Tagged: Big Band

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra – Hungarian Relief Fund Concert 1956 – Happy 105th – December 12, 1956 – Pop Chronicles

    Frank Sinatra turns 105 today. The singer who became so identified with the Big Band era of the 1940s, and who branched out to become one of the Entertainment world’s great icons of the 20th century, was born on this December 12th in 1915. There is very little...

Boyd Raeburn

Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra – Live At Club Morocco, Hollywood – 1945 – Past Daily Downbeat

Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra, live at Club Morocco on Vine Street, between Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards in Hollywood from around October of 1945. Boyd Raeburn was one of those band leaders, like Stan Kenton, Claude Thornhill and Dizzy Gillespie, who were far ahead of their time, forward-thinking and innovative....

The Tubes – In Session At KSAN 1974 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

The Tubes – In Session At KSAN 1974 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

– The Tubes – In Session at The Record Plant, Sausalito – KSAN – June 2, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – By the time of this session in 1974, The Tubes were already something of Bay Area legends. Formed in 1972, they quickly attracted much attention via their...

Jimmy Smith Trio – Live At Salle Pleyel, Paris –  1969 – Past Daily Downbeat

Jimmy Smith Trio – Live At Salle Pleyel, Paris – 1969 – Past Daily Downbeat

– Jimmy Smith Trio – Live in Paris – Salle Pleyel – December 1, 1969 – RFI-FIP – The Legendary Jimmy Smith this week. From a concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, and recorded on December 1, 1969, The Jimmy Smith Trio featuring Charlie Crosby and drums and Eddie...

Claude Thornhill – That Old Feeling – 1948 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Shellac Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Claude Thornhill (Piano Solo) – That Old Feeling – Columbia Records – 1948 We tend to think the Wall of Shame, that grim testimony to all those overlooked and underrated bands and musicians is the exclusive property of Rock n’ Roll....

Les Brown – Live From The Hollywood Palladium – 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – All-Star Parade Of Bands – Les Brown – live at The Hollywood Palladium – October 12, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection By the 1950s, the era of the Big Band was heading into the sunset. Musical tastes...