Unreleased recordings

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Oscar Levant And Artur Rodzinski Play Gershwin, Barber And Antheil At The Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1: Part 2: I thought I would dive into some Americana by way of a classic and previously unavailable concert featuring the legendary Oscar Levant on Piano with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Artur Rodzinski, recorded live at The Hollywood Bowl on July 25, 1950. Oscar Levant (December...

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The French National Orchestra With Roger Desormiere Play Music Of Ibert – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Sadly, the French conductor Roger Desormiere didn’t fully transition over to the era of the lp record before having his career cut short by a debilitating stroke. He was one of the most widely respected conductors in France, going from the late 1930s all the way to his forced retirement...

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Le Orme – Live In Milan – 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders Classic Edition

The tape of this concert has been sitting in a box, on a shelf, in the vault for the better part of thirty years. I had assumed it was an advance copy of the album Le Orme In Concerto which came out in 1974, and both my tape and the...

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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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Elisabeth Schumann In Recital – 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Something a little unusual this weekend. A broadcast recital by the great German-born Soprano Elisabeth Schumann via the RCA Magic Key Program from January 8, 1939. Part of that Golden Age of Operatic Singing, Elisabeth Schumann was a very much loved singer who was an integral part of the Operatic...

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The Moody Blues In Concert – 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Most people have relegated The Moody Blues to a sort of caricature status in recent years – the epitome of the airey-faerie Hippy-love and tie-dye stereotype of the 60’s. Their music has been limited to the almost exclusive playing of Knights In White Satin or Tuesday Afternoon, their two biggest...

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Lene Lovich, Wreckless Eric, Rachel Sweet In Concert -1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth.

A 70’s triple bill this week, via BBC Radio 1‘s In Concert series from January 13, 1979. Lene Lovich, Wreckless Eric and Rachel Sweet share the bill in one of the more decade-defining concerts of the late 70’s, with a heavy dose of Retro, Punk and Theatrical – just like...

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Viktoria Postnikova And Gennady Rozhdestvensky With The BBC Symphony At The 1979 Prague Spring Festival – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1 Part 2 Over to Prague from 1979 this week for a concert by the BBC Symphony, conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky and featuring Viktoria Postnikova, piano. The concert was recorded during the legendary Prague Spring Festival and features works by Prokofiev, Janacek, Britten and Elgar. Here’s what’s on the...