Thursday, December 16, 2010

Show #9 - The Holiday Show!!!

Hello Friends!

We here at The Jimmy P-Town Show hope you are having a musically wonderful holiday season. In keeping with this festive time of year we have a new holiday themed show for your enjoyment. Its full of vinyl new & old, plus audio treats for all the good girls and boys!

This time around the Professor and I welcome into the studio our good friend Jeff, aka Turlock, aka "Warlock" to join us in some holiday hijinx.

So, whether you are wrapping gifts, fighting traffic, trimming a tree, or burning dinner, this show is for you, a must listen this time of year.

Happy Holidays!

J. P-Town

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A holiday gift from The Jimmy P-Town Show!

Hello friends,

It has been a long while since we have talked. My apologies. We here at the Jimmy P-Town Show hoped you had a musically thankful November and early December.

Busy schedules and technical issues have pushed things back a bit on the show front. But have no fear, there are plans in the works for a festive vintage vinyl holiday show forthcoming. So stay tuned!

Until then, enjoy this holiday gift of sorts from us, courtesy of music mash-up pro, GirlTalk. This is his latest and free album for those to enjoy by way of a simple download. If you love 80s music and modern hiphop mixed flawlessly, don't deprive yourself of this non-stop entertaining album. Great stuff!

Talk you to soon and Happy Holidays,

J. P-Town

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Show #8 - Halloween!!!

It is the best time of year. A time of costumes, candy, frights, and most importantly...
ghoulish music!
This Jimmy P-Town show is no exception, themed for Halloween and loaded full of terrifying treats of the auditory persuasion.
Whether you're carving pumpkins, or taking in a horror film, or decorating your house...the holiday won't be complete without this particular show.
So enjoy...if you dare!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Show #7

A journey to the CD & Record Expo with good friends Jenn and Ryan yielded many treasures for your listening pleasure. The only problem was trying to narrow down what to select. Like the delicious foam that rises to the top of your liter of Oktoberfest beer, here is a show of the best of the best found at the Expo.
Thanks Jenn and Ryan!
Hope you all enjoy this latest Jimmy P-Town Show!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Documentary on most important 6-sec drum loop ever!

Please enjoy this audio/visual lesson "The Professor" has found for us. A small piece of music that helped lay the foundation for the musical worlds of Hip Hop and Electronic.
Well done Professor! Thank you!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Show #6

Ahh the end of Summer and the start of Fall, it brings many things, the changing of the leaves, crisp cool weather, the beginning of football, and another Jimmy P-Town Show!

Join us as we welcome the changing season with another show of vintage vinyl selections for your listening pleasure.
We span from the gridiron to folk to rock and everywhere in between in this show.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What's that?..Say Junior...Hope and Crosby!

The Bob Hope Show was similar to the Bing Crosby Show. Like Crosby, he came to radio early and stayed late. He shared with Crosby an ability with words, a glibness, a keen intelligence. They did not however share their styles. Crosby on the air was slow and mellow: Hope was a machine gun, constantly firing off jokes.
Showcased in the show were the likes of James Melton, Jane Froman, Jack Kirkwood, Patricia Wilder, Johnny Mercer, and Frank Parker.
The Pepsodent Show with Yehudi became intertwined with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson but all along, Hope was definitely the star.
No one had ever told jokes quite like Bob Hope. His monologues were rapid-fire blasts of comedy, extremely topical and wildly appreciated by all of his audiences.
Hope had Olympic style writers writing for him and he insisted that the script be exactly 37 minutes long. It was then whittled down joke by joke until only the surefire material remained. The result on the air was a breathless gush, with six laughs a minute guaranteed.

Just the facts ma'am...Dragnet!

"Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Tuesday, February 12. It was cold in Los Angeles. We were working the day watch out of robbery division. My partner's Ben Romero. The boss is Ed Backstrand, chief of detectives. My name's Friday"

At first a Radio crime drama, which later became both a TV series and Films, about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from an actual police term, a "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.

This episode "The Big Tooth" aired February 15, 1953

Saturday, August 7, 2010

More from Show #5!

These are the album covers, movie posters, and stills from the films featured in Show #5.
Along with that, also some examples of the Todd-AO and Cinerama processes.

Michael Todd and his Todd-AO camera

3 separate images projected together to form one image

Cinerama Projector from the front

Cinerama Projector from the back.