Archive for May, 2010

Mandalay publicity still, 1934

May 28, 2010

Kay Francis.

source: Film Noir Photos

LP cover: the Calypso Genius volume 1

May 24, 2010

by The Mighty Sparrow, National Recording Company (Trinidad), 1966.

source: Global Groove

Thelma Todd publicity photo

May 17, 2010

Demonstrating the fine art of shadow puppetry. Late 20’s or early 30’s

via Retrozone

Recreate the magic!

via Agence Eureka

Record Sale this weekend

May 13, 2010

If you live in the Minneapolis St. Paul area and need to enhance your record collection, by all means head to the massive sale happening in St. Paul this weekend (Friday 4 – 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 8 PM and Sunday Noon – 4 PM) at 2285 University Avenue (in the “party room” of the Carlton Lofts building). According to the organizers “there will be lots of new vinyl stock (LPs, 45s), some posters, books, videos and a smattering of CDs. There will also be a larger than usual amount of jazz vinyl.” Local DJs (including the Surface Noise curator from 10 AM – noon on Saturday) will be providing the sonic ambiance.

image: LP Cover Lover

EP cover: The Golden Cat

May 9, 2010

Josephine Siao on Pathé EMI (China), 1967.

from Soft Film: Vintage Chinese Cinema

Global Beat, KFAI 05/05/10

May 5, 2010

Today’s show featured new tracks from contemporary powerhouses Orgone and Aloe Blacc plus a healthy mix of Senegalese rhumba, highlife from Ghana, Soviet funk and other soulful music from around the big rock. Eric Foss from Secret Stash Records stopped by during the second hour to recount his recent journey to Lima, Peru to look for rare records and to record contemporary Afro-Peruvian musicians. The show is available as an MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site where you can find the complete playlist (also posted here after the break).

photo: Bruce Gilden via This Isn’t Happiness


Anita Ekberg publicity photo

May 2, 2010

from the late 50s.

via Film Noir Photos.

Duke Ellington jam session, 1943

May 2, 2010

Taken by Gjon Mili at his studio in New York City. Looks like a young Dizzy Gillespie to Duke’s right.

via Fans in a Flashbulb.