Unreleased recordings

Louis Prima - Keely Smith

Louis Prima And Keely Smith On The Dinah Shore Chevy Show – 1957 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Louis Prima and Keely Smith – Live on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show – November 24, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A few notes from Louis Prima and Keely Smith tonight, along with Sam Butera and The Witnesses, as they appeared live on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show...

Marni Nixon

Passing Of The Invisible Voice – RIP: Marni Nixon – 1930-2016 – Past Daily Gallimaufry – Tribute Edition

Marni Nixon – with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hans Swarowsky – January 6, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news last night (unconfirmed at the time) of the passing of vocal legend Marni Nixon, it was the passing of an era. During a period in Hollywood,...

Leon Russell

Leon Russell And The Shelter People – Live In Stockholm 1971 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Leon Russell and the Shelter People during their whirlwind European tour of 1971. This stopover was in Stockholm and recorded by the venerable Sveriges Radio on November 26th of that year. Even before his milestone solo career and the Mad Dogs & Englishmen phase, Leon Russell was a very much...

Camel

Camel In Session 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Camel in session at Electric Ladyland Studios – November 19, 1974 – Camel was one of the first of the Progressive bands to become a bigger hit in the U.S. than they were in their native UK. By 1974, the band had already released their second album, Mirage via their...

Kevin Ayers

Kevin Ayers – Live At Radio Bremen 1976 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

When news surfaced, some three years ago, that Kevin Ayers had died, it was one of those shocking and sad occasions that instantly recalled all those contributions he had made over the decades and how much had gone unnoticed. Ayers was a founding member of the iconic Soft Machine, whose...

The jam

The Jam – Live At CBGBs – 1977 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ending up the work week with a concert by The Jam, from the legendary CBGBs in New York, and recorded on October 15, 1977. Proclaimed by many to be Britain’s Greatest Band, The Jam came on the scene and sparked the Mod revival at a time when Punk was at...

Harold Wilson Discusses Britain – The Labour Party And The Common Market – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

When Harold Wilson became head of the Labour Party in Britain, succeeding Hugh Gaitskell, who had died in February of 1963, he hit the proverbial ground running. Thrust into a world of uncertainty, via the Cold War and the heating up of East-West tensions over Berlin. The Common Market, which...

Jimmy Carter at the NEA Convention

July 5,1980 – A Respite From Glad-handing – A Packing Of Common Criminals

July 5, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another busy news day, this July 5, 1980. With Jimmy Carter actively seeking endorsements, he took a brief respite before assuming Presidential duties, and headed to Plains, Georgia for his first time off in 9 months....

The Grassroots

The Grassroots – Live 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Grassroots – live – October 5, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Grassroots were a band with a vague history. Starting off as the brainchild of singer-songwriting of P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, the duo came together in 1965 and immediately hit paydirt with a string of...

Lionel Barrymore

Fabien Sevitzky And The Indianapolis Symphony Play Music Of Lionel Barrymore 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Lionel Barrymore – Piranesi Suite- Indianapolis Symphony – Fabien Sevitzky, cond. – Dec. 17, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Going slightly off the beaten path this weekend. Lionel Barrymore, who is probably best known as an actor, and seen just about every year as the evil Mr. Potter...