Episode Archive

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Mascaras Alegres

Couples sway to the music, hand in hand, step matched for measured step. But we're not in Austria, or Vienna...we're in Ponce, Puerto Rico

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.

If I Only Had a Heart

It was L. Frank Baum’s mother-in-law who encouraged him to write down the fanciful stories he told his kids. Seems he put a bit ...

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 ...

In the Still of the Night

Nighttime is often the right time for thoughtful reflection..especially when one is on guard duty in the Army.

Snickelfritz!

Freddie Fisher and "America's most unsophisticated band".

Band of Gideon

The Fisk Jubilee Singers with Band of Gideon, a cylinder recording from 1927

Black Bottom Blues

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