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31 December: Auld time radio

It could have been better . . . it certainly could have been worse . . . but now let’s say goodbye to 2014 the auld-time radio way, beginning (perhaps this will become a tradition in this space, too) with a legendary New Year’s Eve music special for American and other troops still scattered ’round in the immediate wake of World War II . . .

Various Artists:
New Year’s Radio Dancing Party
(Armed Forces Radio Service, 31 December 1945)


Duke Ellington in 1945.

Duke Ellington in 1945.

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