Episode Archive

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Laguardia’s Lament

The squeaky landing gear gets the grease

Casey Jones

One of the most popular tales in American folk history.

Double Trouble

Frankie Jaxon had a rather unique performing edge.

Pretty Polly

Love, loss and cold-blooded killers.

Forbidden Fruit

You’re listening to Nina Simone, the high priestess of soul, and You’re on the Sound Beat This song forbidden fruit is from the same ...

Copland’s Jesse James

Crazy with the Blues

History’s full of musicians claiming to have made deals with the devil. But only one claimed to have married into one.

Tell Tchaikowsky 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.

Django!

One of the most influential guitarists in jazz, and indeed all of music history.

Groovin’ High

Groovin' on the Beat...

Now and Forever

You’re listening to Artie Wayne with Freddy Martin and His Orchestra and…   You’re on the Sound Beat.   While Howard Hughes’ aviation career ...

The Legend of Wyatt Earp

Famed lawman Wyatt Earp has been the subject of nearly a dozen movies, but his role as on-set advisor for westerns would have a ...