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Artie Shaw – live At The Blue Room – 1938 – Past Daily Downbeat

Chipping in, and the perks are rather cool: Become a Patron! Artie Shaw and his band, live from The Blue Room at the Hotel Lincoln in New York, broadcast by CBS on December 6, 1938. Mixing things up a bit this week – heading into Big Bands of the 1930s...

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August 1, 1975 – You And Jean Shepherd On Your Radio – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

August 1, 1975 – Jean Shepherd – Daily Show – WOR-AM, New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sadly, most people know the name Jean Shepherd via his immortal holiday tale, A Christmas Story. Even if you only knew him as an author, you’d know exactly who he was...

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UB40 – In Concert – Brighton Pavilion – 1985 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

UB40 – In Concert – Brighton Pavilion – 1985 – BBC Radio 1 – UB40 this weekend. Recorded at Brighton Pavilion in 1985 for BBC Radio 1’s In Concert series. The band members began as friends who knew each other from various schools across Birmingham, England. The name “UB40” was...

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A Word Or Two With The Blasters – 1981 – Past Daily Talking Music

The Blasters – in conversation with Joe Benson – The Local Music Show – November 1981 – KLOS – Mike Devich Collection L.A.’s very own Blasters, in conversation at KLOS with Joe Benson and The Local Music Show from November 1981. By now, The Blasters have become an institution. A...

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July 31, 1993 – Clinton Sells A Budget Deal – The Great Flood Of ’93 – A Cautious Ceasefire In Lebanon

July 31, 1993 – Called The Great Flood of ’93, flood waters were busy rising at an alarming rate, forcing many to leave there homes on a moments notice, cutting a wide swatch of destruction in its wake. The latest nightmare from the flood washed up on the doorsteps of...

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The Strokes – Live At Alexandra Palace – 2003 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Stokes – Live At Alexandra Palace – December 5, 2003 – Band soundboard – The Stokes in concert tonight – recorded live at Alexandra Palace in London on December 5, 2003. The Strokes are from Manhattan, New York. Formed in 1998, the band is composed of singer Julian Casablancas,...

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July 30, 1944 – News From The Front – Allies Picking Up Speed On The Western Front – Russians Poised To Take Warsaw.

July 30, 1944 – News from the battle fronts, all reporting allied advances. Along the Western front, British troops on the eastern end of the Normandy line launched a powerful new drive. The British 2nd Army was making slow but steady progress in its drive south of advancing up to...

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Alena Baeva With Paavo Järvi And The NHK Symphony Play Music Of Strauss, Ysaÿe And Rott – 2019 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Alena Baeva, violin – NHK Symphony, Paava Järvi, cond. – Concert of February 9, 2019 – NHK-FM, Tokyo – Heading over to Tokyo this week for something a bit more contemporary. A concert by the legendary NHK Symphony, conducted by Paavo Järvi and featuring the Russian violinist Alena Baeva in...

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July 29, 1977 – The Oil Flows In Alaska – Ali Bhutto Returns – Kent State Redux Of A Sort.

July 29, 1977 – A day with ominous implications, but not at the time. After postponement due to protests, the much touted Trans-Alaskan Pipeline, some 800 miles long, commenced to working with oil flowing from the Eastern slope, which began five weeks earlier, into Valdez the once-tiny fishing port, now...