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Cities Service Band of America

Music Band Music introduced as "Forty-eight states... 48 stars... 48 men marching down the Main Street of everybody's hometown! Here comes the Cities Service Band of America, conducted by Paul Lavalle!"

26 old time radio show recordings
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Cities Servies Band

"The Cities Service Band Of America", originally "Cities Service Concerts" from 1925 through 1956.

Paul Lavalle"Forty-eight states 48 stars 48 men marching down
the Main Street of everybody's hometown!
Here comes the Cities Service Band of America,
conducted by Paul Lavalle!"

In 1910 Henry Latham Doherty started the Cities Service Company to supply gas and electricity to small public utilities. Cities Service Company began acquiring gas producing facilities throughout the mid-continent and southwest, and began pioneering pipeline and distribution systems. Doherty developed a system of refilling depleted oil fields near market areas with natural gas during the low demand summer periods so that cheap gas would be available during peak demand times. At the height of the company's growth the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 forced the company to abandon either its utility operations or its gas and oil operations; Cities Services Motor Oilthe difficult choice was made to remain with petroleum.

The Cities Services Concerts began with trial broadcasts in New York in 1925-26, featuring the Edwin Franko Goldman Brass Band. On February 19, 1927, the show expanded to an hour-long and expanded to a symphonic sound with a 30-piece orchestra and the Cavaliers Quartet. The title was changed to Highways of Melody in 1944, and again in 1948 to The Cities Service Band of America when Paul Lavalle was chosen as the orchestra leader. A 1940 New York Times article described Lavalle as being "of small size, dynamic, dark haired ubiquitous music maker" Lavalle told the journalist "Music is my life, and I am happy that it is so." The series would finally come to an end on Jan 16, 1956.

Cities Service Company would become the CITGO Petroleum Corporation. The collection also contains a rare collection of Cities Service Band of America recordings from WRCA in New York from 1953 and 1954. This collection also contains and additional 13 marches from other sources.

"Here's the world's most exciting music...
powerful heart pounding music band music..."

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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.



    26 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 8 min
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      26 shows - total playtime 7 hours 8 minutes
      1. Cities Service Band of America Big Time March.mp3
      2. Cities Service Band of America Chicago Tribune March.mp3
      3. Cities Service Band of America Circus Musicunder Big Top.mp3
      4. Cities Service Band of America Colonel Bogey March.mp3
      5. Cities Service Band of America Emblem Freedom March.mp3
      6. Cities Service Band of America Fourth Of July Music.mp3
      7. Cities Service Band of America Henry Fillmore Clapton March.mp3
      8. Cities Service Band Of America John Philip Sousa March King.mp3
      9. Cities Service Band of America Karl King Heritage March.mp3
      10. Cities Service Band of America Michigan Triumphal March.mp3
      11. Cities Service Band of America Official West Point March.mp3
      12. Cities Service Band of America Womens Army Crp Colonel Bogey.mp3
      13. Cities Service Band of America WPA Manhtn Concert ~1939.mp3
      14. March 01.mp3
      15. March 02.mp3
      16. March 03.mp3
      17. March 04.mp3
      18. March 05.mp3
      19. March 06.mp3
      20. March 07.mp3
      21. March 08.mp3
      22. March 09.mp3
      23. March 10.mp3
      24. March 11.mp3
      25. March 12.mp3
      26. March 13.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    26 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 8 min
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      26 shows - total playtime 7 hours 8 minutes
      1. Cities Service Band of America Big Time March.mp3
      2. Cities Service Band of America Chicago Tribune March.mp3
      3. Cities Service Band of America Circus Musicunder Big Top.mp3
      4. Cities Service Band of America Colonel Bogey March.mp3
      5. Cities Service Band of America Emblem Freedom March.mp3
      6. Cities Service Band of America Fourth Of July Music.mp3
      7. Cities Service Band of America Henry Fillmore Clapton March.mp3
      8. Cities Service Band Of America John Philip Sousa March King.mp3
      9. Cities Service Band of America Karl King Heritage March.mp3
      10. Cities Service Band of America Michigan Triumphal March.mp3
      11. Cities Service Band of America Official West Point March.mp3
      12. Cities Service Band of America Womens Army Crp Colonel Bogey.mp3
      13. Cities Service Band of America WPA Manhtn Concert ~1939.mp3
      14. March 01.mp3
      15. March 02.mp3
      16. March 03.mp3
      17. March 04.mp3
      18. March 05.mp3
      19. March 06.mp3
      20. March 07.mp3
      21. March 08.mp3
      22. March 09.mp3
      23. March 10.mp3
      24. March 11.mp3
      25. March 12.mp3
      26. March 13.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



    26 recordings on 7 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 8 min

    Disc A001

    1. Cities Service Band of America Big Time March
    2. Cities Service Band of America Chicago Tribune March

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    Disc A002

    1. Cities Service Band of America Circus Musicunder Big Top
    2. Cities Service Band of America Colonel Bogey March

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    Disc A003

    1. Cities Service Band of America Emblem Freedom March
    2. Cities Service Band of America Fourth Of July Music

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    Disc A004

    1. Cities Service Band of America Henry Fillmore Clapton March
    2. Cities Service Band Of America John Philip Sousa March King

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    Disc A005

    1. Cities Service Band of America Karl King Heritage March
    2. Cities Service Band of America Michigan Triumphal March

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    Disc A006

    1. Cities Service Band of America Official West Point March
    2. Cities Service Band of America Womens Army Crp Colonel Bogey

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    Disc A007

    1. Cities Service Band of America WPA Manhtn Concert ~1939
    2. March 01
    3. March 02
    4. March 03
    5. March 04
    6. March 05
    7. March 06
    8. March 07
    9. March 08
    10. March 09
    11. March 10
    12. March 11
    13. March 12
    14. March 13

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