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An Interview With Godfrey Cambridge – 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

An Interview With Godfrey Cambridge – 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

– NET – Newsfront – Interview with Godfrey Cambridge – January 2, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – At a time when Black standup comics were just beginning to break into the White mainstream, Godfrey Cambridge was one of the best known and most successful of a very small...

Roy Eldridge – Coleman Hawkins All-Stars With Arthur Prysock At Birdland 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat

Roy Eldridge – Coleman Hawkins All-Stars With Arthur Prysock At Birdland 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Stars In Jazz from Birdland – September 4, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Heading back to the 50s this weekend. The first of a series of broadcasts coming from Birdland on 53nd Street and...

An Interview With James Mason – 1967 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – James Mason Interview – Martha Deane Program – WOR-AM – January 24, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Continuing the occasional series of Icon Interviews. This week it’s the legendary James Mason, who had a long and very distinguished career in...

Gordon Parks, Melvin van Peebles, Ossie Davis And Butterfly McQueen Talk About Black Cinema – 1971 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Gordon Parks, Melvin van Peebles, Ossie Davis And Butterfly McQueen Talk About Black Cinema – 1971 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – WNET – Free Time: Black Cinema – Nov. 9, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1971 a new genre in Cinema exploded on the scene, and quickly became part of our Popular Culture. It was cinema written by, produced by,...

1954 Tony Awards – March 28, 1954 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link  here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – 1954 Tony Awards – March 28, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hard to believe, but there was a time when Awards shows were strictly about the Awards and nothing else. Early Academy Awards ceremonies were in the...

The Kinks – Live In Paris – 1965 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Kinks – Live In Paris – 1965 – ORTF, Paris Although the period of the “British Invasion” of the 1963-1965 is pretty well documented, a lot of what exists in the way of live performances comes from either the BBC...

Culture In A Market Society – 1960 – Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind: Culture And A Market Society – January 31, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In May 1959, President Eisenhower participated in the groundbreaking ceremony which would eventually result in The Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts. It was...

Shakeup In The Kremlin – October 16, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News – WXYZ, Detroit Morning Report – October 16, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many...

April 15, 1950 -Baseball, Cold War, Red Scares And Television – Life On Planet Earth

If we’re helping keep your sanity, kick in a few to help us keep ours: Become a Patron! Your typical week, as far as the Fabulous 50s are concerned. This week, ending on April 15th in 1950, was no different. The Cold War was ratcheting up a few notches with...

Teddy Wilson, Eddie Heywood And Duke Ellington – New Years Eve 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat.

  Click on the link here for Audio Player: New Years Eve – 1957 – All Star Parade of Bands There was a time New Years Eve meant a world-wide sweep of all the notable Jazz dives, and a live session from each over network radio. This one, an hour’s...