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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When Radio Ruled – Soundscape 1937 Part 2

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1937 part 2 of The Soundscape Series, episode 31 of “When Radio Ruled. “

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows performed live and broadcast January 10 to January 17, 1937.

Starring Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Mary Livinston, Andy Devine, David Niven, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray,

Cecile B. DeMille, Rudy Vallee, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Pat O’Brien, Pinky Tomlin, and more.

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Soundscape 1937 part 1

Cantor and Jolson

This podcast is a montage of excerpts from old time radio shows broadcast January 1 to January 6, 1937.

Starring Eddie Cantor, Cecil B. DeMille, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Jack Benny, Phil Harris, Mary Livinston, Kenny Baker, Don Wilson, Al Jolson, Harry Von Zell, Jimmy Wallington, Edith Head, opening day of the 75th Congress of the United states, Tony Martin, Dinah Shore,

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and more.

1937 Part 2 – Popular Culture

Jack Benny and Fred Allen Feud, Charlie McCarthy scandalizes Mae West, Mutual Goes National and More!

A look at 1937 as told by Old Time Radio

Guest Starring, all the way from 1937 Are:

Janet Gaynor

George Burns and Gracie Allen

President Franklin Roosevelt

Fibber McGee and Molly

Eddie Cantor

Jimmy Wallington

Cecil B DeMille

Fay Gillis

Rudy Vallee

Sully and Block

Benny Goodman

Irving Berlin

Helen Wills Moody

Ronald Coleman

Douglas Fairbanks

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy

The Cast of Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”

Glenda Ferrell

Bette Davis

Don Ameche

Mae West

Fred Allen

Jack Benny

Don Wilson

Mary Livingston

Phil Harris

Kenny Baker

Portland Hoffa

Duke Ellington

Featured Songs from 1937 Included:

Gracie Allen “I Love You from Coast to Coast” performed live December 23, 1937

“Swing, Benny, Swing” Sully and Block Live August 10, 1937

“I’m on a Sit Down Strike” Eddie Cantor  March 28, 1937

“Let’s Go Slumming” Eddie Cantor Live October 13, 1937

“The Trouble with Me is You” Eddie Cantor Live January 1, 1937

“Down with Love” Rudy Vallee Live December 23, 1937

“Getting Some Fun Out of Life” Eddie Cantor live November 10 1937

“The Lady Who Couldn’t be Kissed” Pinky Tomlin Live November 24, 1937.

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1937 Part 1: Politics and the Economy

Peace at all Costs

Those Germans and Russians and Japanese and Italians and Spanish keep killing people.

Featuring:

Jack Benny and The Cast of “The Jack Benny Jello Show”

The Phil Harris Orchestra

The Cast of Lux Radio Theater Production of “The Gilded Lily”

The Cast of the March of Time

President Franklin Roosevelt

Eddie Cantor and the cast of Texaco Town

The Cast of Fibber McGee and Molly

Father Coughlin

Pinky Tomlin

Winston Churchill

Refugees from the Sino-Japanese War

Rudy Vallee

Dinah Shore

Marlena Dietrich

Orson Welles, Agnes Morehead and the cast of THE SHADOW

Featured Songs from 1937 Include:

Eddie Cantor “Things Look Rosy Now” performed live January 10, 1937

“The Social Security Song” Rudy Vallee live February 18, 1937

“You Can’t Take It With You” Eddie Cantor Live January 31, 1937

“Down By The River” Dinah Shore  Live January 3, 1937

“Keep it Over There” Eddie Cantor Live October 13, 1937

“The Trouble with Me is You” Eddie Cantor Live January 17, 1937

“The Object of My Affection” Pinky Tomlin Live January 17, 1937

Marlena Dietrich singing “Lilli Marlene” Recorded, 1937

Kay Kaiser’s Orchestra doing “I don’t want to get well” live from Chicago, February 1937

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When Radio Ruled Christmas 2020

It sure has been a strange year – we could all use a dose of Traditional Christmas. And here it is!

Two Great Episodes from 1939! 

Jack Benny’s Christmas Open House

A Christmas Carol (starring Lionel Barrymore)

Featuring: Jack Benny, Rochester, Dennis Day, Mary Livingston, Phil Harris and his Orchestra, Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore, Benny Goodman, Bing Crosby, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pat Brady, and more!

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When Radio Ruled #26- Charlie McCarthy: Sexiest Man Alive 1937

When Radio Ruled PodCast Episode # 26

Casanova Charlie McCarthy makes dates and breaks hearts in 1937 Hollywood.

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Starring Charlie McCarthy

GUEST STARRING

Edgar Bergen

Don Ameche

Dorothy Lamour

Clark Gable

Alice Marble

Carol Lombard

Mary Boland

May Robson

Sonya Henie

Zasu Pitts

Bruna Castagna

Glenda Farrell

Bette Davis

Mae West

special cameo appearances by Nelson Eddy and Jack Benny

music by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Kay Kaiser

 

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When Radio Ruled episode 25 – Radio Jukebox 1937 part 5

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A Great Collection of Songs

Originally Broadcast Live on Old Time Radio

August 25, 1937 through December 31, 1937!

SONG LIST:
Cast of Chase and Sanborn Charlie McCarthy Show – Have you got any?
Pinky Tomlin – The Love Bug
Benny Goodman – Vibraphone Blues
Pinky Tomlin – Stop You’re Breaking my Heart
Al Jolson – Toots Toots Tootsie
Eddie Cantor – Now’s the time to fall in love
Unidentified Female Vocalist – Basin Street Blues
Pinky Tomlin & Eddie Cantor – Sweet Varsity Sue
Eddie Cantor – Swing is here to Sway
Eddie Cantor – Love is in the air tonight
Pinky Tomlin – I Told Santa Claus to Bring Me You
Eddie Cantor – Some Fun Out of Life
Rudy Vallee – Orange Blossom Time
Pinky Tomlin – I want to be in Winchell’s Column
Rudy Vallee – Down with Love
Marlena Deitrich – Lili Marlene

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When Radio Ruled – Radio Jukebox 1937 part 4

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This episode is a collection of musical numbers broadcast live on the radio July 12, 1937 through August 24, 1937.

This episode features mostly Pinky Tomlin and Benny Goodman, with a few others tossed in for good measure.

But you won’t be disappointed.

Pinky Tomlin is nothing short of delightful.

Benny Goodman is one of the great American musical influences and at the peak of his powers here.

SONG LIST:

Pinky Tomlin – Just a Country Boy at Heart

Jack Renard – Salute to the US Navy

Pinky Tomlin – That’s what you think

Pinky Tomlin – Rag Time Cowboy Joe

Eve Sully with Benny Goodman – Swing Benny swing

Pinky Tomlin – Seven Ages of Man

Ted Weems and his Orchestra – You can’t have everything

Benny Goodman – Dayton takes a holiday

Benny Goodman – Caravan

Benny Goodman – Sometimes I’m Happy

Benny Goodman – Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day

 

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