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Random Rarities 9

Long lost in the archives for ages, these rare old time radio shows have not been heard on air for decades.

44 old time radio show recordings
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"His Honor the Barber"



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Time for another Collection of Rarities! Taken together, these shows can be a great introduction to the variety of what is available in Old Time Radio. They are also rare enough that you can be pretty sure that your friends will not have heard them before!

These old time radio shows are a few of the rare episodes known to have survived after many lost decades. The shows are from all genres of old time radio, from music to comedy to detective shows there is something for everyone.

Orson Welles 1945
Liberace
Father Flannagan Boy's Town
Harry S Truman

  • Count Your Blessings, 1950, A comedy about an average family, if your family has 10 kids!
  • Downbeat of 1943, AFRS presentation of musicians introducing their records for the troops.
  • Five Star Funeral, 1936, Tabloid Journalism on the radio.
  • Four for the Fifth, 1944, Arch Oboler presents a series of four Radio Plays to support the Fifth War Loan.
  • Hilltop House, 1953, Soap Opera with all the trimmings, wedding plans, doctors giving news of potential fatal illness, all with a 1950's perspective.
  • His Honor, The Barber, 1945, starring Barry Fitzgerald and produced by Carlton E. Morse. Fitzgerald plays a good hearted small town judge who used to be the town barber.
  • Hollywood Calling, 1949, Dick Powell and the crew of the Hollywood NBC Studios pull the wool over George Murphy's eyes on his birthday.
  • Hollywood Mardi Gras, 1937, a very entertaining variety hour featuring announcer Don Wilson and Eddie Cantor.
  • Tums Hollywood Theater, 1952, Cesar Romero stars in a thriller where he takes a bet that he can sit on a flagpole for 100 days, but he witnesses a murder on the 97th day.
  • I Fly Anything, 1951, ABC radio presents adventurer cargo pilot, Dockery Crane.
  • The Law West Of The Pecos, 1944, Walter Brennan plays Judge Roy Bean, the show was early for the Radio Western boom,so was not picked up.
  • Lear Radio, 1945, Orson Welles comments on Doris Miller, the Negro Mess Attendant who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Pearl Harbor.
  • Leave It To Mike, 1946, a fast paced screwball comedy about a sporting goods store manager trying to get ahead.
  • Leave It To The Girls, 1945, a "round table of romance" with an all girl panel giving advice. There is one male guest who can stop the discussion at any time by blowing a horn.
  • Lenin Of The Rovers, a send up of Britain's first "Communist Football" club. Parodies English Soccer of the 1980s and other aspects of British life.
  • Leo And The Blonde, 1947, The continuing story of a wannabe Hollywood publicist and his pretty client.
  • Let Yourself Go, 1944-45, Eversharp Pens presents Milton Berle in a funny comedy variety show.
  • Let's Talk Hollywood, 1948, Hollywood celebrities answer listener questions.
  • Let' Go to Town, 1952, Musical Variety show recruiting for the Army National Guard.
  • The Liberace Program, 1955, Soundtrack taken from Liberace's television program, not really the same without sequins...
  • Life At Father Flanagan's Boy's Town, 1942, tales about the boys at Boy's Town and Father Flanagan's advice.
  • The Mystery Castle, 1947, Children's Christmas Serial in the fashion of Cinnamon Bear, from Youngstown, Ohio.
  • NBC Presents Eugene O'Neill, 1937, Radio adaptation of the great American Playwright's work.
  • The Notorious Tariq, 1947, A Gentleman Adventurer and Finder of of Rare Things with an eye for pretty and sophisticated women.
  • Palace Personalities, 1949-50, remote interviews of interesting personalities from the lounge of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. This edition features the winner of a Honolulu beauty contest, an artist, and a movie voice actress.
  • President Truman, Man From Missouri, traces the career of Harry S. Truman from his entry into politics, his surprising selection as FDR's VP, the end of WWII, the beginnings of the Cold War and post War years,
  • Press Club, creepy tales told by editors and reporters at their club near the paper's offices.

Several interesting Police Shows are included this collection:

  • Crime Correspondent, 1949, Paul Frees, the man of a thousand voices, plays Larry Mitchell, ace crime reporter, and presents the most gruesome crimes he can find.
  • The Lawless Twenties, Police Drama based on the Prohibition Era.
  • Police Blotter, stories of uniform officers responding to murder cases.
  • Police Recorder is a reality based show from 1953 and host and a Police Psychiatrist listen and comment in actual interrogation recordings.
  • The first lady cop show is Police Woman USA, which put more emphasis on titillation than procedure, and Police Woman, based on the career of an actual lady cop from New York.

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

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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.



    44 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 19 hours, 27 min
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      44 shows - total playtime 19 hours 27 minutes
      1. Count Your Blessings 500515 Audition Show .mp3
      2. Crime Correspondent 491021 Chair For Dino Auditio.mp3
      3. Downbeat 430000 Poet Boogiewoogie.mp3
      4. Five Star Final 360330 Designing Mausoleum.mp3
      5. Four For Fifth 440617 Surrender.mp3
      6. Hilltop 530720 Hawaiian Honeymoon Plans.mp3
      7. His Honor Barber 451127 New Boy In Town.mp3
      8. Hollywood Calling 490703 Host Dick Powell.mp3
      9. Hollywood Mardis Gras 371116 Lanny Ross.mp3
      10. Hollywood Theater 521217 Sitting Duck.mp3
      11. I Fly Anything 510130 Date With Death.mp3
      12. I Fly Anything 510327 Destination Tahiti.mp3
      13. Law West Of Pecos First Show.mp3
      14. Lawless 20s 12 Flood Of Bootleg Gold.mp3
      15. Lear Radio 451209 Doris Miller Tribute.mp3
      16. Leave It To Girls 000000 Quest From Mckinny Tx.mp3
      17. Leave It To Girls 451208 George Fraser.mp3
      18. Leave It To Girls 460706 Quest. From Cincinatti, Oh.mp3
      19. Leave It To Girls 461116 Ft Williams, On, Return Ring.mp3
      20. Leave It To Mike 460101 30 Broad As Barn Door.mp3
      21. Leave It To the Girls Do Men Like Helpless Women.mp3
      22. Lenin of the Rovers S01e04.mp3
      23. Leo And Blond 470613 01 Leo Finds Hester.mp3
      24. Leo And Blond 470812 Goingt O Hesters Coming Out.mp3
      25. Let Yourself Go 450606 Al Jolson.mp3
      26. Let Yourself Go 500606 Milton Berle Al Jolson.mp3
      27. Lets Go To Town 550000 173 Patty Page.mp3
      28. Lets Talk Hollywood 480725 W Celeste Holm And.mp3
      29. Liberace Program 550112 Stephen Foster Tribute.mp3
      30. Life At Boys Town 420913 Bad Day .mp3
      31. Life At Boys Town 420920 Bad Day .mp3
      32. Mystery Castle 471200 Trying To Solve Mystery Of Packages.mp3
      33. Nbc Presents Eugene Oneill 370802 Beyond Horizon.mp3
      34. Nbc Presents Eugene Oneill 370809 Fountain.mp3
      35. Notorious Tariq 470816 Audition.mp3
      36. Palace Personalities 491227 Mildred Wong Miss China Contest .mp3
      37. Police Blotter Murder At Windsor.mp3
      38. Police Recorder Audi 14 Year Old Burglar.mp3
      39. Police Woman 470629 Scheming Bridegroom.mp3
      40. Police Woman Red Rose Murder .mp3
      41. President Truman Man From Missouri.mp3
      42. Press Club 031 Madam Alvers Wierd Death.mp3
      43. Press Club 032 Elephant.mp3
      44. Radio Doctor 421224 Advice For Xmas.mp3
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    44 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 19 hours, 27 min
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      44 shows - total playtime 19 hours 27 minutes
      1. Count Your Blessings 500515 Audition Show .mp3
      2. Crime Correspondent 491021 Chair For Dino Auditio.mp3
      3. Downbeat 430000 Poet Boogiewoogie.mp3
      4. Five Star Final 360330 Designing Mausoleum.mp3
      5. Four For Fifth 440617 Surrender.mp3
      6. Hilltop 530720 Hawaiian Honeymoon Plans.mp3
      7. His Honor Barber 451127 New Boy In Town.mp3
      8. Hollywood Calling 490703 Host Dick Powell.mp3
      9. Hollywood Mardis Gras 371116 Lanny Ross.mp3
      10. Hollywood Theater 521217 Sitting Duck.mp3
      11. I Fly Anything 510130 Date With Death.mp3
      12. I Fly Anything 510327 Destination Tahiti.mp3
      13. Law West Of Pecos First Show.mp3
      14. Lawless 20s 12 Flood Of Bootleg Gold.mp3
      15. Lear Radio 451209 Doris Miller Tribute.mp3
      16. Leave It To Girls 000000 Quest From Mckinny Tx.mp3
      17. Leave It To Girls 451208 George Fraser.mp3
      18. Leave It To Girls 460706 Quest. From Cincinatti, Oh.mp3
      19. Leave It To Girls 461116 Ft Williams, On, Return Ring.mp3
      20. Leave It To Mike 460101 30 Broad As Barn Door.mp3
      21. Leave It To the Girls Do Men Like Helpless Women.mp3
      22. Lenin of the Rovers S01e04.mp3
      23. Leo And Blond 470613 01 Leo Finds Hester.mp3
      24. Leo And Blond 470812 Goingt O Hesters Coming Out.mp3
      25. Let Yourself Go 450606 Al Jolson.mp3
      26. Let Yourself Go 500606 Milton Berle Al Jolson.mp3
      27. Lets Go To Town 550000 173 Patty Page.mp3
      28. Lets Talk Hollywood 480725 W Celeste Holm And.mp3
      29. Liberace Program 550112 Stephen Foster Tribute.mp3
      30. Life At Boys Town 420913 Bad Day .mp3
      31. Life At Boys Town 420920 Bad Day .mp3
      32. Mystery Castle 471200 Trying To Solve Mystery Of Packages.mp3
      33. Nbc Presents Eugene Oneill 370802 Beyond Horizon.mp3
      34. Nbc Presents Eugene Oneill 370809 Fountain.mp3
      35. Notorious Tariq 470816 Audition.mp3
      36. Palace Personalities 491227 Mildred Wong Miss China Contest .mp3
      37. Police Blotter Murder At Windsor.mp3
      38. Police Recorder Audi 14 Year Old Burglar.mp3
      39. Police Woman 470629 Scheming Bridegroom.mp3
      40. Police Woman Red Rose Murder .mp3
      41. President Truman Man From Missouri.mp3
      42. Press Club 031 Madam Alvers Wierd Death.mp3
      43. Press Club 032 Elephant.mp3
      44. Radio Doctor 421224 Advice For Xmas.mp3
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    44 recordings on 22 Audio CDs
    total playtime 19 hours, 27 min

    Disc A001

    1. Law West Of Pecos First Show
    2. Lawless 20s 12 Flood Of Bootleg Gold
    3. Leave It To the Girls Do Men Like Helpless Women

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    Disc A002

    1. Lenin of the Rovers S01e04
    2. Police Blotter Murder At Windsor

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    Disc A003

    1. Police Recorder Audi 14 Year Old Burglar
    2. Police Woman Red Rose Murder

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    Disc A004

    1. President Truman Man From Missouri
    2. Press Club 031 Madam Alvers Wierd Death

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    Disc A005

    1. Press Club 032 Elephant
    2. Leave It To Girls 000000 Quest From Mckinny Tx
    3. Five Star Final 360330 Designing Mausoleum

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    Disc A006

    1. Nbc Presents Eugene Oneill 370802 Beyond Horizon

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    Disc A007

    1. Nbc Presents Eugene Oneill 370809 Fountain

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    Disc A008

    1. Hollywood Mardis Gras 371116 Lanny Ross

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    Disc A009

    1. Life At Boys Town 420913 Bad Day
    2. Life At Boys Town 420920 Bad Day
    3. Radio Doctor 421224 Advice For Xmas

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    Disc A010

    1. Downbeat 430000 Poet Boogiewoogie
    2. Four For Fifth 440617 Surrender

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    Disc A011

    1. Let Yourself Go 450606 Al Jolson
    2. His Honor Barber 451127 New Boy In Town

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    Disc A012

    1. Leave It To Girls 451208 George Fraser
    2. Lear Radio 451209 Doris Miller Tribute
    3. Leave It To Mike 460101 30 Broad As Barn Door

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    Disc A013

    1. Leave It To Girls 460706 Quest. From Cincinatti, Oh
    2. Leave It To Girls 461116 Ft Williams, On, Return Ring

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    Disc A014

    1. Leo And Blond 470613 01 Leo Finds Hester
    2. Police Woman 470629 Scheming Bridegroom
    3. Leo And Blond 470812 Goingt O Hesters Coming Out

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    Disc A015

    1. Notorious Tariq 470816 Audition
    2. Mystery Castle 471200 Trying To Solve Mystery Of Packages

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    Disc A016

    1. Lets Talk Hollywood 480725 W Celeste Holm And

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    Disc A017

    1. Hollywood Calling 490703 Host Dick Powell

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    Disc A018

    1. Crime Correspondent 491021 Chair For Dino Auditio
    2. Palace Personalities 491227 Mildred Wong Miss China Contest

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    Disc A019

    1. Count Your Blessings 500515 Audition Show
    2. Let Yourself Go 500606 Milton Berle Al Jolson

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    Disc A020

    1. I Fly Anything 510130 Date With Death
    2. I Fly Anything 510327 Destination Tahiti

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    Disc A021

    1. Hollywood Theater 521217 Sitting Duck
    2. Hilltop 530720 Hawaiian Honeymoon Plans
    3. Lets Go To Town 550000 173 Patty Page

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    Disc A022

    1. Liberace Program 550112 Stephen Foster Tribute

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