This week at Stuck Between Stations:
This Band Could Save Your Life
Roger, on classic tracks that have a bpm count of around 100, matching that of the human heart:
A Reuters article this week reported that the Bee Geesâ€™ falsetto-fortified 1977 disco hit â€˜Stayinâ€™ Alive,â€ which clocks in at 103 beats per minute (bpm), almost perfectly matches the 100 per minute rate that the American Heart Association recommends for chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Roger, recalling the indelible power of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” and the effect it had on his young mind. Connected to recent revelations about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and their sons’ reactions to the revelation.