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Weekend Sound Flight

Radio and Television fans remember Jack Webb for his hard-bitten, no nonsense roles like Dragnet, but Jack Webb was a huge Jazz offinando.

16 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 1 hours, 8 min)
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Jack WebbRadio and Television fans remember Jack Webb for his hard-bitten, no nonsense roles like Pat Novak for Hire; Johnny Modero, Pier 23; Jeff Regan, Investigator and especially Sgt. Joe Friday in the seminal Dragnet. The shows that came out of Webb's Mark VII Limited studio, Dragnet, Emergency and Adam 12, did little to change his reputation with the public. It is a little surprising to learn that by inclination, Jack was primarily a Jazz man.

As a kid in his mother's Los Angeles boarding house, Jack was given a copy of Bix Beiderbecke's "At the Jazz Band Ball". Jack's cornet playing allowed him to easy access to Jazz culture, where he met his first wife, singer and actress Julie London.

Jack had few opportunities to showcase his love of Jazz in his professional career. One was with the series Pete Kelly's Blues. Working in the seamy world of a Jack Webb with German ShepherdKansas City Prohibition era speakeasy, Pete Kelly ran up against almost as many crooks as Joe Friday. Another, less crime ridden Jazz project was Weekend Sound Flight.

Weekend Sound Flight was a short syndicated jewel, originating in 1963. At just under five minutes, a station manager could plug the show in just about anywhere in his line up. The show got its name for the sponsor, the Air Force Reserve, who trains on weekends around the country, maintaining the readiness needed to defend the country.

Each episode of Weekend Sound Flight opens with Jack making a short introduction of the featured artist, including Dave Brubeck, Benny Goodman, Perry Como, Herbie Mann and many others. Around the two and a half minute mark, Jack segues into a plug for the need for Reservists to continue training and maintain the skills needed to keep the planes flying and the Nation at peace. Noble thoughts, but in the end it is all about the Jazz.

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    16 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 8 min
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      16 shows - total playtime 1 hours 8 minutes
      1. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (00) Promo.mp3
      2. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (01) Ella Fitzgerald.mp3
      3. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (02) Richard Hayman.mp3
      4. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (03) The Dukes of Dixieland.mp3
      5. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (04) Perry Como.mp3
      6. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (05) Herbie Mann.mp3
      7. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (06) Carol Lawrence.mp3
      8. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (07) Benny Goodman.mp3
      9. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (08) Clancy Brothers Tommy Makem.mp3
      10. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (09) Jane Morgan.mp3
      11. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (10) Dave Brubeck.mp3
      12. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (11) Leslie Uggams.mp3
      13. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (12) Charlie Byrd.mp3
      14. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (13) Woody Herman.mp3
      15. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (14) Joe Williams.mp3
      16. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (15) Bill Smith.mp3
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    16 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 8 min
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      16 shows - total playtime 1 hours 8 minutes
      1. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (00) Promo.mp3
      2. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (01) Ella Fitzgerald.mp3
      3. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (02) Richard Hayman.mp3
      4. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (03) The Dukes of Dixieland.mp3
      5. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (04) Perry Como.mp3
      6. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (05) Herbie Mann.mp3
      7. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (06) Carol Lawrence.mp3
      8. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (07) Benny Goodman.mp3
      9. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (08) Clancy Brothers Tommy Makem.mp3
      10. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (09) Jane Morgan.mp3
      11. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (10) Dave Brubeck.mp3
      12. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (11) Leslie Uggams.mp3
      13. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (12) Charlie Byrd.mp3
      14. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (13) Woody Herman.mp3
      15. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (14) Joe Williams.mp3
      16. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (15) Bill Smith.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



    16 recordings on 1 Audio CD
    total playtime 1 hours, 8 min

    Weekend Sound Flight Disc A001

    1. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (00) Promo
    2. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (01) Ella Fitzgerald
    3. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (02) Richard Hayman
    4. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (03) The Dukes of Dixieland
    5. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (04) Perry Como
    6. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (05) Herbie Mann
    7. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (06) Carol Lawrence
    8. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (07) Benny Goodman
    9. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (08) Clancy Brothers Tommy Makem
    10. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (09) Jane Morgan
    11. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (10) Dave Brubeck
    12. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (11) Leslie Uggams
    13. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (12) Charlie Byrd
    14. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (13) Woody Herman
    15. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (14) Joe Williams
    16. Weekend Sound Flights 1963 (15) Bill Smith

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