Monthly Archive: April 2013

A Question Of Ethics – A Hotbed Of Trade – April 30, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Never any shortage of scandal where Capitol Hill is concerned, and this April 30th in 1979 was no different. The Senate Ethics Committee was getting ready to hold hearings on violations by Georgia Senator Herman Talmadge and abuses of power,...

Captain Beyond – Live At Montreux – 1971 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: We take requests – and this is one of them. Captain Beyond were one of those bands that had all the earmarks of being a household name, but for whatever reason; timing and a reasonably ill-prepared record label, they suffered...

No Justice – No Peace. L.A. Burns – April 29, 1992

No Justice – No Peace. L.A. Burns – April 29, 1992

Click on the link here for Audio Player: One of the most costly and destructive riots in history. The beating trial of Rodney King by four Los Angeles Police Offers, who were handed not-guilty verdicts on this day in 1992. Within minutes of the verdict‘s reading, disturbances erupted...

Meltdown At Chernobyl – April 29, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player: April 29, 1986 was a day the true nature of how disastrous it was wouldn’t be known for weeks and months later. On this April 29th, amid vehement denials to the contrary, one of the worst Nuclear Power Plant disasters...

Villagers – Live At Le Printemps de Bourges Festival 2013 – Night At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Continuing our monitoring of activity during this Festival season, I ran across this concert recorded Saturday at Le Printemps de Bourges Festival in France. A two-day Festival (Saturday and Sunday), one of the headliners was the Irish Indie band Villagers,...

NBC Symphony String Quartet – Western Hemisphere Premier – Shostakovich String Quartet No. 2 – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player:   Back to premiers this weekend. This one; the Western Hemisphere First Performance of the 2nd String Quartet of Dmitri Shostakovich. Regarded as one of the most important Modern Composers of the mid-twentieth century, NBC Radio devoted several broadcasts premiering...

Ben Webster – Live In Copenhagen – 1965 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A classic club date this week from the legendary Ben Webster and his Quartet, consisting of Kenny Drew, Piano – Nis-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass and Alex Riel, drums. Recorded at Jazzhus Monmarte in Copenhagen on January 30 and 31st, 1965....

Guitar Slim Jr. With Allen Toussaint – Live At Jazz Fest 2013 – Day 1 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player:   In case you haven’t noticed, Festival season is upon us, and it’s serious this year. This weekend alone there were at least two huge festivals going on in the world; Jazz Fest in New Orleans and The Spring Festival...

George Jones (1931-2013) – Live At Gilley’s 1979 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: Tribute Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Not really part of our regularly scheduled posts, nonetheless the passing of yet another iconic musician is more than enough cause to pay tribute. And even though Country-Western music isn’t even a regular feature on Past Daily, the fact that...

Queen In Concert – 1973 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: More history this weekend – this time by way of an early live concert from Queen. Having released their debut album only a few months prior (in July), and busy at work on their second album, this concert was recorded...