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Amnesia and Memory Loss Collection

A compilation of old time radio shows featuring amnesia and memory loss which was a common plot device in all genres of radio from comedy to detective shows.

83 old time radio show recordings
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Confused WomanThere are different types of amnesia just as there are different causes. Amnesia may be brought on by an injury or trauma to the brain, the bump on the head scenario. There are also cases where an experience is so traumatic or terrible that the mind simply does its best to erase it. This is a more extreme case than a simple repressed memory, in psychogenic amnesia the entire memory is erased.

The hippocampus and the medial temporal lobe of the brain are often associated with amnesia. This may explain why a person is able to function normally after an injury to this part of the brain yet lose their memory. Of course, there is no accounting for just being scatterbrained.

On A Day in the Life of Dennis Day, Dennis does not really have amnesia. Given the mysterious way Dennis Day's mind works, who can tell? Especially when the newspaper accidentally puts the wrong caption under the boy's picture. The picture is supposed to be the missing heir to a sardine fortune who is missing after losing his memory.

On Virginia Lane, the story of an American Girl, all we know is that Uncle Danny and his friend are missing, could they have Amnesia?

Sergeant Preston of Challenge of the Yukon is hot on the trail when the bad guys take a pot shot at him from across the ravine. The shot creases his skull, and he disappears when falls into a snow drift. When King, the Wonder Dog of the Yukon, goes to find help, the villains search Preston's sled and find his extra uniform. What mischief can they cause with that?

Confused SupermanIt is a rainy night on San Francisco bay when a pretty girl gets Pat Novak to buy her a cup of coffee. She claims to have amnesia, but before Novak can help her she falls over dead. Someone has given her an overdose of sleeping pills. Of course, the only unsolved amnesia case Novak can find is a beautiful heiress.

Arthur Burke wakes up in an office with a bump on his head but suddenly realizes he has had amnesia for the last three weeks. He also wakes up next to George Digby's body. He goes to Boston Blackie to find out if he is the killer.

Robert Stack plays The Indispensable Man. He has a photographic memory, so he has been assigned to carry atomic secrets to Washington. A bump on the head as he is getting of the train has scrambled brain, and he thinks he sees movie star Debra Paget.

Confused ManDr. Kildare contributes a pair of amnesia cases. Dr. Gillespie and Dr. Kildare are asked to find Phillip Vancort. The Vancort boy saw his best friend's plane shot down right in front of him during the War, and now he cannot remember whom he is. In another episode a young woman wearing designer clothes and a $1000 coat walks into Blair Hospital, there is nothing wrong with her except that she does not know whom she is! Kildare and Gillespie diagnose psychogenic amnesia.

Dagwood is afraid Blondie does not appreciate him the way she did before. Maybe she will feel different after he runs into a trash can chasing a football and loses his memory. Stop calling me Dagwood!

Fibber McGee is having trouble forgetting things, so he decides to take the Gildersleeve Memory course. Will the lessons help him remember that he is keeping Mrs. Uppington's diamond for safe keeping? More important, will he remember where he hid it? Eighteen years later, Fibber tries the Apex Memory Course through the mail and is confident he can remember everything by association. When he uses the system at the grocery store and gets all the wrong items, it must be Molly's fault for ordering the wrong things!

This collection of old time radio shows about amnesia and memory is surely a collection you won't forget!

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    83 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 37 hours, 18 min
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    Volume 1 - 42 shows - total playtime 19 hours 7 minutes
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    1. Amos Andy 440331 026 Long Lost Harold.mp3
    2. Bergen Mccarthy 450909 W Keenan Wynn.mp3
    3. Big Town 481130 456 I Remember Murder.mp3
    4. Blondie 440917 Dagwood Gets Amnesia.mp3
    5. Boston Blackie 451108 Amnesia Victim.mp3
    6. Boston Blackie 470318 114 Sam Fishers Past.mp3
    7. Bulldog Drummond Yymmdd Mr Smith, Amnesiac.mp3
    8. Burns And Allen 430629 39 Amnesia.mp3
    9. Chase, 521123 26 Blackout 12848.mp3
    10. Coty 481004 0557 Extra Uniform.mp3
    11. Coty 490325 0630 Letter To Killer.mp3
    12. Dennis Day 470122 Dennis has Amnesia.mp3
    13. Dick Tracy 460119 0014 Dark Corridor.mp3
    14. Dr Kildare 500426 13 Phillip Vancorts Amnesia.mp3
    15. Dr Kildare 510803 80 Alice Bradley Amnesia Victim.mp3
    16. Escape 490312 059 He Who Rides Tiger.mp3
    17. Fibber Mcgee And Molly 390314 Gildersleeve Memory Course.mp3
    18. Fibber Mcgee And Molly 571221 1441 Taking Memory Course.mp3
    19. Flash Gordon 350713 E11 Dr Zarkoff Shoots Cooks.mp3
    20. Flash Gordon 350720 E12 Flash Regains Memory.mp3
    21. Flash Gordon 350817 016 Avenging Shadow.mp3
    22. Ft 530211 305 Indispensable Man.mp3
    23. Ft 550504 419 Who Am I.mp3
    24. Grand Marquee 460730 04 Hold That Memory 3244.mp3
    25. Green Hornet 410614 Man Wanted For What.mp3
    26. Hallmark Playhouse 490217 E035 Random Harvest.mp3
    27. Harry Lime 520411 037 Manofmystery.mp3
    28. Haunting Hour 450728 E14 Unidentified Body.mp3
    29. Hermits Cave 08 Search For Life.mp3
    30. Inner Sanctum 490110 404 Murder Comes To Life.mp3
    31. Its Higgins, Sir 510904 10 Higgins Gets Amnesia.mp3
    32. Jeff Regan 480925 Lady With No Name.mp3
    33. Jerry Of Circus 1930s Ep.13.mp3
    34. Lorenzo Jones 550113 Lorenzo Still Has Amnesia.mp3
    35. Lorenzo Jones 550624 Roger Craxtons Murder.mp3
    36. Lr 440616 1000 Candlelight.mp3
    37. Lr 470825 1502 When Memory Failed.mp3
    38. Lux Radio Theater 410630 314 I Love You Again.mp3
    39. Lux Radio Theater 440131 425 Random Harvest.mp3
    40. Matinee Theater 450107 12 Random Harvest.mp3
    41. Mr. And Mrs. North 500905 361 Million Dollar Murde.mp3
    42. My Favorite Husband 490225 033 Absentmindedness.mp3
    Volume 2 - 41 shows - total playtime 18 hours 10 minutes
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    1. Lux Radio Theater 470303 561 Somewhere In Night.mp3
    2. Majestics Master Of Mystery 340120 04 Phantom Spoilers.mp3
    3. March Of Time 371125 00x Labor Leader Taken For Ride.mp3
    4. Night Beat 501006 035 Kenny Day Amnesia Case.mp3
    5. Night Beat 510706 049 Bill Perrin Amnesia Case.mp3
    6. Night Surgeon 000000 Woman With Amnesia.mp3
    7. Nightbeat 510706 Bill Pernns Amnesia.mp3
    8. Obsession 000000 15 Amnesia Last Ten Minutes Only.mp3
    9. Pat Novak 490227 003 Dont Tell Hilda Akamarcia Halpern.mp3
    10. Philip Marlowe 491008 Open Window.mp3
    11. Philip Morris Playhouse 500506 Murder Needs An Artist.mp3
    12. Pwh 510311 127 Forget Me Not.mp3
    13. Quiet Please 480105 031 Little Visitor.mp3
    14. Richard Diamond 491126 E32 Case Of Amnesia.mp3
    15. Romance 460305 146 Random Harvest.mp3
    16. Romance 470430 184 Isles Of Spice And Lilies.mp3
    17. Rosemary 460626.mp3
    18. Saint 491113 Fake Amnesia Killer.mp3
    19. Saint 510225 Amnesia Victim.mp3
    20. Sam Spade 480711 B094 Wheel Of Life Caper.mp3
    21. Sam Spade 510216 C014 Soap Opera Caper.mp3
    22. Screen Directors Playhouse 491024 040 Love Letters.mp3
    23. Screen Guild Theater 440117 179 I Love You Again.mp3
    24. Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390815 86.mp3
    25. Space Patrol 530321 0025 Caverns Of Venus.mp3
    26. Suspense 431202 068 Black Curtain.mp3
    27. Suspense 450125 127 Drurys Bones Afrts.mp3
    28. Suspense 500608 388 Case Of Henri Vibard.mp3
    29. Suspense 520414 469 Mate Bram.mp3
    30. Suspense 541014 567 Lost.mp3
    31. Suspense 600828 868 Girl In Powder Blue Jag.mp3
    32. Terry Pirates 470116 Mind Slave.mp3
    33. Texas Rangers 520907 94 Alibi.mp3
    34. The Roy Rogers Show 540715 025 Song My Little Buckaroo.mp3
    35. Tifh 570213 1007 256 Ron Gets Amnesia.mp3
    36. Tiyfbi 460920 077 Diamond Studded Doublecross.mp3
    37. Virginia Lane 390302 Uncle Danny Has Disappeared V.mp3
    38. Whistler 420920 019 Fog.mp3
    39. Whistler 421004 021 Urge To Kill.mp3
    40. X Minus One 560222 039 Junkyard.mp3
    41. Ytjd 570428 534 Melancholy Memory Matter.mp3
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    83 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 37 hours, 18 min
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    Volume 1 - 42 shows - total playtime 19 hours 7 minutes
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    1. Amos Andy 440331 026 Long Lost Harold.mp3
    2. Bergen Mccarthy 450909 W Keenan Wynn.mp3
    3. Big Town 481130 456 I Remember Murder.mp3
    4. Blondie 440917 Dagwood Gets Amnesia.mp3
    5. Boston Blackie 451108 Amnesia Victim.mp3
    6. Boston Blackie 470318 114 Sam Fishers Past.mp3
    7. Bulldog Drummond Yymmdd Mr Smith, Amnesiac.mp3
    8. Burns And Allen 430629 39 Amnesia.mp3
    9. Chase, 521123 26 Blackout 12848.mp3
    10. Coty 481004 0557 Extra Uniform.mp3
    11. Coty 490325 0630 Letter To Killer.mp3
    12. Dennis Day 470122 Dennis has Amnesia.mp3
    13. Dick Tracy 460119 0014 Dark Corridor.mp3
    14. Dr Kildare 500426 13 Phillip Vancorts Amnesia.mp3
    15. Dr Kildare 510803 80 Alice Bradley Amnesia Victim.mp3
    16. Escape 490312 059 He Who Rides Tiger.mp3
    17. Fibber Mcgee And Molly 390314 Gildersleeve Memory Course.mp3
    18. Fibber Mcgee And Molly 571221 1441 Taking Memory Course.mp3
    19. Flash Gordon 350713 E11 Dr Zarkoff Shoots Cooks.mp3
    20. Flash Gordon 350720 E12 Flash Regains Memory.mp3
    21. Flash Gordon 350817 016 Avenging Shadow.mp3
    22. Ft 530211 305 Indispensable Man.mp3
    23. Ft 550504 419 Who Am I.mp3
    24. Grand Marquee 460730 04 Hold That Memory 3244.mp3
    25. Green Hornet 410614 Man Wanted For What.mp3
    26. Hallmark Playhouse 490217 E035 Random Harvest.mp3
    27. Harry Lime 520411 037 Manofmystery.mp3
    28. Haunting Hour 450728 E14 Unidentified Body.mp3
    29. Hermits Cave 08 Search For Life.mp3
    30. Inner Sanctum 490110 404 Murder Comes To Life.mp3
    31. Its Higgins, Sir 510904 10 Higgins Gets Amnesia.mp3
    32. Jeff Regan 480925 Lady With No Name.mp3
    33. Jerry Of Circus 1930s Ep.13.mp3
    34. Lorenzo Jones 550113 Lorenzo Still Has Amnesia.mp3
    35. Lorenzo Jones 550624 Roger Craxtons Murder.mp3
    36. Lr 440616 1000 Candlelight.mp3
    37. Lr 470825 1502 When Memory Failed.mp3
    38. Lux Radio Theater 410630 314 I Love You Again.mp3
    39. Lux Radio Theater 440131 425 Random Harvest.mp3
    40. Matinee Theater 450107 12 Random Harvest.mp3
    41. Mr. And Mrs. North 500905 361 Million Dollar Murde.mp3
    42. My Favorite Husband 490225 033 Absentmindedness.mp3
    Volume 2 - 41 shows - total playtime 18 hours 10 minutes
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    1. Lux Radio Theater 470303 561 Somewhere In Night.mp3
    2. Majestics Master Of Mystery 340120 04 Phantom Spoilers.mp3
    3. March Of Time 371125 00x Labor Leader Taken For Ride.mp3
    4. Night Beat 501006 035 Kenny Day Amnesia Case.mp3
    5. Night Beat 510706 049 Bill Perrin Amnesia Case.mp3
    6. Night Surgeon 000000 Woman With Amnesia.mp3
    7. Nightbeat 510706 Bill Pernns Amnesia.mp3
    8. Obsession 000000 15 Amnesia Last Ten Minutes Only.mp3
    9. Pat Novak 490227 003 Dont Tell Hilda Akamarcia Halpern.mp3
    10. Philip Marlowe 491008 Open Window.mp3
    11. Philip Morris Playhouse 500506 Murder Needs An Artist.mp3
    12. Pwh 510311 127 Forget Me Not.mp3
    13. Quiet Please 480105 031 Little Visitor.mp3
    14. Richard Diamond 491126 E32 Case Of Amnesia.mp3
    15. Romance 460305 146 Random Harvest.mp3
    16. Romance 470430 184 Isles Of Spice And Lilies.mp3
    17. Rosemary 460626.mp3
    18. Saint 491113 Fake Amnesia Killer.mp3
    19. Saint 510225 Amnesia Victim.mp3
    20. Sam Spade 480711 B094 Wheel Of Life Caper.mp3
    21. Sam Spade 510216 C014 Soap Opera Caper.mp3
    22. Screen Directors Playhouse 491024 040 Love Letters.mp3
    23. Screen Guild Theater 440117 179 I Love You Again.mp3
    24. Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390815 86.mp3
    25. Space Patrol 530321 0025 Caverns Of Venus.mp3
    26. Suspense 431202 068 Black Curtain.mp3
    27. Suspense 450125 127 Drurys Bones Afrts.mp3
    28. Suspense 500608 388 Case Of Henri Vibard.mp3
    29. Suspense 520414 469 Mate Bram.mp3
    30. Suspense 541014 567 Lost.mp3
    31. Suspense 600828 868 Girl In Powder Blue Jag.mp3
    32. Terry Pirates 470116 Mind Slave.mp3
    33. Texas Rangers 520907 94 Alibi.mp3
    34. The Roy Rogers Show 540715 025 Song My Little Buckaroo.mp3
    35. Tifh 570213 1007 256 Ron Gets Amnesia.mp3
    36. Tiyfbi 460920 077 Diamond Studded Doublecross.mp3
    37. Virginia Lane 390302 Uncle Danny Has Disappeared V.mp3
    38. Whistler 420920 019 Fog.mp3
    39. Whistler 421004 021 Urge To Kill.mp3
    40. X Minus One 560222 039 Junkyard.mp3
    41. Ytjd 570428 534 Melancholy Memory Matter.mp3
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    83 recordings on 40 Audio CDs
    total playtime 37 hours, 18 min

    Disc A001

    1. Bulldog Drummond Yymmdd Mr Smith, Amnesiac
    2. Hermits Cave 08 Search For Life
    3. Jerry Of Circus 1930s Ep.13

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    Disc A002

    1. Night Surgeon 000000 Woman With Amnesia
    2. Obsession 000000 15 Amnesia Last Ten Minutes Only
    3. Majestics Master Of Mystery 340120 04 Phantom Spoilers
    4. Flash Gordon 350713 E11 Dr Zarkoff Shoots Cooks

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    Disc A003

    1. Flash Gordon 350720 E12 Flash Regains Memory
    2. Flash Gordon 350817 016 Avenging Shadow
    3. March Of Time 371125 00x Labor Leader Taken For Ride

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    Disc A004

    1. Virginia Lane 390302 Uncle Danny Has Disappeared V
    2. Fibber Mcgee And Molly 390314 Gildersleeve Memory Course
    3. Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390815 86

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    Disc A005

    1. Green Hornet 410614 Man Wanted For What

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    Disc A006

    1. Lux Radio Theater 410630 314 I Love You Again

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    Disc A007

    1. Whistler 420920 019 Fog
    2. Whistler 421004 021 Urge To Kill

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    Disc A008

    1. Burns And Allen 430629 39 Amnesia
    2. Suspense 431202 068 Black Curtain

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    Disc A009

    1. Screen Guild Theater 440117 179 I Love You Again

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    Disc A010

    1. Lux Radio Theater 440131 425 Random Harvest

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    Disc A011

    1. Amos Andy 440331 026 Long Lost Harold
    2. Lr 440616 1000 Candlelight

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    Disc A012

    1. Blondie 440917 Dagwood Gets Amnesia
    2. Matinee Theater 450107 12 Random Harvest

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    Disc A013

    1. Suspense 450125 127 Drurys Bones Afrts
    2. Haunting Hour 450728 E14 Unidentified Body

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    Disc A014

    1. Bergen Mccarthy 450909 W Keenan Wynn
    2. Boston Blackie 451108 Amnesia Victim

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    Disc A015

    1. Dick Tracy 460119 0014 Dark Corridor
    2. Romance 460305 146 Random Harvest
    3. Rosemary 460626

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    Disc A016

    1. Grand Marquee 460730 04 Hold That Memory 3244
    2. Tiyfbi 460920 077 Diamond Studded Doublecross

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    Disc A017

    1. Terry Pirates 470116 Mind Slave
    2. Dennis Day 470122 Dennis has Amnesia

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    Disc A018

    1. Lux Radio Theater 470303 561 Somewhere In Night

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    Disc A019

    1. Boston Blackie 470318 114 Sam Fishers Past
    2. Romance 470430 184 Isles Of Spice And Lilies

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    Disc A020

    1. Lr 470825 1502 When Memory Failed
    2. Quiet Please 480105 031 Little Visitor

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    Disc A021

    1. Sam Spade 480711 B094 Wheel Of Life Caper
    2. Jeff Regan 480925 Lady With No Name

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    Disc A022

    1. Coty 481004 0557 Extra Uniform
    2. Big Town 481130 456 I Remember Murder

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    Disc A023

    1. Inner Sanctum 490110 404 Murder Comes To Life
    2. Hallmark Playhouse 490217 E035 Random Harvest

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    Disc A024

    1. My Favorite Husband 490225 033 Absentmindedness
    2. Pat Novak 490227 003 Dont Tell Hilda Akamarcia Halpern

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    Disc A025

    1. Escape 490312 059 He Who Rides Tiger
    2. Coty 490325 0630 Letter To Killer

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    Disc A026

    1. Philip Marlowe 491008 Open Window
    2. Screen Directors Playhouse 491024 040 Love Letters

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    Disc A027

    1. Saint 491113 Fake Amnesia Killer
    2. Richard Diamond 491126 E32 Case Of Amnesia

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    Disc A028

    1. Dr Kildare 500426 13 Phillip Vancorts Amnesia
    2. Philip Morris Playhouse 500506 Murder Needs An Artist

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    Disc A029

    1. Suspense 500608 388 Case Of Henri Vibard
    2. Mr. And Mrs. North 500905 361 Million Dollar Murde

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    Disc A030

    1. Night Beat 501006 035 Kenny Day Amnesia Case
    2. Sam Spade 510216 C014 Soap Opera Caper

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    Disc A031

    1. Saint 510225 Amnesia Victim
    2. Pwh 510311 127 Forget Me Not

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    Disc A032

    1. Night Beat 510706 049 Bill Perrin Amnesia Case
    2. Nightbeat 510706 Bill Pernns Amnesia

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    Disc A033

    1. Dr Kildare 510803 80 Alice Bradley Amnesia Victim
    2. Its Higgins, Sir 510904 10 Higgins Gets Amnesia

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    Disc A034

    1. Harry Lime 520411 037 Manofmystery
    2. Suspense 520414 469 Mate Bram

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    Disc A035

    1. Texas Rangers 520907 94 Alibi
    2. Chase, 521123 26 Blackout 12848

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    Disc A036

    1. Ft 530211 305 Indispensable Man
    2. Space Patrol 530321 0025 Caverns Of Venus

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    Disc A037

    1. The Roy Rogers Show 540715 025 Song My Little Buckaroo
    2. Suspense 541014 567 Lost
    3. Lorenzo Jones 550113 Lorenzo Still Has Amnesia

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    Disc A038

    1. Ft 550504 419 Who Am I
    2. Lorenzo Jones 550624 Roger Craxtons Murder

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    Disc A039

    1. X Minus One 560222 039 Junkyard
    2. Tifh 570213 1007 256 Ron Gets Amnesia

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    Disc A040

    1. Ytjd 570428 534 Melancholy Memory Matter
    2. Fibber Mcgee And Molly 571221 1441 Taking Memory Course
    3. Suspense 600828 868 Girl In Powder Blue Jag

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