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The Fred Waring Show - April 19, 1945
Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians had a popular weekly musical show on the Blue Network for several years. This program, from April 19, 1945, is heard in its Armed Forces Radio Service version, where it was slotted as program 413 in the series.
The show kicks off with “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” and we hear “Candy”, “Let’s Take the Long Way Home”, and other tunes. Soloists include Jimmy Atkins and Joanne Wheatley. This appears to be a previously missing episode of the series.
The show was dubbed direct to digital from an original vinyl Armed Forces Radio Service transcription disc.
Many thanks to blog listener William Harris for the disc!
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