Babes In The Wood

Little Einsteins, Mozart for Mommies…we’ve come a long way, babies!


Kon Tiki

You’re listening to “On A Raft in the Middle of The Ocean” by Francis Faye, and you're on the Sound Beat!


Anchors Aweigh

You’re listening to Anchors Aweigh by the United States Naval Academy Band, and… You’re on the Sound Beat. Spelling seldom makes for great radio, but “Aweigh” in this case is ...


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Not Fade Away

February 3rd, 1959 will forever be known as the Day the Music ...

Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly Roll Morton had a habit of making large claims, none larger ...

Forbidden Fruit

You’re listening to Nina Simone, the high priestess of soul, and You’re ...

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Nonsense!

To prove his theory that his fellow Italians would like any English song, singer Adriano Celentano released this tune in 1972. It features nonsense lyrics meant to sound like American English…and it’s awesome.

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Rest in Peace, Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard was a bad kid. “Incorrigible”, to be precise: that’s how his mother described him, when she turned him over to the cops, beginning his first jail stint at the tender age of 11(!). He’d bounce in and out of jail, (including one escape), but wasn’t fully rehabilitated until, while an inmate at San […]

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Wild Animals I Have Known

Author and artist Ernest Thompson Seton helped found the Boy Scouts, but is perhaps best known for his 1898 collection of stories entitled Wild Animals I Have Known. Beautifully illustrated and written from the animal’s perspectives, he told the tales of Silverspot, the crow, Raggylug, the cottontail rabbit, and Lobo, King of Currumpaw. Watch the […]

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