Archive for the 'Dick and Jeannie' Category

Dick and Jeannie - Pgm 6

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Well, this week we wrap up the unusual five-minute syndicated musical soap opera, "Dick and Jeannie", from circa 1947, with the last episode in my collection.

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In program 6 of the series, Jeannie wonders why Dick didn't take her to dinner.  Meanwhile, Dick frets about not having enough money to woo his girl.  The featuring song on the show is "I Can't Give You Anything But Love".

Our mp3 was transferred from original vinyl WOR - Harry Jacobs Productions transcription, matrix number WOR 6-9961.

It's too bad I wasn't around when this was on the air - I would have loved to have done a parody of it where Dick and Jeannie spend five minutes walking through a revolving door as casual passers-by remarked on how strange it was to see two people singing in public and always traveling around with an organist.  And the organist would get caught in the doorway.

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Dick and Jeannie - Pgm 5

Friday, January 29th, 2010

We drop in again on "Dick and Jeannie", an usual syndicated five-minute musical soap opera syndicated in 1947.  Their duet in the show is "Manhattan Serenade" by Louis Alter and Harold Adamson.

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The show was transferred from an original vinyl WOR - Harry Jacobs Productions vinyl transcription, matrix number WOR 6-9961.

Next week - the last episode of this series in my collection.

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Dick and Jeannie - Pgm 4

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Now we turn again to previously uncirculated episodes of the Harry Jacobs five-minute syndicated musical soap opera "Dick and Jeannie", originally broadcast circa 1947.

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In program 4, Dick and Jeannie continue their date in Central Park and go for a ride in a handsome cab.  As usual, they break into song and in this episode warble Harry Woods's classic, "Side by Side".

The show was transferred from original vinyl WOR - Harry Jacobs Productions transcription, matrix number WOR 6-9961.

If you've been listening to the episodes so far, you might notice we have a new label - it's different from the one seen on the other side of the disc.

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Dick and Jeannie - Pgm 3

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Now this week's episode of our continuing romantic bite-sized romantic drama, "Dick and Jeannie", syndicated circa 1947.

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In program 3, Dick and Jeannie take the big step of going out on a date in Central Park.  Of course, they have to burst into song while they're there, giving us their version of "(All of the Sudden) My Heart Sings".

The show was transferred from an original vinyl WOR - Harry Jacobs Productions transcription, matrix number WOR 6-9431.

Stayed tuned for the next three episodes in the series coming up in the blog later this month...

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Dick and Jeannie - Pgm 2

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Our budding romantic pair continue their swoon-fest in episode 2 of "Dick and Jeannie", an unusual five-minute musical serial syndicated by Harry Jacobs Productions circa 1947.  Each episode features a particular song and this one is "My Heart Stood Still" by Rogers and Hart.

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The show was transferred from original vinyl WOR - Harry Jacobs Productions transcription, matrix number WOR 6-9431.

Next week, the plot thickens as we work our way through the first six programs in the series.

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Dick and Jeannie - Pgm 1

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Can two young people trying to break into show business find love with each other?  Will people think they're nutty because they burst into song at the drop of a hat?

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That's the central concept behind a five minute serial, "Dick and Jeannie", syndicated by Harry Jacobs Productions in Hollywood and New York.  Ben Kibler, a helpful member of the otr mailing list, found references in newspapers showing the series broadcast as early as January 19, 1947 and as late as November 6, 1947.

In program 1 of the series, Dick and Jeannie introduce themselves and meet for the first time.  Each show has a featured song and this one has them spooning and belting out "My Ideal".

The show was transferred from an original WOR-Harry Jacobs Productions transcription, matrix number WOR 6-9431.  I think this might be a previously lost or at least a rare series among otr collectors.

I've got the first six shows in the series and we'll be hearing one each week over the next month and a half.  So, stay tuned!

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