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Election Postmortem 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player:Post-Election 1956 The 1956 Presidential election was interesting in that Eisenhower won a landslide victory, yet both the House and Senate remained in control of the Democrats and that left the Republicans scratching their collective heads. It’s been said that it was the...

Traffic – 1970 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Traffic – Glad_Freedom Rider – 1970 I was trying to find something tonight that fit with the spirit of the evening. Rather than go after one of the dozen or so tunes I’ve been hearing over and over at rallies during this...

America Votes – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: America Votes – 1948 Owing to the vagaries and outages of the internet in West Los Angeles, this post almost didn’t go up today. But no matter when it comes up, the sentiment is still the same. If you haven’t voted yet...

Procol Harum – In Session – 1967 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Procol Harum – In Session 1967 More familiar territory tonight. Procol Harum is no stranger to these pages, but the session recordings haven’t gotten around much and they did several for the BBC between 1967 and 1970. Tonight it’s from their first...

Bob Dylan In Session – 1961 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A little goes a really long way:Become a Patron! Something special tonight – one of the many radio programs Bob Dylan performed on early in his career. In the 1950’s and early 1960’s, when FM radio was almost the sole domain of the “audiophile” and the independent station, many programs...

Renèe France Froment and Louise Clavius-Marius Play The Music Of Jean Hubeau – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Hubeau – Violin Sonata Another rarity this weekend – and another broadcast recital from French Radio in the 1950’s. This one features rising-young-star Renèe France-Froment on violin with legendary pianist-pedagogue Louise Clavius-Marius on Piano in a performance of the Sonata for Violin...

Franz Ferdinand In Concert At The Great Wide Open Festival – 2012 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Franz Ferdinand In Concert At The Great Wide Open Festival – 2012 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Franz Ferdinand – Great Wide Open Festival 2012 Franz Ferdinand this weekend at the Great Wide Open Festival in Holland this past Summer, recorded by the Dutch radio channel VPRO. Having a busy year, Franz Ferdinand were at most of the festivals...

The Specials In Session – 1979 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: THE SPECIALS – BBC Peel Sessions Diving into the 70’s this Friday night with The Specials. A session recorded at the BBC for the John Peel Program, most of it from May 23, 1979. Here’s what’s on the player: The Specials John...