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Barrel of Fun

7 Episodes
1 Volume
This music and comedy show stars Charlie Ruggles, the versatile comedian who quips such smart smacks.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ben Bernie

18 Episodes
1 Volume
The old Maestro" was known for his entertaining patter more than his violin playing and a "feud" with his good friend Walter Winchell. A musical genius from a very young age, he was the youngest violinist the play Carnegie Hall at age of thirteen. Update: 19 additional recordings

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Little Jack Little

8 Episodes
1 Volume
He was a piano playing musician, but also a vaudevillian, a bandleader, a USO entertainer.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Hildegardes Radio Room

5 Episodes
1 Volume
The blonde siren songbird is best known for her signature tune, "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup." Hildegarde's Radio Room included co-conspirators as Phil Regan, Burgess Meredith, Clifton Webb, Patsy Kelly, and Xavier Cugat.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Eddy Arnold

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Eddy Arnold, "The Tennessee Plowboy, was a cowboy singer with a powerful set of lungs. Slip on your boots and start your toes tappin' because Eddy's in town and he's belting them out with gusto!

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ethel Waters

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Opportunities for female African American singers were few and far between when Ethel Waters started, but a strong heart and an even stronger voice shattered many glass ceilings.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ford Show

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Ford's were the All-American Automobile, so the Ford Dealers hired America’s Sweetheart, Dinah Shore, to pitch the cars on The Ford Show.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ginny Simms

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Born in Texas and raised in California, Ginny Sims knew a thing or two about sunshine, and everyone who heard her sing knew it! She almost married Kay Kyser, but left the Ol' Professor’s band to start her own radio show. Update: new recording

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Johnnie Lee Wills and his Boys

37 Episodes
1 Volume
join Johnnie Lee and his square-shootin musicians for their musical program full of your favorite western tunes, old time hoedown numbers, and sentimental ballads.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Kingsmen

12 Episodes
1 Volume
They sang together since 1929 and were the resident vocal group on Fibber McGee and Molly. In 1949, The Kingsmen took over Fibber and Molly’s spot as a summer replacement.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Melody Ranch

82 Episodes
2 Volume
Starring that great singing cowboy, Gene Autry!

82 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Meredith Willson Musical Revue

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Famous and Creative "Chiffon Swing" Composer!

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Music and the Muse

13 Episodes
1 Volume
There were always forces that felt there was too much frivolity on radio and that more time should be dedicated to more high brow content. Music and the Muse combined poetry reading with string music and sometimes took itself a little too seriously.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Manhattan Melodies

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Manhattan Melodies is a recruiting program for the United States Air Force hosted by Airman Tom Wright

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Showtime

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring Music from Broadway and Sketches from Hollywood Movies!

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Phonograph Album

30 Episodes
1 Volume
The Armed Forces Radio Service realized that the troops in the field would not be able to carry their album collection into the field, so they came up with the Phonograph Album program.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Theater of Hits

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Broadway Show tunes and the United States Marine Corp Band, could there be a better combination? The producers of Theatre of Hits hoped that it would be enough to get some fine young men down to the recruiting depot.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Columbia Presents

6 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Quaker Party

3 Episodes
1 Volume
stars Tommy Riggs and "a cute little bundle of mischief" seven-year-old girl Betty Lou, his imaginary friend. Update: additional broadcast

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Captain Stubby and the Buckaneers

3 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Morton Downey

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Nicknamed the "The Irish Nightingale", Morton Downey's was a popular recording artist and songwriter in the 1930s and 1940s penning tunes like" Sweeten Up Your Smile."

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Riding High

12 Episodes
1 Volume
fun a lighthearted music program intermixed with commercial interludes promote physical health through bicycling riding including slogans such as "Keep fit and you won't keep fat" and "You're only as fit as your legs."

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lena Horne

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Singing sensation of stage and screen, Lena Horne performed for audiences in the Cotton Club, for major MGM movies, in the USO, Broadway, and multiple radio and television appearances.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Dinner Bell Roundup Time

6 Episodes
1 Volume
billed as a "live country music show," this old time radio series highlighting easy cowboy listening with songs.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Pickens Sisters

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Just three little girls, Helen, Jane, and Patti from Macon, Georgia, who grew up singing together and they became the toast of Manhattan.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Western Party (Cowboy Hit Parade)

6 Episodes
1 Volume
also called Cowboy Hit Parade aired every Friday Nights from 8:30 PM-Midnight featuring top western songs. An early country-western disk jockey show highlighting top notch western music, listen for some fantastic guest performers

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lawrence Welk

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Accordion player extraordinaire and bandleader who specialized in the Sweet Jazz music which was better to dance to when you were trying to hold your best girl a little closer.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Cavalcade of Music

9 Episodes
1 Volume
features "light music" composers such as Jerome Kern, Rudolf Friml, Victor Herbert, and Cole Porter.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Continental Celebrity Club

9 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring John Charles Daly, this is a true variety show with drama shorts, orchestra music, celebrity guests, and comedy. Update: additional broadcast

9 1
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$4.50

Sunny Valley

5 Episodes
1 Volume
is a western music show broadcast from down-home Los Angeles featuring hillbilly and gospel music.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Strollin Tom

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Wade Lane stars as Strollin' Tom who brings you relaxing music and poetry to remind you of a happy time.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Choose a Song Partner

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy classic songs and amusing clues when you listen to Beryl Vaughn, Don Moreland, and Adele Scott on Choose a Song Partner.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Jack Smith Show

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear one of the most famous radio crooners of the 1940s smile his way through every song in this popular musical variety program, The Jack Smith Show.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Kelvinator Country Club of the Air

6 Episodes
1 Volume
a Refrigerator Commercial with a treat for music fans.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Music for Millions

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the classic sounds of some of the biggest names in music from the 1940s and then listen to them do their part for the war effort by promoting Victory Bonds to help finance the war.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Oldsmobile Show

4 Episodes
1 Volume
this rare 1930's music series features singer Ruth Etting, Johnny Green and his Orchestra, and announcer Ted Husing.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Bailes Brothers

3 Episodes
1 Volume
and the West Virginia Homefolks, featured country western music Monday Mornings on KWKH.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lifebuoy Show (Al Jolson)

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Listen along as "The World's Greatest Entertainer" does what he does best in "The Lifebuoy Show," a musical comedy show starring Al Jolson.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Tito Guizar

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Tall and dashing, as well as enormously successful, Tito Guizar is often likened to his contemporary, North American Singing Cowboy, Roy Rogers.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Concert Hall

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Barrymore hosts "Concert Hall," a classical music variety show from the Armed Forces Radio Service during World War II. Update: 13 additional broadcasts

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Wake-Up Ranch (Wakeup Ranch)

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Host Cliffie Stone helped Los Angeles wake up with their morning coffee and a healthy helping of Country Music.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Willson-Nesbitt Summer Show

12 Episodes
1 Volume
starring the music sensation, Meredith Willson, this summer replacement old time radio show was the basis for Nesbitt's program Headlines of the Past, which would evolve into John Nesbitt's Passing Parade.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Gulf Spray Program (Gordon MacRae)

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Listen to Gordon MacRae's golden voice on the Gulf Spray Oil show as he brings you favorite tunes like "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning", "Night and Day", and "That Old Black Magic".

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Gordon MacRae Show (Texaco)

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the golden baritone of Gordon MacRae as he hosts Texaco Star Theater.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Hummert Radio Factory (Ann and Frank Hummert)

1071 Episodes
9 Volume
The Hummerts were a considerable power in entertainment broadcasting during the Golden Age of Radio. Their wide range of productions included soaps, musical, game shows, detective dramas, and serials.

1071 9
Add To Cart: $45.00
$36.00

Fun With Revuers

6 Episodes
1 Volume
The show is fast moving and highly entertaining, moving from ensemble numbers to monologues to duets to sketches to solos and back to the ensemble.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Club Fifteen (Club 15)

17 Episodes
1 Volume
A popular and well received music show, it was broadcast until 1953, and was the Andrews Sisters longest running radio engagement.

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Eyes on the Ball

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Keep your "Eyes on the Ball" and your ears on Monica Lewis, Bill Stern and the Alfredo Antonini Ensemble as they bring you music and sports stories sponsored by the Better Vision Institute.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

March of Dimes Recordings

7 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Before the advent of Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine in the 1950s, polio (infantile paralysis) was a real fear every summer, prompting President Franklin Roosevelt to launch the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and its fundraiser, the March of Dimes.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Plantation House Party

2 Episodes
1 Volume
With down home "corn pone" humor and Whitey Ford, The Duke of Paducah, hosting, enjoy the music and comedy of the Plantation Party.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

To Your Good Health

4 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring the The Squibb Orchestra and Squibb Chorus, To Your Good Health was considered to be one of the finest music programs on the radio at the time

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Polka Shows Collection

31 Episodes
1 Volume
Dancing a polka with your best girl is a celebration of life and living. Everyone can use more OmmPahPah in their life!

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Request Performance

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the laughs and gags of the "Civilian Version" of Command Performance.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Aladdin Lamp

36 Episodes
1 Volume
"Hello Honey Gal" In these short broadcasts, Smilin' Ed McConnell woos housewives under the sponsorship of Aladdin Lamps.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Atlantic Spotlight

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare chats between American journalists and their British colleagues in London.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Story Behind the Song

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Created in 1930 by Transco, this old time radio series dramatizes the origin stories of popular music. Update: additional 24 broadcasts

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Eddy Arnold Social Security Show

11 Episodes
1 Volume
PSAs from the social security administration with music entertainment from Eddy Arnold.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Hillbilly Revue

2 Episodes
1 Volume
hosted by Cactus Pete (Ferlin Husky) with interviews of popular old time radio country music stars.

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Time Out with Allen Prescott

9 Episodes
1 Volume
A great music program that gives listeners a daily time out to recharge and move on with their day.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Waltz Time

3 Episodes
1 Volume
"Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time to dance on the air!" This orchestra and classical music standards radio show was produced by radio's power couple, Frank and Ann Hummert.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Cocoanut Grove Ambassadors

89 Episodes
1 Volume
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. Update: 70+ additional broadcasts

89 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Front And Center

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Music and variety program hosted by pin-up Dorothy Lamour accompanied by the male quartet, The Crew Chiefs

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lets Go With Music

4 Episodes
1 Volume
AFRS music collection with guest stars include Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Helen O'Connell, Joni James, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Jill Corey and more

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Passport to Romance

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Sail on the SS Harmonia with crew members and aspiring singers Nancy Sparks and Chuck Piper as they sing their way over the high seas.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Southland Echoes

7 Episodes
1 Volume
a south based radio a variety program with minstrel group Jam-Up and Honey and musical performers like Homeland Gospel Quartet and the Jones Sisters.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Salute to Song

4 Episodes
1 Volume
syndicated radio program with 15 minutes of words and "Familiar music, from the treasure trove of time."

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Margaret Truman

5 Episodes
1 Volume
the daughter of President Harry Truman, Margaret Truman was a singer and performer in the 1940-1950's and later an author best known for her crime fiction in the 1980s.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Stars on Parade

7 Episodes
1 Volume
You never knew what you were going to get with Stars On Parade. The only thing you could really depend upon was that there would be 15 minutes of entertainment, but that entertainment could be the sweet jazz of the Freddy Martin Orchestra and their singer Merv Griffin or the songs of Kate Smith.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Random Rarities 11

37 Episodes
1 Volume
It is lucky to have saved these rare old time radios once lost in the vaults of time.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Jessica Dragonette

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as early radio's "Star of Stars", the "Princess of Song", "Sweetheart of the Air" and "Queen of Radio", this diminutive soprano was one of the most popular voices in the early days of radio. Update: additional broadcast, rare interview

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Ann Miller

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Tap dancer, actress, and funny gal appeared on Mail Call, G.I. Journal, Forecast, and Command Performance.

5 1
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$4.50

Xavier Cugat

30 Episodes
1 Volume
A violin prodigy as a child, Xavier Cugat is credited with popularizing Latin American rhythms in the US big band scene. Update: 16 additional recordings

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Stars for Defense

13 Episodes
1 Volume
created by Federal Civil Defense Administration as a public service program to be broadcast by participating radio stations throughout the country with music and practical advice for Americans fearful of an impending attack during the Cold War. Update: sound upgrades

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

London Studio Concerts

4 Episodes
1 Volume
A series of broadcasts from 1946, the London Studio Concerts, showcased the New London String Ensemble under the direction of Morris Miles.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Rosemary Clooney

275 Episodes
6 Volume
Singer and actress, she got the attention of Americans with the song "Come On-a My House" and won their hearts with Bing Crosby in White Christmas.

275 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
$24.00

Personal Album

13 Episodes
1 Volume
some of the most popular actors and singers of the era appeared on AFRS free of charge and in some cases the only ones who would get to hear the AFRS shows were the troops because the recordings were not available to the general public.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Tonight on Broadway

8 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the well loved Boswell Sisters, little Connee was the only sister to stay in show business after getting married.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Faultless Starch Time

6 Episodes
1 Volume
The quarter-hour program featured traditional and Country songs by Bob Atcher and the Hometowners with comic patter between Atcher and Mary Jane Johnson (who also sang).

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

London Studio Melodies

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Classic music show presented by the national radio service featuring guest appearances by some of the biggest classical music performers of the era.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Magic Carpet

19 Episodes
1 Volume
These AFRS recordings came from famous clubs all over the nation including recordings by Xavier Cugat, Stan Kenton, Xavier CugatLouis Armstrong, Charlie Bennet, the Joe Richman Orchestra and others. Update: 10+ additional recordings

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Hollywood Bowl Silver Jubilee Series

41 Episodes
2 Volume
The series makes for a grand introduction to classical symphonic music at the Hollywood Bowl - selections include the opera Carmen sung in English, featured soloists Isaac Stern, Dorothy Eustis, Roman Totenberg, and Percy Grainger, with selections from Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Cellini.

41 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Jack Berch

6 Episodes
1 Volume
A daytime alternative to soap operas, The Jack Berch Show offered light hearted variety and music for housewives.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Bing Christmas

41 Episodes
1 Volume
For many of us, the real signal that the Christmas Season has begun is hearing Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" on the radio.

41 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Hawaiian Fantasies

37 Episodes
1 Volume
Although Statehood was not granted until 1959, a vacation to beautiful Hawaii has long been part of the popular imagination.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lands Best Bands

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether you were in the radar shack with your eyes glued to a 'scope or you were stuck in the galley peeling spuds for the entire cruise, there were more than enough romance and adventure to go around, the Recruiter just had to get the young men through the door.

6 1
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$4.50

Ray Anthony Show

4 Episodes
1 Volume
A trumpet player who hailed from The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Ray Anthony Show was syndicated by the recruiting division of the Marine Corp Reserve.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Music for Moderns

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring Chicago Jazz which was generally more sophisticated than New Orleans and the Dixieland sound but placed a stronger emphasis on individual improvisation.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Live at Town Hall Party

9 Episodes
1 Volume
The Live Town Hall Party featured a different kind of country music than a barn dance, it was the music of the Honky Tonk.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Lud Gluskins and His Orchestra

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Lud Gluskin got his start in show business as a teen music group with his childhood pal, Jimmy Durante.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Symphonies of the World

8 Episodes
1 Volume
A collection of concerts by the CBS, NBC, and ABC network orchestras provided to AFRS.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Prudential Family Hour

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Frank Gallop, the show featured Al Goodman and His Orchestra whose sound was decidedly more symphonic than most big-band outfits on the radio.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Your Saturday Date with the Duke

35 Episodes
2 Volume
American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra for 50 years sponsored by the Treasury Department.

35 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Club 930

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The show featured music from Vaughn Monroe, Dinah Shore, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Duvall, Benny Strong, and others.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Coke Club

8 Episodes
1 Volume
The quarter-hour syndicated daily program was a "transcribed get together which has been arranged for us by your friendly neighbors who bottle Coca-Cola".

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Heartbeat of Broadway

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The program nearly captures the excitement and anticipation of an opening night along with a Heart Fund appeal pitch.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Concert in Miniature

71 Episodes
2 Volume
Stan Kenton's outfit was one of the most popular bands playing on the West Coast and this series feature band remotes performing on the road.

71 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$9.00

Hartz Canaries

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Features future 60 Minutes alumnus Mike Wallace as an announcer who used music to teach radio listener's canary how to sing.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Three Suns

21 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the most popular Exotica bands, The Three Suns were formed by guitar-playing Al Nevins and his accordion playing brother Morty from Brooklyn, and their cousin Artie Dunn, a vaudeville and radio performer who sang and played the electronic organ.

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Dance Time USA

18 Episodes
1 Volume
The program featured some of the biggest acts in hot and sweet Jazz dance music broadcast into Germany and other territories during WWII.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50

Forward March

18 Episodes
1 Volume
A popular music recruiting program for the Army,Forward March enjoyed the service of draftee PFC Eddie Fisher.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
$4.50
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