Episode Archive

Rights Statement: Visitors may listen to and access these resources for personal, educational, or scholarly purposes. Any commercial use or exchange is prohibited without prior, written consent of Syracuse University.

The Kid Auto Races in Venice

Charlie Chaplin would become the world’s biggest star, but the first emergence of the Little Tramp played second fiddle to…go-karts.

The Flying Saucer

War of the Worlds…dj style.

You Are My Sunshine

Jimmie Davis is regularly credited as creator of the classic “You Are My Sunshine”, heard here from 1941. But…if that’s true, then how did ...

The Contralto and the Physicist

You’re listening to Marian Anderson with “Heav’n, Heav’n”, a Masterpiece 78 from 1943, and You’re on the Sound Beat. When Marian Anderson performed at ...

Elder Charlie Beck

Where did you go in the 1930s when you wanted some of ground-breaking music that would become rock and roll? Sometimes…you just went to ...

There be Sirens!

Have you heard the siren’s call today? You might have, and not even known it.

The 1000 Islands Song

Arthur Godfrey was a 50’s tv and radio icon, an aviator, equestrian…but not such a great tour leader. You’re on the Sound Beat You’re ...

Betty And Dupree

We’re going back, before tie-dye was even a thing, to the Grateful Roots: songs that influenced the Grateful Dead.

Seattle Hunch

How Jelly Roll Morton struck jazz gold in the Emerald City.

Danza Number 5!

You’re listening to Johannes Brahms and the Banda de Estado Mayor de Mexico. That’s right, a Hungarian danza by a Mexican banda. You’re on ...

Yes, We Have No Bananas!

This song’s origins are debatable, much like the validity of…1920’s art critics? Ok, let’s see where this one’s going.

Stealin’

We’re going back, before tie-dye was even a thing, to the Grateful Roots: songs that influenced the Grateful Dead.