Vintage Recordings

Peter Warlock - Philip Heseltine

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...

Joe Williams (Photo: Bill Claxton)

Count Basie Featuring Joe Williams Live From Zardi’s – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Count Basie with Joe Williams, live from Zardi’s in Hollywood – May 14, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Count Basie featuring Joe Williams on vocals, live from Zardi’s on Hollywood Boulevard from May 14, 1956. The venerable Count Basie with the inimitable Joe Williams – two stalwarts and...

Gang of Four

Gang Of Four – Live In Ann Arbor Michigan, 1981 – Past Daily Backstage Weekened

Gang of Four – live at Second Chance, Ann Arbor, Michigan – June 30, 1981. Diving into the early 80s this weekend with a set by Gang of Four, recorded live at The Second Chance in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 30, 1981. Considered one of the leading bands of...

L.A. Teenagers in 1967

It’s July 27th 1967 – You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A. – President Johnson is On KFWB, You Have A Short Attention Span – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KFWB–KRLA–KHJ – various other stations during an LBJ Address -July 27, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s July 27, 1967. You’re sitting at home and you’re dial-hopping. You have a short attention span. Could be you’re bored out of your skull or it could be all those pills...

King George VI

Attempting To Calm A Nation’s Jitters – King George Address – September 23, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

  King George VI – Address to The Commonwealth – September 23, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As Europe continued to feel the onslaught of German advances, and France, which fell in June was being rapidly occupied and taken over by German troops, the nightly air raids over...

J. Edgar Hoover - American legion Meeting 1940

September 23, 1940 – J. Edgar Hoover Lays It Out

September 23, 1940 – FBI Director J.Edgar Hoover addressed a meeting of The American Legion in Boston on this day. An avid anti-Communist, Hoover warned of the sneaking influence of Communist and Fascist elements threatening to flood the country. In 1940 there was the somewhat unholy alliance between Hitler and...

The Pretty Things

The Pretty Things In Session – 1965-1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Pretty Things – In Session at The BBC – 1965/1967 – BBC Radio 1 – The Pretty Things were, if you remember, part of that initial wave of British Invasion bands which hit these shores in 1964/1965. They were, without a doubt, one of the rawest, most primal and...

East Of Eden

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...

Election 1956

Election 1956 – Shuffling The Cards, Reading The Leaves – Past Daily Reference Room

Election 1956. Late in 1955, when speculation was rife over whether or not President Eisenhower would run for a second term, pundits and commentators fell over themselves predicting a possible outcome – everyone agreed, it would be an Eisenhower victory. But the question was, as of September 9, 1955, would...

President Eisenhower - 1953

President Eisenhower – The 100th Anniversary Of The GOP – Sept. 21,1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower addresses a Fundraiser held in Boston on September 21, 1953. With the current election season heading to the final few weeks, begin reminded that Political Parties in America have changed dramatically over the years; none probably as much as the GOP. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a popular...