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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast,1941-03-17
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Irish washerwoman
Additional title: Snowy breasted pearl
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Commentator)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Voorhees, Donald (Arranger)
Robinson, Joseph, 1815-1898 (Arranger)
De Vere, Stephen E. (Stephen Edward), Sir, 1812-1904 (Lyricist)
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948 (Composer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Yradier, Sebastián, 1809-1865 (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: 1941-03-17
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; The Irish washerwoman (orchestra) ; Announcement with commentary by Melton ; The snowy breasted pearl / words by de Vere ; arr. by Robinson (Melton, orchestra) ; Come back to Erin / music by Claribel (chorus, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement -- Link 2: Gold and silver waltz / music by Lehar (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Vilia's song, from operetta The merry widow / music by Lehar (White, chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Song without words / music by Tchaikovsky ; arr. for orchestra by Voorhees ; Bell Telephone ad ; Paloma (originaly voice with piano) / music by Yradier (White, Melton, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 872
Dance music
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Songs -- Ireland
Folk songs -- Ireland
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Orchestral music, Arranged
Songs, Spanish
Radio programs, Musical
Claribel, 1830-1869. Come back to Erin; arranged
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948. Gold und Silber
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948. Lustige Witwe. Es lebt' eine Vilja. English
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Souvenir de Hapsal. Chant sans paroles; arranged
Yradier, Sebastián, 1809-1865. Paloma; arranged
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: BB26051 (?) (Disc 1, side 1), BB26052 B2 (Disc 1, side 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 47, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 47, part 2"-- On run-out of disc.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; James Melton, tenor and commentator ; Francia White, soprano ; Bell Telephone Hour Chorus ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, conductor and arranger.
Venue: Broadcast on NBC Radio in New York 1941 March 17.
Language: Sung in English and Spanish.
Citation/reference: Forms part of: The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings, *L(Special) 89-33.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 1 two-sided audio disc (approximately 30 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Spanish, Castilian
RLIN/OCLC: 944957816
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20919681
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fb0cc8c0-5d33-0136-5166-0ff4616e6efd
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1941: 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. 1941. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/78db2cd0-c372-0133-f304-60f81dd2b63c

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 15, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/78db2cd0-c372-0133-f304-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1941). The Telephone Hour Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/78db2cd0-c372-0133-f304-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour