Vintage Recordings

Moscow: August 19, 1991

August 19, 1991 – Tanks In The Streets Of Moscow

August 19, 1991 – CBS Radio News – Special Report -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 19, 1991 was a shocking and ominous day for just about everyone, particularly if you were living in Moscow. A coup was underway; orchestrated by hardliners and some Military leaders who saw the Glasnost...

Nixon and Watergate

August 18, 1973 – “I Had No Prior Knowledge Of The Watergate Break-in”

August 18, 1973 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 18, 1973 – The end of a hair-raising week worth of Watergate and the end of an excursion into Cambodia. On August 14th, the bombing campaign of Cambodia by American Air Force bombers...

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey In Session – John Peel’s 60th – 1998 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The inimitable PJ Harvey tonight. In session for John Peel on the occasion of his 60th birthday and recorded on Sept 23, 1998 for BBC Radio 1. Judging by the reviews of her latest batch of concerts, PJ Harvey has lost none of her magic on audiences and certainly has...

Angelic Upstarts

Angelic Upstarts In Session 1978 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Angelic Upstarts – In session for John Peel – October 30, 1978 – BBC Radio 1 – Angelic Upstarts – the politically charged side of Punk. Considered by many to be one of the most thought-provoking bands of the era, Angelic Upstarts were anti-fascist and espoused a socialist working class...

Witness

Witness – Live at Glastonbury 1999 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Witness, in concert at Glastonbury 1999 – Recorded by BBC Radio 1. Witness were a short-lived band, only together from 1997-2004 before calling it quits. During that comparative short period of time they released two albums via their label Island Records. Early on they were compared to The Verve, a...

Bernard Herrmann

Bernard Herrmann And The CBS Concert Orchestra Play Music Of Charles Tomlinson Griffes – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramphone

Griffes: Two Indian Sketches For Strings – CBS Concert Orchestra – Bernard Herrmann – March 22, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Bernard Herrmann, known primarily for his landmark film scores was also a vigorous supporter of new music as well as Music Director for CBS. Beginning in the...

Harry James

Harry James And His Orchestra – Live At El Patio Playhouse, Hollywood – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Harry James and His Orchestra – Spotlight Bands – April 13, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Harry James – Trumpeter and leader of one of the pivotal groups of the Big Band era. This program, part of the Coca-Cola Spotlight Bands series, was a weekly 3-day-a-week program which...

Benny Carter

Nat Hentoff Chats With Benny Carter And Maria Muldaur – 1975 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Benny Carter – Maria Muldaur – in conversation with Nat Hentoff – August 26, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Maria Muldaur, who had scored a huge hit in the early 1970s with Midnight At The Oasis, had been well established in the New York Folk Scene since the...

1980 Democratic Convention

August 12, 1980 – The Search For Party Unity – Ted Kennedy Addresses The Convention

August 12, 1980 – Amid harrowing moments, threatened floor-fights and calls for an open convention, Ted Kennedy finally released his delegates to support Jimmy Carter and the slow road of party unity began. But in one last move, a move which upstaged Carter’s triumphant moment, Senator Ted Kennedy delivered a...

Farrell Dobbs

Farrell Dobbs – 3rd Party Candidate 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Farrell Dobbs – Socialist Workers Party – Campaign Address – August 6, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Farrell Dobbs, candidate for President on the Socialist Workers Party ticket in 1948, took advantage of the Equal Time clause in the 1927 Radio Act and the 1934 Communications Act to...