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Music Hall, Pgm 93

August 13th, 2009

Here's another episode of the long running musical variety showcase, "Kraft Music Hall".  This episode was originally broadcast September 14, 1944 and rebroadcast as program 93 in the "Music Hall" series on the Armed Forces Radio Service.

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The program features host George Murphy, Marilyn Maxwell, Eukie, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra along with guests the Kingsmen and Lum N' Abner.  Murphy and Maxwell kick off the show with "It Had to Be You" and we hear a parody of soaps called "The Cross Family".  A highlight of the episode, and something that fits with this week's blog theme of the end of World War II, is a routine by Lum N' Abner about updating to modern post-War conveniences in the home.

The show appears to be a lost/uncirculated program in the series and was transferred from an original AFRS War Department vinyl transcription.  Date of the program is from the transcription matrix.

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