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Big Jay McNeely

Big Jay McNeely – Live At Birdland 1957 – Past Daily Soundbooth – Birthday Edition (Big Jay McNeely – April 29, 1927)

Big Jay McNeely – live at Birdland, Seattle Washington – 1957 – Big J Records 1989 – In case you missed it, or it slipped your mind, or you were distracted by the birthday of another celebrated Jazz giant, Duke Ellington (born on April 29, 1899), yesterday was also the...

Chicago - Spring 1969

April 3, 1969 – Spring Of Discontent

April 3, 1969 – ABC News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 3, 1969. Spring in the era of discontent. From Chicago, a second night of disturbances on the eve of the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Tensions and apprehension ran high. Already an outbreak...

Teenagers in L.A. 1979

You Live In L.A. – You’re A Teenager – It’s March 14, 1979, And Supertramp Is About To Release Breakfast In America – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KROQ-FM – Mike Raphone – March 14, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Your town – L.A. And the weekend belongs to you. You have your fake i.d. and you’re going to punch a hole in the heart of Saturday night. You have choices – there’s the Strip and...

A future so bright . . . .

You Live In L.A. – It’s December 29,1975 – Disco Is A Way Of Life – So Are Freeways. Past Daily Pop Chronicles.

  KHJ – Machine Gun Kelly – December 29, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Two days left of 1975. New Years eve is just around the corner – so is 1976. 1975 was okay, it could have been better though. The job you got last January as a...

Fairfax Hi 1954

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. It’s 1954 And Rock n’ Roll Isn’t Quite You Yet. But It Will.

KNX – Jack Linkletter’s Teen Club – November 23, 1954 -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The one constant, which will be forever part of our culture, no matter when it was or when it will be;  being a teenager and the perennial, inevitable, awkward rites of passage. Picture this: The...

No Longer 20 - resize

You Live In L.A. – It’s January 1980 – You Just Left Your Twenties – You Have Issues

  KMPC – Gary Owens – January 26, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – You live in L.A. and it’s January; the first month of a new year and a new decade. You have also left your twenties, and the only thing more precarious than Eight-oh is turning Three-oh....

San Francisco Teenagers 1961

You’re A Teenager – You Live In San Francisco – It’s December 15, 1961 – It’s Almost Christmas, You Can Now Read Henry Miller, And You Listen To KYA – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KYA – Bobby Mitchell Show – 5-6:00 pm – December 15, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you were a teenager anywhere in America in the 1960s, radio was your confidant, confessor, best friend and go-to buddy; it was the one place you found solace when things got...

Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny – In Session 1972 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Sandy Denny – In Session – October 1972 – BBC Radio 1 – Sandy Denny to end the weekend. Her career began briefly with the semi-folk rock band Strawbs, before leaving and joining up with Fairport Convention. It was with that band that she established her career as one of...

Janiva Magness

Janiva Magness – Who Will Come For Me – 2016 – Blue Élan Records – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Janiva Magness – Who Will Come For Me – from the lp Love Wins Again – Blue Élan Records 2016 – Janiva Magness tonight. Homegrown (but got started in Detroit) Soul with a touch of Blues from Janiva Magness, off her latest album Love Wins Again, which was released earlier...

L.A. Teenagers - 1979

You’re Seventeen. You Live In Los Angeles. You Just Passed Your Drivers Test. You Got Your First Car And The Line To Get Gas Is A Mile Long

KTNQ – Jack Armstrong – May 4, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 1979 – You’re seventeen, and the lines to get gas are rumored to be 2 miles long in some places. Some people are waiting for two hours, only to be told there’s no gas. People...