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Posted on 04/20/2014 10:12:55 AM PDT by Vision
Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana.
*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
A lovely lineup tonight...Jack Benny's “Walking in the Easter Parade”, a classic...we get a Phil Harris/Alice Faye show...and a Six Shooter! Love the Six Shooter and love Jimmy Stewart.
Hope you can make it for the show...I'll be a little late coming back from a family dinner...
Again we have an error in the lineup with the Gunsmoke listed for tonight being the one we heard last week, so we have a mystery episode.
These brief synopses are used with permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2014 J. David Goldin.
7:00 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. July 2, 1956. Part 1. CBS net. "The Midas Touch Matter". Sustaining. $3,000,000 worth of worthless gold mine, and there's blood on the desert sand! A minute-and-a-half of closing theme music suggests a voice-over commercial or promotional announcement. The system cue is added live. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director, writer), Virginia Gregg, Shepard Menken, Johnny Jacobs, Roland Winters, Herb Butterfield, Parley Baer, Barney Phillips, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Carl Fortina (music supervisor). 14:5. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.
7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. July 3, 1956. Part 2. CBS net. "The Midas Touch Matter". Sustaining. One of the fishermen who hangs around Lake Mojave is a character named death. The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, director), Virginia Gregg, Shepard Menken, Johnny Jacobs, Roland Winters, Herb Butterfield, Parley Baer, Barney Phillips, Amerigo Moreno (amusic supervisor), Carl Fortina (music supervisor). 13:0. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.
7:30 Dragnet. June 26, 1952. Program #159. NBC net. "The Big Roll". Sponsored by: Fatima. Ken Gorman has been abducted in front of a downtown bar and taken away in a gray car. The car turns up with bloodstains soon after. Vic Perrin as Friday's partner. Hal Gibney (host), Jack Webb, James Moser (writer), Sam Edwards, Vic Perrin, Virginia Gregg, Walter Schumann (conductor). 29:3. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke Mystery episode!
8:30 Jack Benny 04/17/49 Walking in the Easter Parade (CBS) (26:06). Synopsis is missing from the Index, but we hear this one each year.
9:00 The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show. April 9, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Rexall. Phil sings, "A Son Of God's Country Am I." Alice sings, "Stay With The Happy People." Phil sees a six-foot Easter Bunny...two of them in fact! The play "Harvey" has closed two months before this program. Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliott Lewis, Jeanine Roos, Walter Tetley, Anne Whitfield, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Ray Singer (writer), Robert North, Dick Chevillat (writer), Mel Blanc (as the bunny), Arthur Q. Bryan, Paul Phillips (producer, director), Griff Barnett (Rexall druggist). 29:5. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9:30 Fibber McGee and Molly. March 23, 1948. NBC net origination, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. Sustaining. Molly has won the Wistful Vista "I Like To Patronize Local Merchants Because..." contest. The prize is an Easter frock. This is a syndicated rebroadcast date: June 7, 1974. See cat. #49578 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, The King's Men, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Don Quinn (writer), Phil Leslie (writer), Gale Gordon, Bill Thompson, Arthur Q. Bryan, Sandra Gould. 28:5. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
10:00 Our Miss Brooks. April 9, 1950. CBS net. "Tint-Tomorrow Soap Powder". Sponsored by: Colgate Toothpaste, Lustre-Creme Shampoo, Palmolive Soap. The story of Walter's new invention: "Tint-Tomorrow," a revolutionary Easter egg dye. There's going to be a very colorful Easter parade! Eve Arden, Al Lewis (writer, director), Jane Morgan, Gloria McMillan, Richard Crenna, Gale Gordon, Jeff Chandler, Wilbur Hatch (composer), Larry Berns (producer), Lester White (writer), Maurice Carlton (conductor), Bob Lemond (announcer). 29:3. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
10:30 The Six-Shooter. April 15, 1954. NBC net. Sustaining. The Six-Shooter is asked to raise money for a new church organ. He asks the notorious outlaw Red-Eye Kirk to help him! Jimmy Stewart, Frank Burt (creator, writer), Virginia Gregg, Robert Griffin, Basil Adlam (music), Jack Johnstone (director), John Wald (announcer), William Conrad, Marvin Miller, Ted de Corsia. 29:3. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
There was an “Easter Parade” episode on Jack’s tv-show in 1960, and I’m assuming it was something of a reworking of the radio episode. The tv version was one of the “aired live” ones, but a kinescope of it was included in the dvd-collection that Shout Factory released a year or two ago. One of the funnier episodes on the set.
Speaking of Benny, I need to finally go ahead and order the dvd release of “The Horn Blows at Midnight” (1945) that the Warner Archives recently released. I still have an off-air recording of the movie, which I taped back in 1984 or 1985, off of WTBS. I just gotta upgrade these things!
Hey Gina how are you? I’m in the car listening...
Did you hear that?! He (”Chester”) just said, “He bought it from Bundy outside of Las Vegas.” Wow.
Vision, we’re fine. It’s a perfectly beautiful Easter day here. Smoking a butt, straight smoking. Went to see Keith’s Mom earlier.
Was your family dinner a good one?
AND, Johnny just made a reference to a dessert turtle! Did Ed choose this JD matter on purpose, I wonder?
Ed doesn’t sound like he feels good. I hope he’s okay.
I meant a DESERT turtle, not a dessert turtle. Duh.
Pork butt is a good thing, you gotta try those burnt ends...
Dinner was good. Casual french. Nothing major to report.
No, if anything I bet Ed is a liberal.
The Horn Blows at Midnight? Never heard of it.
Chester shot? Holy crap.
Yeah, we hope all is well with him, too. He really sounds “off.”
Today was a busy day, and it just wasn’t convenient to try something special with the pork butt. We had to go over to Mobile, an hour away, to see his Mom, and it put us at a late start on the grill. Maybe next time when time’s not so tight.
Casual French! I can’t even imagine what kind of food that was, being from West Texas and all. :-)
Ed's slurring his speech.
JB’s Easter Parade!
bump bump bump-bump, bump bump, bump bump...Happy Easter...
They said Chester would be okay, but that’s all I caught.
I didn’t hear Ed slurring. That’s very bad.
Are you getting any chuckles from the Phil Harris show?
I sent Ed an email, no response...
I’m going to the radio Gina. Enjoy the Six Shooter...
Good night, Vision. Let us know if you hear back from Ed.