Monthly Archive: February 2018

Freur - in concert 1985

Freur In Concert – 1985 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Freur – In Concert from London – 1985 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert series – Freur in concert tonight. Virtually unknown in the U.S., aside from “Doot Doot” which had been used in Vanilla Sky, Valley Girls, a second season episode of Gossip Girl, the last episode of Glory...

Seiji Ozawa - BSO - 1984 Proms

Seiji Ozawa With Jessye Norman, Edith Wiens And The Boston Symphony – Live In London – 1984 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Boston Symphony – Seiji Ozawa with Jessye Norman – Edith Wiens, Sopranos – The Philharmonia Chorus – Mahler: Symphony No. 2 – August 28, 1984 – BBC Proms Another historic concert this week. This time it’s the Boston Symphony at their first-ever Proms in London, performing the massive Resurrection Symphony...

Coal Miners on Strike - 1978

February 21, 1978 – Nationwide Coal Strike And Shuttle-Style Negotiations

February 21, 1978 – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 21, 1978 – Another strike, another shutdown. This time, the Coal Miners. Beginning in December of 1977 and with seemingly no end in sight, President Carter went to Capitol Hill and met with Congressional leaders in...

Aztec Camera

Aztec Camera In Session – 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Aztec Camera – in session BBC Radio 1 -1983 – BBC Radio 1 – Making a brief stop in the 80s tonight with a session by Aztec Camera, a Scottish pop/new wave band formed by Roddy Frame, the group’s singer, songwriter, and only consistent member. Formed in 1980, they released...

American workers - 1946

Life In Post-War America – Wage And Price Controls In 1946 – Past Daily Reference Room

People’s Platform – “Should Price Controls Be Maintained?’ – March 2, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The issue of Price controls – one which has been an issue throughout U.S. history, was especially prevalent during World War 2. A price ceiling will prevent prices from exceeding a certain...

College Basketball Scandal - 1951

February 20, 1951 – Mister Basketball: “We’re In Troublesome Times”

February 20, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 20, 1951 – Basketball was in the news this day. One of Americas great national pastimes was rocked by scandal. In what became a nationwide scandal was largely centered on this particular day...

Blue Aeroplanes - in session for Simon Mayo 1988

Blue Aeroplanes In Session – 1988 – Past Daily Soundbooth

  Blue Aeroplanes – In session for Simon Mayo – Feb. 14, 1988 – BBC Radio 1 – Blue Aeroplanes to start the week. Around since 1981. Still together, with personnel and label changes – still as distinctive as ever, fronted by Gerard Langley, whose impenetrable shades follow him everywhere....

Woodrow Wilson

President’s Day: Woodrow Wilson – The Tariff – 1912 – Past Daily: Presidents Being Presidential

President Woodrow Wilson – The Tariff – Recorded Sept. 24, 1912 – 1912 Campaign addresses – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In honor of Presidents Day, and maybe a President who doesn’t spring instantly to mind as one of the top 10 – Woodrow Wilson was a significant President who was...

Jimmy Carter

February 19, 1980 – Olympics In The Balance

February 19, 1980 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 19, 1980 – A day with fingers crossed if you were an athlete heading to the Olympics in Moscow. The invasion of Afghanistan, coupled with the hostage situation in Tehran was putting the...

Leon Orthel

Leon Orthel Plays Orthel With The Hague Residentie Orkest – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Orthel – Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra – Leon Orthel, Piano – Hague Residentie Orkest – Willem van Otterloo, cond. Radio Nederland Broadcast – 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Leon Orthel this week. Continuing with some of the lesser well-known Composers from The Netherlands....