"The Cinnamon Bear" is, arguably, the best holiday series ever developed for radio. Containing all of the elements of a classic children's fantasy, combined with radio's unique ability to create vivid mental images in the minds of its listeners, it continues to delight both young and old. And now, for the first time, you can hear and enjoy "The Complete Cinnamon Bear" -- including all twenty-six original and unedited shows, the original 1937 promotional recording, and all of the songs from the series as transferred from an original set of 78 RPM recordings. Each of the programs has been digitally transferred directly from a set of original 16" broadcast transcriptions and painstakingly restored for outstanding audio fidelity - truly the best-sounding version of the series that has ever been released. It's yet another triumph for Paddy and his band of travelers as, after well over seventy years, they once again carry on their magical search for the silver star.
All of these performances exist today thanks to the efforts of the Armed Forces Radio Service, a Los Angeles-based division of the U. S. Government's War Department which, in 1942, began recording, editing, and re-releasing commercial radio programs for airing on hundreds of military shortwave stations throughout the world. From the beginning, the AFRS attempted to bring the full spectrum of America's radio entertainment to the men and women of the armed forces - and, since American radio networks always featured live band remotes in the late night and early morning hours, it was only natural that the AFRS would record and rebroadcast these shows as well. Editing and repackaging the shows under the overall title of "One Night Stand," over the course of twenty five years, the AFRS captured and preserved literally thousands of live musical performances - shows that, for the most part, would have otherwise gone unrecorded and lost to the ages. So sit back and give a listen to the delightful orchestras and melodies of the big band era, as heard on "One Night Stand". Whether these programs bring back memories, impress you with their historical value, or just make you want to hum, sing, or dance along, we know this is a set you'll want to play and enjoy over and over again.
Published by Sanctum Books
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