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Random Rarities 06

an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio including A & P Gypsies!

59 old time radio show recordings
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"A and P Gypsies 1933"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Howard Hughes
Most of the programming during the Golden Age of Radio was live. Recording technology was expensive and unreliable, and the recordings that took up a lot of room.

A&P GypsiesBig radio studios could and did wind up with closets as cluttered as Fibber McGee's (not that Fibber McGee and Molly episodes are rare; the sponsor insisted on recording each episode).

Time was not always kind to the recorded disks tucked in the closet, nor were the studio staff members who were occasionally assigned to clean out the closet. Fortunately there would sometimes Raymond Knight of The Cuckoo Hourbe someone who recognized the importance of preservation between the closet and the dumpster. Sadly, when you are saving treasures from the garbage collector, the treasures are not always well organized.

In Random Rarities 6 there are rarities from the closets of WLW Cincinnati among others. There are a number of news clips from the War years, beginning with America's entry into WWII, to one of the first mass draft board inductions in the Cincinnati area (with enthusiastic draftees), coverage of the Ohio River overflowing its banks in 1945, and other incidents.

Other treasures include an audition from Doris Day at the WLW studio. Some musical treasures (not definitely from WLW) a pair of songs from Rosemary and Betty Clooney recorded nine years apart. The popular A & P Gypsies also appear in a Depression era recording, and WLW gets back in the act with the "Victory Polka".

WLW was owned by industrialist and radio manufacturer Powell Crosley Jr., and one of his was to build a series of high-powered shortwave transmitters in support of Voice of America.

Walter Kiernon of the Cliche ClubAlso in the collection from KVOO Tulsa is a sample of utter silliness called "Eggs at Eight", featuring a fun parody of Dragnet. The Tex and Jinx Show was a popular morning talk show from New York; the episode celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Mickey Mouse will delight aviation buffs with an eyewitness report of Howard Hughes' flight of the "Spruce Goose". Ray Knight on The Cuckoo Show, one of radio's earliest comedies, tries to outsmart the Internal Revenue Service. Cliche Club is a fun quiz show with a panel from the literary community who, along with the audience, tries to guess the common phrase from which the stories are based.

Of course, this is just a sample of the great episodes in Random Rarities 6!

See also Random Rarities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
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    59 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 5 min
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      59 shows - total playtime 14 hours 5 minutes
      1. A P Gypsies 330000 Its Just A Memory.mp3
      2. Almoco Exchange 450704 Wcpo.mp3
      3. Aunt Jennys Real Life Stories 460506 Marriage Of Conven.mp3
      4. Carl Deacon Moore 440200 Wlw.mp3
      5. Cincinnati Country 411209 440200.mp3
      6. Cliche Club 50061.mp3
      7. Clooney Sisters 450500.mp3
      8. Clooney Sisters 540620.mp3
      9. Cloud Nine 500314 Paris.mp3
      10. Cloud Nine 500321 Arizona.mp3
      11. Collect Calls From Lowenthals 430302 430908.mp3
      12. Cuckoo Program 370214 Income Taxes.mp3
      13. Doris Day 1944 Wlw Auditions.mp3
      14. Eggs At Eight 510900 Dragnet Parody.mp3
      15. Erskine Johnson In Hollywood 491216 Guest Rhonda Fleming.mp3
      16. Evening At Crosley Square 450819 441022.mp3
      17. Fans In Stands 420400 Wsai.mp3
      18. Finders Keepers 450416 A Glass Of Water.mp3
      19. Gems Of Poetry And Music 421230 Telling Off Writer Wsai.mp3
      20. Highways In Melody.mp3
      21. Invitation To Learning Nature Of Things.mp3
      22. Jazz Jesters 410902.mp3
      23. Maggies Private Wire 450910 Enrico Caruso Jr.mp3
      24. Mitch Miller Show 610715 Guest Jonathan Winters.mp3
      25. Mitch Miller Show 610720.mp3
      26. Monitor 651225 A Christmas Carol W Lionel Barrymore.mp3
      27. Moon River 451027 15 Th Anniversary Wiw.mp3
      28. News 411207 America Enters War.mp3
      29. News 420300 Draft Induction In Cumminsville.mp3
      30. News 450306 Cincinatti Flood.mp3
      31. News 450412 Death And Funeral Of Fdr.mp3
      32. News 450508 Ve Day Announcement Truman.mp3
      33. Partners In Defense 411015.mp3
      34. Phil Brito 450909 Wlw.mp3
      35. Policeblotter Afrts 11 Murderonthe 4 Thfloor.mp3
      36. Portia Faces Life 440607 1400 CBS.mp3
      37. Station Ids 400000 Cincinnati.mp3
      38. Tex Jinx Show 471104 Walt Disney.mp3
      39. Tex Jinx Show 541124 Fred Allen.mp3
      40. Tizzie Lish Audition Pgm 2.mp3
      41. Travel Time 410510 Wlw.mp3
      42. Victory Polka 431010 Wlw.mp3
      43. Voice Of America 440923 Dedication Wlw.mp3
      44. Voice Of America 440923 Wlw.mp3
      45. Voice Of Fireston 510611 Voice Of Firestone.mp3
      46. Voice Of Firestone 531130 25 Th Anniv Program.mp3
      47. We Hold These Truths 411215.mp3
      48. We People 490126 Life On Mars.mp3
      49. WWII 431223 Cincinnati Christmas Memorial For Workers Killed.mp3
      50. WWII 440915 Posthumous Silver Star.mp3
      51. WWII Commerical Fur Sale.mp3
      52. WWII Commerical Hallmark Cards.mp3
      53. WWII News 440520 Homecoming For Pilot Jim Gentile.mp3
      54. WWII News 450814 Vj Day In Cincinnati.mp3
      55. WWII PSA Mail Prints.mp3
      56. WWII PSA WWII Join Wac.mp3
      57. WWII PSA WWII NBC Is Patriotic.mp3
      58. Young In Heart 471204 Treasure Island Audition.mp3
      59. Your Son At War 450000 These Are Your Sons 1945 Wlw.mp3
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    59 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 5 min
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      59 shows - total playtime 14 hours 5 minutes
      1. A P Gypsies 330000 Its Just A Memory.mp3
      2. Almoco Exchange 450704 Wcpo.mp3
      3. Aunt Jennys Real Life Stories 460506 Marriage Of Conven.mp3
      4. Carl Deacon Moore 440200 Wlw.mp3
      5. Cincinnati Country 411209 440200.mp3
      6. Cliche Club 50061.mp3
      7. Clooney Sisters 450500.mp3
      8. Clooney Sisters 540620.mp3
      9. Cloud Nine 500314 Paris.mp3
      10. Cloud Nine 500321 Arizona.mp3
      11. Collect Calls From Lowenthals 430302 430908.mp3
      12. Cuckoo Program 370214 Income Taxes.mp3
      13. Doris Day 1944 Wlw Auditions.mp3
      14. Eggs At Eight 510900 Dragnet Parody.mp3
      15. Erskine Johnson In Hollywood 491216 Guest Rhonda Fleming.mp3
      16. Evening At Crosley Square 450819 441022.mp3
      17. Fans In Stands 420400 Wsai.mp3
      18. Finders Keepers 450416 A Glass Of Water.mp3
      19. Gems Of Poetry And Music 421230 Telling Off Writer Wsai.mp3
      20. Highways In Melody.mp3
      21. Invitation To Learning Nature Of Things.mp3
      22. Jazz Jesters 410902.mp3
      23. Maggies Private Wire 450910 Enrico Caruso Jr.mp3
      24. Mitch Miller Show 610715 Guest Jonathan Winters.mp3
      25. Mitch Miller Show 610720.mp3
      26. Monitor 651225 A Christmas Carol W Lionel Barrymore.mp3
      27. Moon River 451027 15 Th Anniversary Wiw.mp3
      28. News 411207 America Enters War.mp3
      29. News 420300 Draft Induction In Cumminsville.mp3
      30. News 450306 Cincinatti Flood.mp3
      31. News 450412 Death And Funeral Of Fdr.mp3
      32. News 450508 Ve Day Announcement Truman.mp3
      33. Partners In Defense 411015.mp3
      34. Phil Brito 450909 Wlw.mp3
      35. Policeblotter Afrts 11 Murderonthe 4 Thfloor.mp3
      36. Portia Faces Life 440607 1400 CBS.mp3
      37. Station Ids 400000 Cincinnati.mp3
      38. Tex Jinx Show 471104 Walt Disney.mp3
      39. Tex Jinx Show 541124 Fred Allen.mp3
      40. Tizzie Lish Audition Pgm 2.mp3
      41. Travel Time 410510 Wlw.mp3
      42. Victory Polka 431010 Wlw.mp3
      43. Voice Of America 440923 Dedication Wlw.mp3
      44. Voice Of America 440923 Wlw.mp3
      45. Voice Of Fireston 510611 Voice Of Firestone.mp3
      46. Voice Of Firestone 531130 25 Th Anniv Program.mp3
      47. We Hold These Truths 411215.mp3
      48. We People 490126 Life On Mars.mp3
      49. WWII 431223 Cincinnati Christmas Memorial For Workers Killed.mp3
      50. WWII 440915 Posthumous Silver Star.mp3
      51. WWII Commerical Fur Sale.mp3
      52. WWII Commerical Hallmark Cards.mp3
      53. WWII News 440520 Homecoming For Pilot Jim Gentile.mp3
      54. WWII News 450814 Vj Day In Cincinnati.mp3
      55. WWII PSA Mail Prints.mp3
      56. WWII PSA WWII Join Wac.mp3
      57. WWII PSA WWII NBC Is Patriotic.mp3
      58. Young In Heart 471204 Treasure Island Audition.mp3
      59. Your Son At War 450000 These Are Your Sons 1945 Wlw.mp3
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    59 recordings on 15 Audio CDs
    total playtime 14 hours, 5 min

    Disc A001

    1. Cliche Club 50061
    2. Doris Day 1944 Wlw Auditions
    3. Highways In Melody

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    Disc A002

    1. Invitation To Learning Nature Of Things
    2. Policeblotter Afrts 11 Murderonthe 4 Thfloor
    3. Tizzie Lish Audition Pgm 2
    4. WWII Commerical Fur Sale
    5. WWII Commerical Hallmark Cards
    6. WWII PSA Mail Prints
    7. WWII PSA WWII Join Wac
    8. WWII PSA WWII NBC Is Patriotic

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    Disc A003

    1. A P Gypsies 330000 Its Just A Memory
    2. Cuckoo Program 370214 Income Taxes
    3. Station Ids 400000 Cincinnati
    4. Travel Time 410510 Wlw
    5. Jazz Jesters 410902
    6. Partners In Defense 411015

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    Disc A004

    1. News 411207 America Enters War
    2. Cincinnati Country 411209 440200
    3. We Hold These Truths 411215

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    Disc A005

    1. News 420300 Draft Induction In Cumminsville
    2. Fans In Stands 420400 Wsai
    3. Gems Of Poetry And Music 421230 Telling Off Writer Wsai
    4. Collect Calls From Lowenthals 430302 430908
    5. Victory Polka 431010 Wlw
    6. WWII 431223 Cincinnati Christmas Memorial For Workers Killed
    7. Carl Deacon Moore 440200 Wlw
    8. WWII News 440520 Homecoming For Pilot Jim Gentile
    9. Portia Faces Life 440607 1400 CBS
    10. WWII 440915 Posthumous Silver Star
    11. Voice Of America 440923 Dedication Wlw
    12. Voice Of America 440923 Wlw
    13. Your Son At War 450000 These Are Your Sons 1945 Wlw
    14. News 450306 Cincinatti Flood
    15. News 450412 Death And Funeral Of Fdr

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    Disc A006

    1. Finders Keepers 450416 A Glass Of Water
    2. Clooney Sisters 450500
    3. News 450508 Ve Day Announcement Truman
    4. Almoco Exchange 450704 Wcpo
    5. WWII News 450814 Vj Day In Cincinnati
    6. Evening At Crosley Square 450819 441022
    7. Phil Brito 450909 Wlw
    8. Maggies Private Wire 450910 Enrico Caruso Jr
    9. Moon River 451027 15 Th Anniversary Wiw

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    Disc A007

    1. Aunt Jennys Real Life Stories 460506 Marriage Of Conven
    2. Tex Jinx Show 471104 Walt Disney

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    Disc A008

    1. Young In Heart 471204 Treasure Island Audition
    2. We People 490126 Life On Mars
    3. Erskine Johnson In Hollywood 491216 Guest Rhonda Fleming

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    Disc A009

    1. Cloud Nine 500314 Paris
    2. Cloud Nine 500321 Arizona

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    Disc A010

    1. Voice Of Fireston 510611 Voice Of Firestone

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    Disc A011

    1. Eggs At Eight 510900 Dragnet Parody

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    Disc A012

    1. Voice Of Firestone 531130 25 Th Anniv Program
    2. Clooney Sisters 540620

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    Disc A013

    1. Tex Jinx Show 541124 Fred Allen

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    Disc A014

    1. Mitch Miller Show 610715 Guest Jonathan Winters

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    Disc A015

    1. Mitch Miller Show 610720
    2. Monitor 651225 A Christmas Carol W Lionel Barrymore

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