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The Bell Telephone Hour

This collection includes some of the rare broadcasts known to exist and features some of the brightest stars in the day, even comedian Fred Allen. Update: 35+ new recordings

50 old time radio show recordings
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"Encores Helen Traubel"



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Bell Telephone Hour
Bell Telephone Hour Encores 40 new rare recovered shows!

Oscar LevantA music show focusing on classical music, Bell Telephone Hour Encores was broadcast on Monday evenings. This show was broadcast on AFRS (Armed Forces Radio Service) and was called "Music from America and "Heritage Radio Theater.  Donald Voorhees is the narrator featuring past Bell Telephone Hour Encores broadcasts.

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This collection includes some of the rare broadcasts known to exist. It features some of the brightest stars in the day, such as Italian operatic tenor Ferruccio Tagliavini, American sopranos Lucina Marra and Helen Traubel, even comedian Fred Allen with a whimsical tale "Peter and the Wolf with a cast of musical instruments.   

Traubel
Gregor Piatigorsky
1945 Portrait

Other guest performers include the often racy pianist of Oscar Levant who was taken off the air twice for making comments about Marilyn Monroe and Mae West.  About Monroe's conversion to Judaism he said "Now that Marilyn Monroe is kosher, Arthur Miller can eat her."  Oscar Levant's music often called genius as it became a fixture on radio, television, and screen. The broadcast also featured John Charles Thomas.

Bell Telephone Hour Arthur RubensteinUkrainian Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky smuggled himself out of the Soviet Union during the revolution to study music in Germany then later fled to the United States when WWII began.  Considered one of the most expressive and dramatic string instrument players of all time composers like Stravinsky wrote arrangements for him. 

 

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Each show gives and brief biography of the performer at the beginning and the remainder of the show features opera and classical music.

For additional classical and opera radio shows, see also:

Bell Telephone Hour

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
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    50 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 24 hours, 22 min
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    Volume 1 - 26 shows - total playtime 12 hours 50 minutes
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    1. Bell Telephone Encores 680915 Ep01 Ezio Pinza.mp3
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 680922 Ep02 Eileen Farrell.mp3
    3. Bell Telephone Encores 680929 Ep03 Zino Francescati.mp3
    4. Bell Telephone Encores 681006 Ep04 Helen Traubel.mp3
    5. Bell Telephone Encores 681013 Ep05 Jose Iturbi.mp3
    6. Bell Telephone Encores 681020 Ep06 Ferruccio Tagliavini.mp3
    7. Bell Telephone Encores 681027 Ep07 Grace Moore.mp3
    8. Bell Telephone Encores 681103 Ep08 Robert Casadesus.mp3
    9. Bell Telephone Encores 681110 Ep09 John Charles Thomas.mp3
    10. Bell Telephone Encores 681117 Ep10 Lily Pons.mp3
    11. Bell Telephone Encores 681124 Ep11 Bidu Sayao.mp3
    12. Bell Telephone Encores 681201 Ep12 Grant Johanneson.mp3
    13. Bell Telephone Encores 681208 Ep13 Brian Sullivan.mp3
    14. Bell Telephone Encores 681215 Ep14 Michael Rabin.mp3
    15. Bell Telephone Encores 681222 Ep15 Mildred Miller.mp3
    16. Bell Telephone Encores 681229 Ep16 George London.mp3
    17. Bell Telephone Encores 690105 Ep17 Clifford Kurzen.mp3
    18. Bell Telephone Encores 690112 Ep18 Nelson Eddy.mp3
    19. Bell Telephone Encores 690126 Ep20 Fritz Kreisler.mp3
    20. Bell Telephone Encores 690209 Ep22 Gladys Swarthout.mp3
    21. Bell Telephone Encores 690216 Ep23 Georgio Tozzi.mp3
    22. Bell Telephone Encores 690223 Ep24 Fred Allen.mp3
    23. Bell Telephone Encores 690302 Ep25 Lucina Marra.mp3
    24. Bell Telephone Encores 690309 Ep26 Nicolai Gerra.mp3
    25. Bell Telephone Encores 690316 Ep27 Blanche Thebom.mp3
    26. Bell Telephone Encores 690323 Ep28 Josep Huffman.mp3
    Volume 2 - 24 shows - total playtime 11 hours 31 minutes
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    1. Bell Telephone Encores 690511 Ep35 Oscar Levant.mp3
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 690518 Ep36 Jussi Bjorling.mp3
    3. Bell Telephone Encores 690601 Ep38 Gregor Piatogorsky.mp3
    4. Bell Telephone Encores 690608 Ep39 Leonard Warren.mp3
    5. Bell Telephone Hour 40xxxx Nelson Eddy.mp3
    6. Bell Telephone Hour 40xxxx Robert Scarvaros.mp3
    7. Bell Telephone Hour 481212 Christmas Show.mp3
    8. Bell Telephone Hour 490425 W Lily Pons.mp3
    9. Bell Telephone Hour 561119 Renata Tibaldi.mp3
    10. Bell Telephone Hour Encores 681222 15 Christmas Special.mp3
    11. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Bida Savao.mp3
    12. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Clifford Curson.mp3
    13. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Elleen Farrell.mp3
    14. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Ezio Pina.mp3
    15. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Fritz Kreisbr.mp3
    16. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Grace Moore.mp3
    17. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Gregor Piatagorsky.mp3
    18. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Helen Trauble.mp3
    19. Bell Telephone Hour Encores John Charles Thomas.mp3
    20. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Leonard Warren.mp3
    21. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Lily Pons.mp3
    22. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Nelson Eddy.mp3
    23. Bell Telephone Hour W Martha Scott.mp3
    24. Promo Voice Of Firestone Telephone Hour.mp3
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    50 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 24 hours, 22 min
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    Volume 1 - 26 shows - total playtime 12 hours 50 minutes
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    1. Bell Telephone Encores 680915 Ep01 Ezio Pinza.mp3
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 680922 Ep02 Eileen Farrell.mp3
    3. Bell Telephone Encores 680929 Ep03 Zino Francescati.mp3
    4. Bell Telephone Encores 681006 Ep04 Helen Traubel.mp3
    5. Bell Telephone Encores 681013 Ep05 Jose Iturbi.mp3
    6. Bell Telephone Encores 681020 Ep06 Ferruccio Tagliavini.mp3
    7. Bell Telephone Encores 681027 Ep07 Grace Moore.mp3
    8. Bell Telephone Encores 681103 Ep08 Robert Casadesus.mp3
    9. Bell Telephone Encores 681110 Ep09 John Charles Thomas.mp3
    10. Bell Telephone Encores 681117 Ep10 Lily Pons.mp3
    11. Bell Telephone Encores 681124 Ep11 Bidu Sayao.mp3
    12. Bell Telephone Encores 681201 Ep12 Grant Johanneson.mp3
    13. Bell Telephone Encores 681208 Ep13 Brian Sullivan.mp3
    14. Bell Telephone Encores 681215 Ep14 Michael Rabin.mp3
    15. Bell Telephone Encores 681222 Ep15 Mildred Miller.mp3
    16. Bell Telephone Encores 681229 Ep16 George London.mp3
    17. Bell Telephone Encores 690105 Ep17 Clifford Kurzen.mp3
    18. Bell Telephone Encores 690112 Ep18 Nelson Eddy.mp3
    19. Bell Telephone Encores 690126 Ep20 Fritz Kreisler.mp3
    20. Bell Telephone Encores 690209 Ep22 Gladys Swarthout.mp3
    21. Bell Telephone Encores 690216 Ep23 Georgio Tozzi.mp3
    22. Bell Telephone Encores 690223 Ep24 Fred Allen.mp3
    23. Bell Telephone Encores 690302 Ep25 Lucina Marra.mp3
    24. Bell Telephone Encores 690309 Ep26 Nicolai Gerra.mp3
    25. Bell Telephone Encores 690316 Ep27 Blanche Thebom.mp3
    26. Bell Telephone Encores 690323 Ep28 Josep Huffman.mp3
    Volume 2 - 24 shows - total playtime 11 hours 31 minutes
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    1. Bell Telephone Encores 690511 Ep35 Oscar Levant.mp3
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 690518 Ep36 Jussi Bjorling.mp3
    3. Bell Telephone Encores 690601 Ep38 Gregor Piatogorsky.mp3
    4. Bell Telephone Encores 690608 Ep39 Leonard Warren.mp3
    5. Bell Telephone Hour 40xxxx Nelson Eddy.mp3
    6. Bell Telephone Hour 40xxxx Robert Scarvaros.mp3
    7. Bell Telephone Hour 481212 Christmas Show.mp3
    8. Bell Telephone Hour 490425 W Lily Pons.mp3
    9. Bell Telephone Hour 561119 Renata Tibaldi.mp3
    10. Bell Telephone Hour Encores 681222 15 Christmas Special.mp3
    11. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Bida Savao.mp3
    12. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Clifford Curson.mp3
    13. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Elleen Farrell.mp3
    14. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Ezio Pina.mp3
    15. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Fritz Kreisbr.mp3
    16. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Grace Moore.mp3
    17. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Gregor Piatagorsky.mp3
    18. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Helen Trauble.mp3
    19. Bell Telephone Hour Encores John Charles Thomas.mp3
    20. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Leonard Warren.mp3
    21. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Lily Pons.mp3
    22. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Nelson Eddy.mp3
    23. Bell Telephone Hour W Martha Scott.mp3
    24. Promo Voice Of Firestone Telephone Hour.mp3
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    50 recordings on 25 Audio CDs
    total playtime 24 hours, 22 min

    Disc A001

    1. Bell Telephone Hour 40xxxx Nelson Eddy
    2. Bell Telephone Hour 40xxxx Robert Scarvaros

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    Disc A002

    1. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Bida Savao
    2. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Clifford Curson

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    Disc A003

    1. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Elleen Farrell
    2. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Ezio Pina

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    Disc A004

    1. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Fritz Kreisbr
    2. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Grace Moore

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    Disc A005

    1. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Gregor Piatagorsky
    2. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Helen Trauble

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    Disc A006

    1. Bell Telephone Hour Encores John Charles Thomas
    2. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Leonard Warren

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    Disc A007

    1. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Lily Pons
    2. Bell Telephone Hour Encores Nelson Eddy

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    Disc A008

    1. Bell Telephone Hour W Martha Scott
    2. Promo Voice Of Firestone Telephone Hour

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    Disc A009

    1. Bell Telephone Hour 481212 Christmas Show
    2. Bell Telephone Hour 490425 W Lily Pons

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    Disc A010

    1. Bell Telephone Hour 561119 Renata Tibaldi
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 680915 Ep01 Ezio Pinza

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    Disc A011

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 680922 Ep02 Eileen Farrell
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 680929 Ep03 Zino Francescati

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    Disc A012

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 681006 Ep04 Helen Traubel
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 681013 Ep05 Jose Iturbi

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    Disc A013

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 681020 Ep06 Ferruccio Tagliavini
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 681027 Ep07 Grace Moore

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    Disc A014

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 681103 Ep08 Robert Casadesus
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 681110 Ep09 John Charles Thomas

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    Disc A015

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 681117 Ep10 Lily Pons
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 681124 Ep11 Bidu Sayao

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    Disc A016

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 681201 Ep12 Grant Johanneson
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 681208 Ep13 Brian Sullivan

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    Disc A017

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 681215 Ep14 Michael Rabin
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 681222 Ep15 Mildred Miller

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    Disc A018

    1. Bell Telephone Hour Encores 681222 15 Christmas Special
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 681229 Ep16 George London

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    Disc A019

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 690105 Ep17 Clifford Kurzen
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 690112 Ep18 Nelson Eddy

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    Disc A020

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 690126 Ep20 Fritz Kreisler
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 690209 Ep22 Gladys Swarthout

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    Disc A021

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 690216 Ep23 Georgio Tozzi
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 690223 Ep24 Fred Allen

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    Disc A022

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 690302 Ep25 Lucina Marra
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 690309 Ep26 Nicolai Gerra

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    Disc A023

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 690316 Ep27 Blanche Thebom
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 690323 Ep28 Josep Huffman

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    Disc A024

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 690511 Ep35 Oscar Levant
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 690518 Ep36 Jussi Bjorling

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    Disc A025

    1. Bell Telephone Encores 690601 Ep38 Gregor Piatogorsky
    2. Bell Telephone Encores 690608 Ep39 Leonard Warren

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