1940’s

The Striders - Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts - 1948

The Striders – Live – 1948 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table: Transcription Edition

The Striders – The Sheik Of Araby – Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts – Sept, 21, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Striders, comprising Eugene, Charles and James Strider and honorary Strider Ernest Griffin were a vocal group from Columbus Ohio, performing around the time of World War 2,...

5 Red Caps

5 Red Caps – No Fish Today – 1943 – Nights At The Round Table: Shellac Edition

5 Red Caps – No Fish Today – Gennett Records – Rec. August 2, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Taking a slight detour tonight and jumping into a slice of shellac via The 5 Red Caps and their 1943 classic “No Fish Today”. The 5 Red Caps were...

Herbert Hoover - Haverford College Address- 1941

Herbert Hoover – Address To Haverford College – June 7, 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Herbert Hoover – Address to Haverford College Commencement – June 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Former President Herbert Hoover, who lost to Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 election didn’t retire from the public eye after the election. He became the Elder Statesman and spokesman for the...

Manuel Rosenthal

Manuel Rosenthal With The ORTF Philharmonic Play Music Of Ravel – 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Ravel: Menuet Antique – ORTF Philharmonic – Manuel Rosenthal,Conductor – ORTF Broadcast Studio session – 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Two familiar names tonight – one; one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century and the other, one of the most admired conductors on the French...

Harry James - on the radio

Harry James On The Radio – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Harry James- Coca-Cola Spotlight Bands (Armed Forces Radio) – August 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Harry James this weekend. One of the most popular figures of the Big Band era, James was an institution and a staple in the American Pop Music diet of the 1940s. But like...

President Roosevelt - 1941

May 27, 1941 – A Fireside Chat At The Brink Of War – FDR And The National Emergency

President Franklin Roosevelt – Fireside Chat – May 27, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A regular feature during the Presidency of Franklin Roosevelt was the Fireside Chat, an informal address to the American people, where matters of national interest were discussed and a sense of transparency with the...

Connee Boswell

Connee Boswell – Booglie Wooglie Piggy – 1942 – Nights At The Round Table: Music Of World War 2

Connee Boswell – Booglie-Wooglie Piggy – unknown band – NBC Transcription – 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Diving into the antiquities this weekend. Pulling up an unreleased aircheck recording of a song not recorded commercially by Connee Boswell. Initially performing as The Boswell Sisters, Connee and her siblings...

Carroll Glenn and Eugene List

Carroll Glenn And Eugene List Play Music Of Leonard Bernstein 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Carroll Glenn/Eugene List – Bernstein: Sonata for Violin and Piano – State Department Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Carroll Glenn and Eugene List, two names synonymous with discovering seldom played music and recognizing up-and-coming talent. The husband and wife team were both formidable talents on their own....

Russian offensive at Kharkov

May 25, 1942 – News From The Front – The World At War

May 25, 1942 – NBC News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 25, 1942, news from many war fronts this day. The lead story was the Russian offensive on the all important Kharkov front, as Marshall Timoshenko launched assaults in several sectors. Russian news reported fighting...