The first day of the New Year will begin in a tiny little island named Kiribati. Here at Sound Beat headquarters in the Eastern Standard Time Zone it will still be 5 am the previous morning. You’re listening to Sodero’s Band with “In The Clock Store”, an Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder from 1917.

Wherever you’re listening from, we at Sound Beat want to wish you the happiest of New Years.  Thanks for listening to us and helping in our mission to protect and preserve recorded sound. Want to help a bit more? Every dollar helps. Go to and click on the “Donate to Sound Beat'” button.

Happy New Year!

Sound Beat is produced at the Belfer Audio Archives, Syracuse University Libraries.