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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1941-01-13
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Rose of Tralee
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Commentator)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919 (Librettist)
Bingham, Clifton, 1859-1913 (Lyricist)
Thomé, Francis, 1850-1909 (Composer)
Albéniz, Isaac, 1860-1909 (Composer)
Rubinstein, Anton, 1829-1894 (Composer)
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919 (Composer)
Molloy, J. L. (James L.), 1837-1909 (Composer)
Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899 (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: 1941-01-13
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Rose of Tralee / words by Spencer (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Simple aveu (Simple vow) / music by Thomé arr. for orchestra ; Announcement ; Tango in D major / music by Albeniz (White, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; -- Link 2: Announcement ; Rêve angélique, from suite Kamennoi-ostrow / music by Rubinstein ; arr. for orchestra and chorus ; Announcement -- Link 3: Vesti la giubba, from opera Pagliacci / music and libretto by Leoncavallo (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Love's old sweet song (Just a song at twilight ) / music by J.L. Molloy ; words by Bingham (chorus, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement ; Pledge me gaily, lady mine, from Fledermaus / music by Strauss (Melton, White, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 857
Shelf locator: *LK-16 859
Songs, Irish
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Orchestral music, Arranged
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Suites (Orchestra)
Radio programs, Musical
Thomé, Francis, 1850-1909. Simple aveu; arranged
Albéniz, Isaac, 1860-1909. España, op. 165. Tango; arranged
Rubinstein, Anton, 1829-1894. Kamennoi-ostrow. No 22, Rêve angélique; arranged
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Pagliacci. Vesti la giubba
Molloy, J. L. (James L.), 1837-1909. Love's old sweet song
Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899. Fledermaus. Trinke, Liebchen, trinke schnell; English
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: BB25347 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB25349 C1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB25348 B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 38, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 38, part 3; Telephone Hour, Prog 38, part 2 "-- On run-out of discs sides 1 and 2 and 3 respectively.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; James Melton, tenor ; Francia White, soprano and commentator ; Bell Telephone Hour Chorus ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, conductor.
Venue: Broadcast on NBC Radio in New York 1941 January 13.
Language: Sung in English and Italian.
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 30 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16130236
MSS Unit ID: 20502
RLIN/OCLC: 941282091
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20906012
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2743cbd0-c371-0133-3930-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1941: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941.

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The Telephone Hour