[PW] Friday's "Forgotten" Books and More: the links to the reviews: 7 June 2019; May/June Underappreciated Music: links to reviews & performance

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 8 00:54:26 PDT 2019

This week's books, stories, comics and more in review:http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2019/06/fridays-forgotten-books-and-more-links.htmlThis month's music in review and in performance (often both):

Patricia Abbott: City of Bones by Michael Connelly; The Widower's Notebook by Jonathan Santlofer

Scott Adlerberg: Hopscotch by Brian Garfield

Brad Bigelow: The Mere Living by "B. Bergson Spiro" (Betty Miller)

Les Blatt: Hopjoy Was Here by Colin Watson

Elgin Bleecker: Zero Day by David Baldacci

Joachim Boaz: Halcyon Drift by Brian Stableford; "The Death of Odjigh" by Marcel Schwob (translated by Kit Schluter)

Joe Bonadonna: A Survey of Dystopian Novels, H. G. Wells onward

Ben Boulden: A Mammoth Murder by Bill Crider

G. S. E. Cooney: On Gene Wolfe

Woelf Dietrich: "Wolves Beyond the Border" by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp (Conan the Usurper, Lancer Books 1967)

Martin Edwards: The Girl in Cabin B54 by Lucille Fletcher; disappointing cruise-shipboard mysteries

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Warren Comics magazines, November/December 1966

Peter Enfantino: Atlas (pre-Marvel) horror comics, May 1952

Will Errickson: Silver Scream edited by David J. Schow

José Ignacio Escribano: The Mongol Plot aka The Mongolian Conspiracy by Rafael Bernal (translated by Katherine Silver) 

Curtis Evans: Murder at the Women's City Club by "Q. Patrick" (in this case, Richard Webb and Martha Kelley);further details on this novel and its (unspecified but) Philadelphia setting 

Olman Feelyus: A Black Fox Running by Brian Carter; Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst  

Paul Fraser: Astounding Science-Fiction, January 1949, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr.  

Barry Gardner: Point of Darkness by Mike Phillips 

John Grant: Force of Nature by Jane Harper; The Wind in the Rose-Bush and Other Tales of the Supernatural by Mary Wilkins Freeman 

Aubrey Hamilton: I Start Countingby Audrey Erskine Lindop 

Rich Horton: The Interior Life by "Katherine Blake" (Dorothy Heydt); A Point of Honor by Dorothy J. Heydt; Kit Reed's short fiction; Ray Nayler short fiction; Margo Lanagan short fiction; Kristine Kathryn Rusch short fiction; The Sky is Fallingand Badge of Infamy by "Lester del Rey" (Leonard Knapp)  

Jerry House: Closeup and Comedyby Erskine Johnson and George Scarbo 

Kate Jackson: Three Sisters Flew Home by Mary Fitt; Through a Glass, Darkly by Helen McCloy

Tracy K: Save the Last Dance for Me by Ed Gorman 

Colman Keane: "Found Money" by Steve Brewer; There Was a Crooked Man by "Day Keene" (Gunard Hjertsted)

George Kelley: Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers: The Makers of Heroic Fantasy by L. Sprague de Camp; Conan's World and Robert E. Howard by Darrell Schweitzer 

Joe Kenney: Prime Cut by "Mike Roote" (Leonore Fleischer); Bodyguard #2: The Blonde Target by Richard Reinsmith 

Rob Kitchin: Bolivar: American Liberator by Marie Arana 

B. V. Lawson: Exeunt Murderers: The Best Mystery Stories of Anthony Boucher by "Anthony Boucher" (William White) 

Fritz Leiber: "Knight to Move" with annotation by Ted Gioia and others

Evan Lewis: Wild Times by Brian Garfield; Zorro and the Dragon Riders by David Bergantino; "Fact Realism vs. TV is 'em Real?" by Jack Davis, Crazy, March 1959  

Steve Lewis: "Barred Doors" by T. T. Flynn, Detective Fiction Weekly, 18 May 1935; The Book of the Dead by Robert Richardson; "The Sad Serbian" by Frank Gruber,Black Mask, March 1939; "Thus Love Betrays Us" by Phyllis Maclellan, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1972, edited by Edward Ferman; The Case of the Late Pig by Margery Allingham

Gideon Marcus: Analog Science Fact->Science Fiction, June 1964, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr. 

Francis M. Nevins on John Creasey, Cornell Woolrich and others 

John F. Norris: Wishes Limited by W. A. Darlington

John O'Neill: A Survey of Anthologies from Weird Tales ***(Todd Mason's survey of WT anthologies)

Matt Paust: Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

James Reasoner: El Cazador by Chuck Dixon and Steve Epting

Kurt Reichenbaugh: Manhunt, October 1961, edited by John Underwood 

Richard Robinson: The Wall Around the World by Theodore R. Cogswell

Gerard Saylor: Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin; The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu 

Jack Seabrook: the Alfred Hitchcock Presents: literary adaptations of James Cavanagh

Steven H Silver: On Wings of Song by Thomas M. Disch; "The Way of Cross and Dragon" by George R. R. Martin, Omni, October 1979, edited by Kathi Keeton (Ben Bova, fiction editor) 

Victoria Silverwolf: Worlds of Tomorrow, August 1963, edited by Frederik Pohl 

Kerrie Smith: Don't Let Him Go by Harlan Coben

Kevin Tipple: Game Face by Mark Troy 

"TomCat": Unholy Dying by R. T. Campbell

Prashant Trikannad: Dangerous Lady by Martina Cole

David Vineyard: The Little People by "John Christopher" (Christopher Youd)
May Underappreciated Music:The monthly assembly of undervalued and often nearly "lost" music, or simply music the blogger/poster in question wants to remind you reader/listeners of...among those we'll remember: Doris Day, Dr. John (Mac Rebennack), Leon Redbone and Tony Glover...

Don Berryman: John Coltrane: Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings

Jayme Lynn Blaschke: Friday Night Videos 

Paul D. Brazill: Elizabeth Everts; Shaun Carlyle Rogan

Jim Cameron: Jimmy Ford & Stephen Fulton: Volume II
and Koerner, Ray and Glover: "Honey Bee"

Sean Coleman: Harry Nilsson: Aerial Ballet; Stan Rogers: Northwest Passage; Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Everyone Knows This is Nowhere; Crosby, Stills & Nash 

Jim Freund: Joan Baez and Dar Williams: "The Dangling Conversation"

Jeff Gemmill: Top 5s; Bruce Springsteen: "Hello Sunshine", "There Goes My Miracle"; Charlie Marie: Charlie Marie; PledgeMusic-funded albums; Molly Tuttle: When You're Ready; Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home 

Ted Gioia: Dr. John Band: "Iko Iko"

Keiko Hassler: West Side Story 1961 film soundtrack cast: "Gee, Officer Krupke!" 

Jackie Kashian: Valerie Tosi on concerts and venues; Ebony Jones on Beyoncé Knowles and her peers

George Kelley: Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Life and Times of the Temptations; The Cher Show; Fun Home: The Musical; Rolling Stone Presents Female Singer-Songwriters; Dear Evan Hansen: The Musical

Kate Laity: Magazine: "Light Pours Out of Me"

Steve and Jonathan Lewis and Michael Shonk: Music I'm Listening To 

Barry Malzberg: Netherlands Bach Society: "Cum Sancto Spiritu" from Mass in B minor BWV 232 and
Zuzana Růžičková and the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra: Concerto for Harpsichord and Small OrchestraH 246 (Bohuslav Martinů) and
Radio Kamer Filharmonie: Alexander's Feast, or The Power of Musick (Handel)

Todd Mason: Folk-rock with strong jazz flavors: Fairport Convention, The Byrds, Pentangle, Joni Mitchell, Fotheringay, Eclection

Joe Megalos: Bill Callahan: NPR Tiny Desk Concert 
and Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions: "Move On Up"

Laura Nakatsuka: Members of the Holy Cross Chapel at the Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology: "Lord of the Powers"
And a related recording

Thao Nguyen et al.: Nobody Dies: A Short Film About a Musician, Her Mother and Vietnam
(The most amusing moment might be when, after Nguyen has played one of her more alt-country-influenced songs for her extended family gathered in her mother's home town, they spontaneously are inspired to sing John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" to her in response. TM)

Natasha Padilla: Gauche 

Charlie Ricci: Boston 

Richard Robinson: The Best of The Motels; Greatest Go-Go's 

Nancy Ryan: Imogen Heap: "Little Bird" 
The Howlin' Brothers: 3 Songs from Lost River Sessions

Workin' Man Blues: Country Music in California

Doris Day: "Love Me or Leave Me"

Abbe Lane and Tito Puente's Orchestra: "Whatever Lola Wants"

Leon Redbone: "Shine On, Harvest Moon"

--Todd MasonFolk-Rock with strong jazz flavors: Saturday Music Club on Thursday  

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Folk-Rock with strong jazz flavors: Saturday Music Club on Thursday

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Dennis Etchison died this past week, after a long career (and, I'm sure, a too-brief life) of good to brilliant...




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