Americana

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August 16, 1977 – “The King Of Rock N’ Roll Is Gone” – Death Of Elvis Presley

Become a Patron! August 16, 1977 – Not a good day for music – not in 1977 and not in 2018. This day in 1977 we lost the King of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. And ironically, we lost The Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, on this day in 2018....

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The Gaslight Anthem – Farewell At Reading – 2015 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Gaslight Anthem – live at Reading/Leeds Festival 2015 – August 30, 2015 – BBC 6 Music – Ending up the week with The Gaslight Anthem, during their farewell concert at the 2015 Reading/Leeds Festival on August 30, 2015, recorded and faithfully preserved by BBC 6 Music. This was their...

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Elliott Smith – In Concert – Fuji Rock 2000 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Elliott Smith – in concert at Fuji Rock Festival 2000 – July 28, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The late, great and much missed Elliott Smith in concert tonight. Recorded live for posterity at The Fuji Music Festival 2000 on July 28, 2000. Steven Paul “Elliott” Smith was...

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The Coolidge String Quartet Play Music Of Charles Martin Loeffler – 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Charles Martin Loeffler – Music For Four Stringed Instruments – Coolidge String Quartet – RCA Victor 78 rpm set – M-534 – 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – More Americana this week – this time in the form of German-American composer/violinist Charles Martin Loeffler and an original set of...

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Coleman Hawkins – Live From Birdland – 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat

Coleman Hawkins Quintet – live At Birdland – September 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Legends in Jazz this weekend – Coleman Hawkins, one of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. Berendt explained: “there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was...

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Morton Gould – Piano Compositions – 1940 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Morton Gould – Plays Original Piano Compositions – Decca Records 78 rpm Set – 195 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Definitely not one of the “unsung, overlooked or under-appreciated” voices in American music this weekend, Morton Gould managed to cross that bridge between Pop, Classical and “easy Listening” in...

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You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s 1966 – And You Can’t Wait . . . . – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Top-40 Radio – Los Angeles – November 1966 – KHJ – KFWB – KCRW-FM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – No question – 1966 was a pivotal year. But then, so was 1965 – so was 1964 and don’t forget 1963. The 60s had more than their fair share of...

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July 1, 1947 – Commentary: “A Third Of The Nation Are Dummies”.

July 1, 1947 – ABC Radio – Walter Kiernan News and Commentary – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – One of the fascinating, and often disturbing parts about history is how often it is repeated; maybe not exactly the same way – but certainly with enough similarities to provide ample warning...

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You’re A Teenager – You Live In San Bernardino – It’s 1955 – Your World’s Going To Change, But Not Right Now

KRNO San Bernardino – Morning Show – April 4, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Don’t know about you, but looking at these photos of teenagers from 1955, my immediate thought is “this is what 16 year olds looked like back then?” In a word; yes. Maybe it was...

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Preventive Detention – Internment – America’s Little Stain On History – 1970 Discussion: Past Daily Reference Room

Kup’s Show – Interview/Discussion – Internment/Preventive Detention In 1942. Broadcast July 29, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With public outcry growing in recent weeks over the detention, internment and forced separation of families and children over immigration, and the surprise checkpoints and raids carried out by ICE; all...