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Betty Hutton Collection

includes appearances by the blonde bombshell and comedian on The Pepsodent Show (Bob Hope), It's Time To Smile, The Charlie McCarthy Show, Radio Hall of Fame, and Radio Hall of Fame showcasing Hutton's singing and acting and all-around compelling personality.

16 old time radio show recordings
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10 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from November 13, 1943:

"Command Performance"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Betty HuttonActresses, singers, dancers: we call these people entertainers.  They are celebrities and artists, influencers of public taste, but first and foremost they are there to entertain, to make us happy.

Betty HuttonIt's an odd exchange, flipping on a television or a radio to be brought joy by a complete stranger, someone who will never meet us but who imagines us among the vast audience she is trying to entertain.  Why do we turn to these strangers?  Maybe it's just because they have a knack for making us smile, for making our day less drab.

Betty Hutton, vivacious, sexy, brassy, could light up a collective consciousness even if she herself led a rough and dark life.

Betty grew up in a broken home in Michigan, singing in a speakeasy at the age when most kids are learning the alphabet. She and her sister had to hit the road and live a vagabond's life with their mother, who was often in trouble with the law.

Later in life, looking back, Hutton said, candidly, "My marriages have not been happy, my children didn't bring me happiness, nothing has brought me true happiness until I discovered Catholicism."  She referred to a conversion that took place at mid-life after she'd left show business.  Elaborating on her marriages, she commented, "My husbands all fell in love with Betty Hutton.  None of them fell in love with me."

Perhaps bringing joy to others is an attempt to find it ourselves.

Betty HuttonCommand Performance took as its explicit mission the entertaining of others.  The show went out to the WWII troops and took requests from them.  A lot of them wanted to hear the blonde with the booming voice, Betty Hutton.  She took the mic on the show several times, belting out her top hits in a voice that couldn't have been more perfect were soldiers.  She had a bit of the tomboy in her sound--no silk or satin, the anti-lounge singer.  Her words slammed out with attitude.

On the show, she entertained with "Murder, He says," and other popular numbers.  She co-starred in episodes with the likes of Dorothy Lamour, Bob Burns, Judy Garland, Rita Hayworth, and Freeman and Gosden, the voices of Amos 'n Andy.  

Also lucky enough to have Ms. Hutton were The Pepsodent Show (Bob Hope), It's Time To Smile, The Charlie McCarthy Show, and Radio Hall of Fame.

She also starred on an episode of Hedda Hopper's Hollywood with two memorable songs, including a rare ballad.  She also plugged her movie, "Let's Dance."

The Betty Hutton Collection includes these appearances, showcasing Hutton's singing and acting and all-around compelling personality.

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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.



    16 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 23 min
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      16 shows - total playtime 8 hours 23 minutes
      1. Bob Hope 420120 Edward Everett Horton.mp3
      2. Bob Hope 420303 140 Babe Ruth.mp3
      3. Cmd Perf 420602 Mickey Rooney, Amos N Andy, Harry James.mp3
      4. Cmd Perf 420825 Red Skelton, Betty Hutton, Benny Goodman.mp3
      5. Cmd Perf 430213 Rita Hayworth, Burns And Allen, Betty Hutton.mp3
      6. Cmd Perf 430605 Betty Hutton, Amos N Andy, Woody Herman.mp3
      7. Cmd Perf 431002 Don Ameche King Cole Trio Betty Hutton.mp3
      8. Cmd Perf 431113 Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton.mp3
      9. Cmd Perf 440506 Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton.mp3
      10. Cmd Perf 440708 Claudette Colbert A.Hale Durante R.Colmamn.mp3
      11. Cmd Perf 460117 Army Nurse Corps Anniversary Show.mp3
      12. Edgar Bergen 470928 Betty Hutton.mp3
      13. Hedda Hopper Show 501104 Joseph Cotton.mp3
      14. Hollywood Byline 500427 19 Betty Hutton.mp3
      15. Its Time To Smile 430127 099 Rudy Vallee Jimmy Mchugh.mp3
      16. Radio Hall Of Fame 450107 058 Now And Then.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    16 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 23 min
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      16 shows - total playtime 8 hours 23 minutes
      1. Bob Hope 420120 Edward Everett Horton.mp3
      2. Bob Hope 420303 140 Babe Ruth.mp3
      3. Cmd Perf 420602 Mickey Rooney, Amos N Andy, Harry James.mp3
      4. Cmd Perf 420825 Red Skelton, Betty Hutton, Benny Goodman.mp3
      5. Cmd Perf 430213 Rita Hayworth, Burns And Allen, Betty Hutton.mp3
      6. Cmd Perf 430605 Betty Hutton, Amos N Andy, Woody Herman.mp3
      7. Cmd Perf 431002 Don Ameche King Cole Trio Betty Hutton.mp3
      8. Cmd Perf 431113 Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton.mp3
      9. Cmd Perf 440506 Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton.mp3
      10. Cmd Perf 440708 Claudette Colbert A.Hale Durante R.Colmamn.mp3
      11. Cmd Perf 460117 Army Nurse Corps Anniversary Show.mp3
      12. Edgar Bergen 470928 Betty Hutton.mp3
      13. Hedda Hopper Show 501104 Joseph Cotton.mp3
      14. Hollywood Byline 500427 19 Betty Hutton.mp3
      15. Its Time To Smile 430127 099 Rudy Vallee Jimmy Mchugh.mp3
      16. Radio Hall Of Fame 450107 058 Now And Then.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



    16 recordings on 10 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 23 min

    Disc A001

    1. Bob Hope 420120 Edward Everett Horton
    2. Bob Hope 420303 140 Babe Ruth

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    Disc A002

    1. Cmd Perf 420602 Mickey Rooney, Amos N Andy, Harry James
    2. Cmd Perf 420825 Red Skelton, Betty Hutton, Benny Goodman

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    Disc A003

    1. Its Time To Smile 430127 099 Rudy Vallee Jimmy Mchugh
    2. Cmd Perf 430213 Rita Hayworth, Burns And Allen, Betty Hutton

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    Disc A004

    1. Cmd Perf 430605 Betty Hutton, Amos N Andy, Woody Herman
    2. Cmd Perf 431002 Don Ameche King Cole Trio Betty Hutton

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    Disc A005

    1. Cmd Perf 431113 Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton
    2. Cmd Perf 440506 Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton

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    Disc A006

    1. Cmd Perf 440708 Claudette Colbert A.Hale Durante R.Colmamn

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    Disc A007

    1. Radio Hall Of Fame 450107 058 Now And Then

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    Disc A008

    1. Cmd Perf 460117 Army Nurse Corps Anniversary Show
    2. Edgar Bergen 470928 Betty Hutton

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    Disc A009

    1. Hollywood Byline 500427 19 Betty Hutton

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    Disc A010

    1. Hedda Hopper Show 501104 Joseph Cotton

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