The Commodore Master Takes, recorded for Milt Gabler's small independent label, were a step towards Holiday's eventual infamy, thanks notably to the recording of "Strange Fruit," a controversial song about lynching that Columbia Records simply refused.
Newstalgia Reference Room - Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain address at The Lord Mayor's Banquet at Guildhall - November 9, 1938.
News of this day in 1939 - Paris Radio and Berlin Radio reports on the newly signed German-Russian non-Aggression Pact. War fears spreading throughout Europe. Propaganda regarding Poland. A nervous day.
Nights At The Roundtable with The Alec Wilder Octet, recorded for Brunswick Records, March 30, 1939.
Nights At The Roundtable with the music of unclassifiable American composer Alec Wilder in a recording of one of his Octet pieces, "Such A Tender Night" from a 1939 session for Brunswick Records.
French Premier Edouard Daladier addresses the French people (with simultaneous translation) on the situation as it stood in the war on December 1, 1939.
News Commentator Raymond Gram Swing, analyzes the speaking style of Adolf Hitler on the eve of another major speech to the German people (and the world in general). October 5, 1939
A Friday Dose Of Father Coughlin - Religious fanaticism at it's best. The Grandfather of Hate Radio - speaking on the world economic situation on August 27, 1939.
(Henry Wallace - Jeffersonian ideals in 1939) [media id=17854] Much of what's been heard regarding Henry Wallace in recent years has mostly been c
(Henry Wallace in 1939 - before he was vice-President or Presidential candidate, had the unenviable task of Secretary of Agriculture) Most everyone
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