Monthly Archive: November 2018

President Reagan - National Press Club 0

President Reagan And The Strategic Arms Reduction Talks – November 18, 1981 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Reagan – Address to the National Press Club – Nuclear weapons and arms reduction – November 18, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Reagan as he spoke to members of the National Press Club on November 18, 1981 for the purpose of disclosing an effort to diffuse...

Lt. William Calley 0

November 13, 1970 – Picking A Jury For Lt. Calley – Attempts At Eliminating Ancient Nonsense – Southern California’s Annual Fire Ritual

November 13, 1970 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 13, 1970 – On this day, news from Ft. Benning, Georgia was about picking a Jury for the trial of Lt. Calley, accused in the massacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai in 1968. Seems getting...

Woodpigeon 0

Woodpigeon In Session – 2009 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Woodpigeon – in session for Marc Riley – February 24, 2009 – BBC 6 Music – Starting off the week on a relatively tranquil note by way of Woodpiegon, from a session recorded for Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music on February 24, 2009. Woodpigeon are an Indie-Pop/new-Folk/Anti-Folk collective founded...

President Trumen (with Sen. Hubert Humphrey) - 1949 0

November 12, 1949 – Election Night: 1949 – A strike Is Settled – Grandfather Of The Year – Armistice Day: 1949

November 12, 1949 – Voices and Events- NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 12, 1949 – Sixty-nine years ago – an election was held, the coal strike was settled and in 1949 it was still Armistice Day. Election night 1949 – the off-year election held many races...

Lauritz Melchior - RCA Magic Key - 1938 0

Lauritz Melchior – Eva Le Gallienne – RCA Magic Key – 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Lauritz Melchior – Eva Le Gallienne – Frank Black With The NBC Orchestra – RCA Magic Key – April 17, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even though you could consider it a one-hour commercial for RCA Victor records, phonographs and everything else RCA was involved in at the...

Being the new kid in school 0

It’s December 1, 1978 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Just Moved – It’s Your First Day In A New School – You Are Radioactive

KROQ – Fraser Smith Show – December 1, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Face it; just about everybody you know, including you, has either been the “new kid in school” or knows someone who was at least once the “new kid”. It is historically the single most excruciating...

Mel Tormé 0

Mel Tormé And The Meltones – Georgie Auld – Swingtime – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Mel Tormé and The Meltones – Georgie Auld – Frances Langford – Tony Romano – Armed Forces Radio – Swingtime – 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Mel Tormé and an all-star cast this weekend in a radio series designed for The Armed Forces and their fledgling Radio Service...

Canada Lee - 1941 0

Paul Robeson, Richard Wright, Hattie McDaniel, W. C. Handy, Duke Ellington – A Tribute To Canada Lee – 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Paul Robeson, Richard Wright, Duke Ellington, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, W.C. Handy, Herb Jeffries, Hattie McDaniel – and many more – Tribute to Canada Lee – June 9, 1941 – Mutual Special Events – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A rare and special program from 1941 this weekend....

President Nixon 0

November 9, 1970 – A Trial Begins – A Tribulation Continues – Nixon And The Hot Potato Called Vietnam

November 9, 1970 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 9, 1970 – President Nixon and the War in Vietnam, and now Cambodia, were taking center stage. On this day, the State of Massachusetts threw a hot potato at the Supreme Court, but the Court in...