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Farmingdale - May 16, 1938

Soon Over Farmingdale – America’s First Air Raid Drill – May 16, 1938

  Farmingdale Long Island – Eyewitness reports of First Air Raid Drill in U.S. – May 16, 1938 – WOR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With ominous war clouds gathering over Europe, the question of preparedness in America was being considered. War was going to be different in the...

Czech Pres, Benes and troops - 1938

May 16, 1938 – “Prague Calling . . . .”

May 16, 1938 – Radio Prague News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 16, 1938 – It didn’t seem so ominous at the time, but news for Prague over the situation in Czechoslovakia was becoming one of concern throughout Europe. The issue of lands under Czech control which originally...

Maurice Emmanuel

Yvonne Lefébure Plays Music Of Maurice Emmanuel 1962 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Maurice Emmanuel – Sonatine Number 3 – Yvonne Lefébure, piano – Centenary Concert 1962 – ORTF, Paris – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Maurice Emmanuel this weekend, as played by the legendary French pianist Yvonne Lefébure, who frequently played Emmanuel’s works and was the dedicatee of his...

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker And The Stars Of Modern Jazz – Carnegie Hall 1949 – Past Daily Downbeat

Charlie Parker and The Stars Of Modern Jazz – Carnegie Hall – Dec. 24, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – History this week. Charlie Parker, along with a stellar lineup which included Miles Davis, Serge Chaloff, Kai Winding, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Warne Marsh, Lennie Tristano, Jimmy Jones, Sonny...

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Plays Newport – 1965 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Bob Dylan – Newport Folk Festival – July 25, 1965 – Pete Tesoro Collection – (Starting this week, we’re adding occasional guest editors who have spoken about favorite concerts and were asked to write about them – This week it’s Pete Tesoro – give him a nice round of applause!)...

Jayne Mansfield And A Cast Of Hundreds Talk To Bob Crane – 1964 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Bob Crane – 9th Anniversary Show – May 30, 1964 – KNX Radio Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Talk radio in Los Angeles during the 1950s and 1960s was completely different than Talk Radio is now. Then, it was about personalities – the show host and the...

San Francisco Conference 1945

The San Francisco Conference 1945 – Building Blocks Of Peace – Past Daily Reference Room

San Francisco Conference – NBC Radio: our Foreign Policy – May 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the celebrations of VE day wound down, the news from San Francisco was about the assembly of allied nations, getting together to form an organization in which to iron out...

Earl Browder

Earl Browder – An American Communist In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Earl Browder – Meet The Press – April 20, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Earl Browder, former head of the Communist Party in America, is interviewed on Meet The Press, from April 20, 1949. In the midst of the Cold War and the intense wave of fear which...

Mostar May 1993

May 12, 1993 – Meanwhile, Back In Mostar. . .

May 12, 1993 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 12, 1993 – with talk of peace proposals and the move by the Clinton Administration to consider sending U.S. troops to Macedonia, the civil war in Bosnia was still raging. The 1993 siege of Mostar...

Eric Burdon

Eric Burdon & The Animals – BBC Session 1965 – Past Daily Soundbooth – Birthday Edition

Eric Burdon & The Animals – BBC Sessions – April-July 1965 – BBC Radio 1 – The inimitable Eric Burdon in session tonight. Two of several he recorded for the BBC between 1964 and 1968. And in case you didn’t know, has a birthday today (May 11, 1941). Seventy-five big...