Jubilee is an AFRS radio program that featured African-American musicians and singers. It was broadcast to
servicemen via AFRS from 1942 to 1953. Jubilee was conceived at least in part as a morale-building service for African-American troops
overseas. The wartime host was Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman. Most of the shows were recorded before live audiences in Los Angeles. The series
emerged as an important piece of black heritage. Its War Department status exempted the performing artists from the union-mandated recording
bans of 1942-43 and 1947–48 and many of the shows contain unique performances.