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Downbeat

AFRS WWII jazz program Downbeat had different performers come into the studio to play and comment on their records.

55 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 15 hours, 53 min)
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    Downbeat Transcription DiskIn music, the downbeat is the first beat in the measure, usually considered the most important beat in a melody. It takes its name from the conductor’s baton, which is raised at the beginning of a number and moves down on the first downbeat.

    Down Beat is also the name given to a Chicago-based magazine which began covering the world of "jazz, blues and beyond" in 1934. The magazine is known for its "Reviews" section where Jazz critics rate new recordings using a one to five star rating, the annual Reader’s Poll, published in the December issue, and the annual Critics poll in the August issue. The results of the surveys are the basis for induction into The Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.

    Except for the title and the artists featured, the AFRS WWII jazz program Downbeat had no association with the magazine. In contrast to most programs on commercial radio at the time, Downbeat did not feature the artists playing live in the studio, instead the different acts came into the studio to play and comment on their records. Downbeat was a part of the AFRS lineup from 1943 until 1948 and was shipped to AFRS Broadcasting facilities around the world on 16-inch, 30-minute 33 rpm transcription disks.

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    total playtime 15 hours, 53 min
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      55 shows - total playtime 15 hours 53 minutes
      1. Downbeat 00x Russian Lullabye Stan Kenton.mp3
      2. Downbeat 038 Coquette Louis Armstrong.mp3
      3. Downbeat 044 Fish Fry.mp3
      4. Downbeat 125 Stan Kenton Introduces Recordings 450309.mp3
      5. Downbeat 128 In Mellow Tone Charlie Barnet 420200.mp3
      6. Downbeat 136 Afrs Stan Kenton .mp3
      7. Downbeat 137 One Two Three Four Jump.mp3
      8. Downbeat 140 Barcarole.mp3
      9. Downbeat 145 I Found New Baby.mp3
      10. Downbeat 162 Gypsy Love Song.mp3
      11. Downbeat 163 Just You Just Me.mp3
      12. Downbeat 164 Tea For Two.mp3
      13. Downbeat 165 Poet Plays Boogie Woogie.mp3
      14. Downbeat 174 Knockin One Out To Sam.mp3
      15. Downbeat 175 Just You Just Me 2.mp3
      16. Downbeat 192 Listen Honey.mp3
      17. Downbeat 193 Catquita.mp3
      18. Downbeat 194 Afrs Kay Kyser Deed I Do.mp3
      19. Downbeat 195 Afrs Kay Kyser Rio Rita.mp3
      20. Downbeat 216 Afrs Erroll Garner Pianist Winner Esquire Award.mp3
      21. Downbeat 217 Afrs Spike Jones.mp3
      22. Downbeat 222 Eveline Paul Weston Johnny Mercer 400000.mp3
      23. Downbeat 223 I Wish I Could Shimmy Bunk Johnson.mp3
      24. Downbeat 230 Sand Paul Whiteman.mp3
      25. Downbeat 231 Royal Garden Blues Red Nicholls.mp3
      26. Downbeat 232 Riffamarole Dave Dexter.mp3
      27. Downbeat 233 How High Moon Al Casey.mp3
      28. Downbeat 270 For Musicians Only.mp3
      29. Downbeat 271 Cherry Ernie Caceras.mp3
      30. Downbeat 290 Father Cooperate Earl Hines.mp3
      31. Downbeat 291 Mountain Air Charlie Shavers Earn Hines.mp3
      32. Downbeat 294 Guests Chu Berry Mary Lou Williams.mp3
      33. Downbeat 295 I Surrender Dear Coleman Hawkins.mp3
      34. Downbeat 296 St James Infirmary Artie Shaw.mp3
      35. Downbeat 297 Benny Carter, Teddy Wilson.mp3
      36. Downbeat 362 Afrs Benny Goodman Blue Skies.mp3
      37. Downbeat 363 Afrs Chocolate Dandies Blues.mp3
      38. Downbeat 366 Afrs 1928 Bg Shirttail Stop.mp3
      39. Downbeat 367 Afrs Memorial To Jimmie Lunceford.mp3
      40. Downbeat 370 Afrs 2nd Ammons And Johnson.mp3
      41. Downbeat 371 Afrs Bix Biederbecke At Jazz Band Ball.mp3
      42. Downbeat 398 Afrs 1930 Duke Ellington Double Check Stomp.mp3
      43. Downbeat 399 Afrs Blow Me Down.mp3
      44. Downbeat 400 Afrs Buck And Blues.mp3
      45. Downbeat 401 Afrs Bunny Berigan Sobbin Blues.mp3
      46. Downbeat 404 Afrs Mildred Bailey Me And Blues.mp3
      47. Downbeat 405 Afrs Count Basie Johns Idea.mp3
      48. Downbeat 426 Afrs Etched 353 Carnegie Jump Scratchy.mp3
      49. Downbeat 427 Afrs Etched 354 Sweet Sue Just You.mp3
      50. Downbeat 430 Afrs Stan Kenton Machito.mp3
      51. Downbeat 431 Afrs Dizzie Gillespie 52nd Street Theme.mp3
      52. Downbeat 432 Afrs Dalvadore Sali Boyd Raeburn.mp3
      53. Downbeat 433 Afrs Duke Ellington Serenade Sweden.mp3
      54. Downbeat 434 Afrs Jack Teagarden Texas Tea Party.mp3
      55. Downbeat 435 Afrs Holy Cats.mp3
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    total playtime 15 hours, 53 min
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      55 shows - total playtime 15 hours 53 minutes
      1. Downbeat 00x Russian Lullabye Stan Kenton.mp3
      2. Downbeat 038 Coquette Louis Armstrong.mp3
      3. Downbeat 044 Fish Fry.mp3
      4. Downbeat 125 Stan Kenton Introduces Recordings 450309.mp3
      5. Downbeat 128 In Mellow Tone Charlie Barnet 420200.mp3
      6. Downbeat 136 Afrs Stan Kenton .mp3
      7. Downbeat 137 One Two Three Four Jump.mp3
      8. Downbeat 140 Barcarole.mp3
      9. Downbeat 145 I Found New Baby.mp3
      10. Downbeat 162 Gypsy Love Song.mp3
      11. Downbeat 163 Just You Just Me.mp3
      12. Downbeat 164 Tea For Two.mp3
      13. Downbeat 165 Poet Plays Boogie Woogie.mp3
      14. Downbeat 174 Knockin One Out To Sam.mp3
      15. Downbeat 175 Just You Just Me 2.mp3
      16. Downbeat 192 Listen Honey.mp3
      17. Downbeat 193 Catquita.mp3
      18. Downbeat 194 Afrs Kay Kyser Deed I Do.mp3
      19. Downbeat 195 Afrs Kay Kyser Rio Rita.mp3
      20. Downbeat 216 Afrs Erroll Garner Pianist Winner Esquire Award.mp3
      21. Downbeat 217 Afrs Spike Jones.mp3
      22. Downbeat 222 Eveline Paul Weston Johnny Mercer 400000.mp3
      23. Downbeat 223 I Wish I Could Shimmy Bunk Johnson.mp3
      24. Downbeat 230 Sand Paul Whiteman.mp3
      25. Downbeat 231 Royal Garden Blues Red Nicholls.mp3
      26. Downbeat 232 Riffamarole Dave Dexter.mp3
      27. Downbeat 233 How High Moon Al Casey.mp3
      28. Downbeat 270 For Musicians Only.mp3
      29. Downbeat 271 Cherry Ernie Caceras.mp3
      30. Downbeat 290 Father Cooperate Earl Hines.mp3
      31. Downbeat 291 Mountain Air Charlie Shavers Earn Hines.mp3
      32. Downbeat 294 Guests Chu Berry Mary Lou Williams.mp3
      33. Downbeat 295 I Surrender Dear Coleman Hawkins.mp3
      34. Downbeat 296 St James Infirmary Artie Shaw.mp3
      35. Downbeat 297 Benny Carter, Teddy Wilson.mp3
      36. Downbeat 362 Afrs Benny Goodman Blue Skies.mp3
      37. Downbeat 363 Afrs Chocolate Dandies Blues.mp3
      38. Downbeat 366 Afrs 1928 Bg Shirttail Stop.mp3
      39. Downbeat 367 Afrs Memorial To Jimmie Lunceford.mp3
      40. Downbeat 370 Afrs 2nd Ammons And Johnson.mp3
      41. Downbeat 371 Afrs Bix Biederbecke At Jazz Band Ball.mp3
      42. Downbeat 398 Afrs 1930 Duke Ellington Double Check Stomp.mp3
      43. Downbeat 399 Afrs Blow Me Down.mp3
      44. Downbeat 400 Afrs Buck And Blues.mp3
      45. Downbeat 401 Afrs Bunny Berigan Sobbin Blues.mp3
      46. Downbeat 404 Afrs Mildred Bailey Me And Blues.mp3
      47. Downbeat 405 Afrs Count Basie Johns Idea.mp3
      48. Downbeat 426 Afrs Etched 353 Carnegie Jump Scratchy.mp3
      49. Downbeat 427 Afrs Etched 354 Sweet Sue Just You.mp3
      50. Downbeat 430 Afrs Stan Kenton Machito.mp3
      51. Downbeat 431 Afrs Dizzie Gillespie 52nd Street Theme.mp3
      52. Downbeat 432 Afrs Dalvadore Sali Boyd Raeburn.mp3
      53. Downbeat 433 Afrs Duke Ellington Serenade Sweden.mp3
      54. Downbeat 434 Afrs Jack Teagarden Texas Tea Party.mp3
      55. Downbeat 435 Afrs Holy Cats.mp3
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    55 recordings on 16 Audio CDs
    total playtime 15 hours, 53 min

    Downbeat Disc A001

    1. Downbeat 00x Russian Lullabye Stan Kenton
    2. Downbeat 038 Coquette Louis Armstrong

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    Downbeat Disc A002

    1. Downbeat 044 Fish Fry
    2. Downbeat 136 Afrs Stan Kenton

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    Downbeat Disc A003

    1. Downbeat 137 One Two Three Four Jump
    2. Downbeat 140 Barcarole

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    Downbeat Disc A004

    1. Downbeat 145 I Found New Baby
    2. Downbeat 162 Gypsy Love Song
    3. Downbeat 163 Just You Just Me

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    Downbeat Disc A005

    1. Downbeat 164 Tea For Two
    2. Downbeat 165 Poet Plays Boogie Woogie
    3. Downbeat 174 Knockin One Out To Sam
    4. Downbeat 175 Just You Just Me 2

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    Downbeat Disc A006

    1. Downbeat 192 Listen Honey
    2. Downbeat 193 Catquita
    3. Downbeat 194 Afrs Kay Kyser Deed I Do
    4. Downbeat 195 Afrs Kay Kyser Rio Rita

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    Downbeat Disc A007

    1. Downbeat 216 Afrs Erroll Garner Pianist Winner Esquire Award
    2. Downbeat 217 Afrs Spike Jones
    3. Downbeat 223 I Wish I Could Shimmy Bunk Johnson
    4. Downbeat 230 Sand Paul Whiteman

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    Downbeat Disc A008

    1. Downbeat 231 Royal Garden Blues Red Nicholls
    2. Downbeat 232 Riffamarole Dave Dexter
    3. Downbeat 233 How High Moon Al Casey
    4. Downbeat 270 For Musicians Only

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    Downbeat Disc A009

    1. Downbeat 271 Cherry Ernie Caceras
    2. Downbeat 290 Father Cooperate Earl Hines
    3. Downbeat 291 Mountain Air Charlie Shavers Earn Hines
    4. Downbeat 294 Guests Chu Berry Mary Lou Williams

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    Downbeat Disc A010

    1. Downbeat 295 I Surrender Dear Coleman Hawkins
    2. Downbeat 296 St James Infirmary Artie Shaw
    3. Downbeat 297 Benny Carter, Teddy Wilson
    4. Downbeat 362 Afrs Benny Goodman Blue Skies

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    Downbeat Disc A011

    1. Downbeat 363 Afrs Chocolate Dandies Blues
    2. Downbeat 366 Afrs 1928 Bg Shirttail Stop
    3. Downbeat 367 Afrs Memorial To Jimmie Lunceford
    4. Downbeat 370 Afrs 2nd Ammons And Johnson

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    Downbeat Disc A012

    1. Downbeat 371 Afrs Bix Biederbecke At Jazz Band Ball
    2. Downbeat 398 Afrs 1930 Duke Ellington Double Check Stomp
    3. Downbeat 399 Afrs Blow Me Down
    4. Downbeat 400 Afrs Buck And Blues

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    Downbeat Disc A013

    1. Downbeat 401 Afrs Bunny Berigan Sobbin Blues
    2. Downbeat 404 Afrs Mildred Bailey Me And Blues
    3. Downbeat 405 Afrs Count Basie Johns Idea
    4. Downbeat 426 Afrs Etched 353 Carnegie Jump Scratchy

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    Downbeat Disc A014

    1. Downbeat 427 Afrs Etched 354 Sweet Sue Just You
    2. Downbeat 430 Afrs Stan Kenton Machito
    3. Downbeat 431 Afrs Dizzie Gillespie 52nd Street Theme
    4. Downbeat 432 Afrs Dalvadore Sali Boyd Raeburn

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    Downbeat Disc A015

    1. Downbeat 433 Afrs Duke Ellington Serenade Sweden
    2. Downbeat 434 Afrs Jack Teagarden Texas Tea Party
    3. Downbeat 435 Afrs Holy Cats
    4. Downbeat 222 Eveline Paul Weston Johnny Mercer 400000

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    Downbeat Disc A016

    1. Downbeat 128 In Mellow Tone Charlie Barnet 420200
    2. Downbeat 125 Stan Kenton Introduces Recordings 450309

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