Episode Archive

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Black Bottom Blues

The Charleston wasn't the only dance on the floor in the 1920's.

A Paris!

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

Low Bridge!

Why did Governor Dewitt Clinton build a giant ditch across New York state? To get to the other side.

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.

If I Had A Hammer

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

Coast Guard Forever!

You’re listening to Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians with Coast Guard Forever.

The Coffee Cantata

Two keys to any good marriage: understanding and coffee.

The Last Flight of the Lady Be Good

The American B-24 Bomber departed a Libyan Air Base on a bombing raid in April 1943.

Joe Hill

An anthem for the wrongly-accused.

Dark Was the Night…

Blues fans and extra-terrestrials alike may recognize this one.

For the Cooks

Who cooked your last meal?
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