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War In The Air – War On The Air – August 12, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Blue Network News Of The World – August 12, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this August 12th in 1941 was filled with reports of Air Raids over Europe. RAF Bombers were busy attacking Western Germany, while Soviet...

Howard Hughes Testimony Abruptly Ends – Bombshells Of The Verbal Kind – August 11, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Cedric Foster News – August 11, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The big news for this August 11th in 1947 was the abrupt ending of the Senate Sub-committee Hearings on the wartime contracts of Howard Hughes. The investigation as to...

Fat Mattress – In Session 1969 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Fat Mattress In Session – September 27, 1969 – Radio Bremen/WDR As long as we’re doing classics and rarities this weekend, I might as well add Noel Redding‘s Fat Mattress to the mix. A rare session for Radio Bremen-TV (Beat Club)...

Leopold Stokowski With Hoyt Bohannon And The Los Angeles Philharmonic Play Music Of Nathaniel Shilkret – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Nathaniel Shilkret – Trombone Concerto – Sgt. Hoyt Bohannon, Trombone with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl – Leopold Stokowski, cond. July 28, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Something obscure and long-thought lost this weekend. The Trombone Concerto by Nathaniel...

Island Of Dreams – Coney Island In The 70s – 1979 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR Special Program – Island of Dreams – Coney Island – Nov. 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Iconic place, Coney Island. Long history. A place where seemingly half the world showed up on a Summer weekend to get away from...

Eric Dolphy Quartet – Live In Munich – 1961 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Eric Dolphy Quartet – Live in Munich – December 1, 1961 – Deutsche Welle Legendary Concerts this weekend. The Eric Dolphy Quartet, featuring McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman and Mel Lewis recorded in Munich on December 1st 1961. One of the pioneering...

Folk Night At The Village Gate – 1959 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Skip Weshner’s Accent On Sound – Live From The Village Gate – May 23, 1959 – KRHM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A few months ago I ran a Skip Weshner Accent On Sound Folk Program live from One Sheridan Square....

Mink DeVille – In Concert At Pinkpop 1982 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Mink DeVille – Live at Pinkpop 1982 – May 31, 1982 – VPRO/3VOOR12 Radio The inimitable and sadly missed Mink (Willy) DeVille this weekend. In concert at the 1982 Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands, recorded by the venerable VPRO Radio Network...

808 State – In Concert -1993 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – 808 State Live at Kentish Town and Country Club – Feb. 24, 1993 – BBC 6 Music Ending up a (mostly) Madchester week with a set by the legendary 808 State, live at Kentish Town and Country Club from February 24,...

Pundits Weigh In – August 7, 1974

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Edward P. Morgan – Herbert Kaplow Commentaries – August 6-7, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As speculation reached fever-pitch on this August 7th, 1974, over whether or not Richard Nixon would resign or go through the impeachment process, commentators and...