorded the last 3 minutes of the show.  It was FIBBER McGEE & MOLLY and the episode was "FIBBER FIXES DOC'S CAR" originally broadcast on April 6, 1948.  And I enjoyed it so much I was hooked.  The old radio shows didn't hang around PBS Radio very long but soon I'd be able to listen to RADIO CLASSICS on WCAU-AM every night from 8-10pm hosted for most of it's run by Gary Hodgson.  I even managed to discover through judicious hunting through the bins of WEE THREE RECORDS or SAM GOODY at the Mall an occasional old radio show LP.  The first record I ever bought was JACK BENNY AND FRED ALLEN (THE RADIO FEUD CONTINUES) on Radiola Records. 
Not only did I spin this on the turntable endlessly but I also found inside a card to mail away and received a mail order catalogue from Radiola.  Soon I was ordering vinyl records from David Goldin at Radiola and would amass quite a vinyl collection.  These Radiola Records sported superb cover artwork which are all suitable for framing and I still own all of them (as well as other LPs from Nostalgia Lane or Murray Hill).  And then, wonder of wonders, when my mother worked as a checker at ACME, she called me up and told me the supermarket had a spinner rack filled with old radio shows on cassette tape and did I want her to buy me some.  You've gotta be kidding!  These tapes were put out by Metacom on the Radio Reruns label and I would get scads of them over the years.  The very first one she brought home, I also still do remember:  it was THE JACK BENNY SHOW episode entitled "THE IRS PAYS JACK A VISIT".  Immediately following that was a tape of the classic horror show INNER SANCTUM entitled "MURDER COMES AT MIDNIGHT"; it starred Mercedes McCambridge who was held hostage by an escaped murderer and it's still probably my favourite episode of INNER SANCTUM ever!  McCambridge as Mrs. Canning was properly terrified but she also proved to be resourceful and had a surprise or two in store for her tormenter. 
Also in this initial batch of RADIO RERUNS was the classic SUSPENSE episode "SORRY, WRONG NUMBER" starring Agnes Moorehead in a performance so riveting that the radio station had to continually rerun the show due to listener requests!  In the 1990s, Radio Reruns seemed to fade away and Radiola disappeared; Goldin apparently sold his master tapes to a company called Radio Spirits whom I then bought a ton from in those years. 

But before all that, in my early radio days, I had to search the school library and they actually had several old radio show LPs which I could take out.  The first two I checked out were this 3 LP box set of THE SHADOW on Murray Hill records as well as a comedy compilation of radio comedians called THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMEDY (click the links in red to see my write-ups on both these seminal albums). 
The comedy LP was filled with major radio comedians like Jack Benny and Fred Allen as well as little-known but hilarious comics like "The Mad Russian" (Bert Gordon) and "Baron Munchausen" (Jack Pearl).  I would play this record to death, as well as the Shadow box set.  Can you imagine?!?!?  Three vinyl records with six episodes of THE SHADOW!!! 
My favourite of all of them was the episode entitled "THE CREEPER" which featured a creepy-voiced troglodyte of a kidnapper who travelled beneath the city in a forgotten maze of underground tunnels; he would take advantage of a power outage and, when beautiful (and rich) young socialites would go down to the darkened basement to change the fuse, the Creeper would abduct them and take them down down down to his dark catacombs.  I particularly remember listening to these SHADOW records in the late autumn/early winter evenings when I'd drop the needle on the vinyl, settle down with my bowl of chocolate chip mint ice cream and immerse myself in the fantastical night world of the Shadow.  Even the commercial were a joy!  THE SHADOW was famously sponsored by Blue Coal on the east coast but the episodes in this SHADOW box set were sponsored by Goodrich Safety Silvertown tires ("with the life-saver tread"); even these ads were so evocative as the announcer described the rain-slicked roads -- they were the perfect atmospheric accompaniment to the autumnal, dark night world of THE SHADOW! 

Here is where we get into the true aspects of radio as "the theater of the mind" and all those clichéd comments from old codgers about how radio was better than television.  I'm not one of them -- I grew up with television -- but it's true that you cannot really compare the two -- they're two different beasts, actually.  Listening to an old time radio show really gets your synapses firing on all cylinders.  It's got less in common with television and more in common with storytelling.  When you listen to a great storyteller spinning a yarn (hopefully a spooky one around a campfire, natch) your imagination is unleashed and you feel yourself conjuring up every detail as if  you're in the story yourself.  The same happens when you listen to one of these old radio shows -- particularly the spooky or suspenseful ones but even the radio comedies -- you experience being in those darkened catacombs alongside the Shadow
or ringing the doorbell of that pleasant little house with the overstuffed closet at 79 Wistful Vista,

you're really walking door-to-door along with Fred Allen on Allen's Alley and asking Senator Claghorn, Titus Moody, Mrs. Nussbaum and Ajax Cassidy for their views,
and visiting that house halfway up on the next block where Sade apologises that the beef punkles aren't quite done so dinner will be a little late. 
When you listen to old time radio, the sounds connect to something deep inside your brain and unlock the fantasy life which seems to have faded away as we become "grown-ups"; it unlocks a sense of wonder when you hear the infamous squeaking door open as Raymond invites you into his INNER SANCTUM
or when you hit the rain-slicked streets of Chicago and pound the NIGHT BEAT along with reporter Randy Stone of the Chicago Star. 
You're actually riding along with THE GREEN HORNET as he careens in his souped-up car "the Black Beauty" to his next adventure fighting racketeers and you're strapped in to blast off in that rocket to the far reaches of the unknown as the countdown reaches X MINUS ONE. 
You will travel all around the globe as ESCAPE frees you from the four walls of today into a half hour of high adventure or else you'll be quaking  in your boots as that chilling moment occurs when Arch Oboler encourages you to turn your LIGHTS OUT, everybody!  You can be sitting right in the cockpit with Captain Midnight as he soars his airplane overhead  and tries to outwit Ivan the Shark or you can tag along for the fun and excitement as amateur adventurers-for-hire Jack, Doc & Reggie
(yes, that IS Tony Randall in that photo) tiptoe into the temple of the vampires or hear the terrifying scream of "the thing that cries in the night" on the brilliant I LOVE A MYSTERY serial.  There are even still some surprises left to someone who has been listening to old radio shows since the late 1970s; it was only in the last five years that I first heard about an old radio show called "THE COMIC WEEKLY MAN"
which featured said man reading the Sunday funnies, doing voices and featuring organ music and sound effects -- the kiddies (including Little Miss Honey) could read along to the funnies they had a home!  How great would this have been to a kid back in 1950?!?!?!  What a charming, charming show!  And need it be said finally that every visit to THE JACK BENNY SHOW is like you're hanging out with a group of your best friends and having the time of your life. 
That's what old time radio does for me.  Every so often I need to get my ticket and revisit the "theater of the mind" that is old time radio in order to reconnect with that sense of wonder and imagination which we all hunger for.  Oh, here's Mr. First-Nighter now to show me to my box...return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear!

As an extra special bonus:  inside every Radiola Record was a sheet like the one pictured below which contained a card to mail for a free catalogue.  Here is the paper that is still in my very first Radiola record:

 



I'd also like to thank the sparkling Ms. Star whose post about Jack Benny on her blog inspired me to write this little paean to the golden age of radio.  As always, Ms. Star, you are an inspiration!

AND THIS WEEK ON OUR SISTER AUDIO BLOG "BATHED IN THE LIGHT FROM ANDROMEDA" YOU CAN LISTEN TO SEVERAL OF THE RADIO SHOWS MENTIONED IN THIS POST!

JANUARY WITH THE SUPER-HEROES

2015 HAPPENS TO BE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF "THE LAND OF CERPTS AND HONEY" BLOG.  It hardly seems possible that I started it a decade ago!  To commemorate this milestone and to illustrate how the pages of the calendar fly by, I will be posting here each month some illustrations from those classic old Marvel and DC Comics calendars from back in the 1970s.  Here we have January (click on the pictures to biggify them):

Marvel's 1975 Calendar with Spider-Man by John Romita Sr.
 
 
DC's 1976 Calendar with Legion of Super-Heroes art by Neal Adams & Dick Giordano
 
  
Marvel's Bicentennial 1976 Calendar with the Invaders with art by Frank Robbins & Frank Giacoia
 
 
Wonder Woman battles Cheetah in DC's 1977 Calendar with art by Jose Delbo & Vince Colletta
 
 
Batman battles Dr. Light in DC's 1978 Calendar with art by Dick Giordano
 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BUTCHER'S BILL 2014

AS THE YEAR DRAWS TO A CLOSE, WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO LEFT US IN 2014.

Juanita Moore, actress "Imitation of Life"

Mike Vraney, film distributor "Something Weird Video"

Jay Traynor, singer "Jay and the Americans"

Bernard Glasser, film producer "Day of the Triffids", "Return of the Fly"

Saul Zaentz, film producer "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Alicia Rhett, actress "Gone With the Wind"

Phil Everly, singer "The Everly Brothers"

Run Run Shaw, producer "Shaw Brothers"

Bill Conlin, sports columnist "Philadelphia Daily News"

Larry Speakes, former White House press secretary

Ariel Sharon, Israeli Prime Minister

John Horsley, actor "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin"

Alexandra Bastedo, actress "The Champions", "The Ghoul"

Roger Lloyd-Pack, actor "Only Fools and Horses", "Doctor Who"

Russell Johnson, actor "Gilligan's Island", "It Came From Outer Space"

Dave Madden, actor "The Partridge Family"

Hal Sutherland, animator/director "Filmation"

Sarah Marshall, actress "Twilight Zone - Little Girl Lost", "Star Trek - The Deadly Years", "Thriller - God Grante That She Lye Stille", "Thriller - The Poisoner"

Dennis Frederikson, singer "Angel", 'Toto"

Claudio Abbado, conductor

Luis Avalos, actor "The Electric Company", "Hot Stuff"

Pete Seeger, singer

Ann Carter, actress "Curse of the Cat People"

Harry Gamble, football executive "Philadelphia Eagles"

John Cacavas, film composer "Horror Express"

The Mighty Hannibal, singer

Arthur Rankin Jr., director/producer "Rankin/Bass"

Maximilian Schell, actor/director "Judgment at Nuremberg", "The Black Hole", "Marlene"

Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor "Capote", "Doubt"

Christopher Barry, director "Doctor Who"

Shirley Temple, actress "Curly Top", "Captain January"

Sid Caesar, comedian "Your Show of Shows"

Ralph Waite, actor "The Waltons"

Birgitta Valberg, actress "The Virgin Spring", "Smiles on a Summer's Night"

Ken Jones, actor "Porridge"

Jim Fregosi, baseball player/manager "Philadelphia Phillies"

John Henson, puppeteer "The Muppets"

Christopher Malcolm, actor "Absolutely Fabulous", "The Rocky Horror Show"

Mary Grace Canfield, actress "Green Acres"

Bob Casale, guitarist "Devo"

Malcolm Tierney, actor "Dr. Who: Trial of a Time Lord", "Star Wars", "Braveheart"

Garrick Utley, TV journalist "NBC News"

Harold Ramis, actor/director "Ghostbusters", "Caddyshack", "Groundhog Day"

Franny Beecher, guitarist "Bill Haley & His Comets"

Bhob Stewart, writer "Castle of Frankenstein", "Heavy Metal", "Wacky Packages"

Jim Lange, game show host "The Dating Game"

Tim Wilson, comedian "Chucky Cheese Hell"

James Tague, witness to JFK assassination

Alain Resnais, director "Last Year at Marienbad"

Ken Utsui, actor "Starman"

David Brenner, comedian

Clarissa Dickson Wright, TV host "Two Fat Ladies"

Scott Asheton, drummer "The Stooges"

James Rebhorn, actor "Scent of a Woman", "Independence day"

David A. Trampier, artist "Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook"

Eddie Lawrence, actor/comedian "The Old Philosopher", "What Do You Want For Christmas"

Derek Martinus, director "Doctor Who - Spearhead from Space", "Doctor Who - The Ice Warriors"

Kate O'Mara, actress "Doctor Who", "Absolutely Fabulous"

Bob Larbey, scriptwriter "The Good Life"

John Pinette, comedian

Mickey Rooney, actor

Phil Hardy, author "The Overlook Encyclopedia of Horror Movies"

Edna Dore, actress "EastEnders"

Otto Peterson, comedian/ventriloquist "Otto & George"

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author "Love in the Time of Cholera"

Bob Hoskins, actor "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

Al Feldstein, artist/writer "Mad", "Tales From the Crypt"

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., actor "The FBI", "Batman: The Animated Series"

Dick Ayers, comic book artist "Fantastic Four", "Ghost Rider"

H. R. Giger, artist "Alien"

Ernie Chataway, guitarist "Judas Priest"

Magoo Gelehrter, actor "Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shockers"

Bongani Masuku, singer "Johnny Clegg", "Savuka"

Jerry Vale, singer

Malik Bendjelloul, director "Searching for Sugar Man"

Gordon Willis, cinematographer "The Godfather", "The Godfather Part II"

Radu Florescu, author/historian "In Search of Dracula"

Herb Jeffries, actor "The Bronze Buckaroo", "Two-Gun Man From Harlem"

Wojciech Jaruzelkski, Polish president

Maya Angelou, poet/author

Ann B. Davis, actress "The Brady Bunch"

Rik Mayall, comedian "The Young Ones"

Ruby Dee, actress

Jimmy Scott, singer

Carla Laemmle, actress "The Phantom of the Opera", "Dracula"

Francis Matthews, actor "Dracula, Prince of Darkness", "Revenge of Frankenstein"

Casey Kasem, radio host/actor "America's Top 40", "Scooby-Doo"

Daniel Keyes, author "Flowers for Algernon"

Patsy Byrne, actress "Blackadder II"

Horace Silver, jazz pianist "Songs For My Father"

Mary Anderson, actress "Lifeboat"

Gerry Goffin, songwriter "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "

Dickie Jones, actor "Pinocchio", "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"

Steve Rossi, comedian "Allen & Rossi"

Teeny Hodges, guitarist "Take Me To the River", "Love and Happiness"

Eli Wallach, actor "The Magnificent Seven"

Caleb Bankston, reality show contestant "Survivor: Blood vs. Water"

Mary Rodgers, author/composer "Freaky Friday", "A Billion For Boris", "Free To Be...You and Me", "Once Upon A Mattress"

Bobby Womack, singer "Across 110th Street"

Meshach Taylor, actor "Designing Women", "Mannequin"

Paul Mazursky, director "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice", "Down and Out in Beverly Hills"

Bob Hastings, actor "General Hospital", "All In the Family", "McHale's Navy"

Dick Jones, actor "Pinocchio"

Rosemary Murphy, actress "To Kill A Mockingbird"

Ken Thorne, film composer "Help", "Superman II"

Dave Legeno, actor "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Paul Horn, flautist "Inside the Taj Mahal"

Charlie Haden, jazz bassist "Steal Away"

Tommy Ramone, drummer "The Ramones"

Lorin Maazel, conductor

Johnny Winter, guitarist

Elaine Stritch, actress "Two's Company"

James Garner, actor "The Rockford Files"

James Shigeta, actor "Die Hard"

Dick Smith, special effects artist "The Exorcist"

Dick Wagner, guitarist/songwriter "Alice Cooper", "Only Women Bleed"

Jake Hooker, musician/songwriter "The Arrows", "I Love Rock & Roll"

James Brady, White House press secretary

Marilyn Burns, actress "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

Karlheinz Boehm, actor "Peeping Tom"

Ed Nelson, actor "Boris Karloff's Thriller"

Robin Williams, actor/comedian

Arlene Martel, actress "Star Trek - Amok Time", "Outer Limits - Demon with a Glass Hand"

Lauren Bacall, actress "To Have and Have Not", "The Big Sleep"

Alan Landsburg, TV producer "In Search Of...", "That's Incredible"

Don Pardo, TV announcer "Saturday Night Live", "Jeopardy"

Brian G. Hutton, actor/director "King Creole", "High Road to China", "Where Eagles Dare"

Jean Redpath, singer

Andrew V. McLaglen, director "McLintock", "Mitchell"

Derek Reith, percussionist "Pink Martini"

Richard Attenborough, actor/director

Bill Kerr, actor "Gallipoli", "The Pirate Movie", "Hancock's Half Hour"

Roy Heather, actor "Only Fools and Horses"

Joan Rivers, comedian

Jane Baker, TV writer "Doctor Who - Mark of the Rani"

Joan Lorring, actress "The Corn is Green"

Martha Hyer, actress "Some Came Running", "Sabrina"

Richard Kiel, actor "The Spy Who Loved Me", "Moonraker", "Eegah"

Joachim Fuchsberger, actor "Dead Eyes of London", "The Black Abbot"

Sir Donald Sinden, actor "Two's Company"


Ian Dean, friend

Audrey Long, actress "Born To Kill", "Desperate"

Bob Crewe, songwriter/producer "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore", "Lady Marmalade"

Joe Sample, musiciain "Street Life", "The Crusaders"

Theodore J. Flicker, writer/director "The President's Analyst"

George Hamilton IV, singer "Abilene"

Polly Bergen, actress "Cape Fear"

Maggie Stables, actress "Big Finish Doctor Who audio adventures"

Sam Hall, writer "Dark Shadows"

Paul Revere, musician "Paul Revere and the Raiders"

Geoffrey Holder, actor

Bill Campbell, sportscaster "Philadelphia Eagles"

Shirley Yamaguchi, actress "House of Bamboo"

Jan Hooks, actress "Saturday Night Live", "Designing Women"

Michael Hayes, director "Dr. Who - City of Death"

Elizabeth Pena, actress "Jacob's Ladder", "Lone Star", "Rush Hour"

John Holt, singer/songwriter "The Paragons", "The Tide Is High"

Gerard Parkes, actor "The Boondock Saints"

Mark Bell, producer "Bjork", "Depeche Mode"

Lynda Bellingham, actress "Dr Who - Trial of a Time Lord", "All Creatures Great and Small"

Ben Bradlee, editor "The Washington Post"

Jack Bruce, musician "Cream"

Marcia Strassman, actress "Welcome Back Kotter"

Tom Magliozzi, radio host "Car Talk"

Angus Lennie, actor "Tunes of Glory", "The Great Escape", "Dr Who - Ice Warriors", "Dr Who - Terror of the Zygons"

Acker Bilk, musician "Stranger on the Shore"

Steve Dodd, actor "Gallipoli", "The Matrix"

Carol Ann Susi, actress "The Big Bang Theory"

Big Bank Hank, rapper "The Sugarhill Gang"

Renee Asherson, actress "The Way Ahead", "Pool of London", "Malta Story", "Theater of Blood", "Rasputin the Mad Monk", "The Day the Earth Caught Fire"

Richard Schaal, actor "Mary Tyler Moore", "

R. A. Montgomery, author "Choose Your Own Adventure"

Ernest Kinoy, writer "X Minus One", "Dimension X", "Roots"

Ken Takakura, actor "The Yakuza", "Black Rain"

Richard Pasco, actor "The Gorgon", "Rasputin the Mad Monk"

Glen A. Larson, producer "Battlestar Galactica", "Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries"

Jimmy Ruffin, singer "What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted"

Dave Appell, musician/producer/arranger "Cameo-Parkway Records"

Mike Nichols, director "The Graduate"

Marion Barry, mayor of District of Columbia

P.D. James, author

Ian McLagan, musician "The Small Faces", "The Rolling Stones"

Bob Montgomery, songwriter "Back in Baby's Arms", "Heartbeat", "Wishing", "Love's Made a Fool of You"

Nick Talbot, singer "Gravenhurst"

Ken Weatherwax, actor "The Addams Family"

Mary Ann Mobley, actress "Diff'rent Strokes", "Falcon Crest", "Night Gallery"

Tom Adams, actor "The Great Escape". "Dr. Who - Warriors of the deep", "House That Dripped Blood"

Virna Lisi, actress "La Reine Margot"

Mandy Rice-Davies, model "The Profumo Affair"

Billie Whitelaw, actress "The Omen", "Hot Fuzz", "Carve Her Name With Pride"

Joseph Sargent, director "Taking of Pelham 123", "Night That Panicked America"

Joe Cocker, singer "With a Little Help From My Friends", "Feelin' Alright"

Jeremy Lloyd, screenwriter "Are You Being Served?"


David Ryall, actor  "The Singing Detective"

Rhodes Reason, actor  "Voodoo Island"

Merrill Womack,  gospel singer

Luise Rainer, actress  "The Good Earth", "The Great Ziegfeld"

Edward Herrmann, actor  "The Lost Boys"

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

THE PENGUIN AWARDS 2014

AND HERE WE HAVE THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 PENGUIN AWARDS.

SONG OF THE YEAR
BUSY EARNIN' -  Jungle
 
 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
BAND OF BROTHERS  -  Willie Nelson
 
 
DUET OF THE YEAR
BEING WITH YOU  -  Smokey Robinson & Mary J. Blige
 
 
COVER SONG OF THE YEAR
SO BAD  -  Smokey Robinson

Willie Nelson - Band of Brothers


DISC 02 12 Smokey Robinson So Bad


Smokey Robinson and Mary J. Blige - Being With You


Jungle - Busy Earnin'


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

THE 2014 PENGUIN AWARD NOMZ

A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT . . . HERE ARE THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 PENGUIN AWARDS. 

 
SONG OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
 
BLUE MOON  -  Beck
BUSY EARNIN'  -  Jungle
CLOUDS  -  Prince
DO I WANNA KNOW?  -  The Arctic Monkeys
FAMILY TREE  -  Kings of Leon
JUGGALO JUICE  -  Insane Clown Posse
THE MIGHTY DEATH POP  -  Insane Clown Posse
POMPEII   -  Bastille
RAINY TAXI  -  Spoon
RED RIVER  -  Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
RIGHT NOW  -  Mary J. Blige
RISE LIKE A PHOENIX  -  Conchita Wurst
SHE USED TO LOVE ME A LOT  -  Johnny Cash
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING  -  Foo Fighters
THOU SHALT ALWAYS KILL  -  Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip
TURN BLUE  -  The Black Keys
THE WALL  -  Willie Nelson
WHOLE DAMN YEAR  -  Mary J. Blige
 
 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

ART OFFICIAL AGE  -  Prince

BAND OF BROTHERS  -  Willie Nelson

DECEMBER DAY: WILLIE'S STASH VOL. 1 - Willie Nelson & Sister Bobbie

HYPNOTIC EYE  -  Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

IT'S ALBUM TIME  -  Todd Terje

THE MIGHTY DEATH POP (BOX SET)  -  Insane Clown Posse

MORNING PHASE  -  Beck

NOSTALGIA  -  Annie Lennox

OUT AMONG THE STARS  -  Johnny Cash

SONIC HIGHWAYS  -  Foo Fighters

THEY WANT MY SOUL  -  Spoon

TURN BLUE  -  The Black Keys
 
 
DUET OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
 
 
BABY RIDE EASY  -  Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
BEING WITH YOU  -  Smokey Robinson & Mary J. Blige
GRANDMA'S HANDS  -  Willie Nelson & Mavis Staples
HE'S SURE THE BOY I LOVE  -  Bette Midler & Darlene Love
I'M MOVIN' ON  -  Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings
NEW YORK STATE OF MIND  -  Barbra Streisand & Billy Joel
THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS  -  Smokey Robinson & Elton John
 
 
COVER SONG OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
 
 
BLUEBIRD  -  Corinne Bailey Rae
GUESS MY RELIGION  -  Insane Clown Posse
I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND  -  Spoon
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  -  Annie Lennox
IT'S NOT FOR ME TO SAY  -  She & Him
IT'S THE GIRL  -  Bette Midler
JOHNNY AND MARY  -  Todd Terje featuring Bryan Ferry
JUMP AROUND  -  Insane Clown Posse
OF THE NIGHT  -  Bastille
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ  -  Pomplamoose
ROLLING IN THE DEEP  -  Aretha Franklin
SO BAD  -  Smokey Robinson
THE SONGWRITERS  -  Willie Nelson
STAY AWHILE  -  She & Him
WHAT'LL I DO  -  Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie
YESTERDAY  -  Willie Nelson