Blues

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...

Earl Bostic - 1957

Earl Bostic And His Orchestra – A Gay Day – 1957 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Earl Bostic and his Orchestra – A Gay Day – King Records #5081 – 1957- Earl Bostic this weekend, with one of the last 78’s King Records issued, just before everybody switched over to 45 for good. A Gay Day (Gay . . as in happy) was not a hit,...

WLCS - Baton Rouge -1951

Before It Was Rock And While It Was Segregation – Southern Radio In The 1950s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WLCS – Jivin’ Jerry – Late 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine now, the extent of segregation in America of the 1950s, but it was prevalent throughout the country, more so in the South. Everything, it seemed was separate; water fountains, movie theaters and even records....

African-American Teenagers - 1951

Before It Was Rock, It Was Race – WDIA, Memphis: Sepia Swing Club 1951 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WDIA, Memphis – Sepia Swing Club – December 17, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Teenagers in segregated America. Before the dawn of Rock n’Roll it was called Race Music. And it was Blues, Jump Blues and Bop. And it was just after World War 2, right around the...

James Cotton

James Cotton Blues Band – Live At Fillmore Auditorium 1966 – RIP: James Cotton (1935-2017) Past Daily Soundbooth

James Cotton Blues Band – live at Fillmore Auditorium – November 25, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news today that James Cotton, another icon, another legend in Music passed away today, 2017 is shaping up to being about as bad as 2016 was. James Cotton...