1939

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Billie Holiday

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Billie Holiday

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.

August 24, 1939 - Forecast: Dark. Very Dark.

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 - Alec Wilder - 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.