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Music Depreciation

(update) take some pop hits, some classical themes, and take them "on a flyer".

23 old time radio show recordings
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"Bori Bori (Pavanne)"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Walter Damrosch
Music Review (1941- 45)

The title was really a gag...it harkened back to the famed music director, Walter Damrosch, who pioneered radio broadcasts of (live) classical music and originated Music Appreciation classical music concert shows on the radio. Damrosch worked for the network from 1928-42, and said early on in his career, "My five years' experience in planning radio programs has shown me that the public seems to like what I give it and I give it only the best!"

Peggy LeeSo this show was the swing music equivalent of that concept...but with the hip idea that you could take a tune, even a classical melody, "and swing it." We have some wonderfully talented jazz musicians featured on the show, including the Les Paul Trio. Les Paul, of course, went on guitar greatness. The orchestra was "under the baton" of Frank De Vol, a stalwart of radio and popular music. Some really famous musical personalities, such as Peggy Lee, Martha Tilton, Margaret Whiting, Mel Torme, and a young Andre Previn. Excellent arrangers Billy May and Neil Hefti worked on the show as well.

Raymond ScottThe idea was to take some pop hits, some classical themes, and take them "on a flyer". And did we say swing 'em? "Little Boy Blue," Vulga Boatman," Black and Blue Danube," "Donkey Serenade", and " Parisian Market." You get the idea. If you're WWII vintage, you'll remember classical jazz styling by Tommy Dorsey, Claude Thornhill, Duke Ellington and Raymond Scott.

The thirty minute shows were played for laughs at times, but the music was always first-rate, and is as swinging and fresh as it was back in the War Years when it came on the scene. Nearly two dozen show are still with us, and we are lucky to have such great tunes to "depreciate."

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

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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.



    23 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 11 hours, 10 min
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      23 shows - total playtime 11 hours 10 minutes
      1. Music Depreciation 441105 Two AHalf Minute Waltz.mp3
      2. Music Depreciation 441112 Black Blue Danube.mp3
      3. Music Depreciation 441119 Night Ride.mp3
      4. Music Depreciation 441126 Minuet In G.mp3
      5. Music Depreciation 441203 Schuberts Serenade.mp3
      6. Music Depreciation 441210 Strike Up The Band.mp3
      7. Music Depreciation 441217 Continental.mp3
      8. Music Depreciation 441224 Song Of India.mp3
      9. Music Depreciation 441231 Pavane.mp3
      10. Music Depreciation 450107 La Cucaracha.mp3
      11. Music Depreciation 450114 Volga Boatman.mp3
      12. Music Depreciation 450121 Deep Night.mp3
      13. Music Depreciation 450204 Mexican Hat Dance.mp3
      14. Music Depreciation 450211 Caravan.mp3
      15. Music Depreciation 450218 Lullaby Of Broadway.mp3
      16. Music Depreciation 450225 Tico Tico.mp3
      17. Music Depreciation 450304 La Cucaracha.mp3
      18. Music Depreciation 450311 Great Day.mp3
      19. Music Depreciation 450318 Donkey Serenade.mp3
      20. Music Depreciation 450325 Bim Bam Boom.mp3
      21. Music Depreciation 450401 Parisian Maxixe.mp3
      22. Music Depreciation 450408 Theres ASmall Hotel.mp3
      23. Music Depreciation 450422 National Emblem March Last Show.mp3
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    23 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 11 hours, 10 min
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      23 shows - total playtime 11 hours 10 minutes
      1. Music Depreciation 441105 Two AHalf Minute Waltz.mp3
      2. Music Depreciation 441112 Black Blue Danube.mp3
      3. Music Depreciation 441119 Night Ride.mp3
      4. Music Depreciation 441126 Minuet In G.mp3
      5. Music Depreciation 441203 Schuberts Serenade.mp3
      6. Music Depreciation 441210 Strike Up The Band.mp3
      7. Music Depreciation 441217 Continental.mp3
      8. Music Depreciation 441224 Song Of India.mp3
      9. Music Depreciation 441231 Pavane.mp3
      10. Music Depreciation 450107 La Cucaracha.mp3
      11. Music Depreciation 450114 Volga Boatman.mp3
      12. Music Depreciation 450121 Deep Night.mp3
      13. Music Depreciation 450204 Mexican Hat Dance.mp3
      14. Music Depreciation 450211 Caravan.mp3
      15. Music Depreciation 450218 Lullaby Of Broadway.mp3
      16. Music Depreciation 450225 Tico Tico.mp3
      17. Music Depreciation 450304 La Cucaracha.mp3
      18. Music Depreciation 450311 Great Day.mp3
      19. Music Depreciation 450318 Donkey Serenade.mp3
      20. Music Depreciation 450325 Bim Bam Boom.mp3
      21. Music Depreciation 450401 Parisian Maxixe.mp3
      22. Music Depreciation 450408 Theres ASmall Hotel.mp3
      23. Music Depreciation 450422 National Emblem March Last Show.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



    23 recordings on 12 Audio CDs
    total playtime 11 hours, 10 min

    Disc A001

    1. Music Depreciation 441105 Two AHalf Minute Waltz
    2. Music Depreciation 441112 Black Blue Danube

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    Disc A002

    1. Music Depreciation 441119 Night Ride
    2. Music Depreciation 441126 Minuet In G

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    Disc A003

    1. Music Depreciation 441203 Schuberts Serenade
    2. Music Depreciation 441210 Strike Up The Band

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    Disc A004

    1. Music Depreciation 441217 Continental
    2. Music Depreciation 441224 Song Of India

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    Disc A005

    1. Music Depreciation 441231 Pavane
    2. Music Depreciation 450107 La Cucaracha

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    Disc A006

    1. Music Depreciation 450114 Volga Boatman
    2. Music Depreciation 450121 Deep Night

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    Disc A007

    1. Music Depreciation 450204 Mexican Hat Dance
    2. Music Depreciation 450211 Caravan

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    Disc A008

    1. Music Depreciation 450218 Lullaby Of Broadway
    2. Music Depreciation 450225 Tico Tico

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    Disc A009

    1. Music Depreciation 450304 La Cucaracha
    2. Music Depreciation 450311 Great Day

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    Disc A010

    1. Music Depreciation 450318 Donkey Serenade
    2. Music Depreciation 450325 Bim Bam Boom

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    Disc A011

    1. Music Depreciation 450401 Parisian Maxixe
    2. Music Depreciation 450408 Theres ASmall Hotel

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    Disc A012

    1. Music Depreciation 450422 National Emblem March Last Show

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