Mélanie de Biasio – Stark emotion in an ethereal world.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Mélanie de Biasio – in concert at Route du Rock Winter – Feb. 23, 2014 – RFI
Someone unusual and special tonight. The music of Belgian/Italian singer Mélanie de Biasio has been described as a dark and sultry rhythmic incantation of Nina Simone with shades of Sade and hints at Velvet Underground.
Mélanie De Biasio - Live At Route du Rock Winter - 2014 - Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition
Henry Wallace Has A Few Words At The Jefferson Day Dinner - April 22, 1939 - Past Daily Reference Room
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Address by Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace – April 22, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Dedicating Freedom Of The Press - New York World’s Fair - April 22, 1939 - Past Daily Reference Room
Just as apropos now as it was then.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – WOR-Mutual – Dedication of Freedom Of The Press Statue – New York World’s Fair – April 22, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
It would only seem natural, with all the saber rattlingand threats from Fascist dictators in 1939, that we be reminded (in a big way) of what Freedom of The Press was all about. And what better…
Fourteen years later, the story may be fuzzy – the photo isn’t.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – April 22, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
This April 22nd in 2000 will probably best be remembered as the day the Feds nabbed Elian Gonzalez and sent him back to Havana.
For those who may have forgotten (the incident, but not the photo), Elian Gonzalez and his mother…
Taking it further than most, even with lampshades.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Henry Cow – New London Theatre (extract). May 1975
One of the positive upticks during the Psychedelic period was the introduction of the Avant Garde into the Rock genre. The total and complete unwillingness to compromise and appeal to the mainstream made bands like Henry Cow exciting and instantly…
Subtle wasn’t a word recognized in the Fascist Italian dictionary.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Address by Benito Mussolini – April 20, 1939 – EIAR, Rome – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Always something there to remind you.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – WNBC-AM News – April 21, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
This broadcast from WABC-AMin New York covers primarily local news of the day, but the big anticipation is…
Eugene Ormandy And The Philadelphia Orchestra Play Music Of Harl McDonald - Past Daily Weekend Gramophone
Americana of the ” . . and the land was good” variety.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Harl McDonald: Saga of The Mississippi – Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Conductor – Broadcast recording – (circa 1944). Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Some historic Americana tonight by way of Harl McDonald. Like many Americancomposers of the early-mid 20th Century, McDonald has faded into the…
Yehudi Menuhin With Charles Munch And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Music Of Bruch 1951 - Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry
Yehudi Menuhin – a legend in rehearsal this week.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – February 24, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
It was broadcast on February 24,…
Click on the link here for Audio Player – KNX-AM – Hawthorne’s Encore Time – June 3, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
No shortage of personalities, when it came to local radio in Los Angeles in the 1950s. You could say the same of just about any major metropolitan area during that time – Radio was in decline, losing ground…
Mister Kirk would like to share a few mellifluous notes with you.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Rahsaan Roland Kirk – live from Warsaw – 1967 – Polish Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
The legendary Rahsaan Roland Kirk this weekend. A concert given in Poland from 1967 and recorded by Polish Radio.
One of the truly unique voices in Jazz, Kirk was known for his simultaneous playing…
Now that RFK was in the race, 1968 would become a whole different year.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Meet The Press – Robert F. Kennedy – March 17, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Certainly, 1968 ended a lot differently than it started out. Since it was an election year, speculation was rife as to what the outcome was going to be. As of the date of this Meet The…
Robert Fripp – Light years ahead, still.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Robert Fripp – Live In Tokyo, TFM Hall – November 11, 1992 NHK-Tokyo
Something else special tonight.
When I ran the CSN&Y concert from 1970 earlier, I mentioned 1970 was a very busy year for music. One of those aspects which made it so busy was the phenomenon known as King Crimson, led by the musical genius Robert…
By 1958 the mainstream couldn’t wait to sound the death knell for the Beats.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind: Who Beat The Beat Generation – Dec. 28, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Lest we think The Beat Generation was embraced by all who ran across it, you’re dead-wrong. In 1958, mainstream media couldn’t wait to pronounce the movement dead and buried – and as is…
…and along came something completely different.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Live At Fillmore East – June 4, 1970
Since we’re in the middle of a Holiday Weekend; something to go along with the celebration. A classic concert this week via the legendary Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Recorded live at The Fillmore East, during a multi-day stint on their…