Episode Archive

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A Paris!

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


Maurice Ravel meets the mouth-harp.

Ambassador of Love

You’re listening to Pearl Bailey from 1946 and you’re on the Sound Beat. Pearl made her Broadway debut that year, performing “It’s a Woman’s ...


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

Mean Ol’ Twister

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


Victor Young and his Singing Strings

Loch Lomond

You’re listening to Marie Morrissey on an Edison cylinder record from 1917.

25 Minutes to Go

Johnny Cash got a little help from a beloved children's book author on this one.

Whatever Lola Wants

Men, title, even a new name: whatever she wanted, she got.

For the Cooks

Who cooked your last meal?

Football’s First Night Game

Let there be touchdowns! The first night-game in football history.

Insurance Policy Blues

What happens when the high-gloss worlds of archived sound and auto insurance collide? Hope you’ve got a policy for excitement.