Unreleased recordings

Andrè Cluytens – At The 1949 Besancon Festival – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Another recording from the 1949 Besancon Festival. This week, a live performance of Florent Schmitt’s La Tragèdie de Salomè featuring the legendary French/Belgian conductor Andrè Cluytens leading the Paris Conservatory Orchestra. Schmitt has slipped a bit in popularity over the years – his works aren’t played all that much in...

Tal Farlow Trio + Marian McPartland Trio – Live From The Composers On 58th Street In Manhattan – 1956. Past Daily Downbeat.

Tal Farlow – Marian McPartland – Live At The Composers Club – July 23,1956 Live Jazz of the 50’s this week, via the All-Star Parade of Bands series from NBC Radio, broadcast on April 23, 1956. Featuring legendary Guitarist Tal Farlow and his Trio and Marian McPartland and her Trio,...

Pete Seeger, The Dillards, Joan Baez, The Modern Folk Quartet, Joe & Eddie – No On Prop. 14 Rally – Hollywood Bowl – 1964 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles/Backstage Weekend

Part 1: Part 2: Continuing our archeological dig through concerts never heard, thought lost, destined to be destroyed and otherwise forgotten about, here is another Hollywood Bowl concert with an all-star cast that was never broadcast and never thought to have existed. This time it’s Folk Music and a Political...

The Searchers In Session – 1967 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link: The Searchers In Session – Swedish Radio – 1967 Become a Patron! One of the groups spearheading the British Invasion of the early 1960’s was The Searchers. They were often mentioned in the same breath as The Beatles, and they were also located in that hotbed...

July 9, 1951 – Peace Talks Kick Off In Korea

Become a Patron! This day in 1951 started off optimistically with the arrival of a UN negotiation team to Kaesong in Korea to begin Peace Talks aimed at ending the war. No easy feat, it seemed. As the road to Kaesong was roadblocked and prone to long delays by the...

The Walker Bros. 1964 Demos – Nights At The Roundtable

1. Click on the title – The Walker Bros. – Sweets For My Sweet – 1964 2. Click on the title – Walker Bros. – Zing, Went The Strings Of My Heart – 1964 Something unusual for The Roundtable tonight. Demo sessions recorded in Los Angeles in 1964 by the...

Y-Day At The Bowl – 1963. The Beach Boys, Surfaris, The Routers, The Challengers – Past Daily Pop Chronicles.

Part 1: Part 2: A few years ago I ran a portion of this concert, via my now-defunct Newstalgia site. It featured headliners The Beach Boys at the annual Y-Day At The Bowl event for the YMCA on October 19, 1963. It was a star-studded event and I promised to...

Oscar Levant Plays Gershwin Live At The Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the Link: L.A. Phil. – Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Part 1 Click on the Link: L.A. Phil – Hollywood Bowl 1950 – Part 2 Breaking from the customary concert from Europe this week, I thought I would dive into some Americana by way of a classic and...

Pastdaily Downbeat – Coleman Hawkins All-Stars – Live In Munich – 1950.

Something special and rather rare. A concert, recorded by Bavarian Radio in Munich on January 19, 1950, featuring the Coleman Hawkins All-Stars featuring James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Nat Peck and Pierre Michelot. Truly an all-star lineup. A little over an hour, it’s almost non-stop and the sound is unbelievable for...

Pastdaily Backstage Weekend – Split Enz – Live At Pinkpop Festival, Holland – 1980

One of my favorite, and probably most underrated bands of the 70’s and early 80’s. Split Enz were amazing to see live.I remember their first tour of the U.S., promoting the release of “Mental Notes” (which was called “Second Thoughts” in New Zealand and Australia). They played a sold out...