Vintage Recordings

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Fabien Sevitzky And The Indianapolis Symphony Play Music Of Lionel Barrymore 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Lionel Barrymore – Piranesi Suite- Indianapolis Symphony – Fabien Sevitzky, cond. – Dec. 17, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Going slightly off the beaten path this weekend. Lionel Barrymore, who is probably best known as an actor, and seen just about every year as the evil Mr. Potter...

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Otis Redding – Live In Stockholm 1967 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Legends this weekend. The immortal Otis Redding, in concert from Stockholm and recorded by the venerable Sveriges Radio in 1967. It’s been said, and rightly so, that Otis Redding was one of the greatest singers in the history of American Popular Music, and was one of the seminal figures in...

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Michel Polnareff – Live At Lausanne 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth/Rock Without Borders

Michel Polnareff – a name which may not ring many bells on this side of the Atlantic, but a name which has become something of an institution in Europe, particularly France. Before the days of streaming and universal instant access, non-English speaking/singing artists like Michel Polnareff, popular though they were...

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ABC – In Concert From Paris 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth

ABC In concert from Paris – February 14, 1983. ABC were at the forefront of New Wave – largely a reaction to the determined messiness of Punk, New Wave was the polar opposite. Clean, well turned-out, synthesizer-based, somewhat over-produced and perfect for the burgeoning market made possible by MTV in...

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June 30, 1940 – Anticipating Invasion

June 30, 1940 – The news was ominous and hardly upbeat. France had surrendered to Germany only days earlier. Word from Berlin was, the anticipated invasion of Britain could happen within days or weeks. Britons were expecting the worst and were preparing for it. The very young and the very...

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June 29, 1985 – The Ordeal Of Flight 847

News for this June 29, 1985 was about the breaking story in Lebanon. The impending release of some 39 hostages, taken by Islamic Jihadists while on a flight from Rome to Boston and eventually to Los Angeles, was averted to Athens and re-routed to Beirut. Threats to blow up TWA...

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June 28, 1947 – ‘Americans Are Getting A Little Less Intelligent All The Time’

June 28, 1947 – World News Roundup With John Cameron Swayze – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for June 28, 1947 had a lot to do with the labor issue. The pending Taft-Hartley bill was stirring up a hornet’s nest of controversy, with many in the...

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Roy Harris Conducts Roy Harris – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Roy Harris – Fantasy – The ABC Radio Symphony – Conducted by Roy Harris – October, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Roy Harris was one of the true original and most inventive composers of that period from the early 20th century, until his death in 1979. His landmark...

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Horace Silver – Live At Newport ’58 – Past Daily Downbeat

Horace Silver – Live at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The legendary Horace Silver this week. A influential voice and a pioneer in the early Bop movement. A multi-faceted composer, arranger and band leader as well as instrumentalist, Silver began playing sax and piano...