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Blackhawk.jpg Bands That Played The Blackhawk
$39.95
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(6 hours on 6 Compact Discs)

BANDS THAT PLAYED THE BLACKHAWK––On-the-air broadcasts of 14 big bands that played at Chicago’s famous Blackhawk Restaurant between 1929 and 1949. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks (1929); Bob Crosby (1938-40); Jack Teagarden (1939); Art Kassel and his Kassels in the Air (1940); Ozzie Nelson (1940); Blue Barron (1940); Raymond Scott (1940); Les Brown (1941); Chico Marx (1942); Del Courtney (1945); Eddy Howard (1948); Buddy Moreno (1949); Al Trace and his Silly Symphonists (1949). Compilation by big band historian Karl Pearson. Includes descriptive 24-page booklet with track details and program notes; informative essay on the Blackhawk by noted Chicago band historian Chuck Sengstock; illustrations and photos from the Blackhawk/Roth family archives. BONUS CD– Broadcast historian Chuck Schaden’s 1980 interview with Don Roth, son of Blackhawk Restaurant founder Otto Roth and subsequent owner of the venue.

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BigBandsCoastCD.jpg Big Bands From Coast-to-Coast
$39.95
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(6 hours on 6 Compact Discs)

BIG BANDS FROM COAST-TO-COAST Listen to the country's most popular Big Bands broadcasting live from the most notable hotels, ballrooms and clubs across America: Larry Clinton, Will Osborne, Guy Lombardo, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Cab Calloway, Jan Savitt, Gan Garber, Tommy Dorsey, Desi Arrnaz, Griff Williams, Chuck Foster, Erskine Hawkins, Raymond Scott and Benny Goodman. 14 digitally remastered band remotes plus 28-page Program Guide by big band historian Karl Pearson.

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BigBandsChicagoCD.jpg Big Bands From Chicago
$39.95
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(6 hours on 6 Compact Discs)

BIG BANDS FROM CHICAGO- A collection of 14 complete remote broadcasts of the 1930s, '40s and '50s from Chicago as the nation's big bands send music coast-to-coast from ballrooms, hotels and restaurants in the Windy City: Dick Jurgens, Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Jan Garber, Kay Kyser, Jerry Gray, Benny Goodman, Eddy Howard, Duke Ellington, Griff Williams, Woody Herman, Frankie Carle, Joe Sanders' Nighthawks, Ted Weems, Count Basie. Digitally remastered remotes plus 16-page booklet with detailed broadcast information, program notes and history of the bands and the locations. Compilation by big band historian Karl Pearson.

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SpotlightBandsWeb.jpg Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands
$39.95
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(6 hours on 6 Compact Discs)

VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS The Coca-Cola Company’s big band legacy and its contribution to the war effort. An outstanding collection of 25 of America’s most popular big bands broadcasting live from military bases and defense plants from coast-to-coast during World War II. Featuring the music of Sammy Kaye, Lionel Hampton, Orrin Tucker, Bobby Sherwood, Jack Teagarden, Leo Reisman, Bob Chester, Alvino Rey, Johnny Long, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Johnny ‘Scat’ Davis, Harry James, Shep Fields, Frankie Carle, Gene Krupa, Louis Armstrong, Frankie Masters, Les Brown, Bob Crosby, Sonny Dunham, Eddy Howard, Lawrence Welk, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich. 31 digitally remastered band remotes originally broadcast from 1942–1945. Plus comprehensive 28-page program guide offering detailed program notes and history of the Spotlight Bands program by big band historian Karl Pearson. (Not available on cassette.)

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WebSiteBigBandRemotes.jpg Best of the Big Band Remotes
$12.95
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(2 hours on 2 Compact Discs)

BEST OF THE BIG BAND REMOTES- A great collection of excerpts from remote broadcasts of big bands on the air from venues such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia during radio’s golden years: Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Jan Garber, Andy Kirk, Ted Weems, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Larry Clinton, Dick Jurgens, Roy Eldridge, Will Osborne, Chick Webb, Eddy Howard, Jan Savitt, Duke Ellington, Gus Arnheim, Bunny Berigan, Bob Chester, Ray McKinley, Bob Crosby, Stan Kenton, Desi Arnaz, Glen Gray, Jack Teagarden, Orrin Tucker, Bobby Sherwood.

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FranklinMacCormack.jpg Franklyn MacCormack
$12.95
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(2 hours on 2 Compact Discs)

FRANKLYN MacCORMACK, the late-night radio host in a lengthy portion of the all-night MEISTER BRAU SHOWCASE (3-19-67) , featuring lush music and poetic reflections recited by Chicago radio’s overnight star. Includes “Why Do I Love You?” and “How Do I Love Thee?” Plus Franklyn MacCormack’s OLD BOOK OF MEMORIES (3-10-49) and the hour-long CLOSING NIGHT AT THE ARAGON (2-8-64) with Wayne King and the orchestra and MacCormack with the final broadcast from the famed Chicago ballroom. Includes many Aragon memories, a salute to the bands that played there over the years and, of course, the King-MacCormack favorite, “Melody of Love.”

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FranklynMacCormackV2.jpg Franklyn MacCormack - The Torch Hour
$12.95
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(2 hours on 2 Compact Discs)

Franklyn MacCormack presents the "Torch Hour" from his all-night Meister Brau Showcase (7-31-64); When the World Was Young (July,1965); a romantic medley of "Why Do I Love You?" "If I Must Leave You" "Oh, I Miss You" and "How Do I Love Thee?"; the classic narrative "Vagabond House (Parts 1 & 2)"; his patriotic medley: "Gettysburg Address," "Republic for Which It Stands" and "The Flag of the U.S.A."

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FranklynMacCormackV3.jpg Franklyn MacCormack The Old Book of Memories
$12.95
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(2 hours on 2 Compact Discs)

A quartet of 15-minute broadcasts from Franklyn MacCormack's radio career: THE OLD BOOK OF MEMORIES (12-23-49); NOCTURN (1-7-44 and 2-23-45); POETIC MELODIES (1937). Plus a 60-minute daytime program of music and reflections: A GREAT DAY FOR MUSIC (4-21-48) sponsored by Marshall Field and Co.

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HitParade.jpg Your Hit Parade
$12.95
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(2 hours on 2 Compact Discs)

YOUR HIT PARADE– “The top songs of the week as determined by the Your Hit Parade survey which checks the best-sellers in sheet music and phonograph records, the songs most heard on the air and played in the automatic coin machines. An accurate, authentic tabulation of America’s taste in popular music.” Performed by Frank Sinatra, Eileen Wilson, Beryl Davis, Berry Wood, Joan Edwards, the Hit Paraders, Axel Stordahl and Mark Warnow orchestras: (9-11-48) Songs include A Tree in the Meadow, It’s Magic, You Call Everybody Darling, My Happiness; (7-10-48) Woody Woodpecker, You Can’t Be True Dear, Little White Lies; (1-2-43) White Christmas, I Had the Craziest Dream, Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition; (5-29-43) Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, As Time Goes By, Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer.


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National Barn Dance 2 Pack CD.jpg National Barn Dance
$12.95
#DNB606
(2 hours on 2 Compact Discs)

NATIONAL BARN DANCE– Saturday night fun from WLS in Chicago to NBC and the nation: (4-1-39) Joe Kelly, Uncle Ezra, Hoosier Hot Shots, Bass Family, Maple City Four; (10-2-43) Joe Kelly, Arkie the Arkansas Woodchopper, LuluBelle and Scotty; (4-15-44) 20th Anniversary of station WLS with Joe Kelly, Arkie, Pat Buttram, Dinning Sisters, Hoosier Hot Shots, Cindy Walker; (9-22-45) Jack Holden, LuluBelle and Scotty, Arkie, Pat Buttram.

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Best of Those Were The Days · Books · Christmas/Holiday Features · Comedy · Fall/Halloween Features · Featured Items
Franklyn MacCormack · Jack Benny · Music and Big Bands · Mystery/Drama/Adventure · Specials and Documentaries· World War II

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