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Popular Vocalists of Radio

The brightest female vocalists like Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore, Martha Tilton, and many more from radio's golden age.

25 old time radio show recordings
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"Helen Forrest on Personal Album"



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Rosemary ClooneyThere are many good reasons for you to enjoy listening to Old Time Radio Programs and we think that one of the best is the chance to hear the brightest stars of the era singing on the radio!

Rosemary Clooney is best remembered as Bing's co star in White Christmas. She was also an incredibly talented and popular singer who appeared as a guest on several radio shows.

Dinah ShoreDinah Shore overcame polio and failed auditions for Benny Goodman and both Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey to become one of the singers with a popular solo career. Her radio career began in 1939 on NBC. Her singing caught the attention of Eddie Cantor who helped teach her comedic timing and presence. Dinah worked with the USO during the war and remained popular with the troops.

Martha Tilton grew up in Los Angeles and began singing on a small local radio station while still in high school. An agent heard her and found her work on larger stations. She dropped out in the 11th grade to join Hal Grayson's band. She joined the chorus of Benny Goodman's Camel Caravan Show. Goodman hired Martha to sing with his band in 1937. Tilton was the brighter half of Alka Seltzer Time with Curt Massey and appeared on several editions of Guest Star and Stars for Defense.

Helen ForrestHelen Forrest earned a reputation as "the voice of the big bands" because she worked for three of the biggest. At 17,  she began singing for WNEW in New York. Later she sang at the Madrillon Club in Washington DC where she was discovered by Artie Shaw. Helen became a national favorite with Shaw, but the band broke up in 1939. She went to work for Benny Goodman later that year. Helen made 55 studio recordings with the Benny Goodman Orchestra but found working with Goodman frustrating. In desperation, she joined Harry James in 1941 on the condition that James allowed her to sing the way she wanted.

Jo Stafford's childhood California home was filled with music. She began singing with the Stafford Sisters on local radio and doing backup vocals in movies. On the set of Alexander's Ragtime Band she began singing for fun with other groups and later formed the Pied Pipers. The Pipers were marginally successful, and Jo left in 1944 for a solo career. Her many USO appearances earned her the nickname "G.I. Jo". In late 1945,  she began hosting the Tuesday and Thursday editions of The Chesterfield Supper Club.

Ginny Simms, Martha Whiting and Georgia Gibbs round out our Popular Vocalist Collection.  See also: Divas of Old Time Radio.

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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.



    25 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 2 min
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      25 shows - total playtime 8 hours 2 minutes
      1. Bing Crosby Show 531122 ‘Ya’ll Come. Guest, Rosemary.mp3
      2. Chesterfield Supper Club 460410 ‘I May be Wrong’ Jo St.mp3
      3. Chesterfield Supper Club 460417 ‘Sometimes I’m Happy’.mp3
      4. Chesterfield Supper Club 50xxxx ‘It’s Wonderful’ Jo St.mp3
      5. Curt Massey Time 490617 ‘Tap Her on the Shoulder’. Mar.mp3
      6. Georgia Gibbs Paul Whiteman 450624 ‘It’s gonna be a.mp3
      7. Georgia Gibbs Paul Whiteman 450722 ‘I Know that You.mp3
      8. Ginny Simms Show 460111 ‘Come to Baby, Do’. Guest, Gen.mp3
      9. Ginny Simms Show 461228 ‘My Guy's Come Back’. Guest, F.mp3
      10. Guest Star 490522 113 'Buttons Bows'. Jo Stafford AF.mp3
      11. Guest Star 490612 116 ‘With Every Breath a Take’ Marga.mp3
      12. Here’s to Veterans 1954 ‘Having a Heat Wave, by. Margare.mp3
      13. Jack Smith Show 451214 ‘This is It’. Guest , Martha Ti.mp3
      14. Jack Smith Show 451217 ‘No Can Do’. Guest, Martha Tilt.mp3
      15. Music for Millions ‘You Belong to My Heart’, by Helen Fo.mp3
      16. Navy Star Time 520517 ‘It’s Wonderful’, by Margaret Wh.mp3
      17. Oxydol Show 1950 ‘Rain’. Jack Smith, Margaret Whiting CB.mp3
      18. Personal Album 631 ‘I Cried for You’, by Helen Forrest A.mp3
      19. Personal Album 732 ‘Exactly Like You‘, by Helen Forrest.mp3
      20. Personal Album 772 ‘I’m in a Jam with Baby, by Helen For.mp3
      21. Rosemary Clooney Sings 541104 ‘You Make Me Feel So You.mp3
      22. Showtime 153 ‘Button Up Your Overcoat’. Guest, Rudy Vall.mp3
      23. Showtime 185 ‘Look for the Silver Lining’. Jerome Kern T.mp3
      24. Stars for Defense 52xxxx ‘Night Day’, by Martha Tilt.mp3
      25. Stars for Defense 590208 ‘You Old SonofaGun’, by Ro.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    25 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 2 min
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      25 shows - total playtime 8 hours 2 minutes
      1. Bing Crosby Show 531122 ‘Ya’ll Come. Guest, Rosemary.mp3
      2. Chesterfield Supper Club 460410 ‘I May be Wrong’ Jo St.mp3
      3. Chesterfield Supper Club 460417 ‘Sometimes I’m Happy’.mp3
      4. Chesterfield Supper Club 50xxxx ‘It’s Wonderful’ Jo St.mp3
      5. Curt Massey Time 490617 ‘Tap Her on the Shoulder’. Mar.mp3
      6. Georgia Gibbs Paul Whiteman 450624 ‘It’s gonna be a.mp3
      7. Georgia Gibbs Paul Whiteman 450722 ‘I Know that You.mp3
      8. Ginny Simms Show 460111 ‘Come to Baby, Do’. Guest, Gen.mp3
      9. Ginny Simms Show 461228 ‘My Guy's Come Back’. Guest, F.mp3
      10. Guest Star 490522 113 'Buttons Bows'. Jo Stafford AF.mp3
      11. Guest Star 490612 116 ‘With Every Breath a Take’ Marga.mp3
      12. Here’s to Veterans 1954 ‘Having a Heat Wave, by. Margare.mp3
      13. Jack Smith Show 451214 ‘This is It’. Guest , Martha Ti.mp3
      14. Jack Smith Show 451217 ‘No Can Do’. Guest, Martha Tilt.mp3
      15. Music for Millions ‘You Belong to My Heart’, by Helen Fo.mp3
      16. Navy Star Time 520517 ‘It’s Wonderful’, by Margaret Wh.mp3
      17. Oxydol Show 1950 ‘Rain’. Jack Smith, Margaret Whiting CB.mp3
      18. Personal Album 631 ‘I Cried for You’, by Helen Forrest A.mp3
      19. Personal Album 732 ‘Exactly Like You‘, by Helen Forrest.mp3
      20. Personal Album 772 ‘I’m in a Jam with Baby, by Helen For.mp3
      21. Rosemary Clooney Sings 541104 ‘You Make Me Feel So You.mp3
      22. Showtime 153 ‘Button Up Your Overcoat’. Guest, Rudy Vall.mp3
      23. Showtime 185 ‘Look for the Silver Lining’. Jerome Kern T.mp3
      24. Stars for Defense 52xxxx ‘Night Day’, by Martha Tilt.mp3
      25. Stars for Defense 590208 ‘You Old SonofaGun’, by Ro.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



    25 recordings on 9 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 2 min

    Disc A001

    1. Chesterfield Supper Club 50xxxx ‘It’s Wonderful’ Jo St
    2. Here’s to Veterans 1954 ‘Having a Heat Wave, by. Margare
    3. Music for Millions ‘You Belong to My Heart’, by Helen Fo
    4. Oxydol Show 1950 ‘Rain’. Jack Smith, Margaret Whiting CB

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    Disc A002

    1. Personal Album 631 ‘I Cried for You’, by Helen Forrest A
    2. Personal Album 732 ‘Exactly Like You‘, by Helen Forrest
    3. Personal Album 772 ‘I’m in a Jam with Baby, by Helen For

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    Disc A003

    1. Showtime 153 ‘Button Up Your Overcoat’. Guest, Rudy Vall
    2. Showtime 185 ‘Look for the Silver Lining’. Jerome Kern T

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    Disc A004

    1. Stars for Defense 52xxxx ‘Night Day’, by Martha Tilt
    2. Georgia Gibbs Paul Whiteman 450624 ‘It’s gonna be a

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    Disc A005

    1. Georgia Gibbs Paul Whiteman 450722 ‘I Know that You
    2. Jack Smith Show 451214 ‘This is It’. Guest , Martha Ti
    3. Jack Smith Show 451217 ‘No Can Do’. Guest, Martha Tilt

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    Disc A006

    1. Ginny Simms Show 460111 ‘Come to Baby, Do’. Guest, Gen
    2. Chesterfield Supper Club 460410 ‘I May be Wrong’ Jo St
    3. Chesterfield Supper Club 460417 ‘Sometimes I’m Happy’

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    Disc A007

    1. Ginny Simms Show 461228 ‘My Guy's Come Back’. Guest, F
    2. Guest Star 490522 113 'Buttons Bows'. Jo Stafford AF
    3. Guest Star 490612 116 ‘With Every Breath a Take’ Marga

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    Disc A008

    1. Curt Massey Time 490617 ‘Tap Her on the Shoulder’. Mar
    2. Navy Star Time 520517 ‘It’s Wonderful’, by Margaret Wh
    3. Bing Crosby Show 531122 ‘Ya’ll Come. Guest, Rosemary

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    Disc A009

    1. Rosemary Clooney Sings 541104 ‘You Make Me Feel So You
    2. Stars for Defense 590208 ‘You Old SonofaGun’, by Ro

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00