Sunday, July 31, 2011

New York Times Bestseller List 07/31/2011

Here are the top 5 books on the New York Times Bestseller List (Non Fiction) for the week ending July 31st 2011

Non Fiction

1 - A Stolen Life - Jaycee Dugard (Debut)

2 - Unbroken - Laura Hilenbrand (35th week on list)

3 - In the Garden of the Beasts - Erik Larson (10th week on list)

4 - Bossypants - Tina Fey (15th week on list)

5 - Of Thee I Zing - Laura Ingraham (Debut)

New York Times Bestseller List 07/31/2011

Here are the top 5 books on the New York Times Bestseller List (Fiction) for the week ending 07/31/2011


1 -  A Dance with Dragons - George R.R. Martin (Debut)

2 - Now You See Her - James Patterson (3 weeks on list)

3 - Then Came You - Jennifer Weiner (Debut)

4 - Smokin Seventeen - Janet Evanovich (4th week on list)

5 - Quinn - Iris Johansen (Debut)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

What's My Line? - Mystery Guest

Here is a video compilation of some of the great mystery guest and guess' by the panel from one of my all time favorite shows "What's My Line?".

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Top of the Pops

Today's edition of TOTPs is from March 28th 1992

5 - I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
Still hanging in the top 5 after being #1 5 weeks ago for 3 consecutive weeks.

4 - To Be With You - Mr. Big
The #1 song 2 weeks ago slips to #4.  To date their only Top Ten single on the Billboard Hot 100, spending 3 consecutive weeks at the top.

3 - Remember the Time - Michael Jackson
One of the few singles from Michael Jackson to not top the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #3.

2 - Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
The highest charting single for "Slowhand" since his 1974 #1 single "I Shot the Sheriff".  This would win the Grammys for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

1 - Save the Best for Last - Vanessa Williams
The former Miss America hits the top with the biggest selling song of her career.  Nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year Grammys.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Jack Benny Show on Radio

Tonight, thanks to the great podcast by Buck Benny, I bring you a classic from the Golden Age of Radio.

The Lucky Strike Program starring Jack Benny from December 9th 1945 featuring the first appearance by Ronald and Benita Coleman.   Anytime the Colemans made an appearance it was always hilarious.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gunsmoke on Radio - The The Army Trial

Gunsmoke on Radio 
originally aired June 25th 1955 
episode 42 of Season 3

The Army Trial written by Norman Macdonnell

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Top of the New York Times Bestseller List 07/17/2011

Here are the 2 books topping the New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending July 17th 2011

The #1 Fiction Bestseller

Now You See Her - James Patterson (Debut)
 Nina Bloom, who years ago changed her identity to save her life, is forced to confront the past and the killer she thought she had escaped.

The #1 Non Fiction Bestseller

Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand (33rd week on list)
An Olympic runner's story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gunsmoke on Radio - The Old Lady

This edition of Gunsmoke on Radio is from January 24th 1953, Episode 39 written by Kathleen Hite.

The Old Lady

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bonanza - Hoss and the Leprechauns

Here is a true classic and funny episode of Bonanza.  

"Hoss and The Leprechauns"
Season 5  Episode 12 
December 22nd 1963

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Jack Benny Show on Radio

Here is a truly classic episode from the Jack Benny Show, April 18th 1943.   This featured every classic thing Jack and his cast was known for and made it all hilarious.   This episode one saw a great performance by Rochester (Eddie Anderson).

Enjoy and thanks again to Buck Benny and his wonderful podcast

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Top of the Pops - 4th of July Edition Part 2

Here are the songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100 on July 4th during the 1970s

1970 - The Love You Save - The Jackson 5

1971 - It's  Too Late - Carole King

1972 - Lean on Me - Bill Withers

1973 - Will it Go Round in Circles - Billy Preston

1974 - Rock the Boat - Hues Corporation

1975 - Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain and Tennille

1976 - Silly Love Songs - Paul McCartney and Wings

1977 - Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day

1978 - Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb

1979 - Ring My Bell - Anita Ward

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Gunsmoke on Radio - The First Episode

Thanks the wonderful work of Buck Benny and his OTR Podcast here is the first episode in the regularly scheduled Gunsmoke series.  The debut was April 26th 1952,  the title "Billy the Kid", written by Walter B Newman.

New York Times Bestseller List 07/02/2011

Here are the New York Times Fiction Bestsellers for the week ending July 2nd 2011

1 - Against All Enemies - Tom Clancy (Debut)
Maxwell Moore pursues the terrorists who killed his C.I.A. colleagues in a bomb attack in Pakistan.

2 - One Summer - David Baldacci (Debut)
 After the death of his devoted wife, a father struggles to keep his family together, and in the process learns to love again.

3 - State of Wonder - Anne Patchett (2 weeks on list)
In the Amazon basin, a medical researcher searches for her former mentor, a despotic scientist who is developing a miracle fertility drug.

4 - Folly Beach - Dorothea Benton Frank (Debut)
 A widow returns to her childhood home in South Carolina and finds love and a literary puzzle.

5 - Carte Blance - Jeffrey Deaver (Debut)
A young James Bond, on a global mission for a unit of British security, must foil a plot to kill thousands of citizens.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Top of the Pops - 4th of July Edition

Today's Top of the Pops is the first of a series for this weekend as I look at the songs that were #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the 4th of July.  
Lets start off with the 1960s

1960 - Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis

1961 - Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds

1962 - I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles

1963 - Easier Said Than Done - Essex

1964 - I Get Around - The Beach Boys

1965 - I Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops

1966 - Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra

1967 - Windy - The Association

1968 - This Guy's in Love With You - Herb Alpert

1969 - Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet - Henry Mancini