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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1941-06-23
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911 (Lyricist)
Ruffini, Giovanni, 1807-1881 (Librettist)
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 (Composer)
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900 (Composer)
Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941 (Composer)
Dell'Acqua, Eva, 1856-1930 (Composer)
Mignone, Francisco, 1897-1986 (Composer)
Braga, Gaetano, 1829-1907 (Composer)
Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848 (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: 1941-06-23
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Oh! Susanna / music by Foster (chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement ; "Maiden fair to see" from musical "H.M.S. Pinafore" / music by Sullivan ; lyrics by Gilbert (Melton, chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Minuet in G major, op. 14, no. 1 / music by Paderewski (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 2: Country song / music by Dell'Acqua (White, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Congada / music by Mignone (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Angel's serenade / music by Braga (Melton, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 3: Announcement ; "Tornami a dir che m'ami" from opera "Don Pasquale" / music by Donizetti ; libretto by Ruffini (White, Melton, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 892-893
Popular music -- United States -- To 1901
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Minstrel music
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Orchestral music
Dance music
Radio programs, Musical
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Oh! Susanna; arranged
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900. H.M.S. Pinafore. Maiden fair to see
Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941. Humoresques de concert. Menuet célèbre; arranged
Dell'Acqua, Eva, 1856-1930. Chanson Provençale; arranged. English
Mignone, Francisco, 1897-1986. Contratador de diamantes. Congada
Braga, Gaetano, 1829-1907. Serenata; arranged
Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848. Don Pasquale. Tornami a dir che m'ami
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: BB27145 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB27147 C1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB27146 B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 61, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 61, part 3; Telephone Hour, Prog 61, part 2 "-- On run-out of discs sides 1 and 2 and 3 respectively.
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 June 23.
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: 948617356
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20952197
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a84ad200-2c78-0136-144f-3fc43d55c3c7
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1941: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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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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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 4, 2023.

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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