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Given today's sensibilities and current cultural morass one can only expect to be offended by some of these old shows. It is important to understand the cultural context of the times that gave rise to them. On some occasions, it seems that their times were smarter than ours. On the other hand . . .

.. ROY ROGERS: The king of the cowboys and the queen of the west. Catchy phrases for a couple of singers that entered radio early. Roy was born Leonard Sly in 1911, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The first show above, is where Trigger gets stolen. The second is Roy & Dale on the Kraft Music Hall.

.. THE CISCO KID: Was created in the 1907 short story "The Caballero's Way" by O. Henry.  The Cisco Kid romped through short stories, pulp fiction, comic books, radio, television, and movies. The radio personalities were Mel, Blank, Jack Mather, & Harry Lang. This Robin Hood of the west lasted well into the television era with Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carillo.

 

.. GUNSMOKE: Created for radio in 1952 this pithy show went on to set a television record for live action drama with 635 episodes. The radio version continued, (and competed with television,) until 1961. T.V. stopped the show in 1975. The radio characters and their voices set the tone for television but their personages  did not match the T.V. producers image.

.. THE SHADOW: This successful character started in the pulp fiction era of the 1920' & 1930's. The Shadow, with psychic powers, was a success in comic books, Sunday Funnies, radio, and bombed in pilot on television. His living legacy includes the famous phrase: "The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay.... The Shadow knows!"

.. CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER: A late-comer in the radio's golden age, this drama was patterned after the early radio shows and was narrated by E. G. Marshall. It ran on the air from 1974 through 1982 and produced 1399 episodes for 2969 broadcasts, (including reruns.)

 

.. OZZIE AND HARRIET: From the Big Band of Ozzie Nelson, to the Red Skelton radio show, to their own show the Nelson's built a career of staying together. When Red Skelton was Drafted in 1944 Ozzie stepped up to continue the show. The first OZZIE AND HARRIET SHOW was on October 8, 1944. The show survived a transition to television as the marquee family entertainment show of the 1950's. By it's cancellation in 1966 the audience and times had changed.

.. BENNY GOODMAN at CARNEGIE HALL: This performance by the "King of Swing" has been called the most important Jazz concert ever played.

 

Even as Goodman grew up poor in Chicago, in a strict Russian Jewish family, he thrived on listening to jazz music. His classical training at the Synagogue adds depth to the music and allowed his Big Band to prosper.

 

This particular concert is often cited as the 'coming of age' of Jazz as an uniquely American art form. Certainly this was the first time that Jazz recognized it's history and developmental roots. 1938 seems late for these developments and recognitions - however - the music itself was widely popular; if only with the majority of the populous. It took a few decades for the "Hoity-Toity" patrons to catch up with the wave.

.. G.I. JIVE: This radio show was produced by the Armed Forces Radio Service, (AFRS,) and sent via short wave around the world. G.I. Jill was far more popular than Tokyo Rose.

.. YOUR HIT PARADE: This popular 1940's and 1950's radio show was rebroadcast for the armed forces in both the European Theater and the Pacific Theater. Frank Sinatra sang many of the popular songs of the day. This broadcast features 'FRANKIE' and the hit tune "San Fernando Valley."

.. U.S. NAVY - LES BROWN: And His Band Of Renown was initially Les Brown and His Blue Devils. This group was started while he was at Duke University and the band continues to this day under the direction of his son. The Big Band sound is captured nicely in this show produced by the U. S. Navy and featuring vocalist Margaret Whiting.

.. U.S. NAVY - NOW HEAR THIS: The heavy toll taken on the Sailors and Marines during the early days of the war in the Pacific made recruitment difficult at best. This show adds depth to the public perception of the U. S. Navy and aided in the recruiting efforts.

.. ARTIE SHAW SAMPLER: Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists", Shaw led one of America's most popular Big Bands of the late 1930s and early '40s. Their signature song, a 1938 version of Begin the Beguine, was a wildly successful single and one of the era's defining recordings. Musically restless, Shaw was also an early proponent of Third Stream, which blended classical and jazz, and recorded some small-group sessions that flirted with Be-Bop, before retiring from music in 1954

 

.. THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE: Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve. Was a character on the Fibber McGee & Molly show during the 1930's. The Great Gildersleeve is probably one of the earliest successful 'spin-off's' of the era. It started broadcasting, in it's own right on August 31, 1941 and continued until the late 1950's. By 1954 the show had been reduced to 15 minutes. By the time it migrated to television and movies it had lost it's stars, it's character, and it's appeal.

 

.. WAR OF THE WORLDS: H. G. Wells books, written between 1895 and 1897 became both famous and infamous when Orson Wells broadcast a radio version on October 30, 1939. This Halloween episode of the CBS produced Mercury Theater Of The Air was taken literally by, apparently, tens of thousands of people and did cause some panic and concern. The dramatization simulated newscasts in the opening segments and were delivered in the news style of the time. Although the broadcast secured both Wells' fame and place in the American psyche it was decried as cruel and inflammatory shortly after it's broadcast. The story persists today and has been a staple of other radio and television productions. The themes are enduring. Even Tom Cruise liked it. We broadcast this show every Halloween and are pleased to provide it here for your mind numbing pleasure.

 

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