Sound Beat is officially one year old today. We thought about celebrating with that OTHER song. But it just so happens that THAT SONG is one of the most famously-litigated songs in all of copyright law. That’s why you rarely hear it in films, and instead hear this one. “For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow” was recorded here by Tiny Hill and his Orchestra in 1939.

It should be stressed that Sound Beat is made possible by many men and women alike. A sincere thanks to all of them, and to all of the stations and listeners who have helped in our dual mission to entertain, and preserve historic recordings. For more on how we do this, click here right now. And thanks!