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Let Me Call You Sweetheart

The song you hear ”Let Me Call You Sweetheart” by Bing Crosby with Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra was recorded in 1934 on the Decca label. You’re on the Sound Beat. “Let Me Call You Sweetheart“ was originally written by Leo Freidman and Beth Slater Whinston in 1910. The song was a big hit for Author Clough in ...

April 21, 2021
Laguardia’s Lament

The squeaky landing gear gets the grease

April 21, 2021
Groovin’ High

Groovin’ on the Beat…

April 20, 2021
The 1000 Islands Song

Arthur Godfrey was a 50’s tv and radio icon, an aviator, equestrian…but not such a great tour leader. You’re on the Sound Beat You’re listening to The 1000 Islands Song, a Columbia 78 recorded in 1947. The archipelago lies in the St. Lawrence River, on the US-Canadian border. There are actually about 1800 islands, each passing the ...

April 19, 2021
Mal Reggendo

Il Travatore remains one of Guiseppe Verdi’s most popular operas, but it almost had a different name. Two, actually.

April 16, 2021
Hooray For Captain Spaulding!

From Coast Coast, from every state in the Union…it’s Groucho Marx and…

April 15, 2021
Xylophonia

For the first quarter of the 20th century, the xylophone was a studio engineer’s darling.

April 14, 2021
There be Sirens!

Have you heard the siren’s call today? You might have, and not even known it.

April 13, 2021
The Birth of Bebop

Coleman Hawkins got it in him one day to stray from the jazz norm, and he opened the door for a new style of music. Hawkins played tenor sax, which wasn’t really recognized as a jazz instrument until he helped make it one. Body and Soul, heard here from 1939, signaled a stylistic change in jazz; ...

April 12, 2021
Tricks of the Trade

Chances are you think of Houdini as the Father of Modern Magic…and you’re only one letter off.

April 9, 2021