Tagged: New York City

Stock Market: 1979 - what a 48 point drop was cause for panic.

October 11, 1979 – Castro Comes – Wall Street Goes, And Capitol Hill Haggles Over Abortion Forever.

Become a Patron! October, it would seem, is not historically without its surprises. On this day in 1979 New York City was turned upside down over a United Nations visit from Cuba‘s Fidel Castro, his first since 1959. Air Traffic was disrupted, street traffic was disrupted, and all told the...

Michel Perrault Plays Michel Perrault – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

  Michel Perrault: Quebec Folk Sketches – CBC Toronto Chamber Orch. Cond. Michel Perrault – CBC 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Michel Perrault this weekend, performed by the CBC Toronto Chamber Orchestra, led by the composer. This comes by way of a broadcast transcription made...

Rudolf Serkin - Seiji Ozawa

Rudolf Serkin With Seiji Ozawa And The Boston Symphony Play Music Of Beethoven And Bernstein – 1980 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Rudof Serkin, Piano – Boston Symphony – Seiji Ozawa, Cond. Sept, 25, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Normally, I don’t post half concerts or portions of concerts for the Mid-Week feature. And I almost didn’t post this one, had it not been for the very special nature of...

Sir Lancelot

Sir Lancelot And The Caribbean Serenaders – 1940s – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table: Archeology Edition

Sir Lancelot and The Caribbean Serenaders – Keynote Records Album K-126 – Circa 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sir Lancelot to end the weekend. Calypso is most likely buried in the backroom of musical memory, having been hugely popular in the early part of the 20th century and...

Pierre Cochereau

Pierre Cochereau With Pol Mule And The ORTF Chamber Orchestra Play Music Of Roger Calmel – 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Roger Calmel – Concerto For Organ, Strings and Percussion – Pierre Cochereau, Organ – ORTF Chamber Orch. Pol Mule, Cond. ORTF Session – December, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Back to France this week for music of a highly prolific, but almost totally unknown composer outside his native...

John Doe #2 - Oklahoma City Boming

May 4, 1995 – The Search For John Doe #2 – Oklahoma City Bombing Aftermath

May 4, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 4, 1995 – 15 days after the Oklahoma City Bombing, Police, FBI and ATF agents were still sifting through rubble, still looking for bodies and still looking for suspects. On this day a sketch emerged...

The Weather Prophets

The Weather Prophets In Session – 1985 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Weather Prophets – in session for Janice Long – October 2, 1985 – BBC Radio 1 – The Weather Prophets to start the week. A short-lived band (1985-1988) that was resurrected from the break-up of another indie band, The Loft. Following the breakup of The Loft, Peter Astor (vocals,...

Impromptu sing-along

You’re A Teenager – It’s 1968 – You’re From L.A. – You’re Living In Boston – College Radio Is Bizarre

WTBS – Cambridge – The Joe Shmo Go-Go Show – May 15, 1968 – M.I.T. – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Admit it, you wanted to be a disc-jockey at your college radio station. Anybody who owned more than 25 records considered themselves experts on the subject and capable of...

Arrest - Search and Seizure - 1956

1956 Looks At The Fourth Amendment – Past Daily Reference Room

The Fourth Amendment – The American Forum Of The Air – April 15, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Fourth Amendment – in case you forgot: The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits unreasonable searches and...