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Joe Hill

An anthem for the wrongly-accused.

May 20, 2024
Jump For Joy!

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

May 17, 2024
Arthur Murray…Taught Me Dancing…

…In a hurry!

April 22, 2024
Cold, Cold Heart

Cold, Cold Heart

April 10, 2024
El Relicario

The dashing Rudolph Valentino certainly had the right look for silent films. The problem was, he had the right singing voice for them as well.

April 10, 2024
Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown

Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown

April 4, 2024
Everything Melba

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

March 30, 2024
The Birth of a New Age – Introducing Dr. King

C.W. Lee introduced Martin Luther King Jr. to the National Negro Funeral Directors Association in 1956.

March 21, 2024
The Birth of a New Age: Recording Dr. King

“The birth of a new age. The birth of a new age.”You’re listening to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Addressing the National Negro Funeral Directors Association in August of 1956. You’re on the Sound Beat.“Carlton Stevens was an engineer and not an audio engineer but as we understand it a metallurgical engineer. He kind of ...

March 21, 2024
The Birth of a New Age: The Montgomery Bus Boycott

At the time of this recording, Dr. King was president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, which guided the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

March 21, 2024