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Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street

Swing music is all about having fun, and one of the ways that Swing musicians have fun was by making fun of the more serious classical music scene. Featuring Milton Cross, the normally serious announcer for the Metropolitan Opera. Update: 29 additional broadcasts

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37 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 17 hours, 12 min)
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Musical Satire; a swing show that lampooned the classics (1940-52)

"Good evening, lovers of fine music. Welcome to the no-doubt world-famous Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street, and another concert dedicated to the perpetuation of the three B's - barrelhouse, boogie-woogie, and the blues."

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Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street was molded in the essence that it would be verbally satirical, but when the music started, it produced one of the best swing music on the air. To add more humor to the show, the announcer was Milton Cross, the long-lasting announcer to the sallow-faced Metropolitan Opera broadcasts. Milton would pile on long-haired grandeur upon the commonest distributor of rhythm and blues.

The show served as the launching pad for the venerable Dinah Shore and included appearances by artists such as Eddie Condon. Milton Cross once said that "she starts a fire by rubbing two notes together," which explains the nickname "the one-woman torchlight parade." With star-studded power like this, Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street guarantees a swingin' good

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    37 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 17 hours, 12 min
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      37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 12 minutes
      1. Chamber Music Society 400505 When My Sugar Walks Down Street.mp3
      2. Chamber Music Society 400616 Beale Street Blues.mp3
      3. Chamber Music Society 400623 Twelfth Street Rag.mp3
      4. Chamber Music Society 400714 Eccentric.mp3
      5. Chamber Music Society 400804 Mighty Like Blues.mp3
      6. Chamber Music Society 400819 My Gal Sal.mp3
      7. Chamber Music Society 401021 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans.mp3
      8. Chamber Music Society 410106 Stompin At Savoy.mp3
      9. Chamber Music Society 410217 Soft Winds.mp3
      10. Chamber Music Society 410526 In Hall Of Mountain King.mp3
      11. Chamber Music Society 410616 Beale Street Blues.mp3
      12. Chamber Music Society 410623 Black Eyes.mp3
      13. Chamber Music Society 410630 Ida.mp3
      14. Chamber Music Society 410707 Flying Home.mp3
      15. Chamber Music Society 410714 March Of Goons.mp3
      16. Chamber Music Society 410721 Carry Me Back To Old Virginny.mp3
      17. Chamber Music Society 410728 Kerry Dance.mp3
      18. Chamber Music Society 410804 Spanish Dance.mp3
      19. Chamber Music Society 410811 Amapola.mp3
      20. Chamber Music Society 410901 Dixieland One Step.mp3
      21. Chamber Music Society 410908 Overture From Marriage Figaro.mp3
      22. Chamber Music Society 411022 Ida.mp3
      23. Chamber Music Society 411029 Dixieland One Step.mp3
      24. Chamber Music Society 411217 Everybody Step.mp3
      25. Chamber Music Society 430926 Guests Olsen And Johnson.mp3
      26. Chamber Music Society 440213 Whos Sorry Now Afrs21.mp3
      27. Chamber Music Society 440924 Milton Coss.mp3
      28. Chamber Music Society 500708 Alexanders Ragtime Band Afrs001.mp3
      29. Chamber Music Society 500729 Sweet Georgia Brown Afrs004.mp3
      30. Chamber Music Society 520228 Army Recr.mp3
      31. Chamber Music Society 520412 Guest.mp3
      32. Chamber Music Society 520419 Thats Aplenty.mp3
      33. Chamber Music Society 520503 Sweet Georgia Brown.mp3
      34. Chamber Music Society 520510 Jazz Me Blues.mp3
      35. Chamber Music Society 520719 Riverboat Shuffle Last Episode.mp3
      36. Chamber Music Society Black Bottom Afrs21.mp3
      37. Chamber Music Society Keep Smiling Afrs23.mp3
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    total playtime 17 hours, 12 min
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      37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 12 minutes
      1. Chamber Music Society 400505 When My Sugar Walks Down Street.mp3
      2. Chamber Music Society 400616 Beale Street Blues.mp3
      3. Chamber Music Society 400623 Twelfth Street Rag.mp3
      4. Chamber Music Society 400714 Eccentric.mp3
      5. Chamber Music Society 400804 Mighty Like Blues.mp3
      6. Chamber Music Society 400819 My Gal Sal.mp3
      7. Chamber Music Society 401021 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans.mp3
      8. Chamber Music Society 410106 Stompin At Savoy.mp3
      9. Chamber Music Society 410217 Soft Winds.mp3
      10. Chamber Music Society 410526 In Hall Of Mountain King.mp3
      11. Chamber Music Society 410616 Beale Street Blues.mp3
      12. Chamber Music Society 410623 Black Eyes.mp3
      13. Chamber Music Society 410630 Ida.mp3
      14. Chamber Music Society 410707 Flying Home.mp3
      15. Chamber Music Society 410714 March Of Goons.mp3
      16. Chamber Music Society 410721 Carry Me Back To Old Virginny.mp3
      17. Chamber Music Society 410728 Kerry Dance.mp3
      18. Chamber Music Society 410804 Spanish Dance.mp3
      19. Chamber Music Society 410811 Amapola.mp3
      20. Chamber Music Society 410901 Dixieland One Step.mp3
      21. Chamber Music Society 410908 Overture From Marriage Figaro.mp3
      22. Chamber Music Society 411022 Ida.mp3
      23. Chamber Music Society 411029 Dixieland One Step.mp3
      24. Chamber Music Society 411217 Everybody Step.mp3
      25. Chamber Music Society 430926 Guests Olsen And Johnson.mp3
      26. Chamber Music Society 440213 Whos Sorry Now Afrs21.mp3
      27. Chamber Music Society 440924 Milton Coss.mp3
      28. Chamber Music Society 500708 Alexanders Ragtime Band Afrs001.mp3
      29. Chamber Music Society 500729 Sweet Georgia Brown Afrs004.mp3
      30. Chamber Music Society 520228 Army Recr.mp3
      31. Chamber Music Society 520412 Guest.mp3
      32. Chamber Music Society 520419 Thats Aplenty.mp3
      33. Chamber Music Society 520503 Sweet Georgia Brown.mp3
      34. Chamber Music Society 520510 Jazz Me Blues.mp3
      35. Chamber Music Society 520719 Riverboat Shuffle Last Episode.mp3
      36. Chamber Music Society Black Bottom Afrs21.mp3
      37. Chamber Music Society Keep Smiling Afrs23.mp3
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    37 recordings on 18 Audio CDs
    total playtime 17 hours, 12 min

    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A001

    1. Chamber Music Society Black Bottom Afrs21
    2. Chamber Music Society Keep Smiling Afrs23

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A002

    1. Chamber Music Society 400505 When My Sugar Walks Down Street
    2. Chamber Music Society 400616 Beale Street Blues

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A003

    1. Chamber Music Society 400623 Twelfth Street Rag
    2. Chamber Music Society 400714 Eccentric

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A004

    1. Chamber Music Society 400804 Mighty Like Blues
    2. Chamber Music Society 400819 My Gal Sal

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A005

    1. Chamber Music Society 401021 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
    2. Chamber Music Society 410106 Stompin At Savoy

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A006

    1. Chamber Music Society 410217 Soft Winds
    2. Chamber Music Society 410526 In Hall Of Mountain King

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A007

    1. Chamber Music Society 410616 Beale Street Blues
    2. Chamber Music Society 410623 Black Eyes

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A008

    1. Chamber Music Society 410630 Ida
    2. Chamber Music Society 410707 Flying Home

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A009

    1. Chamber Music Society 410714 March Of Goons
    2. Chamber Music Society 410721 Carry Me Back To Old Virginny

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A010

    1. Chamber Music Society 410728 Kerry Dance
    2. Chamber Music Society 410804 Spanish Dance

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A011

    1. Chamber Music Society 410811 Amapola
    2. Chamber Music Society 410901 Dixieland One Step

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A012

    1. Chamber Music Society 410908 Overture From Marriage Figaro
    2. Chamber Music Society 411022 Ida

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A013

    1. Chamber Music Society 411029 Dixieland One Step
    2. Chamber Music Society 411217 Everybody Step

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A014

    1. Chamber Music Society 430926 Guests Olsen And Johnson
    2. Chamber Music Society 440213 Whos Sorry Now Afrs21

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A015

    1. Chamber Music Society 440924 Milton Coss
    2. Chamber Music Society 500708 Alexanders Ragtime Band Afrs001

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A016

    1. Chamber Music Society 500729 Sweet Georgia Brown Afrs004
    2. Chamber Music Society 520228 Army Recr
    3. Chamber Music Society 520412 Guest

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A017

    1. Chamber Music Society 520419 Thats Aplenty
    2. Chamber Music Society 520503 Sweet Georgia Brown

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Disc A018

    1. Chamber Music Society 520510 Jazz Me Blues
    2. Chamber Music Society 520719 Riverboat Shuffle Last Episode

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