Archive for November, 2015

FTV 498 History for the Holidays, Part 2 of 2

Posted in Update on November 27th, 2015

This week on From the Vault, we feature the first of a two-part special titled History for the Holidays, which highlights poems and songs from Pacifica Radio Archives, and includes excerpts from Music for the Holidays, a compilation of holiday tunes donated by prominent musicians. In this episode, we’ll hear from Robert Frost (in a 1956 reading), the New York Kantorei (Free Music Store Concert from 1972), Dorothy Day, and music from Jackson Browne, El Vez, Gaby Moreno, and Holly Near with Brian Lane Green.

From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

FTV 497 History for the Holidays, Part 1 of 2

Posted in Update on November 20th, 2015

This week on From the Vault, we feature the first of a two-part special titled History for the Holidays, which highlights poems and songs from Pacifica Radio Archives, and includes excerpts from Music for the Holidays, a compilation of holiday tunes donated by prominent musicians. In this episode, we’ll hear from Studs Terkel, Jimi Hendrix, Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, and Judy Chicago. We’re also treated to a performance of “A Christmas Eve Truce” (the World War I classic story), and music from Louise Goffin and Gaby Moreno.

From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

JIMI HENDRIX: THE RADIO DOCUMENTARY

Posted in Update on November 16th, 2015

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FTV 496 Edith Piaf Memorial Tribute

Posted in Update on November 13th, 2015

This week on From the Vault we present an early 1970’s biographical tribute to French singer, songwriter, and actress Edith Piaf. Produced by Ruth Hirschman, this documentary takes us from Piaf’s difficult childhood in a working-class neighborhood in Paris to her rise to fame and stardom, her relationship with the boxer Marcel Cerdan, her struggle with drug addiction, and her early death at the age of 47 from liver cancer – all beautifully tied together with selections of her music. We conclude this episode with an excerpt from another radio profile on France’s ‘national diva’ (as Piaf was affectionately known), courtesy of veteran Pacifica producer Carlos Hagen in 1974.

From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

FTV 495 Jimi Hendrix, Part 4 of 4

Posted in Update on November 7th, 2015

This week on From the Vault we celebrate one of the great creative musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix, through the sounds of a four-part documentary titled Jimi Hendrix.

In 1982, twelve years after Hendrix’s untimely death at the age of 27, a team of talented producers (including Bari Scott, Craig Street and Don West) from Pacifica’s flagship station KPFA 94.1 FM – Berkeley enlisted the help of biographer David Henderson, author of Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child of the Aquarian Age, to explore the idea of a comprehensive radio production celebrating the life of the legendary guitarist. Their collaboration resulted in a captivating four-hour documentary that compiles previously unheard and rare recordings exploring this musical legend; it includes music, of course, but also interviews with the people who knew Hendrix best. We’ll hear from members of Jimi’s family, blues singer John Hammond (who befriended the young Hendrix in Greenwich Village in 1966), Chas Chandler from The Animals (who brought Hendrix to England and became his manager), Noel Redding, Ornette Coleman, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Stevie Wonder, John Lee Hooker, and others.

Part four of four.

From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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FTV 494 Jimi Hendrix, Part 3 of 4

Posted in Update on November 7th, 2015

This week on From the Vault we celebrate one of the great creative musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix, through the sounds of a four-part documentary titled Jimi Hendrix.

In 1982, twelve years after Hendrix’s untimely death at the age of 27, a team of talented producers (including Bari Scott, Craig Street and Don West) from Pacifica’s flagship station KPFA 94.1 FM – Berkeley enlisted the help of biographer David Henderson, author of Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child of the Aquarian Age, to explore the idea of a comprehensive radio production celebrating the life of the legendary guitarist. Their collaboration resulted in a captivating four-hour documentary that compiles previously unheard and rare recordings exploring this musical legend; it includes music, of course, but also interviews with the people who knew Hendrix best. We’ll hear from members of Jimi’s family, blues singer John Hammond (who befriended the young Hendrix in Greenwich Village in 1966), Chas Chandler from The Animals (who brought Hendrix to England and became his manager), Noel Redding, Ornette Coleman, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Stevie Wonder, John Lee Hooker, and others.

Part three of four.

From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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