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Remember the good old Days, when we could just sit down and listen to a good ole' story, the days of glory and honor, come join us at the living room and listen to some fun times. How we could let our hair down and relax.

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Remember the good old Days, when we could just sit down and listen to a good ole' story, the days of glory and honor, come join us at the living room and listen to some fun times. How we could let our hair down and relax.

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Not Quite

By ThingTwo27 - Oct 01 2013
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The episodes are of good quality, but some are incomplete (ie, Sad Cypress).

Good content, bad production quality

By mjschv - Nov 15 2010
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I wish I could give this two ratings. A 5 for content and 1 for production quality. I'm not talking about the original material. I understand the limitations of the old source material. Throughout the series, you hear computer sounds ("Youv'e got mail.") and other notifications. Modern ads overlay content, so the overdub isn't in the source material. Lead-in identification audio is excessively loud comparied to content, so be prepaired to turn volume down to protect your ears at the beginning, then back up to hear the programming. Production problems aside, the old radio stories are worth the problems.

iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
Average Ratings
5
5
3
2
0

Not Quite

By ThingTwo27 - Oct 01 2013
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The episodes are of good quality, but some are incomplete (ie, Sad Cypress).

Good content, bad production quality

By mjschv - Nov 15 2010
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I wish I could give this two ratings. A 5 for content and 1 for production quality. I'm not talking about the original material. I understand the limitations of the old source material. Throughout the series, you hear computer sounds ("Youv'e got mail.") and other notifications. Modern ads overlay content, so the overdub isn't in the source material. Lead-in identification audio is excessively loud comparied to content, so be prepaired to turn volume down to protect your ears at the beginning, then back up to hear the programming. Production problems aside, the old radio stories are worth the problems.
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Radio America

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Remember the good old Days, when we could just sit down and listen to a good ole' story, the days of glory and honor, come join us at the living room and listen to some fun times. How we could let our hair down and relax.

Rank #1: Red Skelton

Jul 24 2006

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Rank #3: Commercials_FORD , old time radio commercials

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clickhere Visit the Radio America Store web site.Buy your 50 mp3 for &5.00 Old commercials know how to solve all our problems. If the man you married didn't turn out to be the man you thought he was, get him some Arid Deodorant (it also safeguards friendships). Having trouble finding the perfect Christmas gift? "Give Fatima, they're extra mild." Want a complexion like Joan Blondell? Buy Lux Facial Soap, and use it daily - it will make your skin softer, smoother.

Sep 28 2006

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Rank #4: Abbott & Costello

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The Abbott and Costello Show was heard on radio throughout the 1940s. They began by hosting a summer replacement series for Fred Allen on NBC in 1940, then joined Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy on The Chase and Sanborn Hour in 1941. During the same period, two of their films, Buck Privates and Hold That Ghost, were adapted for radio and presented on Lux Radio Theater. On October 8, 1942 they launched their weekly NBC show, sponsored by Camel cigarettes, moving five years later to ABC, the former NBC Blue Network,). The additional cast and crew on that series included Sid Fields as the Melonheads, Artie Auerbrook as Ketsel, regulars Elvira Allman, Iris Adrian, Mel Blanc, Wally Brown, Sharon Douglas, Verna Felton, Lou Krogman, Pat McGeehan, Frank Nelson, Martha Wentworth and Benay Venuta. The featured vocalists were Amy Arnell, Connie Haines, Marilyn Maxwell, Susan Miller, Marilyn Williams, the Delta Rhythm Boys and the Les Baxter Singers with the orchestras of Skinnay Ennis, Charles Hoff, Matty Matlock, Jack Meakin, Will Osborne, Freddie Rich, Leith Stevens and Peter van Streeden. Frank Bingman, Jim Doyle, Ken Niles and Michael Roy did the announcing, Writers included Howard Harris, Hal Fimberg, Don Prindle, Ed Cherokee, Len Stern, Martin Ragaway, Paul Conlan and Ed Forman and producer Martin Gosch. Sound effects were supplied by Floyd Caton. At ABC, they also hosted a 30-minute children's radio program, the The Abbott and Costello Children's Show), which aired Saturday mornings with vocalist Anna Mae Slaughter and announcer Johnny McGovern.

Feb 17 2007

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Rank #5: Dragnet - The Big Bull 52-09-14

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The Big Bull Friday and Smith have rounded up a gang of violent robbers and now have to track down their leader, who has made it personal by threatening Frank's family.

Apr 19 2006

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Rank #6: Red Skelton

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Mar 25 2006

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Rank #7: Agatha Christie - Sad Cypress part 1

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Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language with another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time in any language, out-sold by only the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 79 crime novels and a short story collections, 19 plays, and 6 novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott.

Apr 16 2006

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Rank #8: Marx Brothers Radio America Sunday Show

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The Marx Brothers were a team of sibling comedians that appeared in vaudeville, stage plays, film, and television. Born in New York City, the Marx Brothers were the sons of Jewish immigrants from different parts of Germany (Plattdeutsch was the boys' first language). Their mother, Minnie Schönberg, hailed from Dornum in East Frisia, Germany, and their father Simon "Frenchie" Marrix (whose name was anglicized to Sam Marx) from Alsace, now a part of France. The family lived in the Upper East Side of New York City between the Irish, German and Italian Quarters.

Feb 25 2007

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Rank #9: Lux Radio 411201 A Mans Castle

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clickhere Visit the Radio America Store web site.Buy your 50 mp3 for &5.00Affordable Web Hosting & Podcasting $5.99 A month Classic Radio Pictures Enjoy The Blues Visit The Uncleshag Gospel Round Up Lux Radio Theater, one of the genuine classic radio anthology series (NBC Blue Network (1934-1935); CBS (1935-1955), adapted first Broadway stage works, and then (especially) films to hour-long live radio presentations. It quickly became the most popular dramatic anthology series on radio, running more than twenty years. The program always began with an announcer proclaiming, "Ladies and gentlemen, Lux presents Hollywood!" Cecil B. DeMille was the host of the series each Monday evening from June 1, 1936, until January 22, 1945. On one occasion, however, he was replaced by Leslie Howard (actor). Lux Radio Theater strove to feature as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance to do the show. It was when sponsor Lever Brothers (who made Lux soap and detergent) moved the show from New York to Hollywood in 1936 that it eased back from adapting stage shows and toward adaptations of films. The first Lux film adaptation was The Legionnaire and the Lady, with Marlene Dietrich and Clark Gable, based on the film Morocco. That was followed by a Lux adaptation of The Thin Man, featuring the movie's stars, Myrna Loy and William Powell. Many of the greatest names in film appeared in the series, most in the roles they made famous on the screen, including Abbott and Costello, Lauren Bacall, Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Dan Duryea, Ava Gardner, Cary Grant, Bob Hope, Vivien Leigh, Agnes Moorehead, Vincent Price, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Ann Sothern, Barbara Stanwyck, James Stewart, Gene Tierney, John Wayne, Jane Wyman, Orson Welles and Loretta Young. Who made the most appearances in Lux Radio Theater productions? Among the men, Don Ameche---eventually a radio star in The Bickersons---topped the list with 18 Lux appearances, just ahead of Fred MacMurray's 17. Among the ladies, the honor went to Barbara Stanwyck with 15 Lux appearances (including and especially her re-creation of her hit film Sorry, Wrong Number---itself born of an earlier radio production, on CBS legend Suspense). Loretta Young's 14 appearances were the second most among the ladies.

Nov 04 2006

58mins

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Rank #10: Abbott & Costello

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bbott and Costello (William (Bud) Abbott, 1897-1974; Louis Cristillo, 1906-1959) were an American comedy duo whose work in radio, film, and television made them one of the most popular and respected teams in comedy history. Their "Who's on First?" routine, developed during their years in burlesque, is widely considered to be one of the greatest comedy sketches of all time. They received their first national exposure in 1938 when they appeared on radio's The Kate Smith Hour. Their popularity on the program grew and they stayed on as regulars for two years. This led to roles in a Broadway musical, "The Streets of Paris," in 1939. In 1940 they were signed by Universal for the film One Night in the Tropics. Cast strictly in a supporting capacity, they nonetheless stole the show with several classic routines, including their immortal "Who's on First?" Universal signed them to a long-term contract and their second film, "Buck Privates," 1941 secured their place as movie stars. The duo made over 30 films between 1940 and 1956 (see list below) and were among the most popular and highest-paid entertainers in the world during World War II. Among their most popular films are "Hold That Ghost," "Who Done It?", "Pardon My Sarong," "The Time of Their Lives," "Buck Privates Come Home," "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein," and "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man." The team also appeared on radio throughout the 1940s. They began by hosting a summer replacement series for Fred Allen on NBC in 1940, then joined Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy on the Chase and Sanborn program in 1941. During the same period two of their films, "Buck Privates" and "Hold That Ghost," were adapted for radio and presented on Lux Radio Theater. On October 8, 1942 the team launched their own weekly show on NBC sponsored by Camel cigarettes. They moved to ABC (the former NBC Blue Network) from 1947-49. By 1951, the twosome had moved to television--first as one of the rotating hosts of The Colgate Comedy Hour (Eddie Cantor and Bob Hope were among the others) and then, the following year, in their own situation comedy, The Abbott and Costello Show. The half-hour series was loosely adapted from their radio show, but cast the duo as unemployed wastrels. One of the show's running gags involved Abbott perpetually nagging Costello to get a job to pay their rent, while Abbott barely lifted a finger himself in that direction. The show featured Sidney Fields as their landlord and Hillary Brooke as a friendly neighbor who sometimes got involved in the pair's schemes. Another semi-regular was Joe Besser, who played Stinky, a 40-year-old sissy dressed in a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit. The Abbott and Costello Show ran from 1952 to 1954, but the show found a new life in syndicated rerun broadcast in the late 1960s and early-to-mid 1970s, and the episodes were probably seen by more viewers this time around than when the show was actually produced.

Jul 22 2006

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Rank #11: School`s Out (1930) - Spanky & our Gang

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The kids mistake Miss Crabtree's brother for a potential boyfriend, and plot to discourage him The original theatrical film shorts released from 1922 - 1944 were titled "Hal Roach's Rascals"; another name Roach tried during the silent years from 1922 - 1928 was "The Terrible Ten"; But since the first short was titled "Our Gang", the public began to refer to them as "'Our Gang' Comedies"; so Roach finally adopted that name for this series of shorts; and by the sound era (circa 1928) "Our Gang" was the official name; The first Little Rascals "talkie" was "Schools Out" (1928); Quite a few child actors were used for years until they began to get too old, at which time they were unceremoniously replaced by a fresh face; Several TV actors got their start working in this series including Jackie Cooper (1929-1931), Robert Blake known as "Mickie" (1939-1944) and West-coast local TV children's show host Johnny Downs (1925 - 1927)

Apr 06 2006

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Rank #12: Amos And Andy 39-04-04 Andy is Shot

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clickhere Visit the Radio America Store web site.Buy your 50 mp3 for &5.00 The adventures of Amos 'n Andy presented the antics of Amos Jones, an Uncle Tom-like, conservative; Andy Brown, his zany business associate; Kingfish Stevens, a scheming smoothie; Lawyer Calhoun, an underhanded crook that no one trusted; Lightnin,' a slow-moving janitor; Sapphire Stevens, a nosey, loud-mouth; Mama, a domineering mother-in-law, and the infamous Madame Queen. The basis for these characters was derived largely from the stereotypic caricatures of African-Americans that had been communicated through several decades of popular American culture, most notably, motion pictures.

Apr 26 2006

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Rank #14: Abbott & costello

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William Alexander Abbott (born October 6, 1897 in Asbury Park, N.J.) was already an experienced 'straight man' when he first met his partner Louis Francis Cristillo (born March 6, 1906 in Paterson, N.J.) on the burlesque circuit. In 1936 the duo teamed up and became a much in demand act. However, it wasn't until an appearance on the Kate Smith Radio Hour, performing what would soon become their most famous sketch "Who's On First," that Bud Abbott & Lou Costello were to experience true stardom and a Hollywood career. Signed by Universal in 1939, Bud & Lou were hailed by the studio as "The New Kings Of Comedy," and went on to produce a decade of box office hits.

Jan 07 2007

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Rank #16: Blondie the actor

Oct 17 2006

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Rank #18: Ozzie & Harriet , The Neslon Bank 490227

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clickhere Visit the Radio America Store web site.Buy your 50 mp3 for &5.00 In the summer of 1947, a fantastic new domestic comedy series was begun. It featured the lives of the Nelson family, Ozzie, Harriet and their sons David and Ricky. Harriet met Ozzie when he was looking for a girl singer for his band, they married in October 1935 and had a son, David, in October 1936 and another son, Eric (Ricky), in May 1940. These two sons would later play themselves in this hugely successful show. The family were constantly entangled in the amusing situations Ozzie had caused. Once he had set his mind to something, nothing could dissuade him until disaster had run its inevitable course. creative commons license click here visit creative commons license

Apr 28 2006

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Rank #19: ozzie & harriet

Oct 28 2006

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Rank #20: Crime Classic- 530629 The Sudden Death of James Fisk

Oct 16 2006

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