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Stars on Parade

You never knew what you were going to get with Stars On Parade. The only thing you could really depend upon was that there would be 15 minutes of entertainment, but that entertainment could be the sweet jazz of the Freddy Martin Orchestra and their singer Merv Griffin or the songs of Kate Smith.

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


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"Freddy Martin Guest Star"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Kate SmithOne of the most appealing aspects of Old Time Radio is the variety of programming. In 1950, America was enjoying the economic prosperity that came with the end of the Second World War, and in some ways was becoming as isolationist as it had been in the days before the War.

Events were unfolding on the International stage that would cement America's role as Leader of the Free World. One of the most important tools in that role would be the might of the United States Army and Air Force.

During this era there was a huge technological innovation for the Military, but there was nothing more important than getting soldiers into uniform and trained for service. The recruiting apparatus of all the services used every tool at their disposal to fill their manpower needs, and radio was one of the most effective.

Count Basie 1950sStars On Parade was a weekly fifteen minute spot, produced in New York. It would have been sent to local radio stations across the country and played in the same time-slot each week. By doing their part for the National Defense, the local stations got some great entertainment to broadcast.

You never knew what you were going to get with Stars On Parade. The only thing you could really depend upon was that there would be 15 minutes of entertainment, but that entertainment could be a the sweet jazz of the Freddy Martin Orchestra and their singer Merv Griffin (yes, that Merv Griffin), it could be a biographical drama about a judge in Denver who crusades to keep young offenders out of harsh adult prisons, perhaps we would be treated to songs and commentary from Kate Smith for the Thanksgiving (ending with a rendition of Irving Berlin's God Bless America, a light comedy about a girl in the advertising business, or a session with Count Basie and his Orchestra.

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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.



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 41 min
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      7 shows - total playtime 1 hours 41 minutes
      1. Stars On Parade 000000 587 An Abadaba Honeymoon.mp3
      2. Stars On Parade 000000 588 Happily Ever After.mp3
      3. Stars On Parade 000000 It Pays To Adventise.mp3
      4. Stars On Parade 500000 528 Mickey And Judge.mp3
      5. Stars On Parade 500000 536 My Rosary.mp3
      6. Stars On Parade 510826 576 Davy Crockett.mp3
      7. Stars On Parade 511000 Count Basie Orchestra.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 41 min
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      7 shows - total playtime 1 hours 41 minutes
      1. Stars On Parade 000000 587 An Abadaba Honeymoon.mp3
      2. Stars On Parade 000000 588 Happily Ever After.mp3
      3. Stars On Parade 000000 It Pays To Adventise.mp3
      4. Stars On Parade 500000 528 Mickey And Judge.mp3
      5. Stars On Parade 500000 536 My Rosary.mp3
      6. Stars On Parade 510826 576 Davy Crockett.mp3
      7. Stars On Parade 511000 Count Basie Orchestra.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



    7 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 41 min

    Disc A001

    1. Stars On Parade 000000 587 An Abadaba Honeymoon
    2. Stars On Parade 000000 588 Happily Ever After
    3. Stars On Parade 000000 It Pays To Adventise
    4. Stars On Parade 500000 528 Mickey And Judge

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Stars On Parade 500000 536 My Rosary
    2. Stars On Parade 510826 576 Davy Crockett
    3. Stars On Parade 511000 Count Basie Orchestra

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00