Archive for the 'Komedy Kingdom' Category

Komedy Kingdom - Pgm 7

Friday, June 4th, 2010

"Komedy Kingdom", syndicated in 1937 by Transco, returns to the blog this week.  The series uses many of the same performers as “The Blue Monday Jamboree”, a program running locally on KFRC in San Francisco, and later on CBS and Mutual-Don Lee, from 1927 to the mid-1930s.  So it's a neat little glimpse into early radio styles.

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Program 7 of the series is titled "Etiquette".  It was transferred from original Transco Radio Transcription Company shellac transcription, matrix number A2683.  The episode title from the disc matrix.

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Komedy Kingdom - Pgm 2

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Here's another episode of the charming 1937 Transco syndicated series, "Komedy Kingdom", which evolved from a local show on KRFC, San Francisco.

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In program 2, titled "Marriage", vaudeville veteran Al K. Hall talks about his marriage and Morey Amsterdam (later of "Dick Van Dyke Show" fame) compares a typical marriage to a prize fight.  Music includes "The Girl in the Garden (and the Boy at the Gate) from the chorus and Mabel Todd singing "You're Not the Kind of a Boy (For a Girl Like Me)".

The show was transferred from an original shellac Transco transcription disc.  The First Generation Radio Archives has released a cd set comprising the entire series transferred from unplayed file copies of the shows.

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Komedy Kingdom, Pgm 1

Friday, October 10th, 2008

"Komedy Kingdom" was produced by Transco in 1937 using many of the performers and material used on "The Blue Monday Jamboree", a program running locally on KFRC in San Francisco, and later on CBS and Mutual-Don Lee, from 1927 to the mid-1930s.

In Program 1 in the series, titled "Royalty", comedian Joe Blow tries out for the position of Court Jester.  The Rhythmettes perform "The Queen Was in the Parlor,"  Broader and MacDonald sing "The India Rubber Man," and  "Love is King" is sung by Tony Romano.

The First Generation Radio Archives has assembled a wonderful restored collection of the programs and has a detailed web page about the series.  This MP3 was transferred directly from a blue shellac Transco disc from my collection.  It hasn't gone through the CEDAR audio restoration process done on the First Generation Radio Archives set - so, if you enjoy the series, I encourage you to buy the CD set they're offering of the series.

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