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A trip through the history of recorded sound

A trip through the history of recorded sound

Location:

United States

Description:

A trip through the history of recorded sound

Language:

English


Episodes

Little Wonders with Jim Meade, Pt. 3

6/25/2020
we’re speaking with Archivist Jim Meade about some Little Wonders he’s come across at Belfer Audio Archive.

Duration:00:01:29

Little Wonders with Jim Meade

6/23/2020
We’re speaking with Belfer Audio Archive Archivist Jim Meade on some of the wonders the building houses. Little Wonders, to be precise.

Duration:00:01:29

Dancing in the Dark

3/31/2020
Artie Shaw sure knew how to surround himself with the right crowd.

Duration:00:01:29

Band of Gideon

2/20/2020
The Fisk Jubilee Singers with Band of Gideon, a cylinder recording from 1927

Duration:00:01:29

Low Bridge!

2/17/2020
Why did Governor Dewitt Clinton build a giant ditch across New York state? To get to the other side.

Duration:00:01:29

Whoopin’ the Blues

1/27/2020
One of the most distinctive signature sounds in all of recorded music.

Duration:00:01:29

To The North Pole!

1/15/2020
Finding the North Pole is hard enough. The harsh terrain, subzero temperatures…oh, and the fact that the pole isn’t even located on land.

Duration:00:01:29

Winter Wonderland

12/23/2019
Perry Como was known for his crooning and his cardigan sweaters, both perfectly suitable for a Winter Wonderland.

Duration:00:01:29

Jolie Blon

11/1/2019
Get out your Cajun dictionary...you're gonna need it.

Duration:00:01:29

Beethoven vs. Napoleon

10/29/2019
Beethoven initially considered Napoleon a kindred spirit; indeed, they were more or less the same age, grew up in modest households, and neither had to stoop to pass through doorways.

Duration:00:01:29

A Capitol Idea

10/25/2019
You’re listening to “I Found A New Baby”, recorded in 1942, and…

Duration:00:01:29

Bye Bye, Love

10/16/2019
One man’s trash is another man’s…million-selling record.

Duration:00:01:29

Swing Time

10/14/2019
There was only partner who really filled Fred Astaire's dance card.

Duration:00:01:29

Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!

10/7/2019
You’re listening to Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra with Herbie Fields on sax.

Duration:00:01:29

Cash For Your Trash

10/3/2019
The original hipster.

Duration:00:01:29

Billie’s Blues

10/2/2019
Wait, they banned what?

Duration:00:01:29

National Chili Month

10/1/2019
It’s the perfect time of year for a bowl of red, whether you’re tailgating or seeking respite from the “chilly” weather. But where did the spicy dish come from? Some point to divine inspiration; The 17th century Spanish nun Sister Mary Agreda claimed the recipe came to her in a trance. Others believe it was […]

Duration:00:01:29

Somewhere Beyond La Mer

8/29/2019
A man as prolific as Charles Trenet (850 songs published over a 60 year career) probably doesn’t rest much, even on the train.

Duration:00:01:31

Explaining The Blues

8/25/2019
Who better to explain the blues than the woman who named them?

Duration:00:01:29

Calling Most Birds!

8/9/2019

Duration:00:01:29