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Megaafonia – 2010 – Nights At The Roundtable – Rock Without Borders Edition

Click on the link here for audio player: Megaafonia -Pere Pedregos Further evidence that Rock Without Borders yields interesting results. Megaafonia is a band from Spain I ran across on several sites the past few years. Around since 2005 – with two albums and an ep currently out, Megaafonia have...

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Marcel Mule Plays The Music of Debussy – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio player: Debussy – Rhapsodie Orientale for Saxophone and Orchestra – 1955 To more familiar territory this week. Still by way of French Radio in the 1950’s. The repertoire is Debussy this time. The Rhapsodie Orientale for Saxophone and Orchestra featuring the legendary saxophonist...

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The Bobby Troup Trio With Julie London – Live At The Cameo Room – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for audio player: Bobby Troup-Julie London – 1956 Over to The Cameo Room in New York City this week for a session with The Bobby Troup Trio with Julie London on vocals. Recorded on February 13, 1956, it features Julie London’s now immortal Cry Me...

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Women’s Day – August 26, 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio player: Women’s Strike – August 26, 1970 As a reminder of the protests, the struggle and the message – today marks the forty-second anniversary of Women’s Day (August 26, 1970) and the marches and demonstrations that took place world-wide on that day. Here...

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AC/DC – Live In London – 1976 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the audio player here and play loud: 1976-08-07 BBC In Concert (AC-DC) If you can wrap your head around the concept that AC/DC actually got started as a morphing from the demise of the 60’s band The Easybeats in 1973, then it will make perfect sense that AC/DC...

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Dënver – 2010 – Nights At The Roundtable – Rock Without Borders Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Denver – Lo que quieras Continuing our occasional excursion to see what else is going on the world musically, I ran across Dënver, an Indie/Alternative/Electro-pop due from San Felipe Chile, consisting of Mariana Montenegro and Milton Mahan. Tonight’s track, Lo Que Quieras...

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Non-Aggression Pacts – August 24-25, 1939

Click on link here for Audio player: News for August 24, 1939 From Paris News of this day – and depending on where you were, it was either August 24th or 25th, was completely taken over by the surprising move on the part of the Soviet Union to enter into...

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The Who In Session – 1965-1967 (Keith Moon – August 23, 1946) – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for audio player: The Who BBC Sessions – 1965-1967 Depending on where you’re reading this, it’s either still August 23rd or already August 24th. In any event, it would be criminal to let a birthday observance go unnocticed of one of the most celebrated drummers...

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The War In Korea – The Oil In Iran – August 23, 1951

Click on the link here for the newscast: News for August 23, 1951 While Truce talks were stalling Korea, sabers were rattling in Iran, this August 23rd in 1951. With accusations flying back and forth between North Korea and the UN forces, it wasn’t looking optimistic that the guns would...