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November 9, 1938 – Neville Chamberlain And The Munich Crisis – Staving Off The Inevitable

Lest we all forget events in history leading up to other events in history, the Munich Crisis of 1938 served as the Preview Of Coming Attractions in what would eventually become World War 2. In what became a word associated with weakness in Foreign Policy, Appeasement had averted, at least...

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Of Montreal – Live At Motel Mozaique 2012 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Further evidence Athens Georgia is still a hotbed of creative endeavour with a concert this week by Athens born-and-based Of Montreal as performed at last years Motel Mozaique festival in The Netherlands. Always inventive, Of Montreal have been a staple with indie audiences for a number of years now. Kevin...

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Max Roach and Sonny Rollins – Live From Stockholm – 1966 – Past Daily Downbeat

Another historic concert this weekend. This one featuring The Max Roach Quintet, joined by the legendary Sonny Rollins. All recorded on November 10, 1966 in Stockholm by Sveriges Radio. Along with Rollins and Roach are Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet), James Spaulding, (Alto), Ronnie Mathews (Piano) and Jymie Merritt (Bass). Max Roach...

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The Doors – Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival -1970 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Anyone who is even a passing fan of The Doors probably has, or at least has heard, some version of this concert. This particular incarnation, as legend has it, comes from a mixdown of the original multi-track masters of the complete Festival. The sound quality is mostly astonishing and it...

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The Smiths In Session 1984 -Past Daily Soundbooth: Session Edition

No particular theme to the Roundtable posts this week. Just running through the library, finding things I haven’t played in a while. I’ve always been a fan of The Smiths. Listening to them reminds me of reading a good book – you can read it several times and find new...

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November 6, 2000 – ‘I Think We’re Gonna Be Here A Long Time On Election Night’ – Election 2000.

20 years ago today it was the eve of Election 2000. Considered too close to call even the day before – polls were calling it even, giving George Bush a 4 point lead, Gore a 4 point lead – everyone put in a margin-of-error at 6 points. Poll workers were...

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Dexys Midnight Runners – In Session – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people recall Dexys Midnight Runners as the band who gave us Come On Eileen, one of the big pop hits that defined the 1980s. But they were a lot more than a one hit band (they had another big hit, Geno, which was big in the UK and not...

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November 5, 1979 – The View From Tehran: Taking An Embassy Or Two. A Hostage Drama Unfolds.

News for this November 5th in 1979 was about the worsening situation between Washington and Tehran – all over demands of the Ayatollah Khomeini government to return the Shah to Tehran from New York, where he was undergoing Cancer treatment. The State Department refused to extradite the Shah and crowds...

A Week of War: British Troops in Holland 0

November 4, 1944 – A Week’s Worth Of War – Shifting And Changing.

As the war continued throughout 1944, news regarding the latest advances and battles going in Western Europe had many feeling the war might very well be over by the end of the year. However, the opinion on the ground and the soldiers involved in those battles told a more sobering...

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November 4, 1995 -Senseless Act – The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

Editors Note: As a reminder that words, no matter how seemingly innocent or misconstrued, can have devastating effects on those who are susceptible, those who are unbalanced, and those who are short-fused. Words, in the realm of politics, can have even more dire consequences than a simple difference of opinion-escalated....