Tagged: Mississippi

Modern Jazz Quartet - MJQ

Modern Jazz Quartet – Live In Oslo 1970 – Past Daily Downbeat

Modern Jazz Quartet – live at Newport Jazz Festival, Oslo – October 21, 1970 – NRK Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) this week. An extraordinary group, who not only typified Cool Jazz but became the model of restraint and elegance, using a sophisticated counterpoint,...

April 25, 1980

April 25, 1980 – A Failed Rescue Attempt

Become a Patron! For all intents and purposes, it was a risky attempt from the get-go. On this April 25th, 1980 an attempt to rescue the 53 American hostages, held at the American Embassy in Tehran took place. Admittedly, it was a gamble – 8 helicopters, flying undercover through Iranian...

Pearl Harbor – In The Manner Of Surprise – December 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor – In The Manner Of Surprise – December 7, 1941

– News for December 7, 1941 – Pearl Harbor Attack – NBC Radio Reports – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 – otherwise known as the Day Of Infamy. A surprise attack on the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii by Japanese carrier-based fighter planes and bombers....

Jimi Hendrix Experience – Live In San Diego 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Jimi Hendrix Experience – Live In San Diego 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – Jimi Hendrix – Live in San Diego – May 24, 1969 – Wally Heider soundboard More milestones in Rock this weekend. The legendary Jimi Hendrix, along with Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass, recorded in...

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley – Live In Little Rock, 1956 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: Soundbooth Edition

If you’re of a certain age, you probably remember seeing Elvis on Ed Sullivan, much the same as a later generation would recount where they were and what they were doing when The Beatles first played on Ed Sullivan. If you’re also of a certain age, you were probably around...

Much To Do About Andrew (Young) – August 22, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup + The World Tonight – August 22, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A busy and controversial day – no less controversial than the abrupt resignation from UN Ambassadorship of Andrew Young, who announced his leaving in...

‘Our House . . . Is Your House’ – And Other Ironies – June 26, 1966

    Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio – Voices In The Headlines – June 26, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The week of June 26th in 1966 pretty much epitomized the tone of the 60s; contentious, ironic and questioning. Beginning with the ongoing...

Mississippi John Hurt And Skip James – In Session – 1964 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – WTBS, Cambridge Mass – Mississippi John Hurt and Skip James In Session – October 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Switching gears again this week – a taste of rural blues by Masters Mississippi John Hurt and Skip James, recorded live...

Not Least Of All, The Weather – July 1, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News for July 1, 1947 (Gordon Skene Sound Collection) During a day where the political and socio-economic growing pains were dragging on throughout Europe, talk about the strange weather gripping the U.S., from extreme drought to extreme heat, had everyone peering...