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Famous Los Angeles DJ Hunter Hancock - Early 50's Ultra Rare R&B Radio Shows See original listing
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New: An item that is still in its original shrink wrap from the manufacturer and the original ... Read moreabout the condition
Genre:

R&B & Soul

Duration:

Album or EP

Style:

Classic R&B

Sub-Genre:

Classic R&B

Special Attributes:

Remastered

Actual Broadcast Recordings (Aircheck)
Station: KFVD - Los Angeles; KPOP - Los Angeles
DJ: Hunter Hancock
RIR #113
Length: 40 minutes (digitally remastered and placed on  CD at our studios here at Rock-it Radio)

Hunter Hancock an icon in Radio History has the esteemed honor of being the first DJ to have his own radio program dedicated exclusively to Rhythm and Blues Records - then known as "Race Records" back in 1948. Hunter finally retired from KGFJ Radio - Los Angeles in 1968.  These recordings include the music and the presentation by Hunter himself on some very rare tunes along with presentations by Hunter's shows himself.  Here is what you will hear --

Track 1 -- From 1952 -- This is a pilot broadcast that was recorded in the hopes of selling the program to other markets outside of Los Angeles.  There is no other record of this show that exists.  The music is scoped (meaning a portion of the middle of the song has been removed).  Johnny Otis is an in-studio guest.  Although Hunter's show was later also carried on WNJR in Newark, New Jersey, this pilot did not result in any stations picking up this rare show in 1952.  This program is representative of Hunter's show on KFVD at that time. (Approx. 24 minutes).

Track 2 -- From December 1953 -- This is an actual broadcast of Hunter's show on KPOP in Los Angeles, with commercials and announcements intact.  Music has been scoped.  (Approx. 12 minutes).

Track 3 -- Hunter Hancock's "Harlem Matinee" -- Opening Theme and show introduction.  Johnny Otis' Orchestra plays the theme.  (Approx. 2 Minutes).

Track 4 -- Hunter had two different programs.  In Addition to "Harlem Matinee", his other program was called "Huntin' with Hunter";  This is the theme and opening announcements from that program.  (Approx. 1 Minute)

Track 5 -- Radio advertisement from 1956 for a dance and show by Hunter Hancock.   (Approx. 1 minute).

Satisfaction is guaranteed.  If not completely satisfied for a full 100% refund just return this item.  We invite you to check out our feedback on what people think of these classic vintage recordings of the age of Top 40 Radio of the 1950's and 1960's.  Multiple orders also receive the same postage rate as single orders and we have several other vintage recordings in our Ebay store.  Shipment is usually done within 24 hours of receiving payment.

Buyer's of this CD will also receive a discount coupon for there next purchase and our catalog listing 100's
of other vintage rock and roll radio shows from the 1950's thru the 70's remastered and placed on Compact Disc and sold thru our Ebay store exclusively here at Rock-it Radio.   Sales of this CD goes to supporting and maintaining Rock-it Radio an internet radio station dedicated to preserving what we think is the best music of all time - purchasers will also receive information how to tune in online to our Free Internet Radio station.

Shipping:  We have flat rate shipping here on Ebay so if you purchase one item or several you will have the same shipping price of one item.  $2.00 U.S. -- That includes overseas orders as well that will be shipped First Class Airmail.  We usually ship wtihin one business day. 

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Addendum:  Sad News -- Hunter Hancock passes away on 7 August, 2004

Rock-it Radio is saddened to announce the passing of one of the most important figures in the growth of Rhythm & Blues during its infancy in the early 1950's - Legendary Los Angeles Disk Jockey Hunter Hancock (1916-2004).
 
In 2000, our Lane Quigley, from The Memory Lane Show, persuaded Hunter to "come out of retirement" and do another "Huntin' with Hunter" program, which aired as RockitRadio Show 197.  Although it had been 1/3 of a century since he had done a show, Hunter never missed a beat.  He was as energetic and corny as ever. 
 
In tribute to the memory of this legend, we are reprising Show 197 with a special introduction by Lane Quigley.  Lane shares his personal thoughts about Hunter Hancock:
 
"By the time I was born in 1949, Hunter Hancock's daily program was already on the air for over a year.  He had been on the air in LA since World War II, but it was in early 1948 that he was given a daily show on KFVD 1020-AM by a sponsor targeting Los Angeles' black population.  He initially played big band and be-bop jazz, but a promoter from Modern Records suggested that he play this newer type of music that was being played in the juke boxes of South Central.
 
"It wasn't known as Rhythm & Blues at the time.  The kinder moniker was Jump Blues.  Most folks called it Race Music.  Hunter's "Harlem Matinee" soon became the most popular show with LA's black population.  By the early 50's, the music was known as Rhythm & Blues and his audience grew to include lots of young whites and latinos digging the sounds of Big Jay McNeely, The Robins, Johnny Otis, Earl Bostic, Ruth Brown, Jesse Belvin, The Clovers, Roy Milton and other great artists of the day.   While New York may have been the center of the Doo Wop scene, Los Angeles was the hub of the burgeoning R&B field in the early 50's.  His influence on the growth of rhythm & blues is immeasurable.  And artists knew that Hunter Hancock's programs were THE place for your records to be heard. 
 
"My earliest radio memories are of listening to Hunter Hancock every day.  In his prime, he was broadacasting 8 hours a day on three different stations (KFVD, KGFJ and KALI).  His program became known as "Huntin' with Hunter".  He didn't have a classic radio voice, his jokes were as corny as you could imagine, but he had incredible charisma and energy that listeners loved. 
 
"With the help of his long-time assistant Margie (the sister of The Platters' lead singer, Tony Williams), Hunter would carefully select the music he would play. By the mid-1960's, he was exlcusively heard on KGFJ radio.  As the Civil Rights movement gathered force, new station management started to phase out this older, white DJ in favor of young, hip black jocks.  Hunter became the vacation relief and sick-day fill in guy, and had a Saturday morning shift.  However, his ability to select his own music was taken away.  By 1967, management gave him his playlist that had to be strictly followed.  Radio stopped being fun for Hunter during these years and in 1968 he had enough and quit radio altogether.  He spent the rest of his working years as a salesman in an unrelated field.
 
"In 2000, The Southern California Doo Wop Society honored Hunter Hancock with a concert featuring a number of legendary 1950's artists.  The outporing of love from the audience was incredible.  Hunter was a humble man, and he was truly surprised that so many people even remembered who he was.
 
"I had the pleasure and privilege of becoming friends with Hunter over the past four years.  I would speak to him regularly over the phone and visit him at his retirement home in Claremont when I could.   Even as his health was failing, he remained kind, upbeat and funny.  He was an avid photographer and loved to share albums of his favorite photos.
 
"I feel truly honored to have become friends with Hunter over the past few years.  He is truly an icon of LA Radio.  Long before there was Top 40, Color Radio, Boss Radio, More Hits More Often, Mega, Power or any of the other over-used adjectives, there was Hunter Hancock.  A true legend.  Rest in Peace Old HH."
 
You can hear this treasured voice one final time by listening to Show 197 in our Archives.
 
Earlier in 2004, Hunter had given Rock-it Radio permission to share some of his actual early broadcasts with our listeners.  If you would like to hear how Hunter Hancock sounded on the air in the early 1950's, please check out our Ebay store and search 'Hunter Hancock'.  There we also have his last broadcast he ever aired right here on Rock-it Radio Online.

 


Satisfaction is guaranteed.  If not completely satisfied for a full 100% refund just return this item.  We invite you to check out our feedback on what people think of these classic vintage recordings of the age of Top 40 Radio of the 1950's and 1960's.  Multiple orders also receive the same postage rate as single orders and we have several other vintage recordings in our Ebay store.  Shipment is usually done within 24 hours of receiving payment.

Buyer's of this CD will also receive a discount coupon for there next purchase and our catalog listing 100's
of other vintage rock and roll radio shows from the 1950's thru the 70's remastered and placed on Compact Disc and sold thru our Ebay store exclusively here at Rock-it Radio.   Sales of this CD goes to supporting and maintaining Rock-it Radio an internet radio station dedicated to preserving what we think is the best music of all time - purchasers will also receive information how to tune in online to our Free Internet Radio station.

Shipping:  We have flat rate shipping here on Ebay so if you purchase one item or several you will have the same shipping price of one item.  $2.00 U.S. -- That includes overseas orders as well that will be shipped First Class Airmail.  We usually ship wtihin one business day. 


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