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Beat the Band

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 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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15 Audio CDs


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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Musical Quiz Show (1940-1941, revived in 1943-1944)

Kix brand advertisementBeat the Bandraleigh cigarettes ad, sponsor of Beat the BandA war-time radio musical-quiz program, the first season of Beat the Band was sponsored by that ready-to-eat corn cereal, Kix and hosted by Gary Moore. Radio listeners sent in music title questions such as "What song title tells you what Cinderella might have said if she awoke one morning and found that her foot had grown too large for the glass slipper?

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Band members then had to figure out the riddle and play the song (the answer is "Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?). Listeners received $10 per question that was used on the air. If they could stump the musician, i.e. "Beat the Band, they received $20 and a box of Kix. Musicians who missed the answer had to "feed the kitty, meaning they had to toss half-dollars onto the bass drum (something audience members loved to hear). The musician who scored the most points then got to take home the kitty.The second season of Beat the Band came during the war years and was hosted by "The Incomparable Hildegarde."

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It began as a summer replacement for The Red Skelton Show, but ended up lasting over a year. Sponsored by Raleigh Cigarettes, the format was the same except that radio listeners won $25 and a pack of Raleighs for beating the band. Also, instead of "feeding the kitty with half-dollars, musicians tossed packs of Raleighs on the bass drum to be sent to soldiers overseas.

For more rare quiz programs, see also:Rare Game Show Collection. See also: Stop the Music.

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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.



    29 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 20 min
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      29 shows - total playtime 14 hours 20 minutes
      1. Beat Band 400109 000 Goody Goodbye Audition Show.mp3
      2. Beat Band 400128 001 Youre Lucky Guy.mp3
      3. Beat Band 400218 004 Say, Si Si.mp3
      4. Beat Band 400225 005 Goody Goodbye.mp3
      5. Beat Band 400310 007 Goody Goodbye.mp3
      6. Beat Band 400317 008 Wearin Of Green.mp3
      7. Beat Band 400324 009 Ma, Hes Makin Eyes At Me.mp3
      8. Beat Band 400331 010 I Got My Eyes On You.mp3
      9. Beat Band 400407 011 You Little Heartbreaker You.mp3
      10. Beat Band 400526 018 Oh, Golly, Im In Love.mp3
      11. Beat Band 400616 021 Knit One, Pearl Two.mp3
      12. Beat Band 400623 022 Take Your Girlie To Movies.mp3
      13. Beat Band 400630 023 Manhattan Moon And You.mp3
      14. Beat Band 400707 024 Get That Moon Out Of Your Eyes.mp3
      15. Beat Band 400721 027 It Seems Like Month Of Sundays.mp3
      16. Beat Band 400728 028 I Hear Bluebirds.mp3
      17. Beat Band 400811 029 Im Nobodys Baby.mp3
      18. Beat Band 400818 030 Theres Great Day Coming, Manana.mp3
      19. Beat Band 400908 035 Calicanga.mp3
      20. Beat Band 400929 036 It Feels Like Month Of Sundays.mp3
      21. Beat Band 401006 037 Down Argentine Way.mp3
      22. Beat Band 401020 039 Whos Who In Your Heart.mp3
      23. Beat Band 401208 047 Toot That Trumpet.mp3
      24. Beat Band 401215 048 Lady With Red Hair.mp3
      25. Beat Band 401229 049 How About You.mp3
      26. Beat Band 410105 050 Its High Time.mp3
      27. Beat Band 410209 055 Love Is.mp3
      28. Beat Band 440301 095 Pack Up Toubles In Your Old Kit Bag.mp3
      29. Beat Band 440802 117 With Eddie Mayhoff And Harry Solnick.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    29 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 20 min
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      29 shows - total playtime 14 hours 20 minutes
      1. Beat Band 400109 000 Goody Goodbye Audition Show.mp3
      2. Beat Band 400128 001 Youre Lucky Guy.mp3
      3. Beat Band 400218 004 Say, Si Si.mp3
      4. Beat Band 400225 005 Goody Goodbye.mp3
      5. Beat Band 400310 007 Goody Goodbye.mp3
      6. Beat Band 400317 008 Wearin Of Green.mp3
      7. Beat Band 400324 009 Ma, Hes Makin Eyes At Me.mp3
      8. Beat Band 400331 010 I Got My Eyes On You.mp3
      9. Beat Band 400407 011 You Little Heartbreaker You.mp3
      10. Beat Band 400526 018 Oh, Golly, Im In Love.mp3
      11. Beat Band 400616 021 Knit One, Pearl Two.mp3
      12. Beat Band 400623 022 Take Your Girlie To Movies.mp3
      13. Beat Band 400630 023 Manhattan Moon And You.mp3
      14. Beat Band 400707 024 Get That Moon Out Of Your Eyes.mp3
      15. Beat Band 400721 027 It Seems Like Month Of Sundays.mp3
      16. Beat Band 400728 028 I Hear Bluebirds.mp3
      17. Beat Band 400811 029 Im Nobodys Baby.mp3
      18. Beat Band 400818 030 Theres Great Day Coming, Manana.mp3
      19. Beat Band 400908 035 Calicanga.mp3
      20. Beat Band 400929 036 It Feels Like Month Of Sundays.mp3
      21. Beat Band 401006 037 Down Argentine Way.mp3
      22. Beat Band 401020 039 Whos Who In Your Heart.mp3
      23. Beat Band 401208 047 Toot That Trumpet.mp3
      24. Beat Band 401215 048 Lady With Red Hair.mp3
      25. Beat Band 401229 049 How About You.mp3
      26. Beat Band 410105 050 Its High Time.mp3
      27. Beat Band 410209 055 Love Is.mp3
      28. Beat Band 440301 095 Pack Up Toubles In Your Old Kit Bag.mp3
      29. Beat Band 440802 117 With Eddie Mayhoff And Harry Solnick.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



    29 recordings on 15 Audio CDs
    total playtime 14 hours, 20 min

    Disc A001

    1. Beat Band 400109 000 Goody Goodbye Audition Show
    2. Beat Band 400128 001 Youre Lucky Guy

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    Disc A002

    1. Beat Band 400218 004 Say, Si Si
    2. Beat Band 400225 005 Goody Goodbye

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    Disc A003

    1. Beat Band 400310 007 Goody Goodbye
    2. Beat Band 400317 008 Wearin Of Green

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    Disc A004

    1. Beat Band 400324 009 Ma, Hes Makin Eyes At Me
    2. Beat Band 400331 010 I Got My Eyes On You

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    Disc A005

    1. Beat Band 400407 011 You Little Heartbreaker You
    2. Beat Band 400526 018 Oh, Golly, Im In Love

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    Disc A006

    1. Beat Band 400616 021 Knit One, Pearl Two
    2. Beat Band 400623 022 Take Your Girlie To Movies

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    Disc A007

    1. Beat Band 400630 023 Manhattan Moon And You
    2. Beat Band 400707 024 Get That Moon Out Of Your Eyes

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    Disc A008

    1. Beat Band 400721 027 It Seems Like Month Of Sundays
    2. Beat Band 400728 028 I Hear Bluebirds

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    Disc A009

    1. Beat Band 400811 029 Im Nobodys Baby
    2. Beat Band 400818 030 Theres Great Day Coming, Manana

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    Disc A010

    1. Beat Band 400908 035 Calicanga
    2. Beat Band 400929 036 It Feels Like Month Of Sundays

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    Disc A011

    1. Beat Band 401006 037 Down Argentine Way
    2. Beat Band 401020 039 Whos Who In Your Heart

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    Disc A012

    1. Beat Band 401208 047 Toot That Trumpet
    2. Beat Band 401215 048 Lady With Red Hair

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    Disc A013

    1. Beat Band 401229 049 How About You
    2. Beat Band 410105 050 Its High Time

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    Disc A014

    1. Beat Band 410209 055 Love Is
    2. Beat Band 440301 095 Pack Up Toubles In Your Old Kit Bag

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    Disc A015

    1. Beat Band 440802 117 With Eddie Mayhoff And Harry Solnick

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00