This is for those of you who prefer to support the vendors who spend hours every day transferring old-time radio shows from transcription discs.
I’ve heard and seen that Ted Davenport’s website, www.radiomemories.com, has just released a large amount of music programs. 30 MP3’s alone of the KRAFT MUSIC HALL starting in 1933 through 1949, featuring Paul Whiteman, Bing Crosby and Al Jolson. I often find these programs enjoyable, though the comedy is rarely laugh-out-loud funny. But each to their own taste -- I enjoy the music. You can buy albums of Al Jolson and Bing Crosby but radio programs like these have "tracks" that fans of music from that time period cannot find elsewhere.
Additional series include THE GENERAL ELECTRIC SHOW from 1952 – 1953, THE CHESTERFIELD SHOW from 1949 – 1952, and THE RADIO HALL OF FAME from 1943 – 1946. Ted said he is currently working on a large run of THE PHILCO RADIO SHOW.
These high quality sample rate shows are all from his masters and not copies of other low sample rate MP3’s that are floating around. I have no financial interest in promoting this, but just getting the word out about his website slowing moving from high quality cassettes to high quality MP3’s is news in the hobby of old-time radio. Ted has been around since the 1960’s as a collector and dealer and is widely known and respected to many in the OTR hobby and community.