Tagged: Billie Holiday

The First Timex All-Star Jazz Concert 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat

The First Timex All-Star Jazz Concert 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat

– The Timex All-Star Jazz Concert – Dec. 30, 1957 – NBC-TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Live Jazz on radio had been around practically since radio was invented. But Jazz on TV was something new – and Jazz on Prime Time TV was even newer. One of the...

If You Were A Teenager, And You Lived In L.A., January 9, 1959 Sounded Like This – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

If You Were A Teenager, And You Lived In L.A., January 9, 1959 Sounded Like This – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

– KFWB – Elliot Field – January 9, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hot on the heels of our trip back to 1965 last week, here’s a trip back to Los Angeles on January 9, 1959, via KFWB and disc jockey Elliot Field. Not quite Top-40, KFWB’s slogan...

Ben Webster With Don Byas – Live In Germany 1968 – Past Daily Downbeat

Ben Webster With Don Byas – Live In Germany 1968 – Past Daily Downbeat

– Ben Webster Quartet with Don Byas – Karlsruhe, Germany – 1968 – RBB Berlin – Heading into Mellow territory this weekend with a concert by Ben Webster, along with Don Byas, Tete Montoliu on piano, Peter Trunk on Bass and Albert Heath on Drums. Webster migrated to Europe in...

The Lost Billie Holiday Interview – 1956

The Lost Billie Holiday Interview – 1956

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Billie Holiday Interview – 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Something rare, unique and never thought to have existed this weekend – an unaired interview from 1956 with Billie Holiday. As is the case with so many...

Buddy DeFranco – Live In Buenos Aires 1980 – (RIP: Buddy DeFranco – 1923-2014) – Past Daily Downbeat: Tribute Edition

Buddy DeFranco – Live In Buenos Aires 1980 – (RIP: Buddy DeFranco – 1923-2014) – Past Daily Downbeat: Tribute Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Buddy De Franco – Live in Buenos Aires 1980 More sad news this week. The passing on Christmas Eve of Jazz Hall of Fame Clarinetist Buddy De Franco, whose work began in the Big Band era and...

Pat Martino Trio – Live At Lotos Jazz Festival, Poland – 2014 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Pat Martino Trio – In Concert at Lotos Jazz Festival – Feb. 20, 2014 – Polskie Radio Something different tonight. I ran across this concert by Guitar legend Pat Martino, recorded at the 2014 Lotos Jazz Festival in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. With...

Sassy Speaks – A Chat With Sarah Vaughan – 1974 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – James Day Interviews Sarah Vaughan – March 7, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Probably one of the most iconic and recognizable voices in music, Sarah Vaughan soared to the short-list of Women who changed and shaped the sound of vocal...