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Should Abortion Be Legal? – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Should Abortion Be Legal- 1964 The controversy over the issue of Abortion has been raging, certainly since the landmark SCOTUS Roe v. Wade in 1971, but much-much earlier than that. The question was always “should they be legal?”, but the answer never...

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Life In Sudden California – January 28, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 28, 1994 Even though one of the deadliest earthquakes to hit Southern California occurred on January 17th of 1994, the earth was still shaking some 11 days later, with some 70 considerable aftershocks taking place on the morning of...

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Devy Erlih Plays The Music Of Pierre-Max Dubois – 1957 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Pierre-Max Dubois – Violin -Concerto – 1957 I originally ran this post a couple years via my old website. But many readers weren’t happy with the sound quality available at the time. So, as promised, I am running it again with new...

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Count Basie – Live At Sardi’s – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Count Basie – Live At Sardis – 1956 Over to the fabled Sardi’s Restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard from May 1956 for a set by the fabled Count Basie and his Orchestra with guest vocals by Joe Williams and Sarah Vaughan. Captured during...

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77 Bombay Street – Live At Eurosonic Festival 2013 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert/Rock Without Borders Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 77 Bombay Street – Live At Eurosonic 2013 Back over to this months Eurosonic 2013 Festival in Holland, recorded by the venerable (and thorough) VPRO  Radio Channel in Hilversum. A set by Swiss Alternative/Indie band 77 Bombay Street. I was under the...

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Grand Funk Railroad – In Concert In San Diego – 1974 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Grand Funk Railroad 1974 San Diego CA I know – A lot of people will look at the headline and remark; “oh, Homer Simpson’s favorite band”. But truths to tell,  Grand Funk Railroad (or Grand Funk as they were known for a...

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Irma Thomas – Live At Mark Naftalin’s Blues Party – 1983 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: IrmaThomas1983-09-12MarkNaftalinsBluesParty Ending up the week with a word or two from the Queen of New Orleans Soul, Irma Thomas. This is from a radio show Thomas did in 1983, hosted by Blues great and Paul Butterfield alumnus Mark Naftalin. It would feel...

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Postcards From Tehran – January 25, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Jan. 25, 1979 With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets...

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Generation X – Live At The Paris Theater – 1981 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1981-01-xx BBC In Concert (Generation X) Skipping a couple decades tonight and heading over to the Paris Theater in London for a half-hour set by Generation X, featuring the inimitable Billy Idol. Recorded by The BBC on January 1, 1981 it features the...

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Before The Honeymoon Was Over – January 24, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 24, 1961 Four days after his Inaugural and six days before his first State of The Union, President Kennedy was already presented with a full plate of crises, this January 24th in 1961. Moscow‘s gesture at returning captured U.S....