1950s

Newstalgia Downbeat - Arnett Cobb And George Shearing Live At Birdland 1952
(Birdland on 52nd Street - A hotbed of Jazz activity in the 1950s) A live set from July 3, 1952 featuring Arnett Cobb and his Orchestra and The George Shearing Quintet at Birdland on 52nd Street in New York. NBC radio, throughout the 1940s Read more...
Newstalgia Downbeat - Clifford Brown - Max Roach - Errol Garner - Live - 1956
(Clifford Brown - one of the brightest lights in Jazz, gone all too soon) I originally ran this in 2009 as a Nights At The Roundtable special. But it's such a special and rare recording I thought I would re-run it again in case you missed it Read more...
Newstalgia Pop Chronicles - Who Killed Michael Farmer? 1958
(Teenage gang members of the 1950s - West Side Story for real) One of the upshots of the leaps in technology of the 1950s was the tape recorder - yes, that strange contraption with reels, part of that substrata lovingly referred to as Read more...
Nights At The Roundtable - The Voices - 1957
Nights At The Roundtable - continuing our tour around Christmas songs, I thought I would include one from the Doo-Wop period of rock n' roll. I don't really know about The Voices, other than they were a Los Angeles outfit originally on Cash Records. Read more...
Newstalgia Pop Chronicles - Eddie Fisher
Newstalgia Pop Chronicles - Eddie Fisher (1928-2010) - Teen idol before the wave of Elvis Presley. His popular radio program Coke Time from May 1954. Read more...

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I've always admired Howard Zinn, but it seems the radical historian wasn't all that popular with the FBI. Via Raw Story: On Friday, the FBI rel Read more...
Sunday Gramophone - Debussy - Jeux - The French National Orchestra, Conducted By Andre Cluytens - 1949
(Andre Cluytens - one of the true luminaries of French music . . .who happened to be Belgian) [media id=17117] A tiny cheat today. This recording Read more...
Newstalgia Pop Chronicles - An Interview With Percy Mayfield - 1969
(Percy Mayfield - Justifiably called The Poet Of The Blues) [media id=12861] This weeks installment of the Chronicles focuses on Percy Mayfield, o Read more...
Nights At The Roundtable - Music From Boccaccio '70 - 1962
(Boccaccio '70 - subtitles are my weakness) [media id=12795] To the World of World Cinema Soundtracks tonight. I keep forgetting what a treasure t Read more...
Radio Documentaries Of The 1950's - The People Act: Migrant Workers - 1956
(Migrant workers in the 1950s - same as it ever was but no one was asking about Green Cards) [media id=12794] CBS Radio, in conjunction with The F Read more...