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The Voice of America Presents Dance Time U.S.A.

The program featured some of the biggest acts in hot and sweet Jazz dance music broadcast into Germany and other territories during WWII.

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18 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 4 hours, 8 min)
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Les Brown and His RenownThe various agencies of the US Government which deal with foreign powers have long used propaganda methods to get their message to people in foreign nations. As to the supposed dishonesty of propaganda, we refuse to suppose that our government engages in lies but acknowledge that the truth sometimes depends upon the perspective of the person telling it.

Lawrence Welk

In fact, it can be shown that much of the propaganda spread by the US was generated to refute lies spread by our enemies. Some government broadcasts were not meant as propaganda but showed America in a favorable light. The Armed Forces Radio Service was intended to provide entertainment and information to US troops stationed overseas, but since the broadcasts went out over the open airwaves, it was often enjoyed by the local population as well.

The groundwork for what would become the Voice of America began even before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Shortwave broadcasts into Germany began almost two months before America entered the war, and came with the pledge: "Today, and every day from now on, we will be with you from America to talk about the war... The news may be good or bad for us – We will always tell you the truth." The Office of War Information set up the American Broadcasting Station in Europe, originally in cooperation with the British Broadcasing. Broadcasts to Asia began from the California coast, and eventually moved to Hawaii and then to the Philippines once those islands were liberated.

The Voice of America is funded by the United States Congress from the same budget which supports embassies and consulates. One of America's most popular exports is Jazz music, and during the Fifties, VOA included a large lineup of Jazz programming, including Dance Time USA.

The program featured some of the biggest acts in hot and sweet Jazz dance music, including contributions from Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music Makers, Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Les Brown and his Band of Renown, and brothers Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey bringing their outfits together. The fun tunes are enough to help forget the trials of Cold War politics for 15 minutes.

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    18 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 4 hours, 8 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 4 hours 8 minutes
      1. Dance Time USA 053 Melody in F Lawrence Welk.mp3
      2. Dance Time USA 054 Could have Danced All Night Guy Lombardo.mp3
      3. Dance Time USA 055 Wouldnt It Be Loverly Sammy Kaye.mp3
      4. Dance Time USA 056 Opus One Tommy & Jimmy Dorseys.mp3
      5. Dance Time USA 059 Flagler Drive Tommy & Jimmy Dorseys.mp3
      6. Dance Time USA 060 My Miami Henry Jerome.mp3
      7. Dance Time USA 081 Evening Star Lawrence Welk.mp3
      8. Dance Time USA 082 Love is a Many-Splendored Thing Les Brown.mp3
      9. Dance Time USA 091 Pagan Love Song Oscar Dumont.mp3
      10. Dance Time USA 092 Easy to Love Larry Faith.mp3
      11. Dance Time USA 093 Southern Blues Lawrence Welk.mp3
      12. Dance Time USA 094 Dipsy Doodle Ray Anthony from Palladium.mp3
      13. Dance Time USA 095 Love Me or Leave Sammy Kaye Cafe Rouge.mp3
      14. Dance Time USA 096 Light of the Silvery Moon Lawrence Welk.mp3
      15. Dance Time USA 101 Shine on Harvest Moon Glenn Miller.mp3
      16. Dance Time USA 102 String of Pearls Glenn Miller Orchestra.mp3
      17. Dance Time USA 103 Serenade in Blue Glenn Miller Orchestra.mp3
      18. Dance Time USA 104 In the Mood Glenn Miller Orchestra.mp3
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    18 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 4 hours, 8 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 4 hours 8 minutes
      1. Dance Time USA 053 Melody in F Lawrence Welk.mp3
      2. Dance Time USA 054 Could have Danced All Night Guy Lombardo.mp3
      3. Dance Time USA 055 Wouldnt It Be Loverly Sammy Kaye.mp3
      4. Dance Time USA 056 Opus One Tommy & Jimmy Dorseys.mp3
      5. Dance Time USA 059 Flagler Drive Tommy & Jimmy Dorseys.mp3
      6. Dance Time USA 060 My Miami Henry Jerome.mp3
      7. Dance Time USA 081 Evening Star Lawrence Welk.mp3
      8. Dance Time USA 082 Love is a Many-Splendored Thing Les Brown.mp3
      9. Dance Time USA 091 Pagan Love Song Oscar Dumont.mp3
      10. Dance Time USA 092 Easy to Love Larry Faith.mp3
      11. Dance Time USA 093 Southern Blues Lawrence Welk.mp3
      12. Dance Time USA 094 Dipsy Doodle Ray Anthony from Palladium.mp3
      13. Dance Time USA 095 Love Me or Leave Sammy Kaye Cafe Rouge.mp3
      14. Dance Time USA 096 Light of the Silvery Moon Lawrence Welk.mp3
      15. Dance Time USA 101 Shine on Harvest Moon Glenn Miller.mp3
      16. Dance Time USA 102 String of Pearls Glenn Miller Orchestra.mp3
      17. Dance Time USA 103 Serenade in Blue Glenn Miller Orchestra.mp3
      18. Dance Time USA 104 In the Mood Glenn Miller Orchestra.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



    18 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 8 min

    Dance Time USA Disc A001

    1. Dance Time USA 053 Melody in F Lawrence Welk
    2. Dance Time USA 054 Could have Danced All Night Guy Lombardo
    3. Dance Time USA 055 Wouldnt It Be Loverly Sammy Kaye
    4. Dance Time USA 056 Opus One Tommy & Jimmy Dorseys
    5. Dance Time USA 059 Flagler Drive Tommy & Jimmy Dorseys

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    Dance Time USA Disc A002

    1. Dance Time USA 060 My Miami Henry Jerome
    2. Dance Time USA 081 Evening Star Lawrence Welk
    3. Dance Time USA 082 Love is a Many-Splendored Thing Les Brown
    4. Dance Time USA 091 Pagan Love Song Oscar Dumont
    5. Dance Time USA 092 Easy to Love Larry Faith

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    Dance Time USA Disc A003

    1. Dance Time USA 093 Southern Blues Lawrence Welk
    2. Dance Time USA 094 Dipsy Doodle Ray Anthony from Palladium
    3. Dance Time USA 095 Love Me or Leave Sammy Kaye Cafe Rouge
    4. Dance Time USA 096 Light of the Silvery Moon Lawrence Welk
    5. Dance Time USA 101 Shine on Harvest Moon Glenn Miller

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    Dance Time USA Disc A004

    1. Dance Time USA 102 String of Pearls Glenn Miller Orchestra
    2. Dance Time USA 103 Serenade in Blue Glenn Miller Orchestra
    3. Dance Time USA 104 In the Mood Glenn Miller Orchestra

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