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April, 2017

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This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:

The Glowing Dial
with Big John and Steve

April 2 thru April 22, 2017

Big John and Steve celebrate Jefferson's Birthday and Easter and dread Income Tax Day!

Edward Arnold Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll Maurice Tarplin Chester Lauck and Norris Goff
Edward Arnold Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll Maurice Tarplin Chester Lauck and Norris Goff

Mr. President - "Thomas Jefferson" 
originally aired on Sunday, August 22, 1948 on ABC 
Starring: Edward Arnold, Betty Lou Gerson. 
Owen James announcing. 

Amos 'n' Andy - "Easter Hat Designed By The Kingfish" 
originally aired on Friday, March 30, 1945 on NBC 
Starring: Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Ernestine Wade, Amanda Randolph, Harriet Widmar, 
Elinor Harroit, Terry Howard, Madeline Lee, Lou Lubin, Eddie Green, Johnny Lee. 
Harlow Wilcox announcing. 
Sponsor: Rinso

The Weird Circle - "The Hand" 
originally aired on Sunday, December 19, 1943 in Ziv Syndication 
Starring: Maurice Tarplin, Alan Devitt. 
Phil Clarke announcing. 
Sponsor: varied due to syndication

The New Lum and Abner Show - "Baby Cedric, The Mind Reader" 
originally aired on Sunday, October 10, 1948 on CBS 
Starring: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Clarence Hartzell, Felix Mills and His Orchestra. 
Wendell Niles announcing. 
Sponsor: Frigidaire

running time: 2 hours, 46 minutes, 37 seconds

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This Week's Classics & Curios Show:

"Echoes of Songs and Laughter"

Episode 252


On this Eddie Hubbard Special from August 28, 1989, the focus is on colors in songs. Recordings include such songs as “Orange Colored Sky,” “Blueberry Hill,” “Green Eyes,” “Blue Velvet,” “Golden Earrings,” “Roses Are Red (My Love),” “Silver Wings in the Moonlight,” “Make Me a Rainbow,” “The Blonde Sailor,” and “Red & Yellow Flowers.”

Singers include such artists as Nat King Cole, the Andrews Sisters, Fats Domino, Margaret Whiting, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Bobby Goldsboro, Margaret Whiting with Freddie Slack, and Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell with Jimmy Dorsey.

Two songs stand out for me personally that were favorites in my family during my youth. The first is “Red Sails in the Sunset,” number one on Your Hit Parade for four weeks in the year of my birth, 1935. The song was recorded by the Platters (and for years sung by my Mother at home). The second song is “The Yellow Rose of Texas” by Mitch Miller (which marked my family’s move in 1955 from the midwest to Texas). This song was selected by the Western Writers of America as one of the top 100 Western songs of all time.

As legend has it, the actual “yellow rose” refers to a mulatto woman who distracted Santa Anna, thus contributing to the Texas victory for independence in the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. (See the Texas A & M University website for Mike Whitelaw’s article that identifies the mulatto woman as Emily West who was recruited to emigrate to Texas as an indentured servant by a Philadelphia capitalist named James Morgan.)

Three songs conclude the show as Eddie leaves the color focus to play the Crew Cuts’ “Earth Angel,” Mary MacGregor’s “Torn Between Two Lovers,” and Nelson Riddle’s “Lisbon Antigua.”

PARTING THOUGHTS CONCERNING COLORS: “Colors are the smiles of nature.” — British author Leigh Hunt

“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” — Isaac Newton