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Old Time Radio Music Shows

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Ada Jones

She was known for her impersonations and ability to mimic different accents and voices at the turn of the century. These rare recordings, many from early Edison wax cylinders, display the versatility of this little songbird and comedienne, from ballads, to "coon" songs, to ragtime, to Irish comic melodies.
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Aladdin Lamp

"Hello Honey Gal" In these short broadcasts, Smilin' Ed McConnell woos housewives under the sponsorship of Aladdin Lamps.
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Alan Freed Rock n Roll Dance Party

Legendary Alan Freed's old time radio program featuring the top rock n roll music.
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Alan Freed Show

The popular 1950's Cleveland DJ, Moondog Alan Freed, was an American disc jockey during the beginning of rock n roll.One of the first promoters of African-American musical style, he began to promote local concerts and dances feature rock n roll artists with great success.
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Alka Seltzer Time

A 15 minute program, the Alka Seltzer Show (also known as Alka Seltzer Time) has an array of popular tunes sprinkled with upbeat Alka Seltzer jingles, "Alka Seltzer Time, morning noon and night, it's Alka Seltzer time! Martha Tilton and Curt Massey star and sing in the program.
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All Star Parade of Bands

Most musicians, especially jazz musicians, perform better in front of an audience, particularly one that is dancing. The solution was the remote broadcast.
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All Star Western Theater

Riding out of the sunny back lots of Hollywood, All Star Western Theatre delivered Republic Western-style entertainment with chuck wagon sized doses of fine music, broad humor and guest appearances by the best of the West.
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Almanac (Orson Welles)

One of the greatest anthology series in radio history, Almanac concentrated on classic literature such as " Treasure Island," "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "Dracula.
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Ambassadors of Melodyland

prepare for the arrival of the monarchy from this land of tunes and tone with this melodic old time radio show.
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America Salutes The Presidents Birthday

in support of the March of Dimes, an all star cast with James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, and more celebrate Franklin Delano Roosevelt's birthday
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American Album Of Familiar Music

Produced by Frank and Anne Hummert, "The American Album of Familiar Music" featured Tenor Frank Munn.
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Americas Popular Music

a music show broadcast out of Hollywood and hosted by Andy Mansfield.
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Amos and Andy Music Hall

Using the premise that the Kingfish had set up a radio station in the Lodge Hall of the Mystic Knights of the Sea, Amos & Andy playing records between comic sketches and were often joined by a guest celebrity.
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Andre Kostelanetz Show

An Orchestral Treat from a Master of Easy Listening Music.
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Ann Miller

Tap dancer, actress, and funny gal appeared on Mail Call, G.I. Journal, Forecast, and Command Performance.
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Anthology

presents "A selections of readings from poets, past and present and the music to accompany their poetry." Recordings include star-packed casts with poetry readings by Bing Crosby, Helen Hayes, Frank Lovejoy, Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Huston, and many more.
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Arthur Smiths Corner Store

Enjoy one of the pioneers of modern country music, Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith on his show, The Corner Store.
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Artie Shaw

Clarinet Tooter and Musician Master: Artie rivaled swing bandleaders Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller in the 1930s and 40s. Update: additional episodes
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At Ease

featured uninterrupted pop songs with the alternating performances by the Armed Forces Radio Orchestra, Milton Shrednick, Allen Roth, Les Paul and many more. Update: additional recording
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Atlantic Spotlight

Rare chats between American journalists and their British colleagues in London.
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Aunt Jemima

Harriette Widmer stars (from Amos and Andy) in this fun music and variety program promoting Aunt Jemima pancake mix. Update: 18 new recordings
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B.A. Rolfe and His Orchestra

Enjoy the sounds of B. A. Rolfe and his Orchestra as he brings you popular tunes and talented singers from the 1930s.
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Bailes Brothers

and the West Virginia Homefolks, featured country western music Monday Mornings on KWKH.
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Band of the AAF Training Command

Presented by Uncle Sam and directed by Captain Glenn Miller.
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Barrel of Fun

This music and comedy show stars Charlie Ruggles, the versatile comedian who quips such smart smacks.
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Barry Wood Show

starring radio's favorite baritone and the sensational voice of Margaret Whiting. Update: additional recording
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Beat the Band

This fun, original music quiz show was a war-time radio musical-quiz program. The first season of Beat the Band was sponsored by that ready-to-eat corn cereal, Kix.
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Bell Telephone Hour Encores

This collection includes some of the rare broadcasts known to exist and features some of the brightest stars in the day, even comedian Fred Allen. Update: 35+ new recordings
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Benny Goodman

During the Big Band Era, Benny Goodman was the undisputed "King of Swing". The Goodman Band is credited with launching the Swing Era with a series of performances and broadcasts from California in 1935.
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Bergen and McCarthy (Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

The collection now contains the comedic duo's various guest appearances on shows such as Command Performance, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Rudy Vallee and more! Update: new 6-MP3 CD set adds 50+ new old time radio shows
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Best of All

This radio program salutes America's most important and famous composers from musical comedy, operetta, and movie scores, presenting some of their most memorable music.
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Big Show

By the early 1950's, sponsors were beginning to abandon radio for television, but nothing on the small screen had the class and sophistication of NBC's The Big Show. Although Mistress of Ceremonies, Tallulah Bankhead and her guests from the world of entertainment were definitely "upper crust", Miss Bankhead's friendly and accessible manner meant that the program was as entertaining in the parlor as it was in the garage.
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Bill Kemp Show

part of the 'Live and Lively' line-up on ABC radio, 1958.
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Bill Ring Show

features hard driving steel guitar, and a classic version of country music that celebrates life. This is not "Cry in your Beer" country music! Update: 30+ additional recordings
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Billy Jones and Ernie Hare

The Music and Comedy Duo starred in this Early Radio Show Sensation
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Bing Crosby

Der Bingle was arguably the King of Radio. Other vaudeville stars made the transition to the airwaves as accomplished funnymen while Bing remained primarily a songman. He was also a crooner with a keen sense of comic timing and an uncanny ability to connect with audiences across the airwaves. He had plenty of success with his own programs like Kraft Music Hall, The Chesterfield Show, and Philco Radio Time, but he also made regular appearances on his friends' programs.
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Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show

Pleasant daytime music and conversation from two of show biz's greatest talents.
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Bing Crosby Chesterfield Show

fifteen minutes of dance music both to pre-war and wartime America brought to you by the "cigarette that satisfies"
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Bob Hope

Bob Hope is one of the best loved entertainers of all time. He was in the business for a very long time, but Bob never forgot that he was there for the audience, not the other way around, especially when it came to the G.I.s who adopted Bob as one of their own.
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Bob Wills Round Up

Known as "the King of Western Swing", Wills was born on his daddy's cotton farm in east Texas.
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Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)

Hosted by Don McNeill, the Breakfast Club was plugged as "a get-together time for all of us who smile before breakfast and then can't break the habit all day long – a place to come to when a feller needs a friend." Update: additional episodes
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Breakfast in Hollywood

Breakfast in Hollywood was morning radios show with host the amicable Tom Breneman and performed in Breneman Restaurant on Vine and Sunset.
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Breakfast in The Blue Ridge

Hosted by Lulu Belle and Scotty Greene, the duo was known as the "hillbilly George & Gracie" and enjoyed a long career together.
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Breakfast with Binnie and Mike

Eat breakfast with the stars in this half hour daily morning show that invites you to share a chat in the Beverly Hills home of glamorous movie star Binnie Barnes and her husband, the movie producer and sports announcer, Mike Frankovitch.
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Broadway in Review

Anchored by the post-War swing tunes of Russ Case and His Orchestra, the Navy Recruiting Service put together a show featuring Broadway singers and swing music.
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Burl Ives

With his trademark beard and guitar, Burl Ives seemed to always be able to sing the songs that people wanted to hear. Update: additional appearances
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California Melodies

"From out of the west to you," California Melodies features British director and composer David Rose and singer Maxine Gray.
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Call for Music

sponsored by Philip Morris starring the talents of Dinah Shore, Harry James and Johnny Mercer.
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Camel Caravan (Benny Goodman)

Big Band Show for Saturday night with swing era favorite Benny Goodman.
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Camel Rock and Roll Dance Party

Hosted by Alan Freed who coined the term "Rock n roll", this radio program helped popularize rock on the airwaves.
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Captain Stubby and the Buckaneers

with Tiny, Sonny, Tony, and Jerry play music that's "sweet", "fast", and "quiet and restful", but all of the tunes have a feel good feelin' in this rare old time radio show.Announcer Jack Stillwell Cap't Stubby & Buccaneers sound similar to a barbershop quartet with first-rate harmonies and style.
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Carling Beer Shows & Challenge Into Space

This collection includes two South African shows sponsored by Carling Beer: Carling Country and Challenge of Space. Carling Country tells stories of courageous folks around the world while Challenge of Space is a fun show that combines the feeling of a western with the adventures of outer space.
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Carnation Contented Hour

Cows and audiences alike are content when listening to this rare and fine musical program by Carnation Milk. This long-running series features great performers such as Dinah Shore, Tony Martin, Jo Stafford, and Dick Hymes. Update: additional episodes
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Carter Sisters

country music at its prime as performed by Mother Maybelle and The Carter Sisters with June Carter.
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Cavalcade of Music

features "light music" composers such as Jerome Kern, Rudolf Friml, Victor Herbert, and Cole Porter.
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Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street

Swing music was all about having fun, and one of the ways that Swing musicians found to have fun was by making fun of the more serious classical music scene. The result was Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street, which even featured Milton Cross, the normally serious announcer for the Metropolitan Opera.
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Charlie and his Orchestra (Nazi Propaganda)

Charlie and his Orchestra was a Nazi Propaganda jazz group specifically aimed at demoralizing Allied Forces during World War II.
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Checkerboard Fun Fest (Eddy Arnold)

Check into country fun with the Checkerboard Fun Fest, a country western musical variety show hosted by Eddy Arnold.
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Chesterfield Show (Moonlight Serenade)

(update) with additional shows, this old time radio series features "the number one dance band with the number one swing trio:" Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters.
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Chesterfield Supper Club

Chesterfield Supper Club is a splendid music and variety show, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes. Each night the host (Perry Como, Jo Stafford, or Peggy Lee) would perform live along with top name guest performers including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Eddie Fisher, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Nat King Cole, and more!
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Chesterfield Time

listening to sweet jazz and dance music should make you want to fire up a refreshing smoke... It's Chesterfield Time!
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Chicago Theater Air

As War erupted on the European continent, there was a concern in America over the culture that was being lost, especially in the fine arts. The Chicago Theater of the Air was created to bring opera to the masses in the provincial heart land, preserving the art and serving listeners.
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Choose a Song Partner

Enjoy classic songs and amusing clues when you listen to Beryl Vaughn, Don Moreland, and Adele Scott on Choose a Song Partner.
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Christmas At War

Take a magical sleigh ride back into World War II Christmas celebrations with this incredible collection of radio shows from every genre.
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Christmas on the Blue Network

This very special Christmas old time radio show includes skits, music, and the voices of real WWII servicemen from the battle front
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Christmas Variety Shows

Big song numbers and plenty of knee slapping comedy to bring old time radio Christmas cheer home.
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Chrysler Showroom

Following the popularity of Sammy Kaye's Sunday Serenade, Chrysler sponsored a new version of the show. This musical program was highlighted by featured vocalist, Don Cornell, and Kaye's magnetic personality.
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Chuck Wagon Jamboree

"Let's be Happy, gather 'round, 'cause it's time for you and me to sing a song as we jog along to the Chuck Wagon Jamboree!" Festive and happy country music old time radio show hosted by Ken Curtis, best known as TV's Gunsmoke Festus Haggen.
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Cities Service Band of America

Music Band Music introduced as "Forty-eight states... 48 stars... 48 men marching down the Main Street of everybody's hometown! Here comes the Cities Service Band of America, conducted by Paul Lavalle!"
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Cliff Edwards Show

Enjoy Cliff Edwards as he sings popular tunes from the 20s, 30s and 40s like "Singin' in the Rain", "When You Wish Upon a Star", and "I Can't Give You Anything but Love".
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Club Fifteen (Club 15)

A popular and well received music show, it was broadcast until 1953, and was the Andrews Sisters longest running radio engagement.
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Cocoanut Grove Ambassadors

Order a cocktail and sit back under the swaying palms of The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub in Los Angeles and enjoy the music of Phil Harris before he met Jack.
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Coke Time

(update) with over 100 new recordings: this musical series featuring positive, upbeat tunes hosted by Eddie Fisher.
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Columbia Presents

Bill Paley's willingness to pay whatever it took to bring his listeners the best gave CBS the reputation as "The Tiffany Network". This tradition carries on with Columbia Presents.
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Command Performance

WWII comedy, music and drama its star-studded finest!
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Concert Hall

Barrymore hosts "Concert Hall," a classical music variety show from the Armed Forces Radio Service during World War II.
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Continental Celebrity Club

featuring John Charles Daly, this is a true variety show with drama shorts, orchestra music, celebrity guests, and comedy.
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Corns A Poppin with Spike Jones and His City Slickers

Featuring Spike's brand of musical mayhem, he would "tour" the musical history of great American cities
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Country Hoedown (Navy)

Terrific Country and Western Music from the Golden Age. While you're listening, consider a career in the Modern US Navy. Update: additional recordings
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Country Music Time (Airforce)

Breaking the Sound Barrier, Working at the boundaries of Space, Tending America's Nuclear Arsenal, and enjoying driving fiddles and pedal steel Guitars?It all works together with great Nashville music brought to us by your Local Air Force Recruiter. Update: additional episodes
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Country Style USA

Announced by Cecil Daniels, the show features some of the best country and folk music of the era and was a United States Army syndication created for army recruitment. Update: additional episodes
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Cowboy Church of the Air

Stuart Hamblen was the son of a Methodist Preacher and began his career as a gospel singer.In 1926, he began his career as a radio performer and was a member of the orginal Beverly Hillbillies.After seeing Billy Graham in 1949, Stuart Hamblen devoted his life to Christ and changed the tone of his career.He began his radio show "The Cowboy Church in the Air" and it was syndicated across the country.
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Cowboy Slim Rinehart

One of the early "Singing Cowboys" and "Border Blaster" Broadcaster and great Country Music Artist.
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Crazy Hillbilly Show

sponsored by the Crazy Hotel, a health spa in the 1930s known for curing women of the "crazies."
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Crazy Water Crystal Program

is a 15 minute commercial for Patent Medicine type of elixir, made in the home from the snowy residue from the Crazy Well in Mineral Wells Texas. But in exchange for listening to their commercial, we are treated to a variety of early Country Western and Bluegrass Music.
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Cresta Blanca Carnival

(also known as The Carnival of Musical Contrasts) featured a mix of several different types of musical genres of the period including classical music, pop, and jazz.
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Dale Evans

married to Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, she was the Queen of the West. An unstoppable duo force in the singing cowboy genre, together they made 28 movies and recorded over 300 songs. This collection includes some of Dale Evans early classic radio works on the Bergen and McCarthy show and well as a sampling of her performances on the Roy Rogers old time radio show.
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Danny Kaye

This legendary songster and funny man was every bit as zany in real life as he was with Bing in White Christmas. The Danny Kaye Show aired almost a decade before the classic Holiday movie.
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Date with the Duke

Join Duke Ellington Orchestra in the live 1945 broadcasts from the 400 Restaurant on Fifth Avenue and 43rd Street in New York City. Update: 45+ new recordings
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Deanna Durbin

Hear the voice of the young songstress and film star as she appeared on Eddie Cantor's Texaco Town, aside Bob Hope on Command Performance, The Jack Benny Show, Lux Radio Theater, and Screen Guild Theater in this compilation of her great radio appearances.
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Delmore Brothers

An early Country Music duo who strummed their tenor guitars and harmonized with the best of them.
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Dinah Shore

Is there anyone finah in the state of Carolina? The newly updated collection has 100+ new recordings of the singing starlet best remembered for her sensuous recordings in the 1940's; now with over 100 episodes of the Dinah Shore show and 60+ guest appearances, many with Groucho Marx.
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Dinner Bell Roundup Time

billed as a "live country music show," this old time radio series highlighting easy cowboy listening with songs.
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Divas of Old Time Radio

This expansive collection of old time radio shows and musical appearances spans the time period from the 1930s-1950s with the radio shows and guest appearances of some of the well-known and influential female singers of their time.
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Doris Day

Doris Day was almost destined to become America's sweetheart. Her pretty face got her into pictures, her pictures helped sell her records, and her terrific personality made her a welcome guest on radio.
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Doris Day Show

America's sweetheart songbird stars in a 30 minute musical program highlighting her musical talents.
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Downbeat

AFRS WWII jazz program Downbeat had different performers come into the studio to play and comment on their records.
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Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was a composer, pianist, and jazz orchestras bandleader.
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Eddie Bracken

(update) star of stage, screen, and radio. He made significant contributions to all three beginning at nine-years-old in vaudeville, eventually moving on to Broadway.
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Eddie Condons Jazz Concert

Experience the heyday of jazz with Eddie Condon's Jazz Concert, a musical series of fun, footloose live jazz performances from 1944-45.
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