Blues

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...

Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley In Concert – 2013 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend – Tribute Edition

Charles Bradley – In Concert at Anciennes Belgique – October 24, 2013 – RTBF, Brussels – Charles Bradley tonight (1948-2017). With the sad news earlier today of the passing of Blues/Funk/Soul/ R&B legend Charles Bradley at the age of 68, we can honestly say we hardly got to know him...

Downtown St. Louis

Swingin’ St. Louis – 1952 – Radio During Segregation – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

The G. Show (George Logan) – KXLW, St. Louis- November 18, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Continuing our series of Urban (i.e. Segregated) Radio of the early 1950s; the mid-morning show by George Logan, from November 18, 1952. Like many disc jockey shows from this period – it...