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Danny Heller – Mid-century artist
Episode #337 from Nov 23rd 2014

Danny Heller – Mid-century artist

This week on the show we talk to Mid-century modern artist Danny Heller about his incredible art. We also talk about a weird thing of modern society. Plus, I have news on an original Batmobile for sale along with the best parties and lounge music from across the globe....

Acker Bilk
Episode #336 from Nov 16th 2014

Acker Bilk

This week on the show we talk about the great clarinetist Acker Bilk who passed away. I have an old interview from the BBC to share with you on this. I have also got some must see television for you and I’ve got a great new book on Paul Newman plus the best lounge music from across the globe....

Reel Wild Cinema
Episode #335 from Nov 9th 2014

Reel Wild Cinema

You might remember the old fanzines that you would find in record stores in the pre-digital music days. Underground publications with practically every subject covered and almost any opinion represented. This week we speak to a man who had one of the most popular fanzines in the nineties and he has put them together into a marvelous book about b-grade cinema and tv. Also on the show we talk about the death of Acker Bilk, plus we reveal the secrets...

Classic Comedy George Carlin 1965
Episode #334 from Nov 2nd 2014

Classic Comedy George Carlin 1965

Back with some classic comedy this week and a more sedate George carlin out of 1965. News on a book by Sophia Loren, some new pictures have been released in color for the first time plus we talk about a new Pan Am project by friend of the Cocktail Nation....

The Very Best Of James Morrison
Episode #333 from Oct 27th 2014

The Very Best Of James Morrison

I am pleased to have a legend of the Australian Jazz scene join me on this show this week. We talk to James Morrison about his new best of album and it is spectacular. We also talk Dean Martin with some fun facts about the man and I have a movie to bring you that I think you will like....

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