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 Weekend Gramophone with Roger Sessions Symphony Number 2 played by The New York Philharmonic, conducted by Dimitri Mitropolous in this 1949 recording for Columbia Records.
(Mitch Miller - In every living room and Hi-fi in America in the 1950s and early 60's) [media id=17705] Mitch Miller lived to the incredible age o
Sunday Gramophone - Purcell: Suite For Strings Arr. Barbirolli - John Barbirolli And The New York Philharmonic - 1937
(Sir John Barbirolli - taking over the reins from Toscanini in 1937) From 1937-1943 Sir John Barbirolli took over as Conductor of the New York Phil
(Ted Nash, uncle of Ted Nash - heading into major mellow territory) Tonight we're heading into West Coast Cool-School territory with a track by the
Along with Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis was one of the most influential trumpet players in contemporary music. By the time he died