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The Korn Kobblers

Enjoy the sounds of the skoocherphone and the tuned smokestack when you listen to the Korn Kobblers, America's most nonsensical band. Update: additional recordings

7 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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2 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from December 12, 0000:

"Sunny"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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The Korn KobblersFrittsBilled as "America's most nonsensical band", The Korn Kobblers  were part comedy act and part big band. In addition to traditional musical instruments, they added their own self-invented instruments like the skoocherphone and the tuned smokestack; not to mention the one instrument no hill-billy band should be without, a washboard.

Originally part of Freddie Fisher's Schnickelfritz Band, the Korn Kobblers split from the Schnickelfritz Band when they headed west to Hollywood, and The Korn Kobblers headed east to a successful radio career. Much of the band's comedy was visual. Their characters were hill billies so they dressed as the common idea of a hick in overalls, flannel shirts, and floppy hats. They also dressed in drag or had funny props to go along with songs they were singing.

The band was made up of members

  • Harry Turen - saxophone, clarinet, mouth harp, fiddle, tonette and the aforementioned, tuned smokestack.
  • Charlie Koenig - bass fiddle
  • Howard "Chief" McElroy - drums, vibraphone, xylophone, duck quacker
  • Nels Laakso - trumpter, ocarina, slide cornet, skoocherphone
  • Stan Fritts - drums, trombone, washboard, various horns and gadgets
  • Mary Gold - piano, arranger

The Korn Kobblers were discovered in 1939 by, of all people, Guy Lombardo at the Old Vienna in Cincinnati, OH. They opened for Lombardo when he played the 1940 Wold Fair. During their run, the group appeared on 200 radio station plus made several short movies and recorded several albums. See also: Spike Jones.

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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.



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 39 min
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      7 shows - total playtime 1 hours 39 minutes
      1. Korn Kobblers 1941 145 Streetcar Jokes.mp3
      2. Korn Kobblers 1941 193 Rio Rita.mp3
      3. Korn Kobblers 1941 194 Buckle Down Winsocki.mp3
      4. Korn Kobblers 1941 236 You Are My Lucky Star.mp3
      5. Korn Kobblers 1941 237 Sunny.mp3
      6. Korn Kobblers 1941 260 Oo That Kiss.mp3
      7. Korn Kobblers 1941 261 I’d Love To Call You Sweetheart.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 39 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      7 shows - total playtime 1 hours 39 minutes
      1. Korn Kobblers 1941 145 Streetcar Jokes.mp3
      2. Korn Kobblers 1941 193 Rio Rita.mp3
      3. Korn Kobblers 1941 194 Buckle Down Winsocki.mp3
      4. Korn Kobblers 1941 236 You Are My Lucky Star.mp3
      5. Korn Kobblers 1941 237 Sunny.mp3
      6. Korn Kobblers 1941 260 Oo That Kiss.mp3
      7. Korn Kobblers 1941 261 I’d Love To Call You Sweetheart.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



    7 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 39 min

    Disc A001

    1. Korn Kobblers 1941 145 Streetcar Jokes
    2. Korn Kobblers 1941 193 Rio Rita
    3. Korn Kobblers 1941 194 Buckle Down Winsocki
    4. Korn Kobblers 1941 236 You Are My Lucky Star
    5. Korn Kobblers 1941 237 Sunny

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Korn Kobblers 1941 260 Oo That Kiss
    2. Korn Kobblers 1941 261 I’d Love To Call You Sweetheart

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00