Blues

Joe Liggins - Jubilee 1945

Jimmie Lunceford, Joe Liggins, Effie Smith – Jubilee -1945 – Past Daily Downbeat

Jubilee – Armed Forces Radio Service – June 11, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Here is a prime example of just how diverse and all-inclusive Jazz was (and still is). Jubilee was one of the most popular programs aired to service personnel during and just after World War...

The Charioteers - Standard Radio Transcripitons

The Charioteers In Session – 1945 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

The Charioteers – Standard Transcription sessions – 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Charioteers this weekend. A few weeks ago I ran a session from The Deep River Boys, recorded for another transcription company at roughly the same time. The Charioteers had much more exposure and a string...

The Deep River Boys

The Deep River Boys In Session – 1939 Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

The Deep River Boys – In Session for Lang-Worth Transcription Service -circa 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something different to end the weekend; a series of radio recordings made by The Deep River Boys for the Lang-Worth Transcription Company, circa 1939. The Deep River Boys left a legacy...

Tiny Bradshaw

Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra – Live – 1944 – Past Daily Downbeat

Tiny Bradshaw – Jubilee Program – Armed Forces Radio – August 21, 1944 -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When Rock n’ Roll was born there were a lot of mid-wives in attendance. The roots and traces go back a ways, and despite what some might say, Jazz factored in quite...

Otis Rush

Otis Rush In Concert – 1961 (RIP: Otis Rush – 1934-2018) Backstage Weekend-Tribute Edition

Otis Rush Blues Band – Live At Camden Jazz Festival, London – 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This is shaping up to being a bad week for Music. First was the news yesterday of passing of Marty Balin formerly of Jefferson Airplane and then this morning hearing the...

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin – Live At Festival de Jazz d’Antibes – 1970 – Past Daily:Thoughts, Prayers And Candles Edition

Aretha Franklin – live at festival de Jazz d’Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, France – July 21, 1970 – RFI-Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the pessimistic news tonight via Aretha Franklin’s family – word is, the Queen Of Soul is gravely ill and may not make it over the next...

Canned Heat

Canned Heat – Live In Boston – 1970 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Canned Heat (w/Kaleidoscope) – The Tea Party, Boston – June 26, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Okay. I will admit; I was never a big fan of Canned Heat. Maybe because they were playing everywhere in L.A. all the time, or it was the terminally long jams, or...

George Washington Carver Hi - 1981

If You Were A Teenager, And You Lived In New Orleans, And It Was May 1981, This Is What It Sounded Like

WNNR-AM – The Black Pope – May 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Just a hunch, but I would bet even money that, if you were born and raised in New Orleans and they did a DNA test, they would find musical notes mixed up in there. Music is...

Ben L'Oncle and The Monophonics

Ben L’Oncle With The Monophonics – Live In Paris – 2014 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ben L’Oncle With The Monophonics – Live At Hotel de Ville de Paris – July 20, 2014 – FNAC Live – RFI FIP – Ben L’Oncle With The Monophonics tonight. It occurred to me that I haven’t been paying a whole pile of attention to what’s currently going on in...

Fats Domino

Fats Domino In Concert From Antibes – 1993 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Tribute Edition

Fats Domino in concert at Juan les Pins Jazz Festival, Antibes France – July 22, 1993 – Radio France – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fats Domino this weekend. With the news of the passing of this music legend at 89, I was reminded just how integral a role he...