Vintage Recordings

Love Happens. 2

It’s February 1982 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In High School – You’re In Love – You’re Screwed.

KROQ – Mike Rophone – February 5, 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Well, maybe not screwed but your life got complicated. It just happened. You’ve known each other since grade school – you didn’t actually like each other then. Something changed – you did – you both did....

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Argent – Live At Paris Theatre, London – 1972 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Early 70s favorites tonight, Argent. Assembled by former Zombies founding member Rod Argent (hence, the name) in 1969 at the demise of his former band, they were an instant hit, almost from the starting gate. With a number of hits during their somewhat short tenure, Argent was a very successful...

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February 19, 1965 – Shapes Of Things – Attempted Coup In Saigon – Attempted Extremists In Germany.

History doesn’t preserve itself, it needs your help: Become a Patron! As if there weren’t enough indications that America had gotten itself involved in a shooting war in Vietnam sooner rather than later, an abortive coup attempt to overthrow the Military junta of General Khanh took place in Saigon beginning...

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Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks – Live At The Boarding House 1971 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A concert by the venerable Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, recorded live at The Boarding House in San Francisco on May 1971 by the late-great KMPX-FM. Always one to defy labels, Dan Hicks’ infectious mix of Western Swing, Good-timey, Country-Rock, Folk-Swing and genres as yet un-classified, has made for...

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February 17, 1996 – A Collision Of Ideologies – A Collision Of Trains – A $19 Million Settlement

News for this February 17th in 1996 started off with a grim report of a collision between trains had taken place just outside of Washington D.C., killing at least 11 people, most were  trainees for the Job Corps Program heading to Washington D.C. from a training Center in West Virginia....

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February 16, 1979 – Flight From Tehran

February 16, 1979 – a day of evacuation, confusion and purges in Tehran, and a day of logger-heads in Mexico City. In Iran, the escape was on, and hundreds of American nationals were lining up at Tehran Airport to get the next flight out. Meanwhile, the purge was on, with...

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February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting – The Situation In Korea

Unfortunately, history doesn’t preserve itself: Become a Patron! February 15, 1951 – Reports from Korea were pessimistic, even with spin attached. As of this day the list of casualties grew by 600, passing the 48,000 mark for both dead and wounded in the Korean War, which was now in its...

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Jackie Lomax – Live At The Savoy, San Francisco – 1976 – Past Daily Soundbooth

When I first met Jackie Lomax, he was touring the U.S. as lead singer with the short-lived band Badger. But Jackie Lomax had been around for a while, and it was during his stay at Apple where he grabbed the most attention. His big hit was Sour Milk Sea and...

Lelia Gousseau - Paris Radio Recital 3

Lelia Gousseau Plays Music of Dukas – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Back over to Paris this week for part of a radio recital given by the renowned Pianist and teacher Lelia Gousseau from 1951. This one features a seldom heard work by Paul Dukas – the Variations, Interlude and Finale on a theme by Rameau (Variations, interlude et finale sur un...