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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 sonograms frequently called talking machine. These records were issued in a period extending from the late 1890s to 1929. Your host is Fred Harrington. Today our search into the old record box takes on a warlike tone on the general theme over there. You're invited back to the time of World War 1 before during and after two years before the war started. Two English composers Jack judge and Harry Williams had readied what
was to be among the top hits before the war ended. It's a long way to Tipperary was a favorite marching song Long before the bridge over the River Kwai variant and of course our artists if. OK thank
you thank you thank you thank thank thank you thank you thank thank a. Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks again from England in 1914. We got this popular tongue twister by R.P. Weston and Herman Sanger. I.
Thank. You. Goodbye Broadway Hello France was the grand finale and a big production number in the passing show of 1917 Billy Bass cattle wrote the music lyrics by E. Francis rising ER and Benny
Davis success was determined by sheet music sales which totaled about four million copies. Arthur feels as our soloist. We will be. WORLD WAR ONE saw much more emotional involvement in the conflict than
later wars generated. The tempo of mass rallies for the sale of Thrift Stamps and Liberty Bonds was set by spirited songs directed by professional leaders. People say I had a singing army is a winning army. All of those people didn't stand and sleep in the muddy trenches send me away with a smile with the words by the way Westland music by the aunt died Dosey does not hint that the composer had earlier published the pass of a song hit. I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier either FiOS also sings this number. Really.
Of course much of the war was fought in France and from France. We got a
song of love on a grand scale. Louis Bousquet and Camilo role there had been no other smash hit in metal on the English version is by Alfred Browning and an Arthur feels does the vocal honors. Thanks. We hope this program title was not too deceptive over there was the
number one war song of the period but was unavailable on a cylinder record. Nor do we find it listed as an Edison issue. This is Fred herring going to be closing the lead on the old record box. This is the national educational radio network.
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The old record box
Over there
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 "It's a Long Way to Tipperary;" "Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers;" "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France;" "Send Me Away with a Smile;" and "Madelon."
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: 67-36-2 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:14:37
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