Monthly Archive: December 2018

New Years in breakaway Republics

December 31, 1991 – New Years Eve: 1991 – Looking At The Old Year – Cringing At The New One.

December 31, 1991 – NPR: All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 31, 1991 – New Years Eve on a year that saw change, upheaval and unrest. And tucked in there was a modicum of optimism, but if you blinked, you might have missed it. The big...

Chalres Munch

Charles Munch And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Music Of Roussel And Debussy – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Charles Munch Conducts The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – October 28, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Charles Munch rehearsing the BSO in another one of the weekly broadcasts NBC radio did in the late 1940s and early 1950s with this orchestra. Narrated by veteran broadcaster Ben Grauer, this...

Claude Thornhill and His Orch.

Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra – Live At Glen Island Casino – 1947 – Past Daily Downbeat

Claude Thornhill – live at Glen Island Casino – June 23, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Claude Thornhill and his band, recorded live at Glen island Casino in New York on June 23, 1947. Thornhill’s music has fortunately weathered well with age. Almost completely mis-diagnosed as a “Sweet...

Close Lobsters

Close Lobsters In Concert From Germany – 1988 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Close Lobsters – In Concert at Ka-Bu Club, Hanau, West Germany – April 16, 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection -Close Lobsters In concert this weekend.   One of the Indie bands from Scotland who made a huge impression on U.S. audiences in the late 1980s. This one from their...

China Under Mao - 1949

1949: And It Sounded Like This – Past Daily Year-End Gallimaufry

1949: Voices And Events For The Year – NBC Radio – December 31, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1949 – a year in the dim-distant past for most of us, but a year that, not unlike the annual Christmas Fruitcake, was the gift that kept on giving for...

Cuban Heels - Peel Session - Oct. 1981

Cuban Heels In Session – 1981- Past Daily Soundbooth

Cuban Heels – In Session for John Peel – recorded October 10, 1981 – broadcast October 15, 1981 – BBC Radio 1 – Cuban Heels to end the week, in a session (their second) recorded for John Peel on October 10th and broadcast on October 15, 1981. The band may...

Sunset Strip Riots - 1966

Riot On Sunset Strip 1966 – “What Is It You Kids Want?” – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Sunset Strip Riots – The Cool Rebellion – Second Sunday – NBC Radio – 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sunset Strip – November 1966. It was bound to happen, sooner or later. One of the largest if not the largest generations in history was suddenly coming of age....

Begin - Sadat - Dayan - Ismailia conference

December 28, 1977 – It Happened In Ismailia – The Ongoing Israeli-Egyptian Peace Talks – Galveston’s Grain Elevator Problem.

December 28, 1977 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 28, 1977 – News from Ismailia, the latest in a series of seemingly endless talks and negotiations over a Peace settlement between the Israelis and Egyptians. Discussions on this day were about Menachem Begin’s 26-point...

Appliance

Appliance In Session – 1998 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Appliance – In Session for John Peel – October 6, 1998 – BBC Radio 1 – Appliance in session tonight. Recorded on September 6, 1998 for John Peel and broadcast on October 6 over BBC Radio 1. Appliance were a British experimental post-rock three piece band, who released four albums...