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Pete Kelly’s Blues
1950s crime drama set in the Jazz Age

Pete Kelley Blues (1951) arrived on radio almost two years after Jack Webb reached stardom in Dragnet. All the Webb trademarks were here: the quips, the snappy comebacks, the short-tempered realism. Much of the show's appeal was in the music: Webb was a lifelong fan of hot jazz. This is one of Webb's best shows and the basis of his 1955 film of the same name.

NBC SUSTAINING Wednesdays 8:00 - 8:30 pm
STARS: Jack Webb ANNOUNCER: George Fenneman
CREATER: Richard Breen WRITERS: James Moser, Jo Eisnger
THE BAND: Dick Cathcart (cornet); Marty Matlock (clarinet); Elmer
Schneider (trombone); Ray Schneider (piano); Bill Newman (guitar);
Marty Carb (bass); Nick Fatool (drums)

  1. Gus Trudeau (6.7Mb)
  2. Zelda (6.9Mb)
  3. Veda Brandt (6.2Mb)
  4. June Gould (6.8Mb)
  5. Dr. Jonathan Budd (6.5Mb)
  6. Little Jake (6.8Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.