1950’s

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1955 – Word From The Meadowlark – A Wonder World Of Bird Calls – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry – Sounds Of Our Times

NBC Radio – Mary Merryfield and birds – June 15, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Call us crazy, but, click on the link right here and kick in a buck or two: Become a Patron! Birds this weekend; specifically, The Meadowlark – primarily, the mid-west – most importantly,...

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Duke Ellington – Cavalcade Of Bands – Dumont TV -1950 – Past Daily Downbeat

Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra – Cavalcade Of Bands – Dumont TV – July 18, 1950 – Jim Stephenson Collection – Duke Ellington in what is most probably a drop-dead rarity – if not in performance then certainly in sound. About a week ago, my friend and colleague Jim...

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June 1955 – Grand Ole Opry With Little Jimmy Dickens, “Chester” Atkins, Minnie Pearl And Many More – Past Daily Americana

Grand Ole Opry – NBC Radio Monitor – June 25, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you don’t mine – we can use it: Become a Patron! An ode to Americana this weekend. One of the benchmarks of Country-Western music was the weekly radio program Grand Ole Opry....

Paul Paray - Retrospective Part 4

Paul Paray Leads L’Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France With Denise Monteil In Music of Paray, Lesur And Rosselini – 1959-1972- Episode 4 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Paul Paray and l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – Retrospective -Part 4 – Radio France Musique – The fourth installment of the excellent series on the tenure of the legendary Paul Paray with l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – this time as interpreter of 20th century works, his own included....

President Eisenhower - 1954

June 3, 1954 – The Politics Of Civil Rights – Segregation, Capitol Hill And Communists – The Eisenhower Years

Every little bit helps: Become a Patron! June 3, 1954 – A day with a lot of domestic political issues in the air. Starting with news from Capitol Hill and the matter of Civil Rights and segregation in housing. On this day, a bill calling for Liberalization of loan guarantees...

Okinawa -1957 (Getty Images)

May 29, 1957 – Washington Anticipates Japanese Premier Nobusuke Kishi – And The Word Is Okinawa.

A buck or two would help: Become a Patron! May 29, 1957 – News for this day in 1957 came by way of Commentator Cedric Foster who reported on the upcoming State visit by Japanese Premier Nobusuke Kishi to Washington. The visit was expected to take place in the middle...

Frank Sinatra - 1959

Frank Sinatra – With Ella Fitzgerald, The Hi-Los, Nelson Riddle, Red Norvo – Timex Presents – 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

ABC-TV – Timex Presents Frank Sinatra – December 13, 1959 – Audio Master – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – I usually don’t post Television audio on Past Daily. Mostly because there’s enough video around that just getting the sound seems a little silly. But in this case, it’s different –...

Edouard Lalo

The Busque-Bouquet-Lemaire Trio Play Music Of Lalo – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Lalo – Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello – Hélèle Busque, piano – Paule Bouquet, violin – Jules Lemaire, cello – Paris Radio session – circa 1954 – ORTF – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Music of Edouard Lalo this weekend. His trio for Piano, Violin and Cello featuring Hélène...

Moderate eye irritation from Smog

March 27, 1957 – “Los Angeles Weather: Light To Moderate Eye Irritation From Smog – No Morning Burning Allowed” – Bob Crane Says So.” – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KNX-AM/FM – March 27, 1957 – Bob Crane Program – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It may not seem like a lot to you, but . . .Become a Patron! If you ever lived in a house in Los Angeles built before 1957 and wondered why there was what looked...