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Somewhere Beyond La Mer

A man as prolific as Charles Trenet (850 songs published over a 60 year career) probably doesn’t rest much, even on the train.

September 17, 2021
If a Table at Rector’s Could Talk

There’s “hungry” and then there’s “Diamond Jim Brady hungry”.

September 10, 2021
Superman 1.0

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no…it’s a borderline-abusive superhero!

September 5, 2021
Now and Forever

You’re listening to Artie Wayne with Freddy Martin and His Orchestra and…   You’re on the Sound Beat.   While Howard Hughes’ aviation career is popularly associated with “The Spruce Goose”, the Hughes H-1 Racer set the landplane air-speed record in 1935, and it occupies a place in history that exists now, and may very well forever. Speaking of ...

September 2, 2021
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 is 14!

September 1, 2021
Mule Skinner Blues

A muleskinner’s job was not quite as…grim as it sounds. Still…kinda grim though.

September 1, 2021
Blue Moon

There are a couple different definitions for a blue moon, both of them kind of rare, and neither of them have to do with color of any sort.

August 31, 2021
Roamin’ in the Gloamin’

The man Winston Churchill called “Scotland’s greatest ambassador”.

August 30, 2021
Seattle Hunch

How Jelly Roll Morton struck jazz gold in the Emerald City.

August 27, 2021
The Man of 1,000 Voices

The Man of 1,000 Voices…

August 26, 2021