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Little Feat In Concert – The Santa Monica Civic – 1973- Past Daily Backstage Pass

Looking for samples of Iconic Americana this weekend, I ran across this concert by the legendary Little Feat, recorded by KMET-FM in Los Angeles on March 20, 1973. Having been a fan of this group since their early days, I always enjoyed their live gigs equally as much as their...

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The Tourists – In Concert – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Tourists for a Monday night – Live At The Paris Theatre, London – June 23, 1979 – BBC Radio 1. The Tourists had a reasonable following in the U.S., but nothing compared to the success when Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart left to form The Eurythmics. Guitarists Peet Coombes...

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Depeche Mode – Live At The Hammersmith Odeon – 1983 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

We could use a little love . . or even a little like: Become a Patron! Diving in the 80’s this weekend with none other than Depeche Mode, recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon by the BBC on October 6, 1983. In January 1982, the band released “See You”, their...

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The Walker Brothers – 1964 Demos – Past Daily Soundbooth

1. Sweets For My Sweet – 1964 2. Zing, Went The Strings Of My Heart – 1964 Something unusual for The Soundbooth tonight. Demo sessions recorded in Los Angeles in 1964 by the soon-to-become Walker Bros. One of those demo tracks did make it release (I Only Came To Dance...

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Sparks – In Session At The Record Plant – 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth

From their beginnings in the late 1960s as Halfnelson, to a name change, direction change and a long career embracing and anticipating a veritable plethora of styles, the brothers Ron and Russell Mael as Sparks, have come to embody all that is quirky, arcane, acerbic and unpredictable about Pop Music....

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James Brown – Live At The Hollywood Bowl 1966 – Past Daily Holiday Backstage Pass

I ran a portion of this concert (the last half only) a few years ago. But I realized, the only way you could really appreciate this concert, and in fact the true magnitude of the talent of James Brown, was to listen to the entire concert; at almost three hours....

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Free – In Session 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people think of the band Free and immediately recall their early 70s anthem All Right Now. It has cast an indelible shade on the music which defined the close of the 60s and the dawn of Hard Rock for a lot of oldies radio stations. Unfortunately, it has also...

The Kinks

The Kinks – In Session – 1965 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Heading in the direction of the weekend with a 1965 session from The Kinks. Another band that shaped the future of Rock in the 1960s with some of the most memorable and influential songs of the British Invasion period (and well into the 70s with the iconic Lola), The Kinks...

The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers On The Air – 1958 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Not askin’ for much:Become a Patron! A brief detour to live TV of the 1950’s tonight with The Everly Brothers and their guest appearance on The Big Record, the short-lived TV Variety show hosted by Patti Page and featuring the hit makers of the day. The Everly Brothers were known...

Steely Dan

Steely Dan – Live at The Record Plant – KMET – 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth

During these strange and COVID times, and no stimulus: Become a Patron! A dose of Americana this weekend and nod to the homefolks with this early 70s in-studio radio concert from the legendary Steely Dan, as broadcast over equally legendary (and sadly gone) L.A. FM rock station KMET,  on March...