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Komedy Kingdom, Pgm 1

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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