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Pick and Pat

A buddy comedy minstrel-type radio program in the vein of Amos n' Andy and Two Black Crows.

12 old time radio show recordings
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"Pat Plays Harmonica"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Pick Malone and Pat Padgett
It would be easy for modern listeners to dismiss or even ignore the traditions of American Minstrelsy and blackface performers. The performances created and reinforced stereotypes of the African-American experience that still brings shame to the American consciousness. There are few issues Americans find as abhorrent as the ones which recall that "peculiar institution".

Ignoring minstrelsy dismisses the practice's contribution to American entertainment. Minstrel shows were the primary source of entertainment for Americans for the greater portion of the 1800s, finally giving way to Vaudeville around the dawn of the twentieth century. Just as Vaudeville traditions carried into Radio and the early film industry, Minstrelsy laid the foundations for Vaudeville.

The buddy comedy format developed as part of the minstrel tradition. The pun and malapropism filled Stump Speech was a vital part of a minstrel show. Although primarily a monologue, the stump speech often took the form of a dialogue between two of the program's stock characters. These characters took the forms of "The Slave and the Dandy" or "Mr. Tambo and Mr. Bone". On the radio, they took the form of The Two Black Crows, Amos 'n' Andy, and Pick and Pat.

Pick Malone and Pat Padgett were vaudeville veterans who made the transition to radio, initially with a routine with the characters "Molasses and January". During the 1930's, they had a number of their own programs under the sponsorship of various U.S. Tobacco brands. They were also frequent guests on other U.S. Tobacco programs such as The Chesterfield Supper Club.

The humor of Pick and Pat seems less refined than that of the more popular Amos 'n' Andy, but they helped to blaze a path for teams like Laurel and Hardy, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, Kramden and Norton, and Flintstone and Rubble.

For other similar series, see also Amos And Andy Music Hall, Beulah, Pick and Pat, Johnson Family, Black Crows, Johnson Family, Southland Echoes, 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.



    12 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 56 min
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      12 shows - total playtime 2 hours 56 minutes
      1. Pick And Pat 370531 Pat Plays Harmonica Parts 13.mp3
      2. Pick And Pat 370614 One Of Their Short Friends Pt 2.mp3
      3. Pick And Pat 370628 Dedicated To Boy Scouts Of America Pt 1.mp3
      4. Pick And Pat 380000 Accused Of Stealing Chickens Pt.2.mp3
      5. Pick And Pat 380000 Routine About Poetry Pt. 2.mp3
      6. Pick And Pat 380321 Whistle While You Work Pt. 13.mp3
      7. Pick And Pat 380523 Routine About Golfing Pt. 2.mp3
      8. Pick And Pat 380801.mp3
      9. Pick And Pat 380808 Harmonica In Opening Routine Pt. 1 3.mp3
      10. Pick And Pat 381212 Theres Gonna Be A Great Day Pt.1.mp3
      11. Pick And Pat Time 440000 Please No Squeeza Da Banan.mp3
      12. Pick And Pat Time 450000 Bell Bottom Trousers.mp3
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    12 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 56 min
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      12 shows - total playtime 2 hours 56 minutes
      1. Pick And Pat 370531 Pat Plays Harmonica Parts 13.mp3
      2. Pick And Pat 370614 One Of Their Short Friends Pt 2.mp3
      3. Pick And Pat 370628 Dedicated To Boy Scouts Of America Pt 1.mp3
      4. Pick And Pat 380000 Accused Of Stealing Chickens Pt.2.mp3
      5. Pick And Pat 380000 Routine About Poetry Pt. 2.mp3
      6. Pick And Pat 380321 Whistle While You Work Pt. 13.mp3
      7. Pick And Pat 380523 Routine About Golfing Pt. 2.mp3
      8. Pick And Pat 380801.mp3
      9. Pick And Pat 380808 Harmonica In Opening Routine Pt. 1 3.mp3
      10. Pick And Pat 381212 Theres Gonna Be A Great Day Pt.1.mp3
      11. Pick And Pat Time 440000 Please No Squeeza Da Banan.mp3
      12. Pick And Pat Time 450000 Bell Bottom Trousers.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



    12 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 56 min

    Disc A001

    1. Pick And Pat 370531 Pat Plays Harmonica Parts 13
    2. Pick And Pat 370614 One Of Their Short Friends Pt 2
    3. Pick And Pat 370628 Dedicated To Boy Scouts Of America Pt 1
    4. Pick And Pat 380000 Accused Of Stealing Chickens Pt.2
    5. Pick And Pat 380000 Routine About Poetry Pt. 2

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    Disc A002

    1. Pick And Pat 380321 Whistle While You Work Pt. 13
    2. Pick And Pat 380523 Routine About Golfing Pt. 2
    3. Pick And Pat 380801

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    Disc A003

    1. Pick And Pat 380808 Harmonica In Opening Routine Pt. 1 3
    2. Pick And Pat 381212 Theres Gonna Be A Great Day Pt.1
    3. Pick And Pat Time 440000 Please No Squeeza Da Banan
    4. Pick And Pat Time 450000 Bell Bottom Trousers

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