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Fred Astaire

His film and stage career lasted an outstanding 76 years and he made 31 music films, often with the lovely Ginger Rogers. Fred Astaire made music with his feet and the sound of his shoes harmonizes with musical score on these old time radio shows.He even had his own show, The Fred Astaire Show, which is included in this collection of his radio appearances.

16 old time radio show recordings
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9 Audio CDs


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"Fred Astaire Show - The Packard Hour: The Dentist"



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Fred Astaire on the Radio

Fred AstaireOne of the greatest dancers of the 20th century, Fred Astaire's film and stage career lasted an outstanding 76 years and he made 31 music films, often with the lovely Ginger RogersFred Astaire on the Radio

However his first working relationship with another dancing partner was with his sister, Adele Astaire (who appeared on the radio program, Magic Key).  He was 5 years old when he and Adele charmed vaudeville audiences with their dance routines. 

Their career propelled forward to Broadway.  Astaire's first RKO first screen test read "Can't act. Can't sing. Balding. Can dance a little."  Regardless of this assessment, RKO contracted Astaire and he made Hollywood debut dancing with Joan Crawford in Dancing Lady (1933).  He stole the show in the 1933 movie Flying Down to Rio with Dolores del Río and Ginger Rogers, who later became his dancing partner.  At the height of his career, Fred Astaire's legs were insured for one million dollars.

He choreographed all his own routines and sometime worked with choreographer Hermes Pan.  Fred Astaire made music with his feet and the sound of his shoes harmonizes with musical score on these old time radio shows.  He even had his own show, The Fred Astaire Show (also known as The Packard Hour), which is included in this collection of his radio appearances. 

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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.



    16 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 0 min
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      16 shows - total playtime 10 hours 0 minutes
      1. Academy Award Ceremony 500323 1949 Awards.mp3
      2. Bing Crosby 480407 Fred Astaire.mp3
      3. Bing Crosby 510103 041 Chesterfield W Fred Astaire.mp3
      4. Bing Crosby 510509 060 Chesterfield W Fred Astaire.mp3
      5. Bing Crosby 520206 085 Chesterfield W Fred Astaire.mp3
      6. Burns Allen 440215 Astaire's Tap Dancing Drives Geor.mp3
      7. Com 07 The Gay Divorcee (34) Astairerogersgrable.mp3
      8. Com 17 Roberta (1935) Astairerogersirene Dunn.mp3
      9. Com 76 Sunny (1941) Irene Dunnfred Astaireginger Rogers.mp3
      10. Packard Hour 360915 02 Fred Astaire Host.mp3
      11. Packard Hour 360922 03 The Abby Platers Fred Astaire.mp3
      12. Packard Hour 361103 09 The Dentist.mp3
      13. Packard Hour 370126 Haunted House Sketch Frec Astaire.mp3
      14. Philco Radio Time 480407 (78) At The Flying Y.mp3
      15. Screen Guild Theater 390115 Miss Brown of Worcester.mp3
      16. Sdp 490424 E016 The Sky's The Limit.mp3
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    16 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 0 min
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      16 shows - total playtime 10 hours 0 minutes
      1. Academy Award Ceremony 500323 1949 Awards.mp3
      2. Bing Crosby 480407 Fred Astaire.mp3
      3. Bing Crosby 510103 041 Chesterfield W Fred Astaire.mp3
      4. Bing Crosby 510509 060 Chesterfield W Fred Astaire.mp3
      5. Bing Crosby 520206 085 Chesterfield W Fred Astaire.mp3
      6. Burns Allen 440215 Astaire's Tap Dancing Drives Geor.mp3
      7. Com 07 The Gay Divorcee (34) Astairerogersgrable.mp3
      8. Com 17 Roberta (1935) Astairerogersirene Dunn.mp3
      9. Com 76 Sunny (1941) Irene Dunnfred Astaireginger Rogers.mp3
      10. Packard Hour 360915 02 Fred Astaire Host.mp3
      11. Packard Hour 360922 03 The Abby Platers Fred Astaire.mp3
      12. Packard Hour 361103 09 The Dentist.mp3
      13. Packard Hour 370126 Haunted House Sketch Frec Astaire.mp3
      14. Philco Radio Time 480407 (78) At The Flying Y.mp3
      15. Screen Guild Theater 390115 Miss Brown of Worcester.mp3
      16. Sdp 490424 E016 The Sky's The Limit.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



    16 recordings on 9 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 9 min

    Disc A001

    1. Com 07 The Gay Divorcee (34) Astairerogersgrable
    2. Com 17 Roberta (1935) Astairerogersirene Dunn
    3. Com 76 Sunny (1941) Irene Dunnfred Astaireginger Rogers

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    Disc A002

    1. Packard Hour 360915 02 Fred Astaire Host

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    Disc A003

    1. Packard Hour 360922 03 The Abby Platers Fred Astaire

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    Disc A004

    1. Packard Hour 361103 09 The Dentist

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    Disc A005

    1. Packard Hour 370126 Haunted House Sketch Frec Astaire

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    Disc A006

    1. Screen Guild Theater 390115 Miss Brown of Worcester
    2. Burns Allen 440215 Astaire's Tap Dancing Drives Geor

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    Disc A007

    1. Bing Crosby 480407 Fred Astaire
    2. Philco Radio Time 480407 (78) At The Flying Y

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    Disc A008

    1. Sdp 490424 E016 The Sky's The Limit
    2. Bing Crosby 510103 041 Chesterfield W Fred Astaire

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    Disc A009

    1. Bing Crosby 510509 060 Chesterfield W Fred Astaire
    2. Bing Crosby 520206 085 Chesterfield W Fred Astaire

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