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Amos and Andy Music Hall

Using the premise that the Kingfish had set up a radio station in the Lodge Hall of the Mystic Knights of the Sea, Amos & Andy playing records between comic sketches and were often joined by a guest celebrity.

6 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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3 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from September 13, 1954:

"Jack Benny and Liberace"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Amos AndyToday it is hard to imagine the popularity that Amos 'n' Andy enjoyed in their early days. Remember that this occurred in the very early days of network radio. Movie theaters would interrupt their features so that patrons could listen to the program on the theater's loudspeakers. Restaurants would stop serving during the program so that customers listening wouldn't miss any of the stories.

Freeman GosdenAlmost amazing as the show's popularity was its longevity.Amos 'n' Andy began as a 15 minute daily serial in 1929. In 1943 the format was changed to a weekly half hour program. In the fall of 1954 the most of the supporting characters were let go, leaving just Gosden and Correll, and the program returned to a daily format, but recorded rather than a live broadcast.

The new daily program, Amos 'n' Andy Music Hall used the premise that the Kingfish had set up a radio station in the Lodge Hall of the Mystic Knights of the Sea. They played records with comic sketches between the selections. Occasionally they would be joined by a guest celebrity who would be featured in the sketches, and also given a chance to make a plug for their personal (usually NBC related) projects.

Amos 'n' Andy left the air on Nov 25, 1960, the day the network cancelled the last of its daytime radio serials. It wasn't so much a case of the show losing popularity; rather it was a sign that the whole medium of network radio was giving way to television.

For other similar series, see also Amos And Andy Music Hall, Beulah, Johnson Family, Black Crows, Johnson Family, and Sam n' Henry. See also: article on the history of Minstrel Shows and Old Time Radio.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 14 min
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      6 shows - total playtime 2 hours 14 minutes
      1. AAMH 540913 Jack Benny Liberace.mp3
      2. AAMH 540915 Frank Sinatra.mp3
      3. AAMH 550105 Sara Berner.mp3
      4. AAMH 550711 Kingfishs Day At ConeyIsland.mp3
      5. AAMH 550722 Kingfish Needs Money For Lodge Picnic.mp3
      6. AAMH 601125 Last Show.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 14 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      6 shows - total playtime 2 hours 14 minutes
      1. AAMH 540913 Jack Benny Liberace.mp3
      2. AAMH 540915 Frank Sinatra.mp3
      3. AAMH 550105 Sara Berner.mp3
      4. AAMH 550711 Kingfishs Day At ConeyIsland.mp3
      5. AAMH 550722 Kingfish Needs Money For Lodge Picnic.mp3
      6. AAMH 601125 Last Show.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    6 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 14 min

    Disc A001

    1. AAMH 540913 Jack Benny Liberace
    2. AAMH 540915 Frank Sinatra

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    Disc A002

    1. AAMH 550105 Sara Berner
    2. AAMH 550711 Kingfishs Day At ConeyIsland

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A003

    1. AAMH 550722 Kingfish Needs Money For Lodge Picnic
    2. AAMH 601125 Last Show

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00