Americana

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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 0

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...

Exurbia - 1955 0

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...

Korea - February 1951 0

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,...

Robert Polhill - Hostage 0

February 11, 1987 – The Hostage-For-Prisoner Swap And Death To America All Over Again.

A little support goes a long way: Become a Patron! News for this day in 1987 started with the storm of protest over a U.S. proposal for a hostage-for-prisoner swap that included 8 Americans and one Israeli in exchange for Palestinians being held by Israel. No, the Israeli’s weren’t going...

The community builds a house - 1952 0

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 7, 1964 – The State Department Holds A Press Conference: The Subject Is Gitmo

On a day where crises were popping up seemingly everywhere, the focus on this February 7th in 1964 was the flare-up of bad relations with Cuba and threats by the Castro regime against our military base at Guantanamo. The flap began over the seizing of four Cuban fishing trawlers off...

The Daily Flash - 1967 1

The Daily Flash – In Session – 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Daily Flash – live – various venues – Approximately October 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you like what we do, you might want to consider kicking in some love: Become a Patron! The Daily Flash to kick off the week. A band that had a solid...

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Peter, Paul And Mary – Odetta, Bud & Travis – Folk Night At The Hollywood Bowl – 1963 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Peter, Paul and Mary, Odetta – Bud & Travis- Folk Night At The Bowl – August 2, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Help us preserve history: Become a Patron! Since running The Kingston Trio concert last night, I’ve had several requests for other Folk concerts from this period...

The Kingston Trio - in concert 1964 0

The Kingston Trio – Live At Hollywood Bowl – 1964 (RIP: Bob Shane – 1934-2020) – Past Daily Soundbooth: Tribute Edition

The Kingston Trio – live at the No on 14 Rally – Hollywood Bowl – October 4, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hate to bug you, but we have a goal to meet: Become a Patron! With the sad news that founding member of The Kingston Trio, Bob...