CREATORGeerhart, Bill / Sitz, Ken
TITLEAtomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security
PUBLISHERBear Family Records
CITYHambergen, Germany

This boxed set of six CDs contains 100 Cold War songs, several dozen civil defense radio announcements, and nine civil defense short films from the 1950s and 1960s. The collection is accompanied by a 292 page book, which places the artists and their music in the context of the times. The book contains an interesting text, numerous photographs of the artists, and images from the era. The artists include well-known performers such as Bill Haley and His Comets, Marty Robins, Teresa Brewer, and Tom Lehrer, as well as many who are lesser known, such as the Goldwaters. The editors represent CONELRAD, an organization dedicated to the preservation and examination of atomic popular culture.

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