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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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 Soundscape #5, 1936 part 2

1936 Part 2

This episode spans March 4 to May 27 1936.

We are lucky that Soundscape #5 is featuring Fred Allen.

Fred was a legendary wit, his improvisational style and warmth made him a favorite in Vaudeville, on the radio and later on television.

His partner in show biz and real life, Portland Hoffa, was one of the most popular Dumb Dora character actors of her era, second only to the great Gracie Allen.

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Radio broadcasting began in Detroit when WWJ-The Detroit News played photograph records through a DeForest transmitter (center with receiving horn) on Aug. 20, 1920. From left, Howard Trumbo, Elton Plant and Keith Benand. The Detroit News
Radio broadcasting began in Detroit when WWJ-The Detroit News played photograph records through a DeForest transmitter (center with receiving horn) on Aug. 20, 1920. From left, Howard Trumbo, Elton Plant and Keith Benand.