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The Black Book & The Man In Black

Hosted by Paul Frees, this talent filled old time radio show features the stories of almost perfect crimes asking audiences to listen for the criminal's mistake.

7 old time radio show recordings
available in the following formats:

1 MP3 CD
or
2 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from March 02, 1952:

"Vagabond Murder"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Crime (1951-1952)

Paul Frees With a name like The Black Book, you just know this radio showcased the various nefarious deeds of different bad guys. Each show featured a near perfect crime...NEAR perfect. There was always one fatal flaw that betrayed the bad guy. The audience at home was encouraged to listen for the flaw and solve the crime before the end of the show.

The narrator was the "Teller of Tales," voiced by prolific radio actor, Paul Frees. The Teller of Tales had a large collection of stories, most of them featuring someone working to commit the perfect murder or someone running away after committing the murder.

While the show featured some of the best talent on the West Coast such as Frees, Virginia Gregg, and John Dehner, only three episodes aired. Luckily for old-time radio fans of today, four audition shows are available.

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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.



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 48 min
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      7 shows - total playtime 1 hours 48 minutes
      1. Black Book 511121 (aud R1) Different Readings.mp3
      2. Black Book 511121 (aud R2) Different Readings.mp3
      3. Black Book 520217 (1) On Schedule.mp3
      4. Black Book 520224 (2) My Favorite Corpse.mp3
      5. Black Book 520302 (3) Vagabond Murder.mp3
      6. Man In Black 511121 Aud Perfect Murder (4 Different Vers)(.mp3
      7. Man In Black 520202 Aud Price Of The Head (v).mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 48 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      7 shows - total playtime 1 hours 48 minutes
      1. Black Book 511121 (aud R1) Different Readings.mp3
      2. Black Book 511121 (aud R2) Different Readings.mp3
      3. Black Book 520217 (1) On Schedule.mp3
      4. Black Book 520224 (2) My Favorite Corpse.mp3
      5. Black Book 520302 (3) Vagabond Murder.mp3
      6. Man In Black 511121 Aud Perfect Murder (4 Different Vers)(.mp3
      7. Man In Black 520202 Aud Price Of The Head (v).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



    7 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 48 min

    Disc A001

    1. Black Book 511121 (aud R1) Different Readings
    2. Black Book 511121 (aud R2) Different Readings
    3. Man In Black 511121 Aud Perfect Murder (4 Different Vers)(
    4. Man In Black 520202 Aud Price Of The Head (v)

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Black Book 520217 (1) On Schedule
    2. Black Book 520224 (2) My Favorite Corpse
    3. Black Book 520302 (3) Vagabond Murder

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00