Tagged: 1950’s

Louis Jordan And His Tympany 5 Live At Sardi’s – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Jordan And His Tympany 5 Live At Sardi’s – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

– All-Star Parade Of Bands – Louis Jordan and His Tympany 5 – Live at Sardis – July 9, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – From one of the pioneers of Jump-Blues and small-combo Jazz, bubbling under the radar in the 1930s and coming to the forefront after World...

Hollywood Commies – Hollywood Gossip – 1951 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Hollywood Commies – Hollywood Gossip – 1951 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

– Let’s Go, Hollywood! with George Fisher – September 12, 1951 – KNX-AM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Politics and Popular Culture – not a new phenomenon. During the Postwar/Cold War period, the Red Scare sweeping over America was seemingly everywhere – from Hollywood to Chewing gum. The paranoia...

The Plague Of Comic Books – 1956 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

The Plague Of Comic Books – 1956 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – New World: Comic Books – July 1, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the 50s galloped on, and as the Cold War brought with it a certain fear, paranoia and fatalist look at...

Lambert, Hendricks And Ross – Live In Bremen 1962 – Past Daily Downbeat

Lambert, Hendricks And Ross – Live In Bremen 1962 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Lambert, Hendricks and Ross – Live at Park Hotel, Bremen – April 23, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The legendary and inimitable Lambert, Hendricks and Ross this weekend. In concert at the Park Hotel in Bremen...

Buddy Holly – Apartment Tapes – 1958-1959 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Buddy Holly – Apartment Tapes – 1958-1959 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Buddy Holly – The Apartment demos – December 1958-January 1959 Without question, Buddy Holly was one of the most influential figures in the early days of Rock n’ Roll. That his career was cut short by a...

The World Of December 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

The World Of December 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Eric Sevareid Commentaries – December 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Some idea of how far-flung and wide-ranging our world was in 1958 can be heard in a sampling of these two commentaries by the legendary Broadcast...

Dean Acheson Discusses A ‘New World Order’ – November 21, 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dean Acheson Discusses A ‘New World Order’ – November 21, 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

  . . . click on the link here for Audio Player – Dean Acheson address – November 21, 1959 (unknown location) – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson, who served under President Truman from 1949-1953 had the onerous task of keeping the world reasonably sane...

‘You Can Do Very Little With The Hardcore, Depraved Family Of Today’ – Juvenile Delinquency In 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – Youth Wants To Know: Juvenile Delinquency – November 17, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Oh, those carefree, innocent 1950s – where seldom was heard a discouraging word. Apparently, to some we were heading straight to hell in...

‘What Have You Done For Me Lately?’ – The 1954 Mid-Term Elections – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Radio News – Barometer 1954: The Congressional Elections – Oct. 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a reminder that voting, even in the acknowledged “off-year” election season is important, here is a documentary, one of a series NBC Radio News...

November Is The Crisis Month – Nov. 2, 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – United Nations Security Council Meeting – November 2, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In November of 1956, two crises took center stage, almost eclipsing the storm of rhetoric and campaign promises spiraling to the finish line in...