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Paris Liberation - August 25, 1944

Paris Is Liberated – August 25, 1944 –

August 25, 1944 – News Reports from BBC – NBC and a Radio Documentary from Paris Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 25, 1944 – in a flurry of bulletins and reports, news came pouring in that Paris was now liberated and in Allied control. Despite a flood...

Juniore

Juniore – Live At Route du Rock 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Juniore – In Concert at Route du Rock, 2017 – April 22, 2017 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Juniore in concert from last years Route du Rock festival on April 22, 2017. While I’m waiting for the dust to settle from the Fuji Music Festival, underway right now and...

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg – Private Concert – 2018 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders

Charlotte Gainsbourg – In Private Concert for RTL2, Belgium – April 24, 2018 – RTL2 – Charlotte Gainsbourg to end the week looking overseas, specifically France, at what’s been going on with music over there. Charlotte Gainsbourg is far from unknown and tours the U.S.periodically. Her Wikipedia page has a...

Izia in concert from Bordeaux

Izia Live In Bordeaux – 2018 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend – Rock Without Borders

Izia In Concert From Bordeaux – May 28, 2018 – RTL2, Belgium – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Keeping with our “Rock Without Borders” theme this weekend – another artist who gives further evidence the French Rock scene is alive and well and kicking ass. Izia (Higelin), daughter of the...

Hindi Zahra

Hindi Zahra – In Concert From Paris – 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Hindi Zahra – Live at Musée Picasso – Paris – September 8, 2017 – Radio France Bleu – Hindi Zahra, to close the weekend on an ethereal note. Hailed throughout Europe as an astonishing talent, with mind-blowing music and an underrated artist of exceptional talent – those are a few...

André Navarra

André Navarra And Henriette Roget Play Music Of Jean-Baptiste Bréval – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Jean-Baptiste Bréval – Sonata In G Major – André Navarra, Cello – Henriette Roget, Piano – ORTF Studios – Paris, circa 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Historic musicians in less-than-familiar Baroque music this weekend. Taking the occasional break from 20th Century composers, or the neglected ones of the...

Wild Bill Davis

Wild Bill Davis Quartet – Live In Paris 1976 – Past Daily Downbeat

Wild Bill Davis Quartet – live in Paris – January 24, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – To the sultry B-3 stylings of Wild Bill Davis this week. Featuring his quartet; Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis on tenor sax, Billy Butler on guitar and Oliver Jackson on drums – recorded by...

Florent Schmitt

Florian Hollard Ensemble Play Music Of Florent Schmitt – 1967 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Florent Schmitt – Lied et Scherzo – Florian Hollard Ensemble – 1967 – Paris Studios – ORTF recording – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Florent Schmitt this weekend. Described as “one of the most fascinating of France’s lesser-known classical composers”, Schmitt has witnessed a revival of his...

Pierre Sancan

Pierre-Michel Leconte And The ORTF Orchestra Play Music Of Pierre Sancan – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Pierre Sancan – Symphony No. 2 For Strings – ORTF Symphony – Pierre-Michel LeConte – Circa 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Pierre Sancan: A name virtually unknown outside his native France, but a major figure in mid-twentieth century music in France who, along with Henri Dutilleux and Olivier...

Carla Bley

Carla Bley Big Band – Live In Vennes – 2009 – Past Daily Downbeat

Carla Bley Big Band – live in Vennes, France – July 30, 2009 – Radio France Musique- Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Pardon me while I plug some Desert Island music this weekend – Carla Bley has been a favorite in all her various endeavors for quite some time now....