Monthly Archive: September 2018

Jean-Michel Damase

Jean-Michel Damase Plays Music Of Claude Debussy – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Debussy – Poissons d’or from Images – Book 2 – Jean-Michel Damase, Piano – ORTF Broadcast recital – 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A short one tonight – actually, a last-minute replacement for a longer piece which I will post sometime in the future. This one, from a...

Youth Has Doubts

It’s 1978 – You Live In L.A. – You’re A Teenager And Captain Organic Has A Few Words For You

KROQ – Captain Organic – August 19, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Face it; 1978 was not a sure thing. You were a diehard Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull fan. But all of a sudden, music sounds like it’s changing. The radio isn’t playing Zeppelin as much anymore;...

Gary Burton

Gary Burton Quartet – Live In Utrecht – 1976 – Past Daily Downbeat

Gary Burton Quartet – Live In Utrecht – Dec. 30, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gary Burton Quartet this weekend. Trying to inject some calm (or at least sanity) into the weekend, adding a generous dollop of mellow and simmering with a side of serene. Forgive the food...

Otis Rush

Otis Rush In Concert – 1961 (RIP: Otis Rush – 1934-2018) Backstage Weekend-Tribute Edition

Otis Rush Blues Band – Live At Camden Jazz Festival, London – 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This is shaping up to being a bad week for Music. First was the news yesterday of passing of Marty Balin formerly of Jefferson Airplane and then this morning hearing the...

Marty Balin

Jefferson Airplane – In Concert 1967 – RIP: Marty Balin – (1942-2018) – Past Daily Soundbooth

Jefferson Airplane – In Concert from Winterland – March 11, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the sad news of the passing of Marty Balin earlier today, I was struggling for words to express just how profound his contribution has been to music, and certainly music of the Psychedelic...

Spiro Agnew

September 28, 1973 – Open Warfare Between Agnew And The Justice Department – Farewell To A Film Icon

September 28, 1973 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 28, 1973 – Vice-President Spiro Agnew had declared open warfare on The Justice Department this day. Agnew’s lawyers moved in Baltimore to stop presentation of evidence about Agnew to a Grand Jury. Agnew’s lawyers said that...

Israeli Protests

September 27, 1982 – Outrage From A Massacre In Beirut – A Party In Germany Goes Green

September 27, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 27, 1982. As Jews all over the world celebrated Yom Kippur, the atmosphere in Israel was anything but celebratory. Reacting to a massacre of Palestinians by Lebanese militiamen in refugee camps in...

Fun Boy Three - In Concert 1983

Fun Boy Three – Live In Paris – 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Fun Boy Three – Live At Theatre Le Palace, Paris – May 26, 1983 – RFI International – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fun Boy Three in concert from Paris, and preserved for posterity by Radio France International on May 26, 1983. A short-lived endeavor featuring Terry Hall, Lynval Golding...

Luciano Berio

Luciano Berio With The Swingle Singers And The Boston Symphony Play music Of Boccherini, Bach And Berio – 1982 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Luciano Berio, Guest Conductor, The New Swingle Singers – Boston Symphony – August 22, 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – More historic performances this week. The Boston Symphony in concert at The Berkshire Festival on August 22, 1982, featuring contemporary Composer Luciano Berio in the role of guest Conductor,...