Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Old Time Radio's 60 All-Time Favorites Audio CD – April 1, 2001


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD
"Please retry"
$95.99 $64.99

Trust Betrayed by Scott Taylor
Trust Betrayed by Scott Taylor
Read Scott Taylor's newest book on state of national security. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

From AudioFile

The pictures radio provides are so vivid! Comedy and crime predominate here; many reliables--"Jack Benny," "Gunsmoke," "The Shadow," the incomparable "X Minus One," etc.--are present. (Otherwise, we detect no rhyme nor reason to the selection.) Radio Spirits has done a superb job of restoration and packaging, which includes an informative booklet. Although one wishes that every selection began at the top of a side, the publishers could have not packed so much material on so few cassettes had they done so; the inconvenience is well worth it. Some of the old radio programs revived on these cassettes are pretty obscure. Neither are they all of great quality. However, they are, to this reviewer, equally fascinating and delightful. For even when the performances and scripting plummet to the level of today's TV junk, the medium itself elevates them. Y.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Radio Spirits (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570193754
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570193750
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 7.6 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,742,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
63%
4 star
38%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 8 customer reviews
I bought this as part of my father's Christmas gift!
Rebecca Lant
In 64 pages, it gives you a good deal of information about each show and has an illustration for almost all of them.
F. Behrens
Needless to say, when I "discovered" this and other old-time radio show collections, I was ecstatic!
Michelle Ramage Todd

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By F. Behrens HALL OF FAME on January 29, 2002
Format: Audio Cassette
Radio Spirits is noted for its fabulous collections of old-time radio shows. Their boxed sets of tapes and CDs are devoted to a single show (Jack Benny) or a single star (Frank Sinatra) or to types of programs such as Science Fiction, Mystery, Westerns, comedy, Christmas shows. Some are based on a theme such as the recent "America at War" in which broadcasts of World War II were frighteningly like those on and just after 9/11/01. However, the beginner might turn to the most recent release: "Old-Time Radio's 60 All-Time Favorites."

Available on 20 tapes with three shows each or on 30 CDs with two shows each, this collection includes several examples of just about every kind of radio show that kept us glued to that box when our imaginations supplied what the video tube was all too soon to give us--to our detriment.
Without trying to list all 60 shows, here are some of those included in this set. For comedy we have Abbott & Costello, Ozzie & Harriet, Bob Hope, "A Date With Judy," "The Great Gildersleeve" ( a serious Easter episode), "Life With Luigi," "Our Miss Brooks," Fred Allen, Red Skelton, and Phil Harris and Alice Faye. It is interesting to note that the most popular of them all, "Amos 'n' Andy," is not included, although separate collections of that hysterically funny show are available.
You like hard-boiled detectives? Try Philip Marlowe, Nero Wolfe, Sam Spade, Boston Blackie, Richard Diamond, the Falcon, and Nick Carter. A little less hard-boiled are Casey, Crime Photographer, and Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons. For mystery with a spooky atmosphere, there are "The Whistler," "Suspense," "Lights Out," and "The Black Museum.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Edward Torpy VINE VOICE on December 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is a very broad introduction to 60 different old time radio shows. Although these episodes are not generally the greatest from each show, they do serve as a great introduction to the quality and variety of old radio shows. The following is a list of the shows includes in this set.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Ramage Todd on November 4, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This collection is fabulous! I was not around for the original radio shows, but was able to catch "The Shadow" and some others on Sunday evenings while growing up. I was hooked! I loved the sound effects and visualizing everything in my mind -- it was amazing. Too bad we just don't have this kind of entertainment anymore.
Needless to say, when I "discovered" this and other old-time radio show collections, I was ecstatic! And this collection will not disappoint. From comedies to thrillers, cowboy westerns to gumshoe detectives, sci-fi chillers to murder mysteries, this collection has it all.
I bought this set as a gift for my parents, who did grow up with these old shows. I'm sure they will love this set and listen to it over and over again, recalling fond memories.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this as part of my father's Christmas gift! It has a lot of variety, which he enjoyed!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?