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Poster: BNRToast Date: Apr 22, 2018 1:52pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: BNRToast question -- song source?

Please post the episode number or a link to the episode here at the Archive.

And just in case you missed it, we do have our own Bob and Ray forum.
http://ama-lingua.com/details/bobandraytoaster&;tab=forum

And the full collection is here.
http://ama-lingua.com/details/bobandraytoaster&;tab=collection

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Poster: PDGazette2 Date: Apr 23, 2018 9:19am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: BNRToast question -- song source?

Can't find the exact source on IA. Mary and her husband were set to do rehearsals for Westchester Furioso (so this is around 1976), were on a boat headed to Massachusetts when the pirate-like captain forces them off in a lifeboat. They have a radio with them and they keep hearing the Bluebird song. Old-Time Radio used to have these as separate files, about six or seven 5 minute bits, posted originally about eight years ago. The song 'In Your Hat' was featured in another episode, during the rehearsal when they finally reach the theater. Some kids are making ghost noises in the balcony.. This must ring a bell for somebody.

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Poster: BNRToast Date: Apr 23, 2018 12:08pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: BNRToast question -- song source?

Captain Wolf Larson has been a part of the BnR universe since the early 1950's. He had the gang on and off lifeboats several time. Was this when they ended up in the Dry Tortuga's?
Westchester Furioso started rehearsals in earnest about March, 1973 on WOR. There was a period when the rehearsals had a ghost. The show was finally out in 1975

The song "In Your Hat" is here at the Archive thanks to some cue-ball. http://ama-lingua.com/details/InYourHatBobAndRay A lot more of that album is available if you look around.

Are you sure the files are gone from here?

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Poster: PDGazette2 Date: Apr 23, 2018 5:36pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: BNRToast question -- song source?

Not finding the titles here on Archive. One is called '000000mary_missing_bobray', another is called 'mary_adrift'. I'm pretty sure they used to appear on this OTR page. The only other site I used to download from was the late, lamented Tennessee Bill's. I tried to find more info on Dave Goldin's great encyclopedic OTR site (Goldindex -- which helped greatly for my Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and Roz Russell collections here on IA) but no go.

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Poster: Harry Wilson Date: Apr 23, 2018 8:07pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: BNRToast question -- song source?


Some luck. Go to this page and listen to track #29:
http://ama-lingua.com/details/otr_bobandray

The next file continues the same story line. As for who is singing Bluebird Of Happiness, I can't say. The only close performance by a female that I've found is a duet, Jo Stafford with Gordon MacRae, from the late '40s. The MBNW version does sound a bit like Stafford, so maybe she recorded a solo version as well, but it's hard to be sure if that's her.


Here's the Stafford and MacRae duet, two versions of the same pressing:
http://ama-lingua.com/details/78_bluebird-of-happiness_jo-stafford-and-gordon-macrae-sandor-harmati-edward-heyman-ha_gbia0026511b

Or:
http://ama-lingua.com/details/78_bluebird-of-happiness_jo-stafford-and-gordon-macrae-sandor-harmati-edward-heyman_gbia0026612b

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Poster: PDGazette2 Date: Apr 23, 2018 8:38pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: BNRToast question -- song source?

Thanks!

I listened to that 78 earlier this evening, not the same singer. I'm thinking she's from the 60's/ early 70's when they had a sort of pop gospel fad for awhile. Someone like Barbara McNair, who sang America in Spencer's Mountain, the Henry Fonda family movie based on Earl Hamner's story, or from a Broadway soundtrack album. The Bob and Ray people (executors of their respective wills, family members, whatever) really should have the skinny on that, copyright-wise.