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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.

10 old time radio show recordings
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Alan FreedOnce known by his on-air name Moondog Alan Freed, was an American disc jockey during the beginning of rock n roll.  He was one of the first promoters of African-American musical style.

Alan FreedAlan Freed first wanted to be a band leader and played the trombone in high school.  Freed's interest in the radio began while he was in college and soon afterwards work at a number of local radio stations like WAKR in Akron. 

In 1949, Alan Freed moved to Cleveland to work for WJW initially playing classical music.  However, when a local record store owner noticed that rhythm and blues records were becoming popular with the younger crowd Freed switch styles in 1951.  He called the show "The Moondog House" and began to promote local concerts and dances feature rock n roll artists with great success.  At his "Moondog Coronation Ball", 20,000 fans tried to cram into the Cleveland Arena. 

See also: Airchecks from Great Radio StationAlan Freed Rock n Roll Dance Party, and Camel Rock and Roll Dance Party.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 50 min
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      10 shows - total playtime 2 hours 50 minutes
      1. Alan Freed 50 Station Wvjs Moonglows We Go Together.mp3
      2. Alan Freed 60 Farewell To Fans, Payola Scandal.mp3
      3. Alan Freed Band I Promise To Remember.mp3
      4. Alan Freed Band Right Now,right Now.mp3
      5. Alan Freed Band Rock'n Roll Boogie.mp3
      6. Alan Freed Show 520322 Wjw.mp3
      7. Alan Freed Show 550322 Wins.mp3
      8. Alan Freed Show 550400 Wins.mp3
      9. Alan Freed Silhouettes.mp3
      10. Alan Freed W Buddy Holly.mp3
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    10 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 50 min
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      10 shows - total playtime 2 hours 50 minutes
      1. Alan Freed 50 Station Wvjs Moonglows We Go Together.mp3
      2. Alan Freed 60 Farewell To Fans, Payola Scandal.mp3
      3. Alan Freed Band I Promise To Remember.mp3
      4. Alan Freed Band Right Now,right Now.mp3
      5. Alan Freed Band Rock'n Roll Boogie.mp3
      6. Alan Freed Show 520322 Wjw.mp3
      7. Alan Freed Show 550322 Wins.mp3
      8. Alan Freed Show 550400 Wins.mp3
      9. Alan Freed Silhouettes.mp3
      10. Alan Freed W Buddy Holly.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    10 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 18 min

    Disc A001

    1. Alan Freed 50 Station Wvjs Moonglows We Go Together
    2. Alan Freed 60 Farewell To Fans, Payola Scandal
    3. Alan Freed Band I Promise To Remember
    4. Alan Freed Band Right Now,right Now
    5. Alan Freed Band Rock'n Roll Boogie
    6. Alan Freed Silhouettes
    7. Alan Freed W Buddy Holly
    8. Alan Freed Show 520322 Wjw

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    Disc A002

    1. Alan Freed Show 550322 Wins

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