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Victor Borge Collection

Presenting some of the Best Performances by the "Clown Prince of Denmark."

42 old time radio show recordings
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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Victor Borge Piano Laughing
How often can a musician make you laugh out loud?

"To people who take music seriously, I'm a musician.
To people who don't take music seriously, I'm a comedian.
To people who don't take anything seriously, I'm a clown."
- Victor Borge

Victor BorgeVictor was born Borge Rosenbaum in Copenhagen, Denmark. His father was a violist with the Royal Danish Orchestra and his mother an accomplished pianist. Young Victor began taking piano lessons at three and was soon recognized as a prodigy. His musical humor came to light early also. His parents would call on him to play when they entertained at dinner parties and he would announce that he would play a work of Beethoven or Bach, but would actually play one of his own compositions in the style of Beethoven or Bach. Then he would secretly delight when the guest would exclaim "that’s my favorite Beethoven piece! I’ve never heard that piece played so well!"

Borge received a full scholarship to the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He worked as a concert pianist for a time then turned to comedy full time, combining his piano playing with jokes. He married American Elsie Chilton in 1933 and toured Europe extensively. He took delight in making fun of the Nazi’s ("What is the difference between a Nazi and a dog? The dog raises his leg...") Between his humor and his Jewishness Borge was on the top of the German hit-list when they invaded Denmark in 1940. Fortunately Borge was playing a concert in Sweden at the time, and he escaped with his wife and Scottish Terrier to Finland where they boarded the USS American Legion, which had been sent to evacuate Crown Princess Martha of Norway. The American Legion was the last neutral ship to leave Northern Europe.

Borge spoke no English when he arrived on these shores, but quickly learned enough to make his jokes understood by "studying" in movie theaters. Rudy Vallee gave him an opportunity on his radio show, and he soon became part of Bing Crosby’s Kraft Music Hall. Victor BorgeIn addition to his own show he was in great demand to guest on Command Performance, Fibber McGee and Molly, Jubilee, Mail Call and Command Performance. This collection also contains rare broadcast of his appearance on Listen to A Love Song.

Some of Borge’s best routines were visual and worked better live or on television. He would begin playing a piece on the piano which was unrecognizable. In confusion he would stop, look closely at his sheet music, then turn the piece which was upside down in the music stand, and continue to play the familiar music. Other times he would become so engrossed in his playing that he would slide off the piano bench. After this happened a few times he would stand, open the lid to the bench to reveal a seat belt, buckle himself in, and finish the number. When he stood to take his bows he had 'forgotten' the seat belt, and the piano bench would still be strapped to his backside!

In a non-entertainment related business endeavor he began raising and popularized Rock-Cornish Hens during the 50s. When he appeared on What’s My Line he listed his occupation as "Poultry Farmer."

Victor Borge continued to tour and perform through out his life. He was making up to 60 appearances a year at the age of 90.

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    42 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 56 min
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      42 shows - total playtime 14 hours 56 minutes
      1. Bob Crosby Show 460703 Guest Victor Borge.mp3
      2. Command Performance 420630.mp3
      3. Command Performance 450712.mp3
      4. Command Performance 450830.mp3
      5. Command Performance 470209.mp3
      6. Fibber Mcgee 450626 446 Houseboating On Dugans Lake.mp3
      7. Jubilee 450723 143 Count Basie 1 st Queer Street.mp3
      8. Kraft Music Hall 420416 Kkkkaty.mp3
      9. Kraft Music Hall 420430 Hey Mabel.mp3
      10. Kraft Music Hall 421112.mp3
      11. Listen To A Love Song 460803 Guest Victor Borge.mp3
      12. Mail Call Victor Borge.mp3
      13. Radio Hall Of Fame 441203 51 A Bell For Adano.mp3
      14. Victor Borge 450703 001 First Show Of Series.mp3
      15. Victor Borge 450710 002 Gotta Be This Or That.mp3
      16. Victor Borge 450814 007 Stars In Your Eyes.mp3
      17. Victor Borge 461021 Marlene Dietrich.mp3
      18. Victor Borge A Mozart Opera.mp3
      19. Victor Borge All Right Notes Not Necessarily In Right Order.mp3
      20. Victor Borge Brahms Lullaby.mp3
      21. Victor Borge Comedy In Music Pt 1.mp3
      22. Victor Borge Comedy In Music Pt 2.mp3
      23. Victor Borge Denmark My Native Land.mp3
      24. Victor Borge Family Background.mp3
      25. Victor Borge Friedmann Wiener Tanz 2.mp3
      26. Victor Borge Happy Birthday.mp3
      27. Victor Borge Hungarian Rhapsody.mp3
      28. Victor Borge In London.mp3
      29. Victor Borge Inflationary Language.mp3
      30. Victor Borge Johann Sibelius Bach Family.mp3
      31. Victor Borge Listen To A Love Song Guest Victor Borge 460803.mp3
      32. Victor Borge Live At London Paladium.mp3
      33. Victor Borge Live In Boston In 1953.mp3
      34. Victor Borge Medley Of Popular Songs.mp3
      35. Victor Borge Minute Waltz.mp3
      36. Victor Borge Mozart Opera By Borge.mp3
      37. Victor Borge Phonetic Punctuation.mp3
      38. Victor Borge Rachmaninov Excerpts.mp3
      39. Victor Borge Requests.mp3
      40. Victor Borge Saliere Opera.mp3
      41. Victor Borge Sweetheart.mp3
      42. Victor Borge Three Borge Favorites.mp3
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    42 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 56 min
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      42 shows - total playtime 14 hours 56 minutes
      1. Bob Crosby Show 460703 Guest Victor Borge.mp3
      2. Command Performance 420630.mp3
      3. Command Performance 450712.mp3
      4. Command Performance 450830.mp3
      5. Command Performance 470209.mp3
      6. Fibber Mcgee 450626 446 Houseboating On Dugans Lake.mp3
      7. Jubilee 450723 143 Count Basie 1 st Queer Street.mp3
      8. Kraft Music Hall 420416 Kkkkaty.mp3
      9. Kraft Music Hall 420430 Hey Mabel.mp3
      10. Kraft Music Hall 421112.mp3
      11. Listen To A Love Song 460803 Guest Victor Borge.mp3
      12. Mail Call Victor Borge.mp3
      13. Radio Hall Of Fame 441203 51 A Bell For Adano.mp3
      14. Victor Borge 450703 001 First Show Of Series.mp3
      15. Victor Borge 450710 002 Gotta Be This Or That.mp3
      16. Victor Borge 450814 007 Stars In Your Eyes.mp3
      17. Victor Borge 461021 Marlene Dietrich.mp3
      18. Victor Borge A Mozart Opera.mp3
      19. Victor Borge All Right Notes Not Necessarily In Right Order.mp3
      20. Victor Borge Brahms Lullaby.mp3
      21. Victor Borge Comedy In Music Pt 1.mp3
      22. Victor Borge Comedy In Music Pt 2.mp3
      23. Victor Borge Denmark My Native Land.mp3
      24. Victor Borge Family Background.mp3
      25. Victor Borge Friedmann Wiener Tanz 2.mp3
      26. Victor Borge Happy Birthday.mp3
      27. Victor Borge Hungarian Rhapsody.mp3
      28. Victor Borge In London.mp3
      29. Victor Borge Inflationary Language.mp3
      30. Victor Borge Johann Sibelius Bach Family.mp3
      31. Victor Borge Listen To A Love Song Guest Victor Borge 460803.mp3
      32. Victor Borge Live At London Paladium.mp3
      33. Victor Borge Live In Boston In 1953.mp3
      34. Victor Borge Medley Of Popular Songs.mp3
      35. Victor Borge Minute Waltz.mp3
      36. Victor Borge Mozart Opera By Borge.mp3
      37. Victor Borge Phonetic Punctuation.mp3
      38. Victor Borge Rachmaninov Excerpts.mp3
      39. Victor Borge Requests.mp3
      40. Victor Borge Saliere Opera.mp3
      41. Victor Borge Sweetheart.mp3
      42. Victor Borge Three Borge Favorites.mp3
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    42 recordings on 16 Audio CDs
    total playtime 14 hours, 56 min

    Disc A001

    1. Mail Call Victor Borge
    2. Victor Borge A Mozart Opera
    3. Victor Borge All Right Notes Not Necessarily In Right Order

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    Disc A002

    1. Victor Borge Brahms Lullaby
    2. Victor Borge Comedy In Music Pt 1
    3. Victor Borge Comedy In Music Pt 2
    4. Victor Borge Denmark My Native Land
    5. Victor Borge Family Background
    6. Victor Borge Friedmann Wiener Tanz 2
    7. Victor Borge Happy Birthday

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    Disc A003

    1. Victor Borge Hungarian Rhapsody
    2. Victor Borge In London
    3. Victor Borge Inflationary Language
    4. Victor Borge Johann Sibelius Bach Family
    5. Victor Borge Live At London Paladium
    6. Victor Borge Live In Boston In 1953

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    Disc A004

    1. Victor Borge Medley Of Popular Songs
    2. Victor Borge Minute Waltz
    3. Victor Borge Mozart Opera By Borge
    4. Victor Borge Phonetic Punctuation
    5. Victor Borge Rachmaninov Excerpts
    6. Victor Borge Requests
    7. Victor Borge Saliere Opera

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    Disc A005

    1. Victor Borge Sweetheart
    2. Victor Borge Three Borge Favorites

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    Disc A006

    1. Kraft Music Hall 420416 Kkkkaty

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    Disc A007

    1. Kraft Music Hall 420430 Hey Mabel

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    Disc A008

    1. Command Performance 420630

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    Disc A009

    1. Kraft Music Hall 421112

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    Disc A010

    1. Radio Hall Of Fame 441203 51 A Bell For Adano

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    Disc A011

    1. Fibber Mcgee 450626 446 Houseboating On Dugans Lake
    2. Victor Borge 450703 001 First Show Of Series

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    Disc A012

    1. Victor Borge 450710 002 Gotta Be This Or That
    2. Command Performance 450712

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    Disc A013

    1. Jubilee 450723 143 Count Basie 1 st Queer Street
    2. Victor Borge 450814 007 Stars In Your Eyes

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    Disc A014

    1. Command Performance 450830
    2. Bob Crosby Show 460703 Guest Victor Borge

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    Disc A015

    1. Listen To A Love Song 460803 Guest Victor Borge
    2. Victor Borge Listen To A Love Song Guest Victor Borge 460803

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    Disc A016

    1. Victor Borge 461021 Marlene Dietrich
    2. Command Performance 470209

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