Stars for Defense is a series of albums recorded for the United States Federal Civil Defense Administration from 1956 to 1967. Radio stations were instructed to broadcast the content to help Americans prepare for possible disasters, like a nuclear attack. They contained both music and interviews. The total running time was approximately 15 minutes per side and only on a specific date was it to be played. M.C. Jay Jackson would introduces the week's musical guests (one week per side). The background music was supplied by Ray Bloch and his orchestra.