Tagged: 1950’s

President Eisenhower - 1953

President Eisenhower – The 100th Anniversary Of The GOP – Sept. 21,1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower addresses a Fundraiser held in Boston on September 21, 1953. With the current election season heading to the final few weeks, begin reminded that Political Parties in America have changed dramatically over the years; none probably as much as the GOP. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a popular...

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...

Korean War - 1951

July 11, 1951 – Truce Talks?

July 11, 1951 – CBS Radio: Edward R. Murrow News with Don Hollenbeck – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another mixed-signals day, this July 11, 1951. With truce talks going on in Korea, fighting was still going on – with a reported additional 164 American troops killed in action during...

Alexander Brott

Brott Conducts Brott – The Montreal Chamber Orchestra 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Heading back up to Canada this week for a performance (presumably the premier performance) of a work by Alexander Brott, one of that country’s most celebrated composer/conductors. The piece, Three Astral Visions was recorded shortly after its completion in 1959 by the CBC, in a studio performance featuring Brott conducting...

Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck – Live In Hannover – 1958 – Past Daily Downbeat

Dave Brubeck this weekend, recorded in concert at Niedersachsen Halle in Hannover Germany on February 28, 1958. Brubeck was one of the primary exponents of the Cool School of Jazz and one of the true innovators of the form. By 1958, he had become a household name in the music...

1952 Democratic Convention

Convention Snapshot – 1952 Democratic Convention, Chicago – July 26, 1952

Sounds of Conventions; a snapshot if you will, of moments, not necessarily earth shattering or pivotal, but moments which evoke a period of time in Americas political life. Today, it’s a one hour snippet of the last day of the 1952 Democratic Convention – the nominating of a vice-Presidential running...

L.A. Coffee House 1958

It’s 1958 – You Live In L.A. – You Have An FM Radio – You Are Hip – Weekend Pop Chronicles

  KRHM-FM – November 1958 – Paul Werth – Werth Listening To – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1958. It’s a Sunday night in November – you’re not in High School anymore. Maybe you’re going to UCLA, and your first car is either a Volkswagen or an MG, because Detroit...

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins Trio – Live In Zurich 1959 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sonny Rollins Trio – live in session, Zurich – March 5, 1959 – RTS, Switzerland – Sonny Rollins Trio this week. During one of his many European tours in the 1050s, Rollins is joined by Henry Grimes on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums. It was recorded in Zurich as...

Teenagers in 1956

Golden Hubcaps – Juvenile Delinquents – 1956 – Weekend Pop Chronicles

Golden Hubcaps – CBS Radio West Coast – KNX – April 16, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Juvenile Delinquency in 1956 – the big problem centered around hubcaps and hubcap stealing for fun and profit. Sounds silly, but apparently it was quite lucrative in 1956, and it drove...