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Stars of Jazz

AFRS music program gives listeners an education and appreciation in the American art form of Jazz music

2 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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1 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from March 15, 1958:

"Bide My Time"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Bobby Troup"... A Program filled with the exciting and scintillating rhythms of America's Own music."

Stars Of Jazz comes to us from the Armed Forces Radio Service. It was an attempt to give listeners an education and appreciation in the American art form of Jazz music.

The show is hosted by notable jazzman Bobby Troup. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Troup's earliest musical success was a regional hit, "Daddy", which went on to become a number 1 hit for Sammy Kaye and his Orchestra in 1941. Troup was a captain in the Marine Corp during WWII. He was the first white officer to command an all black unit in North Carolina. The prejudice of the time forced the unit to live in tents. Troup had his troops build quonset huts, a night club, a boxing ring, and other facilities. Very soon, Marines from the white units were finding excuses to spend time in the black area of the camp.

Julie London former wife of Jack Webb and her husband Bobby Troup on Emergency TV showIn addition to Daddy, some of Troup's other compositions include "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66", "Snootie Little Cutie", and Little Richard's 1956 hit "The Girl Can't Help It".

The mid-50's NBC TV game show Musical Chairs, featured Troup, along with Mel Blanc and Johnny Mercer, on its regular panel. About the same time, Troup hosted an ABC program, Stars Of Jazz, which featured Jazz greats who were working in the Hollywood area

In 1955 Troup produced torch singer Julie London's hit "Cry Me A River". London divorced Dragnet creator and Jazz fan Jack Webb the year before, and married Troup on New Years Eve, 1959. When Webb created the hospital drama Emergency for television, he cast London and Troup as nurse Dixie McCall and the laid back Dr. Joe Early.

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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.



    2 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 46 min
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      2 shows - total playtime 0 hours 46 minutes
      1. Stars Of Jazz 580000 047 Bide My Time, By Calvin Jackson.mp3
      2. Stars Of Jazz 580000 056 Tasty Dish, By Buddy Colette.mp3
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    2 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 46 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

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      2 shows - total playtime 0 hours 46 minutes
      1. Stars Of Jazz 580000 047 Bide My Time, By Calvin Jackson.mp3
      2. Stars Of Jazz 580000 056 Tasty Dish, By Buddy Colette.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



    2 recordings on 1 Audio CD
    total playtime 0 hours, 46 min

    Disc A001

    1. Stars Of Jazz 580000 047 Bide My Time, By Calvin Jackson
    2. Stars Of Jazz 580000 056 Tasty Dish, By Buddy Colette

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