Comedians Gill and Doemling highlight "Nonsense and Melody", a breezy little comedy variety show produced by Transco in 1935-36. We pick up this week with episode 24 in the series.
Jean's having a party at her hotel as the troupe visits Venice, so we get lots of jokes about canals in the comedy sketch portion of the show. Songs include "If I Had a Million Dollars and You" (with interesting Hawaiian slide guitar backing) and "Cherry Berry Bin" done as a gondolier song. The Jack Tars perform "Be Still My Heart".
Transferred from an original red vinyl Bruce Eells and Associates vinyl transcription. Apologies for the "crackle" in the last four or five minutes of the show from some damage around the perimeter of the disc.
More episodes in the series will follow in the coming weeks.