1. The Jazz Scene by Various Artists produced by Norman Granz in 1949
A tremendously important jazz release heralding the emergence of post war modern jazz styles
From Wikipedia:
The Jazz Scene is an album (set of LP,78 records) produced by Norman Granz in 1949 in an effort to document what the current music and jazz artists of the time sounded like; only 5000 were pressed as a limited issue under Granz’s Clef Records label. Granz was the developer and producer of the Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP) shows that toured the country, The Jazz Scene was in part a direct product of these shows. The set included music from what have become some of most historic and influential names in American jazz music: Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker,Lester Young, Machito, Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell, and others. The later Verve Records CD re-issue includes un-issued material from the sessions and tracks contained on other Norman Granz JATP affiliated recordings. The Jazz Scene is among a set of JATP recordings that are #9 on the list of important American sound recordings in the United States National Archives Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.
More information here:
http://www.udiscovermusic.com/jazz-scene-important-album-youve-never-heard

    The Jazz Scene by Various Artists produced by Norman Granz in 1949

    A tremendously important jazz release heralding the emergence of post war modern jazz styles

    From Wikipedia:

    The Jazz Scene is an album (set of LP,78 records) produced by Norman Granz in 1949 in an effort to document what the current music and jazz artists of the time sounded like; only 5000 were pressed as a limited issue under Granz’s Clef Records label. Granz was the developer and producer of the Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP) shows that toured the country, The Jazz Scene was in part a direct product of these shows. The set included music from what have become some of most historic and influential names in American jazz music: Duke EllingtonCharlie Parker,Lester YoungMachitoColeman HawkinsBud Powell, and others. The later Verve Records CD re-issue includes un-issued material from the sessions and tracks contained on other Norman Granz JATP affiliated recordings. The Jazz Scene is among a set of JATP recordings that are #9 on the list of important American sound recordings in the United States National Archives Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

    More information here:

    http://www.udiscovermusic.com/jazz-scene-important-album-youve-never-heard

  2. Labelle by Labelle 1971
Their debut by this name and according to Alex Henderson, “ a tough, gritty, gospel-drenched effort along the lines of Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, and Etta James.”

    Labelle by Labelle 1971

    Their debut by this name and according to Alex Henderson, “ a tough, gritty, gospel-drenched effort along the lines of Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, and Etta James.”

  3. A secret world of ferns by the Bridgewater Canal where the Calder Brook goes under it on it’s way to empty into the Irwell

  4. Pretty certain this is Dactylorhiza purpurella aka Northern Marsh Orchid growing by the Bridgewater Canal down Pomona. Pretty certain it is a Dactylorhiza anyway.

    Pretty certain this is Dactylorhiza purpurella aka Northern Marsh Orchid growing by the Bridgewater Canal down Pomona. Pretty certain it is a Dactylorhiza anyway.

  5. Mother duck and ducklings in the Bridgewater Canal in June. Could not get any with them facing me but managed to get the light twinkling on the water

  6. Convoy directed by Pen Tennyson 1940
A solid cheering flag waver from Ealing which succeeds despite some obvious model work as noticed by Noel Coward

    Convoy directed by Pen Tennyson 1940

    A solid cheering flag waver from Ealing which succeeds despite some obvious model work as noticed by Noel Coward

  7. Action in the North Atlantic directed by Lloyd Bacon 1943
World War 2 propaganda films often succeed as compelling works of art and this flag waver for the Merchant Marines certainly grips and stirs powerful emotions. One of my favourite scenes is when Bogie knocks out some blowhard. 
From Wikipedia:
Warner Brothers’ working title for the film was Heroes Without Uniforms, intended to be a two-reel documentary about the Merchant Marine. As the war continued, much combat action footage became available and the project was changed to a feature film with Edward G. Robinson and George Raft initially cast in the starring roles. Technical adviser Richard Sullivan was a 23-year-old Merchant Marine cadet who survived the sinking of his ship by a U-boat. Because war restrictions did not permit filming at sea, the film was shot entirely on Warner Brothers studio sound stages and back lots. According to Bill Collins Presents the Golden Years of Hollywood, the ships sets were built in halves on two sound stages, with the tanker sinking sequence shot first.

    Action in the North Atlantic directed by Lloyd Bacon 1943

    World War 2 propaganda films often succeed as compelling works of art and this flag waver for the Merchant Marines certainly grips and stirs powerful emotions. One of my favourite scenes is when Bogie knocks out some blowhard. 

    From Wikipedia:

    Warner Brothers’ working title for the film was Heroes Without Uniforms, intended to be a two-reel documentary about the Merchant Marine. As the war continued, much combat action footage became available and the project was changed to a feature film with Edward G. Robinson and George Raft initially cast in the starring roles. Technical adviser Richard Sullivan was a 23-year-old Merchant Marine cadet who survived the sinking of his ship by a U-boat. Because war restrictions did not permit filming at sea, the film was shot entirely on Warner Brothers studio sound stages and back lots. According to Bill Collins Presents the Golden Years of Hollywood, the ships sets were built in halves on two sound stages, with the tanker sinking sequence shot first.

  8. The Naked Street directed by Maxwell Shane 1955
Although the plot is a little ludicrous this Brooklyn set film noir features a bravura performance by the great Anthony Quinn and there is an uncredited appearance by Lee Van Cleef to watch out for

    The Naked Street directed by Maxwell Shane 1955

    Although the plot is a little ludicrous this Brooklyn set film noir features a bravura performance by the great Anthony Quinn and there is an uncredited appearance by Lee Van Cleef to watch out for

  9. High Crime aka La Polizia Incrimina la Legge Assolve 1973
Virtually non stop action from Enzo G Castellari, director of Inglorious Bastards, with Franco Nero’s vice commissioner battling newly arrived ruthless gangsters in Genoa. Fernando Rey, most well known in the US and UK for the French Connection, is also featured as an old school gangster which is appropriate as the drugs are arriving via Marseilles, a link in the real French connection of the 70’s. James Whitmore, whom I last saw as social worker in Don Seigel’s Crime in the Streets, is the obligatory US or UK actor seen in almost all Poliziotteschi films
A groovy score by the De Angelis brothers would later be heard in Tarantino’s Death proof.

    High Crime aka La Polizia Incrimina la Legge Assolve 1973

    Virtually non stop action from Enzo G Castellari, director of Inglorious Bastards, with Franco Nero’s vice commissioner battling newly arrived ruthless gangsters in Genoa. Fernando Rey, most well known in the US and UK for the French Connection, is also featured as an old school gangster which is appropriate as the drugs are arriving via Marseilles, a link in the real French connection of the 70’s. James Whitmore, whom I last saw as social worker in Don Seigel’s Crime in the Streets, is the obligatory US or UK actor seen in almost all Poliziotteschi films

    A groovy score by the De Angelis brothers would later be heard in Tarantino’s Death proof.

  10. Umbilicus rupestris aka Navelwort aka Pennywort

    Here seen in Ewenni

    From Wikipedia:

    Navelwort is also assumed to be the “Kidneywort” referred to by Nicholas Culpepper in the English Physician, although it may actually refer to the unrelated Anemone hepatica. Culpepper used astrology, rather than science, to classify herbs, and as such is not a reliable source. He claimed: “the juice or the distilled water being drank, is very effectual for all inflammations and unnatural heats, to cool a fainting hot stomach, a hot liver, or the bowels: the herb, juice, or distilled water thereof, outwardly applied, heals pimples, St. Anthony’s fire, and other outward heats. The said juice or water helps to heal sore kidneys, torn or fretted by the stone, or exulcerated within; it also provokes urine, is available for the dropsy, and helps to break the stone. Being used as a bath, or made into an ointment, it cools the painful piles or hæmorrhoidal veins. It is no less effectual to give ease to the pains of the gout, the sciatica, and helps the kernels or knots in the neck or throat, called the king’s evil: healing kibes and chilblains if they be bathed with the juice, or anointed with ointment made thereof, and some of the skin of the leaf upon them: it is also used in green wounds to stay the blood, and to heal them quickly.”