Archive for September, 2010

Rex Saunders and more

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

We’ve got a variety of new items for you today, including some good stuff from our friend Adam, who’s been a frequent contributor indeed of late.  He’s provided us with most of the limited-run Rex Harrison mystery series Private Files of Rex Saunders, along with the following additional goodies and rarities:
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/Meet Miss Sherlock 46-07-07 Case Of The Deadman’s Chest.mp3
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/Sherlock Holmes – 43-46 – Rathbone & Bruce 39-11-06 (006) Bruce-Partington Plans.mp3
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/Sherlock Holmes – 43-46 – Rathbone & Bruce 40-03-11 (024) The Retired Colourman.mp3
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/Sherlock Holmes – 43-46 – Rathbone & Bruce 40-10-06 (026) The Copper Beeches.mp3
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/Sherlock Holmes – 43-46 – Rathbone & Bruce 46-02-04 (201) The Indiscretion of Mr Edwards aka Murder Under The Big Top.mp3
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/Sherlock Holmes – 49-50 – Wright & Snowden 49-11-24 (10) The Duke Of Hollywell.mp3
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/Tales of Fatima 49-05-21 (20) A Much Expected Murder.mp3
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/Father Brown 45-07-22 (08) The Three Tools Of Death [AFRS].mp3
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/Father Brown 45-08-13 (12) The Mystified Mind.mp3
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/Under our own steam, we’ve made available new series Checkerboard Fun Fest (country music) and Land’s Best Bands (NOT country music) in addition to the following additional episodes of Club Fifteen (featuring Dick Haymes and the Andrews Sisters) and Choose A Song Partner:
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/Choose A Song Partner 47-xx-xx (07) First Song – Love’s Got Me in a Lazy Mood.mp3
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/Choose A Song Partner 47-xx-xx (08) First Song – Stardust.mp3
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/Choose A Song Partner 47-xx-xx (09) First Song – Some of These Days.mp3
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/Choose A Song Partner 47-xx-xx (10) First Song – The Gypsy.mp3
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/Choose A Song Partner 47-xx-xx (11) First Song – Where or When.mp3
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/Choose A Song Partner 47-xx-xx (12) First Song – The Whiffenpoof Song.mp3
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/Club Fifteen 48-11-08 (145) First Song – Improvement.mp3
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/Club Fifteen 48-11-09 (144) First Song – Good, Good, Good.mp3
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/Club Fifteen 49-09-23 First Tune – Jolly Fella Tarantella.mp3
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/Club Fifteen 51-02-25 (912) First Song – Be My Life’s Companion.mp3
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/Club Fifteen 51-12-04 (877) First Song – Shrimp Boat.mp3
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/Club Fifteen 51-12-05 (878) First Song – Little Jack Frost, Get Lost.mp3
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/Club Fifteen xx-xx-xx (849) First Tune – Hawaiian War Chant.mp3
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/Club Fifteen xx-xx-xx (850) First Song – On The Sunny Side Of The Street.mp3

Beshires… working too hard…doing too MUCH…can’t…keep up….

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010


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/Well, I took a look at what Jim B’s been up to over at the main OTRR blog today and just LOOKING at all that work kinda winded me…. and then I find out he’s uploaded yet another new series on top of it.  I’m running as hard as I can and the old man is LAPPING me.  Most humiliating.  In any event, thanks to Jim’s crazy energy, today we present the John Charles Thomas Show  (aka the Westinghouse Program) in episodes spanning the years 1944-46 and featuring his renowned light opera baritone on tunes of the day and from the popular opera and operetta repertoire.  Thanks (puff, puff, puff), Jim!

Four new series

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

We’ve added four series new to the OTRR Library today…
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/Jim Beshires has contributed 131 episodes of the long-running juvenile aviation adventure series Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen, which as near as I can determine are all that are in circulation.
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/Two of the remaining three are also most likely “complete” as well.  Forecast was a CBS program aired in the summers of 1940 and 1941 with the purpose of auditioning possible new series;  here you’ll encounter initial forays for Duffy’s Tavern and Suspense.  Four Star Playhouse is a late (1949) and short-lived entry into the dramatic anthology genre for which only six recordings are known to exist and they are all here.
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/Finally, circling back to the flying theme we began with– kind of– we have four episodes of Friendly Five Footnotes, a fifteen-minute program from the early 30s which combined the song stylings of Freddie Rich and his Orchestra with– aviation news!  There should be several more of these fascinating items floating around out there, and we’d be appreciative of your assistance in obtaining them for hosting here.

Nick Carter housecleaning

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

This “Adam” guy seems to be after my job or something… can’t turn around lately without finding another assist from him in the mail.  This past week he’s been doing a thorough sweep of the Nick Carter, Master Detective set, which has resulted in the removal of a number of shows and much better still, the replacement of many of them and the addition of three we didn’t have earlier.  Another big thank you, Adam… great contribution.
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/Corrected files:
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/Nick Carter 45-07-22 (193) Make Believe Murder.mp3
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/Nick Carter 46-05-28 (237) The Case of the Demented Daughter.mp3
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/Nick Carter 48-09-19 (358) The Case of the Homely Bride.mp3
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/Nick Carter 48-10-31 (364) The Case of the Wrong Mr. Wright.mp3
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/Nick Carter 49-06-19 (397) The Case of the Perfect Alibi.mp3
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/Nick Carter 49-09-18 (410) The Case of the Vanishing Weapon.mp3
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/Nick Carter 44-01-29 (042) The Unwilling Accomplice.mp3
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/Nick Carter 45-12-30 (216) Shakespeare’s Ghost.mp3
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/Nick Carter 48-11-14 (366) A Clue Called X.mp3
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/Nick Carter 47-10-19 (310) The Case of the Perfect Alibi.mp3

This Is Your FBI

Friday, September 10th, 2010


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/An alert patron notices a suspicious-looking absence in our stacks.  Alarmed, he immediately contacts the Library.  Within hours, the Library swings into action and brings all its resources to bear on the missing series.  Deep in the research vaults, Agent Ben Kibler announces he’s located a significant trove of the absent recordings.  By early the following morning, the wanted episodes are corralled and locked away in the folder where they should have been all along.  Case closed.  Just another day here at the Library, ladies and gentlemen… and by listener request, we’re happy to finally provide 281 episodes of This Is Your FBI. (Thanks for sharing, Ben!)

Several Certified Series re-hosted at the Library

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Jim and I are presently uploading to the Library the single program files for five OTRR certified series which were previously hosted elsewhere.  These series are:
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/Black Museum
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/Adventures of the Falcon
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/Frontier Town
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/On Stage
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/Adventures of Sam Spade
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/Uploads are in progress;  hopefully all will be in place by some time tomorrow.

Douglas of the World

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

From library patron Adam, who’s often helped us out with identifying inaccuracies in the past, we’ve received 3 additional episodes of the 1953 AFRS “political adventure” series Douglas of the World, including one not found in the Goldin index… giving us a grand total of FOUR shows, which may well be all there is to be found.  (Hickerson shows only three in circulation as well).  Thanks very much for that contribution, Adam.  I’ve posted an Otter log for the show now as well… should appear in the next database update or two.