Saturday, 30 June 2012

AFN Frankfurt (19th Jan 1970)

AFN Frankfurt
19th January 1970
(96 minutes)

8:30pm Suspense - "Night On Red Mountain" (20th Nov 1960)
8:54pm Fire Report, with fire prevention officer Tom Collins
9:00pm News, with Mike Sherman
9:05pm Stateside Sound Survey, with Jim Collinson
10:00pm News
10:07pm -end-

A continuous recording with no edits apart from at 9:56pm when the reel was turned over.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Pick Of The Pops, 18th Oct 1964

Pick Of The Pops
18th October 1964
BBC Light Programme
Presented by Alan Freeman
(45 minutes, the full show would have been 60 minutes)

The start of the show is missing. I'm not sure if the first song even belongs to this show as there's an edit.
The 3rd part of the show "LP Time" is cut, and the show cuts out before the final song which I believe would have been Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman.
There's also a couple of times where the levels drop for less than a minute, once during a song and once during a link from one song to the next, although you can faintly hear the link if you listen carefully.


(Originally erroneously listed as 4th October 1964. Anyone who downloaded that file please change the date).

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Two-Way Family Favourites (Nov 1962)

Two-Way Family Favourites
BBC World Service
November 1962
(26 minutes)

A record request programme for British servicemen (and women) to send messages to their families back home.
The show is hosted by a man and a woman but I don't know their names.
Both the beginning and end is missing from this recording, I don't know how long the complete show would have been, 60 minutes maybe.


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

A Nation At Worship (c.1957)

A Nation At Worship
Voice Of America

Religious programme.
The speaker is The Very Reverend Monseigneur John J Dorrity, professor of sacred scripture & Immaculate Conception seminary in Darlington, New Jersey.  Music is sung by the St. Mary of Sorrows senior choir and the Catholic polyphonic choral society of Buffalo, New York.

Note that sound quality is bad for the first 22 seconds then it improves.
The person recording it had the levels turned down for the first 22 seconds so I boosted the volume as much as I could and so the first 22 seconds can be faintly heard... "A Nation At Worship. Each week at this time The Voice Of America invites you to listen to a half hour religious programme ............... hemisphere(?) of the United States..."


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Monday, 25 June 2012

BBC Radio London (2nd June 1971)

BBC Radio London
VHF 95.3
2nd June 1971
(33 minutes)

"Woman In Town" with Hilary Osbourne
Bob Fenn talks about Cookery, Scones & strawberries
Lucille Hall talks about cookers
Des Rainer talks about shopping

Common market, Boilermakers dispute.

"Reggae Time" with Steve Barnard


Sunday, 24 June 2012

Pop Club - Tommy Vance (25th August 1973)

"Pop Club"
BBC World Service
25th August 1973
(28 minutes)

A record request show hosted by Tommy Vance.
The show includes Mike Beatty having a brief chat with Eric Stewart of 10CC.
The start of the show is missing, I don't know how much is missing but the recording starts at around 2321 GMT so how much is missing would depend of whether the show started at 2300 or 2315 GMT.
At the end of the show it continues with the football(soccer) results.


(Originally erroneously listed as 17th March 1973. Anyone who downloaded that file please change the date).

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Army Bandstand #145 (1961)

Army Bandstand #145
with guest Archie Bleyer

This 15 minute show starts with "Hernando's Hideaway", the start is cut but apart from that the show is complete.  Then Jim the shows host chats with Archie, followed by "Water Boy" by Don Shirley & his trio, then a commercial for joining the army, more chat with Archie, then "The Poor People Of Paris" by Archie Bleyer Orchestra - a preview from his forthcoming and as yet untitled album (which was released later in 1961, titled "Moonlight Serenade"), then another army commercial.


True Story - Trouble In Turmoil 5 (c.1962)

A dramatised account of a true story about a fuel leak onboard a B52 bomber in 1956, starring Bernard Braden as co-Pilot Nichols and Dennis Gausher(?) as Flight Lieutenant Barton.
Others taking part were John Farrell, Bob Keston, Richard Murray, Nichola Stewart, Tommy Duggan, Errol McKinnon.
Includes a few words from the real Squadron Leader Barton at the end of the show.

Broadcast somewhere around 1962, possibly a year or two earlier.


Friday, 22 June 2012

AFN Frankfurt, 1968 & 1969

Three short clips from AFN Frankfurt, recorded from somewhere near the south coast of England.

Clip 1, 1968, 6 minutes
A vignette about Ralph Bunche who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950.


Clip 2, June 1968, 6 minutes
"Point Of Law" presented by Jack Moyle.


Clip 3, 12th Aug 1969, 17 minutes
The last 6 minutes of X Minus One - "The Map Makers", the 9pm news with Milt Fullerton, then the first few minutes of "Music In The Air".


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Unidentified TV show (extract)

A 2½ minute snippet from an American TV show.  Probably early 60's.
I have absolutely no clue what this show is, maybe someone is able to identify it.


EDIT: Now identified...

emruf7 says : "Could be the 1961 Fred Astaire film "The Pleasure of His Company," with Tab Hunter as Roger, Debbie Reynolds as Jessica, and Harold Fong as Toy."

Yes, I'm pretty sure that's it!  It fits in with the mid-60's date of the reel as that's probably the first time the film was shown on TV in the UK.

Ring A Ding Ding, Nov 1962

A radio show called "Ring A Ding Ding", presented by Pat Campbell in November 1962.
It's the last 21 minutes of a 45-minute show.

The show features guests Danny Williams, Craig Douglas, Julie Grant, The Ronnie Price Septet, Judd Proctor & The Plainsmen.
(Judd Proctor was a member of the Ray Ellington Quartet on The Goon Show.)

01. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (The Ronnie Price Septet, vocals: Danny Williams)
02. With These Hands (The Ronnie Price Septet, vocals: Danny Williams)
03. The Carioca (Judd Proctor & The Plainsmen)
04. Are The All Like You (The Shadows cover) (Judd Proctor & The Plainsmen, vocal: ?a Cliff soundalike)
05. Devil Woman (Judd Proctor & The Plainsmen, vocal: Craig Douglas) [It's not the Cliff song of the same name]
06. To Be Young And In Love (The Ronnie Price Septet: vocal: Julie Grant)
07. ?? (The Ronnie Price Septet, vocal: Danny Williams)
08. Goodbye Joe (Alma Cogan) [from record]

Radio 2, clips, 1972

Three clips from Radio 2 in 1972.

In the first one, a 6-minute clip, we get trails for various shows that will be on later, then the news from 18th June 1972, then a couple more show trails.


The second clip (also from 1972) lasts 10 minutes and is from a music show presented by a DJ who's name I don't know. He mentions "I went to see Sonny & Cher last night at their one and only performance in this country" so it could probably be dated from that.


In the last clip (probably from 1972 or thereabouts), a little over 3 minutes, a song ends then the shows host David (David Jacobs?) chats with his guest, harmonica player Jimmy Hughes.  Jimmy plays a song for a couple of minutes before the tape ends.


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Kenny & Cash - Radio London Aug'65

This 15-minute recording from the pirate ship Radio London (aka Big L) starts with a couple of minutes of a DJ who may be Tony Windsor (I'm not sure), and then continues with Kenny And Cash (Kenny Everett & Dave Cash). Probably from around August 1965.


Tuesday, 19 June 2012

News & Music 1962

This 18-minute recording contains several fragments of shows & news clips.  The news clip is from March 1962 although the other clips aren't necessarily from the same year.
The quality starts off bad but improves after a minute or two.

1. The last 2 minutes of an episode of The Bradens, 1962
2. News, March 1962
Berlin air corridors, East Germany, 3 people found dead in Bootle, Smallpox death in South Wales, Prince of Wales returned to Cheam School this evening. He's been convalescing since his operation for appendicitis a month ago.  It should be possible to date it from this but I can't find the date.  (The operation was 12th Feb 62.)
3. A minute of jazz
4. The end of a news report, possibly the same bulletin as the earlier clip if the small jazz snippet was  recorded at a later date.  This leads into "Your 100 Best Tunes" before cutting off after a few seconds.
5. Music (from records)
The Bell Notes (?) - I've Had It
Johnny Nash (?) - Walk With Faith In Your Heart
(female singer) - The Ould Lammas Fair
(piano) - medley including Auld Lang Syne
6. (female singer) - Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
7. Announcer announcing a classical piece, Toccata, which ends after the first 3 notes are played.


Reg Guest Quintet 1958

Here we have one that was just labelled "Reg Guest Quintet".  It's the last 13 minutes of a radio show on the Light Programme or the Home Service.  Probably from somewhere around 1958.

01 A Lady Loves (To Love) [female vocal]
02 Wait Till Tou See Her [Reg Guest vocal]
03 The 920 Special
04 Mr. Five By Five [female vocal]
05 Goodbye [female vocal]
06 End theme - It's A Pity To Say Goodnight [Reg Guest & female vocal]

Reg Guest plays piano, I don't know who the other 4 members of the Quintet are.
Can anyone identify the female vocalist?


Listening to old reels

It's always interesting listening to old reels knowing that they haven't been played for decades and not knowing what you might discover on there.  Often it's just a recording of someone's record collection but if the owner of the reels was more adventurous you'll find recordings of other things, radio, tv, live recordings even.  I'll be posting some of my collection in this blog.  Some are complete shows, some incomplete, and some are merely fragments.

I've done my best to provide the dates but for some it's just not possible.  For some I don't even know the name of the show.  Probably some who download and listen may be able to help with identification.