From a record collection produced sometime in the early 1970’s, containing a total of 6 disks, here’s a few that feature Jack Benny as he presents a mix of his personal favorite moments from radio, and some hand picked selections from the producers and the stars themselves. If you’re interested in finding out more on how to get this excellent collection for yourself, and listening to the other clips on it, visit my contact page, and drop me an email.
Jack introduces moments from the Bing Crosby program, Fred Allen, and Fibber McGee and Molly. He presents some of his favorite performers, and introduces today’s television watcher to a world of imagination where you are in control, and the theater in your mind that blows away the best produced, high definition televisions on the market today. Jack recollects catch phrases of a bygone time that have come into the English language, and a few still linger, or can be heard from time to time. Listeners will definitely recognize a few voices of characters who got their start in radio, but have shown up in cartoons through the years, but with different character names. I’m thinking in particular of Senator Claghorn, and Wallace Wimple.
In a final look at Fred Allen and Jack Benny, we get a chance to put our theater of the mind to work as we imagine the imagery that takes place on stage… or do we have to try all that hard? I mean, the thing that happens on stage didn’t really happen. Or did it?
Hey, the whole show was a nonstop series of bonus tracks. Listen and enjoy.