1940s

June 18, 1942 - Lines In The Sand And An Anniversary Of Sorts.
June 18, 1942 - News of Anglo-Soviet Pact. News of North African fighting. News of raids on Port Moresby in Australian front. Bulletins on Aleutians. Pending Japanese declaration of War on Russia. 2nd Anniversary of French Surrender. Read more...
January 31, 1941 - Daylight Raids And The Stomach For War.
News of the day for January 31, 1941. Greek troops advance in Albania, Italian armies retreat in Libya. Germans continue daylight raids over London. Hitler warns U.S. about intervention. Germans bomb Suez Canal. Siam (Thailand) issues demands via Japan to Vichy Government for surrender of Cambodia and one-fourth of Indo-China (Vietnam). Arguments for Foreign Aid and Lend-Lease on Capitol Hill. 520th day of War. Read more...
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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...
Nights At The Roundtable - Paul Gayten - 1950
(Paul Gayten - one of the unsung luminaries in the pantheon of Blues) [media id=17076] I first ran across the music of Paul Gayten by way of some Read more...
Bill asked everyone to at least "be nice to the poor and desperate people who change our Depends and cook our food, hopefully not in that order". Full Read more...
Sunday Gramophone - Saint-Saens: Carnival Of The Animals - Ensemble Conducted By Edouard Lindenberg - 1953
(Featuring a Who's Who of French musicians from the 1940s) [media id=12705] Back to early lp's tonight with a recording issued only in France by O Read more...
Sunday Gramophone - Mozart: Quartet Nr. 3 K. 156 - The Ondricek String Quartet Rec. In 1944
(The Ondricek Quartet - Mozart in wartime) [media id=12620] Mozart this Sunday, as recorded in April of 1944 by German Odeon of the String Quartet Read more...