Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

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“Many Parts Of A Pine Tree Are Edible” – A Word Or Two From Euell Gibbons – 1967 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Euell Gibbons – Book Beat – December 16, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Euell Gibbons -Cast your mind back for a moment (if you are of a certain age). It’s the late 1960s and you’re watching TV – a commercial for Grapenuts Cereal comes on. A craggy looking...

James Baldwin 0

A Word Or Two From James Baldwin – 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

James Baldwin – Book Beat program – 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – James Baldwin has been an enormous influence for writers the past several decades – for Black writers his influence has been profound. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore intricacies of...

René Clair 0

Arthur Knight Has A Word Or Two With René Clair – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Arthur Knight in conversation with René Clair – Recorded November 22, 1958 – WNYC-FM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The history of Cinema is a long one – when you think about the technical advances, the changes in style, the milestones that paved the way for new voices and...

A Streetcar Named Desire - Original Cast 0

1948 Drama Critics Award – A Streetcar Named Desire – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

1948 Drama Critics Award program – A Streetcar Named Desire – Mutual Special Features – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A Streetcar Named Desire, as it was first performed with the original cast; Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden and Marlon Brando. A run which began in 1947 and in...

Canada Lee - 1941 0

Paul Robeson, Richard Wright, Hattie McDaniel, W. C. Handy, Duke Ellington – A Tribute To Canada Lee – 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Paul Robeson, Richard Wright, Duke Ellington, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, W.C. Handy, Herb Jeffries, Hattie McDaniel – and many more – Tribute to Canada Lee – June 9, 1941 – Mutual Special Events – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A rare and special program from 1941 this weekend....

Toronto - 1953 0

Toronto Digs Jazz – August 1953 – Dial Twisting And Jazz Unlimited – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

CJVC-Toronto/CBC Dominion Network – Jazz Unlimited – August 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The airwaves around the world in the 1950s were filled with concerts and club dates of every kind and type. But what about the disc-jockey programs; the ones where they just played records, those pieces...

Exurbia - 1956 0

The Exurbanites – Leaving The City Behind – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

The Exurbanities – CBS Radio Workshop – March 30, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As a companion piece to the Urban Sprawl documentary from the early 1970s I ran a few days ago, discussing the rapidly abandoning of American cities, here is a dramatized essay written by Social...

Ralph Story 0

Ralph Story And UFO Mania – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Ralph Story’s Backyard – July 16, 1953 – CBS Radio – KNX, Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sadly, Ralph Story died in 2006 – he was such an indelible figure in the life of Southern California that it just wouldn’t be Los Angeles without him. He was...

Depression Era America - 1933 0

August 31, 1933 – Celebrating In Depression Era America – Weekend Gallimaufry

WKBF-Indianapolis – Dedication ceremony – August 31, 1933 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On its surface, this broadcast of a radio station dedication ceremony is quaint and strange and most likely hard to listen to for many people – not so much that the quality runs the risk of...

Melvin van Peebles 0

June 8, 1972 – A Word Or Two With Melvin Van Peebles – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

June 8, 1972 – NET – Black Journal – Interview with Melvin van Peebles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This is one of those instances where time travel would be the preferred method of understanding social and cultural phenomena. Starting in the mid-1960s and proceeding all the way into...