Episode Archive

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Cinderell-y Man

As far as boxing names go, there are lots of “Sugar Rays”, plenty of “Golden Boys”…but only one Cinderella Man.

The Battle on the Ice

The film Aleksandr Nevsky is a recounting of a 13th century prince’s rise to national hero-dom. But parallels to the storyline echoed through the ...

The Ghost of Elvis Presley

Some believe Elvis liked Nashville’s RCA studio so much that…he never left. Presley recorded “I Was the One” as the b side to “Heartbreak ...

National Ice Cream Day

Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians with a song about one of America’s favorite summer treats.

All Shook Up

Elvis played guitar on this 1957 RCA recording, but…not in the way you’d think.

Kon Tiki

You’re listening to “On A Raft in the Middle of The Ocean” by Francis Faye, and you're on the Sound Beat!
Colorful Guitars by Raul! on Flickr

Eddie Durham

Eddie Durham with Moten Swing.

The Babe Himself(?)

Before he broke most of baseball’s records, Babe Ruth made this one… or so Russell Hunting would have you believe.

The Human Bird

You’re listening to The Human Bird, Joe Belmont, with Byron Harlan.

Chain Gang Bound

Josh White never served on a chain gang, but he had a whole other set of problems. Listen to the lyrics of this song ...

The Cruelest Cut

DISCLAIMER: Sound Beat, its producers and support staff do not, in any way, promote or condone the actions of 19th century Italian doctors or ...

Sweet Afton

Robert Burns was also known as “the Ploughman Poet” and, in Scotland, simply, “The Bard”.