1930’s

Wendell Willkie

May 7, 1941 – Wendell Willkie At Madison Square Garden

Wendell Willkie – Madison Square Garden Address – May 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Wendell Wilkie, a former Democrat who switched parties in 1939 to become a Republican lawmaker and oppose Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 Presidential election, wound up an ally and an emissary of FDR’s...

Spanish Civil War 1937

Spanish Civil War – 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

Spanish Civil War – eyewitness Accounts – Society Of Newspaper Editors – April 17, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Spanish Civil War – the years 1936-1939 saw some of the worst devastation, division and bloodshed since the World War (World War 1, as 2 hadn’t gotten started yet)....

Albert Einstein - March 14, 1879

Albert Einstein Has A Few Words For You – (March 14, 1879) – Happy Birthday

Albert Einstein – Speaking at the Opening of the Museum Of Science and Industry, New York – April 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Albert Einstein – born on this day in 1879, turning 137 today. One of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century, Einstein’s work on...

Louis Jordan – Live At Zardi’s Jazzland, Hollywood 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Jordan – Live At Zardi’s Jazzland, Hollywood 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Jordan – live at Zardi’s Jazzland, Hollywood – July 15, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, live at Zardi’s Jazzland on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and recorded for posterity by the venerable NBC Radio on July 15, 1956 for the All-Star Parade...

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – The Supreme Court Plan by FDR – February 5, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States), that august body of law makers was coming under fire in 1937, by none other than the Commander-In-Chief. President Roosevelt felt the then-current structure of...

Vittorio Giannini – A World Premier 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Vittorio Giannini – A World Premier 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Vittorio Giannini – An Opera Ballet (World Premier) San Francisco Symphony – Edwin MacArthur, cond. – August 27, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Vittorio Giannini – a name mostly forgotten, but one of the leading lights of the Neo-Romantic movement in American classical music in the early and...

Mitya Stillman – 1st Prize – 1936 Music Guild Awards – Weekend Gramophone

Mitya Stillman – 1st Prize – 1936 Music Guild Awards – Weekend Gramophone

  1936 Music Guild Awards – Mitya Stillman – 1st Prize Winner – The NBC String Quartet – January 1, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1936 Music Guild Awards – the 1st Prize winner was Russian emigre Mitya Stillman, who settled in the U.S. shortly after the Russian...

Alois Reiser – 1936 Music Guild Awards – 2nd Prize – Weekend Gramophone

Alois Reiser – 1936 Music Guild Awards – 2nd Prize – Weekend Gramophone

Alois Reiser – 1936 Music Guild Awards – 2nd Prize – String Quartet op. 18 – Roth String Quartet – Jan. 1, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The 1936 Music Guild Awards, as broadcast on January 1, 1937. This is the second of three programs where the winners...

1936 Music Guild Awards – 3rd Prize – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

1936 Music Guild Awards – 3rd Prize – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

1936 Music Guild Awards – Rudolf Forst: String Quartet – The Gordon String Quartet – January 1, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 1936 Music Guild Awards. Begun in 1934 by NBC to promote serious music to a mass audience, The NBC Music Guild put together a series of awards...

Jay McShann – Live At Kool Jazz Festival 1982 – Past Daily Downbeat

Jay McShann – Live At Kool Jazz Festival 1982 – Past Daily Downbeat

  Jay McShann – live at Kool Jazz Festival 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Jay McShann – the legendary pianist, band leader and singer would have turned 100 on January 12th of this year. His contributions to Jazz, as well as to the popularity of Jump-Blues are far-reaching....