Unreleased recordings

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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...

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Original Mirrors – In Concert 1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Original Mirrors – In Concert – 1980 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert Series – BBC Radio 1 – Original Mirrors in concert tonight. Recorded by the venerable BBC Radio 1 in 1980, a set by one of the short-lived exponents of New Wave, featuring members who originally got started...

The Lilac Time 0

The Lilac Time – In Session 1988 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Lilac Time – in session at BBC Radio 1 – 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Formed in 1986, The Lilac Time consists of permanent mainstays, Stephen and Nick Duffy. And even though Stephen Duffy has a solo career of his own, The Lilac Time are still very...

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Pierre-Michel LeConte Plays Music Of Bizet – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

For Audio Files: If you’re a record collector, particularly of early lps, the name Pierre-Michel LeConte is most likely familiar to you. During that period of transition in the late 1940s to the early 1950s, from 78s to what was the revolutionary Long Playing album, LeConte was the mainstay with...

Johnny Marr 0

A Chat With Johnny Marr (of The Smiths) – 1987 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Johnny Marr discusses The Smiths – from a raw Radio interview recorded on June 20, 1987. One of the things that I’ve always found interesting and enjoyable are interviews where the subject talks about the nuts and bolts – the process – how and why things get done and the...

Sandie Shaw 0

Sandie Shaw In Session – 1988 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Sandie Shaw – In Session for BBC Radio 1 – August 24, 1988 – BBC Radio 1 – Sandie Shaw is one of those artists whose career is more or less divided between her 60s British Invasion period and her 80s revival period via The Smiths. Part of the British...

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Blood, Sweat & Tears – Live At The Psychedelic Supermarket, Boston – 1968 – Backstage Weekend

Blood, Sweat & Tears (featuring Al Kooper), live at The Psychedelic Supermarket, Boston – recorded on February 23, 1968. Jim Fielder Interviews the members of the band – Backstage – Feb. 23, 1968 For those of you who became familiar with Blood, Sweat & Tears as a sort of soft-pop/quasi-mainstream...

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Eliane Richepin Plays The Music Of Arthur Honegger – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

  Eliane Richepin with the ORTF Orchetra, conducted by Pierre-Michel Le Conte – Honneger: Concertino – ORTF 1948/49 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Back to performances via French Radio this weekend. A performance of the Honegger Concertino for Piano and Orchestra, featuring the highly underrated and undeservedly overlooked French pianist...

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The Who – Live In Amsterdam 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: The Who this weekend – in concert at the historic Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, recorded by VPRO (the Dutch National Radio network) on September 23, 1969. For fans, this concert has made the rounds in varying states of quality millions of times over the past...

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August 19, 1988 – “Read My Lips . . . .”

  August 19, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 19, 1988 – this day in New Orleans, the GOP held their convention and bestowed upon George Bush and his running mate Dan Quayle, the honors of nomination of their party for President in...