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Turn Back the Clock, Volume 2 - 10 hours [Audio CDs] #RA115
Turn Back the Clock, Volume 2
 
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Turn Back the Clock
Volume 2


 
An extremely interesting aspect of Turn Back the Clock concerns that it aired primarily via the Armed Forces Radio Network at a very interesting time for popular music. While the attention of young soldiers was likely turning to the likes of Elvis Presley and other artists leading into the 1960s, the Mansfields were introducing our fighting forces to the music that typified America in a time far removed for most of them, the 1930s and even farther back. Some listeners of the program credited the show for educating them on music they’d never heard before. The show also likely gave soldiers stationed overseas a connection to home through both history and music, possibly adding to an understanding of what exactly they were fighting for. In such a tumultuous time, both for the soldier and American music, Turn Back the Clock showed that this country had a rich musical legacy, one that both informed the changes in modern music of that era and added to the pride and identity of its listeners as Americans.
 
Originally a regional program on Mutual Don Lee in 1952, Turn Back the Clock moved over to the Armed Forces Radio and Television Services in 1955, where it became a staple of programming into 1962. Essentially creating the format that would come to be known as an ‘oldies show’, Andy and Virginia Mansfield entertained listeners each morning with songs both old and new, allegedly picked from their own personal collection. While Virginia would play newer music and artists, Andy made sure that the show lived up to its title, playing songs from the 1930s and even before, sometimes reaching as far back as recorded music allowed, ushering listeners into the past with a ‘tick tock’ sound effect, revealing treasures that many had never heard before.
 
Take your journey back in time with ten hours of Turn Back the Clock on this second volume from Radio Archives. Twenty episodes have been restored to sparkling audio quality for the listening pleasure of modern fans.

Here is the complete content of this ten-hour collection:
 
#1049 Sweethearts on Parade
1958 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1051 Avalon
1958 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1052 Happy Days and Lonely Nights
1958 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1056 Musetta's Waltz
1958 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1057 Thanks
1958 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1058 Linger Awhile
1958 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1059 The Perfect Song
1958 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1066 Come On-A My House
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1067 Dear Hearts and Gentle People
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1103 Don'cha Hear Them Bells
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1104 The Skin Diver
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1108 As Time Goes By
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1109 Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1121 I'm Sitting on Top of the World
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1122 Captain Spaulding
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1143 Moonlight and Shadows
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1144 1922 - KFIs 37th Anniversary
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1153 My Happiness
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1154 I Never See Maggie Alone
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials
 
#1166 Goodnight, My Love
1959 - 25:00 - AFRS, No commercials

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review

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5 of 5 What An Enjoyable Set July 14, 2019
Reviewer: Archie Hunter from Stratford, ON Canada  
These programs come from late 50's AFRTS discs and have been restored in that sparkling RA sound. Not only does the show play a great selection of music but it is also a history of recording. The contemporay tunes have great fidelity but you can hear the difference when Andy plays the older tunes. This set has tunes going back to the turn of the 20th century and the difference is sound quality is apparent. A good study in the progress of recording.
Makes for an enjoyable companion for an afternoon on the deck or at the cottage.

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