Black History

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole – I Wake Up Screamin’ After Dreaming Of You – 1948 Demos – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Nat King Cole Demo Session – I Wake Up Screamin’ After Dreaming Of You – Studio & Artists Recorders, Hollywood – circa 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something of an oddity and rarity this weekend. Nat King Cole with a demo of a song he co-wrote with Don...

Spirit Of Memphis Quartet

Spirit Of Memphis Quartet – On The Air – 1949 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Spirit Of Memphis Quartet – Daily Radio Show – WDIA, Memphis – December 16, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even during the days of Segregated radio, one thing everyone could agree on was; gettin’ right with God was everybody’s business. And so this show featuring legendary Spirit Of...

WLCS - Baton Rouge -1951

Before It Was Rock And While It Was Segregation – Southern Radio In The 1950s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WLCS – Jivin’ Jerry – Late 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine now, the extent of segregation in America of the 1950s, but it was prevalent throughout the country, more so in the South. Everything, it seemed was separate; water fountains, movie theaters and even records....

African-American Teenagers - 1951

Before It Was Rock, It Was Race – WDIA, Memphis: Sepia Swing Club 1951 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WDIA, Memphis – Sepia Swing Club – December 17, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Teenagers in segregated America. Before the dawn of Rock n’Roll it was called Race Music. And it was Blues, Jump Blues and Bop. And it was just after World War 2, right around the...

Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899)

Duke Ellington – Live In Senegal 1966 – Past Daily Downbeat (Duke Ellington – Born: April 29, 1899)

Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra – Live in Dakar, Senegal – April 9, 1966 – Radio France Duke Ellington this weekend – yesterday would have been his 118th birthday (April 29, 1899), and to commemorate that, I thought I would run a concert he did in Senegal from 1966....

Los Angeles - April 29-May 4, 1992

April 29, 1992 – Red Sky Over Los Angeles – The Rodney King Verdict – The First 7 Hours.

April 29, 1992 – 3:45-4:30 pm – KNX-AM Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection April 29, 1992 – 4:30-5:30 pm – KNX-AM Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection April 29, 1992 – 5:30-7:00 pm – KNX-AM/KCRW-FM Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection April 29, 1992 – 8:30-9:30...