Tagged: Paris

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...

Les Lignes Droites

Les Lignes Droites (The Straight Lines) – In Concert – 2018 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders

Les Lignes Droites (The Straight Lines) – Live at FIMU Festival 2018 – Belfort, France – April 19, 2018 – France Bleu Radio – Starting off the week with something unconventional and not in English. Les Lignes Droites (The Straight Lines, according to their Webpage) are a relatively new band,...

Jacques Higelin

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...

Sylvie Vartan

Sylvie Vartan – 1965 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table: Yé-Yé Edition (Rock Without Borders)

  Sylvie Vartan – RCA-Victor (France) ep – 86.125M – 1965 – Diving into Yé-Yé tonight by way of Sylvie Vartan – one of the most prominent of the tough-n-scruffy Yé-Yé girls of the early 1960s. For those of you not familiar, Yé-Yé is actually a French genre, a hybrid...

February 1945

February 9, 1945 – Offensives On The Western Front In High Gear – March To Berlin

February 9, 1945 – WEAF 6 o’Clock News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 9, 1945 – The offensive along the Western front got into high gear this day, as the Canadian 1st Army took fourteen towns and a gain of nearly five miles into Germany, and rapidly approaching...

Claude Arrieu

Jeanne Gautier With Pierre Michel-LeConte And The French National Orchestra Play Music Of Claude Arrieu – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Claude Arrieu – Violin Concerto – Jeanne Gautier, Violin – French National Orchestra – Pierre-Michel LeConte – Paris Radio – 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Back over to France this week for a radio broadcast performance of Claude Arrieu’s violin Concerto with Jeanne Gautier, violin and the French...

Art Pepper

Art Pepper – Live In Paris – 1981 – Past Daily Downbeat

Art Pepper – Live from Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris – May 19, 1981 – Radio France FIP – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Art Pepper this weekend. Widely acknowledged as one of the World’s Great Altoists, Art Pepper was a rapidly rising star from the late 1940s on. The trouble...

The Cranberries

The Cranberries In Concert From Utrecht – 1995 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Tribute Edition

The Cranberries – In Concert from Vredenburg, Utrecht – The Netherlands – February 8, 1995 – VPRO-Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the devastating news earlier this week of the death of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan, and the void her loss leaves, I ran their very first session,...

Gil Evans

Gil Evans Orchestra Live In Paris – 1976 – Past Daily Downbeat

Gil Evans Orchestra – live from Studio 105, Maison de la Radio, Paris – November 4, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gil Evans for a stay-at-home Sunday. Recorded at Radio France, Studio 104 in Paris on November 4, 1976. For all the decades Gil Evans was active, he...

Wire

Wire Live In Paris – 2011 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Wire in concert from Paris (Black Session) – May 2011 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Wire in concert from Paris this weekend, recorded by RFI in Paris to be transmitted via Radio France‘ Le Mouv channel on May of 2011. I won’t make any excuses, Wire have been one...