Behind The Beat

Behind The Beat looks at important moments and movements in music history, and the people who made the big advances in Jazz, Rock, Blues and Pop. Hosts Nick Morrison and John Kessler bring musician’s ears and radio host’s knowledge for 3 minutes of musical discovery.

Behind The Beat: Rebellion Of The Sidemen, Or The Birth Of Be-Bop

Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker’s song “Ko-Ko” is perhaps one of the most important American recordings of all ...


Behind The Beat: The Road To Fame: How Jimi Hendrix Rose From The ‘Chitlin’ Circuit’ To Become An Icon

When Jimi Hendrix released the song “Foxy Lady” as part of the “Are You Experienced” album in 1967, ...


Behind The Beat: Here’s The Man To Thank For The Sound Of The Harmonica As We Know It

The song “Juke” by Little Walter Jacobs might not sound revolutionary to modern ears, but when it first ...


Behind The Beat: This, We Agree, Was The First-Ever Recorded Rock And Roll Song

What was the first recorded rock and roll song? Before we can answer that question, we have to ...