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Random Rarities 5

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"Michael Piper Private Detective"



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Rare Drama, Music, Comedy, Suspense, Mystery, Detective, Crime, Adventure and Science Fiction (1940s-1950s)

Slapsie MaxieMary MarlinBoxers, big noses, feisty parrots, and famous architects work together to bring you another exciting collection of random rarities. Many shows in this collection are the only known existing episodes of these programs. You'll enjoy comedy, adventure, historic news, music, drama, police stories, and more!

Not one, but two exciting shows in this collection start with the phrase, "You think you're smart? Meet Your Match, the 1949 quiz show wants to know just how smart you are. Contestants pick their opponents by their occupation. You have a choice of a shoe repairman, underwear salesman, cake decorator, and retail grocer. Tune in and see if the flutist is brighter than the cobbler! Another show, Bunco Squad, continues, "Nobody's fool? Brother you can be taken! This detective and adventure show takes bunco stories from the police record and dramatizes them for your pleasure.

If you can't hold it any longer, bust loose with such comedies as Meet Me at Parky's. Listen in and laugh on with Parky, the head cook and bottle washer at a Greek beanery. Parky was a character created by Harry Einstein and originally debuted.. Then there's the rare show, Slapsie Maxie, starring Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom, the former Light Heavyweight Champion of theWorld turned comic.

If adventure, drama, and detective shows are your bag, listen in on Missing Persons, a New York cop show. Or enjoy the Story of Mary Marlin, a globetrotting soap opera of a female US Senator. Or tune to Michael Piper, Private Detective. Sponsored by Spur soft drink, Michael presents a thrilling story where he attends an auction gone wild. During the bidding he spots a Portuguese sailor with one arm sporting a parrot and the other one knifing a Swede.

SmilingIf you've got stars in your eyes, your ears will match when you listen to Millions for Defense, a show put on by the US Treasury, starring Don Ameche, Betty Davis, Jack Benny, Mary Livingston, Tyrone Power, and others. Then there's the Comedy Caravan, hosted by Jimmy Durante and Gary Moore. Or perhaps you are in the mood for adventure with playboy Errol Flynn, starring in Modern Adventures of Cassanova.

Spur Soda - Zip in every sip!Other rarities include the Burl Ives Show, your wayfarin' stranger and friendly troubadour, who sings old cowboy favorites like Jimmy Crack Corn and Get Along Little Doggies. And they're right when they say "By Golly, it's smart to mind your manners! on Mind Your Manners, a teenage confession, question and answer show from 1948 where teens give teens advice on letters written in each week. Then there's Michael Wallace's show where he interviews Frank Lloyd Wright. On the serious side, there's the Cold War News, a fascinating and historical news program from the early 1950s.

So "you think you're smart? Well then, grab a copy of Random Rarities Five today, and enjoy more wise-cracking, gumshoeing, and old navy tunes than you could possibly shake a stick at!

(Please note that some of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.)

See also Random Rarities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

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.



    49 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 18 hours, 52 min
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      49 shows - total playtime 18 hours 52 minutes
      1. Breakfast At Sardi's 420601 Lum Abner Interview.mp3
      2. Bunco Squad 500415 Case Of The Bookworm.mp3
      3. Burl Ives 461219 15 Cowboy Songs.mp3
      4. Burl Ives 461221 17 'i'll Go No More A Roving'.mp3
      5. Burl Ives 471128 Songs Of The Seas.mp3
      6. Cold War News 510617.mp3
      7. Cold War News Commentary On Mccarthy Murrow.mp3
      8. Cold War News Edw.r.murrow Sen.mccarthy.mp3
      9. Comedy Caravan 44xxxx Jimmy Durante Gary Moore.mp3
      10. Crime Doctor 147 Case Of The Bad Actor.mp3
      11. Life Can Be Beautiful 471107.mp3
      12. Mary Margaret Mcbride 450112 W Carole Landis.mp3
      13. Masters Of Mystery Murder In Haste (v).mp3
      14. Masters Of Mystery No One Will Ever Know (v).mp3
      15. Masters Of Mystery Success Story (v).mp3
      16. Maxwell House Showboat W Bob Hope.mp3
      17. Maytag Follies 290301 W Coon Saunders Nighthawks.mp3
      18. Meet Me At Parky's 450624 Parky Gets Engaged.mp3
      19. Meet Me In St Louis 500917 The Suffragettes.mp3
      20. Meet The Menjous 002.mp3
      21. Meet The Menjous 009.mp3
      22. Meet The Menjous 091 Parties And Slang.mp3
      23. Meet The Menjous 092 Luck.mp3
      24. Meet The Menjous 179 Lies And Personality.mp3
      25. Meet The Menjous 180 Choosing Pictures.mp3
      26. Meet The Ruggles 571218 01 The Drivers Test.mp3
      27. Meet The Ruggles 571219 02 A Strict Schedule3.mp3
      28. Meet Your Match 491217 Quiz.mp3
      29. Melody Hour 460610 142 Buddy Clark Percy Faith.mp3
      30. Mgm Musical Comedy Theater 520220 08 Yolanda Thief.mp3
      31. Michael Piper Private Det 420206 Ernie Basin Murder.mp3
      32. Mighty Casey 470628 The Pottsdown Panthers.mp3
      33. Mike Wallace Interviews 1948 01 Frank Lloyd Wright.mp3
      34. Mike Wallace Interviews 1948 02 Frank Lloyd Wright.mp3
      35. Millions For Defence 410730 05 With Jack Benny.mp3
      36. Mind Your Manners 480626 Should Young Girls Teavel Alone.mp3
      37. Mirth Melody 481202 Minstrel Show, New Orleans.mp3
      38. Miss Pinkerton Inc 410721 01 The Bentley Emerald.mp3
      39. Missing Persons Alarm For Old Man.mp3
      40. Modern Adv. Of Cassanova 520522 W Errol Flynn.mp3
      41. Moment Of Peril Aud Grey Kidnapping.mp3
      42. Moment Of Peril Secret Fear.mp3
      43. Moon Mullins 470131 Moon's Shoes.mp3
      44. Moon Mullins Aud Suit Of Armor.mp3
      45. Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom 480908 W C Francis-Carey-Moore.mp3
      46. Story Of Mary Marlin 400104.mp3
      47. Story Of Mary Marlin 440607.mp3
      48. US Steel Hour 530426 George Orwell's 1984.mp3
      49. Wbbm Mobil Gas News Service 420420.mp3
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    49 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 18 hours, 52 min
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      49 shows - total playtime 18 hours 52 minutes
      1. Breakfast At Sardi's 420601 Lum Abner Interview.mp3
      2. Bunco Squad 500415 Case Of The Bookworm.mp3
      3. Burl Ives 461219 15 Cowboy Songs.mp3
      4. Burl Ives 461221 17 'i'll Go No More A Roving'.mp3
      5. Burl Ives 471128 Songs Of The Seas.mp3
      6. Cold War News 510617.mp3
      7. Cold War News Commentary On Mccarthy Murrow.mp3
      8. Cold War News Edw.r.murrow Sen.mccarthy.mp3
      9. Comedy Caravan 44xxxx Jimmy Durante Gary Moore.mp3
      10. Crime Doctor 147 Case Of The Bad Actor.mp3
      11. Life Can Be Beautiful 471107.mp3
      12. Mary Margaret Mcbride 450112 W Carole Landis.mp3
      13. Masters Of Mystery Murder In Haste (v).mp3
      14. Masters Of Mystery No One Will Ever Know (v).mp3
      15. Masters Of Mystery Success Story (v).mp3
      16. Maxwell House Showboat W Bob Hope.mp3
      17. Maytag Follies 290301 W Coon Saunders Nighthawks.mp3
      18. Meet Me At Parky's 450624 Parky Gets Engaged.mp3
      19. Meet Me In St Louis 500917 The Suffragettes.mp3
      20. Meet The Menjous 002.mp3
      21. Meet The Menjous 009.mp3
      22. Meet The Menjous 091 Parties And Slang.mp3
      23. Meet The Menjous 092 Luck.mp3
      24. Meet The Menjous 179 Lies And Personality.mp3
      25. Meet The Menjous 180 Choosing Pictures.mp3
      26. Meet The Ruggles 571218 01 The Drivers Test.mp3
      27. Meet The Ruggles 571219 02 A Strict Schedule3.mp3
      28. Meet Your Match 491217 Quiz.mp3
      29. Melody Hour 460610 142 Buddy Clark Percy Faith.mp3
      30. Mgm Musical Comedy Theater 520220 08 Yolanda Thief.mp3
      31. Michael Piper Private Det 420206 Ernie Basin Murder.mp3
      32. Mighty Casey 470628 The Pottsdown Panthers.mp3
      33. Mike Wallace Interviews 1948 01 Frank Lloyd Wright.mp3
      34. Mike Wallace Interviews 1948 02 Frank Lloyd Wright.mp3
      35. Millions For Defence 410730 05 With Jack Benny.mp3
      36. Mind Your Manners 480626 Should Young Girls Teavel Alone.mp3
      37. Mirth Melody 481202 Minstrel Show, New Orleans.mp3
      38. Miss Pinkerton Inc 410721 01 The Bentley Emerald.mp3
      39. Missing Persons Alarm For Old Man.mp3
      40. Modern Adv. Of Cassanova 520522 W Errol Flynn.mp3
      41. Moment Of Peril Aud Grey Kidnapping.mp3
      42. Moment Of Peril Secret Fear.mp3
      43. Moon Mullins 470131 Moon's Shoes.mp3
      44. Moon Mullins Aud Suit Of Armor.mp3
      45. Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom 480908 W C Francis-Carey-Moore.mp3
      46. Story Of Mary Marlin 400104.mp3
      47. Story Of Mary Marlin 440607.mp3
      48. US Steel Hour 530426 George Orwell's 1984.mp3
      49. Wbbm Mobil Gas News Service 420420.mp3
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    49 recordings on 22 Audio CDs
    total playtime 18 hours, 52 min

    Disc A001

    1. Cold War News Commentary On Mccarthy Murrow
    2. Cold War News Edw.r.murrow Sen.mccarthy
    3. Comedy Caravan 44xxxx Jimmy Durante Gary Moore

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    Disc A002

    1. Crime Doctor 147 Case Of The Bad Actor
    2. Masters Of Mystery Murder In Haste (v)
    3. Masters Of Mystery No One Will Ever Know (v)

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    Disc A003

    1. Masters Of Mystery Success Story (v)

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    Disc A004

    1. Maxwell House Showboat W Bob Hope
    2. Meet The Menjous 002

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    Disc A005

    1. Meet The Menjous 009
    2. Meet The Menjous 091 Parties And Slang
    3. Meet The Menjous 092 Luck
    4. Meet The Menjous 179 Lies And Personality
    5. Meet The Menjous 180 Choosing Pictures

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    Disc A006

    1. Mike Wallace Interviews 1948 01 Frank Lloyd Wright
    2. Mike Wallace Interviews 1948 02 Frank Lloyd Wright

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    Disc A007

    1. Missing Persons Alarm For Old Man
    2. Moment Of Peril Aud Grey Kidnapping

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    Disc A008

    1. Moment Of Peril Secret Fear
    2. Moon Mullins Aud Suit Of Armor

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    Disc A009

    1. Maytag Follies 290301 W Coon Saunders Nighthawks
    2. Story Of Mary Marlin 400104
    3. Miss Pinkerton Inc 410721 01 The Bentley Emerald

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    Disc A010

    1. Millions For Defence 410730 05 With Jack Benny

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    Disc A011

    1. Michael Piper Private Det 420206 Ernie Basin Murder
    2. Wbbm Mobil Gas News Service 420420
    3. Breakfast At Sardi's 420601 Lum Abner Interview
    4. Story Of Mary Marlin 440607

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    Disc A012

    1. Mary Margaret Mcbride 450112 W Carole Landis
    2. Meet Me At Parky's 450624 Parky Gets Engaged

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    Disc A013

    1. Melody Hour 460610 142 Buddy Clark Percy Faith
    2. Burl Ives 461219 15 Cowboy Songs
    3. Burl Ives 461221 17 'i'll Go No More A Roving'

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    Disc A014

    1. Moon Mullins 470131 Moon's Shoes
    2. Mighty Casey 470628 The Pottsdown Panthers
    3. Life Can Be Beautiful 471107

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    Disc A015

    1. Burl Ives 471128 Songs Of The Seas
    2. Mind Your Manners 480626 Should Young Girls Teavel Alone

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    Disc A016

    1. Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom 480908 W C Francis-Carey-Moore
    2. Mirth Melody 481202 Minstrel Show, New Orleans

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    Disc A017

    1. Meet Your Match 491217 Quiz
    2. Bunco Squad 500415 Case Of The Bookworm

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    Disc A018

    1. Meet Me In St Louis 500917 The Suffragettes
    2. Cold War News 510617

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    Disc A019

    1. Mgm Musical Comedy Theater 520220 08 Yolanda Thief

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    Disc A020

    1. Modern Adv. Of Cassanova 520522 W Errol Flynn

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    Disc A021

    1. US Steel Hour 530426 George Orwell's 1984

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    Disc A022

    1. Meet The Ruggles 571218 01 The Drivers Test
    2. Meet The Ruggles 571219 02 A Strict Schedule3

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