"Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control" - with a server that processes all the audio files on Newstalgia suddenly going down over the weekend, it's created a few embarrassing moments. But we're working on fixing it.
May 21, 1984 - President-elect from El Salvador Josè Napoleon Duartè visits the U.S. and lobbies President Reagan and Congress for military aid, despite rotten Human rights record. Iran continues to attack shipping in Persian Gulf, brings condemnation for Arab League and hints of U.S. involvement. Hindu-Muslim riots claim 100 in Bombay. Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov celebrates 63rd birthday with 19th day of hunger strike.
(Earl Bostic - a virtual who's who of Jazz greats played with him) A slight departure from the steady diet of psychedelia, post-punk and power-pop. Hey . . .I said it was going to be eclectic! I think the Jump Blues genre has gotten a bad
Sunday Gramophone - Beethoven: Serenade Op. 8 - Paul Hindemith - Szymon Goldberg - Emanuel Fuermann - 1934
(Paul Hindemith - A composers take on Beethoven) Some of my favorite records are ones where the composer is performer, not necessarily of his own work, but of others. Many times it's a fascinating experience and a different take on what
(Duke Ellington - aka: National Treasure) A repost from 2009, but you may have missed it the first time around. A previously unheard and unknown, recently discovered performance by Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra, along with members
(1971 - the brief respite between the World's Longest Party and Our Great National Nervous Breakdown) Hard to imagine that 1971 was a sort of resting point in our rather skewed history. At the time of course, it didn't seem that way - in 1971
Newstalgia Reference Room with a debate over pending legislation for Affordable Middle Class Housing, as introduced in the Senate. The subject is debated by Sen. John Sparkman (co-sponsor of the bill) and Clark Daniel, Director, National Association of Home Builders. From the program American Forum of The Air, broadcast on March 12, 1950.
Newstalgia Backstage Weekend with M83 live at The Coachella Festival, April 13, 2012.
Nights at the Roundtable featuring the legendary Swan Silvertones with "How I Got Over", recorded for Vee-Jay Records in 1956.
Newstalgia Reference Room with Seconding Speeches nominating FDR for a Second term. Local color during the convention - a one hour excerpt from June 26, 1936.
News of the day, this day in history for May 18, 1982 - Soviet Premier Brezhnev calls for freeze in new nuclear weapons. Falkland Islands crisis negotiation continues, not hopeful. Fiscal '83 debate in Senate heating up. Senate votes on controversial used car disclosure proposal. Israeli Prime Minister Begin loses Majority in the Knesset as two members quit the Likud Party to join opposition Labor Party.
Nights at the Roundtable with a tribute to Donna Summer, who passed away earlier today. Her first hit, and the song that kicked it all off "Love To Love You Baby", from 1975
May 17, 1972 - News of the Day. Good news for Wallace Campaign, picking up 26 more delegates. Bad news for Wallace - paralyzed by assassination attempt five days earlier. Two Soviet sailors evidently killed in U.S. bombing of Haiphong. Soviet Naval vessels spotted in South China Sea. The California Presidential Primary heating up. And a new trend in France; Franglaise.
Nights at the Roundtable with the inimitable Sparks and a track from their 1974 album, Propaganda and "Something For The Girl With Everything".
Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert with Russian Pianist Denis Matsuev in recital, recorded live in Paris, April 17, 2012.