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George Fisher’s Let’s Go Hollywood – Christmas With The Troops In 1952 – Past Daily Holiday Gallimaufry

What began during World War 2 as a holiday ritual, continued on for decades as members of the Hollywood contingent boarded planes and headed off to Army camps to spend Christmas with the troops. In 1952 it was Korea. And for 17 days, from Christmas to New Years, the USO...

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Guy Fallot, Vlado Perlemuter And Lorand Fenyves Play Music Of Ravel – 1964 Jeunesses Musicales – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Something a bit different this week. A concert from Canadian Jeunesses Musicales held during the Summer of 1964, and featuring (as always) a veritable who’s who of world musicians. This concert, all-Ravel, features the noted French cellist Guy Fallot, French/Hungarian violinist Lorand Fenyves and the celebrated Lithuanian/French pianist Vlado Perlemuter....

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Max Roach – Live At Vienna Jazz Fest – 1994 – Past Daily Downbeat

Over to Austria this week for a concert by the legendary Drummer/Percussionist Max Roach, recorded live at the Vienna JazzFest on July 8, 1994. In the early 1980s, Roach began presenting solo concerts, demonstrating that multiple percussion instruments performed by one player could fulfill the demands of solo performance and...

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The Music Of René Amengual – NBC Studio Orchestra – 1943 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

René Amengual – Preludio – NBC Studio Orchestra – Joseph Stulpak, cond. June 24, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Chipping in really helps: Become a Patron! Mid-twentieth century music from Chile this week, via composer, pianist and educator René Amengual in a rare performance of his Preludio for Orchestra,...

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Depeche Mode – Live At The Hammersmith Odeon – 1983 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

We could use a little love . . or even a little like: Become a Patron! Diving in the 80’s this weekend with none other than Depeche Mode, recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon by the BBC on October 6, 1983. In January 1982, the band released “See You”, their...

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The Walker Brothers – 1964 Demos – Past Daily Soundbooth

1. Sweets For My Sweet – 1964 2. Zing, Went The Strings Of My Heart – 1964 Something unusual for The Soundbooth tonight. Demo sessions recorded in Los Angeles in 1964 by the soon-to-become Walker Bros. One of those demo tracks did make it release (I Only Came To Dance...

The Electric Prunes - 1967 0

The Electric Prunes – Live In Stockholm 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

This concert has been around in various forms over the years. It’s not particularly rare if you’re a collector of Psychedelia from the 60s. But what makes it rare is that it’s an excellent sounding example of what bands were up to at the time, something which didn’t happen too...

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Joni Mitchell – Live At Club 47 – 1968 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A club date from Joni Mitchell tonight – recorded at Club 47 in Cambridge Mass. from January 1968. Folk singer Tom Rush had met Mitchell in Toronto and was impressed with her songwriting ability. He took “Urge for Going” to the popular folk artist Judy Collins, but she was not...

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Free – In Session 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people think of the band Free and immediately recall their early 70s anthem All Right Now. It has cast an indelible shade on the music which defined the close of the 60s and the dawn of Hard Rock for a lot of oldies radio stations. Unfortunately, it has also...