Vintage Recordings

A Trip To The Dentist in 1964

You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A. – It’s August 1964 – You Have A Mouth Full Of Cavities – You’re Waiting For The Novocaine To Kick In – Your Dentist Is Playing KPOL In The Waiting Room – He Thinks It Will Relax You – He Is Wrong.

  For Audio Files: KPOL – Noon-1:00 pm – August 7, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Picture this – it’s coming to the end of Summer – you are hovering somewhere between 15 and 16. Your mom drags you into a Dentist office on Wilshire for your yearly...

X (photo: Gary Leonard)

X – In Concert 1983 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

  X in concert this weekend. A live broadcast from My Father’s Place in Roslyn New York on November 12, 1983. X came to epitomize the L.A. music scene in the late 1970s/early 1980s and they were one of the most influential to come out of the Punk/New Wave/Rockabilly/Rootsrock movements...

Bumps Blackwell (w/Little Richard)

Bumps Blackwell Talks About Little Richard, Sam Cooke And Early Rock n’ Roll – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Bumps Blackwell talks about Little Richard, Lloyd Price, Sam Cooke and the early days of Rock n’ Roll in this rare interview, done around 1969. Robert “Bumps” Blackwell was a key figure in the initial birth and promotion of Rock n’ Roll, helping bring it out of the predominately African-American...

Classroom 1950s

Who Should Pay For Higher Education? 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

  It seems odd now, but the question of education and how it should be paid for has been an issue going on, in America at least, for well over 100 years. Who is entitled to an education? Who deserves one? Is education for everyone? Or is it only for...

Tindersticks (photo: Remi Boisau)

Tindersticks – In Concert 1997 – Past Daily Soundbooth

  Tindersticks – live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – 1997 – BBC Radio 1 – Tindersticks to end up the week. An excursion of soulful introspection against a backdrop of looming melancholy. Certainly one of the more vocally atmospheric bands which emerged from the 1990s, Tindersticks were unique at...

Monopolies

Before The Days Of Mergers We Called Them Monopolies – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Monopolies – Are They Bad For Business? – Chicago University Roundtable – April 1, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Monopolies – a word that’s not used much anymore. It’s what used it used to be called when one company bought out several smaller companies and emerged as the...

Pope John Paul II - nuns

September 30, 1979 – A Pope Goes On Tour – Campaign Season Starts

September 30, 1979 – CBS Radio – The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 30, 1979 – A busy week. Pope John-Paul II kicked off what could best be described as a World Tour, with a visit to Phoenix Park in Dublin, beginning what would be...

Roger Waters

Roger Waters – Radio City Music Hall – 1985 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Roger Waters – in concert at the Radio City Music Hall, New York – 1985 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert – Roger Waters tonight. In answer to several requests from readers for some later Floyd/Roger Waters concerts/sessions, I ran across this one, recorded in 1985, during his North American...

The Ruts

The Ruts – In Session 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Ruts- in session for John Peel – January 29, 1979 – BBC Radio 1 – The Ruts tonight. One of the highly regarded early Punk/Reggae hybrids that took hold in the late 70s. The Ruts had formed in 1977 with vocalist Malcolm Owen, guitarist Paul Fox, bass player Seggs...

Nikita Khruschev - 1959

A Khrushchev Press Conference – September 27, 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

A Nikita Khrushchev Press Conference – National Press Club, Washington D.C.– September 27, 1959. After a whirlwind tour of the U.S., which included a refusal by Walt Disney to let Khrushchev visit Disneyland, the Soviet Premier gave his final press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. before...