Tagged: Ray Charles

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...

Little Richard

Little Richard Talks About Little Richard – KRTH-FM – 1986 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Little Richard – Interviewed on KRTH-101-FM Los Angeles – June 18,1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Editors Note: I originally ran this 1986 interview in 2018. With the sad news of Richard’s passing earlier today, it’s now offered as a tribute to one of the true originals and one...

John Coltrane

John Coltrane with Miles Davis – Live In Amsterdam – 1960 – Past Daily Downbeat – Birthday Edition – (John Coltrane – September 23, 1926)

John Coltrane with Miles Davis – Live from Amsterdam – April4, 1960 – VARA/VPRO – The Netherlands – A monumental pairing this weekend. John Coltrane, along with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, along with Miles Davis in concert from Amsterdam and recorded by the Netherlands Radio network VARA...

4 By Nicoletta – 1967 – Past Daily Weekend Soundbooth

4 By Nicoletta – 1967 – Past Daily Weekend Soundbooth

– Nicoletta – 4 Songs – Barclay Records 1967 – For those of you not familiar with the extraordinary, spellbinding voice of Nicoletta (aka Nicoletta Grisoni), you’ve missed something. Having a string of hits in France in the 1960s and early 70s, admired by none other than Ray Charles and...

A Night At The Redondo Barn – Redondo Beach – 1948 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – KXLA – Redondo Beach Barn Program – Nov. 27, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Fans of the West Coast, and specifically Southern California, may get a kick out of this slice of Popular Culture from the 1940s. By all accounts,...

A Few Words From Percy Mayfield – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

There are probably not that many people around now who are familiar with the name Percy Mayfield. But the name Percy Mayfield is synonymous with Blues and early Rock n’ Roll. From the late 1940s through the 1950s Percy Mayfield is one of the essential figures in the history of...

Stan Kenton – Live from Sardi’s, Hollywood – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player – All-Star Parade of Bands – Stan Kenton, live At Sardi’s, Hollywood – June 4, 1956 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The Golden Age of Big Bands was rapidly becoming a thing of the past, but there were still...

Ray Charles – Live In Paris – 1961 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend Extra

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Ray Charles, live at Palais des Sport, Paris – October 22, 1961 – Radio France Since I’m a firm believer that you can’t really have too much of a good thing, as a sort of encore to the 1997 Montreux performance, I...