Showing posts with label 1960's. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1960's. Show all posts

Monday, December 24, 2012

Rankin Bass: The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

The story elaborates on the popular Christmas song about a shepherd boy who plays his drum for the baby Jesus and makes the animals dance, is a little more tough-minded than you might expect. The kid begins the story as what we'd now call a neglected child, a surly urchin who says he hates all people. He's pulled back from the brink, first by learning to make music, and then by his encounter with the Christ child. The underlying message alone--that everybody has something worth contributing--qualifies the show for holiday-perennial status. The big-name voice performers, Jose Ferrer and Greer Garson (who narrates), may be a little too ponderous for the occasion, but the familiar cartoony tones of Paul Frees (aka Boris Badenov) and June Forey (aka Rocket J. Squirrel) help liven up the proceedings. It's only 23 minutes long, so it's worth a shot for younger children. --David Chute

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Disney's 101 Dalmations (1961)

Full of boundless adventure and boisterous fun, Disney's 17th animated masterpiece is the original film classic starring 101 of the world's most lovable, huggable Dalmatians and their hilariously evil captor, Cruella De Vil! A charming London neighborhood is home to Roger and Anita, whose beloved Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, have become the proud parents of 15 puppies. But when Cruella and her bumbling henchmen, Horace and Jasper, unexpectedly appear, the pups soon disappear -- along with every other Dalmatian puppy in town! Now Pongo and Perdita must rally their animal friends and use the power of the "Twilight Bark" to find Cruella's secret hideaway and free the puppies. Featuring the unforgettable toe-tapping song "Cruella De Vil," 101 DALMATIANS is one of the most cherished and sought-after Disney classics of all time -- and among the last films to bear the personal touch of Walt Disney.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. Fool on the Hill
3. Flying
4. Blue Jay Way
5. Your Mother Should Know
6. I Am the Walrus
7. Hello Goodbye
8. Strawberry Fields Forever
9. Penny Lane
10. Baby You're a Rich Man
11. All You Need Is Love

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Monday, May 16, 2011

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With A Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing A Hole
6. She's Leaving Home
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
8. Within You Without You
9. When I'm Sixty-Four
10. Lovely Rita
11. Good Morning Good Morning
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13. A Day In The Life

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Supremes - A Bit of Liverpool (1964)

1. How Do You Do It
2. World Without Love
3. House of the Rising Sun
4. Hard Day's Night
5. Because
6. You've Really Got a Hold on Me
7. You Can't Do That
8. Do You Love Me
9. Can't Buy Me Love
10. I Want to Hold Your Hand
11. Bits and Pieces

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Website of the week - Pop Culture Madness

Want to know what the top 10 was in 1928? 1941? Or just last year? This also comes in handy for compiling lists of songs by theme. Maybe you are making a birthday cd for a certain year or a list of work songs to play on the job or a holiday compilation. They have their own custom themed charts/lists. If you can't find it here, it's nowhere!

They also have contests and other sections on movies & tv, Billboard, etc.