Monthly Archive: February 2018

Count Basie

Count Basie Live In Milan – 1960 – Past Daily Downbeat

Count Basie and his Orchestra – Live in Milan, Italy – April 6, 1960 – RAI – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Count Basie this weekend. An American institution, Basie was a fixture from the 1930s all the way up until just before his death in 1984. An enduring figure...

Sylvie Vartan

Sylvie Vartan – 1965 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table: Yé-Yé Edition (Rock Without Borders)

  Sylvie Vartan – RCA-Victor (France) ep – 86.125M – 1965 – Diving into Yé-Yé tonight by way of Sylvie Vartan – one of the most prominent of the tough-n-scruffy Yé-Yé girls of the early 1960s. For those of you not familiar, Yé-Yé is actually a French genre, a hybrid...

Genesis - Peter Gabriel

Genesis – Live In Montreal – 1974 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Become a Patron! Genesis this weekend. Although directions changed and they achieved a large mainstream following after the departure of founding member and singer Peter Gabriel, many fans still consider this incarnation of Genesis the memorable period for the band, and everything that came after Peter Gabriel just wasn’t the...

University of Texas Shooting 1966

America The Violent – 1969 – The Culture Of Killing – The Society Of Folded Hands – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

America The Violent – NBC Radio Second Sunday – 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another School Shooting – another invasion of what once was Safe Haven – another stain on our society. Another period of mourning, of grief, of anger, of hand-wringing. Another period of vows and proclamations....

Rain - in session - BBC 1991

Rain In Session – 1991 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Rain – In Session – BBC Radio 1 – February 15, 1991 – BBC Radio !- Liverpool Indie band Rain to end the working week – The band was formed at the Merseyside Trade Union Community and Unemployed Resource Centre in Huyton, Liverpool, in 1988 with a line-up of Ned...

Korean War - February 1951

February 16, 1951 – Stalin Chimes In About Korea – America Chimes In About Europe

  February 16, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and the news- Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 16, 1951 – A day filled with Cold War, Korea and uncertainty. Starting with word from Soviet Premier Stalin, voicing his opinion for the first time in a while, that the U.S. was...

Congo 1961

February 15, 1961 – Crisis In The Congo – UN Security Council

February 15, 1961 – UN Security Council Emergency Session – Situation in The Congo – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 15, 1961. It was becoming a familiar sight – the Independence movement taking place all across Africa in the 1960s was gaining momentum as well as bloodshed. One of...

The Japanese House

The Japanese House – In session at Best Kept Secret Festival – 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Japanese House – in session at Best Kept Secret Festival – June 16, 2017 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – There are days when you desperately need something to put it all in perspective – something not determined to increase the voltage in your seat or drive you vacant,...

Shura Cherkassky

Shura Cherkassky With Sixten Ehrling And The Swedish Radio Symphony – BBC Proms 1985 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Swedish Radio Symphony – Sixten Ehrling, Cond – Shura Cherkassky, piano – BBC Proms – September 12, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – More history this week. From the 1985 BBC Proms festival, a performance by the Swedish Radio Symphony, led by Sixten Ehrling and featuring the legendary Shura...