Vintage Recordings

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Economy in 1964 – ABC Radio Issues and Answers – January 5, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The economy of 1964: More robust, more profit, more expansion than at any other time in U.S. history. The numbers of newly minted wealthy were getting higher by the minute....

Suede – Live At Royal Festival Hall 2002 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Suede – Live At Royal Festival Hall 2002 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

  – Suede in Concert from Royal Festival Hall, London, recorded by the venerable BBC in 2002. One of those bands who descended on the Alternative/Pop/Britpop scene in 1989 and were instantly embraced by the critics and whose debut album was one of the fastest selling in decades. In the...

Wounded Knee – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

Wounded Knee – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

Wounded Knee aftermath – Impacto program – August 19, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Wounded Knee. A name which conjures up protest, shame and renewal. And a name that in 1973 was a rallying cry for the American Indian Movement and where the term Red Power came into...

French National Orchestra And Eugène Bigot Play Music Of Gustave Charpentier 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

French National Orchestra And Eugène Bigot Play Music Of Gustave Charpentier 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Gustave Charpentier – Napoli from Impressions d’Italie – FNO – Bigot – circa 1952 – ORTF, Paris – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gustave Charpentier, a name that may not ring many bells now, but during the 20th century, was one of the most popular composers of Opera; primarily based...

Louis Armstrong – Live From Basin Street 1955 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Armstrong – Live From Basin Street 1955 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Armstrong – Live At Basin Street, New York – May 14, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Louis Armstrong, holding court at Basin Street in New York during his stint of May 1955 and captured for posterity on The All-Star Parade of Bands series from NBC Radio on...

Gospel Music In America 1974 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Gospel Music In America 1974 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

NPR: Options – Gospel Music In America – 1974 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Gospel Music in America. A long, engrossing history of a music which has touched many people and many genres and continues to inspire, evoke and influence every aspect of music in America today. This...

Nirvana – Live In Melbourne 1992 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Nirvana – Live In Melbourne 1992 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

    – Nirvana – Live in Melbourne – February 1, 1992 – Triple J, Australia – Nirvana to start the year off. 1992, the band hadn’t achieved worldwide phenomenon, but they were on the verge – it was only months away and word was spreading quickly. This gig in...

Jean Shepherd Has A Word For You – January 2, 1977 – Weekend Pop Chronicles

Jean Shepherd Has A Word For You – January 2, 1977 – Weekend Pop Chronicles

Jean Shepherd – WOR-FM – January 2, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Jean Shepherd, whom we mostly know now as the writer of A Christmas Story, was one of the truly great story-tellers of the later 20th century. Often compared to Mark Twain in his effortless ability to convey...

Natalie Cole – Live In Stuttgart 2000 – Nights At The Roundtable: Tribute Edition

Natalie Cole – Live In Stuttgart 2000 – Nights At The Roundtable: Tribute Edition

Natalie Cole – in concert from Stuttgart 2000 – SWF Radio – Natalie Cole (1950-2015). The sad news today on the passing of the legendary Artist Natalie Cole, who died on New Years Eve at the age of 65, from congestive heart failure. Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole, who...

Blondie - live in Glasgow - New years Eve 1979

Blondie – New Years Eve 1979 –

Blondie – New Years Eve, Glasgow – Dec. 31, 1979 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert – Blondie. Rocking out New Years eve in Glasgow, 1979 and recorded by the ever-present BBC Radio 1 for their In Concert series. For those of you who aren’t planning on braving the weather...