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Best of All

This radio program salutes America's most important and famous composers from musical comedy, operetta, and movie scores, presenting some of their most memorable music.

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

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George GershwinCole PorterSpend time with America's most outstanding composers when you listen to radio's Best of All. The show celebrated American composers from musical comedy, operetta, and movie scores. Singers, backed by Skitch Henderson and the orchestra, presented music by such composers as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Vincent Youmans, Cole Porter and many more. The show provided commentary about the composer, the song, or about an operetta.

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The show debuted on June 14, 1954 as a half-hour show then  moved to a one hour show on June 28. Singers who appeared on the show included Sara Flemming, Clark Dennis, Donald Graham, Vic Damone, Sylvia Michaels, Jack Haskill  and the Textor Singers with announcer Kenneth Banghart. Best of All ended in May 1955.

If you like great music, you'll probably like these shows: Bell Telephone Hour Encores, Call For Music, Carnation Contented Hour, Cavalcade of Music, Columbia Presents, The Enchanted Hour, Kraft Music Hall, Live from Birdland, Manhattan Merry-Go-Round, Metropolitan Opera, Music and the Muse, Music Rarities, NBC Bandstand, Radio Hall of Fame, Swingtime, and Your Hit Parade.

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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.



    37 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 30 hours, 30 min
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    Volume 1 - 19 shows - total playtime 17 hours 20 minutes
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    1. Best Of All 540614 01 Vincent Youmans.mp3
    2. Best Of All 540621 02 Richard Rodgers And Lorenz Hart.mp3
    3. Best Of All 540628 03 Richard Rodgers And Oscar Hammerstein.mp3
    4. Best Of All 540705 04 Cole Porter.mp3
    5. Best Of All 540712 05 George Gershwin.mp3
    6. Best Of All 540719 06 Various American Composers.mp3
    7. Best Of All 540927 07 Jerome Kern Brigadoon.mp3
    8. Best Of All 541004 08 Irving Berlin.mp3
    9. Best Of All 541011 09 Judy Garland Tribute.mp3
    10. Best Of All 541018 10 David Rose.mp3
    11. Best Of All 541025 11 American Musical Comedies.mp3
    12. Best Of All 541101 12 Oscar Hammerstein Ii Carmen Jones.mp3
    13. Best Of All 541108 13 Fanny.mp3
    14. Best Of All 541115 14 Last Time I Saw Paris.mp3
    15. Best Of All 541122 15 Outstanding Musical Compositions.mp3
    16. Best Of All 541129 16 Sigmond Romberg Deep In My Heart.mp3
    17. Best Of All 541206 17 40 th Anniversary Salute To Ascap.mp3
    18. Best Of All 541213 18 Theres No Business Like Show Business.mp3
    19. Best Of All 541220 19 Small One.mp3
    Volume 2 - 18 shows - total playtime 13 hours 10 minutes
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    1. Best Of All 541227 20 Best Of Best Of All.mp3
    2. Best Of All 550103 21 Victor Herbert.mp3
    3. Best Of All 550110 22 Rudolph Friml.mp3
    4. Best Of All 550117 23 Eddie Sauter And Bill Finnegan.mp3
    5. Best Of All 550124 24 Gian Carlo Menotti.mp3
    6. Best Of All 550131 25 Jerome Kern.mp3
    7. Best Of All 550207 26 Cinerama Holiday.mp3
    8. Best Of All 550214 27 Salute Natl Assoc Negro Musicians.mp3
    9. Best Of All 550221 28 Variety Of Composers.mp3
    10. Best Of All 550228 29 Passions Pink Imprsns Famous Paintings.mp3
    11. Best Of All 550307 30 Hit Deck.mp3
    12. Best Of All 550314 31 Plain And Fancy.mp3
    13. Best Of All 550321 32 Spring.mp3
    14. Best Of All 550328 33 Seven Little Foys.mp3
    15. Best Of All 550418 34 Steve Allen.mp3
    16. Best Of All 550425 35 Lionel Barrymore.mp3
    17. Best Of All 550502 36 National Music Week.mp3
    18. Best Of All 550509 37 Fifty Years Of Operatic Singing.mp3
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    37 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 30 hours, 30 min
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    Volume 1 - 19 shows - total playtime 17 hours 20 minutes
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    1. Best Of All 540614 01 Vincent Youmans.mp3
    2. Best Of All 540621 02 Richard Rodgers And Lorenz Hart.mp3
    3. Best Of All 540628 03 Richard Rodgers And Oscar Hammerstein.mp3
    4. Best Of All 540705 04 Cole Porter.mp3
    5. Best Of All 540712 05 George Gershwin.mp3
    6. Best Of All 540719 06 Various American Composers.mp3
    7. Best Of All 540927 07 Jerome Kern Brigadoon.mp3
    8. Best Of All 541004 08 Irving Berlin.mp3
    9. Best Of All 541011 09 Judy Garland Tribute.mp3
    10. Best Of All 541018 10 David Rose.mp3
    11. Best Of All 541025 11 American Musical Comedies.mp3
    12. Best Of All 541101 12 Oscar Hammerstein Ii Carmen Jones.mp3
    13. Best Of All 541108 13 Fanny.mp3
    14. Best Of All 541115 14 Last Time I Saw Paris.mp3
    15. Best Of All 541122 15 Outstanding Musical Compositions.mp3
    16. Best Of All 541129 16 Sigmond Romberg Deep In My Heart.mp3
    17. Best Of All 541206 17 40 th Anniversary Salute To Ascap.mp3
    18. Best Of All 541213 18 Theres No Business Like Show Business.mp3
    19. Best Of All 541220 19 Small One.mp3
    Volume 2 - 18 shows - total playtime 13 hours 10 minutes
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    1. Best Of All 541227 20 Best Of Best Of All.mp3
    2. Best Of All 550103 21 Victor Herbert.mp3
    3. Best Of All 550110 22 Rudolph Friml.mp3
    4. Best Of All 550117 23 Eddie Sauter And Bill Finnegan.mp3
    5. Best Of All 550124 24 Gian Carlo Menotti.mp3
    6. Best Of All 550131 25 Jerome Kern.mp3
    7. Best Of All 550207 26 Cinerama Holiday.mp3
    8. Best Of All 550214 27 Salute Natl Assoc Negro Musicians.mp3
    9. Best Of All 550221 28 Variety Of Composers.mp3
    10. Best Of All 550228 29 Passions Pink Imprsns Famous Paintings.mp3
    11. Best Of All 550307 30 Hit Deck.mp3
    12. Best Of All 550314 31 Plain And Fancy.mp3
    13. Best Of All 550321 32 Spring.mp3
    14. Best Of All 550328 33 Seven Little Foys.mp3
    15. Best Of All 550418 34 Steve Allen.mp3
    16. Best Of All 550425 35 Lionel Barrymore.mp3
    17. Best Of All 550502 36 National Music Week.mp3
    18. Best Of All 550509 37 Fifty Years Of Operatic Singing.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



    37 recordings on 36 Audio CDs
    total playtime 30 hours, 30 min

    Disc A001

    1. Best Of All 540614 01 Vincent Youmans
    2. Best Of All 540621 02 Richard Rodgers And Lorenz Hart

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    Disc A002

    1. Best Of All 540628 03 Richard Rodgers And Oscar Hammerstein

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    Disc A003

    1. Best Of All 540705 04 Cole Porter

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    Disc A004

    1. Best Of All 540712 05 George Gershwin

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    Disc A005

    1. Best Of All 540719 06 Various American Composers

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    Disc A006

    1. Best Of All 540927 07 Jerome Kern Brigadoon

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    Disc A007

    1. Best Of All 541004 08 Irving Berlin

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    Disc A008

    1. Best Of All 541011 09 Judy Garland Tribute

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    Disc A009

    1. Best Of All 541018 10 David Rose

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    Disc A010

    1. Best Of All 541025 11 American Musical Comedies

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    Disc A011

    1. Best Of All 541101 12 Oscar Hammerstein Ii Carmen Jones

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    Disc A012

    1. Best Of All 541108 13 Fanny

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    Disc A013

    1. Best Of All 541115 14 Last Time I Saw Paris

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    Disc A014

    1. Best Of All 541122 15 Outstanding Musical Compositions

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    Disc A015

    1. Best Of All 541129 16 Sigmond Romberg Deep In My Heart

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    Disc A016

    1. Best Of All 541206 17 40 th Anniversary Salute To Ascap

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    Disc A017

    1. Best Of All 541213 18 Theres No Business Like Show Business

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    Disc A018

    1. Best Of All 541220 19 Small One

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    Disc A019

    1. Best Of All 541227 20 Best Of Best Of All

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    Disc A020

    1. Best Of All 550103 21 Victor Herbert

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    Disc A021

    1. Best Of All 550110 22 Rudolph Friml

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    Disc A022

    1. Best Of All 550117 23 Eddie Sauter And Bill Finnegan

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    Disc A023

    1. Best Of All 550124 24 Gian Carlo Menotti

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    Disc A024

    1. Best Of All 550131 25 Jerome Kern

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    Disc A025

    1. Best Of All 550207 26 Cinerama Holiday

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    Disc A026

    1. Best Of All 550214 27 Salute Natl Assoc Negro Musicians

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    Disc A027

    1. Best Of All 550221 28 Variety Of Composers

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    Disc A028

    1. Best Of All 550228 29 Passions Pink Imprsns Famous Paintings

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    Disc A029

    1. Best Of All 550307 30 Hit Deck

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    Disc A030

    1. Best Of All 550314 31 Plain And Fancy

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    Disc A031

    1. Best Of All 550321 32 Spring

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    Disc A032

    1. Best Of All 550328 33 Seven Little Foys

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    Disc A033

    1. Best Of All 550418 34 Steve Allen

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    Disc A034

    1. Best Of All 550425 35 Lionel Barrymore

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    Disc A035

    1. Best Of All 550502 36 National Music Week

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    Disc A036

    1. Best Of All 550509 37 Fifty Years Of Operatic Singing

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