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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show

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Martin and Lewis

53 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 22 hours, 21 min)
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Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis
Comedy-Variety (1949 - 1953)

The Martin and Lewis Show was the first time that the world had a real taste of the comedic dynamic duo, composed of the venerable Dean Martin and the wacky Jerry Lewis.

Martin and Lewis - Dean Martin, born Dino Crocetti, was a teenage boxer who went by the name Kid Crochet.When Dean and Jerry met, Dean had been trying to make it big as a crooner for over ten years. Jerry, coming from vaudeville parents, naturally wanted to be a performer since he was a wee one. When they were both in their 20s, the boys were introduced by friends in New York City and began performing together. Each helped smooth out the others rough edges. Dino helped Jerry relax on stage, and Jerry helped bring out Dino's comedic side.

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The duo performed at nightclubs for several years. They were working their way through the big clubs when NBC announced a talent hunt. They were looking for rising young performers for television and radio. Some of the Network executives caught a nightclub act of Martin and Lewis. They were instantly won over by their chemistry. They tried them on television, but radio was a more popular venue, so they moved them on over and made plans for The Martin & Lewis Show.

Martin and Lewis made promotional appearances on various programs prior to the air of their own show. After recording their audition show on December 21, 1948, guest starring Lucille Ball (there are two versions, the edited and unedited), they made their rounds. With only a little over three months before The Martin & Lewis Show aired, they began with an appearance on a March of Dimes Special on January 31, 1949. Then, in February they appeared on Chesterfield Supper Club, Sealtest Variety Theatre, and The Bob Hope Show.

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The Martin & Lewis Show went on the air on April 3, 1949, still searching for a sponsor. The network spent $10,000 per show, paying each star $1,000 a week. After a riotous movie and further difficulty finding a radio sponsor for their show, The Martin & Lewis Show went off the air after broadcasting what they thought was their last old time radio show on January 30, 1950. However, they couldn't keep these two down for long, because they were rip roaring and ready to go on another self-titled radio program just over a year later. Meanwhile, they gained popularity with their appearances on The Colgate Comedy Hour and The Big Show. With all these appearances, they used up a lot of their new material, and so tried to do fewer shows until they could come up with some more laughs. But Martin and Lewis were in-demand and so instead of doing less, they were asked to create The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show.

Dean Martin and Jerry LewisTheir new show premiered on October 5, 1951. Dinah Shore guest starred on their first program, and try as she might, she couldn't't keep herself from busting up with laughter during the live performance. "A Streetcar Named Max, a take-off of "A Streetcar Named Desire was just too much for poor Dinah. Variety Magazine described this show as "one of the most hilarious 30 minutes in radio."

The show consisted of an opening song and dance by Dean Martin, followed by some verbal slapstick, a guest spot by a distinguished Hollywood star, a lot of Jerry Lewis high jinx, and then a closing number by Martin. The radio series ran for a few years, but its star power could not be held by radio and it soon leapt to the new media of television. The broadcasts starred many A-list guest stars including Jane Russell, Joan Davis, Vic Damone, Gordon MacRae, Rhonda Fleming and many more.

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This collection features both of Martin and Lewis' old time radio shows, The Martin & Lewis Show and The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Show. Also included are Martin and Lewis' guest appearances on The Big Show, Bing Crosby, the music program Guard Sessions and others. And if that weren't enough to keep you laughing for weeks, there are also some outtakes and bloopers from their radio promos and live shows, as well as an unedited recording session of their crazy antics.

See also: The Rat Pack Collection.

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    Always knew about these two from their movies and did not realize they had a radio show. Was happy to find them in the collection. Lots of fun.

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    53 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00. Total playtime 22 hours, 21 min
    53 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 22 hours, 21 min
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    1. Volume 1 - 15 shows - total playtime 6 hours 59 minutes
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    2. Martin Lewis 490403 001 W Lucille Ball.mp3
    3. Martin Lewis 490522 008 W John Garfield.mp3
    4. Martin Lewis 490529 009 W Henry Fonda.mp3
    5. Martin Lewis 490628 013 W John Carradine.mp3
    6. Martin Lewis 490705 014 W Ralph Bellamy.mp3
    7. Martin Lewis 490816 018 W Victor Moore.mp3
    8. Martin Lewis 490823 019 W Billie Burke.mp3
    9. Martin Lewis 491028 024 Tickets To 'south Pacific'.mp3
    10. Martin Lewis 511005 038 W Dinah Shore.mp3
    11. Martin Lewis 511026 041 W Arlene Dahl.mp3
    12. Martin Lewis 511123 045 W Dennis Morgan.mp3
    13. Martin Lewis 511130 046 W Jane Wyman.mp3
    14. Martin Lewis 520111 052 W Hans Conried.mp3
    15. Martin Lewis 520125 054 W Alexis Smith.mp3
    16. Martin Lewis 520222 058 W Linda Darnell.mp3

    1. Volume 2 - 38 shows - total playtime 15 hours 22 minutes
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    2. Martin Lewis 520229 059 W Tony Curtis.mp3
    3. Martin Lewis 520307 060 W Corinne Calvet.mp3
    4. Martin Lewis 520314 061 W Lizabeth Scott.mp3
    5. Martin Lewis 520321 062 W Marlene Dietrich.mp3
    6. Martin Lewis 520328 063 W Ann Sothern.mp3
    7. Martin Lewis 520404 064 W Claire Trevor.mp3
    8. Martin Lewis 520411 065 W Virginia Mayo.mp3
    9. Martin Lewis 520418 066 W Boris Karloff.mp3
    10. Martin Lewis 520425 067 W Ann Sheridan.mp3
    11. Martin Lewis 520916 068 W Rosemary Clooney.mp3
    12. Martin Lewis 520923 069 W Jeff Chandler.mp3
    13. Martin Lewis 521007 070 W Jane Wyman.mp3
    14. Martin Lewis 521014 071 W Hoagy Carmichael.mp3
    15. Martin Lewis 530113 084 W Jack Webb Poor Sound).mp3
    16. Martin Lewis 530407 096 W Mitzi Gaynor.mp3
    17. Martin Lewis 530414 097 W Linda Darnell.mp3
    18. Martin Lewis 530421 098 W Vic Damone.mp3
    19. Martin Lewis 530428 099 W Laraine Day.mp3
    20. Martin Lewis 530505 100 W Anne Baxter.mp3
    21. Martin Lewis 530512 101 W Joanne Dru.mp3
    22. Martin Lewis 530519 102 W Fred Macmurray.mp3
    23. Martin Lewis 530526 103 W Debbie Reynolds.mp3
    24. Martin Lewis 530602 104 W Jeff Chandler.mp3
    25. Martin Lewis 530609 105 W Phyllis Thaxter.mp3
    26. Martin Lewis 530616 106 W Joseph Cotten (bad snd).mp3
    27. Martin Lewis 530623 107 W Vera Ellen.mp3
    28. Martin Lewis 530707 108 W Marlene Dietrich.mp3
    29. Martin Lewis 530714 109 Gloria Grahame.mp3
    30. Dean Martin Jerry Lewis Out Takes.mp3
    31. Dean Martin.mp3
    32. Jerry Lewis No 1 (bad sound).mp3
    33. Jerry Lewis No 2 (bad sound).mp3
    34. Jerry Lewis No 3 (bad sound).mp3
    35. Jerry Lewis No 4 (bad sound).mp3
    36. Jerry Lewis No 5 (bad sound).mp3
    37. Martin Lewis Outtake 1 Argument.mp3
    38. Martin Lewis Uncensored Caddie Plug.mp3
    39. Martin Lewis Unedited Recording Session 511109.mp3
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    53 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00. Total playtime 22 hours, 21 min
    53 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 22 hours, 21 min
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    1. Volume 1 - 15 shows - total playtime 6 hours 59 minutes
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    2. Martin Lewis 490403 001 W Lucille Ball.mp3
    3. Martin Lewis 490522 008 W John Garfield.mp3
    4. Martin Lewis 490529 009 W Henry Fonda.mp3
    5. Martin Lewis 490628 013 W John Carradine.mp3
    6. Martin Lewis 490705 014 W Ralph Bellamy.mp3
    7. Martin Lewis 490816 018 W Victor Moore.mp3
    8. Martin Lewis 490823 019 W Billie Burke.mp3
    9. Martin Lewis 491028 024 Tickets To 'south Pacific'.mp3
    10. Martin Lewis 511005 038 W Dinah Shore.mp3
    11. Martin Lewis 511026 041 W Arlene Dahl.mp3
    12. Martin Lewis 511123 045 W Dennis Morgan.mp3
    13. Martin Lewis 511130 046 W Jane Wyman.mp3
    14. Martin Lewis 520111 052 W Hans Conried.mp3
    15. Martin Lewis 520125 054 W Alexis Smith.mp3
    16. Martin Lewis 520222 058 W Linda Darnell.mp3

    1. Volume 2 - 38 shows - total playtime 15 hours 22 minutes
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    2. Martin Lewis 520229 059 W Tony Curtis.mp3
    3. Martin Lewis 520307 060 W Corinne Calvet.mp3
    4. Martin Lewis 520314 061 W Lizabeth Scott.mp3
    5. Martin Lewis 520321 062 W Marlene Dietrich.mp3
    6. Martin Lewis 520328 063 W Ann Sothern.mp3
    7. Martin Lewis 520404 064 W Claire Trevor.mp3
    8. Martin Lewis 520411 065 W Virginia Mayo.mp3
    9. Martin Lewis 520418 066 W Boris Karloff.mp3
    10. Martin Lewis 520425 067 W Ann Sheridan.mp3
    11. Martin Lewis 520916 068 W Rosemary Clooney.mp3
    12. Martin Lewis 520923 069 W Jeff Chandler.mp3
    13. Martin Lewis 521007 070 W Jane Wyman.mp3
    14. Martin Lewis 521014 071 W Hoagy Carmichael.mp3
    15. Martin Lewis 530113 084 W Jack Webb Poor Sound).mp3
    16. Martin Lewis 530407 096 W Mitzi Gaynor.mp3
    17. Martin Lewis 530414 097 W Linda Darnell.mp3
    18. Martin Lewis 530421 098 W Vic Damone.mp3
    19. Martin Lewis 530428 099 W Laraine Day.mp3
    20. Martin Lewis 530505 100 W Anne Baxter.mp3
    21. Martin Lewis 530512 101 W Joanne Dru.mp3
    22. Martin Lewis 530519 102 W Fred Macmurray.mp3
    23. Martin Lewis 530526 103 W Debbie Reynolds.mp3
    24. Martin Lewis 530602 104 W Jeff Chandler.mp3
    25. Martin Lewis 530609 105 W Phyllis Thaxter.mp3
    26. Martin Lewis 530616 106 W Joseph Cotten (bad snd).mp3
    27. Martin Lewis 530623 107 W Vera Ellen.mp3
    28. Martin Lewis 530707 108 W Marlene Dietrich.mp3
    29. Martin Lewis 530714 109 Gloria Grahame.mp3
    30. Dean Martin Jerry Lewis Out Takes.mp3
    31. Dean Martin.mp3
    32. Jerry Lewis No 1 (bad sound).mp3
    33. Jerry Lewis No 2 (bad sound).mp3
    34. Jerry Lewis No 3 (bad sound).mp3
    35. Jerry Lewis No 4 (bad sound).mp3
    36. Jerry Lewis No 5 (bad sound).mp3
    37. Martin Lewis Outtake 1 Argument.mp3
    38. Martin Lewis Uncensored Caddie Plug.mp3
    39. Martin Lewis Unedited Recording Session 511109.mp3
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    53 recordings on 23 Audio CDs. Total playtime 22 hours, 21 min
    53 recordings on 23 Audio CDs
    total playtime 22 hours, 21 min

    Martin and Lewis Disc A001

    1. Dean Martin Jerry Lewis Out Takes
    2. Dean Martin
    3. Jerry Lewis No 1 (bad sound)
    4. Jerry Lewis No 2 (bad sound)
    5. Jerry Lewis No 3 (bad sound)
    6. Jerry Lewis No 4 (bad sound)
    7. Jerry Lewis No 5 (bad sound)
    8. Martin Lewis Outtake 1 Argument
    9. Martin Lewis Uncensored Caddie Plug
    10. Martin Lewis 490403 001 W Lucille Ball

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A002

    1. Martin Lewis 490522 008 W John Garfield
    2. Martin Lewis 490529 009 W Henry Fonda

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A003

    1. Martin Lewis 490628 013 W John Carradine
    2. Martin Lewis 490705 014 W Ralph Bellamy

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A004

    1. Martin Lewis 490816 018 W Victor Moore
    2. Martin Lewis 490823 019 W Billie Burke
    3. Martin Lewis 491028 024 Tickets To 'south Pacific'

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A005

    1. Martin Lewis 511005 038 W Dinah Shore
    2. Martin Lewis 511026 041 W Arlene Dahl

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A006

    1. Martin Lewis Unedited Recording Session 511109

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A007

    1. Martin Lewis 511123 045 W Dennis Morgan
    2. Martin Lewis 511130 046 W Jane Wyman

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A008

    1. Martin Lewis 520111 052 W Hans Conried
    2. Martin Lewis 520125 054 W Alexis Smith

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A009

    1. Martin Lewis 520222 058 W Linda Darnell
    2. Martin Lewis 520229 059 W Tony Curtis

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A010

    1. Martin Lewis 520307 060 W Corinne Calvet
    2. Martin Lewis 520314 061 W Lizabeth Scott

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A011

    1. Martin Lewis 520321 062 W Marlene Dietrich
    2. Martin Lewis 520328 063 W Ann Sothern

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A012

    1. Martin Lewis 520404 064 W Claire Trevor
    2. Martin Lewis 520411 065 W Virginia Mayo

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A013

    1. Martin Lewis 520418 066 W Boris Karloff
    2. Martin Lewis 520425 067 W Ann Sheridan

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A014

    1. Martin Lewis 520916 068 W Rosemary Clooney
    2. Martin Lewis 520923 069 W Jeff Chandler

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A015

    1. Martin Lewis 521007 070 W Jane Wyman
    2. Martin Lewis 521014 071 W Hoagy Carmichael

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A016

    1. Martin Lewis 530113 084 W Jack Webb Poor Sound)
    2. Martin Lewis 530407 096 W Mitzi Gaynor

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A017

    1. Martin Lewis 530414 097 W Linda Darnell
    2. Martin Lewis 530421 098 W Vic Damone

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A018

    1. Martin Lewis 530428 099 W Laraine Day
    2. Martin Lewis 530505 100 W Anne Baxter

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A019

    1. Martin Lewis 530512 101 W Joanne Dru
    2. Martin Lewis 530519 102 W Fred Macmurray

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A020

    1. Martin Lewis 530526 103 W Debbie Reynolds
    2. Martin Lewis 530602 104 W Jeff Chandler

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A021

    1. Martin Lewis 530609 105 W Phyllis Thaxter
    2. Martin Lewis 530616 106 W Joseph Cotten (bad snd)

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A022

    1. Martin Lewis 530623 107 W Vera Ellen
    2. Martin Lewis 530707 108 W Marlene Dietrich

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    Martin and Lewis Disc A023

    1. Martin Lewis 530714 109 Gloria Grahame

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