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The Birth of a New Age: The Arc of Justice

“That’s the type of age that we live in. Bob Hope has described this age: it’s an age in which you might get a plane in Los Angeles, and by the time you take off develop hiccups, and you will “”hic”” in Los Angeles and “”hup”” in Washington D.C. You’re listening to the “The ...

March 21, 2024
The Birth of a New Age: There Comes a Time

“There comes a time when people get tired of being trampled over by the iron feet of oppression.”

March 21, 2024
Dear Little Shamrock

“There’s a dear little plant that grows in our Isle, ’twas Saint Patrick himself sure that set it.”

March 15, 2024

Maurice Ravel meets the mouth-harp.

March 12, 2024
Honey in the Rock

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

March 5, 2024
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.

February 28, 2024
Whoopin’ the Blues

One of the most distinctive signature sounds in all of recorded music.

February 23, 2024
Put It There Pal!

A buddy song from two of the best buds in the biz.

February 20, 2024
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 Prerogative” in St. Louis Woman. Though audiences weren’t enamored of the play, her performance marked the beginning of a decades-long love affair between Bailey and the American public. That “special time together” ...

February 14, 2024
Big Stuff

Billie Holiday was known to record with ease, often needing only one take for her best studio recordings. This tune, however, was a whole different story.

January 31, 2024