Maika Makovski — in session at Effecte Collins — RTVE/RNE España — February 25, 2021 — RTVE, Espanã -

Maika Makovski in session tonight — recorded for Effecte Collins 2021 on February 25, 2021.

Lest you think music is rolling over and dying in the midst of lockdowns, social-distancing…


The Romance Of Helen Trent — July 27, 1959 — Gordon Skene Sound Collection -

Like any social/cultural movement, when it finally arrives at the mainstream it comes with a goodly degree of baggage brought on by the very same mainstream subjecting it to vast amounts of ridicule via…


January 30, 1977 — KTNQ-AM — The Real Don Steele — Gordon Skene Sound Collection -

If they looked at your i.d. closely they would realize you weren’t 250 pounds — you weren’t 6 foot 6 and you weren’t 40 years old. But your Fake i.d., the one you…


KIQQ — The Real Don Steele — Billy Pearl — January 18, 1974 — Gordon Skene Sound Collection -

It’s happening — you’re heading into senior year and suddenly you don’t care about anything. Your parents look strange, your teachers act strange — everything is way too corny for…


Count Basie and His Orchestra — America Dances — CBS — July 6, 1938 — Gordon Skene Sound Collection -

The incomparable Count Basie and his Orchestra to help slide into this Holiday weekend. Broadcast on July 1938 from the CBS series America Dances and broadcast via shortwave to…


Here we are, Christmas Eve 2020. And as promised, offering some traditional, not-so-traditional and previously unheard songs to get you in some semblance of the festive spirit this year.

Carrying on perhaps more in the tradition…


Coming to the end of a year of chaos and upheaval in 1968, a glimmer of hope came from a space capsule orbiting the moon on December 24, 1968.

From outside the window of their ship, a view of the peering over the horizon of…


KFWB — Joe Yocam — Gene Weed — January 11, 1968 — Gordon Skene Sound Collection -

Here’s the deal — 1968 was going to be a big year for you. You decided you weren’t going to be one of life’s great watchers — the world was changing and…


Stunned incomprehensible silence. That was a reaction many people had when they first heard the news that was dead, gunned down as he stepped out of a car, on his way home from a recording session.

And as the news reports came in — and as word…

Gordon Skene

Two-time Grammy nominee, author and archivist of history, news, and popular culture. Runs Past Daily — runs The Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Hardly sleeps.

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