Musical Variety Program (1935-1953)
Meredith Willson was a popular conductor, composer, and radio personality. Although Meredith was on the air for almost two decades, these shows are mainly from 1940 and 1942, when he broadcast as a summer replacement for Fibber McGee and Molly. It features many popular tunes from the day.
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In addition to his own show, Meredith and his work were featured on Good News, Maxwell House Coffee Time, Burns and Allen, and The Big Show. His style was known as "chiffon swing and one of his popularly heard commercials was one for Jello. As a creative touch, his idea was to have five singers imitate the texture of Jello through their voices on the commercial, "shimmering in unison. You needn't get out your chiffon to enjoy this program, however. Meredith Willson ensures you a toe tapping and ballroom swinging good time, whether you're in tails or corduroy.