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Frank Parker Show

After working as a tenor on The Jack Benny Show, Frank Parker had his own radio show in syndication.

Frank Parker Show

36 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 7 hours, 32 min)
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Frank Parker
(1906 – 1999)

Before Kenny Baker, before Dennis Day, Jack Benny had another Irish tenor, except that this one was Italian-American. When Jack made the transition from vaudeville to Radio there was no stopping him, but it took a few tries before he completely developed his style.

When Jack began hosting The Canada Dry Show in 1932 the format was a nearly direct transition from vaudeville with Jack standing in front of the microphone, telling jokes and introducing musical numbers. Mary Livingstone was the featured singer in some of the early programs.

Frank Parker

For 1933's The Chevrolet Show, Jack began putting together the 'show within a show' format that would serve him for several decades. On October 1, 1933, Jack's Gang was joined by tenor Frank Parker.

Parker was born Frank Ciccio in New York City, in 1903. His family was able to send him to the Milan Conservatory of Music, and he began singing professionally with bands like Harry Horlick's A & P Gypsies in 1926. He got his start singing for fun while in the dancing company of Little Nellie Kelly where he quickly came up through the ranks of understudy roles.

Despite his ethnicity, Frank's tenor voice was perfect for Irish songs, which attracted the attention of The Eveready Hour where the regular tenor had fallen ill in 1928. After a season on The Jack Benny Program, Parker began appearing in films, including a starring role in Sweet Surrender (1935, Universal). Although his big-screen career never really took off, Jack enjoyed Hollywood for the opportunity to play polo regularly.

Parker also appeared on WEAF New York programs such as The Atlantic Family on Tour, with Frank Parker. In 1937, he began appearing with Andre Kostelanetz beginning with a summer replacement series for Chesterfield Cigarettes. Kostelanetz and Parker continued to partner from New York until 1943 when Frank became the featured singer for Your Home Front Reporter.

The Teleways Transcription Service advertised "The Frank Parker Show, 156 Brilliant 15 Minute Musical Programs" in 1949. The ad showed a drawing of Frank's smiling face and told of where the audience would recognize the various talents on the program: Frank had been with Jack, the Modernaires from Glenn Miller, Paul Baron's Orchestra had played with Hildegarde, and Kay Lorraine was a singer with The Hit Parade. Andre Baruch held the Announcing duties.

Baruch opens each episode by announcing Frank Parker as "America's Greatest Romantic Tenor" and "Beauty at its Best" in the lovely Kay Lorraine. The singers' signature songs are "I Love You" for Frank and "Embraceable You" for Lorraine. Although Andre is conversational between the numbers, the show is about the music and there are few jokes told during the quarter-hour.

As radio began to give way to the small screen, Frank became the host of Bride and Groom on CBS TV. The show featured couples who had applied to have their wedding ceremonies broadcast on daytime television.

Frank Parker was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6821 Hollywood Blvd for his contributions to Radio. He eventually retired to Titusville, Florida, where he passed away on January 1, 1999. He was 95.

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    36 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 7 hours, 32 min
    36 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 32 min
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    1. 36 shows - total playtime 7 hours 32 minutes
    2. Frank Parker Show 007 Lady Of The Evening.mp3
    3. Frank Parker Show 008 Too Marvelous For Words.mp3
    4. Frank Parker Show 013 Magic Is The Moonlight.mp3
    5. Frank Parker Show 014 Once In Awhile.mp3
    6. Frank Parker Show 015 Two In Love.mp3
    7. Frank Parker Show 016 The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else.mp3
    8. Frank Parker Show 017 It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow.mp3
    9. Frank Parker Show 018 Lady B Goode.mp3
    10. Frank Parker Show 019 Black Moonlight.mp3
    11. Frank Parker Show 020 Pretty Baby.mp3
    12. Frank Parker Show 021 My Old Flame.mp3
    13. Frank Parker Show 022 Yours Sincerely.mp3
    14. Frank Parker Show 023 With Every.mp3
    15. Frank Parker Show 024 The Contin.mp3
    16. Frank Parker Show 025 Mandy.mp3
    17. Frank Parker Show 026 September.mp3
    18. Frank Parker Show 027 Marie.mp3
    19. Frank Parker Show 028 Blue Moon.mp3
    20. Frank Parker Show 029 Zing Went The Strings.mp3
    21. Frank Parker Show 030 September In The Rain.mp3
    22. Frank Parker Show 031 Let Me Love You Tonight.mp3
    23. Frank Parker Show 032 Three Little Words.mp3
    24. Frank Parker Show 033 Linger Awhile.mp3
    25. Frank Parker Show 034 Orchids In The Moonlight.mp3
    26. Frank Parker Show 035 Love Walked In.mp3
    27. Frank Parker Show 036 If This Isn't Love.mp3
    28. Frank Parker Show 037 I Know That You Know.mp3
    29. Frank Parker Show 038 Keep Your Sunny Side Up.mp3
    30. Frank Parker Show 039 Keep Your Sunny Side Up.mp3
    31. Frank Parker Show 040 I Know That You Know.mp3
    32. Frank Parker Show 055 Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere.mp3
    33. Frank Parker Show 056 If I Loved You.mp3
    34. Frank Parker Show 061 You And The Night And The Music.mp3
    35. Frank Parker Show 062 Night And Day.mp3
    36. Frank Parker Show 110 If I Love You.mp3
    37. Frank Parker Show 111 The Moon Was Yellow.mp3
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    36 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 7 hours, 32 min
    36 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 32 min
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    1. 36 shows - total playtime 7 hours 32 minutes
    2. Frank Parker Show 007 Lady Of The Evening.mp3
    3. Frank Parker Show 008 Too Marvelous For Words.mp3
    4. Frank Parker Show 013 Magic Is The Moonlight.mp3
    5. Frank Parker Show 014 Once In Awhile.mp3
    6. Frank Parker Show 015 Two In Love.mp3
    7. Frank Parker Show 016 The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else.mp3
    8. Frank Parker Show 017 It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow.mp3
    9. Frank Parker Show 018 Lady B Goode.mp3
    10. Frank Parker Show 019 Black Moonlight.mp3
    11. Frank Parker Show 020 Pretty Baby.mp3
    12. Frank Parker Show 021 My Old Flame.mp3
    13. Frank Parker Show 022 Yours Sincerely.mp3
    14. Frank Parker Show 023 With Every.mp3
    15. Frank Parker Show 024 The Contin.mp3
    16. Frank Parker Show 025 Mandy.mp3
    17. Frank Parker Show 026 September.mp3
    18. Frank Parker Show 027 Marie.mp3
    19. Frank Parker Show 028 Blue Moon.mp3
    20. Frank Parker Show 029 Zing Went The Strings.mp3
    21. Frank Parker Show 030 September In The Rain.mp3
    22. Frank Parker Show 031 Let Me Love You Tonight.mp3
    23. Frank Parker Show 032 Three Little Words.mp3
    24. Frank Parker Show 033 Linger Awhile.mp3
    25. Frank Parker Show 034 Orchids In The Moonlight.mp3
    26. Frank Parker Show 035 Love Walked In.mp3
    27. Frank Parker Show 036 If This Isn't Love.mp3
    28. Frank Parker Show 037 I Know That You Know.mp3
    29. Frank Parker Show 038 Keep Your Sunny Side Up.mp3
    30. Frank Parker Show 039 Keep Your Sunny Side Up.mp3
    31. Frank Parker Show 040 I Know That You Know.mp3
    32. Frank Parker Show 055 Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere.mp3
    33. Frank Parker Show 056 If I Loved You.mp3
    34. Frank Parker Show 061 You And The Night And The Music.mp3
    35. Frank Parker Show 062 Night And Day.mp3
    36. Frank Parker Show 110 If I Love You.mp3
    37. Frank Parker Show 111 The Moon Was Yellow.mp3
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    36 recordings on 8 Audio CDs. Total playtime 7 hours, 32 min
    36 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 32 min

    Frank Parker Show Disc A001

    1. Frank Parker Show 007 Lady Of The Evening
    2. Frank Parker Show 008 Too Marvelous For Words
    3. Frank Parker Show 013 Magic Is The Moonlight
    4. Frank Parker Show 014 Once In Awhile
    5. Frank Parker Show 015 Two In Love

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    Frank Parker Show Disc A002

    1. Frank Parker Show 016 The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
    2. Frank Parker Show 017 It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow
    3. Frank Parker Show 018 Lady B Goode
    4. Frank Parker Show 019 Black Moonlight
    5. Frank Parker Show 020 Pretty Baby

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    Frank Parker Show Disc A003

    1. Frank Parker Show 021 My Old Flame
    2. Frank Parker Show 022 Yours Sincerely
    3. Frank Parker Show 023 With Every
    4. Frank Parker Show 024 The Contin
    5. Frank Parker Show 025 Mandy

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    Frank Parker Show Disc A004

    1. Frank Parker Show 026 September
    2. Frank Parker Show 027 Marie
    3. Frank Parker Show 028 Blue Moon
    4. Frank Parker Show 029 Zing Went The Strings
    5. Frank Parker Show 030 September In The Rain

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    Frank Parker Show Disc A005

    1. Frank Parker Show 031 Let Me Love You Tonight
    2. Frank Parker Show 032 Three Little Words
    3. Frank Parker Show 033 Linger Awhile
    4. Frank Parker Show 034 Orchids In The Moonlight
    5. Frank Parker Show 035 Love Walked In

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    Frank Parker Show Disc A006

    1. Frank Parker Show 036 If This Isn't Love
    2. Frank Parker Show 037 I Know That You Know
    3. Frank Parker Show 038 Keep Your Sunny Side Up
    4. Frank Parker Show 039 Keep Your Sunny Side Up
    5. Frank Parker Show 040 I Know That You Know

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    Frank Parker Show Disc A007

    1. Frank Parker Show 055 Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere
    2. Frank Parker Show 056 If I Loved You
    3. Frank Parker Show 061 You And The Night And The Music
    4. Frank Parker Show 062 Night And Day
    5. Frank Parker Show 110 If I Love You

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    Frank Parker Show Disc A008

    1. Frank Parker Show 111 The Moon Was Yellow

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