Sound Beat

Classics & News | Rhythm & News: Mon-Fri • 5:30am
  • Hosted by Brett Barry

Sound Beat takes listeners on a daily trip through the history of recorded sound using rare recordings from the Belfer Audio Archive at Syracuse University.  Each Sound Beat episode focuses on one particular recording from the Archive, and provides a back story detailing its place in recording history.  From popular and classical music to distinctly American musical forms like jazz, bebop, country, and bluegrass, the program features old favorites, rare gems, and some surprises rarely heard.  Sound Beat episodes also feature speeches and spoken word performances from some of the great thinkers and luminaries of the late 19th and early- to mid-20th centuries -- people like Thomas Edison, George Bernard  Shaw, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, and Theodore Roosevelt.