Vintage Recordings

March 15, 1953

March 15, 1953 – Meet The New Boss

March 15, 1953 – Drew Pearson News – ABC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 15, 1953 – While the world was processing the death of Soviet Premier Stalin, his replacement, Gyorgy Melenkov was quickly and quietly taking the reigns, and not-so-quietly instigating purges within the Party. Rumors...

Albert Einstein - March 14, 1879

Albert Einstein Has A Few Words For You – (March 14, 1879) – Happy Birthday

Albert Einstein – Speaking at the Opening of the Museum Of Science and Industry, New York – April 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Albert Einstein – born on this day in 1879, turning 137 today. One of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century, Einstein’s work on...

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000 – Locking Up The Nomination And Date-Rape In A Box

March 14, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup; Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 14, 2000 – Election 2000 – only three months into it and already Al Gore secured enough delegates to put him over the top. Only a week after Super Tuesday, the batch of...

Dead Can Dance – In Session 1984 – Past Daily Soundbooth

  Dead Can Dance – BBC Session – John Peel – June 13, 1984 – BBC Radio 1 – Dead Can Dance to end out the week. One of the pioneering Soundscape/ethereal wave/dark wave bands of the early 80s, they were closely associated with another band they were label mates...

The Loewenguth String Quartet Play Music Of Ibert – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Loewenguth String Quartet – Ibert – Quartet (1944) – Rec. October 1963 – ORTF, Paris The Loeuwenguth String Quartet in a radio concert this week. From French radio Transcriptions comes a performance of the 1944 String Quartet by Jacques Ibert, recorded around October of 1963. Jacques Ibert was a prolific...

Sonny Stitt

Sonny Stitt With Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – Live At JazzFest 1982 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sonny Stitt with Eddie Lockjaw Davis – live at JazzFest, New Orleans – May 8, 1982 – Sonny Stiff along with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and an all-star lineup, including Cedar Walton and Buster Williams, along with James Black at the 1982 JazzFest in New Orleans. Recorded on May 8, 1982....

Summer 1967 – You’re Dial Hopping And It’s A Toss Between Humble Harve And B. Mitchel Reed – Weekend Pop Chronicles

Become a Patron! Summer 1967 – KFWB – B. Mitchel Reed – KHJ – Humble Harve – KHJ – The Real Don Steele – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Summer 1967 – AM radio still reigns supreme. But the songs are suddenly longer, and edgier. No way of getting around...

Teenagers in 1956

Golden Hubcaps – Juvenile Delinquents – 1956 – Weekend Pop Chronicles

Juvenile Delinquency in 1956 – the big problem centered around hubcaps and hubcap stealing for fun and profit. Sounds silly, but apparently it was quite lucrative in 1956, and it drove many teenagers to a life of crime in Los Angeles and other cities around the country. In this documentary,...

The Nice

The Nice – Live In Sweden (RIP: Keith Emerson – 1944-2016) – Past Daily Soundbooth: Tribute Edition

The Nice – In Session for Sveriges Radio, Stockholm – 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the sad news today of the death of Keyboard legend Keith Emerson, I was reminded of how rich and influential his legacy had been for so many of us who were fans since...

Kevin Ayers In Session 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Kevin Ayers – in session for John Peel – February 10, 1970 – BBC Radio 1 – Kevin Ayers tonight. One of the most influential figures of the Canterbury movement – a founding member of the seminal Soft Machine and a brilliant legacy as a solo artist later on. Kevin...