"Mike the Microphone" is all about the sound. Whether it was capturing Satchmo on the horn, Django on the guitar, or Bing and Bob crooning their way down the road to Zanzibar, Mike was there to make sure every last note was recorded in true stereophonic high-fidelity. An old hand at the Mercury Theater, Mike remembers all too pungently the 1938 radio production of The War of the Worlds: "Oh, I tell ya, it seemed like Orsen Wells had a sardine-onion-and-garlic sandwich permanently attached to his hands that night. He would lean right up against my face to do his line readings, and the hot, burpy blast of his breath -- oh, my knees almost buckled."