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Yankee Yarns

Old-time storyteller Alton weaves tales that are alternately amazing, eccentric, horrifying and comical!

48 old time radio show recordings
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"Tomatoes"



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Old-time storytelling (1943 - 1951)

Alton BlackingtonYankee Yarns is an entertaining show about New England created by Alton H. Blackington. Touting himself as a storyteller, Alton weaves tales that are alternately amazing, eccentric, horrifying and comical. His "yarns" include stories of the sticky Boston streets of 1919, when a gigantic tank of molasses burst and coated the town, or of silly Connecticutians who gather a pool of $10 million to mine gold at the bottom of the ocean.

Yankee Yarns found themselves being told in many forms throughout the years, from radio to newspaper stories to lectures, and finally in a book. Radio listeners pestered Alton long and hard for scripts of his broadcast, so much so that he finally wrote himself a book in 1954. So whether you're in the mood for a spine tickle or a throat giggle, Yankee Yarns will weave you satisfied.

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

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.



    48 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 7 min
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      48 shows - total playtime 10 hours 7 minutes
      1. Yankee Yarns 430308 Flower Show.mp3
      2. Yankee Yarns 431013 The Ghost Of General Moulton.mp3
      3. Yankee Yarns 440216 Coast Guard.mp3
      4. Yankee Yarns 440323 Wreck At Widows Island.mp3
      5. Yankee Yarns 440623 Indians In D Day.mp3
      6. Yankee Yarns 440727 Carlisle Cat Club.mp3
      7. Yankee Yarns 441212 Schooner Lawson.mp3
      8. Yankee Yarns 450123 Burried Treasure.mp3
      9. Yankee Yarns 450228 Lord Timothy Dexter.mp3
      10. Yankee Yarns 450806 The Wreck Of The Mertie B. Crowley.mp3
      11. Yankee Yarns 450811 Morey'S Steamboat.mp3
      12. Yankee Yarns 450817 Coast County Pioneers.mp3
      13. Yankee Yarns 451012 Fishing Boat Sunk.mp3
      14. Yankee Yarns 460419 Mrs. Monmouth.mp3
      15. Yankee Yarns 460816 Cleopatra'S Barge.mp3
      16. Yankee Yarns 460830 Old Homestead.mp3
      17. Yankee Yarns 470902 Needham Wellsley.mp3
      18. Yankee Yarns 470929 Bare Hermit.mp3
      19. Yankee Yarns 470929 Passaconway.mp3
      20. Yankee Yarns 471009 Langdon Moore.mp3
      21. Yankee Yarns 500215 Barefoot Boy.mp3
      22. Yankee Yarns 500315 Agnes Surrage.mp3
      23. Yankee Yarns 500322 Wingate Brothers.mp3
      24. Yankee Yarns 500329 April Fools.mp3
      25. Yankee Yarns 500723 General Knox.mp3
      26. Yankee Yarns 500730 Vacations.mp3
      27. Yankee Yarns 500806 Dr. George Cobb.mp3
      28. Yankee Yarns 500820 Bill Mcgreal.mp3
      29. Yankee Yarns 500903 Darn Man.mp3
      30. Yankee Yarns 500910 N. T. Hill.mp3
      31. Yankee Yarns 500917 Ruben Smith.mp3
      32. Yankee Yarns 500924 Lion'S Escape.mp3
      33. Yankee Yarns 501108 Tealess Cut.mp3
      34. Yankee Yarns 510624 Amos Fortune.mp3
      35. Yankee Yarns 510701 Fourth Of July.mp3
      36. Yankee Yarns 510718 Draft Riot.mp3
      37. Yankee Yarns 510724 Weather.mp3
      38. Yankee Yarns 510725 Petrified Indian.mp3
      39. Yankee Yarns 510729 Joel Dunn.mp3
      40. Yankee Yarns 510812 Amos Story.mp3
      41. Yankee Yarns 510819 Ann Story And Children.mp3
      42. Yankee Yarns 510825 President Grant'S Cigar.mp3
      43. Yankee Yarns 510901 Dean Connor Pt 1 Of 2.mp3
      44. Yankee Yarns 510908 Dean Connor Pt 2 Of 2.mp3
      45. Yankee Yarns 510916 Tomatoes.mp3
      46. Yankee Yarns 510923 Castle Clare.mp3
      47. Yankee Yarns 510930 Mccormick.mp3
      48. Yankee Yarns 511007 Americas' Cup.mp3
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    48 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 7 min
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      48 shows - total playtime 10 hours 7 minutes
      1. Yankee Yarns 430308 Flower Show.mp3
      2. Yankee Yarns 431013 The Ghost Of General Moulton.mp3
      3. Yankee Yarns 440216 Coast Guard.mp3
      4. Yankee Yarns 440323 Wreck At Widows Island.mp3
      5. Yankee Yarns 440623 Indians In D Day.mp3
      6. Yankee Yarns 440727 Carlisle Cat Club.mp3
      7. Yankee Yarns 441212 Schooner Lawson.mp3
      8. Yankee Yarns 450123 Burried Treasure.mp3
      9. Yankee Yarns 450228 Lord Timothy Dexter.mp3
      10. Yankee Yarns 450806 The Wreck Of The Mertie B. Crowley.mp3
      11. Yankee Yarns 450811 Morey'S Steamboat.mp3
      12. Yankee Yarns 450817 Coast County Pioneers.mp3
      13. Yankee Yarns 451012 Fishing Boat Sunk.mp3
      14. Yankee Yarns 460419 Mrs. Monmouth.mp3
      15. Yankee Yarns 460816 Cleopatra'S Barge.mp3
      16. Yankee Yarns 460830 Old Homestead.mp3
      17. Yankee Yarns 470902 Needham Wellsley.mp3
      18. Yankee Yarns 470929 Bare Hermit.mp3
      19. Yankee Yarns 470929 Passaconway.mp3
      20. Yankee Yarns 471009 Langdon Moore.mp3
      21. Yankee Yarns 500215 Barefoot Boy.mp3
      22. Yankee Yarns 500315 Agnes Surrage.mp3
      23. Yankee Yarns 500322 Wingate Brothers.mp3
      24. Yankee Yarns 500329 April Fools.mp3
      25. Yankee Yarns 500723 General Knox.mp3
      26. Yankee Yarns 500730 Vacations.mp3
      27. Yankee Yarns 500806 Dr. George Cobb.mp3
      28. Yankee Yarns 500820 Bill Mcgreal.mp3
      29. Yankee Yarns 500903 Darn Man.mp3
      30. Yankee Yarns 500910 N. T. Hill.mp3
      31. Yankee Yarns 500917 Ruben Smith.mp3
      32. Yankee Yarns 500924 Lion'S Escape.mp3
      33. Yankee Yarns 501108 Tealess Cut.mp3
      34. Yankee Yarns 510624 Amos Fortune.mp3
      35. Yankee Yarns 510701 Fourth Of July.mp3
      36. Yankee Yarns 510718 Draft Riot.mp3
      37. Yankee Yarns 510724 Weather.mp3
      38. Yankee Yarns 510725 Petrified Indian.mp3
      39. Yankee Yarns 510729 Joel Dunn.mp3
      40. Yankee Yarns 510812 Amos Story.mp3
      41. Yankee Yarns 510819 Ann Story And Children.mp3
      42. Yankee Yarns 510825 President Grant'S Cigar.mp3
      43. Yankee Yarns 510901 Dean Connor Pt 1 Of 2.mp3
      44. Yankee Yarns 510908 Dean Connor Pt 2 Of 2.mp3
      45. Yankee Yarns 510916 Tomatoes.mp3
      46. Yankee Yarns 510923 Castle Clare.mp3
      47. Yankee Yarns 510930 Mccormick.mp3
      48. Yankee Yarns 511007 Americas' Cup.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



    48 recordings on 10 Audio CDs
    total playtime 10 hours, 7 min

    Disc A001

    1. Yankee Yarns 430308 Flower Show
    2. Yankee Yarns 431013 The Ghost Of General Moulton
    3. Yankee Yarns 440216 Coast Guard
    4. Yankee Yarns 440323 Wreck At Widows Island
    5. Yankee Yarns 440623 Indians In D Day
    6. Yankee Yarns 440727 Carlisle Cat Club

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    Disc A002

    1. Yankee Yarns 441212 Schooner Lawson
    2. Yankee Yarns 450123 Burried Treasure
    3. Yankee Yarns 450228 Lord Timothy Dexter
    4. Yankee Yarns 450806 The Wreck Of The Mertie B. Crowley
    5. Yankee Yarns 450811 Morey'S Steamboat

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    Disc A003

    1. Yankee Yarns 450817 Coast County Pioneers
    2. Yankee Yarns 451012 Fishing Boat Sunk
    3. Yankee Yarns 460419 Mrs. Monmouth
    4. Yankee Yarns 460816 Cleopatra'S Barge
    5. Yankee Yarns 460830 Old Homestead

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    Disc A004

    1. Yankee Yarns 470902 Needham Wellsley
    2. Yankee Yarns 470929 Bare Hermit
    3. Yankee Yarns 470929 Passaconway
    4. Yankee Yarns 471009 Langdon Moore
    5. Yankee Yarns 500215 Barefoot Boy

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    Disc A005

    1. Yankee Yarns 500315 Agnes Surrage
    2. Yankee Yarns 500322 Wingate Brothers
    3. Yankee Yarns 500329 April Fools
    4. Yankee Yarns 500723 General Knox
    5. Yankee Yarns 500730 Vacations

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    Disc A006

    1. Yankee Yarns 500806 Dr. George Cobb
    2. Yankee Yarns 500820 Bill Mcgreal
    3. Yankee Yarns 500903 Darn Man
    4. Yankee Yarns 500910 N. T. Hill
    5. Yankee Yarns 500917 Ruben Smith

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    Disc A007

    1. Yankee Yarns 500924 Lion'S Escape
    2. Yankee Yarns 501108 Tealess Cut
    3. Yankee Yarns 510624 Amos Fortune
    4. Yankee Yarns 510701 Fourth Of July
    5. Yankee Yarns 510718 Draft Riot

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    Disc A008

    1. Yankee Yarns 510724 Weather
    2. Yankee Yarns 510725 Petrified Indian
    3. Yankee Yarns 510729 Joel Dunn
    4. Yankee Yarns 510812 Amos Story
    5. Yankee Yarns 510819 Ann Story And Children

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    Disc A009

    1. Yankee Yarns 510825 President Grant'S Cigar
    2. Yankee Yarns 510901 Dean Connor Pt 1 Of 2
    3. Yankee Yarns 510908 Dean Connor Pt 2 Of 2
    4. Yankee Yarns 510916 Tomatoes
    5. Yankee Yarns 510923 Castle Clare

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    Disc A010

    1. Yankee Yarns 510930 Mccormick
    2. Yankee Yarns 511007 Americas' Cup

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