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Fred Waring Collection

Fine Music Entertainment with 50-Piece Orchestra! Update: 25 additional broadcast

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43 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 19 hours, 51 min)
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Fred Waring

Musical Program (1947-1948)

Although most of these Fred Waring shows are from 1947 and 1948, Fred Waring and his orchestra were on the air for over three decades, from the 1920s through the late 1950s. Fred began his band in the 1917 with his brother and two others. They began by playing mostly college gigs while students at Penn State. His band grew with the years, and in 1929 he was asked to play at the Roxy Theater with an orchestra of 50 players. At the time he had a band of 20. He got the large group together and was such a success that he was booked at the Roxy for six months.

Fred WaringUntil 1929, Fred had only instrumental arrangements. This changed when he was asked to sit in for the sick conductor of the Hall Johnson Choir at the Roxy. He was so delighted with the results, he added a glee club to his orchestra. However, this was a hard sell to radio stations, and so he rejected 24 radio offers that asked him to do purely instrumental shows. Finally, he found a sponsor who would include voice in their program, and he began doing Chesterfield shows in 1939. This relationship lasted for five years and the band continued to grow. In 1945, he began a new radio show with a different station. The idea behind the show was to "bring nighttime quality to daytime radio. He did just that, and created one of the most expensive daytime old time radio shows of all time. $18,000 a week was paid to just the orchestra.

Fred WaringFred was known for being a perfectionist and he made his orchestra rehearse up to eight times a day. Many of the numbers they were to play on the air were rehearsed in three different styles - as a waltz, as a jive number, and in straight time. Band members had to be on their feet at all times, as they never knew ahead of time which version he would pick for the performance. So if you are in the mood for some fine musical entertainment, day or night, sit back and enjoy Fred and his orchestra, which was billed as "more than half a hundred Pennsylvanians.

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    43 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 19 hours, 51 min
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      43 shows - total playtime 19 hours 51 minutes
      1. Alan Young 450116 0016 Alan Wants To Hire Fred Waring.mp3
      2. Bill Stern 480514 450 W Fred Waring.mp3
      3. Cp 420309 002 Fred Waring. Joe E. Lewis Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
      4. Cp 431221 099 Fred Waring Kate Smith Orson Welles.mp3
      5. Cp 441108 146 Kate Smith Fred Waring.mp3
      6. Fmm 461231 0497 New Years Eve Party With Fred Waring.mp3
      7. Fred Waring 340617.mp3
      8. Fred Waring 440606 Nbc 2230 Fred Waring and Pennsylvanians.mp3
      9. Fred Waring 441005 Afrs 386 Music For Marchingafrs.mp3
      10. Fred Waring 441102 AFRS 390 Buckle Down Winsocki.mp3
      11. Fred Waring 441214 396 California Afrs.mp3
      12. Fred Waring 470623 Anitras Dance.mp3
      13. Fred Waring 470624 Country Style.mp3
      14. Fred Waring 470804 I Feel Song Coming.mp3
      15. Fred Waring 470818 Blue Skies.mp3
      16. Fred Waring 470825 Japanese Sandman.mp3
      17. Fred Waring 470908 Shadrack.mp3
      18. Fred Waring 470912 00x Hindustan.mp3
      19. Fred Waring 470923 Stanley Steamer.mp3
      20. Fred Waring 470929 Al Capp.mp3
      21. Fred Waring 471015 Shawnee.mp3
      22. Fred Waring 471028 Rumba Numba.mp3
      23. Fred Waring 471205 Salute To Walt Disney.mp3
      24. Fred Waring 480608 Man On Carousel.mp3
      25. Fred Waring 481213 Morning Songs.mp3
      26. Fred Waring 481215 Twas Night Before Christmas.mp3
      27. Fred Waring 481220 One Sunday Afternoon.mp3
      28. Fred Waring 481222 Christmas Song Medley.mp3
      29. Fred Waring 481227 Holiday.mp3
      30. Fred Waring 481229 Lime House Blues.mp3
      31. Fred Waring AFRS 0086 Saltue To Fort Oglethorpe.mp3
      32. Fred Waring AFRS 087 When Lights Go On Again.mp3
      33. Fred Waring AFRS 431 Were On Our Way.mp3
      34. Fred Waring AFRS 444 Stars And Stripes Forever.mp3
      35. Fred Waring AFRS 445 Look Out Below.mp3
      36. Fred Waring AFRS 523 Buckle Down Winsocki.mp3
      37. Fred Waring AFRS 525 Pickle Can Preserve.mp3
      38. Fred Waring AFRS 528 Balalaika.mp3
      39. Fred Waring AFRS Surrey With Fringe On Top.mp3
      40. Fred Waring AFRS Were Going Home.mp3
      41. Fred Waring Pennsylvanians Sleep 1924 Es.mp3
      42. Opportunity Usa 490516 Al Jolson Bing Crosby.mp3
      43. Vox Pop 420209 Saints And Sinners Club New York City Ny.mp3
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    43 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 19 hours, 51 min
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      43 shows - total playtime 19 hours 51 minutes
      1. Alan Young 450116 0016 Alan Wants To Hire Fred Waring.mp3
      2. Bill Stern 480514 450 W Fred Waring.mp3
      3. Cp 420309 002 Fred Waring. Joe E. Lewis Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
      4. Cp 431221 099 Fred Waring Kate Smith Orson Welles.mp3
      5. Cp 441108 146 Kate Smith Fred Waring.mp3
      6. Fmm 461231 0497 New Years Eve Party With Fred Waring.mp3
      7. Fred Waring 340617.mp3
      8. Fred Waring 440606 Nbc 2230 Fred Waring and Pennsylvanians.mp3
      9. Fred Waring 441005 Afrs 386 Music For Marchingafrs.mp3
      10. Fred Waring 441102 AFRS 390 Buckle Down Winsocki.mp3
      11. Fred Waring 441214 396 California Afrs.mp3
      12. Fred Waring 470623 Anitras Dance.mp3
      13. Fred Waring 470624 Country Style.mp3
      14. Fred Waring 470804 I Feel Song Coming.mp3
      15. Fred Waring 470818 Blue Skies.mp3
      16. Fred Waring 470825 Japanese Sandman.mp3
      17. Fred Waring 470908 Shadrack.mp3
      18. Fred Waring 470912 00x Hindustan.mp3
      19. Fred Waring 470923 Stanley Steamer.mp3
      20. Fred Waring 470929 Al Capp.mp3
      21. Fred Waring 471015 Shawnee.mp3
      22. Fred Waring 471028 Rumba Numba.mp3
      23. Fred Waring 471205 Salute To Walt Disney.mp3
      24. Fred Waring 480608 Man On Carousel.mp3
      25. Fred Waring 481213 Morning Songs.mp3
      26. Fred Waring 481215 Twas Night Before Christmas.mp3
      27. Fred Waring 481220 One Sunday Afternoon.mp3
      28. Fred Waring 481222 Christmas Song Medley.mp3
      29. Fred Waring 481227 Holiday.mp3
      30. Fred Waring 481229 Lime House Blues.mp3
      31. Fred Waring AFRS 0086 Saltue To Fort Oglethorpe.mp3
      32. Fred Waring AFRS 087 When Lights Go On Again.mp3
      33. Fred Waring AFRS 431 Were On Our Way.mp3
      34. Fred Waring AFRS 444 Stars And Stripes Forever.mp3
      35. Fred Waring AFRS 445 Look Out Below.mp3
      36. Fred Waring AFRS 523 Buckle Down Winsocki.mp3
      37. Fred Waring AFRS 525 Pickle Can Preserve.mp3
      38. Fred Waring AFRS 528 Balalaika.mp3
      39. Fred Waring AFRS Surrey With Fringe On Top.mp3
      40. Fred Waring AFRS Were Going Home.mp3
      41. Fred Waring Pennsylvanians Sleep 1924 Es.mp3
      42. Opportunity Usa 490516 Al Jolson Bing Crosby.mp3
      43. Vox Pop 420209 Saints And Sinners Club New York City Ny.mp3
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    43 recordings on 21 Audio CDs
    total playtime 19 hours, 51 min

    Fred Waring Disc A001

    1. Fred Waring AFRS 0086 Saltue To Fort Oglethorpe
    2. Fred Waring AFRS 087 When Lights Go On Again
    3. Fred Waring AFRS 431 Were On Our Way

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    Fred Waring Disc A002

    1. Fred Waring AFRS 444 Stars And Stripes Forever
    2. Fred Waring AFRS 445 Look Out Below

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    Fred Waring Disc A003

    1. Fred Waring AFRS 523 Buckle Down Winsocki
    2. Fred Waring AFRS 525 Pickle Can Preserve

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    Fred Waring Disc A004

    1. Fred Waring AFRS 528 Balalaika
    2. Fred Waring AFRS Surrey With Fringe On Top
    3. Fred Waring AFRS Were Going Home
    4. Fred Waring Pennsylvanians Sleep 1924 Es

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    Fred Waring Disc A005

    1. Fred Waring 340617
    2. Vox Pop 420209 Saints And Sinners Club New York City Ny

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    Fred Waring Disc A006

    1. Cp 420309 002 Fred Waring. Joe E. Lewis Tallulah Bankhead
    2. Cp 431221 099 Fred Waring Kate Smith Orson Welles

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    Fred Waring Disc A007

    1. Fred Waring 440606 Nbc 2230 Fred Waring and Pennsylvanians
    2. Fred Waring 441005 Afrs 386 Music For Marchingafrs

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    Fred Waring Disc A008

    1. Fred Waring 441102 AFRS 390 Buckle Down Winsocki
    2. Cp 441108 146 Kate Smith Fred Waring

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    Fred Waring Disc A009

    1. Fred Waring 441214 396 California Afrs
    2. Alan Young 450116 0016 Alan Wants To Hire Fred Waring

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    Fred Waring Disc A010

    1. Fmm 461231 0497 New Years Eve Party With Fred Waring
    2. Fred Waring 470623 Anitras Dance

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    Fred Waring Disc A011

    1. Fred Waring 470624 Country Style
    2. Fred Waring 470804 I Feel Song Coming

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    Fred Waring Disc A012

    1. Fred Waring 470818 Blue Skies
    2. Fred Waring 470825 Japanese Sandman

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    Fred Waring Disc A013

    1. Fred Waring 470908 Shadrack
    2. Fred Waring 470912 00x Hindustan

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    Fred Waring Disc A014

    1. Fred Waring 470923 Stanley Steamer
    2. Fred Waring 470929 Al Capp

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    Fred Waring Disc A015

    1. Fred Waring 471015 Shawnee
    2. Fred Waring 471028 Rumba Numba

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    Fred Waring Disc A016

    1. Fred Waring 471205 Salute To Walt Disney
    2. Bill Stern 480514 450 W Fred Waring

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    Fred Waring Disc A017

    1. Fred Waring 480608 Man On Carousel
    2. Fred Waring 481213 Morning Songs

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    Fred Waring Disc A018

    1. Fred Waring 481215 Twas Night Before Christmas
    2. Fred Waring 481220 One Sunday Afternoon

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    Fred Waring Disc A019

    1. Fred Waring 481222 Christmas Song Medley
    2. Fred Waring 481227 Holiday

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    Fred Waring Disc A020

    1. Fred Waring 481229 Lime House Blues

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    Fred Waring Disc A021

    1. Opportunity Usa 490516 Al Jolson Bing Crosby

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