Vintage Recordings

Modern Jazz Quartet - MJQ

Modern Jazz Quartet – Live In Oslo 1970 – Past Daily Downbeat

Modern Jazz Quartet – live at Newport Jazz Festival, Oslo – October 21, 1970 – NRK Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) this week. An extraordinary group, who not only typified Cool Jazz but became the model of restraint and elegance, using a sophisticated counterpoint,...

Stiv Bators

Stiv Bators (Dead Boys) – In Concert 1980 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Stiv Bators – Live at Jay’s Longhorn – Minneapolis – March 19, 1980 – Club soundboard – Taking a look at the U.S. version of the Punk invasion with a 1980 concert by Stiv Bators, former frontman of The Dead Boys, during his solo period, after the demise of his...

The Drones – In Session 1977 – Past Daily Soundbooth: 40 Years Of Punk Edition

The Drones – In session for John Peel – Dec. 13, 1977 – BBC Radio 1 – Continuing our exploration of Punk on its 40th anniversary since inception. Tonight it’s The Drones, a band long considered to be at Ground Zero of the Punk movement. Originally formed as a Pub-rock...

X-Ray Spex

X-Ray Spex In Session 1978 – Past Daily Soundbooth: 40 Years Of Punk

X-Ray Spex – In Session for John Peel – February 20, 1978 – BBC Radio 1 – Continuing our 40th anniversary observance of the birth of Punk, a session tonight from X-Ray Spex and the inimitable Poly Styrene. Their first session for John Peel, recorded on February 20, 1978. Short...

Dewey-Stassen Debate – An Exercise In Civility – May 17, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dewey-Stassen Debate – 1948 Presidential Election; Republican Ticket – May 17, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When former New York Governor and Republican Presidential hopeful Thomas E-Dewey debated former Minnesota Governor Harold Stassen during the Republican Presidential primaries of 1948, it was something new that hadn’t been done...

Khruschev in Paris

U2 – Before It Was A Band It Was An Incident – May 18, 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Nikita Khruschev Press Conference – Paris – May 18, 1960 – Part 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Nikita Khruschev Press Conference – Paris – May 18, 1960 – Part 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Nikita Khruschev Press Conference – Paris – May 18, 1960 – Part...

Leonid Brezhnev

May 18, 1982 – The Pressure Of Time

  May 18, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 18, 1982 was a day with a lot of negotiation, finger pointing, wishful thinking and saber rattling going on. In Moscow, Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev addressed a gathering young Communists and talked about Nuclear...

Immigration in the 1950s

U.S. Immigration Policy In 1953 – May 17, 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

U.S. Immigration policy – 1953 – American Forum Of The Air – May 17, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The subject of Immigration always seems to rear its head at certain times, and during certain election years. For a country which prides itself on its policy towards those...

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...