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Ada Jones

109 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

109 1
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Alka Seltzer Time

19 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

19 1
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All Star Western Theater

105 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

105 1
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Almanac (Orson Welles)

20 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

20 1
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Artie Shaw

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

26 1
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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
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Beat the Band

29 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

29 1
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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
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Benny Goodman

72 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

72 1
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Little Jack Little

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

8 1
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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
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Big Show

30 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

30 1
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Billy Jones and Ernie Hare

16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Music and Comedy Duo starred in this Early Radio Show Sensation

16 1
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Breakfast with Binnie and Mike

6 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

6 1
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Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)

38 Episodes
1 Volume
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

38 1
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Breakfast in Hollywood

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Breakfast in Hollywood was morning radios show with host the amicable Tom Breneman and performed in Breneman Restaurant on Vine and Sunset.

32 1
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Burl Ives

37 Episodes
1 Volume
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

37 1
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Danny Kaye Show

24 Episodes
1 Volume
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. Update: additional shows and sound upgrades

24 1
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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
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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
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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
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Ford Theater

16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Ford Theater began as a low budget project to bring movie adaptations to the air using lower scale NY actors. In order to increase car sales, the show was reformatted using A-List Hollywood talent.

16 1
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Frances Langford

55 Episodes
1 Volume
With her beautiful voice, friendly manner and pin-up girl good looks, Frances Langford made a splash as one of Bob Hope's favorite pretty girls. The G.I.s at Hope's USO shows liked her a lot, too.

55 1
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Fred Waring

43 Episodes
1 Volume
Fine Music Entertainment with 50-Piece Orchestra! Update: 25 additional broadcast

43 1
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Friends and Neighbors

24 Episodes
1 Volume
Harry and Thelma Duff in a funny South African Situation Comedy!

24 1
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GI Jive (with G.I. Jill)

97 Episodes
1 Volume
When YANK Magazine sponsored GI Jive, it was hard to tell whether the G.I.s tuned in to hear the hot requested music or the voice of pretty "GI Jill", played by Martha Wilkerson. Update: additional recordings

97 1
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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
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Guard Sessions

46 Episodes
1 Volume
National Guard Sponsored the Musical Program with Host Martin Block with Guest Stars Nat King Cole, Xavier Cugat, Dean Martin and other Greats!

46 1
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Harry James Show

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Big Band Entertainment and Trumped Tooting

18 1
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Hawaii Calls

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Direct from the sands of Waikiki, Hawaii Calls treats us to the gentle music of paradise and calls us to visit the Islands in a time before “Five-O”, before jet travel, even before the Attack on Pearl Harbor.

27 1
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Henry Morgan

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Henry Morgan was a professional humorist, but network executives and his sponsors would argue that his business was making their lives miserable. Fans tuned in to hear what he had to say, and that is what kept him on the air.

30 1
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Hollywood Barn Dance

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Before The Beverly Hillbillies left their stamp on TV, there was plenty of California hillbilly music on Hollywood Barn Dance. Hosted by Cottonseed Clark.

17 1
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Hollywood is On the Air

39 Episodes
1 Volume
All Star Variety, Comedy, and Music Program!

39 1
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I Sustain the Wings

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Glenn Miller Orchestrated Tunes for WWII Forces

13 1
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Wonder Show (Jack Haley)

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Comedy and Variety Sponsored by Wonder Bread

12 1
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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
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Judy Garland

49 Episodes
1 Volume
America watched Judy Garland grow up on the screen, from the "backyard musicals" with Mickey Rooney to the Yellow Brick Road until the days she became "first vice president" of Bogey's Rat Pack.

49 1
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Kate Smith

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Larger than Life Contralto Presents Singing and Variety

26 1
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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
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Leo is on the Air

99 Episodes
1 Volume
Wondering what to go see at the local movie palace? Learn about MGM’s latest offerings on Leo Is On The Air.

99 1
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Les Paul Show

40 Episodes
1 Volume
A Fun and Entertaining Musical Team with Giggling Mary and Witty Les!

40 1
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Notes From Your Soldiers Notebook

10 Episodes
1 Volume
This weekly syndicated program featured the music of the 334th Army Service Band and songs from vocalists Clark and Eberle, along with stories about soldiers who were performing heroically at home and abroad.

10 1
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Lightcrust Doughboys

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Who would have thought that the roots of Country Music would lead to a flour mill? The Light Crust Doughboys were there at the beginning of Country Swing and set many a housewives toes to tapping!

7 1
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Live at Mark Hopkins Hotel

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Music from the "IT" Spot in the Nob Hill District of San Francisco!

8 1
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Live from Birdland

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Count Basie and his Orchestra Plays at the Hotspot of Jazz in New York City!

34 1
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Lonesome Gal

14 Episodes
1 Volume
For a non-visual medium, radio had its share of sex symbols, but few were as blatantly seductive as the Lonesome Gal.

14 1
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Major Bowes

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Thousands from All Over the Country Flocked to Join this Gong-style Talent Show. Update: sound upgrades

6 1
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Manhattan Merry-Go-Round

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy popular dance and dinner music on the Manhattan Merry Go Round! Update: 7 additional episodes

9 1
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Mario Lanza

26 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: Mario Lanza was a tenor extraordinaire known as "The Triple Threat" because he could sing, act, and he was good looking. He is considered by many to be the greatest voice of the 20th century.

26 1
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Martha Tilton

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Martha Tilton, also known as ''Liltin' Martha Tilton,'' joined the venerable Jimmy Dorsey and his band in 1935 and later with Benny Goodman until 1939.

21 1
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Melody Roundup

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Country Western and Cowboy Songs Galore!

12 1
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Meredith Willson Musical Revue

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

5 1
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Metropolitan Opera

23 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Vintage Opera collection is sure to Delight all Fine Music Fans!

23 1
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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
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Music Depreciation

23 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) take some pop hits, some classical themes, and take them "on a flyer".

23 1
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National Barn Dance

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Broadcasting from Chicago, the WLS National Barn Dance was just as popular as Nashville’s Grand Ol’ Opry, bringing hillbilly music to country and city folk alike. Update: additional episode

10 1
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Navy Swings

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Jazz Greats Perform for Future US Navy and Navy Reservists!

16 1
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Lets Go To the Opera

4 Episodes
1 Volume
brought opera music sung in English into the homes of everyday people over the Mutual Network in 1946.

4 1
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Pat ODaniel and his Hillbilly Boys

40 Episodes
1 Volume
Home-baked goodness, politics and hillbilly music all come together on Texas radio in Pat O'Daniel and His Hillbilly Boys.

40 1
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Paul Whiteman

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Performances by The King of Jazz!

30 1
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Perry Como

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Long Awaited collection Featuring the Delightful Musical and Comedy Star in Guest Performances!

23 1
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Phil Baker

30 Episodes
1 Volume
His earliest stage successes were in Boston area amateur shows, but he is best known on radio for hosting Take It Or Leave It, which eventually became The $64 Question. Guest Appearances by the Zany Baker and his Feisty Heckler! Update: additional broadcasts

30 1
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Philco Summer Hour

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Beat the heat and stay inside with your ear glued to the radio and a lemonade in your palm. "The Philco Corporation invites you to relax and listen to a full hour of sparkling entertainment."

22 1
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Philip Morris Playhouse

6 Episodes
1 Volume
The world's largest tobacco company presents The Philip Morris Playhouse with a delightful selection of dramas and fine music.

6 1
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Raleigh Kool Program (Jack Pearl Show)

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Revival of the old Jack Pearl Show, with Tommy Dorsey, and featured vocalists Jack Leonard and Edythe Wright, and the hilarious "Baron Munchhausen skit" by Jack Pearl and Cliff Hall. Update: 9 additional recordings

29 1
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Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 1
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Random Rarities 04

50 Episodes
1 Volume
A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!

50 1
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Random Rarities 05

49 Episodes
1 Volume
More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

49 1
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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
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Railroad Recordings

121 Episodes
1 Volume
Choo-choo-choose this Collection of Truly Train Inspired Entertainment--An OTRCAT exclusive!

121 1
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Turn Back the Clock

67 Episodes
2 Volume
Thought to be one of the earliest programs to combine recorded music with spoken commentary with musical couple Andy and Virginia. Update: 64 additional broadcasts

67 2
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Sealtest Variety (Dorothy Lamour)

41 Episodes
1 Volume
Even when she was not on The Road in her sarong, Dorothy Lamour channeled Bing and Bob as hostess of The Sealtest Variety Theatre.

41 1
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Serenade in Blue

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Air Force Blues and Jazz Bands Perform for Recruits!

12 1
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Showtime

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

7 1
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Skippy Hollywood Theater

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular and Fun Broadcast-one of the First to Use Prerecorded Programs! Update: additional broadcasts

34 1
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Soldiers of the Press

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy 15-minute dramatic capsules of war correspondents' "on-the-scene" eye witness accounts. Update: 25+ additional recordings

39 1
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Sound Off

22 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Music Program with DJ Bruce Barnett spinning the Top Hits!

22 1
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Spike Jones

106 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular and Funny Spike Jones Update: 13 New Guest Appearances and two New Songs of Zanniness!

106 1
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Ten-Two-Four Ranch (10-2-4 Ranch)

76 Episodes
1 Volume
Music Variety at Dr. Pepper Time: Did you ever wonder why the numbers 10, 2 and 4 were on the label of a Dr Pepper soda pop? Those are the times the Dr prescribes a drink of this marvelous elixir. Any time is a good time to enjoy the great Western music played on The Ten Four Two Ranch Show. Update: 50+ additional recordings

76 1
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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
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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
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Tommy Dorsey

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular Swing Musician and Trombone Honker!

35 1
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Treasury Salute

22 Episodes
1 Volume
The US Treasury Department was able to fund America’s contribution to the Second World War chiefly through the sales of War Bond. Treasury Salutes was a public service program which highlights other contributions to the War Effort. Update: additional broadcasts

22 1
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This is Paris

12 Episodes
1 Volume
French Broadcasting System, the RTF or Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise, wanted to put together a program for American audiences to attract American tourist dollars and post-WWII sympathies

12 1
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US Navy Shows

36 Episodes
1 Volume
If great music was all it took to get young men to the recruiting office, these U.S. Navy Shows would have found more sailors than we have ships. As it was, these great programs from the USN Recruiting Command gave us hours of toe-tapping goodness and dreams of the high seas. Update: Hoot'Navy shows added

36 1
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Will Rogers

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his quips and own brand of storytelling, The Will Rogers Program allowed him to spread his own word across the country. All the while, he donated the sponsorship money to charity.

19 1
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WPA Concerts

31 Episodes
1 Volume
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established by executive order of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on May 6, 1935. The WPA was a work relief program that provided jobs for many individuals who had become unemployed during the Depression. Update: additional recordings

31 1
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California Melodies

28 Episodes
1 Volume
"From out of the west to you," California Melodies features British director and composer David Rose and singer Maxine Gray.

28 1
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Carling Beer Shows & Challenge Into Space

16 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

16 1
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Carnation Contented Hour

18 Episodes
1 Volume
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

18 1
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Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street

37 Episodes
1 Volume
Swing music is all about having fun, and one of the ways that Swing musicians have fun was by making fun of the more serious classical music scene. Featuring Milton Cross, the normally serious announcer for the Metropolitan Opera. Update: 29 additional broadcasts

37 1
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Charlie and his Orchestra (Nazi Propaganda)

46 Episodes
1 Volume
Charlie and his Orchestra was a Nazi Propaganda jazz group specifically aimed at demoralizing Allied Forces during World War II.

46 1
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Chicago Theater Air

19 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

19 1
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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
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Jazz Club USA

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by the authoritative Jazz reporter Leonard Feather, this US propaganda broadcasting service by Voice of America was an effort to spread the inherent goodness of American culture.

36 1
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Swingtime

3 Episodes
1 Volume
is a musical program that showcases the talent of many of the top tunesters of its era. Featuring the AFRS Swing Band, Swing Time also guest-stars such greats as Duke Ellington, Mel Torme, Jack Teagarden, Art Tatum and Bob Crosby.

3 1
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Squibb Show

60 Episodes
1 Volume
features music Lyn Murray and The Squibb Orchestra from the House of Squibb, makers of Squibb Tooth Powder.

60 1
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Moon River

34 Episodes
1 Volume
"A lazy stream of dreams, where vain desires forget themselves in the loveliness of sleep." A program aimed to aid in sleep, broadcast late at night with WLW station Cincinnati.

34 1
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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
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Aunt Jemima

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Harriette Widmer stars (from Amos and Andy) in this fun music and variety program promoting Aunt Jemima pancake mix. Update: 18 new recordings

36 1
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