Beat Generation

Dizzy Gillespie – Live In Paris – 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat

Dizzy Gillespie – Live In Paris – 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Dizzy Gillespie – Live In Paris – February 5, 1953 – Radio France This one’s not only rare, it sounds amazing. The legendary Dizzy Gillespie; high-priest of Bop, Crown-Prince of Cool in concert from Paris, recorded on...

Lenox School Of Jazz Concert – 1959 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Lenox School of Jazz Concert – August 29, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection One of those All-Star occasions; a celebration of the Lenox School of Jazz featuring a virtual who’s who in the Jazz world, all crammed into the Music...

Who Beat The Beat Generation? 1958 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind: Who Beat The Beat Generation – Dec. 28, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Lest we think The Beat Generation was embraced by all who ran across it, you’re dead-wrong. In 1958, mainstream media couldn’t wait to pronounce...

Today’s Young Woman – 1953 – A Lecture By Millicent Carey McIntosh – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio Lecture Hall – Millicent Carey McIntosh -Today’s Young Women – November 14, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection You will be listening to this and you’ll wonder if this is a description of life on another planet. It bears...

Vic Chesnutt With Lambchop In Concert At Crossing Border Festival – 1998 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Vic Chesnutt with Lambchop – Live At Crossing Border Festival – October 16, 1998 – VPRO, Hilversum No doubt, Vic Chesnutt was an original. Hampered, only in the physical sense, the result of a car accident when he was 18 which...

Jean Shepherd Reads Jean Shepherd 1974 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: Merry Christmas Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Jean Shepherd Show – WOR – December 24, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When you consider that Jean Shepherd was more closely associated with the Beat Generation poets than say, Norman Rockwell, the notion that A Christmas Story, the...

Happy Pills – July 8, 1956

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum – Happy Pills – July 8, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection You can blame it on the Cold War, you can blame it on the great uncertainty society was facing. You can blame it on the questioning of values...

Class of ’53 – Teenagers Of The 50s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sixty years ago, almost to the day, America was muddling over the question “what’s happening to today’s youth?” – Crime was up, juvenile delinquency was up, unwanted pregnancies were up, drug and alcohol abuse were up, high-school drop-outs were up....