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Lifebuoy Show (Al Jolson)

Listen along as "The World's Greatest Entertainer" does what he does best in "The Lifebuoy Show," a musical comedy show starring Al Jolson.

10 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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5 Audio CDs


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"Guest Star: Joe Penner"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Dick Powell on Lifebuoy Show

Al JolsonAl Jolson was a pioneering giant in the early 20th century entertainment industry.  Dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer," he earned the title with a multifaceted career that dominated the stage, screen and radio for decades.  He broke ground in his field: he starred in the first full length "talky," The Jazz Singer, in 1927.  He was the first openly Jewish man to become a star in the entertainment industry.  Reviving and reimagining the use of blackface, he was credited for bringing an appreciation of black music to white audiences, and championed black equality on Broadway.  Famous for his wit, charisma, and dynamic stage presence along with his enthusiastic musical stylings, Jolson was the highest paid and most famous entertainer of the 1930s.

In 1936, Al Jolson starred in The Lifebuoy Show, a comedy and musical variety radio program which ran on Tuesday evenings until 1939.  Regular costars included the musical comedienne Martha Raye and Harry Einstein. Guest Stars include Joe Penner, Connie Boswell, Jackie Cooper and many more.   The format included songs, skits and riffing with his talented co-stars.

Lifebuoy Health SoapJolson loved live audiences, but was able to channel his natural charisma into dynamic radio performances. Although a regular performer and guest star on many popular radio variety shows of the time, The Lifebuoy Show was Jolson's longest stint on the radio, and garnered good ratings before going off the air in 1939.

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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.



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 22 min
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      10 shows - total playtime 4 hours 22 minutes
      1. Lifebuoy Show 370406 This Years Crop Of Kisses.mp3
      2. Lifebuoy Show 370907 George Jessel-2nd Half.mp3
      3. Lifebuoy Show 370928 Joe Penner.mp3
      4. Lifebuoy Show 381018 Marie Wilson.mp3
      5. Lifebuoy Show 381025 Olsen-Johnson Kay Thompson-2nd Half.mp3
      6. Lifebuoy Show 381101 Connie Boswell.mp3
      7. Lifebuoy Show 381115 Calif Here Come Vera Zorina Merry Macs.mp3
      8. Lifebuoy Show 381122 Liza Mischa Auer.mp3
      9. Lifebuoy Show 381206 Swanee Jackie Cooper.mp3
      10. Lifebuoy Show 390103 At Sundown Medley Mary Boland.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 22 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      10 shows - total playtime 4 hours 22 minutes
      1. Lifebuoy Show 370406 This Years Crop Of Kisses.mp3
      2. Lifebuoy Show 370907 George Jessel-2nd Half.mp3
      3. Lifebuoy Show 370928 Joe Penner.mp3
      4. Lifebuoy Show 381018 Marie Wilson.mp3
      5. Lifebuoy Show 381025 Olsen-Johnson Kay Thompson-2nd Half.mp3
      6. Lifebuoy Show 381101 Connie Boswell.mp3
      7. Lifebuoy Show 381115 Calif Here Come Vera Zorina Merry Macs.mp3
      8. Lifebuoy Show 381122 Liza Mischa Auer.mp3
      9. Lifebuoy Show 381206 Swanee Jackie Cooper.mp3
      10. Lifebuoy Show 390103 At Sundown Medley Mary Boland.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



    10 recordings on 5 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 22 min

    Disc A001

    1. Lifebuoy Show 370406 This Years Crop Of Kisses
    2. Lifebuoy Show 370907 George Jessel-2nd Half
    3. Lifebuoy Show 370928 Joe Penner

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    Disc A002

    1. Lifebuoy Show 381018 Marie Wilson
    2. Lifebuoy Show 381025 Olsen-Johnson Kay Thompson-2nd Half

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    Disc A003

    1. Lifebuoy Show 381101 Connie Boswell
    2. Lifebuoy Show 381115 Calif Here Come Vera Zorina Merry Macs

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    Disc A004

    1. Lifebuoy Show 381122 Liza Mischa Auer
    2. Lifebuoy Show 381206 Swanee Jackie Cooper

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    Disc A005

    1. Lifebuoy Show 390103 At Sundown Medley Mary Boland

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