Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Bomb Target U.S.A.

Bomb Target: USA – Red Scare In America 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Bomb Target: U.S.A. was a documentary special broadcast by CBS radio in March of 1953. The intended purpose was to expose our vulnerabilities and to scare the living crap out of us, all at the same time. With the Red Scare going full-blast through most communities in America, and threatened...

Benny Carter

Nat Hentoff Chats With Benny Carter And Maria Muldaur – 1975 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Benny Carter – Maria Muldaur – in conversation with Nat Hentoff – August 26, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Maria Muldaur, who had scored a huge hit in the early 1970s with Midnight At The Oasis, had been well established in the New York Folk Scene since the...

Louis Prima - Keely Smith

Louis Prima And Keely Smith On The Dinah Shore Chevy Show – 1957 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Louis Prima and Keely Smith – Live on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show – November 24, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A few notes from Louis Prima and Keely Smith tonight, along with Sam Butera and The Witnesses, as they appeared live on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show...

Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan – Portrait In Sound – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Aneurin Bevan – The Member of Abbw Vale: Portrait In Sound – BBC Transcription Service, circa 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Aneurin Bevan is a name that probably rings no bells here in the U.S. – however, ask someone in Britain who Aneurin Bevan was and, depending on...

Childbirth 1970s

Being A Mom In The 70s – Weekend Gallimaufry

Childbirth in 1975 – National Public Radio – Options – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Unless things have changed dramatically in the last few years, Childbirth and being a Mom haven’t changed all that much since the beginning of time. Maybe the methods have changed – by the 1970s, childbirth...

Gordon Skene

Gordon Skene And Past Daily Have Words And Appeals

6 Days left – the contributions are slowly trickling in. Keep it going. I can’t thank those of you enough who have pitched in, either contributing or telling your friends, for your help and kindness. It’s hard; maintaining a website, preserving and restoring thousands of hours of audio every day, while trying...

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead Has A Few Words About People, Earth And Apathy – 1976 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  Margaret Mead – lecture at Illinois State University – April 1976 – NPR: Options – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Had she been around in 2016, Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead would no doubt have much to say, and none of it good, about the shape of our planet, our...

Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton Talks About Buster Keaton – 1962 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Buster Keaton interview – BBC Radio – circa 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Buster Keaton. A name synonymous with the early days of Hollywood and the Golden Age of Silent film, Keaton was one of the masters of physical comedy – an art form he perfected from his...

Cole Porter

Star-Studded Protest – 1941 – Weekend Gallimaufry

ASCAP Protest program Number 2 – 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A star-studded protest – all in the name of music and rights and royalties. This one happened in 1941 and was about the three major radio networks refusing to air music licensed by ASCAP because of an...

Charlie Chaplin - Max Linder

The Silent Clowns – Walter Kerr 1976 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

The Silent Clowns – interview with Walter Kerr – 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Silent Clowns – an era where film was just getting started – where narrative, plot and personalities were in their infancy and where Comedy was slapstick and sight gags reigned supreme. The Silent...