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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...

Janiva Magness

Janiva Magness – Who Will Come For Me – 2016 – Blue Élan Records – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Janiva Magness – Who Will Come For Me – from the lp Love Wins Again – Blue Élan Records 2016 – Janiva Magness tonight. Homegrown (but got started in Detroit) Soul with a touch of Blues from Janiva Magness, off her latest album Love Wins Again, which was released earlier...

L.A. Teenagers - 1979

You’re Seventeen. You Live In Los Angeles. You Just Passed Your Drivers Test. You Got Your First Car And The Line To Get Gas Is A Mile Long

KTNQ – Jack Armstrong – May 4, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 1979 – You’re seventeen, and the lines to get gas are rumored to be 2 miles long in some places. Some people are waiting for two hours, only to be told there’s no gas. People...

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...

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan – In Session 1962 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Bob Dylan – On The Billy Faier Program – October 1962 – WBAI, New York – Early Bob Dylan tonight. Since we’re kicking off our Fundraiser today, and since what we’re all about is history and defining moments in our society and culture, who better to define a generation than...

President-elect Clinton

November 18, 1992 -A President-Elect Comes Calling

November 18, 1992 – CBS World News Roundup– Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Before we get started . . . If you like history and you like facts, and you like what we do, click on the link and chip in what you can: THE PAST DAILY WE-NEED-YOUR-HELP FUNDRAISER November...

Vote Counting In Florida

November 16, 2000 – Counting By Hand In Florida

November 16, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 16, 2000 – Election 2000 was still raging on. The vote was too close to call. It all boiled down to Florida. And as of this day, the Florida Supreme Court gave the go-ahead to...

Mose Allison

A Chat With Mose Allison – (RIP: 1927-2016) – Past Daily Reference Room: Tribute Edition

Mose Allison – interview/session on WFUV-FM – March 3, 2010 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news today that, yet another icon has passed from the scene, word that the great Mose Allison left us at 89 with a priceless collection of songs, performances and remembrances spread...

The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus And Mary Chain – In Session 1984 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Jesus And Mary Chain – In Session For John Peel – October 23, 1984 – BBC Radio 1 – The Jesus And Mary Chain tonight, in their first session for John Peel, recorded on October 23, 1984 and broadcast on the 31st. A band variously described as The New...