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Hour of Charm - Pgm 68
Here’s another previously lost musical program, an episode of the popular “Hour of Charm”.
The episode of July 25, 1944, originally heard on NBC and rebroadcast on Armed Forces Radio as program 68 in the series, is “A Program of Songs”, a selection of songs with the word “song” in the title. The show kicks off with “Song of the Vagabonds” from “The Vagabond King”. Featured are Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra, Evelyn and Her Magic Violin, and featured vocalist Vivian singing an arrangement of “Song of India”.
Our show was dubbed direct to digital from an original Armed Forces Radio 16” vinyl transcription; the date is from the matrix. Our thanks to blog listener William Harris for his donation of the disc to the collection!
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