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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1941-10-27
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: I'm Captain Jinks of the horse marines
Additional title: Great day the righteous marching
Additional title: Great day
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Etcher)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919 (Librettist)
Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906 (Librettist)
Herbert, Joseph (Librettist)
Bradley, Edward, 1907- (Librettist)
Maclagan, T. (Tom), 1827-1902 (Composer)
Lecuona, Ernesto, 1896-1963 (Composer)
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 (Composer)
Jensen, Adolf, 1837-1879 (Composer)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908 (Composer)
Straus, Oscar, 1870-1954 (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: 1941-10-27
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines (originally for voice and piano) / music by Maclagan (Melton, chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement with commentary on Lecuona ; Malagueña from "Suite Andalucía" (originally for piano) / music by Lecuona (orchestra) ; "Musetta's waltz" from opera "La boheme" / music by Puccini ; libretto by Illica and Giacosa (White, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement ; Great day! (The righteous marching) (chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement -- Link 2: Murmuring zephyrs (originally for voice and piano) / music by Jensen (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Introduction to opera "Golden cockerel" / music by Rimsky-Korsakov (orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement ; Duet "You dearest one of all" from operetta "A waltz dream" / music by Straus ; English libretto by Herbert and Bradley (White, Melton, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 923
Great Britain. Army
Popular music -- To 1901
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Songs, English -- United States
Humorous songs
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Suites (Orchestra)
Dance music
Spirituals (Songs)
Radio programs, Musical
Maclagan, T. (Tom), 1827-1902. Captain Jinks of the horse marines; arranged
Lecuona, Ernesto, 1896-1963. Andalucía. Malagueña; arranged
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Bohème. Quando me'n vo
Jensen, Adolf, 1837-1879. Gesänge aus dem spanischen Liederbuch. Murmelndes Lüftchen; arranged. English
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908. Zolotoĭ petushok. Vvedenie
Straus, Oscar, 1870-1954. Walzertraum. Komm her, du mein reizendes Mäderl
Radio programs
Radio commercials
Content: Title from original disc label; credits from audition.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB28537 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB28538 B2 (Disc 1, side 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 79, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 79, part 2"-- On run-out of sides 1 and 2.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; 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 1941 October 27.
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: (1 audio disc (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: 950469687
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20964501
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b7abdf60-2ec1-0136-ff63-02966f2328e7
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1941: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941.

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 June 20, 2024.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1941). The Telephone Hour Retrieved from

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The Telephone Hour