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Dennis Day - Pgm 198

March 15th, 2009

It's been awhile seen we heard from singer, comedian and "Jack Benny Show" cast member Dennis Day on the blog.  Here, we offer up another rare example of a comedy variety show featuring Dennis that was broadcast in the mid-1950s, probably on NBC (according to Goldin).

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The program was likely heard September 18, 1955 (the date on the AFRTS transcription vinyl trail-off) and was distributed as program 198 in the "Dennis Day" series.  Dennis starts off the show with a rendition of "April Showers" and Mel Blanc, a regular guest on the series, performs "The Pussy Cat Parade".  Also, guest Anna Maria Alberghetti gives us "The Italian Street Song" and the troop performs a comedy sketch that's a Western done as an opera.

The show was transferred from an original AFRTS vinyl transcription set.

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