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Jimmy Durante Collection

By the late 1940s, Jimmy "Schnozzola" Durante was such a showbiz institution that guest stars would line up to appear on his broadcast.

47 old time radio show recordings
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23 Audio CDs


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"Thanksgiving Pilgrim Opera"



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Tonight The Jimmy Durante Show with Alan Young
Musical
Comedy (1933 - 43)

Jimm Durante Smoking a CigarJimmy Durante, known for his "schnozzola," his top hat and piano, and his uncanny way of butchering the English language, was a smash hit in the 40s. Durante was born in 1893, on the lower east side of New York where he learned to play the piano at a very young age.

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When he was just 17, he worked on the Old Coney Island restaurant owned by Terry Walsh. Here, he played the piano. After a few years at the restaurant, Durante and a couple of friends teamed up and opened Club Durante in 1923. Even though the Club thrived, they were shut down by prohibition agents.

Not discouraged, Jimmy Durante Durante landed on Broadway. After having his name on the Marquee for 11 years, Durante was contacted by the creators of Chase and Sanborn Hour. At that time, Durante was already a national figure.

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In 1943, Durante teamed up with Garry Moore, a very young crewcut with a breathless delivery. With only 2 weeks to prepare, they turned a small show that rated

The chemistry between Durante and Moore was incredible. Millions of listeners tuned in to hear Durante say "Dat's my boy dat said dat." In 1947, Moore departed with the show, saying that it was an "honest separation." After the departure, the show name was converted to "The Jimmy Durante Show." The show consisted of Durante telling glib jokes, butchering long words, like "catastroke" instead of "catastrophe," songs sung by Miss Georgia Gibbs, and a comedy sketch. The show started off with Durantye's trademark song Inka Dinka Doo.

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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.



    47 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 21 hours, 32 min
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      47 shows - total playtime 21 hours 32 minutes
      1. Durante 351029 01 Jumbo Show The Circus Is In Trouble.mp3
      2. Durante 441222 Christmas Show.mp3
      3. Durante 450615 Bond Rally.mp3
      4. Durante 461122 Thanksgiving Pilgrim Opera.mp3
      5. Durante 470513 w Gary Moore.mp3
      6. Durante 471001 w Greer Garson.mp3
      7. Durante 471008.mp3
      8. Durante 471022 w Victor Moore.mp3
      9. Durante 471029 w Lucille Ball.mp3
      10. Durante 471105 w Bing Crosby.mp3
      11. Durante 471112 w Dorothy Lamour.mp3
      12. Durante 471126 w Victor Moore.mp3
      13. Durante 471203 w Charles Boyer.mp3
      14. Durante 471210 Happy Sam, The Record Man.mp3
      15. Durante 471217 w Guest Victor Moore.mp3
      16. Durante 471224 w Margaret O'brien.mp3
      17. Durante 471231 New Year's Eve.mp3
      18. Durante 480107 The Road To Pismo Beach.mp3
      19. Durante 480114 Wfrank Morgan.mp3
      20. Durante 480121 Wal Jolson.mp3
      21. Durante 480128 Jimmy Returns.mp3
      22. Durante 480204 w Victor Moore.mp3
      23. Durante 480211 w Victor Moore.mp3
      24. Durante 480218 w Victor Moore.mp3
      25. Durante 480225 w Victor Moore.mp3
      26. Durante 480303 w Victor Moore.mp3
      27. Durante 480310 W Van Johnson.mp3
      28. Durante 480324 w Victor Moore.mp3
      29. Durante 480331 w Rose Marie.mp3
      30. Durante 480407 w Dorothy Lamour.mp3
      31. Durante 480408 854 The Bandits Of Siam.mp3
      32. Durante 480414 Jimmy Investigates Housing Shortage.mp3
      33. Durante 480421 w Lou Clayton Eddie Jackson.mp3
      34. Durante 480428 With Lucille Ball.mp3
      35. Durante 480505 Survey On Public Transportation Shortage.mp3
      36. Durante 480512 Should A Presidential Candidate Be Married.mp3
      37. Durante 480519 How Can Government Help Small Businesses.mp3
      38. Durante 480526 Jimmy Seeks Endorsements From Sports Heroes.mp3
      39. Durante 480616 Should Men Be Allowed In Beauty Parlors.mp3
      40. Durante 480623 Last Show Of Season (Incomplete.mp3
      41. Durante 481217 Alan Young.mp3
      42. Durante 481224 Problems With Christmas Dinner.mp3
      43. Durante 500421 1o2.mp3
      44. Durante 500421 2o2.mp3
      45. Durante The Three Musketeers.mp3
      46. Durante With Don Ameche, Vera Vague.mp3
      47. Durante Ya Gotta Start Off Each Day With A Song_1944.mp3
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    47 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 21 hours, 32 min
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      47 shows - total playtime 21 hours 32 minutes
      1. Durante 351029 01 Jumbo Show The Circus Is In Trouble.mp3
      2. Durante 441222 Christmas Show.mp3
      3. Durante 450615 Bond Rally.mp3
      4. Durante 461122 Thanksgiving Pilgrim Opera.mp3
      5. Durante 470513 w Gary Moore.mp3
      6. Durante 471001 w Greer Garson.mp3
      7. Durante 471008.mp3
      8. Durante 471022 w Victor Moore.mp3
      9. Durante 471029 w Lucille Ball.mp3
      10. Durante 471105 w Bing Crosby.mp3
      11. Durante 471112 w Dorothy Lamour.mp3
      12. Durante 471126 w Victor Moore.mp3
      13. Durante 471203 w Charles Boyer.mp3
      14. Durante 471210 Happy Sam, The Record Man.mp3
      15. Durante 471217 w Guest Victor Moore.mp3
      16. Durante 471224 w Margaret O'brien.mp3
      17. Durante 471231 New Year's Eve.mp3
      18. Durante 480107 The Road To Pismo Beach.mp3
      19. Durante 480114 Wfrank Morgan.mp3
      20. Durante 480121 Wal Jolson.mp3
      21. Durante 480128 Jimmy Returns.mp3
      22. Durante 480204 w Victor Moore.mp3
      23. Durante 480211 w Victor Moore.mp3
      24. Durante 480218 w Victor Moore.mp3
      25. Durante 480225 w Victor Moore.mp3
      26. Durante 480303 w Victor Moore.mp3
      27. Durante 480310 W Van Johnson.mp3
      28. Durante 480324 w Victor Moore.mp3
      29. Durante 480331 w Rose Marie.mp3
      30. Durante 480407 w Dorothy Lamour.mp3
      31. Durante 480408 854 The Bandits Of Siam.mp3
      32. Durante 480414 Jimmy Investigates Housing Shortage.mp3
      33. Durante 480421 w Lou Clayton Eddie Jackson.mp3
      34. Durante 480428 With Lucille Ball.mp3
      35. Durante 480505 Survey On Public Transportation Shortage.mp3
      36. Durante 480512 Should A Presidential Candidate Be Married.mp3
      37. Durante 480519 How Can Government Help Small Businesses.mp3
      38. Durante 480526 Jimmy Seeks Endorsements From Sports Heroes.mp3
      39. Durante 480616 Should Men Be Allowed In Beauty Parlors.mp3
      40. Durante 480623 Last Show Of Season (Incomplete.mp3
      41. Durante 481217 Alan Young.mp3
      42. Durante 481224 Problems With Christmas Dinner.mp3
      43. Durante 500421 1o2.mp3
      44. Durante 500421 2o2.mp3
      45. Durante The Three Musketeers.mp3
      46. Durante With Don Ameche, Vera Vague.mp3
      47. Durante Ya Gotta Start Off Each Day With A Song_1944.mp3
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    47 recordings on 23 Audio CDs
    total playtime 21 hours, 32 min

    Disc A001

    1. Durante The Three Musketeers
    2. Durante With Don Ameche, Vera Vague

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    Disc A002

    1. Durante Ya Gotta Start Off Each Day With A Song_1944
    2. Durante 351029 01 Jumbo Show The Circus Is In Trouble

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    Disc A003

    1. Durante 441222 Christmas Show
    2. Durante 450615 Bond Rally

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    Disc A004

    1. Durante 461122 Thanksgiving Pilgrim Opera
    2. Durante 470513 w Gary Moore

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    Disc A005

    1. Durante 471001 w Greer Garson
    2. Durante 471008

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    Disc A006

    1. Durante 471022 w Victor Moore
    2. Durante 471029 w Lucille Ball

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    Disc A007

    1. Durante 471105 w Bing Crosby
    2. Durante 471112 w Dorothy Lamour

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    Disc A008

    1. Durante 471126 w Victor Moore
    2. Durante 471203 w Charles Boyer

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    Disc A009

    1. Durante 471210 Happy Sam, The Record Man
    2. Durante 471217 w Guest Victor Moore

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    Disc A010

    1. Durante 471224 w Margaret O'brien
    2. Durante 471231 New Year's Eve

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    Disc A011

    1. Durante 480107 The Road To Pismo Beach
    2. Durante 480114 Wfrank Morgan

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    Disc A012

    1. Durante 480121 Wal Jolson
    2. Durante 480128 Jimmy Returns

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    Disc A013

    1. Durante 480204 w Victor Moore
    2. Durante 480211 w Victor Moore

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    Disc A014

    1. Durante 480218 w Victor Moore
    2. Durante 480225 w Victor Moore

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    Disc A015

    1. Durante 480303 w Victor Moore
    2. Durante 480310 W Van Johnson

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    Disc A016

    1. Durante 480324 w Victor Moore
    2. Durante 480331 w Rose Marie

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    Disc A017

    1. Durante 480407 w Dorothy Lamour
    2. Durante 480408 854 The Bandits Of Siam

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    Disc A018

    1. Durante 480414 Jimmy Investigates Housing Shortage
    2. Durante 480421 w Lou Clayton Eddie Jackson

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    Disc A019

    1. Durante 480428 With Lucille Ball
    2. Durante 480505 Survey On Public Transportation Shortage

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    Disc A020

    1. Durante 480512 Should A Presidential Candidate Be Married
    2. Durante 480519 How Can Government Help Small Businesses

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    Disc A021

    1. Durante 480526 Jimmy Seeks Endorsements From Sports Heroes
    2. Durante 480616 Should Men Be Allowed In Beauty Parlors

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    Disc A022

    1. Durante 480623 Last Show Of Season (Incomplete
    2. Durante 481217 Alan Young

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    Disc A023

    1. Durante 481224 Problems With Christmas Dinner
    2. Durante 500421 1o2
    3. Durante 500421 2o2

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