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Danny Kaye

This legendary songster and funny man was every bit as zany in real life as he was with Bing in White Christmas. The Danny Kaye Show aired almost a decade before the classic Holiday movie.

21 old time radio show recordings
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11 Audio CDs


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"Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Danny Kaye
Comedy-variety (1945 - 46)

Danny KayeA red-haired, tongue-twisting entertainer invited his audience of children, and adults alike, in an all-out, knee slapping half hour of comedy fixed with musical acts. Danny Kaye, born David Daniel Kaminski and a one of the first owners of Seattle's baseball club, the Mariners, splashed onto the scene in 1940 when he appeared in the Broadway smash "Lady in the Dark," which boosted his career.

Danny's career musical career was so demanding that he had to play in a musical, "Two by Two," with a broken leg that he suffered a day before, since he did not use understudies. Nineteen-forty must have been a very interesting year for Danny for that was the year that he met, and married, Sylvia Fine,Danny Kayewho then took immediate charge of Danny's career. You could say that Sylvia defined Danny, who he himself so eloquently put it "[Sylvia] has a fine head on my shoulders."

Danny built such a following in the 1940s that even Samuel Goldwyn, famous producer and partial owner of the movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, jumped on Danny's "train." Goldwyn was so smitten with Danny that he tried and tried tirelessly for two straight years to sign Danny to contract that stipulated that he strictly do Technicolor musicals, which started with "Up in Arms." The contract also specified that Danny be paid a whopping $150,000 per film! This led to a string of musicals, one being the famous partnership with Bing Crosby in "White Christmas" in 1954; Danny served as a last minute replacement for "Singing in the Rain" star Donald O'Conner. Toward the latter end of his career and life, Danny made a memorable appearance as a zany dentist on the "Cosby Show." One of his most famous personal quotes goes, "Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it."

Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra on Danny Kaye Show

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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.



    21 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 22 min
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      21 shows - total playtime 10 hours 22 minutes
      1. Danny Kaye 450106 e01 First Show.mp3
      2. Danny Kaye 450113 e02 The Story of His Life.mp3
      3. Danny Kaye 450120 e03 Auction Sale.mp3
      4. Danny Kaye 450127 e04 Singing in the Bathtub.mp3
      5. Danny Kaye 450203 e05 back from washington.mp3
      6. Danny Kaye 450210 e06 Air Mail Letter.mp3
      7. Danny Kaye 450217 e07 Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks.mp3
      8. Danny Kaye 450303 AFRS 4 King Danny, The Kaye of Brooklyn.mp3
      9. Danny Kaye 450303 e09 Opening Night of Playhouse.mp3
      10. Danny Kaye 450310 e10 Theater Performance.mp3
      11. Danny Kaye 450317 AFRS 6 Uncle Dan's Cabin.mp3
      12. Danny Kaye 450324 AFRS 7 Mystery of the Murdered Meatball.mp3
      13. Danny Kaye 450331 AFRS 8 The Great Donivitch Kayeoff.mp3
      14. Danny Kaye 450407 AFRS 12 Danny Returns From New York.mp3
      15. Danny Kaye 450414 AFRS 13 One Irish Man's Family.mp3
      16. Danny Kaye 450511 e19 Guest Benny Rubin.mp3
      17. Danny Kaye 451004.mp3
      18. Danny Kaye 451026 Jack Benny Subs for Danny Kaye.mp3
      19. Danny Kaye 460125 His Own Guest Star.mp3
      20. Danny Kaye 460301 AFRS 39 The Wife of O'Riley.mp3
      21. Danny Kaye Forecast 1940 When You Were 21.mp3
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    21 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 22 min
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      21 shows - total playtime 10 hours 22 minutes
      1. Danny Kaye 450106 e01 First Show.mp3
      2. Danny Kaye 450113 e02 The Story of His Life.mp3
      3. Danny Kaye 450120 e03 Auction Sale.mp3
      4. Danny Kaye 450127 e04 Singing in the Bathtub.mp3
      5. Danny Kaye 450203 e05 back from washington.mp3
      6. Danny Kaye 450210 e06 Air Mail Letter.mp3
      7. Danny Kaye 450217 e07 Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks.mp3
      8. Danny Kaye 450303 AFRS 4 King Danny, The Kaye of Brooklyn.mp3
      9. Danny Kaye 450303 e09 Opening Night of Playhouse.mp3
      10. Danny Kaye 450310 e10 Theater Performance.mp3
      11. Danny Kaye 450317 AFRS 6 Uncle Dan's Cabin.mp3
      12. Danny Kaye 450324 AFRS 7 Mystery of the Murdered Meatball.mp3
      13. Danny Kaye 450331 AFRS 8 The Great Donivitch Kayeoff.mp3
      14. Danny Kaye 450407 AFRS 12 Danny Returns From New York.mp3
      15. Danny Kaye 450414 AFRS 13 One Irish Man's Family.mp3
      16. Danny Kaye 450511 e19 Guest Benny Rubin.mp3
      17. Danny Kaye 451004.mp3
      18. Danny Kaye 451026 Jack Benny Subs for Danny Kaye.mp3
      19. Danny Kaye 460125 His Own Guest Star.mp3
      20. Danny Kaye 460301 AFRS 39 The Wife of O'Riley.mp3
      21. Danny Kaye Forecast 1940 When You Were 21.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



    21 recordings on 11 Audio CDs
    total playtime 10 hours, 22 min

    Disc A001

    1. Danny Kaye Forecast 1940 When You Were 21
    2. Danny Kaye 450106 e01 First Show

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    Disc A002

    1. Danny Kaye 450113 e02 The Story of His Life
    2. Danny Kaye 450120 e03 Auction Sale

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    Disc A003

    1. Danny Kaye 450127 e04 Singing in the Bathtub
    2. Danny Kaye 450203 e05 back from washington

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    Disc A004

    1. Danny Kaye 450210 e06 Air Mail Letter
    2. Danny Kaye 450217 e07 Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

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    Disc A005

    1. Danny Kaye 450303 AFRS 4 King Danny, The Kaye of Brooklyn
    2. Danny Kaye 450303 e09 Opening Night of Playhouse

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    Disc A006

    1. Danny Kaye 450310 e10 Theater Performance
    2. Danny Kaye 450317 AFRS 6 Uncle Dan's Cabin

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    Disc A007

    1. Danny Kaye 450324 AFRS 7 Mystery of the Murdered Meatball
    2. Danny Kaye 450331 AFRS 8 The Great Donivitch Kayeoff

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    Disc A008

    1. Danny Kaye 450407 AFRS 12 Danny Returns From New York
    2. Danny Kaye 450414 AFRS 13 One Irish Man's Family

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    Disc A009

    1. Danny Kaye 450511 e19 Guest Benny Rubin
    2. Danny Kaye 451004

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    Disc A010

    1. Danny Kaye 451026 Jack Benny Subs for Danny Kaye
    2. Danny Kaye 460125 His Own Guest Star

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    Disc A011

    1. Danny Kaye 460301 AFRS 39 The Wife of O'Riley

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