Vintage Recordings

Russian and British Troops patrolling Tehran - August 1941

August 25, 1941 – Opening New Fronts – The View From Tehran

August 25, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 25th, seventy-five years ago, was about the opening of a new front in this War. Now it was the Middle-East, with British and Russian troops moving into Iran,...

Secret Machines

Secret Machines – Live At Glastonbury 2006 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Secret Machines – in concert at Glastonbury 2006 Festival – BBC 6 Music – Texas based-New York relocated Indie/Space-Rock band Secret Machines – in concert at the 2006 Glastonbury Festival, preserved for posterity by the venerable BBC 6 Music. Critically acclaimed, and with a solid fan base, Secret Machines were...

She Wants Revenge

She Wants Revenge – In Concert 2006 – Past Daily Soundbooth

She Wants Revenge – Live At Rock am Ring, Mendig Germany – 2006 – WDR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – She Wants Revenge was one of those bands I first heard via MySpace many years ago, didn’t know who they were, but couldn’t stop listening. And when they were...

Eliane Richepin

Eliane Richepin Plays The Music Of Arthur Honegger – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

  Eliane Richepin with the ORTF Orchetra, conducted by Pierre-Michel Le Conte – Honneger: Concertino – ORTF 1948/49 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Back to performances via French Radio this weekend. A performance of the Honegger Concertino for Piano and Orchestra, featuring the highly underrated and undeservedly overlooked French pianist...

Bobby Hutcherson

Bobby Hutcherson Quartet – Live In Cologne 1977 – Past Daily Downbeat – RIP: Bobby Hutcherson

Bobby Hutcherson Quartet – live in Cologne, Germany – March 13, 1977. During a year already crammed with way too many passings, the loss of Bobby Hutcherson last week at the age of 75 was a poignant one. A big influence among vibe players coming up, Hutcherson carried on the...

The Cult

The Cult – Live In London 1994 – Past Daily Soundbooth

  The Cult – live in London, 1994 and recorded by BBC Radio 1 for their weekly In Concert Series. Originally know as Southern Death Cult, the band dissolved initially in 1983, but resurrected as The Death Cult a few months later, but in 1984, they dropped Death, opting just...

Prague - August 21, 1968

August 1968 – Prague: Days Of Bricks, Teargas And Tanks

Prague – August 21, 1968 – NBC Radio Second Sunday: Revolution in Revolt – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 21, 1968 – If you were living in Prague on this day, you would no doubt have been stirred out of your sleep by the sound of tanks rumbling down...

The Who

The Who – Live In Amsterdam 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: The Who this weekend – in concert at the historic Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, recorded by VPRO (the Dutch National Radio network) on September 23, 1969. For fans, this concert has made the rounds in varying states of quality millions of times over the past...

George Bush - 1988 GOP Conv.

August 19, 1988 – “Read My Lips . . . .”

  August 19, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 19, 1988 – this day in New Orleans, the GOP held their convention and bestowed upon George Bush and his running mate Dan Quayle, the honors of nomination of their party for President in...

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...