Alan Freed’s Dance Party #14-#17, July 1956


Program #14. The last show with Count Basie & his Orchestra. Joe Williams, LaVerne Baker, The Cadillacs.
Original broadcast date 7 July. (24:22)

Program #15. The first show with Sam “The Man” Taylor & The Alan Freed Rock ‘N’ Roll Orchestra. Clyde McPhatter, Della Reese, Sugar & Spice, The Platters.
Original broadcast date 14 July. (24:03)

Program #16. Sam The Man Taylor & The Alan Freed Rock ‘N’ Roll Orchestra, The Drifters, The Moonglows, The Valentines.
Original broadcast date 21 July. (23:57)

Program #17. Sam The Man Taylor & The Alan Freed Rock ‘N’ Roll Orchestra, Chuck Willis, Ivory Joe Hunter, The Five Keys.
Original broadcast date 28 July. (23:48)

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Dick Ellingson

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