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Guard Sessions

National Guard Sponsored the Musical Program with Host Martin Block with Guest Stars Nat King Cole, Xavier Cugat, Dean Martin and other Greats!

46 old time radio show recordings
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"Nat King Cole"



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Xavier Cugat Nat King Cole Bobby Darin

Music Program

"Okay this is Guard Session, reel one, take one."

Lend an ear as Martin Block hosts the musical program sponsored by the US National Guard. Known for his old time radio show, The Make Believe Ballroom, during the swing era (where he plugged such musicians as Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, and Count Basie), Martin Block returns with a new era of musicians. We sit in "recording sessions with Block and such great artists as Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Vic Damone, Stan Kenton, Xavier Cugat, and more. In addition to great music, The Guard Sessions also include friendly banter with the musicians and information about their then-upcoming albums. So turn up the hi fi and relax with some of the greatest popular music of yesteryear.

For more well-done military-sponsored music programs, see also the Air Force recruitment show, A Serenade in Blue. Additional military music programs include: Lets Go To Town, Broadway in Review, Guard Sessions, Battle Stations, Music America Loves Best, Navy Swings, Theater of Hits, Join the Navy, and US Navy Shows. See also: Voice of the Army.

Vic Damone Henry Macini Dean Martin

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
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    46 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 11 hours, 27 min
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      46 shows - total playtime 11 hours 27 minutes
      1. Guard Session 061 Joanie Sommers.mp3
      2. Guard Session 062 Joanie Sommers.mp3
      3. Guard Session 069 Abbe Lane Xavier Cugat.mp3
      4. Guard Session 070 Abbe Lane Xavier Cugat.mp3
      5. Guard Session 091 Nat King Cole.mp3
      6. Guard Session 092 Nat King Cole.mp3
      7. Guard Session 093 Perry Como.mp3
      8. Guard Session 094 Perry Como.mp3
      9. Guard Session 095 Perry Como.mp3
      10. Guard Session 096 Perry Como.mp3
      11. Guard Session 117 Bobby Darin.mp3
      12. Guard Session 118 Bobby Darin.mp3
      13. Guard Session 119 Bobby Darin.mp3
      14. Guard Session 120 Bobby Darin.mp3
      15. Guard Session 145 Vic Damone.mp3
      16. Guard Session 146 Vic Damone.mp3
      17. Guard Session 147 Vic Damone.mp3
      18. Guard Session 148 Vic Damone.mp3
      19. Guard Session 149 Stan Kenton.mp3
      20. Guard Session 150 Stan Kenton.mp3
      21. Guard Session 151 Stan Kenton.mp3
      22. Guard Session 152 Stan Kenton.mp3
      23. Guard Session 157 Lawrence Welk.mp3
      24. Guard Session 158 Lawrence Welk.mp3
      25. Guard Session 159 Lawrence Welk.mp3
      26. Guard Session 160 Lawrence Welk.mp3
      27. Guard Session 161 Jerry Vale.mp3
      28. Guard Session 162 Jerry Vale.mp3
      29. Guard Session 163 Jerry Vale.mp3
      30. Guard Session 164 Jerry Vale.mp3
      31. Guard Session 165 Percy Faith.mp3
      32. Guard Session 166 Percy Faith.mp3
      33. Guard Session 167 Percy Faith.mp3
      34. Guard Session 168 Percy Faith.mp3
      35. Guard Session 177 Nancy Wilson.mp3
      36. Guard Session 178 Nancy Wilson.mp3
      37. Guard Session 179 Nancy Wilson.mp3
      38. Guard Session 180 Nancy Wilson.mp3
      39. Guard Session 181 Henry Mancini.mp3
      40. Guard Session 182 Henry Mancini.mp3
      41. Guard Session 183 Henry Mancini.mp3
      42. Guard Session 184 Henry Mancini.mp3
      43. Guard Session 189 Dean Martin.mp3
      44. Guard Session 190 Dean Martin.mp3
      45. Guard Session 191 Dean Martin.mp3
      46. Guard Session 192 Dean Martin.mp3
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    total playtime 11 hours, 27 min
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      46 shows - total playtime 11 hours 27 minutes
      1. Guard Session 061 Joanie Sommers.mp3
      2. Guard Session 062 Joanie Sommers.mp3
      3. Guard Session 069 Abbe Lane Xavier Cugat.mp3
      4. Guard Session 070 Abbe Lane Xavier Cugat.mp3
      5. Guard Session 091 Nat King Cole.mp3
      6. Guard Session 092 Nat King Cole.mp3
      7. Guard Session 093 Perry Como.mp3
      8. Guard Session 094 Perry Como.mp3
      9. Guard Session 095 Perry Como.mp3
      10. Guard Session 096 Perry Como.mp3
      11. Guard Session 117 Bobby Darin.mp3
      12. Guard Session 118 Bobby Darin.mp3
      13. Guard Session 119 Bobby Darin.mp3
      14. Guard Session 120 Bobby Darin.mp3
      15. Guard Session 145 Vic Damone.mp3
      16. Guard Session 146 Vic Damone.mp3
      17. Guard Session 147 Vic Damone.mp3
      18. Guard Session 148 Vic Damone.mp3
      19. Guard Session 149 Stan Kenton.mp3
      20. Guard Session 150 Stan Kenton.mp3
      21. Guard Session 151 Stan Kenton.mp3
      22. Guard Session 152 Stan Kenton.mp3
      23. Guard Session 157 Lawrence Welk.mp3
      24. Guard Session 158 Lawrence Welk.mp3
      25. Guard Session 159 Lawrence Welk.mp3
      26. Guard Session 160 Lawrence Welk.mp3
      27. Guard Session 161 Jerry Vale.mp3
      28. Guard Session 162 Jerry Vale.mp3
      29. Guard Session 163 Jerry Vale.mp3
      30. Guard Session 164 Jerry Vale.mp3
      31. Guard Session 165 Percy Faith.mp3
      32. Guard Session 166 Percy Faith.mp3
      33. Guard Session 167 Percy Faith.mp3
      34. Guard Session 168 Percy Faith.mp3
      35. Guard Session 177 Nancy Wilson.mp3
      36. Guard Session 178 Nancy Wilson.mp3
      37. Guard Session 179 Nancy Wilson.mp3
      38. Guard Session 180 Nancy Wilson.mp3
      39. Guard Session 181 Henry Mancini.mp3
      40. Guard Session 182 Henry Mancini.mp3
      41. Guard Session 183 Henry Mancini.mp3
      42. Guard Session 184 Henry Mancini.mp3
      43. Guard Session 189 Dean Martin.mp3
      44. Guard Session 190 Dean Martin.mp3
      45. Guard Session 191 Dean Martin.mp3
      46. Guard Session 192 Dean Martin.mp3
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    46 recordings on 12 Audio CDs
    total playtime 11 hours, 27 min

    Disc A001

    1. Guard Session 061 Joanie Sommers
    2. Guard Session 062 Joanie Sommers
    3. Guard Session 069 Abbe Lane Xavier Cugat
    4. Guard Session 070 Abbe Lane Xavier Cugat

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    Disc A002

    1. Guard Session 091 Nat King Cole
    2. Guard Session 092 Nat King Cole
    3. Guard Session 093 Perry Como
    4. Guard Session 094 Perry Como

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    Disc A003

    1. Guard Session 095 Perry Como
    2. Guard Session 096 Perry Como
    3. Guard Session 117 Bobby Darin
    4. Guard Session 118 Bobby Darin

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    Disc A004

    1. Guard Session 119 Bobby Darin
    2. Guard Session 120 Bobby Darin
    3. Guard Session 145 Vic Damone
    4. Guard Session 146 Vic Damone

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    Disc A005

    1. Guard Session 147 Vic Damone
    2. Guard Session 148 Vic Damone
    3. Guard Session 149 Stan Kenton
    4. Guard Session 150 Stan Kenton

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    Disc A006

    1. Guard Session 151 Stan Kenton
    2. Guard Session 152 Stan Kenton
    3. Guard Session 157 Lawrence Welk
    4. Guard Session 158 Lawrence Welk

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    Disc A007

    1. Guard Session 159 Lawrence Welk
    2. Guard Session 160 Lawrence Welk
    3. Guard Session 161 Jerry Vale
    4. Guard Session 162 Jerry Vale

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    Disc A008

    1. Guard Session 163 Jerry Vale
    2. Guard Session 164 Jerry Vale
    3. Guard Session 165 Percy Faith
    4. Guard Session 166 Percy Faith

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    Disc A009

    1. Guard Session 167 Percy Faith
    2. Guard Session 168 Percy Faith
    3. Guard Session 177 Nancy Wilson
    4. Guard Session 178 Nancy Wilson

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    Disc A010

    1. Guard Session 179 Nancy Wilson
    2. Guard Session 180 Nancy Wilson
    3. Guard Session 181 Henry Mancini
    4. Guard Session 182 Henry Mancini

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    Disc A011

    1. Guard Session 183 Henry Mancini
    2. Guard Session 184 Henry Mancini
    3. Guard Session 189 Dean Martin
    4. Guard Session 190 Dean Martin

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    Disc A012

    1. Guard Session 191 Dean Martin
    2. Guard Session 192 Dean Martin

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