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Random Rarities 17

Some if these shows were saved from the dustbins of time, others were just so random and rare that they didn't fit in another collection, but Random Rarities 17 will have something everyone will enjoy!

57 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 22 hours, 22 min)
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Lucky Strike Advertisement, 1933

Eddy Mayoff
Ira Cook AFRS

As if it were a project designed to prove just how much variety there is for everyone in the world of Old Time Radio, our 17th edition of Random Rarities comes out something for everybody! These are the shows that time forgot, not because they were bad or nobody loved them, there simply are not enough examples of any one of them to make their own collection. Still, they are well worth the time to listen to and enjoy. Here are some examples:

American Forum of the Air: One of radio’s first public affairs panel discussion programs. The show was created and hosted by Theodore Granik, who worked for the Gimbel’s Department Store radio station as a law student. The program ran from 1934 to 1956 on Mutual and NBC.

American Disco Review: AFRTS, presents funky beats and soulful tunes for our boys in the service, featuring a tongue in cheek Disco New Network Report.

American Women: There were plenty of shows saluting the sacrifices our servicemen made, this heart pulling program sponsored by Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum takes a looks at the strong women who stayed home.

A Woman’s Story: is an audition program for the Blue Network. The show was to be a soap opera about a girl who married very young, her husband drifts away and cheats on her, but he goes on to become a war, hero.

Are You a Genius? Everyone knows how much fun quiz shows are. This was a one-man show for AFRS where the host asks the questions for the audience to answer and keep their own score. These early shows are hosted by Eddie Mayhoff, but the show was eventually the show was taken over by Mel Blanc.

The Army Hour: is a recruiting program for the Army featuring popular music and news about the Army’s programs and opportunities. These episodes come from 50’s Cold War era.

Ira Cook on AFRTS: Cook was a long-time LA area DJ. When he joined the Army during WWII, he worked for AFRS. These shows were made after 1961 when he began making programs for the troops again.

Raising A Husband: uses the quiz show format to find “the best-raised husbands in America”, which is to say the man whose wife trains him to do the most housework!

The Lucky Strike Hour: One of the oldest programs in this collection, from 1933, years before “LFMT”, the cigarette company combines the countries best dance bands and dramatic tales from the files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

American Legion Baseball: It is easy to imagine that every kid who picks up a mitt and tosses a piece of lumber on his shoulder dreams of growing up to be a big leaguer someday. In this series of programs, we hear interviews from several major league players who learned the game, where else, on their local American Legion Team.

AFRS Basic Music Library: History and Collectors remember the Armed Forces Radio Service as a morale raising effort, but at its heart AFRS was a military organization. One of the “tools” on each AFRS Unit’s TOE (“Table of Equipment”) would have been a Basic Music Library, a series of discs filled with popular music that the local DJ could use to fill the air time when necessary.

See also Random Rarities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 1314, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2122, and 23.

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    total playtime 22 hours, 22 min
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      57 shows - total playtime 22 hours 22 minutes
      1. A Womans Story 441118 Audition.mp3
      2. Afrs Basic Music Library P10 Ssl10 0Someday Sweetheart.mp3
      3. Afrs Basic Music Library P9 Ssl9 0Jumpin Jive Cabcalloway.mp3
      4. Afrs Basic Music Library Someday Sweetheart Kay Starr.mp3
      5. Afrts Station Library 1958 Christmas Songs Ch58 Mtl2324.mp3
      6. Amen Corner Afrts Gospel Music With Paul Kidd Jr Part1.mp3
      7. American Disco Afrts30f Love In C Minor Ru327.mp3
      8. American Forum Air 390319 Small Busines Credit Discussed Wor.mp3
      9. American Forum Air 500325 Fed Rent Control Laws Expiration.mp3
      10. American Legion Baseball 490000 Hal Newhauser.mp3
      11. American Legion Baseball 490000 Sid Gordon.mp3
      12. American Legion Baseball 490000 Stan Musial.mp3
      13. American Women 430204 Girl Sticks With War Injured Man.mp3
      14. American Women 440602 American Army Hospital In North Africa.mp3
      15. Arbogast Show 511101.mp3
      16. Arbogast Show 511102 Zany Disc Jockey Program.mp3
      17. Arbogast Show 511112 Harvest Moon Vocal Semi Finals.mp3
      18. Are You Genius 3 Eddie Mayhoff Doesnt Hurt Hair Nails Cut.mp3
      19. Are You Genius 4 Eddie Mayhoff 1stq What Is Movers Dolly.mp3
      20. Army Hour Afrts722 0New Christy Minstrels Hes Loser Ru240.mp3
      21. Army Hour Afrts747 0Dont You Quit Now Pearl Bailey Ru500.mp3
      22. Arthur Hopkins Presents 440913 Bill Divorcement Afrs64 Pt2.mp3
      23. Audrey Hepburn Roasts Gary Cooper Friars Club Roast 1961.mp3
      24. Baby Rose Marie 380314 Howdja Like To Love Me.mp3
      25. Baptist Hour Afrts 28 Dr Joel Gregory Tested Wilderness.mp3
      26. Bolero Time Afrts 138 0Bolero Version Of Hava Nagila Ru424.mp3
      27. Countdown Magazine Afrts18w Contemporary Christian Music Pt2.mp3
      28. Countdown Magazine Afrts35w Contemporary Christian Music Pt2.mp3
      29. Dick Haymes Show 480000 Audition.mp3
      30. Five Star Matinee 500000 Small Town Girl Afrts44 Af6078.mp3
      31. Five Star Matinee 50000x Victoria My Wife Afrts45.mp3
      32. Folk Music Of World Afrts112 For Singing Children Ru387 69b.mp3
      33. Gi Jive Afrs385 Coast Guard Bb36142.mp3
      34. Gi Jive Afrs386 Navy Bb36143.mp3
      35. Haven Of Rest Afrs37 Everyone Chooses Rock Or Sand Ru372.mp3
      36. Ira Cook Afrts 1793 Much Nothing Brassimpactru507.mp3
      37. Ira Cook Afrts 2746f 0Moment Of Truth Rgoulet Ru32.mp3
      38. Ira Cook Afrts 275 Think I Love You Andy Williams.mp3
      39. Ira Cook Afrts 3019w 1 Song Candy Man Sdavisjr Ru73.mp3
      40. Ira Cook Afrts 331 0Miss America Vickicarr 3311f Ru144 1tlb.mp3
      41. Ira Cook Afrts 3991f 050 Ways To Leave Your Lover Psimon.mp3
      42. Ira Cook Afrts 4137m 0Casa Forte Sergio Mendes Ru536 1a.mp3
      43. Ira Cook Afrts 481 0Old Muddy Jweatherly 3811f Ru1276.mp3
      44. Ira Cook Afrts Once In Lifetime Bdarin Ru1676 5a.mp3
      45. Jason Golden Fleece 530111 011 Frankie Johnny Trial.mp3
      46. Jason Golden Fleece 530607 031a.mp3
      47. Jason Golden Fleece Phil Pomeroy Jr Wants Fathers Respect.mp3
      48. Just Music Afrts40 Pt2 Ru26742.mp3
      49. Lucky Strike Hour 330131 Theres New Day Coming.mp3
      50. Out Of Night 471125 Dead End.mp3
      51. Radio Novels Afrts120 11th Notch Ru507.mp3
      52. Raising Husband 451122.mp3
      53. Raising Husband 451220.mp3
      54. Raising Husband 460103.mp3
      55. Ralph Slater Hypnotist 451003.mp3
      56. Raymond Scott 441103 0I Walk Alone Afrs114.mp3
      57. Raymond Scott 441106 0Just Close Your Eyes Afrs115.mp3
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      57 shows - total playtime 22 hours 22 minutes
      1. A Womans Story 441118 Audition.mp3
      2. Afrs Basic Music Library P10 Ssl10 0Someday Sweetheart.mp3
      3. Afrs Basic Music Library P9 Ssl9 0Jumpin Jive Cabcalloway.mp3
      4. Afrs Basic Music Library Someday Sweetheart Kay Starr.mp3
      5. Afrts Station Library 1958 Christmas Songs Ch58 Mtl2324.mp3
      6. Amen Corner Afrts Gospel Music With Paul Kidd Jr Part1.mp3
      7. American Disco Afrts30f Love In C Minor Ru327.mp3
      8. American Forum Air 390319 Small Busines Credit Discussed Wor.mp3
      9. American Forum Air 500325 Fed Rent Control Laws Expiration.mp3
      10. American Legion Baseball 490000 Hal Newhauser.mp3
      11. American Legion Baseball 490000 Sid Gordon.mp3
      12. American Legion Baseball 490000 Stan Musial.mp3
      13. American Women 430204 Girl Sticks With War Injured Man.mp3
      14. American Women 440602 American Army Hospital In North Africa.mp3
      15. Arbogast Show 511101.mp3
      16. Arbogast Show 511102 Zany Disc Jockey Program.mp3
      17. Arbogast Show 511112 Harvest Moon Vocal Semi Finals.mp3
      18. Are You Genius 3 Eddie Mayhoff Doesnt Hurt Hair Nails Cut.mp3
      19. Are You Genius 4 Eddie Mayhoff 1stq What Is Movers Dolly.mp3
      20. Army Hour Afrts722 0New Christy Minstrels Hes Loser Ru240.mp3
      21. Army Hour Afrts747 0Dont You Quit Now Pearl Bailey Ru500.mp3
      22. Arthur Hopkins Presents 440913 Bill Divorcement Afrs64 Pt2.mp3
      23. Audrey Hepburn Roasts Gary Cooper Friars Club Roast 1961.mp3
      24. Baby Rose Marie 380314 Howdja Like To Love Me.mp3
      25. Baptist Hour Afrts 28 Dr Joel Gregory Tested Wilderness.mp3
      26. Bolero Time Afrts 138 0Bolero Version Of Hava Nagila Ru424.mp3
      27. Countdown Magazine Afrts18w Contemporary Christian Music Pt2.mp3
      28. Countdown Magazine Afrts35w Contemporary Christian Music Pt2.mp3
      29. Dick Haymes Show 480000 Audition.mp3
      30. Five Star Matinee 500000 Small Town Girl Afrts44 Af6078.mp3
      31. Five Star Matinee 50000x Victoria My Wife Afrts45.mp3
      32. Folk Music Of World Afrts112 For Singing Children Ru387 69b.mp3
      33. Gi Jive Afrs385 Coast Guard Bb36142.mp3
      34. Gi Jive Afrs386 Navy Bb36143.mp3
      35. Haven Of Rest Afrs37 Everyone Chooses Rock Or Sand Ru372.mp3
      36. Ira Cook Afrts 1793 Much Nothing Brassimpactru507.mp3
      37. Ira Cook Afrts 2746f 0Moment Of Truth Rgoulet Ru32.mp3
      38. Ira Cook Afrts 275 Think I Love You Andy Williams.mp3
      39. Ira Cook Afrts 3019w 1 Song Candy Man Sdavisjr Ru73.mp3
      40. Ira Cook Afrts 331 0Miss America Vickicarr 3311f Ru144 1tlb.mp3
      41. Ira Cook Afrts 3991f 050 Ways To Leave Your Lover Psimon.mp3
      42. Ira Cook Afrts 4137m 0Casa Forte Sergio Mendes Ru536 1a.mp3
      43. Ira Cook Afrts 481 0Old Muddy Jweatherly 3811f Ru1276.mp3
      44. Ira Cook Afrts Once In Lifetime Bdarin Ru1676 5a.mp3
      45. Jason Golden Fleece 530111 011 Frankie Johnny Trial.mp3
      46. Jason Golden Fleece 530607 031a.mp3
      47. Jason Golden Fleece Phil Pomeroy Jr Wants Fathers Respect.mp3
      48. Just Music Afrts40 Pt2 Ru26742.mp3
      49. Lucky Strike Hour 330131 Theres New Day Coming.mp3
      50. Out Of Night 471125 Dead End.mp3
      51. Radio Novels Afrts120 11th Notch Ru507.mp3
      52. Raising Husband 451122.mp3
      53. Raising Husband 451220.mp3
      54. Raising Husband 460103.mp3
      55. Ralph Slater Hypnotist 451003.mp3
      56. Raymond Scott 441103 0I Walk Alone Afrs114.mp3
      57. Raymond Scott 441106 0Just Close Your Eyes Afrs115.mp3
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    57 recordings on 24 Audio CDs
    total playtime 22 hours, 22 min

    Random Rarities 17 Disc A001

    1. Afrs Basic Music Library P10 Ssl10 0Someday Sweetheart
    2. Afrs Basic Music Library P9 Ssl9 0Jumpin Jive Cabcalloway
    3. Afrs Basic Music Library Someday Sweetheart Kay Starr
    4. Afrts Station Library 1958 Christmas Songs Ch58 Mtl2324

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A002

    1. Amen Corner Afrts Gospel Music With Paul Kidd Jr Part1
    2. American Disco Afrts30f Love In C Minor Ru327
    3. Are You Genius 3 Eddie Mayhoff Doesnt Hurt Hair Nails Cut

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A003

    1. Are You Genius 4 Eddie Mayhoff 1stq What Is Movers Dolly
    2. Army Hour Afrts722 0New Christy Minstrels Hes Loser Ru240
    3. Army Hour Afrts747 0Dont You Quit Now Pearl Bailey Ru500
    4. Audrey Hepburn Roasts Gary Cooper Friars Club Roast 1961

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A004

    1. Baptist Hour Afrts 28 Dr Joel Gregory Tested Wilderness
    2. Bolero Time Afrts 138 0Bolero Version Of Hava Nagila Ru424

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A005

    1. Countdown Magazine Afrts18w Contemporary Christian Music Pt2
    2. Countdown Magazine Afrts35w Contemporary Christian Music Pt2

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A006

    1. Five Star Matinee 50000x Victoria My Wife Afrts45
    2. Folk Music Of World Afrts112 For Singing Children Ru387 69b
    3. Gi Jive Afrs385 Coast Guard Bb36142

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A007

    1. Gi Jive Afrs386 Navy Bb36143
    2. Haven Of Rest Afrs37 Everyone Chooses Rock Or Sand Ru372

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A008

    1. Ira Cook Afrts 1793 Much Nothing Brassimpactru507
    2. Ira Cook Afrts 2746f 0Moment Of Truth Rgoulet Ru32

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A009

    1. Ira Cook Afrts 275 Think I Love You Andy Williams
    2. Ira Cook Afrts 3019w 1 Song Candy Man Sdavisjr Ru73

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A010

    1. Ira Cook Afrts 331 0Miss America Vickicarr 3311f Ru144 1tlb
    2. Ira Cook Afrts 3991f 050 Ways To Leave Your Lover Psimon

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A011

    1. Ira Cook Afrts 4137m 0Casa Forte Sergio Mendes Ru536 1a
    2. Ira Cook Afrts 481 0Old Muddy Jweatherly 3811f Ru1276

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A012

    1. Ira Cook Afrts Once In Lifetime Bdarin Ru1676 5a
    2. Jason Golden Fleece Phil Pomeroy Jr Wants Fathers Respect

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A013

    1. Just Music Afrts40 Pt2 Ru26742
    2. Radio Novels Afrts120 11th Notch Ru507

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A014

    1. Lucky Strike Hour 330131 Theres New Day Coming

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A015

    1. Baby Rose Marie 380314 Howdja Like To Love Me

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A016

    1. American Forum Air 390319 Small Busines Credit Discussed Wor

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A017

    1. American Women 430204 Girl Sticks With War Injured Man
    2. American Women 440602 American Army Hospital In North Africa
    3. Arthur Hopkins Presents 440913 Bill Divorcement Afrs64 Pt2
    4. Raymond Scott 441103 0I Walk Alone Afrs114

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A018

    1. Raymond Scott 441106 0Just Close Your Eyes Afrs115
    2. A Womans Story 441118 Audition
    3. Ralph Slater Hypnotist 451003

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A019

    1. Raising Husband 451122
    2. Raising Husband 451220

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A020

    1. Raising Husband 460103
    2. Out Of Night 471125 Dead End

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A021

    1. Dick Haymes Show 480000 Audition
    2. American Legion Baseball 490000 Hal Newhauser
    3. American Legion Baseball 490000 Sid Gordon
    4. American Legion Baseball 490000 Stan Musial
    5. Five Star Matinee 500000 Small Town Girl Afrts44 Af6078

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A022

    1. American Forum Air 500325 Fed Rent Control Laws Expiration
    2. Arbogast Show 511101

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A023

    1. Arbogast Show 511102 Zany Disc Jockey Program
    2. Arbogast Show 511112 Harvest Moon Vocal Semi Finals

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    Random Rarities 17 Disc A024

    1. Jason Golden Fleece 530111 011 Frankie Johnny Trial
    2. Jason Golden Fleece 530607 031a

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