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Aladdin's Lamp

"Hello Honey Gal" In these short broadcasts, Smilin' Ed McConnell woos housewives under the sponsorship of Aladdin Lamps.

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"For Me and My Gal"



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Ed McConnellIn these four and a half minute broadcasts, Smilin' Ed McConnell comes to housewives under the sponsorship of Aladdin Lamps. Sandwiched in between some fun entertainment, the advertiser's message will leave you longing for an Aladdin Lamp. There is no doubt of his target audience with his "Hello Honey Gal" intro. He then woos our Domestic Heroine with a "a song you don't hear everyday" before launching into his Lamp pitch. Smilin' Ed is accompanied by an organ and piano played by Irma Allen and Del Owen.

According to corporate legend, there once was a boy who read and reread Tales of the Arabian Nights over and over again by the light of a coal oil lamp. When that boy left his Nebraska farm house to go into the lighting industry it is only natural that he name his product Aladdin. Aladdin Oil Lamps are an improvement over typical oil lamps which burn from a flat wick. Burning the Aladdin circular wick heats a chemically treated mantle that incandescence with a bright white light. (This is the same principle employed by the famous Coleman Camping lantern, but the Aladdin Lamp is not pressurized and uses much safer kerosene fuel. the mantles do contain radio-active thorium, but the levels are low enough to be considered safe.)

Aladdin Lamps 1937It seems a little curious that a company which is the leader in non-electric lighting would spend so much on Radio advertising. Radios require electricity, and if the home has electricity for radio, then they will have cheaper and easier to use electric lighting.

Smilin' Ed does make a pitch for Aladdin Electric Lamps in some of the spots. He encourages housewives to come down to "our store" to see the functional and decorative lighting options, which indicates that the short shows were recorded for syndication, to be sold to individual hardware stores to play on local radio.

Aladdin LampAfter the pitch, Ed treats us to a hymn and a friendly closing. Smilin' Ed McConnell would later star as the pitchman for Buster Brown Shoes on Smilin' Ed's Buster Brown Shoe Gang. The kids show would feature several fun characters, such as Froggy the Gremlin and his magic Twanger. But the big draw to both Buster Brown and Aladdin Lamp would by Smilin' Ed himself. His friendly baritone and folksy charm were a hit with audiences. Variety would write that "McConnell is probably the most humble man in America, making $100,000 or better, a year."

Smilin' Ed is honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on the South side of Hollywood Blvd in the 6600 block.

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    36 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 43 min
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      36 shows - total playtime 2 hours 43 minutes
      1. Aladdin Lamp 01 For Me And My Gal.mp3
      2. Aladdin Lamp 02 Im Forever Blowing Bubbles.mp3
      3. Aladdin Lamp 03 Heaven Only Knows.mp3
      4. Aladdin Lamp 04 Its A Good Day.mp3
      5. Aladdin Lamp 05 Honey Wont You Hold Me.mp3
      6. Aladdin Lamp 06 Theres A Light In Your Eyes Sweetheart.mp3
      7. Aladdin Lamp 07 Painting Clouds With Sunshine.mp3
      8. Aladdin Lamp 08 Five Foot Blue Eyes Of Blue.mp3
      9. Aladdin Lamp 09 Mexicali Rose.mp3
      10. Aladdin Lamp 10 If We Cant Be Sweethearts.mp3
      11. Aladdin Lamp 11 You Are My Harbor Of Love.mp3
      12. Aladdin Lamp 12 Dont Hang Your Dreams On A Rainbow.mp3
      13. Aladdin Lamp 13 Your Eyes Have Told Me.mp3
      14. Aladdin Lamp 14 Carolina In Mornin.mp3
      15. Aladdin Lamp 15 Everyday Sunny Honey With You.mp3
      16. Aladdin Lamp 16 Its Just Little St Old Friends Meet.mp3
      17. Aladdin Lamp 17 Smilin Thru.mp3
      18. Aladdin Lamp 18 Sweet Child Im Wild About You.mp3
      19. Aladdin Lamp 19 There Goes My Heart.mp3
      20. Aladdin Lamp 20 I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody.mp3
      21. Aladdin Lamp 21 That Old Girl Of Mine.mp3
      22. Aladdin Lamp 22 Aint She Sweet.mp3
      23. Aladdin Lamp 23 Tell Me Why Nights Are Lonesome.mp3
      24. Aladdin Lamp 24 I Miss A Little Miss.mp3
      25. Aladdin Lamp 25 It Takes A Little Rain With Sunshine.mp3
      26. Aladdin Lamp 26 After Youre Gone.mp3
      27. Aladdin Lamp 27 My Best Girl.mp3
      28. Aladdin Lamp 28 Someone Loves Me I Wonder Who.mp3
      29. Aladdin Lamp 29 Youre Gonna Lose Your Gal.mp3
      30. Aladdin Lamp 30 Youre A Wonderful Mother.mp3
      31. Aladdin Lamp 31 Looks Like Rain Cherry Blossom Lane.mp3
      32. Aladdin Lamp 32 Wishing Will Make It So.mp3
      33. Aladdin Lamp 33 Tell It To Daisies.mp3
      34. Aladdin Lamp 34 Say It Again.mp3
      35. Aladdin Lamp 35 Someday Youll Say O K.mp3
      36. Aladdin Lamp 36 Sweet Sue.mp3
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    36 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 43 min
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      36 shows - total playtime 2 hours 43 minutes
      1. Aladdin Lamp 01 For Me And My Gal.mp3
      2. Aladdin Lamp 02 Im Forever Blowing Bubbles.mp3
      3. Aladdin Lamp 03 Heaven Only Knows.mp3
      4. Aladdin Lamp 04 Its A Good Day.mp3
      5. Aladdin Lamp 05 Honey Wont You Hold Me.mp3
      6. Aladdin Lamp 06 Theres A Light In Your Eyes Sweetheart.mp3
      7. Aladdin Lamp 07 Painting Clouds With Sunshine.mp3
      8. Aladdin Lamp 08 Five Foot Blue Eyes Of Blue.mp3
      9. Aladdin Lamp 09 Mexicali Rose.mp3
      10. Aladdin Lamp 10 If We Cant Be Sweethearts.mp3
      11. Aladdin Lamp 11 You Are My Harbor Of Love.mp3
      12. Aladdin Lamp 12 Dont Hang Your Dreams On A Rainbow.mp3
      13. Aladdin Lamp 13 Your Eyes Have Told Me.mp3
      14. Aladdin Lamp 14 Carolina In Mornin.mp3
      15. Aladdin Lamp 15 Everyday Sunny Honey With You.mp3
      16. Aladdin Lamp 16 Its Just Little St Old Friends Meet.mp3
      17. Aladdin Lamp 17 Smilin Thru.mp3
      18. Aladdin Lamp 18 Sweet Child Im Wild About You.mp3
      19. Aladdin Lamp 19 There Goes My Heart.mp3
      20. Aladdin Lamp 20 I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody.mp3
      21. Aladdin Lamp 21 That Old Girl Of Mine.mp3
      22. Aladdin Lamp 22 Aint She Sweet.mp3
      23. Aladdin Lamp 23 Tell Me Why Nights Are Lonesome.mp3
      24. Aladdin Lamp 24 I Miss A Little Miss.mp3
      25. Aladdin Lamp 25 It Takes A Little Rain With Sunshine.mp3
      26. Aladdin Lamp 26 After Youre Gone.mp3
      27. Aladdin Lamp 27 My Best Girl.mp3
      28. Aladdin Lamp 28 Someone Loves Me I Wonder Who.mp3
      29. Aladdin Lamp 29 Youre Gonna Lose Your Gal.mp3
      30. Aladdin Lamp 30 Youre A Wonderful Mother.mp3
      31. Aladdin Lamp 31 Looks Like Rain Cherry Blossom Lane.mp3
      32. Aladdin Lamp 32 Wishing Will Make It So.mp3
      33. Aladdin Lamp 33 Tell It To Daisies.mp3
      34. Aladdin Lamp 34 Say It Again.mp3
      35. Aladdin Lamp 35 Someday Youll Say O K.mp3
      36. Aladdin Lamp 36 Sweet Sue.mp3
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    36 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 43 min

    Disc A001

    1. Aladdin Lamp 01 For Me And My Gal
    2. Aladdin Lamp 02 Im Forever Blowing Bubbles
    3. Aladdin Lamp 03 Heaven Only Knows
    4. Aladdin Lamp 04 Its A Good Day
    5. Aladdin Lamp 05 Honey Wont You Hold Me
    6. Aladdin Lamp 06 Theres A Light In Your Eyes Sweetheart
    7. Aladdin Lamp 07 Painting Clouds With Sunshine
    8. Aladdin Lamp 08 Five Foot Blue Eyes Of Blue
    9. Aladdin Lamp 09 Mexicali Rose
    10. Aladdin Lamp 10 If We Cant Be Sweethearts
    11. Aladdin Lamp 11 You Are My Harbor Of Love
    12. Aladdin Lamp 12 Dont Hang Your Dreams On A Rainbow
    13. Aladdin Lamp 13 Your Eyes Have Told Me
    14. Aladdin Lamp 14 Carolina In Mornin
    15. Aladdin Lamp 15 Everyday Sunny Honey With You

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    Disc A002

    1. Aladdin Lamp 16 Its Just Little St Old Friends Meet
    2. Aladdin Lamp 17 Smilin Thru
    3. Aladdin Lamp 18 Sweet Child Im Wild About You
    4. Aladdin Lamp 19 There Goes My Heart
    5. Aladdin Lamp 20 I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody
    6. Aladdin Lamp 21 That Old Girl Of Mine
    7. Aladdin Lamp 22 Aint She Sweet
    8. Aladdin Lamp 23 Tell Me Why Nights Are Lonesome
    9. Aladdin Lamp 24 I Miss A Little Miss
    10. Aladdin Lamp 25 It Takes A Little Rain With Sunshine
    11. Aladdin Lamp 26 After Youre Gone
    12. Aladdin Lamp 27 My Best Girl
    13. Aladdin Lamp 28 Someone Loves Me I Wonder Who
    14. Aladdin Lamp 29 Youre Gonna Lose Your Gal
    15. Aladdin Lamp 30 Youre A Wonderful Mother

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    Disc A003

    1. Aladdin Lamp 31 Looks Like Rain Cherry Blossom Lane
    2. Aladdin Lamp 32 Wishing Will Make It So
    3. Aladdin Lamp 33 Tell It To Daisies
    4. Aladdin Lamp 34 Say It Again
    5. Aladdin Lamp 35 Someday Youll Say O K
    6. Aladdin Lamp 36 Sweet Sue

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