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Fred Waring Collection

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

18 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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9 Audio CDs


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"Stanley Steamer"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Musical Program (1947-1948)

Fred WaringAlthough 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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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.



    18 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 13 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 8 hours 13 minutes
      1. Fred Waring 340617.mp3
      2. Fred Waring 470623 Anitras Dance.mp3
      3. Fred Waring 470804 I Feel Song Coming On.mp3
      4. Fred Waring 470818 Blue Skies.mp3
      5. Fred Waring 470825 Japanese Sandman.mp3
      6. Fred Waring 470908 Shadrack.mp3
      7. Fred Waring 470923 Stanley Steamer.mp3
      8. Fred Waring 470929 Al Cap.mp3
      9. Fred Waring 471015 Shawnee.mp3
      10. Fred Waring 471028 Rumba Numba.mp3
      11. Fred Waring 481213 Morning Songs.mp3
      12. Fred Waring 481215 Twas Night Before Christmas.mp3
      13. Fred Waring 481220 One Sunday Afternoon.mp3
      14. Fred Waring 481222 Christmas Song Medley.mp3
      15. Fred Waring 481227 Holiday.mp3
      16. Fred Waring 481229 Lime House Blues.mp3
      17. Fred Waring Afrs 018a Were Going Home.mp3
      18. Fred Waring Afrs 018b Surrey With Fringe On Top.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    18 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 13 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 8 hours 13 minutes
      1. Fred Waring 340617.mp3
      2. Fred Waring 470623 Anitras Dance.mp3
      3. Fred Waring 470804 I Feel Song Coming On.mp3
      4. Fred Waring 470818 Blue Skies.mp3
      5. Fred Waring 470825 Japanese Sandman.mp3
      6. Fred Waring 470908 Shadrack.mp3
      7. Fred Waring 470923 Stanley Steamer.mp3
      8. Fred Waring 470929 Al Cap.mp3
      9. Fred Waring 471015 Shawnee.mp3
      10. Fred Waring 471028 Rumba Numba.mp3
      11. Fred Waring 481213 Morning Songs.mp3
      12. Fred Waring 481215 Twas Night Before Christmas.mp3
      13. Fred Waring 481220 One Sunday Afternoon.mp3
      14. Fred Waring 481222 Christmas Song Medley.mp3
      15. Fred Waring 481227 Holiday.mp3
      16. Fred Waring 481229 Lime House Blues.mp3
      17. Fred Waring Afrs 018a Were Going Home.mp3
      18. Fred Waring Afrs 018b Surrey With Fringe On Top.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



    18 recordings on 9 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 13 min

    Disc A001

    1. Fred Waring Afrs 018a Were Going Home
    2. Fred Waring Afrs 018b Surrey With Fringe On Top
    3. Fred Waring 340617

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    Disc A002

    1. Fred Waring 470623 Anitras Dance
    2. Fred Waring 470804 I Feel Song Coming On

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    Disc A003

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

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    Disc A004

    1. Fred Waring 470908 Shadrack
    2. Fred Waring 470923 Stanley Steamer

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    Disc A005

    1. Fred Waring 470929 Al Cap
    2. Fred Waring 471015 Shawnee

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    Disc A006

    1. Fred Waring 471028 Rumba Numba
    2. Fred Waring 481213 Morning Songs

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    Disc A007

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

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    Disc A008

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

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    Disc A009

    1. Fred Waring 481229 Lime House Blues

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