In the late 1930s, musical variety shows were the staple
of radio entertainment. Shows like the Bing
Crosby Show and the Jimmy
Durante Show provided hours and hours of good
ol' fashioned, toe-tapping fun. The Raleigh-Kool Program
followed suit. It was a revival of the old Jack Pearl
Show, with Tommy Dorsey, and featured vocalists Jack
Leonard and Edythe Wright, and the hilarious "Baron
Munchhausen skit" by Jack Pearl and Cliff Hall.
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A very notable broadcast in 1939 had Dick
Powell on cornet, Bing Crosby
on the drums, Ken Murray on the clarinet, and Jack
Benny on the violin. Powered by regular celebrity
cameos, the Raleigh-Kool Program will keep your
hips moving and your foot barely touching the floor.
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