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THE BOB BURNS
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 Bob Burns Show

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Bob Burns Bazooka: Bob Burns'
Comedy Show (1941 - 47 )

Bob BurnsThe Bob Burns Show was a comedy show that debuted in September 1941 as The Arkansas Traveler. It often featured the music of Spike Jones. Burns became well known for playing his "Bazooka," a homemade instrument that he made from a whiskey funnel and two gas pipes. He invented the word "bazooka" and copyrighted it in 1920.During WWII, the soldiers began calling their rocket launchers "bazookas" thanks to their likeness to Bob Burns' instrument. The Bob Burns Show was sponsored by Campbell's Soup, Dreft, American Foods, Lever Brothers, and Lifebuoy Soap.

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Bob Burns was born in Van Buren, Arkansas. He grew up with a love of music, tooting around on his cornet and trombone.By thirteen, he had his own stringed band. He discovered his trademark "Bazooka" instrument one evening while practicing in the back of the local Hayman's Plumbing Shop.Bob BurnsLegend has it that, much to the amusement of his fellow prepubescent band members, he tripped over some gas pipe in the middle of rehearsal.

Falling to the floor, he didn't miss a beat Bob Burns playing Bazooka as his trombone skittered across the linoleum, he put the gas pipe to his mouth and blew it to emit a noise much like an ailing moose. A small-time peanut farmer, WWI Marine Sergeant, and salesman, Bob Burns finally found his home in the radio and movie industry after a stint as a hillbilly and blackface in vaudeville. Burns played on the Rudy Vallee Show, giving long-winded political speeches much like Will Rogers. When Will Rogers died, however, he became so well known Burns had to change his act. Burns was later introduced by Bing Crosby on his Kraft Music Hall Show, which led to the creation of his own radio program. His favorite characters were his fake hillbilly relatives, Uncle Fud, Grandpa Snazzy and Aunt Doody.

For Bob Burns recordings from the 1930's, see also: Komedie Kapers.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
12 shows - total playtime 6 hours 28 minutes

Bob Burns 400418 KMH Dorothy Lamour and Music Maids
Bob Burns 471125 Audition Show
Bob Burns Show 430218 For Lifebuoy
Bob Burns Show 430401 For Lifebuoy April Fool's Day
Bob Burns Show 430408 for Lifebuoy Meat Shortage
Bob Burns Show 430415 For Lifebuoy Spreading Rumors
Bob Burns Show 430422 For Lifebuoy Easter Fashon
Bob Burns Show 430429 For Lifebuoy El Toro
Bob Burns Show 430502 For Lifebuoy
Bob Burns Show 430506 For Lifebuoy Meat Rationing
Bob Burns Show 430520 For Lifebuoy White Horse
Lifebuoy Show 440525 w Bob Burns

 


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