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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.March 12, 2021
Dame Nellie Melba’s Farewell speech, recorded at Covent Garden in 1926. Plus…dessert!March 11, 2021
The Carter Family’s rendition of “Honey in the Rock”, a Coral Record from 1949.March 5, 2021
Nighttime is often the right time for thoughtful reflection..especially when one is on guard duty in the Army.March 4, 2021
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” ...March 1, 2021
Here’s a succinct history lesson. “Istanbul was Constantinople. Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople.”February 26, 2021