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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. Edison phonograph record because talk in the field with these records were issued in a period extending from the late 1890 to 1929. Your host is a red herring. A few favorites is a rather vague program title but appropriate because the question who's favorites will get any base of answers. But before the music these few words of appreciation for much needed help in preparing the series to Beverly post a co-producer for her
diligent work and research which brought to light many of the bits of information used freely here and there throughout the programs and the chief engineer Edward Roush whose technical scale made many of these well-worn records sound as good as they do in there regarding the redwing is an undying favorite of many whose memories go back a ways. Perhaps not all the way to 907 when it appeared the lyrics by their Linn Chattaway and music by Carrie Mills give it a harmony. And of course a liberal amount of sentiment. Two years later in 99 Leo Friedman and Beth Slater
Whitson had a winner in Meet me tonight in Greenland but it was sold out right for small sum and they receive no royalties on sales of over two million copies of sheet music. They did make money of course however and later hit Let me call you sweetheart revived by Judy Garland in the 1949 movie in the Good Old Summertime. Sometimes a catchy title becomes a musical by word and remains popular for
many years. Such a success by Egbert Bendel stands in Harry Williams in one thousand seven y's. I'm afraid to come home in the dark. This was a favorite of William Sidney Porter in 1910 so we're told when he lay dying in a New York hotel I heard the gritty pasties window playing this air still master of the surprise ending on Henry feebly whispered to his nurse pull up the shade. I'm afraid to come home in the dark. The tone of the song is entirely different from this somber episode. Before the pure R of the roaring 20s musical play or more of
the romantic than that of the post-war years. For example a number sweeping the country just before World War One was this 1912 hit by Edward Madden and Percy when rich men like to be most effective should be sung from a canoe on a quiet lake with mandolin the compliment and a beautiful lady as audience in one thousand forty three Alice Faye revived this in the movie Tin Pan Alley and the music was blended into the background for the picture on Moonlight Bay in 1951. IF IF IF
IF IF IF IF. I'm sure no one will object to the favorite designation for our last number whispering hope by Septimus winner who used the pseudonym of Alice Hawthorne composed in 1868. It rose in popularity with the advent of sound regarding breaths reaching its height on the victor. Read see oh this featuring three issues around about 1912. Louise Homer and Elmo Gluck on the Edison blue Amber old cylinder. The artists are Helen Clark and Harry Anthony A. This eries was produced in the studios of B.
And there's your host Fred Harrington. Stopping the hand cranked phonographs and closing the lid on the old record box. This is the national educational radio network.
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The old record box
A few favorites
Producing Organization
Flint Board of Education (Flint, Mich.)
Contributing Organization
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program features songs like "Red Wing;" "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland;" "I'm Afraid to Come Home in the Dark;" "Moonlight Bay;" and "Whispering Hope."
Series Description
Cylinder recordings of music and spoken word from late 1890's to 1929; historic recordings of music and speech.
Media type
Host: Harrington, Fred C.
Producing Organization: Flint Board of Education (Flint, Mich.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 67-36-13 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:14:26
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