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Chesterfield Time

listening to sweet jazz and dance music should make you want to fire up a refreshing smoke... It's Chesterfield Time!

24 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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8 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from September 03, 1937:

"Goodbye Jonah"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Hal Kemp 1937"Music from HOLLYWOOD!
Songs of the movies, sung by the stars
and played for dancing America... It's Chesterfield Time!"

Alice Faye 1930sThere is really no reason that listening to sweet jazz and dance music should make you want to fire up a refreshing smoke. That is not what the folks at Liggett & Myers were hoping, however. No matter what you and your lungs were doing on your end of the broadcast, the music from Chesterfield's end was sure to please.

The 1937 version of the program featured Hal Kemp and his Orchestra. Kemp first put together a campus jazz band at the University of North Carolina called the Carolina Club Orchestra. The Carolina Club toured Europe and recorded for Perfect/Pathe' Records, but by 1927, Kemp was ready to go professional. He turned the Carolina Club over to fellow UNC student Kay Kyser. Kemp began to turn his new band away from collegiate jazz and towards a more dance-able "sweet" sound. Kemp had hits with songs like "There's a Small Hotel", "When I'm With You", and "Where or When". Kemp was killed in an automobile accident driving from LA to an engagement in San Francisco in Dec, 1940.

Alice Faye's star was on the rise when she joined Chesterfield Time for the 1937 season. Her first break in radio came as part of the company on Rudy Vallee's Fleischmann's Yeast Hour from 1932-34. She was hired to sing with Vallee in the film George White's 1935 Scandals and wound up with the female lead. She became a protege of Darryl F. Zanuck, and appearances on Chesterfield Time helped showcase her singing talents and promote her film career. OTR fans remember her fondly as the suffering bride of Jack Benny's playboy bandleader, Phil Harris.

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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.



    24 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 30 min
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      24 shows - total playtime 7 hours 30 minutes
      1. Chesterfield Time 370903 Goodbye Jonah.mp3
      2. Chesterfield Time 370917 Were In Love.mp3
      3. Chesterfield Time 371203 Once In While.mp3
      4. Chesterfield Time 371210 Rosalee.mp3
      5. Chesterfield Time 371217 My Fine Feathered Friend.mp3
      6. Chesterfield Time 371224 Rockin Town.mp3
      7. Chesterfield Time 391004.mp3
      8. Chesterfield Time 391101 Are You Having Any Fun.mp3
      9. Chesterfield Time 411224 Jingle Bells.mp3
      10. Chesterfield Time 420505 String Of Pearls.mp3
      11. Chesterfield Time 420506 Dvoraks Largo.mp3
      12. Chesterfield Time 420514 Military Secret.mp3
      13. Chesterfield Time 420623 Give Me Something Remember You By.mp3
      14. Chesterfield Time 420625 People Like You And Me.mp3
      15. Chesterfield Time 420714 Moonlight Cocktail.mp3
      16. Chesterfield Time 420716 Sweet Eloise.mp3
      17. Chesterfield Time 420818 At Last.mp3
      18. Chesterfield Time 420923 Ive Got Gal In Kalamazoo.mp3
      19. Chesterfield Time 420924 In Mood.mp3
      20. Chesterfield Time 440314 Cinderella.mp3
      21. Chesterfield Time 440315 Perdido.mp3
      22. Chesterfield Time 440316 Jump Town.mp3
      23. Chesterfield Time 440321 Jump Town.mp3
      24. Chesterfield Time 440323 Someone To Love.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    24 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 30 min
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      24 shows - total playtime 7 hours 30 minutes
      1. Chesterfield Time 370903 Goodbye Jonah.mp3
      2. Chesterfield Time 370917 Were In Love.mp3
      3. Chesterfield Time 371203 Once In While.mp3
      4. Chesterfield Time 371210 Rosalee.mp3
      5. Chesterfield Time 371217 My Fine Feathered Friend.mp3
      6. Chesterfield Time 371224 Rockin Town.mp3
      7. Chesterfield Time 391004.mp3
      8. Chesterfield Time 391101 Are You Having Any Fun.mp3
      9. Chesterfield Time 411224 Jingle Bells.mp3
      10. Chesterfield Time 420505 String Of Pearls.mp3
      11. Chesterfield Time 420506 Dvoraks Largo.mp3
      12. Chesterfield Time 420514 Military Secret.mp3
      13. Chesterfield Time 420623 Give Me Something Remember You By.mp3
      14. Chesterfield Time 420625 People Like You And Me.mp3
      15. Chesterfield Time 420714 Moonlight Cocktail.mp3
      16. Chesterfield Time 420716 Sweet Eloise.mp3
      17. Chesterfield Time 420818 At Last.mp3
      18. Chesterfield Time 420923 Ive Got Gal In Kalamazoo.mp3
      19. Chesterfield Time 420924 In Mood.mp3
      20. Chesterfield Time 440314 Cinderella.mp3
      21. Chesterfield Time 440315 Perdido.mp3
      22. Chesterfield Time 440316 Jump Town.mp3
      23. Chesterfield Time 440321 Jump Town.mp3
      24. Chesterfield Time 440323 Someone To Love.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



    24 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 30 min

    Disc A001

    1. Chesterfield Time 370903 Goodbye Jonah
    2. Chesterfield Time 370917 Were In Love

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    Disc A002

    1. Chesterfield Time 371203 Once In While
    2. Chesterfield Time 371210 Rosalee

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    Disc A003

    1. Chesterfield Time 371217 My Fine Feathered Friend
    2. Chesterfield Time 371224 Rockin Town

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    Disc A004

    1. Chesterfield Time 391004
    2. Chesterfield Time 391101 Are You Having Any Fun
    3. Chesterfield Time 411224 Jingle Bells

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    Disc A005

    1. Chesterfield Time 420505 String Of Pearls
    2. Chesterfield Time 420506 Dvoraks Largo
    3. Chesterfield Time 420514 Military Secret
    4. Chesterfield Time 420623 Give Me Something Remember You By

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    Disc A006

    1. Chesterfield Time 420625 People Like You And Me
    2. Chesterfield Time 420714 Moonlight Cocktail
    3. Chesterfield Time 420716 Sweet Eloise
    4. Chesterfield Time 420818 At Last
    5. Chesterfield Time 420923 Ive Got Gal In Kalamazoo

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    Disc A007

    1. Chesterfield Time 420924 In Mood
    2. Chesterfield Time 440314 Cinderella
    3. Chesterfield Time 440315 Perdido
    4. Chesterfield Time 440316 Jump Town

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    Disc A008

    1. Chesterfield Time 440321 Jump Town
    2. Chesterfield Time 440323 Someone To Love

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