Unreleased recordings

Andrei Gromyko 0

An Andrei Gromyko Press Conference – October 13, 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

United Nations Press Conference – Andrei Gromyko – October 13, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Although it was bubbling just under the surface, the soon to be the near-catastrophic Cuban Missile Crisis wasn’t on the front page of newspapers or the lead-story on newscasts on this day. It...

Sir Georg Solti 1

Sir Georg Solti With Janos Starker And Barbara Hendricks And The Chicago Symphony In Music Of Saint-Saëns And Del Tredici – 1976 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

CSO – Solti – Starker – Hendricks – October 7, 1976 – Part 1 CSO – Solti – Starker – Hendricks – October 7, 1976 – Part 2 Something historic this week. A concert from the Chicago Symphony, conducted by Sir Georg Solti, and featuring cellist Janos Starker and Soprano...

The Spinners 0

The Spinners – On Soul! 1973 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Spinners – in session on Soul! – NET-TV – January 13, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Spinners were a huge hit making machine all through the 1960s and 70s. Still together today, but with only one surviving original member, Henry Fambrough, The Spinners were finally inducted...

Peter Warlock - Philip Heseltine 1

New London String Ensemble Play Music Of Peter Warlock – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Peter Warlock: Serenade for Strings – New London String Ensemble – BBC Session – February 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Peter Warlock is seldom played these days, but probably more so than it was during his lifetime. Only two of his works were recorded...

East Of Eden 0

East Of Eden – In Session 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

East of Eden, in session for Top Gear with John Peel – April 6, 1970. East of Eden tonight. A band most people on this side of the Atlantic hadn’t heard of. I don’t even recall them being played via underground FM in the early 70s. They did score one...

KKK Rally at GOP Convention 1964 0

“With Friends Like These . . . ” – The KKK Support Of Barry Goldwater – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Rooom

  ABC Radio – Issues and Answers – guest: William Miller – Republican vice-Presidential candidate – Aug. 2, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The KKK, a extreme-radical group which pops up from time to time – one which has popped up recently in connection with the candidacy of Donald...

Sy Oliver 0

Sy Oliver Orchestra And The Herman Chittison Trio – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sy Oliver was a prominent composer-arranger-sax player, beginning in the 1930s. His reputation grew when he joined up with Jimmie Lunceford‘s band in 1933. He later went on to do some of the memorable arrangements for Ella Fitzgerald. But it was during his tenure with Tommy Dorsey that his fortunes...

Prince - 1986 0

A Chat With Prince – 1986 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

  Prince – interview from WHYT-Power 96, Detroit – June 6, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A few words from Prince tonight, from a telephone interview done by WHYT-FM (Power 96) in Detroit on June 6, 1986. Done right after his Birthday concert in Detroit, and just before...

The Truth 2

The Truth – In Concert 1984 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Back to the 80s with a set by The Truth, live at The Golddiggers in Chippenham in 1984 and recorded for posterity by BBC Radio for their In Concert series. Best described as part of the Mod-revival in the mid-1980s, they followed in the footsteps of the blue-eyed Soul tradition...

Joseph Stalin 0

An Address By Joseph Stalin – 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Joseph Stalin – Address To The Soviet People – July 3, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Joseph Stalin, who led the Soviet Union from the 1920s until his death in 1953 was a controversial figure. Praised by those hardliners who believed ruling with an iron fist was the...