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Broadway in Review

Anchored by the post-War swing tunes of Russ Case and His Orchestra, the Navy Recruiting Service put together a show featuring Broadway singers and swing music.

14 old time radio show recordings
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"Episode 16: Big Wide Wonderful World with George Hicks Announcing"



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Russ Case
Opening to the big band strains of Anchor's Aweigh, the syndicated Broadway In Review was anchored by the post-War swing tunes of Russ Case and His Orchestra. Case was a highly sought after studio musician and arranger in his mid 20's, and became an important part of Perry Como's success during the 1940s. Case was a self taught musician and arranger, but he was good enough to stay employed throughout the big band era.

When the Navy Recruiting Service wanted to put together a show featuring Broadway singers and swing music, they teamed the Russ Case Orchestra with "Mr. Broadway himself", columnist Danton Walker. Each show opens with an introduction by announcer George Hicks followed by Walker giving the name of the episode's featured singer. After a number by the Orchestra, Hicks will plug the featured Naval department, whether the Nursing Corp, Aviation Cadet School or Enlisted Technical Skills Training. Walker interviews the guest and draws a song out, which leaves time for another Navy plug and a closing number from the Orchestra.

The link between good music and recruiting young people to go to sea in service of their Nation seems somewhat tenuous, but the Navy Recruiting Service always seems to get the best and most entertaining acts on the air.

For more well-done military-sponsored music programs, see also the Air Force recruitment show, A Serenade in Blue. Additional military music programs include: Lets Go To Town, Guard Sessions, Battle Stations, Music America Loves Best, Navy Swings, Theater of Hits, and US Navy Shows. See also: Voice of the Army.

Russ Case as Musical Director on Broadway (far right)

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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.



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 21 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 3 hours 21 minutes
      1. BroadwayReview 05 Opus Number One Allen Prescott.mp3
      2. BroadwayReview 06 Big Noise Winnetka Allen Prescott.mp3
      3. BroadwayReview 15 Take Atrain George Hicks.mp3
      4. BroadwayReview 16 Big Wide Wonderful World George Hicks.mp3
      5. BroadwayReview 17 I Cant Give Anything But Love George Hicks.mp3
      6. BroadwayReview 18 Carioca George Hicks.mp3
      7. BroadwayReview 19 South Rampart Street Parade George Hicks.mp3
      8. BroadwayReview 20 Forty Second Street George Hicks.mp3
      9. BroadwayReview 23 Youre Driving Me Crazy George Hicks.mp3
      10. BroadwayReview 24 No Business Like Show Business.mp3
      11. BroadwayReview 25 Juke Bo Saturday Night George Hicks.mp3
      12. BroadwayReview 26 Manhattan George Hicks.mp3
      13. BroadwayReview 530830 Kitty Kallen.mp3
      14. BroadwayReview 541011 Annette Warren.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 21 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 3 hours 21 minutes
      1. BroadwayReview 05 Opus Number One Allen Prescott.mp3
      2. BroadwayReview 06 Big Noise Winnetka Allen Prescott.mp3
      3. BroadwayReview 15 Take Atrain George Hicks.mp3
      4. BroadwayReview 16 Big Wide Wonderful World George Hicks.mp3
      5. BroadwayReview 17 I Cant Give Anything But Love George Hicks.mp3
      6. BroadwayReview 18 Carioca George Hicks.mp3
      7. BroadwayReview 19 South Rampart Street Parade George Hicks.mp3
      8. BroadwayReview 20 Forty Second Street George Hicks.mp3
      9. BroadwayReview 23 Youre Driving Me Crazy George Hicks.mp3
      10. BroadwayReview 24 No Business Like Show Business.mp3
      11. BroadwayReview 25 Juke Bo Saturday Night George Hicks.mp3
      12. BroadwayReview 26 Manhattan George Hicks.mp3
      13. BroadwayReview 530830 Kitty Kallen.mp3
      14. BroadwayReview 541011 Annette Warren.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



    14 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 21 min

    Disc A001

    1. BroadwayReview 05 Opus Number One Allen Prescott
    2. BroadwayReview 06 Big Noise Winnetka Allen Prescott
    3. BroadwayReview 15 Take Atrain George Hicks
    4. BroadwayReview 16 Big Wide Wonderful World George Hicks

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    Disc A002

    1. BroadwayReview 17 I Cant Give Anything But Love George Hicks
    2. BroadwayReview 18 Carioca George Hicks
    3. BroadwayReview 19 South Rampart Street Parade George Hicks
    4. BroadwayReview 20 Forty Second Street George Hicks
    5. BroadwayReview 23 Youre Driving Me Crazy George Hicks

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    Disc A003

    1. BroadwayReview 24 No Business Like Show Business
    2. BroadwayReview 25 Juke Bo Saturday Night George Hicks
    3. BroadwayReview 26 Manhattan George Hicks
    4. BroadwayReview 530830 Kitty Kallen

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    Disc A004

    1. BroadwayReview 541011 Annette Warren

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