Vintage Recordings

Dwight D. Eisenhwer

Eisenhower Accepts The Nomination – 1952 – Past Daily Convention Snapshot

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower – Republican Convention Acceptance Speech – July 11, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As a reminder of some historic Convention acceptance speeches, ones which have resonated throughout history, and which have come back to shed light over how some things have changed – here...

Nicole Henriot

Nicole Henriot With Bernard Haitink And The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Play Music Of Gluck, Cherubini, Ravel And Debussy – 1956 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Nicole-Henriot (Schweitzer) with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, conducted by Bernard Haitink in music by Gluck, Cherubini, Ravel and Debussy, recorded by AVRO on July 10, 1956. Nicole Henriot (or Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer, her married name), was a brilliant French pianist who began her career at the age of 7, when she...

Moscow Olympics - Steve Ovett - 1980

July 27, 1980 – The View From Moscow

July 27, 1980 – news from Radio Moscow on this day 36 years ago. The Olympic games, held in the Russian capital, were the big news. Despite a boycott by the U.S., the games went on and Olympic records were set and broken, while America quietly waited until 1984 to...

Beach House - Victoria Legrand

Beach House – Live At Primavera Sound 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Festival Edition

Beach House – Live at Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain – June 4, 2016 – RNE Radio 3 We’re still in the middle of festival season, not even half over. Still playing catch-up to what has been a flood of amazing concerts, streamed from all over the world. Tonight it’s Beach...

Terrorist Bombings in Palestine

July 26, 1946 – Deliberations In Nuremberg – Negotiations In Palestine

  Almost a year since the end of World War 2 – on this July 26, 1946, it was about adjustment, change and justice. Reports from Nuremberg, where the trial of the former Nazi hierarchy was heading into its final phase. Prosecution was delivering final arguments in the 8 month...

Marni Nixon

Passing Of The Invisible Voice – RIP: Marni Nixon – 1930-2016 – Past Daily Gallimaufry – Tribute Edition

Marni Nixon – with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hans Swarowsky – January 6, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news last night (unconfirmed at the time) of the passing of vocal legend Marni Nixon, it was the passing of an era. During a period in Hollywood,...

1964 GOP Convention

1964 GOP Convention – The Morning After – Convention Snapshot

The GOP Convention of 1964 – On July 17th, it was the morning after. The sobering assessment of what had gone on days earlier was starting to sink in. The Party of Lincoln just became the Party of Goldwater and it was suddenly the end of an era. The Moderates...

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover Accepts The 1932 Republican Presidential Nomination – Convention Snapshot

Herbert Hoover, in 1932 was in the unenviable position of running for re-election as President on the GOP ticket. During his first term, in fact, some 8 months into it, the great 1929 crash of Wall Street and the ensuing panic that resulted turned what was an economic disaster into...

Mott the Hoople

Mott The Hoople – Live At Paris Theatre 1971 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Mott The Hoople tonight. From a concert recorded at the BBC’s Paris Theatre in London in 1971. In case you didn’t know, Mott The Hoople had been around since 1968 and had recorded a string of high-energy hard-rock albums which firmly established them as one of the bands spearheading the...

Leon Russell

Leon Russell And The Shelter People – Live In Stockholm 1971 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Leon Russell and the Shelter People during their whirlwind European tour of 1971. This stopover was in Stockholm and recorded by the venerable Sveriges Radio on November 26th of that year. Even before his milestone solo career and the Mad Dogs & Englishmen phase, Leon Russell was a very much...