The Joe Vig Top 40

Critic Joe Viglione reviews movies, books, DVDs, CDs, and has all sorts of opinions on a variety of things. The monthly Top 40 is a sort-of directory... commentaries and essays expand the thought process on RockJournalistJoeVig.blogspot.com ...so the reviews on the Top 40 aren't final, they are just the starting point to more discussion. You can always contact Joe directly at visual_radio [@] yahoo.com

Sunday, May 07, 2006

 

Top 50 for MAY 2006

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Here are my Top Books, Films, DVDs, CDs, and pop culture for May of this year.
You can read many of my CD and DVD reviews at the kiosk in Barnes & Noble's if you put the barcode under the scanner. Many of these reviews are also on VH1.com,
MTV.com, ArtistDirect.com, BN.com (Barnes & Noble), FYE.com, WherehouseMusic.com,
Yahoo Shopping Music.com, MSN.com (Microsoft Network) etc. etc. I've provided the main AMG (All Music.com or All Movie.com ) links here.

Here's our Top 60 or so for May. Enjoy.



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Joe Viglione
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1)Here There and Everywhere - Geoff Emerick



Wonderful book about the Beatles recordind their music by one of their main engineers. Music journalist Howard Massey does a fine job of letting the story flow.

As of May 8, 2006 I'm about 130 pages into the book and it is fascinating. A full review coming soon.


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2)CHOOSE LOVE RINGO STARR

Great album by Ringo with his producer Mark Hudson (who also produced part of the
Ozzy Osbourne boxed set). Mr. Hudson taped for Visual Radio and that episode will be airing soon. Check out http://www.visual-radio.net website for more details.






Ringo will be in Boston on July 19, 2006 at the Harborlights Pavilion (or whatever it is called now!)

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3)Bobby Hebb "That's All I Wanna Know"

http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D0C0EF51F6DC612D5DF0&sql=10:74120r8aw48i


Here's a photo of Bobby Hebb & Ringo on the 1966 tour. For a picture of Bobby & the entire Beatles scroll further down on this site:



Liner Notes to THAT'S ALL I WANNA KNOW by Bobby Hebb
http://www.tuition-music.com/bobby-hebb.html

http://www.tuition-music.com/bobby-hebb-bio.html

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4)THE LOUIE LOUIE FILES (CD)
Fantastic collection of Louie Louie versions including original Richard Berry and Kingsmen takes, as well as songs that the hit inspired. Essential!



Check out this great Louie Louie.net site:
http://www.louielouie.net/17-essential.htm



5)Sky Saxon & The Seeds RED PLANET



http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D2C0EB51F6D86E2D5DF0&sql=10:7wdqoalaeijp



6)The Wonder Stuff - Construction For the Modern Vidiot (All Movie.Com)

http://allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=1:333310





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7)Lou Reed SPANISH FLY



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8)Gordon Haskell - The Road to Harry's Bar


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9)The Toy Dolls Our Last DVD?

http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:20q6g4actv4z



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10)Louis Armstrong King Of Jazz DVD

http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3j9ds37ra3pg


A 60 minute documentary on Louis with archive footage of New Orleans and a
quick snapshot history of his life.

11)ACE OF HARTES CD 45 RPM Collection


12)Mr. Curt Ensemble ABILITY & DESIRE



13)MACH BELL MEET MACH 5


When will they ever learn? From Mag IV go Monte Carlo to Thundertrain, the third lead singer of the Joe Perry Project (on vinyl, anyway, there may have been one or two more in concert) releases a MEET THE BEATLES cover parody with a band name that is the same as a New York group from the mid-90's. Oh well - Mach Bell needs to put records out under his own name. Great stuff including a cool cover of Alice Cooper's "Under My Wheels". This is where Joe Perry could've gone had he not re-joined Steve Tyler.

http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D0C0EB5EF6DD642D5DF0&sql=10:kz6htr4uklkx


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14)Phil Upchurch

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15)Herb Ellis
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:54rc283w054a
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16)Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin Bing Crosby HIGH HOPES

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17)Louie Louie by Dickie Peterson
Hardcover: 408 pages
Publisher: Authorhouse (October 2005) Language: English ISBN: 142085609X



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18)Abigail Zsiga "Home Again"
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D0C0EB5FF6DD672D5DF0&sql=10:2s77gjqr66ib


I can't resist putting Abigail Zsiga next to the Latin Abigail - after all - that's why the name change. Both artists are excellent and worth listening to. A review of this disc forthcoming.



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19)ABIGAIL (Latin) Mi Estrella


http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D7C0EE56F6D8612D5DF0&sql=10:hrkbikpdbbc9

20)Barefoot Servants 2
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D1C0EC53F6DF6E2D5DF0&sql=10:5yd3vwmwa9yk

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21)RTZ LOST

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22)ARMS OF KISMET CUTTING ROOM RUG

A dark journey from Mark Doyon at Wampus Multi Media. Interesting, well put together, but not the most entertaining disc from this creative mind.

http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D7C0EE52F6D9662D5DF0&sql=10:rv6dtr2ykl1x


23)John Tristao Big Hat, No Cattle

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24)Stuart Smith Heaven & Earth

http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D1C0EC50F6D96F2D5DF0&sql=10:vz420rnay48v

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25)Freddy Fender Live at the Renaissance Center
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D2C8E456F5D6623D2DED93&sql=10:n27ibk09dak0

26)FOX PASS FOX PASS
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D7C0EC55F6D96F2D5DF0&sql=10:4kqog4kctv8z

27)Louie Louie Angel Corpus Christi (Gulcher)
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D7C0EC53F6DF662D5DF0&sql=10:hh3gtq0zxu4a

28)The Middle Of Nowhere Circle II Circle
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D7C0EC50F6D8632D5DF0&sql=10:wqj97ia5g76r


29)Essential Kerry Kearney

http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D7C0ED52F6DD622D5DF0&sql=10:xtouakoksm3c


30)Peter Calo COWBOY SONG
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D7C0ED53F6DC602D5DF0&sql=10:z18e4jn75waq


31)Marilyn Monroe Greatest Hits Remixed
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D7C0ED51F6DD642D5DF0&sql=10:ldjn7ip5g75r


32)Dave Davies TRANSFORMATION
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19
D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D5C0EF53F6D8662D5DF0&sql=10:c85e8qxxbtm4

33)Burning Daylight Blake Morgan
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D5C0EB56F6DD632D5DF0&sql=10:7hq7g4hxtv8z

34)Ever Since Leslie Gore
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D5C0EB56F6DD6E2D5DF0&sql=10:azx1z8ba5yv2


35)Hal Lifson's Music For Lonely Housewives
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D5C0EB57F6DE672D5DF0&sql=10:0nfexqlsld6e href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D5C0EB57F6DE672D5DF0&sql=10:0nfexqlsld6e">

36)The Remains featuring Barry Tashian Movin' On
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D5C0EB54F6DE612D5DF0&sql=10:28q5g4extv4z


37)Legends Live At Montreux 1997 Eric Clapton, David Sanborn Steve Gadd Marcus Miller, Joe Sample

http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D5C0EF54F6D8672D5DF0&sql=10:k1dqoa8aeijd


38)M├Ągo de Oz (Wizard of Oz) Madrid las Ventas

http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D1C0EF54F6D8622D5DF0&sql=10:rq6htr5ukl4x


39)Frank Sinatra Show with Ella Fitzgerald
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D1C0EE53F6DC602D5DF0&sql=10:vx7m96ho0ep3


40)Electric Ladyland - Classic Albums
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D5C0EB52F6DF642D5DF0&sql=10:gvh1z8oa5yvn



41)Charged G.B.H. Live
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:xqn8b5b4csqk

42)Denny Laine "Send Me The Heart"
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D1C0EC52F6DC612D5DF0&sql=10:sbd0yl25xp9b

43)Audrey Ryan Band

http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D1C0EF57F6DF662D5DF0&sql=10:im2zefik4gfo


44)People Is Beautiful Gays In The Military
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D5C0EB50F6DD6E2D5DF0&sql=10:6vjyeaz74xa7


45)MUSIC FOR MIDDLESEX AT THE CHEVALIER THEATER, MEDFORD Saturday MAY 13, 2006
The band NEW ENGLAND will be performing at this event - "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya" was their big hit. Here are some reviews - if the links don't work go to http://www.allmusic.com and put "New England" in the search engine


NEW ENGLAND 1979
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7BB0FD2EA45C43DAC0EE5EF6DC602D5DF0&sql=10:u98uak5k5m3x

Explorer Suite
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7BB0FD2EA45C43DAC0EE5EF6DC602D5DF0&sql=10:4zmyxdgbjol0

Walking Wild
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7BB0FD2EA45C43DAC0EE5EF6DC602D5DF0&sql=10:fw6zef5khgf1

New England 1978
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7BB0FD2EA45C43DAC0EE5EF6DC602D5DF0&sql=10:qjjn7io4g76r

THE FOOLS Sold Out
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7BB0FD2EA45C43DAC0EF56F6DE6E2D5DF0&sql=10:uqfjzfhhehpk

Heavy Mental THE FOOLS
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7BB0FD2EA45C43DAC0EF56F6DE6E2D5DF0&sql=10:iqfjzfhhehpk

Danny Klein (Biography)
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7BB0FD2EA45C43DAC0EF57F6DE672D5DF0&sql=11:vqjw7i5jg77r~T1

or check out Dannyklein.com
http://dannyklein.com/biography.htm

Dale Bozzio Riot In English (Missing Persons)
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7BB0FD2EA45C43DAC0EF55F6DC662D5DF0&sql=10:4l6fmpv39f6o

Charlie Farren Biography
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7BB0FD2EA45C43DAC0EF55F6D9622D5DF0&sql=11:6m1tk6hx9krf~T1


DEJA BLUE THE COLOR OF LOVE
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D1C0EA57F6D9642D5DF0&sql=10:dzd0yl63xpbb

FOUR LETTER WORD

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WORLD GONE WILD
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D1C0EA57F6D9642D5DF0&sql=10:21jvea164xg7


James Montgomery's High Roller
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB71B0FD2EA45C43DBC0EA50F6DF632D4CF0&sql=10:zyec97ejkrdt





Chevalier Theater to host reunion of the band NEW ENGLAND

by Joe Viglione


Saturday, May 13th, at Medford's under appreciated gem, The Chevalier Theater, located at 30 Forest Street, will be the reunion of a Boston area quartet that hit the Billboard Top 40 in June of 1979 with their hit "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya." Written by guitarist/vocalist John Fannon, the song owns a catchy and mesmerizing melody that was huge in these parts. Produced by Mike Stone who worked with Queen, Lou Reed, Journey, Foreigner and even George Carlin, along with Paul Stanley of Kiss, the band New England had a very good shot at the brass ring. Managed by Bill Aucoin and getting the opportunity to tour with Aucoin's top group, Kiss, gave the group a national platform.

Bassist Gary Shea and keyboard player Jimmy Waldo left the band to form a metal group known as Alcatrazz. Drummer Hirsh Gardner produced many a local band (full disclosure: some of his artists appeared on this writer's record label) and is now a manager at Daddy's Junky Music on Mass. Ave in Boston. When one thinks of the coordinates to get four fellows back onstage 27 years later, it makes the Chevalier event all the more special. In 2003 Gardner released his "Wasteland For Broken Hearts" CD on the Marquee label in Japan. You read that correctly. That disc contained two tracks featuring the members of New England - "More Than You'll Ever Know" and "Welcome Home." Both songs reminiscent of "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya" and another New England staple, "Explorer Suite." That set the stage for a brief set last year at the Chevalier for a benefit concert called Music For Middlesex III. This year it is "Music For Middlesex IV" which includes Dale Bozzio and her new Missing Persons. The former Dale Consalvi went to Somerville High School before she became a Playboy Bunny, eventually marrying Frank Zappa drummer Terry Bozzio. With other Zappa alum joining their band, Missing Persons, they conquered MTV with the hits "Words" and "Destination Unknown" and found underground success with a cover of The Doors "Hello, I Love You" on the flip of one of their 45 RPMs.

Also on the bill is former Joe Perry Project lead singer Charlie Farren. Farren was signed to Warner Brothers after his stint with the Aerosmith guitarist when his own Farrenheit were big in this region. These days he releases some pretty amazing music on his own F-Man Records and packs Club Passim as a solo act.
Going from hard rock vocalist to a folksinger is a major leap and is but one example of how truly talented Charlie Farren is. His sets are always entertaining.

Danny Klein of the J.Geils Band showed up last year and is scheduled to appear again this year, as are legendary harp player James Montgomery and one of Boston's most entertaining groups, The Fools. All these artists had major label releases in the 1970s and 1980s and all of them are known for their high level of professionalism and consistency.

Sib Hashian, an original member of the band "Boston", is scheduled to be an auctioneer - one of the promoters having a penchant for for showboating. That aside, it should be a good night with plenty of music, and maybe Mr. Hashian will pick up the sticks and play the drums. No one else there, except for the musicians already slated to play, would be more welcome on the skins.

The Middlesex Human Services Page is a "non-profit, multi service agency" according to their website:

http://www.mhsainc.org/events.htm This benefit concert is supposed to help Middlesex Human Services. According to their web page they oversee the operations of some fourteen programs. These programs offer a wide variety of services, including the following:

- Substance abuse recovery homes.

- Inpatient alcohol education &treatment for adults convicted of two or more OUI offenses.

- Shelter, food, & housing search assistance for the homeless.

- Drug & alcohol education &prevention for middle school & high school children.

- Preschool & school age child care.

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As the event is a benefit concert the information on how much money Middlesex Human Services receives should be available from the attorney general's office. That information will be sought as a follow-up to this article.

The show is this Saturday night at :

Chevalier Theatre
30 Forest St.
Medford, MA 02155


Ticket prices are 15.00, $25.00, $50.00 and $100.00

http://www.musicformiddlesex.com/ has all the details.






Earlier in the day May 13th 2006 at WCAT in Wakefield there will be live performances from:

Hat Trick
http://www.mascaramusic.com Chris Mascara
Grateful Ted
Paul Hultman
Yours truly doing "There's Nothing Like A Hit"
Mickey Spiros of ITMB
Sharon DiFronzo
Girl On Top
Shazam http://www.kenselcer.com

Also - July 22, 2006 we will be taping LIVE AT CLUB BOHEMIA - a new CD!
Featuring Hat Trick, Fox Pass, Paul Hultman, ITMB and Joe Viglione performing (you guessed it) "There's Nothing Like A Hit" http://nothinglikeahit.blogspot.com




46)Ferron Turning Into Beautiful
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D5C0EB51F6DD6E2D5DF0&sql=10:ktfqoayaeijd


47)Thaddeus Hogarth Live At Bose
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D5C0EB51F6D96E2D5DF0&sql=10:evae4j877waw


48)Lynn Anderson Live At the Renaissance Center
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D5C0EB5EF6D9612D5DF0&sql=10:lf7uakjksm3n


49)Messenger of The Gods Mistheria
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D4C0EE51F6D96F2D5DF0&sql=10:wif5zfi4eh8k

50)Imaginery Long Lost Pride
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D4C0EE51F6DC602D5DF0&sql=10:20rsa9lge23g

51)Milan Polak Dreamscapes
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D4C0EE5FF6DC6E2D5DF0&sql=10:nojeeae74x87

52)WinterLong
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D4C0EF56F6DC612D5DF0&sql=10:pse67ue040jk

53)Speed Metal Messiah Joe Stump
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D4C0EF56F6D9602D5DF0&sql=10:2hnsa9qge23g


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54)All The Girls I Am Jeannie Kendall




Review by Joe Viglione

In a world where the singer/songwriter has taken empowerment to extraordinary sales and chart levels, few interpreters have had the opportunity to push someone else's message across with the same authority as the copyright holders. Veteran country-pop legend Jeannie Kendall in her first full solo album (her previous disc containing the final collaborations with Royce Kendall, her dad) issues a tremendous work of diverse and catchy music, an elaborately produced platform where her familiar and telling vocals deliver the goods as if she wrote each tune herself. The country sound longtime fans yearn for is here in "Just a Memory" and "Your Picture, Your Pillow and Me," material and performance that would make the venerable Kitty Wells proud. But just as traditional country & western has evolved, Kendall comfortably follows what is expected with a clever mix of AAA, Celtic, and on "Keep Us Warm," driving hard pop that somehow fits perfectly into this unique collection. Producers Mike Stults and Brian Fisher fashion contemporary sounds in their complex mix, instrumentation perfectly melting behind Kendall's sublime expression.

full review:

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D4C0EF57F6D8602D5DF0&sql=10:8ra9qj3eojfa


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55)Ingrid Saxon "A Lot of Livin' To do"

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D4C0EF54F6DF672D5DF0&sql=10:hl7zefwk4gf8


56)Mama Kangaroos: Philly Women Sing Captain Beefheart
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D4C0EF53F6DF642D5DF0&sql=10:5hq4g4hxtv3z

57)Opal Kevin Elkinson
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D4C0EF50F6DF6F2D5DF0&sql=10:ag47gjir56ic


58) Shadow & Splendor Stacie Rose
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47319DD49A87520E89B2C45F6A672FE19D650DA971F28455A92B63E45913E65CA46F68BA5DBB670AB7EB0FD2EA45C43D4C0EF50F6D9672D5DF0&sql=10:yluj6ja471w0


59)Ray Charles In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony

http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:99hxlf0escqp


60)Ray Charles Live In Concert 1964
http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:99hxlf0escqp


for more Joe Vig scribblings:
http://joevigfirstimpressions.blogspot.com


MOVIE REVIEWS



Lots and lots of stuff to chat about - including the new films "Inside Man", "The Sentinel" and "Mission Impossible 3". Boy does Tom Cruise need a makeover and quick. One can't help be influenced by all the stupidity in his personal life, such as it is, while watching this flick. And the sorority girl opening made it seem more like a film version of TV's "Friends" after the dynamic opening with Lalo Schifrin's immortal James Bond-style music. This film could be so much more.
It's a nice roller coaster ride, ho hum, you've seen it all before. Just something to do this weekend. http://news.yahoo.com/s/eo/20060507/en_movies_eo/18969

The above Yahoo article mentions that it is Tom Cruise's third biggest opening of his career,
yet it is the 57th biggest all-time opening. Close to 50 million isn't bad for a first week - so the film will definitely turn a tidy profit. Maybe Cruise should produce and put someone like Christian Bale



CHRISTIAN BALE READY FOR MISSION IMPOSSIBLE IV

or Aaron Eckhart from SUSPECT ZERO



or both in the next Impossible Mission.

It would make sense. By the way, Jodie Foster was brilliant in "Inside Man", a great entre for Spike Jones into mainstream filmmaking. Stunning videography.
The Sentinel with Michael Douglas isn't a bad flick either - much better him being a Secret Service man pawing Kim Basinger than banging Anette Bening in The American President.

Whatever, Tom Cruise is a man desperately in need of a boyfriend. Look, here's proof. When you see me and a chocolate chip cookie you see pure chemistry.
When you see Zsa Zsa Gabor petting a pussycat you see pure chemistry. When you see Tom Cruise in bed with a beautiful woman you see absolute boredom. Get it. You don't need gaydar to see the guy is not having a good time doing heterosexual love scenes.

BLACKLISTED JOURNAL, PUBLISHED BY AL ARONOWITZ

More Joe Viglione movie reviews:

http://www.bigmagic.com/pages/blackj/column92l.html




HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY TRUMAN!


Great men share May 8th as their birthday! And if you forgot that along with
Tony Blair and Alex Van Halen that it's mine as well, oh well!

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