Archive for the 'Jack Berch' Category

Jack Berch - August 29, 1947

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Here's another disc of a fun little morning program I ran into, featuring the "Whistle Man", Jack Berch in what they bill as "The Shortest Fifteen Minutes in Radio!".  Sponsored by Prudential Insurance, the show ran on NBC daily and is a mix of songs and banter and includes a trio made up of Charles Magnante, Tony Mottola, and George Schackle and announcer Eddie Dunne.

The show of August 29, 1947 starts out with a great crack-up by the announcer.  Songs include "It's a Good Day", "Apple Blossom Wedding", and the trio's version of Raymond Scott's tune "Power House".

Our mp3 was digitized directly from an original lacquer line check from an unknown NBC local station.  This appears to be a previously lost episode of the series.

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Jack Berch Show - September 15, 1947

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

What better way to start off the New Year than with a quarter hour of fun, upbeat music and patter?

Sponsored by Prudential Insurance, "The Jack Berch Show" was a morning show on NBC and features Berch singing (and whistling) with a group that includes Charles Magnante, Tony Mottola, and George Schackley.  Songs include "It's a Good Day", "All of Me", and "In the Mood".  Berch tells the story behind the writing of the song, "The Letter I Forgot to Mail".  Eddie Dunne is the announcer.

The program was transferred from an original acetate line check transcription recorded at an unknown local NBC affiliate and includes the NBC chimes.

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