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Nonsense and Melody - Pgm 23

August 8th, 2008

We turn once again to the Transco syndicated musical comedy show, "Nonsense and Melody", featuring Gill and Doemling from 1935-36. We last left the series with episode 20 a few weeks ago in the blog and I'm missing the disc containing show numbers 21 and 22.

So, picking up with episode 23 in this post, the cast is in Rome. Jean Cowan sings a song about "rock and roll". (No, it's not about some obscure forerunner to Elvis Presley or Little Richard - it's about the "Rocking Rhythm of the Sea".) The accordion player takes a turn and the Three Jack Tars do "Okay Toots". The comedy sketch is about Ceasar and Brutus.

The program was transferred directly from an original red vinyl Bruce Eells and Associates transcription probably pressed in the 1940s. I've got nine more episodes in the series that will be posted in the coming weeks.

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