Tagged: 1950’s

‘Bad Officials Are Elected By Good Citizens Who Do not Vote’ – The 1950 Mid-Term Elections – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: Report To The Nation – 1950 Elections – Nov.9. 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since we’re less than two days away from the 2014 mid-term elections, I thought it might be a good idea to run a radio...

3rd Party Candidates – 1956 – Eric Hass – The Socialist Labor Party – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Address by Eric Hass, Socialist Labor Party – October 19,1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection There was a time our political system was awash with parties. Up until 1954, The Communist Party was represented in the polling booth until an act...

French National Orchestra Play Music Of Maurice Emmanuel – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Maurice Emmanuel – Scenes from Amphitryon – Camille Maurane – French National Orchestra – Eugene Bigot -ORTF  – 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection More rarities from French Radio this weekend. Today, it’s a selection of scenes from Maurice Emmanuel’s 1936...

Paranoia And Polio Shots – Dec. 30, 1955 – Thousand Yard Stare Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – This Was 1955 – December 30, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Continuing the survey of year-ends gone by – here is what December 30th 1955 sounded like. Another set of notches in the Cold War belt, along...

The Pasquier Trio Play Music Of Jean Cras – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Pasquier Trio play Jean Cras: Trio for Strings – 1958 – ORTF – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Back over to Paris this week for a broadcast recital by the legendary Pasquier Trio (Jean Pasquier, violin – Pierre Pasquier, viola –...

Culture In A Market Society – 1960 – Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind: Culture And A Market Society – January 31, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In May 1959, President Eisenhower participated in the groundbreaking ceremony which would eventually result in The Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts. It was...

A Night At The Ash Grove – 1959 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – A Night At The Ash Grove with Les Claypool – KRHM-FM – October 24, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Anybody living in Los Angeles from the 1950s through the 1970s will instantly recognize The Ash Grove. It was one of...

We Don’t Have Magic Weapons To Win Wars Quickly – October 15, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow and the News – October 15, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Busy day, this October 15th in 1951. Looking for a peaceful solution to the arms race and President Truman calling for discussions and...

Music Of Yvonne Desportes With Paul Bernard And Members Of The ORTF Horns – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Desportes: Two Serenades for Three Trombones and Tuba – ORTF – circa 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Yvonne Desportes is probably not a name very well known outside of French music circles. Born in 1907 and passing away in Paris...