Episode Archive

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Everything Melba

Dame Nellie Melba’s Farewell speech, recorded at Covent Garden in 1926. Plus...dessert!

The Good Doctor

And to think that…Dr. Seuss’ first book almost went up in flames.

Jump For Joy!

How did Duke Ellington do "his piece" for the Civil Rights movement?

The Banjo King

You can’t help but admire the patriotism of a guy who lies about his age to get into the Navy. Especially if that age ...

Honey in the Rock

The Carter Family’s rendition of “Honey in the Rock", a Coral Record from 1949.

Rebecca

Victor Young and his Singing Strings

Bolero

Maurice Ravel meets the mouth-harp.

Mean Ol’ Twister

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

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 ...

Spellbound

  On today’s episode we’re talking electronic music…and the importance of a thorough resume.   You’re on the Sound Beat.   Miklos Rosza had ...

You Can’t Go Back to Constantinople

Here’s a succinct history lesson. “Istanbul was Constantinople. Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople.”

Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

Tomato, to-mah-to, potato-po-tah-to…no matter how you say it, you’re on the Sound Beat. Most married couples admit to occasional, let’s say…differences of opinion. Seldom ...