The "Sound Off" Program

Picture of Sound Off

The radio program "Sound Off" was a mainstay on the Armed Forces Radio Service from late 1942 to 1947.  This popular "request" show included a countdown each episode and was approx. 15 minutes in length.  Most importantly, it featured a great selection of music.

Throughout the month of March, I spent a lot of time "mining" the series and was able to extract and "clean up" about 100 songs that I think you will enjoy.  Many of these versions were never released commercially.

Listen for great tracks from the "Sound Off" series by artists like: Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Jordan, Jimmie Lunceford, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and many, many more.  They have already been added to the Swing City Radio song rotation and I will be dedicating a whole podcast episode featuring music from the series in April.

Below is an example of an episode I found posted by someone on Youtube.  The audio hasn't been cleaned up but you'll get the idea what the series was like.  Enjoy!

Listen to an example of the AFRS show "Sound Off"

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