1950’s

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January 1951 – Brave New Future – Saving Life And Destroying It.

Your support is needed, I’m serious:Become a Patron! January 1951. Still the month to look back at the accomplishments of the previous year. This radio discussion series called “You And . . .” focused on different aspects of our society in 1951; where we were going, what were we doing...

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It’s June 1955 – America Is Going Places And Doing Things – Your Radio Says So.

NBC Radio – Monitor – 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm – June 25, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Considering America had gone through a World War, gone through Korea and was smack in the middle of a Cold War with The Soviet Union, our predilection for fun had...

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Clifford Brown-Max Roach – Live At The Continental Restaurant – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Clifford Brown – Max Roach Quintet – Live at The Continental Restaurant – WNOR-AM Broadcast – June 18, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The legendary Clifford Brown this weekend. In what very well may have been his last known broadcast before an untimely death from a car accident...

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It’s March 1959 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In New York – Your Parents Bought You A Tape Recorder For Christmas – They Are Regretting It.

New York AM Radio Dial Hopping – March, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A buck a month is all we ask: Become a Patron! You finally got it. After months of hounding, hinting and placing copies of magazines with Webcor ads all around your apartment, your parents finally...

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It’s 1952 – You’re In L.A. – It’s Midnight – Your Radio Is Time-Traveling. You’re Somewhere In The 1920s. Weekend Pop-Chronicles

Encore Time – Jim Hawthorne, Major J. Andrew White – KNX Midnight-1:00 am – June 3, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Before 24 hour news cycles, ’round the clock music and talk, radio was a sort of “uncharted waters” after midnight. If you were one...

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The Modern Jazz Quartet With Charles Mingus – Live At Nice Jazz Festival 1972 – Past Daily Downbeat.

Modern Jazz Quartet with Charles Mingus – Live At The Nice Jazz Festival, France – 1972 – ORTF, France – Every little bit helps a lot: Become a Patron! The Modern Jazz Quartet along with the legendary Charles Mingus in concert at the 1972 Nice Jazz Festival in 1972 and...

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Adlai Stevenson – Address At The Weizmann Institute Dinner – 1954 -Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Adlai Stevenson, despite losing the bid for the White House in 1952 and not fully committed to running again in 1956 was still a very potent figure on the political stage. The governments of the United States, Britain and France were asked this week by Adlai Stevenson”to...