A Capitol Idea

You’re listening to “I Found A New Baby”, recorded in 1942, and…


Honey in the Rock

The Carter Family’s rendition of “Honey in the Rock", a Coral Record from 1949.


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Cinderell-y Man

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Bye Bye, Love

One man’s trash is another man’s…million-selling record.

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Our New Intern

Hi there Sound Beat world! I wanted to introduce myself since you might be seeing quite a bit of me on this blog. My name is Aimee and I love music. I’ve been graciously allowed to work at Sound Beat through a grant from the John Ben Snow Foundation. It’s been fun so far – […]

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Browse Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Library

By Patrick Williams On Monday’s National Poetry Month-themed Sound Beat episode, we heard some lines from Edna St. Vincent Millay’s 1931 book of sonnets Fatal Interview. Brett mentioned a note of dedication in the copy of that book found in the poet George Dillon’s library after his death. But have you ever wondered what was […]

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Record Store Day

by Patrick Williams April may be known as the cruelest month, but not if you are a fan of vinyl records. Sales and production of new vinyl LPs have experienced a staggering rise in the the last decade or so. One expression of this renewed popularity comes around on the third Saturday of every April. […]

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