When Radio Ruled #52 – Soundscape 1937 part 19

Clark Gable on the Radio!

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast October 11 to October 18, 1937.

Starring Fibber McGee & Molly, President Franklin Roosevelt, Eddie Cantor, Pinky Tomlin, Benny Goodman, Don Ameche, Charlie McCarthy, Edgar Bergen, Clark Gable, Dorothy LaMour, Nelson Eddy, The Stroud Twins, Cecil B. DeMille, Jimmy Starr, Madge Evans, Fred MacMurry, and more.

Featured Songs include Eddie Cantor “Laugh Your Way Through Life” and “Keep it Over There”, Benny Goodman “The Old Apple Tree”.

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When Radio Ruled #51 – Soundscape 1937 part 18

Ida Lupino on the Radio

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast September 5 to October 10, 1937.

Starring W.C. Fields, Charlie McCarthy, Don Ameche, Edgar Bergen, Fibber McGee and Molly, Al Jolson, George Jessell, Eddie Cantor, Bette Davis, Cecil B. DeMille, John LeRoy Johnston, Rudy Vallee, The Stroud Twins, Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Benny, Mary Livingston, and more.

 

Featured Songs include Al Jolson “Tootsie”, Eddie Cantor “Now’s the time to fall in love” and “Love is on the Air Tonight”, The Connecticut Yankees with an unidentified female vocalist (possibly Annette Hanshaw) “Basin Street Blues”, Eddie Cantor and Pinky Tomlin “Sweet Varsity Sue”

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When Radio Ruled #50 – Soundscape 1937 part 17

The Benny Goodman Quartet

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast August 29 to September 5, 1937.

Starring Don Ameche, Charlie McCarthy, Edgar Bergen, Dorothy Lamour, W.C. Fields, Pinky Tomlin, Fibber McGee and Molly, Benny Goodman, Eddie Stanley, Ida Lupino, and more.

Featured Songs include Don Ameche, Dorothy Lamour and Charlie McCarthy “Have You Got Any?”

Pinky Tomlin “The Love Bug” and “Stop Breaking my Heart”

 And The Benny Goodman Quartet,  a super group made up of swing and jazz legends Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, and Benny Goodman, with an especially hot version of “Vibraphone Blues”

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When Radio Ruled #49 – Soundscape 1937 part 16

The Glamorous Glenda Farrell

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast August 22 to August 27, 1937.

Starring Harlow Wilcox, Fibber McGee & Molly, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, Don Ameche, Charlie McCarthy, Glenda Farrell, Edgar Bergen, Dorothy LaMour, W.C. Fields, American Refugees from Japan’s invasion of Shang Hai,and more.

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When Radio Ruled episode 48 – Soundscape 1937 part 15

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast August 8 to August 15, 1937.

Starring Pinky Tomlin, Don Ameche, Charlie McCarthy, Nelson Eddy, Edgar Bergen, W.C. Fields, Wendy Berrie, Benny Goodman, Eve Sully and Jesse Block, Robert Armbruster, Dorothy Lamour, Alice Brady, and more.

Featured Songs include Pinky Tomlin “Cowboy Medley” and “Seven Stages of Man”, Benny Goodman “Remember”,  Eve Sully “Swing, Benny, Swing”.

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When Radio Ruled Episode 47 – Soundscape 1937 part 14

Fibber McGee and Molly

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast July 11 to August 8, 1937.

Starring Charlie McCarthy, Don Ameche, Gladys George, Edgar Bergen, W.C. Fields, Robert Armbruster, Dorothy Lamour, Pinky Tomlin, Fibber McGee and Molly, Harlow Wilcox, Bruna Castagna, Eddie Stanley, and more.

 Featured Songs include Dorothy Lamour and Charlie McCarthy “The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down”, Pinky Tomlin “I Guess I’m Just a Country Boy at Heart” and “That’s What You Think”

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When Radio Ruled episode 46 – Soundscape 1937 part 13

Sonya Hennie – star of ice and screen

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This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast June 21 to July 11, 1937.

Starring Cecil B. DeMille, Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Jack Benny, Mary Livingston, Jimmy Wallington, Pinky Tomlin, Don Ameche, Charlie McCarthy, Edgar Bergen, Sonya Hennie, W.C. Fields, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Armbruster, Zasu Pitts, Hoagy Carmichael, and more.

Featured Songs include Mary Livingston with the cast of the Jack Benny Show “The Love Bug”, Pinky Tomlin “As Far As Your Concerned”, The cast of the Charlie McCarthy Show with Hoagy Carmichael, “I love you like my old felt hat”

When Radio Ruled episode #45 Eddie Cantor Sings 1937

Songs Recorded Live on the Eddie Cantor Radio Show 1937

Eddie was a multi-talented entertainer who was a huge star in vaudeville, and on broadway, and in silent film, and in radio, and in talking pictures, and in television.

Eddie Cantor is a true show biz Legend with a vast body of work spanning decades.

But this podcast is going to focus on Eddie Cantor the singer of songs old and new as recorded live on the Eddie Cantor radio show in 1937.

Eddie’s musical recording career began in 1917 and he had several hit songs throughout the 1920’s.

When these songs were recorded live on his radio show in 1937, Eddie Cantor was still a very popular singer, selling out concerts and charting records in addition to being at the very top of the radio ratings.

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When Radio Ruled – Soundscape 1937 part 12

Mary Livingston (a.k.a. Mrs. Jack Benny) of the Jack Benny Show

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast June 13 to June 20, 1937.

Starring Pinky Tomlin, Don Ameche, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Dorothy Lamour, W.C. Fields, Joan Blondell, Rogers & Hart, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Kenny Baker, Phil Harris, Cecil B. DeMille, Helen Wills Moody, Fibber McGee and Molly, Rudy Vallee, Fanny Brice, Charles Winninger, May Robson, and more.

Featured Songs include Pinky Tomlin “Ragtime Cowboy Joe Medley”, Don Ameche “A little of you on toast:” Rudy Vallee “We danced the night away”

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When Radio Ruled Soundscape 1937 part 11

Eddie “Rochester” Anderson from the Jack Benny Show

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast May 31 to June 11, 1937.

Starring Fibber McGee and Molly, the Cast of Texaco Town, Pinky Tomlin, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Rochester, Kenny Baker, Mary Livingston, Phil Harris, Don Ameche, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Dorothy Lamour, W.C. Fields, Constance Bennett, Ray Middleton, Natalie Bucknell, Cecil B. Demille, Errol Flynn, Frances Farmer, Chico Marx, Groucho Marx,  and more.

Featured Songs include Pinky Tomlin “Tetched in the Head”, and Dorothy Lamour, Charlie McCarthy and Don Ameche with a Gilbert and Sullivan Medley.

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When Radio Ruled – Soundscape 1937 part 10

W.C. Fields threatens Charlie McCarthy as Edgar Bergen looks on

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast May 23 to May 30, 1937.

Starring Don Ameche, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Dorothy Lamour, Mary Boland, W. C. Fields, Fibber McGee and Molly, Cecil  B. DeMille, Louis Vandenecker, Bing Crosy, Zasu Pitts, Bob Burns, Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Wallington, Jack Benny, Kenny Baker, Mary Livingston, The Phil Harris Orchestra,  Don Wilson, Josephine Hutchinson, Jose Iturbi, and more.

Featured Songs include Dorothy Lamour and Charlie McCarthy “Let’s call the whole thing off”, Bing Crosby “How Could You?” and “Time on my hands”

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When Radio Ruled – Soundscape 1937 part 9

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast May 9 to May 23, 1937.

Starring Don Ameche, Warner Janssen, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Dorothy Lamour, W.C. Fields, Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Wallington, Fibber McGee and Molly, Cecil B. DeMille, Rudy Vallee, J.B. Priestly, Kenny Baker, Jack Benny, Andy Devine, Don Wilson, Carole Lombard, Mrs. James Roosevelt (FDR’s Mother), Maurice Evans, Kate Smith, Phil Harris, and more.

Featured Songs include Eddie Cantor “How You Gonna Keep ‘em Down on the Farm after they’ve seen Paree?” , “Margee”, “Wake up and Live”. Kenny Baker and Jack Benny “Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.” Rudy Vallee “My Little Buckaroo”, Kate Smith “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”, Phil Harris “Nobody”,

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When Radio Ruled – Soundscape 1937 part 8

The Hindenberg – it blowed up real good.

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast April 30 to May 6, 1937.

Starring Fred MacMurray, Gracie Fields, Louella Parsons, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Phil Harris, Mary Livingston, Andy Devine, The Hindenburg Disaster, Herbert Morrison, The Lord Mayor of London, Rudy Vallee,  and more.

Featured Songs include Gracie Fields “I Never Cried so Much in Me Life”. And Mary Livingston with Andy Devine “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”

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When Radio Ruled – Soundscape 1937 part 7

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast April 11 to April 29, 1937.

Starring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Eddie Cantor, Ella Logan, Ted Weems and his Orchestra, Harlow Wilcox, Fibber McGee and Molly, Rudy Vallee, Pinky Tomlin, Judy Starr, Alice Marble, Johnny Burke and Russ Brown, and more.

Featured Songs include Ella Logan “You take the high road”, Rudy Vallee “Good bye boys”, Pinky Tomlin “The Love Bug”, Judy Starr “I’ve got my love to keep you warm”.  

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When Radio Ruled – Soundscapes 1937 part 6

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast March 11 to March 28, 1937.

Starring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy,  Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Wallington, Ben Bernie, Fibber McGee and Molly, Duke Ellington, Harlow Wilcox, Albert Sullivan, Rudy Vallee, and more.

Featured Songs include Eddie Cantor “There is anything that love can’t do” and “I’m on a sit down strike for love”, Some Great Duke Ellington tune with Ivey Anderson on vocals.

Judy Starr “Swing Swing your mother in law”. Rudy Vallee “This Year’s income taxes medley” and “Mr. Paganini”.

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When Radio Ruled – SoundScape 1937 #5

American actor, singer and comedian Eddie Cantor (1892 – 1964) with child actor Bobby Breen on CBS, 28th March 1936. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast February 21 to March 8, 1937.

Starring Father Coughlin, Douglas Fairbanks, Erroll Flynn, Rudy Vallee, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy,  Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Wallington, Bobby Breen, and more.

Featured Songs include Rudy Vallee “Let’s Go Slumming” and “Here in the Moonlight”. And Bobby Breen “Trust in Me”.

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When Radio Ruled – Soundscape 1937 part 4

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast February 1 to February 21, 1937.

Starring Gary Cooper, The Cast of the Lux Radio Theater, Cecille B. Demille , Faye Gillis, Kay Kyser Orchestra, Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Wallington, Rufus Le Maire, Gene Raymond, Anna Sten, Father Coughlin, Leslie Howard, Rudy Vallee,  and more.

Featured Songs include Kay Kyser “Hey Hey Your Cares Away” and “I don’t want to get well”. Eddie Cantor “Gee but you’re swell”, “That’s the Baby for me” and “My dream of the Radio”. Rudy Vallee, “Social Security Song” and “You’ll love me someday”

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When Radio Ruled # 34-1937 Soundscape #3

Buck Benny and Others Await!!!

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast January 17 to January 31, 1937.

Starring Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Andy Devine, Mary Livinston, Buck Jones, The Cast of The March of Time, Cecile B DeMille, Rudy Vallee, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, The Charioteers, Phil Harris, Eddie Cantor, Basil O’Connor, Jimmy Wallington, Charlie Butterfield, Irving Berlin,  and more.

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When Radio Ruled Episode 33 – Fibber’s Resume 1937

Fibber McGee and Molly!

This one is a short subject, about 15 minutes long, starring Jim Jordan as Fibber McGee as in Fibber McGee and Molly.

Classic Fibber and Molly episodes featured jokes, gags, and situations that often repeated from episode to episode and became running gags that listeners looked forward to each week.

One of my favorite running gag is because Fibber can ever admit ignorance on any subject, When invariably asked if he knows anything about this or that occupation, Fibber not only knows all about it, he used to do it professionally and was the best ever at it.

And he bragged about his professional success using alliteration to great comic effect.

You’ll see what I mean.

Here, just because why not, is Fibber’s resume, 1937

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