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1944-45 Broadcasts

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Overtime (November 1, 1944 - Victory Parade Of Spotlight Bands)
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(I Guess) I'm Just The Worrying Kind (November 1, 1944 - Victory Parade Of Spotlight Bands)
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Hamp's Boogie Woogie (November 1, 1944 - Victory Parade Of Spotlight Bands)
3:06
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Body And Soul (November 1, 1944 - Victory Parade Of Spotlight Bands)
4:08
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Lady Be Good (September 5, 1944 Trianon South Gate Ca)
7:41
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I'm A Slick Chick (September 5, 1944 Trianon South Gate Ca)
2:24
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The Man I Love (September 5, 1944 Trianon South Gate Ca)
2:19
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In The Bag (October 9, 1944 Jubilee #103)
3:42
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Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (October 9, 1944 Jubilee #103)
3:06
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K Ration Hop (October 9, 1944 Jubilee #103)
4:13
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Million Dollar Smile (October 16, 1944 Jubilee #104)
3:18
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Loose Wig (November 26, 1945 Trianon South Gate Ca)
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Begin The Beguine (November 26, 1945 Trianon South Gate Ca)
2:51
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Air Mail Special (Magic Carpet #145 Trianon South Gate Ca)
6:46
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Rockin' In Rhythm (Spotlight Bands #617 March 8, 1945)
3:02
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Accentuate The Positive (Spotlight Bands #617 March 8, 1945)
2:39
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Flyin Home Number Two (Jubilee #164 December 1945)
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