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At Ease - Pgm 55

March 27th, 2010

Sometimes it's curious just to listen to something completely mundane from radio history.  In this post, a seldom heard Armed Forces Radio program of light music assembled especially for the troops, giving us a glimpse at what AFRS sounded like when the GIs weren't listening to GI Jill, "Command Performance" or Jack Benny.

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"At East" was a quarter hour of songs by the Armed Forces Radio Orchestra, likely a moniker for a studio band.  The first song on Program 55 is "The Way You Look Tonight".

The show was transferred from original War Department AFRS vinyl transcription, probably pressed by RCA, matrix number HD4-MM-7827-1.

Sorry for the skip and groove damage on this one - it was one of those "throw away" transcriptions that had been tossed around through the years.

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  • DavidinBerkeley

    Very cool and thanks.

    Are any more “At Ease” shows in your “batter’s box” at the moment?

    Mar 31, 2010 at 3:54 pm