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Music Radio: The Great Performers and Programs of the 1920s through Early 1960s
     

Music Radio: The Great Performers and Programs of the 1920s through Early 1960s

by Jim Cox
 

ISBN-10: 0786420472

ISBN-13: 9780786420476

Pub. Date: 07/06/2005

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Cox explores a wide range of musical programming on American radio from the early 1920s through the early 1960s. Some of the popular series discussed include The Bell Telephone Hour, The Bing Crosby Show, and Grand Ole Opry. There are also individual chapters devoted to such topics as disc jockeys, house bands, and music-based radio contests. The

Overview

Cox explores a wide range of musical programming on American radio from the early 1920s through the early 1960s. Some of the popular series discussed include The Bell Telephone Hour, The Bing Crosby Show, and Grand Ole Opry. There are also individual chapters devoted to such topics as disc jockeys, house bands, and music-based radio contests. The volume is illustrated with b&w historical photographs. Retired college professor Jim Cox is the author of a number of books on the "golden age" of radio broadcasting. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786420476
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/06/2005
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface 1

The Bell Telephone Hour 3

The Big Bands 16

The Bing Crosby Show 52

The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street 81

Cities Service Concerts 90

The Classics 103

The Contests 127

The Disc Jockeys 144

The Fred Waring Show 164

Grand Ole Opry 177

The Horse Operas 192

The House Bands 206

The Hummert Musicales 228

The Kate Smith Show 245

The Railroad Hour 261

The Sacred Singers 271

The Vocalists 276

The Voice of Firestone 299

Your Hit Parade 317

Chapter Notes 337

Bibliography 341

Index 345

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