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Fayetteville - Tornado Aftermath - March 23, 1952

March 22, 1952 – When The Winds Blew – The Tennessee Tornado Outbreak – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! The Tennessee Tornado Outbreak of 1952. Going down in history as the 4th most destructive series of Tornados to hit the U.S. in a single day. The tornado outbreak of March 21–22, 1952, also known as the March 1952 Southern United States tornado outbreak, generated eleven violent...

Joni James - 1954

Joni James And Ralph Marterie – In Session – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Nights At The Round Table

Joni James with Ralph Marterie and his Downbeat orchestra – National Guard Radio program – 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Heading into different territory this weekend. A live session with American pop singer Joni James along with Band leader Ralph Marterie recorded by the U.S....

Mantan Moreland -

Benny Carter, The Charioteers, Hattie McDaniel, Mantan Moreland, Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman – Blueberry Hill – 1943 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

CBS Radio – Blueberry Hill (preview/audition broadcast) – March 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – We’re here because of you (hint-hint): Become a Patron! Had there not been World War 2, this program might have gone unnoticed and largely forgotten. Why it came about isn’t clear, but it marked...

Thelonious Monk Nonet – Live In Germany – 1967 – Past Daily Downbeat

Believe it not, we rely on you to keep us going: Become a Patron! Visiting the legendary Thelonious Monk this weekend, featuring his Nonet in a concert recorded from Mainz, Germany on November 8, 1967. Luckily for everyone, a lot of Monk’s material was recorded live, and most all of...

Touchy-feely in the 70s

It’s September 1971 – You Live In L.A. – Your Life Is Full Of Surprises And They Make You Nervous – They Still Do, But For Different Reasons.

KPPC – Cosmos Topper (Ted Alvy) – September 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In lieu of Starbucks? Become a Patron! Well . . .here we are in 2020. The world is a place where you can’t be less than six-feet away from someone – can’t really go out...

March 20, 1939 – Voices Of Spring – Diplomacy In Overtime – The League Of Germanism

Become a Patron! As tensions increased throughout Europe, this first day of Spring in 1939, life for the most part was making a heroic attempt at seeming normal. For the first of two reports for this day, the English Service of Paris Radio was reporting on the upcoming departure of...

Ebola in West Africa

Death Pays A Visit – Fear Takes Up Residence – The Ebola Crisis Of 2014 – Past Daily Reference Room

Newscasts: Ebola Virus outbreak – BBC World Service – CBS Radio News – October 1-17, 2014 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! With the Coronavirus turning the world upside down and plunging the world into a state of almost chaos, I was reminded that we’re no stranger...

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th...

Vadim Repin

Vadim Repin – Nikolai Lugansky – In Recital – 2013 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Vadim Repin – Nikolai Lugansky Recital from Champs-Elysée – March 22, 2013 – Radio France Musique – Become a Patron! Russian-Belgian violinist Vadim Repin along with Russian Pianist Nikolai Lugansky in recital from Champs-Elysée in Paris, recorded on March 22, 2013 by Radio France Musique. A nicely balanced concert featuring...

Paul Reynaud - Prime Minister of France - 1940

Prime Minister Paul Reynaud Address From Paris – March 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Paul Reynaud, who assumed the role of Prime Minister of France during an ominous and darkening period in French history. With the ousting of Edouard Daladier on March 20 and the appointment of Reynaud on March 21, France was in a desperate situation and doing anything it...