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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1941-08-11
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Old ark's a moverin'
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)
Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897 (Librettist)
Gille, Philippe, 1831-1901 (Librettist)
Granados, Enrique, 1867-1916 (Composer)
Costa, Pasquale Mario, 1858-1933 (Composer)
Bohm, Carl, 1844-1920 (Composer)
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912 (Composer)
Fletcher, John (Composer)
Serradell, Narciso, 1843-1910 (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: 1941-08-11
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; The old Ark's a moverin' (Melton, chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement ; La Playera (originally for piano) / music by Granados (orchestra) ; Announcement ; A Frangesa / music by Costa (White, chorus, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 2: Announcement ; Cavatina / music by Bohm (orchestra) ; Announcement ; "Ah! fuyez, douce image" from opera "Manon" / music by Massenet ; libretto by Meilhac and Gille (Melton, orchestra) : Announcement ; Quilting party / composed and arranged by Fletcher (chorus, orchestra) ; Bell telephone -- Link 3: Announcement ; La golondrina / music by Serradell (White, Melton, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 902-903
Gospel music
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Dance music
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Radio programs, Musical
Granados, Enrique, 1867-1916. Danzas españolas. Andaluza; arranged
Costa, Pasquale Mario, 1858-1933. 'A frangesa; arranged. English
Bohm, Carl, 1844-1920. Cavatina, violin, piano, op. 314, no. 2, D major; arranged
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912. Manon. Ah! fuyez, douce image
Fletcher, John (Composer). When I saw sweet Nellie home; arranged
Serradell, Narciso, 1843-1910. Golondrina; arranged
Radio programs
Content: Title from original disc label; credits from audition.
Content: Matrix nos: BB27684 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB27686 C1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB27685 B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 68, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 68, part 3; Telephone Hour, Prog 68, 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 August 11.
Citation/reference: Forms part of: The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings, *L(Special) 89-33.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Audio disc
Extent: 2 (1 two-sided and 1 one-sided) audio disc (30 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Spanish, Castilian
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16130236
MSS Unit ID: 20502
RLIN/OCLC: 949797712
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20958828
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1ffb9b70-2c82-0136-e914-45a19133b335
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.

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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 July 18, 2024.

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

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour