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Waltz Time

"Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time to dance on the air!" This orchestra and classical music standards radio show was produced by radio's power couple, Frank and Ann Hummert.

3 old time radio show recordings
available in the following formats:

1 MP3 CD
or
2 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from May 30, 1941:

"A Madrigal Of May"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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"Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time to dance on the air!"

Frank MunnWhen we consider the work of the Hummert Radio Factory, we are usually thinking first of the Soapy Washtub Weepers, the Kiddie Adventure Serials, or Detective Whodunits. By one estimate, more than half of the radio industry's advertising income in the '30s and '40s was generated by the Hummert's company, Air Features, Inc.

What we forget is that about a third of the Hummert features were old time radio music programs. Although their busy schedule kept them from enjoying many live performances of orchestral music or opera, (at least until after Frank's death and Anne's retirement) they kept in touch with the music scene through recordings and radio.

Frank MunnWaltz Time features tenor Frank Munn, "the Golden Voice of Radio", and the Abe Lyman Orchestra. Before his sudden retirement in 1951, Munn kept a busy schedule, Sunday nights on the longest running Hummert musical effort, The American Album of Familiar Music, Tuesday or Wednesday on American Melody Hour, and Friday night on Waltz time.

The Hummert Music shows followed a set formula, pretty standard "Orchestra and singer stuff". However the music is always well done and enjoyable.

Waltz Time had an unbroken 15 year stay on the air, sponsored by Phillips Milk of Magnesia. The ads are cut from many of the surviving recordings, which were modified for play over AFRS. The tunes are standards from the classics and semi-classics, in addition to show tunes.

See also: American Album of Familiar Music.

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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.



    3 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 29 min
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      3 shows - total playtime 1 hours 29 minutes
      1. Waltz Time 410530 A Madrigal Of May.mp3
      2. Waltz Time 440707 Sure Thing.mp3
      3. Waltz Time 450601.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    3 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 29 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      3 shows - total playtime 1 hours 29 minutes
      1. Waltz Time 410530 A Madrigal Of May.mp3
      2. Waltz Time 440707 Sure Thing.mp3
      3. Waltz Time 450601.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



    3 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 29 min

    Disc A001

    1. Waltz Time 410530 A Madrigal Of May
    2. Waltz Time 440707 Sure Thing

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Waltz Time 450601

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00