Sound Beat

Series produced by James O'Connor

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A quick trip through the history of recorded sound! Sound Beat is a daily, 90 second module highlighting the collection of the Belfer Audio Archive at Syracuse University.

Each Sound Beat episode focuses on a particular recording from the Archive, and provides a back story detailing its place in recording history.
What kinds of recordings? Popular and classical music performances, film scores those from distinctly American musical forms like jazz, bebop, country, and bluegrass. Old favorites, rare gems, and some we guarantee you’ve never heard before…from vaudeville to vinyl, you'll hear it all on Sound Beat.


6 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Sound Beat episodes for the month of July 2024.

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KKRN, Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP, RadioStPete Florida, WFHB and more


  • Added: Jun 25, 2024
  • Length: 34:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Sound Beat episodes for the month of June 2024.

Bought by KECG, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KKRN, WOMR, Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP and more


  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 30:02
  • Purchases: 13
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Five 90 second episodes of Sound Beat dedicated to Star Wars

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP and WUTC


  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 07:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Sound Beat episodes that are perfect to air (or listen to) around Christmas, and the holidays.

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP, Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, WOMR and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 13:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Sound Beat episodes that are perfect to air (or listen to) around HALLOWEEN.

Bought by RadioStPete Florida, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], Harford Community Radio, KTRT RADIO INC, WPCA-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A brief history of St. Patrick and his use of the shamrock, set to an historic cylinder recording.

Bought by RadioStPete Florida, WHAV, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KRZA, and WCUW 91.3 FM


  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5