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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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United States

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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

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”.

Duration:00:01:29

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, […]

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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.

Duration:00:01:29

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!

Duration:00:01:29

Rocket 88

8/31/2017
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One of the first songs in rock and roll history, and maybe the first to use guitar distortion…but, not on purpose.

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No Angel

8/30/2017
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Slow and Low

8/29/2017
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Barbecue is the best thing to happen to picnics since sliced bread…though if you want to get technical about it, you’d reverse the two.

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New York Blues

8/28/2017
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Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann was, perhaps, one of music’s great inventors…and, probably, one of 19th-century Germany’s worst neighbors.

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Young Blue Eyes

8/23/2017
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It’s funny to think it, but even Ol’ Blue Eyes had a first hit.

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Beautiful Texas

8/22/2017
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Not all press is good press.

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