Monthly Archive: February 2017

Racism in America- the handmaiden of fear and ignorance.

“We Don’t Want Your Kind Here” – Racism In 1950’s America – Past Daily Reference Room

Racism In America – NBC Radio: Image – Minorities – June 2, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Racism in America – for a time you would have thought we rose above it – that we had become imbued with empathy and compassion – that the seemingly endless struggle...

Coal Miners

February 24, 1978 – Settling A Coal Strike – Eyeing Ethiopia

February 24, 1978 – CBS Radio: The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 24, 1978 – 11th hour negotiations for a settlement in the Coal Miners strike brought a cautious sigh of relief to the country, this day 39 years ago. Two hours ahead of Federal intervention...

Andy Warhol and friend

February 23, 1987 – . . . And On Top Of Everything, Andy Warhol

February 23, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 23, 1987 – A milestone day – at the time immersed in Jewish-Russian dissidents and the ongoing Iran-Contra investigation – but also reflecting on the loss of two Popular Culture giants....

Jacco Gardner (photo: Frank Ruiter)

Jacco Gardner – Live At Ancienne Belgique 2012 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Jacco Gardner – live at Ancienne Belgique – May 13, 2012 – AB Live – Jacco Gardner for Wednesday. Something melodic and mind-melting for the middle of the week. Jacco Gardner is a Dutch entry to the world of New-Psych these past few years. In a vibe not dissimilar from...

Mikhail Pletnev

Mikhail Pletnev With Juraj Valcuha And The Luxembourg Philharmonic Play Music Of Rachmaninov – 2015 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Mikhail Pletnev, piano with The Luxembourg Philharmonic, Juraj Valcuha,cond. Dec. 3, 2015 – France Musique – All Rachmaninov this week, compliments of celebrated Russian Pianist Mikhail Pletnev and the Luxembourg Philharmonic, conducted by Juraj Valcuha in a concert given at the Philharmonic Hall in Luxembourg on December 3, 2015 and...

Nixon return to China 1976

February 22, 1976 – Nixon Returns To China – Kissinger Heads To Brazil

  February 22, 1976 – The World This Week – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 22, 1976 – A busy week in the world. On February 21st, former President Nixon returned to China, this time as a private citizen, making his first public appearance in some...

Fleetwood Mac

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac In Session 1968 – Past Daily Soundbooth (RIP: Peter Green: 1946-2020)

Fleetwood Mac – in session at Radio Aberdeen, Scotland – June 23, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Editors note: This was first published in 2017 – with the sad news today of the passing of founder Peter Green it is now offered as a tribute to one of...

Malcolm X death

February 21, 1965 – The Day Malcolm X Died

Become a Patron! On this day in February in 1965, an assassination took place in New York. Gunmen from the Nation of Islam stormed into the meeting hall and ran up to the podium where he was speaking and fired some 21 shots into him. In the confusion, one of...

Notice of Internment 1942

February 21, 1942 – Word From The Pacific – Word From The West Coast

February 21, 1942 – News Of The World – Special Report By Martin Agronsky – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 21, 1942. In the midst of news regarding the worsening situation in the Pacific, there also came word of drastic measures being taken over the question of Japanese-Americans living...