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Oscar Levant With Artur Rodzinski And The L.A. Philharmonic In Concert At The Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

If you like this, and want to hear more every day, you might want to support it: Become a Patron! I thought I would dive into some Americana this week by way of a classic and previously unavailable concert featuring the legendary Oscar Levant on Piano with The Los Angeles...

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Claude Helfer And The Paris Wind Ensemble Play Music Of Francis Poulenc – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Francis Poulenc – Sextet For Winds and Piano – Paris Wind Ensemble -Claude Helfer, Piano – ORTF Studio – 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Every penny counts. Seriously: Become a Patron! The music of Francis Poulenc this weekend. His Sextet for Wind Ensemble and Piano featuring the Paris...

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February 19, 1951 – The Situation In Korea: Successful Advances – Attempted Revivals

Not to seem obvious, but . . .:Become a Patron! News on this day in 1951, via Edward R. Murrow and The News, gave upbeat assessments from General Matthew Ridgeway regarding the situation in Korea and U.S. advances along the 38th Parallel. At one point, Chinese troops were engaged, their...

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A Sunday Afternoon In 1955 -Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

NBC Monitor – 4:15pm – 5:15pm – June 19, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! America in the 1950s. An afternoon on a typical Sunday in 1955. To a lot of you, it’s a dim-distant past that bears no resemblance to life in America today. To...

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February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

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February 12, 1956 – America’s Little Cardiac Problem – A President’s Heart Attack.

Just a reminder: Become a Patron! February 1956. Prior to President Eisenhower’s August 1955 heart attack, America was aware of, but not too concerned about what was going on its ribcage. But after that near-fatality and almost sudden loss of a President, attention now became focused on what America was...

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French National Orchestra Wind Ensemble Play Music Of Francaix – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Jean Francaix – Quintet For Wind Ensemble – French National Wind Ensemble – Paris Radio – 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! French rarities this weekend, by way of the ORTF broadcast recordings of the 1950s. This one features the French National Orchestra Wind Ensemble: Jules...

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Neighbors Build A Farm – 1952 – Milk Of Human Kindness Edition – Past Daily Reference Room

A little goes a very long way: Become a Patron! Starting sometime after World War 2 and with the advent of recording tape, the idea of radio documentaries took off in popularity. Prior to this it was a gargantuan effort, dragging disc recording equipment off to a location and getting...

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February 4, 1996 – Gunfire In Guatemala – Aftershocks In China – Farewell Alice Kramden: The Death Of Audrey Meadows.

Supporting what we do here is really easy: Become a Patron! February 4, 1996 – Busy news day in the world and a sad news day for the entertainment world. Starting with news that gunshots were heard in Guatemala earlier in the day. An assassination attempt at the newly inaugurated...

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Music Of Roland Manuel – French Radio – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Roland Manuel – Isabelle and Pantelon – excerpts – Soloists, chorus and Orchestra of French Radio – Georges Delerue, cond. – 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – One thin Dollar goes a long way: Become a Patron! Music of Roland Manuel this weekend. Hardly a household name and one...