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I Got it Bad

A song for the lovelorn.

Roamin’ in the Gloamin’

The man Winston Churchill called “Scotland’s greatest ambassador”.


  On today’s episode we’re talking electronic music…and the importance of a thorough resume.   You’re on the Sound Beat.   Miklos Rosza had ...

At The Flying W

Between 1939 and 1952 Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters recorded 46 times. Exactly half of those were major hit records.

The Blue Tail Fly

You’re listening to Burl Ives with “Blue Tail Fly” from 1944 and…

General William Booth Enters Heaven

Can you name an Army with outposts in over 100 countries, yet 0 weapons?


In his hit “Caldonia,” Louis Jordan wasn’t singing about his wife Fleecie Moore’s “hard head”, but, you know, he could have been.

The Runaway

Norman Corwin reads Robert Frost’s The Runaway.

Mean Ol’ Twister

Today we’re talking tornadoes and…You’re on the Sound Beat.

A Paris!

Yves Montand with A Paris, an Odeon record from 1949.

If I Had A Hammer

The Hammer Song has been pounding out social change since 1949.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay reading from This Beast that Rends Me In the Sight of All.
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