We all have one, that song that isn’t a song, that singer who talks along and sounds all the better for it. That singer that can’t really sing so they talk through everything, Lou and Leonard you know who I mean. From the proto-beatnik of Langston Hughes to the beautiful maladies of top dog Tom…
Tag: spoken word
The Year Without a Santa Claus
I came across this completely by accident. I was looking for a recording of Dylan Thomas reading “A Childhood Christmas In Wales” and I found an album by that name with a lot of other tracks too – ” A Year Without A Santa Claus” is on there and is actually a reading of the…
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Cary Grant sparkles in the 1949 Radio Production.
Lux Radio Theatre broadcast “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” on the 10th of October, 1949. This is a wonderful adaptation of the classic comedy movie. Cary Grant is charming as ever, and Irene Dunne is excellent alongside.
A Hornbook For Witches: Stories read by Vincent Price.
A Hornbook for Witches: Poems of Fantasy is a collection of poems by Leah Bodine Drake. It was released in 1950, and was the author’s first book and her only collection published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 553 copies, of which 300 were given to the author, making this one…
Alfred Hitchcock’s Ghost Stories For Young People.
It’s that time of year again and things are getting pretty, pretty spooky at Swit Swang Towers. Here’s a lovely thing – Alfred Hitchcock’s “Ghost Stories For Young People” from 1962. We’ve included links to the album on YouTube and Spotify. As for the stories, well they speak for themselves. YouTube Spotify