Josef von Sternberg was a great film director. He is best known for his seven films with Marlene Dietrich which started with The Blue Angel (1930). They are known for their fantastic lighting and photography. Prior to that, he had made some excellent silent films such as Underworld (1927).
“Down in the Alley” was a 1957 single by the Clovers. Check out the great job by Duane Allman on the 1970 Ronnie Hawkins version.
Chuck Berry released “Thirty Days” in 1955. Ronnie Hawkins, who passed away recently, covered it as “Forty Days” in 1959.
Gun supporters want concealed carry reciprocity. They want to be able to carry concealed weapons anywhere even if that’s illegal in the state they are in now. Would they apply the same principle to marijuana? I doubt it. I think they would have a double standard.
Harry Smith is best known for compiling the influential Anthology of American Folk Music which was originally released in 1952. It was released on 6 CDs in 1997 by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. It’s an amazing collection of all kinds of American music (including blues, folk, country, gospel, and Cajun) recorded in the 1920s and 1930s. Tribute concerts were held in 1997, 1999 and 2001. They’re all on CD and there are DVDs of the 1999/2001 ones in a set with the CDs.
This reminded me of them. There was a waterbed store in Pittsburgh in the early 1970s called Wet Dream Waterbeds. They had to change it to Dream Waterbeds.
60 Minutes had something last night. There are other videos on YouTube.
This is now mainstream in the Republican Party.