Vintage Recordings


Robert Kennedy Promotes Summer Jobs – July 1964.

On July 7, 1964, Attorney General Robert Kennedy addressed some 5,000 College students gathered in Washington for a Summer Jobs Seminar. He promoted the idea that, getting involved with the government and experiencing its inner workings in a hands-on environment was a great opportunity to serve, and that it could...


Walter Reuther Vs. The AMA – Debating Health Care in 1961

As part of an ongoing reminder that the Affordable Health Care debate has been with us for decades, here is a debate that took place in 1961, between former UAW President Walter Reuther and American Medical Association representative Dr. Edward R. Annis. The debate centered around the Kerr-Mills Bill to...


July 3, 1945 – Walking Through The Ghost City

While the war in the Pacific continued, news of the Allies marking an official entry into Berlin provided a reminder that all would be over soon. News on this July 3rd in 1945 was highlighted by an extended report of American, British, French and Russian troops marching into the former...


LBJ Signs The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 – July 2, 1964

And lest we all forget – this day, forty-eight years ago, was a significant turn in American history when President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Hard fought and bitterly opposed by Southern Democrats, it was the one piece of legislation JFK had hoped would be...


Pastdaily Downbeat – Coleman Hawkins All-Stars – Live In Munich – 1950.

Something special and rather rare. A concert, recorded by Bavarian Radio in Munich on January 19, 1950, featuring the Coleman Hawkins All-Stars featuring James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Nat Peck and Pierre Michelot. Truly an all-star lineup. A little over an hour, it’s almost non-stop and the sound is unbelievable for...