1940’s

Cairo Conference – December 1, 1943 0

Cairo Conference – December 1, 1943

  – Cairo Conference – NBC Special News Report – December 1, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this December 1st in 1943, word reached newsrooms that the Conference in Cairo had just concluded. The meeting between China’s Gen. Chiang kai-Shek, President Roosevelt and Britain’s Winston Churchill took...

Early Americana In Music – 1943 – Gramophone Weekend 0

Early Americana In Music – 1943 – Gramophone Weekend

– – Music Of The New World – Music of the settlers – November 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A slice of early Americana this weekend, just in time to end up Thanksgiving weekend – a look at music of the Early American settlers and music of the...

Jackie & Roy – Live At Art Park 1979 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

Jackie & Roy – Live At Art Park 1979 – Past Daily Downbeat

– Jackie & Roy – live at Art Park Festival – September 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Jackie & Roy this week, from a concert recorded by NPR for their Jazz Alive series, at the Art Park Festival in Boston in September 1979. Long considered Jazz’ First Couple,...

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Looking At Acting In 1955 – Weekend Gallimaufry

NBC Radio – Biography In Sound – The Actor – March 6, 1955 – The Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Although this documentary concentrates primarily at Acting for the Stage in 1955, the sentiments and reflections on the craft spill easily over into film, as was evidenced by Rocky Graziano’s...

Hamilton Fish And The Question Of Isolationism – Nov. 23, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Hamilton Fish And The Question Of Isolationism – Nov. 23, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

    – Hamilton Fish Radio address – November 23, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the war in Europe was entering its second year, the calls for increased U.S. involvement, aside from it’s sending aid to Britain, were getting louder and more persistent. A movement to maintain...

Cold War And Witch Hunts – November 25, 1947 0

Cold War And Witch Hunts – November 25, 1947

– NBC News Of The World – November 25, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Cold War grew in intensity, and as the world reacted, news for this November 25th in 1947 was pessimistic and ominous. The Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference wasn’t yielding the results as...

The Oslo Philharmonic With Odd Grüner-Hegge Play Music Of Svendsen – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone 1

The Oslo Philharmonic With Odd Grüner-Hegge Play Music Of Svendsen – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

– Svendsen – Symphony No. 2 – Oslo Philharmonic -Odd Grüne-Hegge – Norwegian Radio Session – 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – I ran this piece several years ago, via my old site. It has since disappeared, but I thought I would run it again, with improved sound. This...

Endless War – Relentless Happy-Face – November 10, 1941 0

Endless War – Relentless Happy-Face – November 10, 1941

– News Of The World – November 10, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the war raging in Europe this November 10th in 1941, the tell-tale signs that, even the German people were getting fed up with the war was becoming evident. Although the Propaganda machine was loudly...

Putting On Pressure – November 5, 1941 0

Putting On Pressure – November 5, 1941

– News Of The World – November 5, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this November 5th in 1941 had much to do with the War in the air and the land war in the East. British RAF bombers staged raids overnight on Germany in the industrial...