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Downbeat

AFRS WWII jazz program Downbeat had different performers come into the studio to play and comment on their records. Update: additional 9 broadcasts

29 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 8 hours, 57 min)
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9 Audio CDs


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"Just You Just Me"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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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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  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    29 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 57 min
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      29 shows - total playtime 8 hours 57 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 137 One Two Three Four Jump.mp3
      7. Downbeat 140 Barcarole.mp3
      8. Downbeat 145 I Found New Baby.mp3
      9. Downbeat 162 Gypsy Love Song.mp3
      10. Downbeat 163 Just You Just Me.mp3
      11. Downbeat 164 Tea For Two.mp3
      12. Downbeat 165 Poet Plays Boogie Woogie.mp3
      13. Downbeat 174 Knockin One Out To Sam.mp3
      14. Downbeat 175 Just You Just Me 2.mp3
      15. Downbeat 192 Listen Honey.mp3
      16. Downbeat 193 Catquita.mp3
      17. Downbeat 222 Eveline Paul Weston Johnny Mercer 40000x.mp3
      18. Downbeat 223 I Wish I Could Shimmy Bunk Johnson.mp3
      19. Downbeat 230 Sand Paul Whiteman.mp3
      20. Downbeat 231 Royal Garden Blues Red Nicholls.mp3
      21. Downbeat 232 Riffamarole Dave Dexter.mp3
      22. Downbeat 233 How High Moon Al Casey.mp3
      23. Downbeat 270 For Musicians Only.mp3
      24. Downbeat 271 Cherry Ernie Caceras.mp3
      25. Downbeat 290 Father Cooperate Earl Hines.mp3
      26. Downbeat 291 Mountain Air Charlie Shavers Earn Hines.mp3
      27. Downbeat 294 Guests Chu Berry Mary Lou Williams.mp3
      28. Downbeat 295 I Surrender Dear Coleman Hawkins.mp3
      29. Downbeat 296 St James Infirmary Artie Shaw.mp3
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    29 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 57 min
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      29 shows - total playtime 8 hours 57 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 137 One Two Three Four Jump.mp3
      7. Downbeat 140 Barcarole.mp3
      8. Downbeat 145 I Found New Baby.mp3
      9. Downbeat 162 Gypsy Love Song.mp3
      10. Downbeat 163 Just You Just Me.mp3
      11. Downbeat 164 Tea For Two.mp3
      12. Downbeat 165 Poet Plays Boogie Woogie.mp3
      13. Downbeat 174 Knockin One Out To Sam.mp3
      14. Downbeat 175 Just You Just Me 2.mp3
      15. Downbeat 192 Listen Honey.mp3
      16. Downbeat 193 Catquita.mp3
      17. Downbeat 222 Eveline Paul Weston Johnny Mercer 40000x.mp3
      18. Downbeat 223 I Wish I Could Shimmy Bunk Johnson.mp3
      19. Downbeat 230 Sand Paul Whiteman.mp3
      20. Downbeat 231 Royal Garden Blues Red Nicholls.mp3
      21. Downbeat 232 Riffamarole Dave Dexter.mp3
      22. Downbeat 233 How High Moon Al Casey.mp3
      23. Downbeat 270 For Musicians Only.mp3
      24. Downbeat 271 Cherry Ernie Caceras.mp3
      25. Downbeat 290 Father Cooperate Earl Hines.mp3
      26. Downbeat 291 Mountain Air Charlie Shavers Earn Hines.mp3
      27. Downbeat 294 Guests Chu Berry Mary Lou Williams.mp3
      28. Downbeat 295 I Surrender Dear Coleman Hawkins.mp3
      29. Downbeat 296 St James Infirmary Artie Shaw.mp3
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    29 recordings on 9 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 57 min

    Disc A001

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

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    Disc A002

    1. Downbeat 044 Fish Fry
    2. Downbeat 137 One Two Three Four Jump

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    Disc A003

    1. Downbeat 140 Barcarole
    2. Downbeat 145 I Found New Baby

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    Disc A004

    1. Downbeat 162 Gypsy Love Song
    2. Downbeat 163 Just You Just Me
    3. Downbeat 164 Tea For Two
    4. Downbeat 165 Poet Plays Boogie Woogie

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    Disc A005

    1. Downbeat 174 Knockin One Out To Sam
    2. Downbeat 175 Just You Just Me 2
    3. Downbeat 192 Listen Honey
    4. Downbeat 193 Catquita

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    Disc A006

    1. Downbeat 222 Eveline Paul Weston Johnny Mercer 40000x
    2. Downbeat 223 I Wish I Could Shimmy Bunk Johnson
    3. Downbeat 230 Sand Paul Whiteman
    4. Downbeat 231 Royal Garden Blues Red Nicholls

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    Disc A007

    1. Downbeat 232 Riffamarole Dave Dexter
    2. Downbeat 233 How High Moon Al Casey
    3. Downbeat 270 For Musicians Only
    4. Downbeat 271 Cherry Ernie Caceras

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    Disc A008

    1. Downbeat 290 Father Cooperate Earl Hines
    2. Downbeat 291 Mountain Air Charlie Shavers Earn Hines
    3. Downbeat 294 Guests Chu Berry Mary Lou Williams
    4. Downbeat 295 I Surrender Dear Coleman Hawkins

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    Disc A009

    1. Downbeat 296 St James Infirmary Artie Shaw
    2. Downbeat 128 In Mellow Tone Charlie Barnet 420200
    3. Downbeat 125 Stan Kenton Introduces Recordings 450309

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