Vintage Recordings

Dorothy Thompson

Dorothy Thompson Has A Few Words For FDR In 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Dorothy Thompson – Radio Address FDR For President Committee – October 29, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dorothy Thompson was one of the most respected journalists working in Radio as well as print in the 1930s. She was second (only to Eleanor Roosevelt) as Most Trusted Woman In...

Sadat-Begin

October 28, 1978 – Sadat-Begin And The Peace Prize

October 28, 1978 – Sadat-Begin Peace Prize + other news – CBS/NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 28, 1978 began on a hopeful note – announced the previous evening, the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize was being awarded to Egypt‘s Anwar Sadat and Israel‘s Menachem Begin. The reason...

Turkish Troops to Syrian Border

October 25, 1957 – NATO, Syria And Sputnik

October 25, 1957 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 25, 1957 – a day of meetings, conflicts and the Space Race. In Washington, President Eisenhower was meeting with UK Prime Minister Harold MacMillan and broadened the conference by bringing in NATO chief Paul-Henri Spaak...

Beirut - October 24, 1983

October 24, 1983 – An Aftermath In Beirut

  October 24, 1983 – Beirut Bombing aftermath – President Reagan Press Conference – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 24, 1983 – The aftermath of the bombing of Marine Barracks and a French Army Command Post in Beirut, Lebanon was still unfolding. The number of casualties...

César Franck

Jesus Etcheverry And The ORTF Opera Orchestra Play Music Of César Franck – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

César Franck – Les Eolides – ORTF Opera Orchestra – Jesus Etcheverry, cond. – ORTf – circa 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- César Franck this weekend – by no means an obscure name, and in fact one of the most popular French composers of the 19th century. Beginning his...

Louis Prima

Louis Prima – Spotlight Bands 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Prima Band with Lily Ann Carol, vocals – January 1946 – Coca-Cola Spotlight Bands – MBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – There are many purists who would strongly object to Louis Prima being referred to as a Jazz musician. Truths to tell, a lot of his popularity early-on...

Harry Truman

A Harry Truman Stump Speech – Campaign ’48 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

President Truman campaign address in St. Paul Minnesota – October 13, 1948. In what was considered one of the most bitter election years, the Presidential election of 1948 was also one of the biggest upsets in political history. President Harry S. Truman, the incumbent had what was regarded as one...

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill At The Al Smith Dinner – 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Winston Churchill – Address for Al Smith Dinner – October 14, 1947 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Winston Churchill, addressing the annual Al Smith Dinner, on October 14, 1947. This was the year there were two main speakers – former Secretary of the Navy Admiral James...

Alfred E. Smith

Alfred E. Smith Has A Few Words About Neutrality – October 1, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

Alfred E. Smith – address on Neutrality – October 1, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Alfred E. Smith – a name which has been very much in the news the past several days, but a name which many people have no idea who he was or what he...

Clarence Thomas

October 20, 1991 – Dawning Of The Age Of Clarence

ABC World News This Week – October 20, 1991 – ABC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 20, 1991 culminated a week of contentious questioning and cross-examination over President Bush’s nomination of Clarence Thomas to the bench of the Supreme Court. Riding in on a cloud of...