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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1940-10-14
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Additional title: Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Voorhees, Donald (Arranger)
Dole, Nathan Haskell, 1852-1935 (Lyricist)
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973 (Lyricist)
Gifford, Walter S. (Walter Sherman), 1885-1966 (Speaker)
Suppé, Franz von, 1819-1895 (Composer)
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 (Composer)
Chaminade, Cécile, 1857-1944 (Composer)
Bohm, Carl, 1844-1920 (Composer)
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901 (Composer)
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973 (Composer)
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra (Performer)
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Producer)

The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1940-10-14
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Overture Poet and peasant (shortened by 2 min.) / music by Suppé (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Musetta's waltz from La Bohème / music by Puccini (White, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Scarf dance (arr. for orchestra) / music by Chaminade ; arr. and conducted by Voorhees -- Link 2: Bell Telephone ad on the service of the company / by Gifford ; Announcement ; Calm as the night (originally for voice with piano) / music by Bohm ; English poetry by Dole (Melton, orchestra) ; Donna è mobile from Rigoletto / music by Verdi (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement -- Link 3: Nobody knows the trouble I've seen (chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement ; I'll see you again from operetta "Bitter sweet" / music and lyrics by Coward (Melton, White, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 832-833
Orchestral music, Arranged
Dance music
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Spirituals (Songs) -- United States
Radio programs, Musical
Suppé, Franz von, 1819-1895. Dichter und Bauer. Ouvertüre; Selections
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Bohème. Quando me'n vo
Chaminade, Cécile, 1857-1944. Callirhoé. Danse d'écharpe; arranged
Bohm, Carl, 1844-1920. Lieder, op. 326. Still wie die Nacht; arranged. English
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Rigoletto. Donna è mobile
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973. Bitter-sweet. I'll see you again
Radio programs
Radio commercials
Content: Title and date from original disc label; credits from audition.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB24407 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB24407 C1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB24408 B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "The Telephone Hour, Prog 25, part 1; The Telephone Hour, Prog 25, part 3; The Telephone Hour, Prog 25, part 2 "-- On run-out of discs sides 1 and 2 and 3 respectively.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; Walter S. Gifford (Bell Telephone president), speaker ; James Melton, tenor ; Francia White, soprano ; Bell Telephone Hour Chorus ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, conductor.
Venue: Broadcast on NBC Radio in New York 1940 October 14.
Language: Sung in Italian and English.
Citation/reference: Forms part of: The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings, *L(Special) 89-33.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 2 (1 two-sided and 1 one-sided) audio discs (approximately 29 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 938668785
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20890706
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 147c8430-c364-0133-4184-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1940: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/190f1350-c364-0133-5293-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 10, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/190f1350-c364-0133-5293-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1940). The Telephone Hour Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/190f1350-c364-0133-5293-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour