Thursday, December 30, 2010

Forgotten Music: The Lone Teen Ranger and other hits by Jerry Landis (aka Paul Simon)

Yeah, it's true. Before Simon teamed up with Garfunkel, one of the names he recorded under was Jerry Landis. Here are a few of Jerry's least forgettable tunes. There's a lot more of this stuff on YouTube, most of it less snappy. "I Want to Know All About You" made the cut only because it mentions mystery novels and TV westerns.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Just Looking: Say Yes to Murder by W.T. Ballard (1943)

Say Yes to Murder, published in hardcover in 1942 (and later in this pulpy digest edition) was Ballard's first novel featuring Hollywood troubleshooter Bill Lennox. Lennox was a popular Black Mask character, debuting there in 1933.