Pete LaFarge - story tellin' this evening.

Pete LaFarge - story tellin' this evening.
Pete LaFarge – story tellin’ this evening.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – KRHM-Los Angeles – House Of Sight and Sound – Live From Number One Sheridan Square – December 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

One of those rare live broadcasts from the Audiophile days of FM and the halcyon days of Folk Music. A regular weekly show, hosted by Les Claypool and emanating from Number One Sheridan Square in New York. A three hour broadcast, but only a little over an hours worth aired in Los Angeles, via KRHM (which went on to become KMET and, most recently The Wave).

This show, from December 1958 features a wide range of folk artists, giving you some idea of just how diverse the Folk Music scene was in the 1950s. There are a lot of names who don’t sound familiar these days, while some have gone on to achieve legend status. But this is a good cross-section of what was going on at the time.

Featured in this under-90-minute portion are Logan English, Pete LaFarge, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Billy Faier, Brother John Sellers, John Stauber and Peter & Isabel Gardner. The host and verbal glue for the show is Les Claypool.

A rarity and another view of a rich and complex genre at the height of its popularity.

And as a bonus – I left in the opening of the show that followed as an example of what FM was really all about at the time. Forget about formats, it was all about the notes.


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