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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1940-10-28
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Voorhees, Donald (Arranger)
Shields, Maud (Lyricist)
Harbach, Otto, 1873-1963 (Lyricist)
Redding, Sheldon, 1867-1914 (Lyricist)
Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886 (Composer)
Del Riego, Teresa, 1876-1968 (Composer)
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945 (Composer)
Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957 (Composer)
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924 (Composer)
White, C. A. (Charles Albert), 1832-1892 (Composer)
Yradier, Sebastián, 1809-1865 (Composer)
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra (Performer)
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Producer)

The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1940-10-28
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Hungarian rhapsody no. 2 (arr. for orchestra and shortened by 3 min.) / music by Liszt ; Announcement ; The green hills of Ireland (originally for voice and piano) / music by Del Riego ; words by Maud Shields (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement -- Link 2: Night was made for love / music by Kern ; words by Harbach (Melton, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Valse triste / music by Sibelius (orchestra) ; Joy of spring from opera Natoma / music by Herbert ; libretto by Redding (White, orchestra) ; Announcement (with commentary on the song I'se gwine back to Dixie) -- Link 3: I'se gwine back to Dixie / music by C.A. White (chorus, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; La Paloma / music by Yradier (Melton, White, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 834-835
Orchestral music, Arranged
Rhapsodies (Music)
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Incidental music
Orchestral music
Dance music
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Plantation life -- Songs and music
African Americans
Radio programs, Musical
Southern States -- Songs and music
Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886. Rhapsodies hongroises. No 2; arranged. Selections
Del Riego, Teresa, 1876-1968. Green hills of Ireland; arranged
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945. Cat and the fiddle. Night was made for love
Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957. Kuolema. Valse triste
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924. Natoma. Joy of spring
White, C. A. (Charles Albert), 1832-1892. I'se gwine back to Dixie
Yradier, Sebastián, 1809-1865. Paloma
Radio programs
Radio commercials
Content: Title and date from original disc label; credits from audition.
Content: Song "I'se gwine back to Dixie" is erroneously attributed to composer Clarence Cameron White by the host Anderson.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB24531 B2 (Disc 1, side 1), BB24533 B2 (Disc 1, side 2), BB24532 C1 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 27, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 27, part 3; Telephone Hour, Prog 27, part 2 "-- On run-out of discs sides 1 and 2 and 3 respectively.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; James Melton, tenor ; Francia White, soprano ; Bell Telephone Hour Chorus ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, conductor.
Venue: Broadcast on NBC Radio in New York 1940 October 28.
Language: Sung in English and Spanish.
Citation/reference: Forms part of: The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings, *L(Special) 89-33.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 2 (1 two-sided and 1 one-sided) audio discs (approximately 29 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Spanish, Castilian
RLIN/OCLC: 938693463
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20890845
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 72bf75c0-c364-0133-9625-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1940: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 27, 2020.

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1940). The Telephone Hour Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour