Now Playing: Mr and Mrs North Topic: Nostalgia Radio Mr. and Mrs. North are fictional American amateur detectives. Created by Frances and Richard Lockridge, the couple were featured in a series of 26 Mr. and Mrs. North novels, a Broadway play, a motion picture and several radio and television series. Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on CBS from 1942 to 1954. Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin had the title roles when the series began in 1942. Then Richard Denning and Pamela Britton [photo] took over on radio and TV. Publisher Jerry North and his wife Pam lived in Greenwich Village at 24 St. Anne's Flat. They were not professional detectives but simply an ordinary couple who stumbled across a murder or two every week for 12 years. The radio program eventually reached nearly 20 million listeners.
California Melodies Now Playing: episode 44 Topic: Nostalgia Radio Faust WaltzAmapolaI Guess It's Better That Way MAXINE GRAY sings There'll Be Some Changes MadeVienna Waltz OFFENBACH Orpheus In The Underworld MAXINE GRAY sings It All Comes Back to Me NowIndefinate Ryhthm
Now Playing: NBC Radio recalls the big band era Topic: Nostalgia Radio Big band remotes were a very popular form of radio programming through the 40s and in this collection we have quite a few. These were recorded off-the-air or archived from transcriptions made by NBC radio. This program from 1956 was part of a retrospective series aired on NBC Radio to commemorate 30 years of broadcasting by the network...NBC Logos.
David Rose Orchestra KHJ Mutual Radio Now Playing: California Melodies 42 Topic: Nostalgia Radio JuanitaYears From Now SIBELIUS: Valse TristeCantcha Tell with vocalist Maxine Gray La PalomaRubyFrenesi with Maxine Gray Opus 6, Number 6 aka Jitterbug Fantasie
BOSTON BLACKIE Now Playing: $50 Shoe shine episode, podcast: Topic: Nostalgia Radio
Boston Blackie is a fictional character who has been on both sides of the law. As originally created by author Jack Boyle (born before 1880; died circa 1928), he was a safecracker, a hardened criminal who had served time in a California prison. Prowling the underworld as a detective in adaptations for films, radio and television, the detective Boston Blackie was "an enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend. "The Boston Blackie radio series starring Chester Morris, began June 23, 1944, on NBC as a summer replacement for The Amos 'n' Andy Show. Sponsored by Rinso, the series continued until September 15 of that year. Unlike the concurrent films, Blackie had a steady romantic interest in the radio show: Lesley Woods appeared as Blackie's girlfriend Mary Wesley. Harlow Wilcox was the show's announcer. On April 11, 1945, Richard Kollmar took over the title role in a radio series syndicated by Frederic W. Ziv to Mutual and other network outlets. Over 200 episodes of this series were produced between 1944 and October 25, 1950. Other sponsors included Lifebuoy Soap, Champagne Velvet beer, and R&H beer.
Now Playing: The Andre Kostelanetz papers Topic: Nostalgia Radio
The papers of legendary conductor, arranger and broadcaster Andre Kostelanetz have been donated to the Library of Congress by his estate. Kostelanetz died in 1980. The gift is a veritable treasure trove for students of 20th century music and broadcasting. The archive of Kostelanetz' personal property, papers, clippings, letters, sound recordings, posters, and photographs spans some 73 crates. It documents in detail the career of one of America's most remarkable men of music. The gift from Kostelanetz' estate will complement the gift of scores and parts for many of his arrangements Kostelanetz made to the Library of Congress. His papers will join those of George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart, Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner, and Irving Berlin, among others in the Library's collection of material belonging to eminent American musicians.
David Rose Orchestra Now Playing: California Melodies 41 Topic: Nostalgia Radio FLOTOW's MarthaDeserted CityWalking By The River with vocalist Maxine Gray The Old Oaken Bucket RAVEL's PavanneAll I Desire with Maxine Gray Ukelele Finale Melody on notes G C E A Boomp3.com
Now Playing: California Melodies No 40 with David Rose Orchestra Topic: Nostalgia Radio
Wagner's Hymn To the Evening StarTime Stood Still Rimsky-Korsakov's Hymn To the SunIt All Comes Back To Me Now vocalist Maxine Gray Perfidia Dvorak's Slavonic Dance No. 10So You're The One vocalist Maxine Gray Silver Threads Among the Gold
Suspense Now Playing: Agnes Moorehead 'Sorry Wrong Mumber' Topic: Nostalgia Radio “Suspense” from February 24, 1944, broadcast on AFRS as program 41, “Sorry, Wrong Number” starring Agnes Moorehead. Lucille Fletcher's play originally aired on the Suspense radio program on May 25, 1943, with Agnes Moorehead in the lead role as Mrs. Stevenson. The show was reprised seven times, each time starring Moorehead. The final broadcast was on February 14, 1960.
Benny Goodman's Camel Caravan Topic: Nostalgia Radio Camel Caravan was a musical variety radio program, sponsored by Camel cigarettes, that aired on NBC and CBS from 1933 to 1954. Various vocalists, musicians and comedy acts were heard during the 21 years this show was on the air, including such talents as Benny Goodman, Georgia Gibbs, Anita O'Day and Vaughn Monroe. It debuted December 7, 1933, on CBS as a showcase for Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra later Benny Goodman's band until June 25, 1936. Five days later, the show was reformatted on June 30 as Benny Goodman's Swing School with vocalists Martha Tilton and Johnny Mercer with Jack Oakie's College added to the hour on December 29. While this aired on Tuesdays on CBS until June 20, 1939, another Benny Goodman Camel Caravan was heard Saturdays on NBC during 1939.
Topic: Nostalgia Radio ONE NIGHT STANDGene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an influential American jazz and big band drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. Krupa was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 15, 1909 and was the the youngest of Bartley and Ann Krupa's nine children. Krupa made his first recordings in 1927, with a band under the leadership of banjoist Eddie Condon and "fixer" (and sometime singer, who did not appear on the records), Red McKenzie: along with other recordings beginning in 1924 by musicians known in the "Chicago" scene. In 1929 he moved to New York City and worked with the band of Red Nichols. In 1934 he joined Benny Goodman's band, where his featured drum work — especially on the hit "Sing, Sing, Sing" — made him a national celebrity. In 1938, after a public fight with Goodman at the Earl Theater in Philadelphia, he left Goodman to launch his own band and had several hits with singer Anita O'Day and trumpeter Roy Eldridge. He continued to perform in the 1960s even in famous clubs like the Metropole near Times Square in New York. Krupa retired in the late 1960s, although he occasionally played in public in the early 1970s until shortly before his death from leukemia and heart failure in Yonkers, New York at age sixty-four.
Topic: Nostalgia Radio The Screen Guild Theater was a popular radio anthology series during the Golden Age of Radio broadcast from 1939 until 1952 with leading Hollywood actors performing in adaptations of popular motion pictures. The show had a long run, lasting for 14 seasons and 527 episodes. It initially was heard on CBS from January 8, 1939 until June 28, 1948, continuing on NBC from October 7, 1948 until June 29, 1950. It was broadcast on ABC from September 7, 1950 to May 31, 1951 and returned to CBS on March 13, 1952. The episode below was recorded early in 1939 and starred Bette Davis. SHOP Bette Davis...
Topic: Nostalgia Radio Claude Thornhill born August 10, 1909 at Terre Haute, Indiana. Died July 1, 1965, New York City. American pianist, arranger and bandleader. Although the Thornhill band was originally a sophisticated dance band it became known for its many superior jazz musicians and for Thornhill's and Gil Evans' innovative arrangements. The band ceased operation in 1942 when Thornhill entered the military, where he performed with Artie Shaw's United States Navy band, then was revived from 1946 to 1948 in New York and until 1953 on the road. In the mid 1950s Thornhill became Tony Bennett's musical director briefly, then toured with small groups.
Topic: Nostalgia Radio Death Valley Days was a long-running American radio and television anthology about true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area. It was created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman and ran on radio until 1945. It ran from 1952 to 1975 as a syndicated television series.
Topic: Nostalgia Radio Dick Jurgens, a composer and big-band leader, died on Thursday, 7 October 1995, at age 85. During World War II, he had three tunes simultaneously on the "Lucky Strike Hit Parade." He was a co-writer of "Elmer's Tune," "One Dozen Roses" and "Careless." Jurgens became an accomplished trumpeter by age 14. Dick and his brother Will formed their first band to play in the summer camps at Lake Tahoe. They worked as garbage collectors during the times when the band was inactive, but within 3 years, the band had it's first residency in one of the local hotels, remaining until booked by San Francisco's prestigious St. Francis Hotel in 1934. MORE. Jurgens served in the Marines during World War II, organizing and leading a band that performed in the Pacific islands.
Topic: Nostalgia Radio Shaw first gained critical acclaim with his "Interlude in B-flat" at a swing concert at the Imperial Theater in New York in 1935. During the Swing Era, Shaw's big band was popular with hits like "Begin the Beguine" (1938), "Stardust" (with a legendary trumpet solo by Billy Butterfield), "Back Bay Shuffle", "Moonglow", "Rosalie" and "Frenesi." He was an innovator in the big band idiom, using unusual instrumentation; "Interlude in B-flat", where he was backed with only a rhythm section and a string quartet, was one of the earliest examples of what would be later dubbed third stream. Shaw did many big band remotes, and he was often heard from the Blue Room of New York's Hotel Lincoln. It was the location of his only regular radio series as headliner. Sponsored by Old Gold cigarettes, Shaw broadcast on CBS from November 20, 1938 until November 14, 1939. ON THE WEB | IMAGES | SHOP Artie Shaw
Topic: Nostalgia Radio Jeff Regan, Investigator (1948-1950) followed Pat Novak: For Hire and by this time, Jack Webb had almost a cult following, and Regan was the transition show before DRAGNET. Jeff Regan debuted on CBS in July 1948. Webb played a tough private eye working in a Los Angeles investigation firm run by Anthony J. Lyon. Regan introduced himself on each show "I get ten a day and expenses...they call me the Lyon's Eye." The show was fairly well-plotted, Webb's voice was great, and the supporting cast were skillful....
Vintage radio's "Singin' Sam"... Now Playing: 1939 episode Topic: Nostalgia Radio Singin’ Sam aka Harry Frankel (January 27, 1888, Springfield, Ohio - June 12, 1948, Richmond, Indiana) was a minstrel performer, vaudevillian and popular personality during the early days of radio. He was best known as "Singin’ Sam, the Barbasol Man" for his long association with that company... MORE Wiki Bio - WEB LINKS
Topic: Nostalgia Radio Ellery Queen is both a fictional character and a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn, New York: Daniel (David) Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay (October 20, 1905–September 3, 1982) and Manford (Emanuel) Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee (January 11, 1905–April 3, 1971), to write detective fiction. In a successful series of novels that covered forty-two years, Ellery Queen served as both author's name and that of the detective-hero. Movies, radio shows, and television shows have been based on their works. The two, particularly Dannay, were also responsible for co-founding and directing Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, generally considered as one of the most influential English crime fiction magazines of the last sixty-five years. The Adventures of Ellery Queen radio show ran from 1939 to 1948, it was heard on ABC, CBS & NBC radio networks. Radio Series Link. A complete episode guide and history of the radio program can be found in the book "The Sound of Detection: Ellery Queen's Adventures in Radio" from OTR Publishing, 2002.