Monthly Archive: December 2017

Nat King Cole Swing Trio

Nat King Cole Trio – In Session 1939 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table: Archeology

Nat King Cole Swing Trio – in session for Standard Broadcast Transcriptions – February 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another legendary figure who transitioned over from Jazz to Pop and achieved massive success. Last night it was Peggy Lee and a group of songs she recorded in session...

L.A. at night - Hollywood - 1955

It’s 1955 – You Live In Los Angeles – It’s The End Of The Year – You’re Sitting At The Radio – It’s Not Freezing – Past Daily’s Weekend Pop Chronicles

KHJ-KABC-KXLA – Dec. 30-31, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you were a kid, growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s, chances are you weren’t born here. In the 1950s it was “the great trek west” a lot of families participated in. Weather was great, the city...

Cannonball Adderley - 1969

Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Live In Graz – 1969 – Past Daily Downbeat

Cannonball Adderley Quintet – live at Graz, Austria – March 15, 1969 – ORF, Vienna – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Cannonball Adderley for our last Downbeat session of 2017. Aided and abetted by brother Nat on horns, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Victor Gaskin on bass and Roy McCurdy on...

Peggy Lee - In session - 1945

Peggy Lee In Session – 1945 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table: Archeology

Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour’s Orchestra – In Session for C.P. Mac Gregor – Jan, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Peggy Lee is probably a name which may not register with people below a certain age. Her career spanned some six decades, from the 1930s to the 1990s....

Radiohead

Radiohead – Live At Best Kept Secret 2017 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Radiohead – Live at Best Kept Secret June 18, 2017 – VPRO-Netherlands – Radiohead for our last Backstage Weekend of 2017. One of the most anticipated (and quickly sold out) tours of 2017, Radiohead proved, without a shadow of doubt, that they are one of the truly great bands in...

Modern Folk Quartet (MFQ)

Hollywood Bowl 1964 – Modern Folk Quartet, Joe & Eddie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez And More – No On Prop. 14. Rally – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Hollywood Bowl – No On 14 Rally – Sept. 23, 1964 – Part 1 Hollywood Bowl – No On 14 Rally – Sept. 23, 1964 – Part 2 An all-star extravaganza – one of those Hollywood Bowl concerts never heard, long-thought lost, destined to be destroyed and otherwise forgotten about....

The Smiths

The Smiths Live In Amsterdam – 1984 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Smiths – live in Amsterdam – April 21, 1984 – VPRO/3VOOR-FM Netherlands – The Smiths for a Friday night – getting ready for New Years, just around the corner. Recorded live in Amsterdam at De Meervaart on April 21, 1984. However you feel about Morrissey these days, The Smiths...

President Nixon

1974: Through A Past Darkly – A Year That Was – Past Daily Thousand Yard Stare

1974 Year-End – CBS News – December 29, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1974 – If you were around at the time, and you were old enough to remember it, 1974 was a year we thought would never end fast enough. As Gerald Ford, our first dually un-elected...

Pro-Khomeini Demonstrations

December 29, 1978 – Ominous Signs From Tehran – The Shah Makes A Move

December 29, 1978 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 29, 1978 – Ominous signs from Tehran this day. Although at the time, not many paid attention. But if you lived in Iran, you noticed. And either you took to the streets, or...