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GORDON MACRAE COLLECTION

 Gordon MacRae Collection

7 MP3 CDs - 165 episodes


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Gordon MacRae (DISK 1 ONLY): Railroad Hour 1
Gordon MacRae (DISK 2 ONLY): Railroad Hour 2
Gordon MacRae (DISK 3 ONLY): Railroad Hour 3
Gordon MacRae (DISK 4 ONLY): Railroad Hour 4
Gordon MacRae (DISK 5 ONLY): Texaco
Gordon MacRae (DISK 6 ONLY): Gulf Spray
Gordon MacRae (DISK 7 ONLY): Guest Shows



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Gordon MacRaeBlessed with a golden voice, Gordon MacRae (3/12/1926 - 1/24/1986) thrilled audience members on the stage, screen, television and radio plus he had a long recording career with several hits. MacRae worked constantly from the time he was a little boy until his death in 1986.

MacRae was born in East Orange, NJ and later moved to Schenectady, NY where he attended school, later enrolling in Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. While in high school he enjoyed participating in drama club as well as singing and playing piano, saxophone, and clarinet. While in school, MacRae worked in jobs as close to show business as he could. He was a "master of ceremonies" for a radio station, he sang with a quartet, and appeared on the Miniature Minstrels radio show on WFBL in New York.

When he was 19, he won a contest sponsored by Picture Magazine. The grand prize was a a two week run at the New York World's Fair with the Harry James and Les Brown bands. By the time he started working in show business, he already had a lot of experience under his belt.

After graduating from high school and after a summer European trip, during which his father died, MacRae took a job as an NBC page in New York City. In a stereotypical show business story, he was "discovered" while he was a page by a talent scout for band leader Horace Heidt. The scout heard MacRae singing in the lounge. After an audition, he was hired as a singer and stayed with Heidt for two years.

Gordon MacRaeIn 1942, like so many other young men, MacRae enlisted in the Army Air Corp. Before enlisting, however, he had a little thing called a wedding to handle. He married Sheila Stephens, an actress, in 1941. After enlisting, he was stationed in Texas where he was a bombardier instructor for the army until 1945. Sheila was lived with him in Texas and that is where they started their family. They had four children: Meredith, Heather, William Gordon, and Robert Bruce.

After MacRae was discharged, he went back to show business appearing on Broadway in "Junior Miss" and "Three to Make Ready". He also starred on the radio in NBC's The Teentimer's Club, a music show. In 1947 he starred in the summer show Gulf Spray Radio Show plus he was Fanny Brice's substitute for five-weeks on CBS. He also starred in The Gordon MacRae Show/The Texaco Star Theater.

MacRae was alway a hard worker and, in keeping with his nature, he signed on to make records for Musicraft with Charles Gross and his Orchestra. He was very popular on the radio with songs like Prisoner of Love. He was heard on over 500 radio stations. In 1948, he signed with Capitol Records, a relationship that lasted for over 20 years.

In 1948, MacRae signed a seven year contract with Warner Brothers to make movies plus he began starring in The Railroad Hours on CBS which lasted for six years. His first movie was The Big Punch. For a star who was know for his singing, his first movie role didn't involve any music beyond the musical score. MacRae went on to make 18 movies, appears on television as a guest star, and make records.

MacRae's radio career lasted from the mid-1940s through the 1950s. All of his radio shows were related to music. Teentimers, The Gulf Spray Show, and The Gordon MacRae Show/Texaco Star Theater were Gordon MacRaeare centered around popular music. He, along with regulars, sang popular music and they were very popular.

The Railroad Hour was also very popular show. Reaching the height of popularity in 1951, the show averaged 12 million listeners each week. The show format had nothing to do with railroads except for the sponsorship. Each week, the show feature MacRae with guest stars performing shortened versions of mostly Broadway shows with the occasional original show thrown in for variety.

Gordon MacRae was a talented singer with a beautiful voice; this collection contains:

 

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1: Railroad Hour 1:
40 shows - total playtime 20 hours 53 minutes

Railroad Hour 481004 001 Good News
Railroad Hour 481011 002 Anything Goes
Railroad Hour 481122 008 Hit Deck
Railroad Hour 481129 009 New Moon
Railroad Hour 490117 016 Naughty Marietta
Railroad Hour 490124 017 Blossom Time
Railroad Hour 490214 020 Sweethearts
Railroad Hour 490221 021 Lady Be Good
Railroad Hour 490418 029 Apple Blossoms
Railroad Hour 490801 044 Ethelbert Nevin Salute
Railroad Hour 490815 046 Mack Gordon Joseph Warren Salute
Railroad Hour 491010 054 New Moon
Railroad Hour 491024 056 Music In Air
Railroad Hour 491121 060 No No Nanette
Railroad Hour 491205 062 Mikado
Railroad Hour 500102 066 Red Mill
Railroad Hour 500123 069 Merry Widow
Railroad Hour 500130 070 Brigadoon
Railroad Hour 500320 077 Only Girl
Railroad Hour 500403 079 Song Of Norway
Railroad Hour 500410 080 Naughty Marietta
Railroad Hour 500417 081 Madame Sherry
Railroad Hour 500501 083 Sally
Railroad Hour 500522 086 Princess Pat
Railroad Hour 500605 088 Review Of 1937
Railroad Hour 500612 089 Review Of 1931
Railroad Hour 500619 090 Review Of Gay Nineties
Railroad Hour 500626 091 Review Of 1925
Railroad Hour 500703 092 Review Of 19001905
Railroad Hour 500710 093 Review Of 1934
Railroad Hour 500724 095 Review Of 1938
Railroad Hour 500807 097 Review Of 1932
Railroad Hour 500814 098 Review Of 1926
Railroad Hour 500821 099 Review Of 1935
Railroad Hour 500828 100 Review Of 1929
Railroad Hour 500904 101 Review Of 1922
Railroad Hour 500911 102 Review Of 1933
Railroad Hour 501009 106 Roberta
Railroad Hour 501016 107 Countess Maritza
Railroad Hour 501023 108 Revenge With Music

Volume 2: Railroad Hour 2:
40 shows - total playtime 19 hours 16 minutes

Railroad Hour 501030 109 Showboat
Railroad Hour 501106 110 Irene
Railroad Hour 501113 111 Orange Blossoms
Railroad Hour 501127 113 A Connecticut Yankee
Railroad Hour 501225 117 Christmas Songs
Railroad Hour 510101 118 Review Of 1950
Railroad Hour 510108 119 Carousel
Railroad Hour 510115 120 Student Prince
Railroad Hour 510129 122 New Moon
Railroad Hour 510226 126 Two Hearts In Three Quarter Time
Railroad Hour 510305 127 Vagabond King
Railroad Hour 510319 129 Apple Blossoms
Railroad Hour 510416 133 One Touch Of Venus
Railroad Hour 510514 137 Nina Rosa
Railroad Hour 510604 140 Very Warm For May
Railroad Hour 510716 146 Springtime In Paris
Railroad Hour 510813 150 A Thousand And One Nights
Railroad Hour 510820 151 Long Ago
Railroad Hour 510903 153 Innocents Abroad
Railroad Hour 510910 154 Journey Into Sun
Railroad Hour 510917 155 Rip Van Winkle
Railroad Hour 510924 156 Emperor Of San Francisco
Railroad Hour 511001 157 State Fair
Railroad Hour 511015 159 Martha
Railroad Hour 511022 160 Sweethearts
Railroad Hour 511029 161 Holiday Inn
Railroad Hour 511105 162 Rose Marie
Railroad Hour 511112 163 Bohemian Girl
Railroad Hour 511119 164 Jubilee
Railroad Hour 511126 165 Mademoiselle Modiste
Railroad Hour 511210 167 Red Mill
Railroad Hour 511217 168 Rosalie
Railroad Hour 511224 169 Happy Prince
Railroad Hour 511231 170 Review Of 1951
Railroad Hour 520107 171 Blossom Time
Railroad Hour 520114 172 I Married An Angel
Railroad Hour 520121 173 Desert Song
Railroad Hour 520204 175 East Wind
Railroad Hour 520211 176 Orange Blossoms
Railroad Hour 520218 177 Frederika

Volume 3: Railroad Hour 3:
40 shows - total playtime 19 hours 29 minutes

Railroad Hour 520225 178 Firefly
Railroad Hour 520303 179 White Eagle
Railroad Hour 520317 181 Sari
Railroad Hour 520324 182 Kiss Me Kate
Railroad Hour 520331 183 Countess Maritza
Railroad Hour 520414 185 Rosalinda
Railroad Hour 520421 186 Erminie
Railroad Hour 520505 188 Sunny
Railroad Hour 520512 189 Spring Is Here
Railroad Hour 520519 190 Great Waltz
Railroad Hour 520526 191 My Maryland
Railroad Hour 520602 192 Minstrel Boy
Railroad Hour 520609 193 Swedish Nightingale
Railroad Hour 520616 194 Right Dress
Railroad Hour 520623 195 Little Minister
Railroad Hour 520707 197 Scheherezade
Railroad Hour 520714 198 Necklace
Railroad Hour 520728 200 Pirate Of New Orleans
Railroad Hour 520804 201 Starlight
Railroad Hour 520811 202 Brownings
Railroad Hour 520818 203 Miss Cinderella
Railroad Hour 520825 204 Fantasy Impromptu
Railroad Hour 520901 205 Pirates Of Picadilly
Railroad Hour 520908 206 Swan Lake
Railroad Hour 520915 207 Maestro
Railroad Hour 520929 209 Annie Laurie
Railroad Hour 521006 210 Maytime
Railroad Hour 521013 211 A Waltz Dream
Railroad Hour 521020 212 Naughty Marietta
Railroad Hour 521110 215 Dearest Enemy
Railroad Hour 521117 216 On Your Toes
Railroad Hour 521201 218 Babes In Toyland
Railroad Hour 521208 219 Gypsy Baron
Railroad Hour 521215 220 Holiday Inn
Railroad Hour 521222 221 Christmas Party
Railroad Hour 521229 222 Review Of 1952
Railroad Hour 530105 223 My Romance
Railroad Hour 530112 224 Two Hearts In Three Quarter Time
Railroad Hour 530119 225 Showboat
Railroad Hour 530126 226 Merry Widow

Volume 4: Railroad Hour 4:
40 shows - total playtime 19 hours 5 minutes

Railroad Hour 530202 227 Carousel
Railroad Hour 530209 228 Miss Liberty
Railroad Hour 530216 229 Blue Paradise
Railroad Hour 530223 230 Bittersweet
Railroad Hour 530302 231 Rose Of Algeria
Railroad Hour 530309 232 Up In Central Park
Railroad Hour 530316 233 Eileen
Railroad Hour 530323 234 Lute Song
Railroad Hour 530406 236 Sally
Railroad Hour 530504 240 Mary
Railroad Hour 530525 243 Irene
Railroad Hour 530601 244 Quality Street
Railroad Hour 530608 245 Dear Yesterday
Railroad Hour 530629 248 Man Without A Country
Railroad Hour 530713 250 Rudolph Friml Story
Railroad Hour 530720 251 Starlight
Railroad Hour 530727 252 Golden Empress
Railroad Hour 530810 254 Trilby
Railroad Hour 530817 255 Roaring Camp
Railroad Hour 530824 256 Hope Is A Woman
Railroad Hour 530831 257 Lorna Doone
Railroad Hour 530907 258 Night Music
Railroad Hour 530914 259 Million Pound Bank Note
Railroad Hour 530921 260 Minstrel Boy
Railroad Hour 531005 262 Student Prince
Railroad Hour 531109 267 Roberta
Railroad Hour 531130 270 State Fair
Railroad Hour 531207 271 Sweethearts
Railroad Hour 531221 273 Snow White
Railroad Hour 531228 274 Review Of 1953
Railroad Hour 540118 277 Girl From Utah
Railroad Hour 540208 280 Schumann Story
Railroad Hour 540301 283 Great Waltz
Railroad Hour 540322 286 Irene
Railroad Hour 540419 290 Smiles
Railroad Hour 540503 292 Birthday
Railroad Hour 540524 295 Penny Whistle
Railroad Hour 540531 296 Homecoming
Railroad Hour 540607 297 Rosalie
Railroad Hour 540614 298 Pink Lady

Volume 5: Texaco Star Theater:
11 shows - total playtime 5 hours 23 minutes

Texaco-Gordon MacRae 480519 ep21
Texaco-Gordon MacRae 480526 ep22
Texaco-Gordon MacRae 480616 ep25
Texaco-Gordon MacRae 480623 ep26
Texaco-Gordon MacRae 480630 ep27
Texaco-Gordon MacRae 480707 ep28
Texaco-Gordon MacRae 480818 ep33
Texaco-Gordon MacRae 480825 ep34
Texaco-Gordon MacRae 480901 ep35
Texaco-Gordon MacRae 480908 ep36
Texaco-Gordon MacRae 480915 ep37

Volume 6: The Gulf Spray Program
21 shows - total playtime 5 hours 3 minutes

Gulf Spray Show 470520 01 Lets Go Back And Kiss Girls
Gulf Spray Show 470527 03 Its A Good Day
Gulf Spray Show 470529 04 Cheek To Cheek
Gulf Spray Show 470617 09 Its Dlovely
Gulf Spray Show 470619 10 El Rancho Rio Grande
Gulf Spray Show 470624 11 If This Isnt Love
Gulf Spray Show 470626 12 That Old Black Magic
Gulf Spray Show 470701 13 Im Gonna Love That Girl
Gulf Spray Show 470703 14 Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered
Gulf Spray Show 470710 15 Night And Day
Gulf Spray Show 470715 16 In My Adobe Hacienda
Gulf Spray Show 470717 17 Every Time We Say Goodbye
Gulf Spray Show 470722 18 Almost Like Being In Love
Gulf Spray Show 470724 19 Nice Work If You Can Get It
Gulf Spray Show 470729 20 Ill Remember April
Gulf Spray Show 470805 23 Cecilia
Gulf Spray Show 470807 24 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Gulf Spray Show 470826 29 I Believe
Gulf Spray Show 470828 30 I Wonder
Gulf Spray Show 470902 31 Kate
Gulf Spray Show 470904 32 Oh What A Beautiful Morning

Volume 7: Guest Apperances on Various Shows
13 shows - total playtime 5 hours 18 minutes

Big Show 510211 Groucho Martin & Lewis Joan Davis
Edgar Bergen And Charlie Mccarthy 531011 637 Guest Gordon Macrae
Guest Star 500409 0159 Guest Gordon Macrae
Guest Star 511007 0237 Lullaby Of Broadway
Guest Star 521221 0300 Panus Angelicus
Guest Star 560902 0493 Prelude
Guest Star 570811 0542 Bernies Tune
Guest Star 580420 0578 Flirtation Walk
Hedda Hopper Show 510107 Gordon Macrae Andre Previn Richard Conte
Martin & Lewis 520201 055 Gorden Macrae
Stars For Defense 1 Gordon Macrae & Luboff Choir
The Kingsmen 490712 [06] Gordon Macrae
Your Rhythm Revue 530000 By Light Of

 

 


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