Rhino Records Releases Entire Oz Score For First Time

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We’ve all seen The Wizard Of Oz more times than we can keep track of since childhood, but have you ever paid close attention to the musical score playing under the dialogue between the musical numbers? If not, you will find a whole magical world unto itself, containing themes and motifs from the songs, subtly weaving in and out of a masterwork of musical impressionism.
Songwriter Harold Arlen provided all the musical numbers we know and love, but the score was written by Herbert Stothart, who won and Academy Award that year (1939) for his genius work.
Rhino Records has recently released a deluxe CD set of ALL the music of The Wizard Of Oz-Thank You! Five Stars

Linda Lombard Comments Joey Altruda Blog

Linda Lombard

On February, 25, 2009, I launched Showgirls Of The Golden Age #1 featuring Linda Lombard, 1949.
Just recently I received a comment on this posting from Linda Lombard herself, who is now residing in Florida at age 83. It was one of those magical internet moments that are so few and far between. A few days later, I received a Myspace message from Miss Lombard which thrilled me to no end. She has recently launched a website containing vintage photos, television commercials, and autographed memorabilia for sale. I’m about to contact Jason Croft (aka Java’s Bachelor Pad), about the possibility of interviewing her for an upcoming issue of Bachelor Pad Magazine.

Linda Lombard’s Website
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Linda’s Harold Tribune Article

Joey Altruda Quartet Wails At Herman Leonard Exhibit

Reserve Store_Fairfax Ave

Joey Altruda Quartet

(L-R Ramon Banda, Allen Mezquida, Joey Altruda, Theo Saunders)

I recently performed for Herman Leonard’s latest photo exhibit at the Reserve Store on Fairfax Ave. The event was a sponsored by FreshJive Clothing and Etnies Shoes as a launch for their latest Fresh Jive shoe.

Herman Leonard

Herman Leonard was celebrated throughout the evening by his many fans who came out of the woodwork to pay their respects. My fifteen year friendship with Herman has thus far been one of the greatest treasures of my life. He has shared with me many things that I am forever grateful for, and it thrills me to no end that we were brought together once again for this great night of art, music and celebration.
(photos via Pix Feed LA blog)