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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.

4 old time radio show recordings
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About this Old Time Radio Show

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B.A. Rolfe was an actor, musician, bandleader, vaudevillian, and film producer in the early part of the twentieth century.  Known as "The Boy Trumpet Wonder" while touring with his father as a teenager, he inspired Louis Armstrong to work to reach those difficult high notes on the trumpet. In addition to the cornet, Rolfe also played the piccolo.

BA RolfeIn 1914, Rolfe began producing silent films but by 1918, he was having financial difficulties even though he produced over 100 films. After Rolfe Photoplays folded, he worked as a producer and director for several film companies. In 1920, he went back to music  appearing as a soloist, instructor and a producer of vaudeville shows.

After working with several orchestras, Rolfe formed his own dance orchestra. Their performances from the Palais D'Or restaurant and nightclub were broadcast live over the radio.  His four week contract turned into a four year run.  He continued his radio broadcasting career on the Lucky Strike Dance Hour as both bandleader and announcer. After the Lucky Strike Dance Hour ended, Rolfe and his orchestra continued broadcasting until the late 1930s with different sponsors including Ivory Soap, Hudson Autrepomobiles and, finally, Ripley's Believe It or Not.

By the early 1940s, Rolfe's radio career was beginning to wind down. In 1942, he organized an all-female orchestra and toured the country playing patriotic songs. Rolfe died in 1956 in Walpole, MA.

Other musical program include: Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Harry James Show, Johnny Mercer Collection, and Kay Kyser (Kollege of Musical Knowledge).

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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.



    4 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 49 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 0 hours 49 minutes
      1. B A Rolfe And His Orchestra 340626.mp3
      2. B A Rolfe And His Orchestra 340629 Gotta Get Up-Go To Work.mp3
      3. B A Rolfe And His Orchestra 340702.mp3
      4. B A Rolfe And His Orchestra 340704 Its Swingy Little Thingy.mp3
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    4 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 49 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 0 hours 49 minutes
      1. B A Rolfe And His Orchestra 340626.mp3
      2. B A Rolfe And His Orchestra 340629 Gotta Get Up-Go To Work.mp3
      3. B A Rolfe And His Orchestra 340702.mp3
      4. B A Rolfe And His Orchestra 340704 Its Swingy Little Thingy.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



    4 recordings on 1 Audio CD
    total playtime 0 hours, 49 min

    Disc A001

    1. B A Rolfe And His Orchestra 340626
    2. B A Rolfe And His Orchestra 340629 Gotta Get Up-Go To Work
    3. B A Rolfe And His Orchestra 340702
    4. B A Rolfe And His Orchestra 340704 Its Swingy Little Thingy

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00