Monthly Archive: July 2012

Moscow 1980 – Politics And Sports – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link for Audio: 1980 Moscow Olympics Highlights – Radio Moscow North America Service – July 27, 1980 In what has always been deemed a slippery slope to which the innocent bystanders become victims, mixing Sports and Politics has invariably been met with far less than satisfactory results....

Dog Days Of War – Dog Days Of Summer – July 31, 1940

Click on the audio player here: News for July 31, 1940 As the Nation’s Capitol sweltered for its thirteenth consecutive day, this July 31st in 1940, the news was appropriately sparse and the events were comparatively few. Starting with news from London that overnight raids by German bombers on Southeast...

The Ganjas – 2012 – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

Click on the link here: The Ganjas – Raise – 2012 I haven’t posted anything on The Ganjas in a while. To get you up to speed; if you missed the last post I did on them, The Ganjas are a neo-psych/shoe-gaze/indie/experimental band from Santiago Chile. I first discovered them...

Day 6: Articles Of Impeachment – July 30, 1974

Clink on the link right here: Judiciary Committee Day 6, July 30, 1974 This July 30th in 1974 was day 6 of the House Judiciary Committee Hearings on Articles of Impeachment over the Watergate scandal that had gripped the Nixon White House for the better part of a year. Regarded...

Erica Morini With The Los Angeles Philharmonic Play Glazounov – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Become a Patron! Another live broadcast transcription this weekend. This time it’s The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Alfred Wallenstein and featuring the legendary Erica Morini in concert, recorded on January 17, 1954 for the Standard Hour radio program. This excerpt, from the original one hour broadcast, features Erica Morini...

George Shearing – Live At The Blue Note – 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the Link here: All Star Parade of Bands – George Shearing – 1953 Over to The Blue Note club in Chicago for this installment of the weekend Downbeat. George Shearing and his Quintet, recorded and broadcast by NBC Radio on July 11, 1953. One of the major forces...

38th Parallel: USA – 1953 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Since it was the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the Korean War in 1953 earlier this week, I thought I would add a postscript in the form of a radio documentary produced by CBS News on that occasion. Narrated by Wil Rogers Jr. and broadcast around...

A Word From Che Guevara – 1964 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Click on the Link: Che Guevara – 1964 A lot has been written about and written by Cuban revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Photos of him have been turned into posters, T-shirts, paintings. He has come to symbolize the mythic-tragic Revolutionary figure of the 1960’s. But there are very few recordings...

Living On The Edge – July 27, 1965 – The War In Vietnam – The War On Poverty

Click on the Link: News for July 27, 1965 Living on the edge in 1965. A lot was hanging in the balance for this 27th day in July, 1965. President Johnson was meeting with Democratic Congressional leaders this particular morning for a consensus on the situation in Vietnam. At issue...