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The following program is distributed by the national educational radio network. The old record box. This program consists primarily of selections played from cylinder records on Edison chronographs frequently called talking machines. These records were issued in a period extending from the late 1890s to 1929. Your host is a red herring to you and over the past few years we have learned that it does no good to lament the extinction of the passenger. And Danny Thomas has convinced us on television that the real old fashioned burlesque was not such a bad show after all.
And vaudeville isn't dead. If you want to believe that Hollywood Palace is a genuine thing. But the backbone of Odell in the late 90s and early 1900s was the three a day folks who worked hard for very little pay to bring their own special day numbers to the public. Nor do we think a program like this called Song and patter will help much. Our first artist is Steve Porter whose stage character was the Irish Flannigan.
Back. Point. Right right.
How do I have you. And I can't. Think of. One act that seemed to amuse many theater goers was the comic who belittle members of his family. If the mother in law was the first target it is fairly safe to say the wife came a close second. We picked out a couple. The first is a favorite from 1913 with the words by George Whiting and Irving Berlin music by Ted Snyder. My wife's gone to the country is here sung by the
stage veteran Edward M. Favre. Me and arena arena floor arena or arena Arena
thank you. Thank you.
Bob Roberts had a brisk curtain elaborates in most cases but in this numbered no wedding bells for me. We can readily recognise quite a lyrical quality. Seymour Firth composed the music and the words were provided by EPA and well a Hieland. And it seems quite appropriate that the composer should borrow just a little bit from Mendelssohn's wedding march. No.
Right. And.
The comic monologue guest depended upon himself and his line of chatter no Babie of dancing girls to hold attention sometimes a straight man helped Murray Cahill whose real name was Joseph to Nicholas pope Jr. and his partner in this number at Meeker relate to pathetic sequence called seated around an oil stove. When I want to be doing fine. I say Are you ready. I'm fine thank you I am. Sorry I have to write. My heart.
I mean I. I agree. You know I mean the feeling I get the right guy is pretty picture. Get it. And why do you. I mean everything.
Getting very kind to me when I would be you have to be 14. I think I think another.
Morning in writing that I want to. Thank me. While little or no information is at hand. On our last song all hell and one could spend considerable time and comment upon the singer. Arthur Fiona's is said to have made over 1000 Recordings as well as being a popular songwriter is singing a patriotic songs in World War One is credited as a great stimulant in the Army's recruitment campaign. The selection chosen here is a nonsense language trick.
I really wanted to be there.
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The old record box II
Song and Patter
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Series Description
For series info, see Item 3389. This prog.: Song and Patter. Flanagan at the Votal Teacher's, My Wife's Gone to the Country, No Wedding Bells for Me, Seated Around an Oil Stove, Oh Helen
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Producing Organization: WFBE
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 68-20-9 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:15:06
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