Archive for December, 2011

Organ Music, unknown date

December 22, 2011

Unless you’re a die-hard fan of old-time organ music (as my grandfather apparently was), you might want to skip this one. Unless you’re suffering from insomnia, in which case they may be invaluable. These are two sides of one record that my grandfather labeled “Organ.” I’ve listened through this enough to make sure there are no skips or anything, but I have not been able to make myself sit through the whole thing to get the order of songs and all that. The first side is a Columbia overnight broadcast of Dean Faussner and Anita Carroll (not sure of the spelling on either of those). The other side which he labeled “Rumba”  is obviously something that he put together himself.

I don’t know which of these songs are on which side, but here’s what my grandfather’s notes had: “Later Tonite,” “Stormy Weather,” “Poinciana,” “Stardust,” “Rumba Rumba,” “Memory Lane,” “Mr. Pollyanna,” “Love Old Sweet Song,” and “Cuddle Up a Little Closer.”

Mystery of the Week, 5-19-1947

December 22, 2011

Making up for lost time…

This is a track that I digitized a long time ago but never posted. I apologize for the poor audio quality; this was with my old computer which put a lot of digital noise into everything. But I’ve decided that it’s better to get material up here that isn’t perfect rather than sitting on it until I get the chance to fix it (which might never happen).

This is an incomplete program, part one of two. Proctor and Gamble, Makers of Ivory Soap present Hercule Poirot in “The Blonde Who Went Bye-Bye.” Harold Huber stars as Hercule Poirot.

American Melody Hour, 1947

December 22, 2011

I’m back! Other parts of my life have had to take priority over this past year, but I’m going to try to start putting some programs up here on a regular basis again.

To try to keep the music coming, I’m not going to be putting much research into these posts. Here’s what I have on this program, American Melody Hour (sponsored by Bayer Aspirin). It’s on the flip side of a record dated 5/21/1947, so I assume it’s from a date close to that. The singers are Bob Hannan and Evelyn MacGregor on  “Midnight Masquerade,” “Heartaches,” “I Want to Thank Your Folks,” “April Showers,” and “Time After Time.”  This is an incomplete program, part one of two.