Dave James

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  1. MLB Season 2020

    No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
  2. Carl Reiner passes at age 98

    Classic scene from The Dick Van Dyke Show featuring Reiner as Alan Brady:
  3. From their third album , "Tropical Gangsters."
  4. Return Of The Film Corner Thread

    Little known factoid. To promote the film, RKO Studios actually built 73 so-called "Dream Houses" across the country. Some of them were sold by raffle. One is located in Cedar Hills, Oregon which is about ten miles from where I live. I've driven by it many times.
  5. June Christy Something Cool - Mono and Stereo Re-Record

    Part of the charm of the song is its openness to interpretation.
  6. June Christy Something Cool - Mono and Stereo Re-Record

    Regardless of the version, "Something Cool" is one of the great "come hither" songs. Easily my favorite June tune.
  7. Whither Moms Mobley? With an "O"?


    The last thing you want to do if a package is late or lost is call the USPS 1-800 number. It's all automated and smart phone interactive. It's also useless. The words "USPS" and "helpful" are mutually exclusive.
  9. Matt Monro - Stranger In Paradise

    Monro was very much under appreciated. As others more knowledgeable than I have suggested, his failure to gain the sort of traction he probably deserved was attributable to the fact that Sinatra had already been done.
  10. “West Coast Manne: Shelly Manne In The 1950s”

    Manne's 5 CD set from The Blackhawk has always been, at least for me, the very essence of live, small group jazz. If the story is to be believed, it was Manne himself who recognized that something special was afoot and arranged for a mobile recording unit to capture the band's live performances over several consecutive nights. The results speak for themselves.
  11. Summer songs

    I've always liked this one. It's not jazz but it's close enough:
  12. Dion - Blues with Friends

    Back with a bang. I've been a fan of Dion going all the way back to The Belmonts. I've been listening his new release for a couple of weeks. Nice tunes with some high end accompaniment.
  13. The Enduring Romance of Trains

    Wish I could help you out with that one. To be honest, I was so focused on getting through the day, it never even occurred to me to consider spacing. Also, we were working mostly on sidehills so the spacing might have been dictated by the terrain.
  14. The Enduring Romance of Trains

    Yes...Maintenance of Way. Even though we were temporary workers we had to join that union. Thanks for sending along the video. I had not seen it before. The nicest train was ever on? The Canadian Pacific. We took it from Vancouver to Montreal one summer. Talk about silver service. Traveling through the Canadian Rockies was eye popping. Along the way, we traversed a tunnel that was seven miles long. Great memories.