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New Orleans Jazz Band

AFRS jazz broadcasts featuring New Orleans jazz for military personnel abroad. Update: additional recordings

7 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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4 Audio CDs


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"Episode 2"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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A Treat for Jazz Fans.

AFRTSNew Orleans Jazz Trumpeter, George Girard, became a professional musician at the age of 16. He toured with several bands before cofounding The Basin Street Six. Composed mainly of friends he had grown up with, the band included clarinetist Pete Fountain. Girard became dissatisfied with the band, and broke them up in 1954 to form "George Girard and the New Orleans Five. Seemingly destined to become a legacy in jazz for years to come, sadly Girard became ill with cancer, and had to stop playing in 1956. He died in New Orleans on Jan. 18, 1957.

GirardThe Armed Forces Radio Service is the predecessor of AFRTS, (which would become the American Forces Network,) serving American Service men and women and Ships at Sea the world over. Prior to WW2, there were several bases that had small radio stations to bring the troops a reminder of home. Locations included places such as Alaska, Panama, and the Philippines. In 1942, these stations were combined by the War Department as the Armed Forces Radio Service.  On July 4, 1943, using equipment borrowed from the British, the Army began broadcasting to US Troops preparing for the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. AFRS programs were enormously popular with the troops. Much of AFRS's success was due to the participation of Radio and Film stars who donated their time to the network free of charge. Popular shows included Mail Call and Command Performance which featured the talents of Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Dinah Shore, and many others. By the end of the war there were nearly 300 AFRS radio stations worldwide (thought the number dropped dramatically in the post war years.)

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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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.



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 56 min
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      7 shows - total playtime 2 hours 56 minutes
      1. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 002.mp3
      2. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 003.mp3
      3. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 004.mp3
      4. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 005.mp3
      5. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 006.mp3
      6. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 007.mp3
      7. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 008.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 56 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      7 shows - total playtime 2 hours 56 minutes
      1. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 002.mp3
      2. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 003.mp3
      3. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 004.mp3
      4. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 005.mp3
      5. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 006.mp3
      6. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 007.mp3
      7. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 008.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



    7 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 56 min

    Disc A001

    1. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 002
    2. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 003

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    Disc A002

    1. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 004
    2. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 005

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    Disc A003

    1. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 006
    2. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 007

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    Disc A004

    1. New Orleans Jazz Band Afrts 008

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