Monthly Archive: December 2012

Commenting On The Thousand Yard Stare – 1955-1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Year End Observations – 1955-1958 The only thing more fascinating than hearing how a year in history wound up, is hearing that year in history interpreted by a pundit – those elements we overlooked, those seemingly benign events that became earth-shattering, or the...

French National Orchestra With Eugene Bigot Play Music Of Barraud – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Barraud – Offrande une ombre – Bigot Eugene Bigot was one of the most widely respected and recorded conductors during the 1930s and 1940s. During the era of the 78 rpm record, Bigot was responsible for recording more French repertoire heard all...

M (Aka: Matthieu Chedid) – Live In Paris – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Rock Without Borders Edition

  Click on the link here for Audio Player: M-In Concert According to his bio, M (Matthieu Chedid) has been around a while, has collaborated with a lot of people, including Sean Lennon and Vanessa Paradis. Has released several albums and is rather huge in France and throughout Europe. I...

Slade – Live At The 1980 Reading Festival – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Slade – Live at Reading Festival 1980   Had it not been for the phone call asking if they would be last minute replacements for an ailing Ozzie Osborne, Slade may very well have packed it up by the end of 1980....

Events Of 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Year-End 1953 A year of contrasts, 1953 was. Between the Coronation of Princess Elizabeth to the gas chamber execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, to the death of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. It was an interesting year. The news on Stalin was very...

Phoenix In Session – 2010 – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Phoenix – Lisztomania – 2010 Interesting phenomenon of late – many European bands have taken to singing in English, rather than their native tongue. Makes perfect sense – the English speaking audience is a lot larger than many others (except possibly for...

Years Of Crisis – 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Years of Crisis – 1958 In 1958 we were knee-deep in the Cold War with grumblings from Europe about a Common Market, or European Union. But on this edition of the year-end Reporters Roundup from CBS Radio; Years Of Crisis, the emphasis was...