Daily Archive: September 11, 2016

Summer 1969

It’s August 1969, You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A., You Still Love KRLA, Summer Is Almost Over, So Are The 60s

It’s August 14, 1969 – in a few weeks school will be starting. Summer will be over – well . . . until the Santa Ana winds start blowing in October, and then it’s Summer all over again. But for now, it’s getting the last days of beach in. August...

Sy Oliver

Sy Oliver Orchestra And The Herman Chittison Trio – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sy Oliver was a prominent composer-arranger-sax player, beginning in the 1930s. His reputation grew when he joined up with Jimmie Lunceford‘s band in 1933. He later went on to do some of the memorable arrangements for Ella Fitzgerald. But it was during his tenure with Tommy Dorsey that his fortunes...

Hatfield And The North

Hatfield And The North – In Concert 1974 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Hatfield And The North this weekend, from a concert recorded at Tin Pan Alley in The Netherlands on March 29, 1974. Hatfield was primarily made up of former members of Caravan, another band which were part of what came to be known as The Canterbury Sound. Although the band was...