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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 3, 2023
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 2, 2023
The Birth of a New Age: Recording Dr. King

“The birth of a new age. The birth of a new age.”You’re listening to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Addressing the National Negro Funeral Directors Association in August of 1956. You’re on the Sound Beat.“Carlton Stevens was an engineer and not an audio engineer but as we understand it a metallurgical engineer. He kind of ...

March 1, 2023
The Birth of a New Age: The Montgomery Bus Boycott

At the time of this recording, Dr. King was president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, which guided the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

February 28, 2023
The Birth of a New Age – Introducing Dr. King

C.W. Lee introduced Martin Luther King Jr. to the National Negro Funeral Directors Association in 1956.

February 27, 2023

We’re going back, before tie-dye was even a thing, to the Grateful Roots: songs that influenced the Grateful Dead.

February 9, 2023
Eddie Durham

Eddie Durham with Moten Swing.

January 26, 2023
You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hounddog

You might know Elvis’ version better, but Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller wrote the song for Big Mama Thornton.

January 11, 2023
Yes, We Have No Bananas!

This song’s origins are debatable, much like the validity of…1920’s art critics? Ok, let’s see where this one’s going.

January 6, 2023
The Phonograph

A voice from two centuries away….

November 16, 2022