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Lauritz Melchior Collection

This Danish-American opera tenor was best known for his performances of Wagner's works, but he also had a great sense of humor appearing with Fred Allen and Eddie Cantor old time radio shows.

18 old time radio show recordings
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11 Audio CDs


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Lauritz MelchiorDanish-American opera tenor, Lauritz Melchior best known for his performances of Wagner's works, but he also had a great sense of humor and made guest appearances on radio with Fred Allen

Lauritz Melchior began his opera career as a boy soprano in his home of Denmark.  At the age of 18, he began training as a tenor at Copenhagen's premier Royal Opera school.  After colleague Ms. Charles Cahier heard him perform some soprano notes in a performance, she encouraged him to retrain his voice to become a tenor.  Studying under tenor Vilhelm Herold, Melchior spent a year retraining his voice and made his debut as a tenor in 1918. 

Interested in radio as early as 1920, when he participated in an experimental radio broadcast in a European Marconi station.

Lauritz Melchoir Melchor Melchoir MelchiorLauritz Melchior became an American citizen in 1947, residing in Los Angeles.  Melchior performed in several films usually as himself and made numerous television and radio appearances.  This collection includes guest appearances of Lauritz Melchior in various old time radio shows

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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.



    18 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 52 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 10 hours 52 minutes
      1. Big Show 501126 Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, Ed Gardner.mp3
      2. CPUSA 431220 098 Fred Allen.mp3
      3. CPUSA 440819 134 Judy Garland, D Kaye, H Forrest.mp3
      4. CPUSA 470600 275 Linda Romay.mp3
      5. CPUSA 481225 000 Christmas Special Part 1.mp3
      6. CPUSA 481225 000 Christmas Special Part 2.mp3
      7. 480513 Lauritz Melchior.mp3
      8. 481225 Christmas 2 Hours of Stars Pt 1.mp3
      9. 481225 Christmas 2 Hours of Stars Pt 2.mp3
      10. 481225 Christmas 2 Hours of Stars Pt 3.mp3
      11. 481225 Christmas 2 Hours of Stars Pt 4.mp3
      12. Fred Allen 451216 Lauritz Melchior Getting a Radio J.mp3
      13. Fred Allen 470202 Getting Lauritz a Radio Job.mp3
      14. Guest Star 470427 Helen Traubel.mp3
      15. Hall of Fame 431226 Fred Allen Portland Hoffa.mp3
      16. Information Please 480130 Lauritz Melchoir Helen Trobel.mp3
      17. Mail Call 450124 Bing Crosby.mp3
      18. Mail Call 470122 Gloria DeHaven.mp3
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    18 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 52 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 10 hours 52 minutes
      1. Big Show 501126 Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, Ed Gardner.mp3
      2. CPUSA 431220 098 Fred Allen.mp3
      3. CPUSA 440819 134 Judy Garland, D Kaye, H Forrest.mp3
      4. CPUSA 470600 275 Linda Romay.mp3
      5. CPUSA 481225 000 Christmas Special Part 1.mp3
      6. CPUSA 481225 000 Christmas Special Part 2.mp3
      7. 480513 Lauritz Melchior.mp3
      8. 481225 Christmas 2 Hours of Stars Pt 1.mp3
      9. 481225 Christmas 2 Hours of Stars Pt 2.mp3
      10. 481225 Christmas 2 Hours of Stars Pt 3.mp3
      11. 481225 Christmas 2 Hours of Stars Pt 4.mp3
      12. Fred Allen 451216 Lauritz Melchior Getting a Radio J.mp3
      13. Fred Allen 470202 Getting Lauritz a Radio Job.mp3
      14. Guest Star 470427 Helen Traubel.mp3
      15. Hall of Fame 431226 Fred Allen Portland Hoffa.mp3
      16. Information Please 480130 Lauritz Melchoir Helen Trobel.mp3
      17. Mail Call 450124 Bing Crosby.mp3
      18. Mail Call 470122 Gloria DeHaven.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



    18 recordings on 11 Audio CDs
    total playtime 9 hours, 24 min

    Disc A001

    1. CPUSA 431220 098 Fred Allen

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    Disc A002

    1. Hall of Fame 431226 Fred Allen Portland Hoffa

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    Disc A003

    1. CPUSA 440819 134 Judy Garland, D Kaye, H Forrest
    2. Mail Call 450124 Bing Crosby

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    Disc A004

    1. Fred Allen 451216 Lauritz Melchior Getting a Radio J
    2. Mail Call 470122 Gloria DeHaven

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    Disc A005

    1. Fred Allen 470202 Getting Lauritz a Radio Job
    2. Guest Star 470427 Helen Traubel

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    Disc A006

    1. CPUSA 470600 275 Linda Romay
    2. Information Please 480130 Lauritz Melchoir Helen Trobel

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    Disc A007

    1. 480513 Lauritz Melchior

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    Disc A008

    1. CPUSA 481225 000 Christmas Special Part 1

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    Disc A009

    1. CPUSA 481225 000 Christmas Special Part 2

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    Disc A010

    1. 481225 Christmas 2 Hours of Stars Pt 1
    2. 481225 Christmas 2 Hours of Stars Pt 2

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    Disc A011

    1. 481225 Christmas 2 Hours of Stars Pt 3
    2. 481225 Christmas 2 Hours of Stars Pt 4

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