Wings - Venus and Mars
You definitely like this more than I do. I'd say it's a step below "Speedway". Nothing awful but most of the songs are fairly forgettable, especially on side 2.
Wings - London Town
Really limp-wristed even for Wings but arguably more consistent than "Venus".
Charlie Christian - Radioland 1939-1941
Had forgotten about the vocal tracks. Guess I should dust this one off. Glad it got you into "Stardust"- have always loved that melody. Very creative, Hoagy was the man. I know you know Louie's version but what about Artie Shaw's?
Wes Montgomery - Full House
Agreed that "Half Note" is better but this is pretty close in terms of quality.
Nice vinyl HAUL, brahski. The record store guy was right to approve. How many of these had you already heard? Didn't recall you mentioning the Sun Ra before, which is one of my all time favorites (probably my 2nd favorite Ra release after "Visits Planet Earth/Interstellar Low Ways"). Assume it's a relatively recent reissue?
If you ever decide to partake of THE DOPE again, maybe try to watch this on the big screen stoned. Might change your mind about the hyperspace scene. Helps appreciate Kubrick's use of sound/silence even more as well.
Your comments re: the dialogue and Bogie's cadence indicate that you haven't watched many classic films from this era, because that's pretty much everyone's first impression when you're used to more modern stuff (though you're the only person I've seen compare Bogie to Groucho). This type of stuff is partly due to the line between film and traditional stage acting being narrower back then so maybe try approaching these old films like you would a play until you get used to it. But yes, everyone had a snappy comeback in those days. Wait til you watch "All About Eve".
Not much to add aside from what I said previously, partly because my memory is fuzzy. But again, I do consider this Stewart's best film/performance and would recommend that "Notorious" be your next Hitchcock watch.