Unreleased recordings

Peter Warlock - Philip Heseltine

New London String Ensemble Play Music Of Peter Warlock – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Peter Warlock: Serenade for Strings – New London String Ensemble – BBC Session – February 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Peter Warlock is seldom played these days, but probably more so than it was during his lifetime. Only two of his works were recorded...

East Of Eden

East Of Eden – In Session 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

East of Eden, in session for Top Gear with John Peel – April 6, 1970. East of Eden tonight. A band most people on this side of the Atlantic hadn’t heard of. I don’t even recall them being played via underground FM in the early 70s. They did score one...

KKK Rally at GOP Convention 1964

“With Friends Like These . . . ” – The KKK Support Of Barry Goldwater – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Rooom

  ABC Radio – Issues and Answers – guest: William Miller – Republican vice-Presidential candidate – Aug. 2, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The KKK, a extreme-radical group which pops up from time to time – one which has popped up recently in connection with the candidacy of Donald...

Sy Oliver

Sy Oliver Orchestra And The Herman Chittison Trio – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sy Oliver was a prominent composer-arranger-sax player, beginning in the 1930s. His reputation grew when he joined up with Jimmie Lunceford‘s band in 1933. He later went on to do some of the memorable arrangements for Ella Fitzgerald. But it was during his tenure with Tommy Dorsey that his fortunes...

Prince - 1986

A Chat With Prince – 1986 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

  Prince – interview from WHYT-Power 96, Detroit – June 6, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A few words from Prince tonight, from a telephone interview done by WHYT-FM (Power 96) in Detroit on June 6, 1986. Done right after his Birthday concert in Detroit, and just before...

Joseph Stalin

An Address By Joseph Stalin – 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Joseph Stalin – Address To The Soviet People – July 3, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Joseph Stalin, who led the Soviet Union from the 1920s until his death in 1953 was a controversial figure. Praised by those hardliners who believed ruling with an iron fist was the...

Original Mirrors

Original Mirrors – In Concert 1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Original Mirrors – In Concert – 1980 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert Series – BBC Radio 1 – Original Mirrors in concert tonight. Recorded by the venerable BBC Radio 1 in 1980, a set by one of the short-lived exponents of New Wave, featuring members who originally got started...

The Lilac Time

The Lilac Time – In Session 1988 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Lilac Time – in session at BBC Radio 1 – 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Formed in 1986, The Lilac Time consists of permanent mainstays, Stephen and Nick Duffy. And even though Stephen Duffy has a solo career of his own, The Lilac Time are still very...

Pierre-Michel LeConte

Pierre-Michel LeConte Plays Music Of Bizet – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

For Audio Files: If you’re a record collector, particularly of early lps, the name Pierre-Michel LeConte is most likely familiar to you. During that period of transition in the late 1940s to the early 1950s, from 78s to what was the revolutionary Long Playing album, LeConte was the mainstay with...