Radio

Class of ’53 – Teenagers Of The 50s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sixty years ago, almost to the day, America was muddling over the question “what’s happening to today’s youth?” – Crime was up, juvenile delinquency was up, unwanted pregnancies were up, drug and alcohol abuse were up, high-school drop-outs were up....

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) – Symphony Number 1 – World Premier 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Even at the ripe old age of 97, the passing earlier this week of French Contemporary composer  Henri Dutilleux was sad news. One of the leading Contemporary Composers of the late 20th Century, Dutilleux was a rugged individualist, refusing to...

Top Of The Pops – Cat Stevens, The Tremeloes, The Fortunes, Paul Jones, Dave Dee etc. – 1967 – Nights At The Roundtable: Weekend Special

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Billed as “featuring live London performances of today’s top sounds”, the BBC launched Top Of The Pops in its radio version in 1964. No connection with the TV version of the show (oddly), the radio version featured bands, hit makers...

My Morning Jacket – Live In Chicago – 2011 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Part 1: Click on the link here for Audio Player – Part 2:  Something homegrown this weekend – a concert from  My Morning Jacket, recorded in Chicago on June 17, 2011. Since MMJ’s Jim James has been criss-crossing...

Bob Dylan On The Radio – 1962 – Nights At The Roundtable: Birthday Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: After devoting too many posts this year on tributes for musicians who have passed away so far this year, it’s an absolute pleasure to post something of a celebration tonight. Hard to imagine, but Bob Dylan turned 72 on May...

“I’m Not Part Of The Problem – I’m A Republican” – May 24, 1992

Click on the link here for Audio Player: As 1992 Third Party Presidential Candidate Ross Perot aptly summed up: “This is goofy. We’re takin’ about a fictional character in a 30-minute sitcom”. And so began the week, that ended on this May 24th in 1992, with a storm...

Doves – In Concert – 2002 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: One of the bands you probably won’t be hearing live, this festival season. Doves have been on hiatus since 2010, laying low and letting their music speak for itself. Together since 1998, Doves have had a good run so far....

Vanessa Paradis – In Session – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: One of the things I find frustrating about aspects of our culture here in the U.S. is that propensity to pigeon-hole an artist into one category or another. A person who establishes a name for themselves as an actor can’t...

New Russian Quartet Play Music Of Brahms – Live From Moscow – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Over to the Moscow Conservatory Auditorium for a concert by The Russian Quartet along with Alexei Volodin in music of Brahms. It was recorded on May 6th by the venerable Radio Orpheus in Moscow. Since we’re getting ready for the...

Rod Stewart & Faces – Live At The Paris Theater – 1971 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click On the link here for Audio Player: Familiar territory tonight. The inimitable Rod Stewart and Faces, recorded in concert for the BBC at The Paris Theater in London in 1971. I don’t think a whole lot needs to be said about this band that hasn’t already been...