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Jubilee

AFRS Presents Great Jazz and Entertainment for the Troops during WWII.

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Benny Carter
Black-oriented swing and jazz (1942 - 1953)

Lena Horne in Jubilee
Lena Horne - one of many guest
performers on Jubilee

Jim Crow was a fact of life in America at the beginning of the Second World War. Racism and segregation reached into all aspects of life in the Southern States; attitudes and conditions were not much better in the rest of the nation.

The experience of WWII would eventually bring and end to segregation in the Military, and by extension, the Nation as a whole.

The Army began experiencing Manpower shortages from the beginning of the war. Jim Crow segregation policies meant that 15% of the Army's personnel were unavailable for combat assignment. Most black soldiers were assigned to rear echelon units, usually as truck drivers and stevedores, or Engineering units where the provided grunt labor. With few notable exceptions, these units were badly equipped and led, and suffered from low morale. (Drivers of the "Red Ball Express" were praised by Gen George Patton as being the only supply corps to keep up with his rapidly advancing Third Army.)

American Broadcasting features AFRS Jubliee- Jubilee AFRS circa 1944 - Hollywood, CaliforniaThere were isolated Black Combat Units, but again they were often led by incompetent officers and supplied with inferior or even condemned equipment. This, along with the prejudice of higher command caused a distinct lack of combat success, further reinforcing prejudice and harming morale. Again there were heroic exceptions, such as the Tuskegee Airmen, the 333rd and the 969the Field Artillery Battalions, and the 561st Tank Battalion. (The 561st was assigned to Patton's Third Army over his objections; he was sure that black soldiers were incapable of "thinking fast enough" to fight in tanks. The unit's valor and bravery led him to declare in 1944 "I have nothing but the best in my army. I don't care what color you are as long as you go up there and kill those Kraut son's-a-bitches.")

 

Andy KirkCombat casualties were incredibly high in the European theater during the winter of 1944. General Eisenhower took the radical step of allowing black soldiers to volunteer for combat replacements. Response was overwhelming; many soldiers accepted reduction in rank in order to take up a rifle and fight. Often these repacements made up for their lack of experience with almost reckless bravery.

On July 26, 1948, President Truman ordered the desegregation of the Armed Forces. However it took the Korean War and integration of troops actually in combat together before before the Army announced their formal Desegregation plans in 1951, three years to the day of the Executive Order.

Erskine HawkinsRelatively early in the career of the Armed Forces Radio Service the Jubilee show began being recorded. Jubilee was directed at Black Troops, but the content was high quality jazz that would have been enjoyed by servicemen of any race. The program stated that it was for the Fighting Men of the United Nations. American Troops were getting to know the people and lands where they were serving, Jubilee saw itself as a chance for these people to get to know America.

Early episodes were M.C.'d by Dooley Wilson, (Rick's piano player from Casablanca) but most episodes were hosted by Ernie Whitman, who appeared on the Beulah radio program. Musical guests included Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Scatman Carruthers and His Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, the Teddie Wilson Sextet, the Mills Brothers, Fats Waller, Bing Crosby, Kay Starr, Stan Kenton, and Les Paul.

For more intresting reading, See also: article on the history of Minstrel Shows and Old Time Radio. For radio shows covering African-American civil rights, see also: Roi Ottley's A New Worlds A-Coming.

For more radio jazz series, see also: Charlie and His Orchestra (Nazi Propganda), Eddie Condon Jazz Concert, Esquire Jazz Concert, Jubilee, Music Depreciation, Navy Swings, Live from Birdland, and New Orleans Jazz Band.

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    total playtime 39 hours, 5 min
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    Volume 1 - 41 shows - total playtime 20 hours 41 minutes
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    1. Jubilee 004 Benny Carter, Nicodemus.mp3
    2. Jubilee 028 Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing.mp3
    3. Jubilee 033 Delta Rhythm Boys, Jimmy Lunceford.mp3
    4. Jubilee 037 Delta Rythm Boys, Lucky Millander.mp3
    5. Jubilee 038 Lucky Millinder, Jimmy Noone.mp3
    6. Jubilee 039 5 Charioters, Rochester, LMillander.mp3
    7. Jubilee 041 Ernie Morris and Jimmy Jordan.mp3
    8. Jubilee 043 Erskine Hawkins.mp3
    9. Jubilee 045 Erskine Hawkins, Nat King Cole.mp3
    10. Jubilee 046 Barney Bigard, Louis Jordan.mp3
    11. Jubilee 048 Erskine Hawkins.mp3
    12. Jubilee 049 Duke Ellington.mp3
    13. Jubilee 051 Louis Jordan, Nat King Cole.mp3
    14. Jubilee 052 Harlan Leonard.mp3
    15. Jubilee 053 Lionel Hampton.mp3
    16. Jubilee 055 Count Basie, Teddy Wilson.mp3
    17. Jubilee 056 Nobile Sissle, Barny Bigard.mp3
    18. Jubilee 061 CP Johnson, Johnny Mercer.mp3
    19. Jubilee 062 Tiny Bradshaw, Jack Benny.mp3
    20. Jubilee 065 Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole.mp3
    21. Jubilee 069 Duke Ellington.mp3
    22. Jubilee 076 Fletcher Henderson.mp3
    23. Jubilee 077 Fletcher Henderson, Lena Horne.mp3
    24. Jubilee 082 International Sweethearts of Rhythm.mp3
    25. Jubilee 085 Jimmie Lunceford, Nat King Cole.mp3
    26. Jubilee 086 Jimmie Lunceford.mp3
    27. Jubilee 087 Benny Carter.mp3
    28. Jubilee 088 International Sweethearts of Rhythm.mp3
    29. Jubilee 089 Jimmie Lunceford, Lena Horne.mp3
    30. Jubilee 091 Elmer Fain, Tommy Dorsey.mp3
    31. Jubilee 115 Lucky Millinder, Gene Krupa.mp3
    32. Jubilee 117 Duke Ellington.mp3
    33. Jubilee 138 Jimmie Lunceford.mp3
    34. Jubilee 139 Jimmie Lunceford.mp3
    35. Jubilee 156 stan kenton.mp3
    36. Jubilee 200 Bobby Sherwood.mp3
    37. Jubilee 202 Cliff Lang, Herb Jeffries.mp3
    38. Jubilee 204 Cliff Lang, Kay Starr, Andre Previn.mp3
    39. Jubilee 205 Benny Carter.mp3
    40. Jubilee 206 Count Basie.mp3
    41. Jubilee 207 Benny Carter, Nat King Cole.mp3
    Volume 2 - 45 shows - total playtime 18 hours 23 minutes
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    1. Jubilee 210 Lionel Hampton, Lena Horne.mp3
    2. Jubilee 211 Andy Kirk, Eddy Heywood.mp3
    3. Jubilee 213 Jimmy Lunceford, Andre Previn.mp3
    4. Jubilee 214 Chalrie Barnet, Eddy Heywood.mp3
    5. Jubilee 219 Benny Carter, Josh White.mp3
    6. Jubilee 220 Benny Carter, Nat King Cole.mp3
    7. Jubilee 222 Benny Carter,Helen Humes.mp3
    8. Jubilee 225 Jack Teagarden, Joey Preston-.mp3
    9. Jubilee 226 Jack Teagarden, Jack McVea-.mp3
    10. Jubilee 227 Pete Daley, Martha Tilton.mp3
    11. Jubilee 240 Ike Carpenter, Four Blazes.mp3
    12. Jubilee 241 Eddie Skrivanek.mp3
    13. Jubilee 242 Al Killian, Kay Kyser.mp3
    14. Jubilee 244 Roy Milton, Ernie Felice.mp3
    15. Jubilee 245 Count Basie, Ella Mae Morse.mp3
    16. Jubilee 248 Benny Carter, Peggy Lee.mp3
    17. Jubilee 250 Murray MacEachern, Kid Ory.mp3
    18. Jubilee 256 Jimmy Mundy, Nat King Cole.mp3
    19. Jubilee 258 Jimmy Mundy.mp3
    20. Jubilee 260 Dave Cavanaugh, Ernie Felice.mp3
    21. Jubilee 261 Benny Goodman, Howard McGhee.mp3
    22. Jubilee 262 Benny Carter, Benny Goodman.mp3
    23. Jubilee 264 Jimmy Zito, Kay Starr.mp3
    24. Jubilee 265 Harry Lubin, Walter Gross.mp3
    25. Jubilee 267 Harry James.mp3
    26. Jubilee 268 Harry James, Earl Hines.mp3
    27. Jubilee 269 Count Basie.mp3
    28. Jubilee 270 Count Basie.mp3
    29. Jubilee 274 Jack Teagarden, Harry Babasin-.mp3
    30. Jubilee 309 Gene Krupa.mp3
    31. Jubilee 421009 001 Heyfoot Strawfoot.mp3
    32. Jubilee 421027 002.mp3
    33. Jubilee 450331 109 Jack Benny.mp3
    34. Jubilee AFRS.mp3
    35. Jubilee Art Tatum 1944.mp3
    36. Jubilee Artie Shaw 1944.mp3
    37. Jubilee Benny Carter1 1945.mp3
    38. Jubilee Benny Carter2 1945.mp3
    39. Jubilee Benny Carter3 1945.mp3
    40. Jubilee Count Basie 1944.mp3
    41. Jubilee Count Basie2 1944.mp3
    42. Jubilee Count Basie3 1944.mp3
    43. Jubilee Delta Rhythm Boys, Meade Lux Lewis.mp3
    44. Jubilee IntroJLunceford 1944.mp3
    45. Jubilee RoccoCP Johnson 1944.mp3
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    Volume 1 - 41 shows - total playtime 20 hours 41 minutes
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    1. Jubilee 004 Benny Carter, Nicodemus.mp3
    2. Jubilee 028 Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing.mp3
    3. Jubilee 033 Delta Rhythm Boys, Jimmy Lunceford.mp3
    4. Jubilee 037 Delta Rythm Boys, Lucky Millander.mp3
    5. Jubilee 038 Lucky Millinder, Jimmy Noone.mp3
    6. Jubilee 039 5 Charioters, Rochester, LMillander.mp3
    7. Jubilee 041 Ernie Morris and Jimmy Jordan.mp3
    8. Jubilee 043 Erskine Hawkins.mp3
    9. Jubilee 045 Erskine Hawkins, Nat King Cole.mp3
    10. Jubilee 046 Barney Bigard, Louis Jordan.mp3
    11. Jubilee 048 Erskine Hawkins.mp3
    12. Jubilee 049 Duke Ellington.mp3
    13. Jubilee 051 Louis Jordan, Nat King Cole.mp3
    14. Jubilee 052 Harlan Leonard.mp3
    15. Jubilee 053 Lionel Hampton.mp3
    16. Jubilee 055 Count Basie, Teddy Wilson.mp3
    17. Jubilee 056 Nobile Sissle, Barny Bigard.mp3
    18. Jubilee 061 CP Johnson, Johnny Mercer.mp3
    19. Jubilee 062 Tiny Bradshaw, Jack Benny.mp3
    20. Jubilee 065 Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole.mp3
    21. Jubilee 069 Duke Ellington.mp3
    22. Jubilee 076 Fletcher Henderson.mp3
    23. Jubilee 077 Fletcher Henderson, Lena Horne.mp3
    24. Jubilee 082 International Sweethearts of Rhythm.mp3
    25. Jubilee 085 Jimmie Lunceford, Nat King Cole.mp3
    26. Jubilee 086 Jimmie Lunceford.mp3
    27. Jubilee 087 Benny Carter.mp3
    28. Jubilee 088 International Sweethearts of Rhythm.mp3
    29. Jubilee 089 Jimmie Lunceford, Lena Horne.mp3
    30. Jubilee 091 Elmer Fain, Tommy Dorsey.mp3
    31. Jubilee 115 Lucky Millinder, Gene Krupa.mp3
    32. Jubilee 117 Duke Ellington.mp3
    33. Jubilee 138 Jimmie Lunceford.mp3
    34. Jubilee 139 Jimmie Lunceford.mp3
    35. Jubilee 156 stan kenton.mp3
    36. Jubilee 200 Bobby Sherwood.mp3
    37. Jubilee 202 Cliff Lang, Herb Jeffries.mp3
    38. Jubilee 204 Cliff Lang, Kay Starr, Andre Previn.mp3
    39. Jubilee 205 Benny Carter.mp3
    40. Jubilee 206 Count Basie.mp3
    41. Jubilee 207 Benny Carter, Nat King Cole.mp3
    Volume 2 - 45 shows - total playtime 18 hours 23 minutes
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    1. Jubilee 210 Lionel Hampton, Lena Horne.mp3
    2. Jubilee 211 Andy Kirk, Eddy Heywood.mp3
    3. Jubilee 213 Jimmy Lunceford, Andre Previn.mp3
    4. Jubilee 214 Chalrie Barnet, Eddy Heywood.mp3
    5. Jubilee 219 Benny Carter, Josh White.mp3
    6. Jubilee 220 Benny Carter, Nat King Cole.mp3
    7. Jubilee 222 Benny Carter,Helen Humes.mp3
    8. Jubilee 225 Jack Teagarden, Joey Preston-.mp3
    9. Jubilee 226 Jack Teagarden, Jack McVea-.mp3
    10. Jubilee 227 Pete Daley, Martha Tilton.mp3
    11. Jubilee 240 Ike Carpenter, Four Blazes.mp3
    12. Jubilee 241 Eddie Skrivanek.mp3
    13. Jubilee 242 Al Killian, Kay Kyser.mp3
    14. Jubilee 244 Roy Milton, Ernie Felice.mp3
    15. Jubilee 245 Count Basie, Ella Mae Morse.mp3
    16. Jubilee 248 Benny Carter, Peggy Lee.mp3
    17. Jubilee 250 Murray MacEachern, Kid Ory.mp3
    18. Jubilee 256 Jimmy Mundy, Nat King Cole.mp3
    19. Jubilee 258 Jimmy Mundy.mp3
    20. Jubilee 260 Dave Cavanaugh, Ernie Felice.mp3
    21. Jubilee 261 Benny Goodman, Howard McGhee.mp3
    22. Jubilee 262 Benny Carter, Benny Goodman.mp3
    23. Jubilee 264 Jimmy Zito, Kay Starr.mp3
    24. Jubilee 265 Harry Lubin, Walter Gross.mp3
    25. Jubilee 267 Harry James.mp3
    26. Jubilee 268 Harry James, Earl Hines.mp3
    27. Jubilee 269 Count Basie.mp3
    28. Jubilee 270 Count Basie.mp3
    29. Jubilee 274 Jack Teagarden, Harry Babasin-.mp3
    30. Jubilee 309 Gene Krupa.mp3
    31. Jubilee 421009 001 Heyfoot Strawfoot.mp3
    32. Jubilee 421027 002.mp3
    33. Jubilee 450331 109 Jack Benny.mp3
    34. Jubilee AFRS.mp3
    35. Jubilee Art Tatum 1944.mp3
    36. Jubilee Artie Shaw 1944.mp3
    37. Jubilee Benny Carter1 1945.mp3
    38. Jubilee Benny Carter2 1945.mp3
    39. Jubilee Benny Carter3 1945.mp3
    40. Jubilee Count Basie 1944.mp3
    41. Jubilee Count Basie2 1944.mp3
    42. Jubilee Count Basie3 1944.mp3
    43. Jubilee Delta Rhythm Boys, Meade Lux Lewis.mp3
    44. Jubilee IntroJLunceford 1944.mp3
    45. Jubilee RoccoCP Johnson 1944.mp3
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    86 recordings on 39 Audio CDs
    total playtime 39 hours, 5 min

    Disc A001

    1. Jubilee 004 Benny Carter, Nicodemus
    2. Jubilee 028 Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing

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    Disc A002

    1. Jubilee 033 Delta Rhythm Boys, Jimmy Lunceford
    2. Jubilee 037 Delta Rythm Boys, Lucky Millander

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    Disc A003

    1. Jubilee 038 Lucky Millinder, Jimmy Noone
    2. Jubilee 039 5 Charioters, Rochester, LMillander

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    Disc A004

    1. Jubilee 041 Ernie Morris and Jimmy Jordan
    2. Jubilee 043 Erskine Hawkins

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    Disc A005

    1. Jubilee 045 Erskine Hawkins, Nat King Cole
    2. Jubilee 046 Barney Bigard, Louis Jordan

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    Disc A006

    1. Jubilee 048 Erskine Hawkins
    2. Jubilee 049 Duke Ellington

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    Disc A007

    1. Jubilee 051 Louis Jordan, Nat King Cole
    2. Jubilee 052 Harlan Leonard

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    Disc A008

    1. Jubilee 053 Lionel Hampton
    2. Jubilee 055 Count Basie, Teddy Wilson

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    Disc A009

    1. Jubilee 056 Nobile Sissle, Barny Bigard
    2. Jubilee 061 CP Johnson, Johnny Mercer

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    Disc A010

    1. Jubilee 062 Tiny Bradshaw, Jack Benny
    2. Jubilee 065 Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole

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    Disc A011

    1. Jubilee 069 Duke Ellington
    2. Jubilee 076 Fletcher Henderson

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    Disc A012

    1. Jubilee 077 Fletcher Henderson, Lena Horne
    2. Jubilee 082 International Sweethearts of Rhythm

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    Disc A013

    1. Jubilee 085 Jimmie Lunceford, Nat King Cole
    2. Jubilee 086 Jimmie Lunceford

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    Disc A014

    1. Jubilee 087 Benny Carter
    2. Jubilee 088 International Sweethearts of Rhythm

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    Disc A015

    1. Jubilee 089 Jimmie Lunceford, Lena Horne
    2. Jubilee 091 Elmer Fain, Tommy Dorsey

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    Disc A016

    1. Jubilee 115 Lucky Millinder, Gene Krupa
    2. Jubilee 117 Duke Ellington

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    Disc A017

    1. Jubilee 138 Jimmie Lunceford
    2. Jubilee 139 Jimmie Lunceford

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    Disc A018

    1. Jubilee 156 stan kenton
    2. Jubilee 200 Bobby Sherwood

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    Disc A019

    1. Jubilee 202 Cliff Lang, Herb Jeffries
    2. Jubilee 204 Cliff Lang, Kay Starr, Andre Previn

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    Disc A020

    1. Jubilee 205 Benny Carter
    2. Jubilee 206 Count Basie

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    Disc A021

    1. Jubilee 207 Benny Carter, Nat King Cole
    2. Jubilee 210 Lionel Hampton, Lena Horne

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    Disc A022

    1. Jubilee 211 Andy Kirk, Eddy Heywood
    2. Jubilee 213 Jimmy Lunceford, Andre Previn

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    Disc A023

    1. Jubilee 214 Chalrie Barnet, Eddy Heywood
    2. Jubilee 219 Benny Carter, Josh White

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    Disc A024

    1. Jubilee 220 Benny Carter, Nat King Cole
    2. Jubilee 222 Benny Carter,Helen Humes

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    Disc A025

    1. Jubilee 225 Jack Teagarden, Joey Preston-
    2. Jubilee 226 Jack Teagarden, Jack McVea-

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    Disc A026

    1. Jubilee 227 Pete Daley, Martha Tilton
    2. Jubilee 240 Ike Carpenter, Four Blazes

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    Disc A027

    1. Jubilee 241 Eddie Skrivanek
    2. Jubilee 242 Al Killian, Kay Kyser

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    Disc A028

    1. Jubilee 244 Roy Milton, Ernie Felice
    2. Jubilee 245 Count Basie, Ella Mae Morse

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    Disc A029

    1. Jubilee 248 Benny Carter, Peggy Lee
    2. Jubilee 250 Murray MacEachern, Kid Ory

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    Disc A030

    1. Jubilee 256 Jimmy Mundy, Nat King Cole
    2. Jubilee 258 Jimmy Mundy

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    Disc A031

    1. Jubilee 260 Dave Cavanaugh, Ernie Felice
    2. Jubilee 261 Benny Goodman, Howard McGhee

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    Disc A032

    1. Jubilee 262 Benny Carter, Benny Goodman
    2. Jubilee 264 Jimmy Zito, Kay Starr

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    Disc A033

    1. Jubilee 265 Harry Lubin, Walter Gross
    2. Jubilee 267 Harry James

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    Disc A034

    1. Jubilee 268 Harry James, Earl Hines
    2. Jubilee 269 Count Basie

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    Disc A035

    1. Jubilee 270 Count Basie
    2. Jubilee 274 Jack Teagarden, Harry Babasin-

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    Disc A036

    1. Jubilee 309 Gene Krupa
    2. Jubilee AFRS
    3. Jubilee Art Tatum 1944

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    Disc A037

    1. Jubilee Artie Shaw 1944
    2. Jubilee Benny Carter1 1945
    3. Jubilee Benny Carter2 1945
    4. Jubilee Benny Carter3 1945
    5. Jubilee Count Basie 1944
    6. Jubilee Count Basie2 1944
    7. Jubilee Count Basie3 1944
    8. Jubilee Delta Rhythm Boys, Meade Lux Lewis
    9. Jubilee IntroJLunceford 1944

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    Disc A038

    1. Jubilee RoccoCP Johnson 1944
    2. Jubilee 421009 001 Heyfoot Strawfoot
    3. Jubilee 421027 002

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    Disc A039

    1. Jubilee 450331 109 Jack Benny

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