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Elisabeth Schumann In Recital – 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Something a little unusual this weekend. A broadcast recital by the great German-born Soprano Elisabeth Schumann via the RCA Magic Key Program from January 8, 1939. Part of that Golden Age of Operatic Singing, Elisabeth Schumann was a very much loved singer who was an integral part of the Operatic...

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Viktoria Postnikova And Gennady Rozhdestvensky With The BBC Symphony At The 1979 Prague Spring Festival – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1 Part 2 Over to Prague from 1979 this week for a concert by the BBC Symphony, conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky and featuring Viktoria Postnikova, piano. The concert was recorded during the legendary Prague Spring Festival and features works by Prokofiev, Janacek, Britten and Elgar. Here’s what’s on the...

Janis Jopllin - In concert (Photo: Getty Images)

Janis Joplin And The Full-Tilt Boogie Band – Live In Honolulu – 1970 – Past Daily Backstage Pass – (Janis Joplin: January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970)

Janis Joplin and The Full-Tilt Boogie Band – Honolulu International Center Arena- July 8, 1970 – Band soundboard – On the surface, this is an extraordinary concert recording from Janis Joplin during her period with The Full-Tilt Boogie Band, recorded at The Honolulu International Center Arena on July 8, 1970....

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Live at The White House - 1964

Dave Brubeck Quartet – Live At The White House – 1964 – Past Daily Downbeat

Dave Brubeck Quartet – live at The White House- April 14, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dave Brubeck to take things down a few decibels and degrees this weekend. A tape not broadcast, but circulated to friends of the artist of a White House gig for LBJ and...

Gary Peacock (1935-2020)

Gary Peacock – Ralph Towner – Kenny Wheeler – live in Germany – 1992 – RIP: Gary Peacock (1935-2020) – Past Daily Downbeat

Ralph Towner – Gary Peacock – Kenny Wheeler – live in Eschede, Germany – June 21, 1992 – WDR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It continues – it’s relentless – it doesn’t seem to want to stop. This time it’s Gary Peacock, poet of the Bass and collaborator with...

Charlie Parker -(photo: William Gottlieb)

Charlie Parker All-Stars – Live At Birdland – 1950 – Past Daily Downbeat – Bird’s Swingin’ Hundredth –

Charlie Parker All Stars – Live At Birdland – December 23, 1950 – WJZ Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Charlie Parker – legend, immortal, prime suspect, icon – all those superlatives to describe probably one of the most influential alto sax players in Jazz history; and he would...

Frankie Valli with Bob Crewe In Session

Frankie Valli Talks About The Four Seasons, The Wonder Who And Frankie Valli – 1980 – Past Daily Talking Music

Frankie Valli in conversation – Recorded June 16, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Continuing our new series Talking Music with a sit-down conversation with Frankie Valli of the legendary Four Seasons, recorded in June of 1980. One of the things this series is about is the nuts and...

Thelonious Monk - live in Paris - 1966

Thelonious Monk Quartet – Live In Paris – 1966 – Past Daily Downbeat

Thelonious Monk Quartet – Live At Maison de l’ORTF, Paris – March 20, 1966 – Radio France – The legendary Thelonious Monk and his quartet, featuring Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums, recorded live at ORTF Paris’ Maison de l’ORTF on March...

Joseph Szigeti

Conversation With Joseph Szigeti – 1964 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Joseph Szigeti – in conversation with Manoug Parikian, BBC Radio – circa 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The legendary violinist Joseph Szigeti, in conversation with Manoug Parikian for the BBC Radio series Talking About Music – from circa 1964. Joseph Szigeti was a Hungarian violinist who was one...