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This 90 second show takes you on a journey through the history of sound from The Belfer Audio Archive and produced at Syracuse University.

This 90 second show takes you on a journey through the history of sound from The Belfer Audio Archive and produced at Syracuse University.
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This 90 second show takes you on a journey through the history of sound from The Belfer Audio Archive and produced at Syracuse University.

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English


Episodes

Crazy with the Blues

4/24/2018
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History’s full of musicians claiming to have made deals with the devil. But only one claimed to have married into one.

Duration:00:01:29

Tell Tchaikowsky to Move!

4/23/2018
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That riff can only mean one thing…you’re listening to Chuck Berry…and you’re on the Sound Beat. Okay, two things.

Duration:00:01:29

The Legend of Wyatt Earp

4/17/2018
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Famed lawman Wyatt Earp has been the subject of nearly a dozen movies, but his role as on-set advisor for westerns would have a major impact on film history.

Duration:00:01:29

The Birth of Bebop

4/10/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:01:29

Sousa’s “El Capitan”

4/2/2018
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Everyone knows John Philip Sousa for his marches. And, okay, so….yes, this is a march too, but so much more.

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The Last Flight of the Lady Be Good

3/7/2018
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The American B-24 Bomber departed a Libyan Air Base on a bombing raid in April 1943.

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Spellbound

2/27/2018
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On today’s episode we’re talking electronic music…and the importance of a thorough resume. You’re on the Sound Beat. Miklos Rosza had long considered using electronic music in a film. He got his chance when director Alfred Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick approached him about scoring 1945’s Spellbound. Wanting to add an […]

Duration:00:01:29

Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

2/23/2018
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Tomato, to-mah-to, potato-po-tah-to…no matter how you say it, you’re on the Sound Beat. Most married couples admit to occasional, let’s say…differences of opinion. Seldom are those…again, just differences of opinion, as productive as Ira and Lenore Gershwin’s. Their opposing pronunciations of words like “tomato” and “potato” led to the hit song “Let’s Call the Whole […]

Duration:00:01:29

Insurance Policy Blues

2/1/2018
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What happens when the high-gloss worlds of archived sound and auto insurance collide? Hope you’ve got a policy for excitement.

Duration:00:01:26

Sweet Afton

1/25/2018
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Robert Burns was also known as “the Ploughman Poet” and, in Scotland, simply, “The Bard”.

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The Fabulous Bremen Boys

1/10/2018
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When you think of early aviators, names like Wright, Earhart and Lindbergh probably spring to mind. But unless you’re a confessed aviaphile, names like Cole, Fitzmaurice and von Hünefeld probably do not. You’re on the Sound Beat. When the three made an emergency landing in Greeley Island, Canada in 1928, they’d completed the first transatlantic flight, […]

Duration:00:01:29

The Walking Blues

1/3/2018
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Censorship has been a big issue in the U.S. since, well, before there was a U.S.

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I Didn’t Raise My Boy to be a Soldier

1/2/2018
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A mother’s lament that perfectly encapsulated American anti-war sentiment.

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The Awakening of Scrooge

12/25/2017
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You’re listening to Bransby Williams with Charles Dickens’ redeemed cheapskate.

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Bedtime At The Zoo

12/14/2017
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A glimpse into…the zoo: after hours.

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The Gypsy Davy

12/6/2017
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Woody Guthrie with a song as old as the hills. Well, 300-year old hills anyway.

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Since Henry Ford Apologized to Me

11/21/2017
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This song, Since Henry Ford Apologized to Me, is a response to events surrounding Ford’s newspaper, the Dearborn Independent. One of the largest publications in the US in the 20’s, it printed many anti-semitic articles, “The International Jew” among them. That particular gem proffered that “International financiers are behind all war. They are what is […]

Duration:00:01:29

I Could Cry

11/9/2017
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You’re listening to Jim Reeves with I Could Cry, an Abbott 45 from 1953, and… Gentleman Jim Reeves had 51 top ten hits in a career cut short when a small plane he was piloting crashed in 1964. For your next Morbid Trivia Night: He was taught by the same man who taught Randy […]

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Euridice!

10/6/2017
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One of the first operas. Period.

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Oscar’s Blues

9/11/2017
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The National Film Board of Canada honored Oscar Peterson with a short film, “Begone Dull Care”, in 1949. It was directed by Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart. Using drawn-on-film animation, McLaren and Lambart paint and scratch directly onto film stock to create a visual representation of Oscar Peterson’s jazz music. Check it out here!

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