Classic Radio’s Greatest Comedy Shows, Vol. 1 12 Half-Hour Original Radio Broadcasts By: Hollywood 360

Classic Radio’s Greatest Comedy Shows, Vol. 121509838
12 Half-Hour Original Radio Broadcasts
By: Hollywood 360
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
Original Recordings
Release date: 07-22-14
Publisher: Black Eye Entertainment / Blackstone Audio

I have always loved old radio programs. When I was a kid I would take my little transistor radio to bed and tune the AM dial around until I heard a station out of Tennessee that would play radio dramas every Friday and Saturday night. Most of the time they were horror or suspense stories which is what would keep my pre-teen attention. Little did I know, that it was also what would plant the seed that lead to a 30+ (so far) career in radio broadcasting.

I’m not sure when radio dramas stopped being a thing, I really wish they would bring them back. The theater of the mind from radio is why I do what I do. When I write commercials my first focus is to create a audibly visual landscape. But that being said the days of the true radio performances happened in the golden age of radio, approx 1920 – 1950. The entertainment ranged from suspense, drama (especially soap operas), comedy, and variety shows and would keep people entertained for hours. Alas, those days are pretty much over. But thanks to Hollywood 360 / Black Eye Entertainment / Blackstone Audio we can now enjoy those golden age programs.

This particular collection contains nearly 6 hours of some classic comedy programming. So you can re-live those thrilling days of yesteryear. The best part is that they are still somewhat relevant and still very funny.

Publisher’s Summary

This collection contains twelve of the greatest comedy shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You’ll hear Ozzie and Harriet Nelson in The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as Amos ‘n’ Andy, Robert Young in Father Knows Best, Jim and Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly, William Bendix as Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley, Lucille Ball in My Favorite Husband, Eve Arden as English teacher Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks, plus many others, including The Fred Allen Show, The Aldrich Family,The Great Gildersleeve, Life with Luigi, and Lum & Abner.

Relive twelve of the best classic radio comedy shows from yesterday and hear the legendary stars who made them great in this incredible collection.

Contents include:

  • The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, “Housekeeping,” starring Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard
  • The Aldrich Family, “Henry Forgets to Mail a Letter,” starring Ezra Stone
  • The Amos ‘n’ Andy Show, “Andy Gets a Job as Charles Boyer’s Valet,” starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, with special guest Charles Boyer
  • Father Knows Best, “The Elusive Card Game,” starring Robert Young
  • Fibber McGee & Molly, “Jewelry Store Robbery,” starring Jimand Marian Jordan
  • The Fred Allen Show, “The Chicken Surplus,” starring Fred Allen, with special guest Orson Welles
  • The Great Gildersleeve, “Gildersleeve vs. Golf,” starring Willard Waterman
  • The Life of Riley, “Staying Out Late,” starring William Bendix
  • Life with Luigi, “The Traffic Light,” starring J. Carrol Naish
  • The Lum & Abner Show, “Baby Cedric the Mind Reader,” starring Chester Lauck and Norris Goff
  • My Favorite Husband, “Trying to Cash the Prize Check,” starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning
  • Our Miss Brooks, “Trying to Sell a Trailer,” starring Eve Arden

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