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March 20, 1939 – Voices Of Spring – Diplomacy In Overtime – The League Of Germanism

Become a Patron! As tensions increased throughout Europe, this first day of Spring in 1939, life for the most part was making a heroic attempt at seeming normal. For the first of two reports for this day, the English Service of Paris Radio was reporting on the upcoming departure of...

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January 6, 1941- State Of The Union – FDR And Four Freedoms

Become a Patron! Seventy-nine years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered the annual State Of The Union Address which has become known as The Four Freedoms Address. FDR: “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms....

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November 27, 1938 – “With All This Peace, Let’s Gear Up For War” – France And Striking Unions

‘Tis the season for subscribing . . .Become a Patron! With the world breathing a cautious, albeit temporary sigh of relief, now that the Munich Crisis was over, news for this November 27th in 1938 had much to do with the goings on in Europe, post-Treaty. In France the big...

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September 27, 1938 – “Because Of A Quarrel In A Faraway Country, Between People Of Whom We Know Nothing” – Neville Chamberlain

Patrons get perks – join up and find out: Become a Patron! News for this September 27th in 1938 was grim. The crisis in Munich was rapidly coming to a boil and it seemed at the time inevitable that war would break out. British Prime Minister Chamberlain, exhausted from the...

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Jacques Higelin – Live At Antibes 1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Tribute Edition (Jacques Higelin – Oct. 18, 1940 – April 6, 2018)

Jacques Higelin – in concert from Antibes – 1980 – Radio France International – In a year already overloaded with passings, news that the death earlier today of French legend – poet, singer-songwriter, actor, activist Jacques Higelin, offered one more bit of evidence that 2018 is going down as another...

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Music From Jules et Jim – Georges Delerue – 1962 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Jules et Jim – Original Soundtrack – Philips ep 432.728 – 1962 – Diving back into vinyl this weekend for the original soundtrack recording to Francois Truffaut‘s landmark film Jules et Jim from 1962, composed by the veteran film composer Georges Delerue, who frequently collaborated with Truffaut throughout his career...

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Music Of Maurice Blackburn – Canadian Composers In Wartime – 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Maurice Blackburn: Charpente: Canadian Forest – 1944 – CBC Symphony – Jean-Maurice Beaudet, cond. – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Canadian composer Maurice Blackburn in this premier performance of his Charpente: Canadian Forest, written in 1944 and featuring the CBC Symphony of Montreal, conducted by Jean-Maurice Beaudet....