Black History

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...

Duke Ellington 1937

Duke Ellington – Live At The Cotton Club – 1937 – Past Daily Downbeat

Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra with Ivie Anderson, vocals – Live at The Cotton Club – March 18, 1937 – Mutual Radio A bit of history this weekend – Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra with Ivie Anderson on vocals, broadcast live from The Cotton Club in New York...

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings – Live In Paris 2012 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Tribute Edition

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings – Live In Paris – RTL Radio – July 3, 2012 In a year that has fairly overflowed with loss, add one more unique and priceless voice to that number. Sharon Jones, the charismatic Soul singer and powerhouse died on Friday, succumbing to her battle...

Dissent In America

Dissent In America – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dissent In America – The Open Mind – April 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dissent in America. What was going on, what was it up to, who was dissenting, how were they dissenting? Was dissent real, or was it a knee-jerk/feel-good exercise that lasted only a few minutes...

Max Roach - Abbey Lincoln

Max Roach – Abbey Lincoln – Live In Paris – 1967 – Past Daily Downbeat

Max Roach Quartet with Abbey Lincoln – Live in Paris at Studio 104, Maison de la Radio – May 19,1967 – Radio France Musique – Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln, a milestone collaboration this week. In their own right, both Roach and Lincoln were highly regarded and much admired performers;...

School Pushouts - 1970

Pushouts – School Integration In The 70s – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

NPR – Options In Education – Pushouts – September 4, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In the 1970s the prevailing controversy in the area of education was School integration by way of busing. It was a way of complying with Supreme Court rulings in the 1950s that stated...

Clarence Thomas

October 20, 1991 – Dawning Of The Age Of Clarence

ABC World News This Week – October 20, 1991 – ABC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 20, 1991 culminated a week of contentious questioning and cross-examination over President Bush’s nomination of Clarence Thomas to the bench of the Supreme Court. Riding in on a cloud of...