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A Handshake In Space – The Week Ending July 20, 1975

Click on the Link: The World This Week – July 20, 1975 As life on Earth swirled around in its usual madness, life in Outer Space was swirling around in harmony, this week ending on July 20, 1975. The historic linkup and handshake in space by crew members of the...

The Futureheads In Session -2010 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the Link and play loud: The Futureheads In Session 2010 I first discovered The Futureheads on Myspace around the time their second album had come out. They were gathering a good word of mouth and gigging pretty consistently. That was 8 years ago and a lot has happened...

Voice Of The Dixiecrats – Strom Thurmond At The 1948 Democratic Convention – July 14, 1948

The 1948 Presidential race was hard fought and hotly contested. Within the ranks of the Democratic Party there was a faction, primarily representing the South, who objected strongly to President Truman’s strong Civil Rights stand. So resentful of the President’s campaign to end racial discrimination in the Armed Forces, end...

Yury Revich At The Montpellier Languedoc-Roussilon Festival – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert – AKA: Anti-Road Rage Wednesday

Clink on the link and relax: Yury Revich Recital – July 16, 2012 Staying in France this week, and staying with the Radio France/Montpellier Languedoc-Roussilon Festival and a recital by Russian wunderkind Yury Revich in a program of music by Beethoven, Paganini, Giovanni-Battista Pergolese, Debussy, Astor Piazzolla, Richard Dubognon and...

The Pretty Things In Session – 1965-1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Over to one of the most underrated bands of the early 60’s, The Pretty Things were one of those bands who influenced a lot of others, and they were huge and notorious back in the UK. But in the U.S., they hardly made a dent. The Pretty Things were preceded...

The Searchers In Session – 1967 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link: The Searchers In Session – Swedish Radio – 1967 Become a Patron! One of the groups spearheading the British Invasion of the early 1960’s was The Searchers. They were often mentioned in the same breath as The Beatles, and they were also located in that hotbed...

Shoring Up Cracks – Ike On Latin America – July 11, 1960

Click on the link: Pres. Eisenhower – Latin America Policy address – July 11, 1960 When vice-President Nixon returned from a disastrous tour of Latin America in 1958, concern was high that we were losing our sphere of influence in that region of the world. When Cuba underwent it’s pro-Moscow...

Sir Thomas Beecham And The Royal Philharmonic In Concert – 1947 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

BBC Symphony – Sir Thomas Beecham/Betty Humby Beecham -1947 To the heavy, cumbersome, oversized BBC Transcriptions this week for a concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra led by the legendary and amiable Sir Thomas Beecham in an all-Mozart program, recorded on April 28, 1947. Starting off with the Overture to...

Slim Gaillard And Arthur Prysock – Live At Birdland – 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat

Live Jazz from the 1950’s this weekend with a double bill, live from Birdland in New York City on September 9,1952. Starting off the set is the ultra-smoothe and mellow Arthur Prysock, who does several tasteful turns with some standards. Next up is the inimitable, incomparable (their words, but mine...

Learning A New Word: Entebee – July 6, 1976

A very busy news day, this July 6, 1976. Starting with news of the daring Israeli raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda overnight, where Palestinian terrorists were holding 100 Israelis, bound for Paris, in a hostage exchange demand. All hostages arrived at Tel-Aviv safe and Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was...