Americana

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It’s The Fourth Of July, 1952 – And L.A. Celebrates The Fourth Just Like Everybody Else Does – Accidents, Double-Headers And All.

July 4, 1952 – Here’s a glimpse of Los Angeles as you may no doubt might have heard if you were on your way home from the fireworks show at the L.A. Coliseum or the Pier in Santa Monica or anyone of a number of places throughout Southern California that...

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July 2, 2004 – The Death Of Marlon Brando – A Positive Spin On Disappointing Job Numbers – 40 Million On The Road For The Fourth

July 2, 2004 – Word from Los Angeles that the legendary Marlon Brando had died early in the morning sent shock waves throughout the entertainment world. Long considered one of the greatest actors of his generation, Brando had been in failing health in recent years. Known for his iconic roles...

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It’s 1961 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Know Something’s Happening, You Just Don’t Know What It Is.

KRLA – Jimmy O’Neil Program – October 9. 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s 1961. You’re sixteen. You’re the one on the left in the picture. You’re brooding. There’s something in the air – maybe it’s Cuba, maybe it’s Berlin – you know it’s the world and it...

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Days Of Conspicuous Consumption – Radio Commercials Of The 60s: Part 2 – More Of Everything – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Days Of Conspicuous Consumption – Radio Commercials Of the 60’s – Part 2 – More Of Everything – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As much as the 60s were all about Youth Culture, the spirit of Youth Culture; that permanent fixture of spur-of-the-moment vitality and a certain “who cares about...

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Moms Has A Few Words For You – An Interview With Moms Mabley – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Moms Mabley – Interview with Studs Terkel – WFMT – June 13, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Jackie “Moms” Mabley. If you’ve never heard of her, you have missed an important part of your life. If you have any inclinations towards stand-up comedy, you’ve probably heard the name...

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Germaine Smadja And Henry Swoboda Play Music Of Norman Dello Joio – 1950 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Norman Dello Joio – Ricercari For Piano And Orchestra – Germaine Smadja, piano – Henry Swoboda and The “Concert Hall Symphony” – Concert Hall Society Release D-6 – 1950. Continuing our break from broadcasts and staying with small American labels featuring noteworthy American composers, once again Concert Hall Society and...

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Howard Hanson With Jacques Gordon And The Eastman-Rochester Symphony – Festival Of American Music – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Howard Hanson and The Eastman-Rochester Symphony w/Jacques Gordon, Violin – Festival Of American Music – 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Howard Hanson leads the Eastman-Rochester Symphony with Jacques Gordon as violin soloist in the broadcast portion of the final concert from the 1946 Festival Of American Music. Beginning...

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Linda Ronstadt – Live At The Record Plant – 1973 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Linda Ronstadt – live from The Record Plant, Sausalito – broadcast by KSAN-FM – November 18, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A blast of Americana this weekend. Linda Ronstadt in concert at The Record Plant in Sausalito and broadcast live by KSAN-FM in San Francisco on November 18,...