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  • Audio CD (26 May 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Pinnacle
  • ASIN: B0012EBU7K
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 258,437 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Turn Your Radio On - Grandpa Jones
  2. Papa’S On The Housetop - Leroy Carr And Scrapper Blackwell
  3. Shortnin’ Bread - Paul Chaplain & His Emeralds
  4. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
  5. Gun Fever (Blam Blam Fever) - The Valentines
  6. Pistol Packin’ Mama - Al Dexter & His Troopers
  7. Pistol Packin’ Mama - The Hurricanes
  8. Homework - Otis Rush
  9. He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler
  10. Take It Away Lucky - Eddie Noack
  11. Buddy, Stay Off The Wine - Betty Hall Jones
  12. Tears A Go-Go - Charlie Rich
  13. Rich Woman - Li’L Millet & His Creoles
  14. Laughin’ & Jokin’ - Ernie Chaffin
  15. Me And My Chauffeur Blues - Memphis Minnie Accompanied By Little Son Joe
  16. If I Lose - The Stanley Brothers
  17. I Sat And Cried - Jimmy Nelson
  18. Beatnik’S Wish - Patsy Raye & The Beatniks
  19. Devil In His Heart - The Donays
  20. Let’S Invite Them Over - George Jones & Melba Montgomery
  21. Don’T Take Ev’Rybody To Be Your Friend - Sister Rosetta Tharpe With The Sam Price Trio
  22. Good Morning Heartache - Billie Holiday
  23. Pouring Water On A Drowning Man - James Carr
  24. I Drink - Mary Gauthier
  25. Mother Earth - Memphis Slim

Disc: 2

  1. Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
  2. Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Joe South & The Believers
  3. Cry Tough - Alton Ellis & The Flames
  4. Tommy Gun - The Clash
  5. (Everytime I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
  6. Those Dj Shows - Patrice Holloway
  7. I Ain’T Drunk - Lonnie “The Cat”
  8. Eat That Chicken - Charles Mingus
  9. Mama, Get Your Hammer - Bobby Peterson Quintet
  10. How High The Moon - Slim Gaillard
  11. Cool Water - The Sons Of The Pioneers
  12. Only A Rose - Geraint Watkins
  13. I Walk In My Sleep - Berna - Dean
  14. Stars Fell On Alabama - Jack Teagarden’S Chicagoans
  15. Mama Tried (The Ballad From Killers Three) - Merle Haggard & The Strangers
  16. Big Long Slidin’ Thing - Dinah Washington
  17. Black Coffee - Bobby Darin
  18. I’D Rather Drink Muddy Water - The Cats And The Fiddle
  19. Ain’T Got The Money To Pay For This Drink - George Zimmerman & The Thrills With The Bubber Cyphers
  20. Bottle And A Bible - The Yayhoos
  21. Okie’S In The Pokie - Jimmy Patton
  22. If You’Re So Smart, How Come You Ain’T Rich? - Louis Jordan
  23. Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio - Santiago Jimenez
  24. Mona - Bo Diddley
  25. Roadrunner (Twice) - The Modern Lovers

Product Description

Product Description

* Ace is proud to present a double CD paying tribute to Theme Time Radio Hour - hosted by Bob Dylan. The first series aired last year and a new series is currently under way in the USA.

* For those that are new to the show, each programme lasts an hour and has a different theme each week, for example Drink or Mother. Each track is introduced by Dylan with his dry humour, eclectic interest and vast musical knowledge. His voice does not appear on this CD, just tracks selected from the shows. It can be regarded as the best introduction to music ever.

* This is the only officially-authorised release - and is compiled by the show's producer Eddie Gorodetsky and Ace's own Roger Armstrong.

* A 2CD set featuring 50 tracks, representing the 50 shows of the first series of radio shows. The tracklisting reflects Dylan's wide taste and ranges from Billie Holiday and George Jones, through Aretha Franklin to the Clash and the White Stripes.

* The luxury package contains a 2CD jewel case, with an accompanying 48-page full colour book, all in a cardboard slipcase. The sleeve notes include a track-by-track commentary by some of the world's great music writers including Barney Hoskyns, Colin Escott, Billy Vera and Fred Dellar. Each track, no matter how obscure, is illustrated with a sleeve, label shot or photo of the artist.

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Scroll down here and you get a description of one of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Shows.
Finding Alan Freed stuff on here is pretty hopeless when they list a label called Famous Groove for the Moondog Show.You can't even look this one up!!
There would though have been no need to search the label if Amazon had provided track details
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x88dfaf24) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x87daa480) out of 5 stars Not Theme Time...but the next best thing 4 April 2008
By Scott D. Reeves - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
So much about what I have come to love about music is falling away - "albums" are being replaced by singles downloaded from cyberspace, music magazines (so long No Depression) are shuttering their doors due to lack of ad revenue, and great record stores are closing by the dozen. Into these dangerous straits waded XM Radio and Bob Dylan with the Theme Time Radio Hour - a throwback to simpler times wherein Bob Dylan selects an hour's worth of choice cuts loosely centered around a "theme" like flowers, or marriage or coffee. The show has been a breath of fresh air - it's success due in equal measure to Dylan's pithy narrative style and his impeccable taste in popular music.

What we have here is Ace Records' attempt to anthologize the radio show by choosing 50 cuts that have appeared on Theme Time. There is no "theme" and no Dylan. What we do get is 2 hours of music - most of it blues, R&B, and American roots music. Some of the choices are inspired, the Geraint Watkins cut, "Only a Rose" for example; others - two versions of "Pistol Packin Mama" - less so. The overall effect is akin to listening to a jukebox stocked by Dylan. One could do worse. The packaging is excellent, with track and artist information and a photograph to accompany every song. Sound is more than adequate as well.

If you have access to XM radio by all means listen to Theme Time Radio Hour. If not, this makes a more than acceptable substitute.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x87daa4d4) out of 5 stars Not the right preview tracks 20 July 2010
By Arthur Mclean - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The preview tracks presented here appear to be from the first CD of the collection Theme Time Radio Hour: With Your Host Bob Dylan (which I've just ordered through Amazon, check it out), not Alan Freed's radio shows. As much as I appreciate Amazon, I think they got it wrong this time (in an email to me about feedback I sent, the company said in essence, "We're too big and complicated to check out your information.").

The music actually on this album, which you can listen to on other websites, is in the vein of The Johnny Otis Show (Top Ten Hit and not typical of all their work, "Willie and the Hand Jive") with jump rock, an early essay in rock 'n' roll. It's historical and reasonably worthy for the right person, but, no, it does not include "Turn Your Radio On", "He Will Break Your Heart" or Mary Gautier as the previews suggest.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8828fca8) out of 5 stars Blastin' 50s! 19 Feb. 2009
By John B Goode - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This Ace CD of Freed's 1950s rock big band material is worth a listen. But the variety of music was disappointing to me. Lots of fast honking numbers, not enough moody pieces.

The first and last tracks have Freed's voice introducing them, and at least one track has some handclapping.

BTW this cd listing is STILL accompanied by the Bob Dylan cd reviews. Why does it take Amazon so long to correct errors! If there is a means for customers to notify someone about these errors, Amazon does a good job of hiding it :(
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x87daa75c) out of 5 stars Booting 50's rockin' R&B instrumentals 5 Sept. 2012
By W. Shute - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you remember Alan Freed's films, there are usually a few instrumental numbers played by African-American R&B musicians with roots in the swing era. This is the kind of music that Freed had been playing for years before the Buddy Holly-style rock and roll performers came along, and one gets the sense that that kind of music was probably Freed's first love. That's what you get here--24 tracks of honking, booting, rocking R&B instrumentals, but rooted in the swing era. If you remember Lionel Hampton's late 40's units, which walked the line between jazz and R&B, that's what you get here, minus the vibes. With men such as Sam The Man Taylor and King Curtis, you've got a stellar lineup, and the album is an instant party. The reason I gave it only four stars is that for some listeners, there might be a certain sameness to 24 uptempo R&B blasters, one after another. There are some changes in tempo, but unless you are seriously into that genre, this may be overkill. However, if you love that classic sound as I do, this is wall-to-wall rockin' nirvana. And hearing Freed's vocal interjections here and there just adds to the charm. Put this on at your next party and get an extra six-pack or two, and any lovers of classic rockin' R&B should be happy. If you like, say, Freddie Mitchell (on Derby Records) or Nobel Thin Man Watts, you'll like this. A nice way to remember Alan Freed since this is probably the kind of album that he himself would want to listen to...For my personal taste, this gets 5 stars.
9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x87daa6fc) out of 5 stars EXTRA CREDIT FOR TRYING, BUT.... 10 Mar. 2008
By wally gator - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Arrright folks. I have been enjoying the Theme Time Radio now for some time, via the use of bootlegs. If there would be one reason for me to wish I had satellite radio, it would be for this one hour a week radio show. Bob Dylan picks the songs every week and throws some banter around, with interesting tid bits of information. Very ecclectic mix, and I really love hearing all of this rare stuff, presented to me by the man, Bob Dylan.
A compilation seems to be due, however, with fifty hours of programming being represented here... there is absolutely no way to make an acceptable two disc set. I'd have to say, that the show has been a treasure trove for me, and out of the dozens of old-old-oldies I've discovered on this show, I don't think a single one of them appear on this collection..... also, neither does Dylan. Not even once.
So, it's a tough call. If you are completely unfamiliar with the show, this may give you an idea. It's pretty much, taking a ride through Bob Dylans music collection, which is largely built up of blues, rock and r&b roots music... singles from the thirties-forties-fifties, and the occasional White Stripes tune (which personally, I didn't think should have been included here, but is). Really though, you should listen to the show. Bootlegs. Listen for the music that grabs your ear, or is different. Theres tons of gems coming out of this show, and not enough in this mix... however it is still pretty great. Theme Time Box Set is due! And keep in all of that great Bob Dylan jibberjabber. I guess I'll let this collection slide with a four star rating. That may be a bit of a stretch though.

*Ooops, I guess I gave it a five star rating anyway. Oh well.
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