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Arthur Murray…Taught Me Dancing…

…In a hurry!

March 15, 2021
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.

March 12, 2021
Everything Melba

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

March 11, 2021

Victor Young and his Singing Strings

March 10, 2021
Jump For Joy!

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

March 9, 2021
Honey in the Rock

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

March 5, 2021
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.

March 4, 2021

Maurice Ravel meets the mouth-harp.

March 3, 2021
Mean Ol’ Twister

Today we’re talking tornadoes and…You’re on the Sound Beat.

March 2, 2021
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” ...

March 1, 2021