1940’s

VJ Day Continues

August 15, 1945 – VJ Day Keeps Going And Going And Going . . . .

August 15, 1945 – VJ Day celebrations continue – Reports around Country – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 15, 1945 – On this day, 72 years ago, the party wasn’t about to let up. VJ Day, although officially declared as August 14th to commemorate the actual acceptance of terms...

Angel iglesias

Angel Iglesias – Two Sides For Chant du Monde – Past Daily Archeology

Angel Iglesias – Hommage pour le Tombeau de Claude Debussy (De Falla) – Le Chant du Monde 78 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Angel Iglesias – Danza Espagnola No. 8 (Granados) – Le Chant de Monde 78 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Starting a new series tonight; Past Daily...

Dudley Buck

NBC Studio Orchestra And Chorus Play The Music Of Dudley Buck – 1943 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Dudley Buck – Final Chorus from Voyage Of Columbus – NBC Studio Orchestra And Chorus, Joseph Stulpak, cond – April 24, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Perhaps a bit late for 4th Of July festivities this year, but nonetheless a sample of Americana in the form of American...

William Jennings Bryan

Politics: USA – 1956 – Elections in History – Past Daily Reference Room

Americas Town Meeting Of The Air – Politics: USA – Jan. 20. 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- Choosing a President. Politics in America has always been, at the very least; interesting, at the very worst; what we have now. We have faced just about every crisis and our political...

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole – I Wake Up Screamin’ After Dreaming Of You – 1948 Demos – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Nat King Cole Demo Session – I Wake Up Screamin’ After Dreaming Of You – Studio & Artists Recorders, Hollywood – circa 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something of an oddity and rarity this weekend. Nat King Cole with a demo of a song he co-wrote with Don...

Gail Kubik - Paratroops - 1942

Frank Stulpak And The NBC Studio Orchestra Play Music Of Gail Kubik 1943 – Gramophone Weekend

Gail Kubik – Paratroops – 1943 – Orchestral Suite from the Film – August 12, 1943 – Music At War Series – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gail Kubik this weekend. Probably a name mostly forgotten now, save for collectors and fans of mid-century Americana. Kubik came from the Eastman...

Spirit Of Memphis Quartet

Spirit Of Memphis Quartet – On The Air – 1949 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Spirit Of Memphis Quartet – Daily Radio Show – WDIA, Memphis – December 16, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even during the days of Segregated radio, one thing everyone could agree on was; gettin’ right with God was everybody’s business. And so this show featuring legendary Spirit Of...

Surrender of Okinawa

June 21, 1945 – Fall Of Okinawa

June 21, 1945 – Announcement of Surrender of OKinawa – June 21, 1945 – NBC – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 21, 1945 – Word had flashed across newswires that the island of Okinawa, after some 82 days of endless siege, with some 250,000 casualties, Okinawa fell to the...

President Truman Vetos Taft-Hartley

June 20, 1947 – Truman Vetoes Taft-Hartley

President Truman – Radio Address on the Taft-Hartley Bill- June 20, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 20, 1947 – on this day President Harry Truman was handed a bill, the Taft-Hartley Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, authored by Senator Robert Taft and Representative Fred Hartley and...

French Elections 1951

June 17, 1951 – France Goes To The Polls – The French Elections Of 1951

French Elections of 1951 – NBC Radio: Yesterday,Today and Tomorrow – June 17, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sixty-six years ago today, France went to the polls. This time to elect the Second national Assembly of the Fourth Republic. After World War 2, the three major political parties...