In April 1945, to promote the sale of war bonds, the Treasury Department contracted Duke Ellington to do a series of 55 minute public broadcasts.
This two CD set from Storyville Records contains broadcasts no. 34 and 35 from the series, complete with radio speaks and encouragements to buy bonds, as well as bonus material and extensive liner notes.
CD 1 contains two radio broadcasts from San Antonio, Texas, April 13, 1946 and from Howard Theatre in Washington April 20, 1946 plus bonus tracks from Hurricane Restaurant in NYC, April 28, 1946.
CD 2 features three radio programs from Worcester, April 27 1946 and from the Hurricane.