Americana

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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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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....

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June 11, 1936 – The GOP Gathers To Nominate Alfred M. Landon – Past Daily Reference Room

In these days of crazy, even a little is a lot: Become a Patron! The 1936 Republican National Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio, between June 9 and 12. Although many candidates sought the Republican nomination, only two, Governor Landon and Senator William Borah from Idaho, were considered to be...

Cat Power - In session for John Peel - 2000

Cat Power – In Session – 2000 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Cat Power – in session for John Peel – June 18, 2000 -July 20, 2000 – Re-Broadcast December 13, 2000 – BBC Radio 1 – Cat Power in session for John Peel – two sessions; first recorded in June and the second in July of 2000, featuring seven songs in...

Tomorrow - What will it be like?

April 21, 1960 – Tomorrow: What Will It Be Like? – Past Daily Reference Room

Your support is vital to us: Become a Patron! Tomorrow – The Future -The Jet-Age – Eternal optimism and the 30 hour work week (or less). America was in the midst of great prosperity and technological leaps. We were a nation on the cutting edge; we were innovators – we...

Joni James - 1954

Joni James And Ralph Marterie – In Session – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Nights At The Round Table

Joni James with Ralph Marterie and his Downbeat orchestra – National Guard Radio program – 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Heading into different territory this weekend. A live session with American pop singer Joni James along with Band leader Ralph Marterie recorded by the U.S....

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Benny Carter, The Charioteers, Hattie McDaniel, Mantan Moreland, Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman – Blueberry Hill – 1943 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

CBS Radio – Blueberry Hill (preview/audition broadcast) – March 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – We’re here because of you (hint-hint): Become a Patron! Had there not been World War 2, this program might have gone unnoticed and largely forgotten. Why it came about isn’t clear, but it marked...

Thelonious Monk Nonet – Live In Germany – 1967 – Past Daily Downbeat

Believe it not, we rely on you to keep us going: Become a Patron! Visiting the legendary Thelonious Monk this weekend, featuring his Nonet in a concert recorded from Mainz, Germany on November 8, 1967. Luckily for everyone, a lot of Monk’s material was recorded live, and most all of...

Goofballs

America’s Little Dope Problem – The 1940’s: Goofballs – Past Daily Reference Room.

No matter how much or how little, it helps: Become a Patron! First off: Radio documentaries really didn’t take off until the early 1950s when portable tape recorders came into their own. Anything that wasn’t able to be recorded “as it happened” was usually relegated to “dramatic re-creation”, where actors...

The Four Vagabonds - 1942-43

The Four Vagabonds – In Session – 1942-1943 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

The Four Vagabonds – Standard Broadcast Transcription Session – X-127 – Rec. 1942-1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – . . .and there’s a lot more where this came from, and you can help: Become a Patron! The Four Vagabonds to put one week to rest and to start up...