Episode Archive

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Everything Melba

Dame Nellie Melba’s Farewell speech, recorded at Covent Garden in 1926. Plus...dessert!

Rainy Night in G

Most kids take their piano lessons at school, or at a neighbor’s house. But Hazel Scott was always a bit above “chopsticks”.

Coast Guard Forever!

You’re listening to Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians with Coast Guard Forever.

Whoopin’ the Blues

One of the most distinctive signature sounds in all of recorded music.

In the Still of the Night

Nighttime is often the right time for thoughtful reflection..especially when one is on guard duty in the Army.

Tell Tchaikowksky to Move!

That riff can only mean one thing…you’re listening to Chuck Berry…and you’re on the Sound Beat. Okay, two things.

Double Trouble

Frankie Jaxon had a rather unique performing edge.

Gracie Discovers A Movie Star

George Burns knew the secret to his success…his wife Gracie.

Wreck of the Old ’97

Vernon Dalhart, one of the founding fathers of country music, got his start in...New York City opera halls?

Positively 31st Street

Not your average minstrel song...

Black Bottom Blues

The Charleston wasn't the only dance on the floor in the 1920's.

Tricks of the Trade

Chances are you think of Houdini as the Father of Modern Magic…and you’re only one letter off.
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