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Random Rarities 18

Now in our eighteenth edition, our Random Rarities are getting more rare and much, much more random!

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50 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 17 hours, 8 min)
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"Jack Berch and His Boys: Little Girl"



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Gilmore Gasoline

Jack Berch
John Savitt and His Top Hatters

This collection contains a number of rarities from the Armed Forces Radio Service. AFRS was even hungrier for content than the commercial networks. Given the nature of its audience, the military radio service sought both quality and variety.Like our other Random Rarities collections, these shows end up on the list because they do not fit neatly into any category. But they are a great snapshot into what people were hearing around the country during Radio's Golden Age. Examples include:

Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel, 1932, a title that should be familiar to Marx Brothers fans, this program is a British rebroadcast of the movie icon’s first attempts to expand their vaudeville and film success into broadcasting. Along with the Depression-era material, we get a history lesson from a Marx Brothers fan and scholar.

Circus Night in Silvertown, 1934, a night under the radio Big Top, sponsored by B.F. Goodrich Tires. Featuring circus music from B.A. Rolfe and His Silvertown Orchestra, comedy from Joe Cook and Alan Reed (billed as Teddy Bergman).

Jan Savitt and His Top Hatters, August 15, 1939, a Band Remote from the famous Blue Room of New York's Lincoln Hotel “for your listening and dancing pleasure”.

The Baptist Hour, February 19, 1941, a little “old time religion” from the Southern Baptist Convention. This was the same Sunday that Winston Churchill made his “Give us the tools” speech.

Furlough Fun, 1942, Gilmore Gasoline on the West Coast presents this bit of fun in the form of a quiz show for Servicemen over the NBC Pacific Net. Features Beryl Wallace as mistress of ceremonies and musical fun from Spike Jones.

The Jack Berch Show, 1944 and 1947, sometimes called “the fastest fifteen minutes in radio”, we present a pair of morning shows separated by a few years and different sponsors. Jack Berch was a noted singer and whistler and his fast-paced wake-up shows will certainly get your eyes open!

AFRS Basic Music Collection, The Armed Forces Radio Service was a worldwide outfit, bringing a taste of home to G.I.s serving overseas. The Basic Music Collection featured a variety of tunes to appeal to as many servicemen as possible. Included in this collection is a disk of novelty Christmas tunes from 1958.

Sing Along With Mitch, 1964, actually a soundtrack from an early sixties NBC TV show, featuring Columbia Records Artist & Repertory head, Mitch Miller. The words to the songs were show across the bottom of the screen so that the folks at home could “Sing along with Mitch”.

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 17 hours, 8 min
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      50 shows - total playtime 17 hours 8 minutes
      1. Afrs Basic Music Library Jumpin Jive Cabcalloway.mp3
      2. Afrs Basic Music Library Someday Sweetheart Kay Starr.mp3
      3. Afrs Basic Music Library Someday Sweetheart.mp3
      4. Afrts Station Library 1958 Christmas Songs.mp3
      5. Anniversary Night With Horace Heidt 450317 Audition Show.mp3
      6. Capture Of Lizzie Stone 40000x Starring Ginger Rogers.mp3
      7. Circus Night In Silvertown 350524 Masked Marvel.mp3
      8. Count Basie Filler Show On Afrs Transcription.mp3
      9. Durante Moore Radio Show 1945 Afrs Comedy Caravan 98.mp3
      10. Every Days Holiday 490813 What Happened 103 Years Ago Today.mp3
      11. Flywheel, Shyster And Flywheel 320000 Groucho.mp3
      12. Furlough Fun 421109 G.Riley S.Jones Gilmore Service Slickers.mp3
      13. Heartbeat Of Broadway 590200 01 Story Behind Oklahoma.mp3
      14. Heartbeat Of Broadway 590200 02 Story Behind Guys And Dolls.mp3
      15. Heartbeat Of Broadway 590200 03 Story Behind My Fair Lady.mp3
      16. Heartbeat Of Broadway 590200 04 Story Behind Kiss Me Kate.mp3
      17. Jack Berch 470829.mp3
      18. Jack Berch 470915 Its Good Day.mp3
      19. Jack Berch And Boys 441121 Little Girl.mp3
      20. Jack Berch And Boys 441206 Babyface.mp3
      21. Jack Fina Show 500105 1st Song Spaghetti Rag.mp3
      22. Jan Savitt 390815.mp3
      23. Jim Reeves Show 580000 Everywhere You Go Am Cancer Fund.mp3
      24. Little Old Hollywood 400311 15.mp3
      25. Piano Playhouse 490424 Fredrick Marvin Piano.mp3
      26. Saturday Night Serenade 12 Over There.mp3
      27. Saturday Night Serenade 440902 Make Way For Tommorow.mp3
      28. Saturday Night Serenade 470503 1 Heartache.mp3
      29. Saturday Night Serenade 81 Good, Good, Good Afrs.mp3
      30. Sing Along With Mitch 02 Ive Been Working On Railroad.mp3
      31. Spotlight Story Afrts118 Band Riders Struck Terror Community.mp3
      32. Spotlight Story Afrts119 Bill Introduced To Royalty.mp3
      33. Spotlight Story Afrts124 Navajo Indian Woman Elks.mp3
      34. Spotlight Story Afrts125 Smart Aleck Who Got His Comeuppance.mp3
      35. Star Story 440502 Lucky Partners Lana Turner Afrs Frontline.mp3
      36. The Baptist Hour 410209.mp3
      37. Tom Dick And Harry Audition # 7 From Disc.mp3
      38. Village Store 450726 Jackhaley Lloydnolan Jeancaroll Afrs.mp3
      39. Village Store 460817 Edward Everett Horton Billie Burke Afrs.mp3
      40. Voices Of Vista 651017 Woody Allen.mp3
      41. Voices Of Vista 651024 Mabel Mercer Alec Wilder.mp3
      42. Vposb 430716 Afrs 101 George Olsen, Unannounced From Disc.mp3
      43. Vposb 430717 Afrs 102 Tommy Tucker, Russian Lullabye.mp3
      44. Vposb 430723 Afrs 107 George Olsen, Victory Polka.mp3
      45. Vposb 430724 Afrs 108 Xavier Cugat, Bim Bam Boom.mp3
      46. Walkietalkie 450622.mp3
      47. We Who Fight Afrs Pt2 Gunners Story Merrymacks Sing Inmyarms.mp3
      48. We Who Fight Afrs Pt2only Merchship attacked by uboats.mp3
      49. We Who Fight Afrs05 Part 2 Only Marine Gunner From Midway.mp3
      50. We Who Fight Afrs24 Edwardberg Cg mascots in bad C.boswell.mp3
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    total playtime 17 hours, 8 min
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      50 shows - total playtime 17 hours 8 minutes
      1. Afrs Basic Music Library Jumpin Jive Cabcalloway.mp3
      2. Afrs Basic Music Library Someday Sweetheart Kay Starr.mp3
      3. Afrs Basic Music Library Someday Sweetheart.mp3
      4. Afrts Station Library 1958 Christmas Songs.mp3
      5. Anniversary Night With Horace Heidt 450317 Audition Show.mp3
      6. Capture Of Lizzie Stone 40000x Starring Ginger Rogers.mp3
      7. Circus Night In Silvertown 350524 Masked Marvel.mp3
      8. Count Basie Filler Show On Afrs Transcription.mp3
      9. Durante Moore Radio Show 1945 Afrs Comedy Caravan 98.mp3
      10. Every Days Holiday 490813 What Happened 103 Years Ago Today.mp3
      11. Flywheel, Shyster And Flywheel 320000 Groucho.mp3
      12. Furlough Fun 421109 G.Riley S.Jones Gilmore Service Slickers.mp3
      13. Heartbeat Of Broadway 590200 01 Story Behind Oklahoma.mp3
      14. Heartbeat Of Broadway 590200 02 Story Behind Guys And Dolls.mp3
      15. Heartbeat Of Broadway 590200 03 Story Behind My Fair Lady.mp3
      16. Heartbeat Of Broadway 590200 04 Story Behind Kiss Me Kate.mp3
      17. Jack Berch 470829.mp3
      18. Jack Berch 470915 Its Good Day.mp3
      19. Jack Berch And Boys 441121 Little Girl.mp3
      20. Jack Berch And Boys 441206 Babyface.mp3
      21. Jack Fina Show 500105 1st Song Spaghetti Rag.mp3
      22. Jan Savitt 390815.mp3
      23. Jim Reeves Show 580000 Everywhere You Go Am Cancer Fund.mp3
      24. Little Old Hollywood 400311 15.mp3
      25. Piano Playhouse 490424 Fredrick Marvin Piano.mp3
      26. Saturday Night Serenade 12 Over There.mp3
      27. Saturday Night Serenade 440902 Make Way For Tommorow.mp3
      28. Saturday Night Serenade 470503 1 Heartache.mp3
      29. Saturday Night Serenade 81 Good, Good, Good Afrs.mp3
      30. Sing Along With Mitch 02 Ive Been Working On Railroad.mp3
      31. Spotlight Story Afrts118 Band Riders Struck Terror Community.mp3
      32. Spotlight Story Afrts119 Bill Introduced To Royalty.mp3
      33. Spotlight Story Afrts124 Navajo Indian Woman Elks.mp3
      34. Spotlight Story Afrts125 Smart Aleck Who Got His Comeuppance.mp3
      35. Star Story 440502 Lucky Partners Lana Turner Afrs Frontline.mp3
      36. The Baptist Hour 410209.mp3
      37. Tom Dick And Harry Audition # 7 From Disc.mp3
      38. Village Store 450726 Jackhaley Lloydnolan Jeancaroll Afrs.mp3
      39. Village Store 460817 Edward Everett Horton Billie Burke Afrs.mp3
      40. Voices Of Vista 651017 Woody Allen.mp3
      41. Voices Of Vista 651024 Mabel Mercer Alec Wilder.mp3
      42. Vposb 430716 Afrs 101 George Olsen, Unannounced From Disc.mp3
      43. Vposb 430717 Afrs 102 Tommy Tucker, Russian Lullabye.mp3
      44. Vposb 430723 Afrs 107 George Olsen, Victory Polka.mp3
      45. Vposb 430724 Afrs 108 Xavier Cugat, Bim Bam Boom.mp3
      46. Walkietalkie 450622.mp3
      47. We Who Fight Afrs Pt2 Gunners Story Merrymacks Sing Inmyarms.mp3
      48. We Who Fight Afrs Pt2only Merchship attacked by uboats.mp3
      49. We Who Fight Afrs05 Part 2 Only Marine Gunner From Midway.mp3
      50. We Who Fight Afrs24 Edwardberg Cg mascots in bad C.boswell.mp3
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    50 recordings on 18 Audio CDs
    total playtime 17 hours, 8 min

    Random Rarities 18 Disc A001

    1. Afrs Basic Music Library Jumpin Jive Cabcalloway
    2. Afrs Basic Music Library Someday Sweetheart Kay Starr
    3. Afrs Basic Music Library Someday Sweetheart
    4. Afrts Station Library 1958 Christmas Songs

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A002

    1. Capture Of Lizzie Stone 40000x Starring Ginger Rogers
    2. Count Basie Filler Show On Afrs Transcription

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A003

    1. Durante Moore Radio Show 1945 Afrs Comedy Caravan 98
    2. Saturday Night Serenade 12 Over There

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A004

    1. Saturday Night Serenade 81 Good, Good, Good Afrs
    2. Sing Along With Mitch 02 Ive Been Working On Railroad
    3. Spotlight Story Afrts118 Band Riders Struck Terror Community

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A005

    1. Spotlight Story Afrts119 Bill Introduced To Royalty
    2. Spotlight Story Afrts124 Navajo Indian Woman Elks
    3. Spotlight Story Afrts125 Smart Aleck Who Got His Comeuppance
    4. Tom Dick And Harry Audition # 7 From Disc

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A006

    1. We Who Fight Afrs Pt2 Gunners Story Merrymacks Sing Inmyarms
    2. We Who Fight Afrs Pt2only Merchship attacked by uboats
    3. We Who Fight Afrs05 Part 2 Only Marine Gunner From Midway
    4. We Who Fight Afrs24 Edwardberg Cg mascots in bad C.boswell

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A007

    1. Flywheel, Shyster And Flywheel 320000 Groucho
    2. Circus Night In Silvertown 350524 Masked Marvel

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A008

    1. Jan Savitt 390815
    2. Little Old Hollywood 400311 15

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A009

    1. The Baptist Hour 410209
    2. Furlough Fun 421109 G.Riley S.Jones Gilmore Service Slickers
    3. Vposb 430716 Afrs 101 George Olsen, Unannounced From Disc

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A010

    1. Vposb 430717 Afrs 102 Tommy Tucker, Russian Lullabye
    2. Vposb 430723 Afrs 107 George Olsen, Victory Polka
    3. Vposb 430724 Afrs 108 Xavier Cugat, Bim Bam Boom

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A011

    1. Star Story 440502 Lucky Partners Lana Turner Afrs Frontline
    2. Saturday Night Serenade 440902 Make Way For Tommorow

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A012

    1. Jack Berch And Boys 441121 Little Girl
    2. Jack Berch And Boys 441206 Babyface
    3. Anniversary Night With Horace Heidt 450317 Audition Show

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A013

    1. Walkietalkie 450622
    2. Village Store 450726 Jackhaley Lloydnolan Jeancaroll Afrs

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A014

    1. Village Store 460817 Edward Everett Horton Billie Burke Afrs
    2. Saturday Night Serenade 470503 1 Heartache
    3. Jack Berch 470829

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A015

    1. Jack Berch 470915 Its Good Day
    2. Piano Playhouse 490424 Fredrick Marvin Piano
    3. Every Days Holiday 490813 What Happened 103 Years Ago Today

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A016

    1. Jack Fina Show 500105 1st Song Spaghetti Rag
    2. Jim Reeves Show 580000 Everywhere You Go Am Cancer Fund
    3. Heartbeat Of Broadway 590200 01 Story Behind Oklahoma
    4. Heartbeat Of Broadway 590200 02 Story Behind Guys And Dolls

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A017

    1. Heartbeat Of Broadway 590200 03 Story Behind My Fair Lady
    2. Heartbeat Of Broadway 590200 04 Story Behind Kiss Me Kate
    3. Voices Of Vista 651017 Woody Allen

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    Random Rarities 18 Disc A018

    1. Voices Of Vista 651024 Mabel Mercer Alec Wilder

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