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Sir Thomas Beecham And The Royal Philharmonic In Concert – 1947 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

BBC Symphony – Sir Thomas Beecham/Betty Humby Beecham -1947 To the heavy, cumbersome, oversized BBC Transcriptions this week for a concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra led by the legendary and amiable Sir Thomas Beecham in an all-Mozart program, recorded on April 28, 1947. Starting off with the Overture to...

Slim Gaillard And Arthur Prysock – Live At Birdland – 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat

Live Jazz from the 1950’s this weekend with a double bill, live from Birdland in New York City on September 9,1952. Starting off the set is the ultra-smoothe and mellow Arthur Prysock, who does several tasteful turns with some standards. Next up is the inimitable, incomparable (their words, but mine...

Nights At The Roundtable – The Nazz – 1968

Click on the link:The Nazz – Open My Eyes – 1968 Something familiar and later ’60’s tonight – 1968 to be exact. The Nazz were one of those bands that the audience finally caught up to, but by then it was too late and the leading characters had gone off...

Y-Day At The Bowl – 1963. The Beach Boys, Surfaris, The Routers, The Challengers – Past Daily Pop Chronicles.

Part 1: Part 2: A few years ago I ran a portion of this concert, via my now-defunct Newstalgia site. It featured headliners The Beach Boys at the annual Y-Day At The Bowl event for the YMCA on October 19, 1963. It was a star-studded event and I promised to...

Nights At The Roundtable – France Gall – 1965

Another look at the wildly iconic genre of “Yè-Yè” from 1960’s France. This time via France Gall, another in a long line of very talented and hugely popular singer/songwriters in the early 1960’s. Gall, like her compatriot Francoise Hardy, has continued her popularity over the years although she has stopped...

Learning A New Word: Entebee – July 6, 1976

A very busy news day, this July 6, 1976. Starting with news of the daring Israeli raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda overnight, where Palestinian terrorists were holding 100 Israelis, bound for Paris, in a hostage exchange demand. All hostages arrived at Tel-Aviv safe and Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was...

Robert Kennedy Promotes Summer Jobs – July 1964.

On July 7, 1964, Attorney General Robert Kennedy addressed some 5,000 College students gathered in Washington for a Summer Jobs Seminar. He promoted the idea that, getting involved with the government and experiencing its inner workings in a hands-on environment was a great opportunity to serve, and that it could...

FDR Gives A Fireside Chat About The State Of The Nation In 1938

Billed as a Fireside Chat, even though it was one of the hottest Summer days in Washington, President Roosevelt gave one of his frequent talks on the state of the Nation and the State of the Government. Assessing the accomplishments of the recently adjourned 75th Congress and his thoughts on...

Oscar Levant Plays Gershwin Live At The Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the Link: L.A. Phil. – Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Part 1 Click on the Link: L.A. Phil – Hollywood Bowl 1950 – Part 2 Breaking from the customary concert from Europe this week, I thought I would dive into some Americana by way of a classic and...