Vintage Recordings

Francois Mitterrand

November 21, 1990 – Signing On The Dotted Line – The Paris Summit Ends

November 21, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 21, 1990 – The day that signaled the end of the Paris Summit on European Security. With French President Francois Mitterrand signing the unanimously adopted document, the three-day Summit came to a historic close. The...

Claude Helffer

Claude Helffer With Pierre-Michel Leconte And The ORTF Symphony Play Music Of Albert Roussel – 1965 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Albert Roussel – Piano Concerto – Claude Helffer, piano – ORTF Symphony – Pierre-Michel LeConte – circa 1965 – ORTF, Paris – A familiar composer, with a noted Pianist playing a difficult concerto. Claude Helffer, celebrated advocate for 20th Century Music has been a very familiar name with concertgoers and...

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...

Rome - November 1947

November 15, 1947 – Winter Of Discontent

November 15, 1947 – NBC Radio – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 15, 1947 – An approaching Winter and a time of much discontent. The slow rebuilding of Europe was complicated by mass flooding which wiped out crops and added a severe food shortage...

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...

Ayatollah Montazeri

November 14, 1986 – Sanctions Against Syria – Selling Arms To Iran

November 14,1986 – CBS Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 14, 1986 – while the world reacted to the White House‘ further sanctions against Syria and the government of Hafaz Assad for fostering terrorism. The Reagan Administration tightened the screws on the Assad government,...

Aline van Barentzen

Aline Van Barentzen And Pierre Dervaux With The ORTF Symphony Play Music Of Manen – 1965 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Christian Manen – Piano Concerto – Aline van Barentzen w/The ORTF Symphony, Pierre Dervaux, cond. – 1965 – ORTF – The music of Christian Manen this week – a French composer, still very much with us and with a prodigious output of some 180 (and counting) compositions for Orchestra, soloists,...

Walter Cronkite and kittens

Walter Cronkite Has A Word About 1980 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Walter Cronkite – News and Commentary – November 5, 1980 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Walter Cronkite – the last election he covered before his retirement was the 1980 Presidential campaign. The Most Trusted Man in America held forth, commenting as the votes were tabulated and,...

The Kinks

The Kinks – In Session 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Kinks – in session for Top Gear – 1967 – BBC Radio 1 – The Kinks – variously described as either overlooked and underrated or one of the most influential bands that ever came out of Britain in the 1960s – it could probably be a bit of both,...