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The Girl Behind the Gun

The Girl Behind the Gun opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York on September 16, 1918.

March 27, 2023
The Cruelest Cut

DISCLAIMER: Sound Beat, its producers and support staff do not, in any way, promote or condone the actions of 19th century Italian doctors or Opera House directors.

March 26, 2023
Dear Little Shamrock

“There’s a dear little plant that grows in our Isle, ’twas Saint Patrick himself sure that set it.”

March 17, 2023
Ride an Old Paint

Before all the Pulitzers, Carl Sandburg’s baritone made him famous.

March 16, 2023
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