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The Force

“Let go.”

May 4, 2021
The Story of STAR WARS

May the 4th be with you.

May 3, 2021
Drive Right In

Richard Hollingshead learned a lot from the test run of his big idea.

April 30, 2021
Ain’t It The Truth

William James Basie got his start in Harlem, but he wasn’t “Count Basie” ‘til he got to Kansas City.

April 29, 2021
Double Trouble

Frankie Jaxon had a rather unique performing edge.

April 28, 2021
Forbidden Fruit

You’re listening to Nina Simone, the high priestess of soul. You’re on the Sound Beat. This song forbidden fruit is from the same titled album, released by Colpix in 1961. While it features the “call and response” found in styles such as gospel, jazz and the blues, Simone didn’t like to fit to define her music in ...

April 27, 2021
Crazy with the Blues

History’s full of musicians claiming to have made deals with the devil. But only one claimed to have married into one.

April 26, 2021
Tell Tchaikowsky to Move!

That riff can only mean one thing…you’re listening to Chuck Berry…and you’re on the Sound Beat. Okay, two things.

April 23, 2021
Casey Jones

One of the most popular tales in American folk history.

April 22, 2021
Laguardia’s Lament

The squeaky landing gear gets the grease

April 21, 2021