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Hildegarde - Pgm 25

Friday, May 7th, 2010

And now a bit of musical-comedy featuring the vivacious and talented Hildegarde, the girl from Wisconsin that grew to fame as an exotic and mysterious cabaret singer who "sings the way Garbo looks".

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Originally broadcast as "The Raleigh Room" on October 9, 1945 on NBC, we hear program 25 in the series as it was broadcast on AFRS.  The show opens with Hildegarde singing "Sing, Everybody, Sing" and our guests for this episode are Walter Abel, Lee Sullivan and Patsy Kelly.

The program was transferred from original AFRS vinyl transcription, matrix numbers HD5-MM-12909-1 and HD5-MM-12910-1, probably pressed by RCA.  Date is from the transcription matrix.

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Hildegarde - Pgm 23

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Hildegarde returns to the blog this week with another previously lost episode of her series "The Raleigh Room" originally broadcast on NBC.

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In this post, we hear the episode of September 25, 1945 heard on the Armed Forces Radio Service as program 23 in the series, "Hildegarde".  Hildegarde starts off the show with her chipper version of "It's a Hap-Hap-Happy Day".  Guests are comedian Willie Howard, Paulette Goddard and Harry Conover and one of his models, Marsha.

The show was transferred from an original AFRS vinyl transcription, matrix numbers HD5-MM-12784-1 and HD5-MM12785-1, probably pressed by RCA.  Date is from the transcription matrix.  The original disc has groove damage and has been sent through some click reduction software to improve the sound.

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Guest Star, Pgm 17

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Up next on the blog is an early episode of the long-running Treasury Department public service series, "Guest Star" that promoted the sale of US savings bonds.

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In this show, Kenny Delmar plays host to Hildegarde who sings "Among My Souvenirs" and "My Belle Aime".  The Savings Bond Orchestra with Miklos Schwab as the piano soloist gives us a short piece based on themes by Paganini.

The mp3 was taken directly from a Treasury Department vinyl disc, matrix number ND7-MM-5434-1C, probably pressed by RCA/NBC.  The show is dated January 18, 1947 in the vinyl trail-off area, which likely indicates when it was recorded.

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