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The following program is distributed by the national educational radio network. The old record barks. This program consists primarily of selections played from cylinder records. Edison frequently called talking machine. These records were issued in a period extending from the late 1920s. Your host is red herring. From Dogpatch to the Metropolitan each person has a place he considers home sweet home. Sometimes we find quite a region a home like atmosphere favored by the songwriter. It's
possible some of the Tin Pan Alley inhabitants never left Manhattan but a lot of that. Kentucky was a favorite place of many like Sam Lewis whose lyrics were set by George Mayer. Mr. Mayer quit his profession of Oculus in New York when his song for me and my gal sold a million copies in 1917. Ryan cropper is our vocalist for this bed of nostalgia entitled tuck me to sleep in my old talky home. Her.
Now for showing up the Atlantic coast to somewhere past Washington D.C. And where in Maryland. In 1013 we are told by Ballard McDonald there's a girl in the heart of Maryland. Music for this song is by Harry Carroll the vocalist was a very popular Irish singing comedian of the time Walter Scanlon. But he sang more than 80 songs for a. And under the name of Walter Van Brunt.
Right. We could not go on indefinitely without another song by Irving Berlin and. Going back to his earlier years we find this 1914. I want to go back to Michigan. Oh.
Song and final number is known to all. But perhaps this treatment. It's different. John Howard Payne wrote the words in 1822. For the music. Sir Henry Bishop was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1840 to the first musician to be so honored this poignant quotation from the poet's diary tells the story better than I can. How often have I been in the heart of Paris Berlin or London and I've heard person singing our hand organs playing Home sweet home without having a shilling to buy myself the next meal or a place to lay my head. The world has literally sung my song until every heart is for measure with its melody. Yet I have been a wanderer from my boyhood. I have never had a home. I.
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The old record box
Home, sweet home
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 "Tuck Me to Sleep in My Old 'tucky Home;" "There's a Girl in the Heart of Maryland;" "I Want to Go Back to Michigan;" and "Home, Sweet Home the World Over."
Other 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: 67-36-5 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:15:20
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