Tagged: Americana

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...

Harold Wilson Discusses Britain – The Labour Party And The Common Market – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

When Harold Wilson became head of the Labour Party in Britain, succeeding Hugh Gaitskell, who had died in February of 1963, he hit the proverbial ground running. Thrust into a world of uncertainty, via the Cold War and the heating up of East-West tensions over Berlin. The Common Market, which...

Bicentennial America

July 4, 1976 – America Celebrates

Bicentennial coverage – CBS Radio – July 4, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine it was 40 years ago today that America celebrated its Bicentennial. July 4, 1976 was a nationwide, non-stop party – and no matter who you were or where you were, you were...

The Grassroots

The Grassroots – Live 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Grassroots – live – October 5, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Grassroots were a band with a vague history. Starting off as the brainchild of singer-songwriting of P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, the duo came together in 1965 and immediately hit paydirt with a string of...

Mark Twain 100th Birthday Dinner – 1935 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Mark Twain 100th Birthday Dinner – November 19, 1935 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In case you forgot, November 30th will be Mark Twain’s 179th birthday. In 1935, it was a very big deal as that year...

1994 Redux – The 1994 Mid-Term Morning After – Past Daily Reference Room

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – PRI/NPR- Coverage of Post-Midterm election – November 1994 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 20 years ago, almost to the day, much of America woke up to the reality that the Mid-Term elections were over and the Republican Party...

‘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...

3rd Party Candidates – 1956 – Eric Hass – The Socialist Labor Party – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Address by Eric Hass, Socialist Labor Party – October 19,1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection There was a time our political system was awash with parties. Up until 1954, The Communist Party was represented in the polling booth until an act...

The Charioteers On The Chesterfield Supper Club – 1945 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Charioteers – Chesterfield Supper Club – 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Although not the only vocal group whose harmonies and style were precursors to Doo-wop, The Charioteers were part of that genre of vocal groups initially known as Human...