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The Magic Key

     Heard over the Blue Network from 09/29/35 to 09/18/39, this musical variety broadcast offered the listener everything from symphony orchestra music to the entertainment of radio and film stars. Portions of some broadcasts originated from overseas via short wave radio.  Sponsorship was provided by RCA.
 
Each of the following broadcasts were aired in the 60 minute format unless otherwise noted.
 
 
To order, select the following CD number(s) of your choice:
 
 
CD022258.
  09/29/35 # 1 Welcome To The Magic Key Of RCA w/David Sarnoff, Walt Disney, Mickey
                              Mouse, Donald Duck, Amos & Andy, Paul Whiteman
  10/06/35  Pre-empted for World Series
 
CD022259.
  10/13/35 # 2 Sixteenth Anniversary Of RCA w/Rudy Vallee, Albert Spalding, Jimmy Gleason
                              (Ethiopia War News with Ed Beatty joined in progress at the start)
 
CD022260.
  10/20/35 # 3 Othello w/Walter Huston, Nan Sunderland, Chorus from University Of Stockholm
 
CD022261.
  10/27/35 # 4 Salute To Navy Day w/Beatrice Lillie, Jan Garber, Jessica Dragonette
                             (End clipped)
 
CD022262.
  11/03/35 # 5 A Touch Of Brimstone w/Eleanor Powell, Tommy Dorsey (End clipped)
 
CD022263.
  11/10/35 # 6 Mutiny On The Bounty w/Franchot Tone, Susan Barrett, Efram Zimbalist, Sr.
                             (No open / close) (37 minutes)
 
CD022264.
  11/17/35 # 7 Dance Of Russian Sailors w/Leopold Stokowski, Albert Spalding
 
CD022266.
  12/01/35 # 9 Porgy And Bess w/Eddy Duchin, Richard Bartholomew
 
CD022267.
  12/08/35 #10 Prelude To Wedding Scene From Lohengrin
                               w/Leopold Stockowski & Philadelphia Orchestra
 
CD022268.
  12/15/35 #11 At Home Abroad w/Ray Noble, Rose Bampton, Borah Minevich Harmonica
                             Rascals (No open / close) (26 minutes)
 
CD022269.
  12/22/35 #12 Christmas Concert w/Lucrezio Bori, Arthur Rodzinski & Cleveland Orchestra
 
CD022270.
  12/29/35 #13 Dear Old Darling w/Helen Jepson, George M. Cohan, Benny Goodman
 
CD022272.
  01/12/36 #15 w/Adele Astaire, Colonel Stoopnagel & Budd, The Picken Sisters
  01/19/36  Pre-empted for Dedication Of The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial
 
CD022273.
  01/26/36 #16 Chinese New Year Celebrations w/Frank Fay, Richard Himber,
                              Giovanni Martinelli (VG)
 
CD022275.
  02/09/36 #18 Thirteen Hours By Air w/Joan Bennett, Fred MacMurray
 
CD022276.
  02/16/36 #19 Winter Sports Scenes From Montreal w/Lum & Abner, Dusolina Giannini
 
CD022277.
  02/23/36 #20 Mardi Gras In Rio And New Orleans w/Rudy Vallee, Gene Raymond
 
CD022278.
  03/01/36 #21 w/Cornelia Otis Skinner, Minneapolis Symphony
 
CD022279.
  03/08/36 #22 Call It A Day w/Lauritz Melchoir, Russ Morgan
 
CD022281.
  03/22/36 #24 New England Floods w/Lanny Ross, Ray Noble, Graham McNamee
 
CD022282.
  03/29/36 #25 A School For Scandal w/Brian Aherne, Efram Zimballist, Charles Coburn
 
CD022283.
  04/05/36 #26 Justice w/Leslie Howard, Doris Doe (Wow at 1:40)
 
CD022288.
  05/10/36 #31 Red Rhumba w/Gertrude Lawrence (Only 16:07 Minutes)
 
CD022290.
  05/24/36 #33 Stardust w/Fats Waller, Helen Jepson
 
CD022292.
  06/07/36 #35 Yodelers Performing From Swiss Alps w/Colonel Stoopnagel & Budd
 
CD022293.
  06/14/36 #36 All Wagner Program w/Frank Black & New York Philharmonic
                             Symphony Orchestra
 
CD022296.
  07/05/36 #39 Overture To The Marriage Of Figaro w/The Philadelphians
 
CD022303.
  08/23/36 #46 Seeing America First: San Francisco w/Hildegarde, Floyd Gibbons
 
CD022307.
  09/20/36 #50 Seeing America First: Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field w/Kirsten Flagstad, Doc Rockwell
 
CD022308.
  09/27/36 #51 Faust w/Paul Robson, Jane Froman
  10/04/36  Pre-empted for World Series
 
CD022310.
  10/18/36 #53 Romeo And Juliet w/Alexander Kirkland, Jean Dante (VG)
 
CD022311.
  10/25/36 #54 White Horse Inn w/Robert Benchley, Robert Halliday
 
CD022313.
  11/08/36 #56 Academic Festival w/San Francisco Opera Company
                           w/Kirsten Flagstad, Tom Powers
 
CD022314.
  11/15/36 #57 Rembrandt w/Charles Laughton, Helen Traubel
                           (10th Anniversary of the founding of NBC)
 
CD022316.
  11/29/36 #59 Seeing Eye Training School For Dogs w/Marian Anderson, Paul Whiteman
 
CD022319.
  12/20/36 #62 w/Robert Benchley, Bill Robinson
 
CD022320.
  12/27/36 #63 w/The Moscow Cathedral Choir w/Kerstin Flagstad, John McCormick
 
CD022321.
  01/03/37 #64 Polonaise Militaire w/Fats Waller, Dock Rockwell
 
CD022326.
  02/07/37 #69 Miss Bent Bows w/Gertrude Lawrence David & Goliath (Low Volume)
 
CD022336.
  04/18/37 #79 Philadelphia Academy Of Music w/Leapold Stokowski, Jose Iturbi
 
CD022338.
  05/02/37 #81 National Music Week w/David Sarnoff, Rosa Ponsell (No close)
 
CD022340.
  05/16/37 #83 Tenth Anniversary Of Lindbergh’s Flight w/Della Chiesa, Sylvia Clark
 
CD022347.
  07/04/37 #90 Make A Wish w/Bobby Breen, Irvin S. Cobb
 
CD022353.
  08/15/37 #96 Flight From Glory w/Robert Benchley, Frank Forest
 
CD022357.
  09/12/37 #100 Tribute To George M. Cohan w/Jean Sablon, George M. Cohan
 
CD022365.
  11/07/37 #108 w/Roy Shields, Eve Curie (Third Disc Only 26 Minutes)
 
CD022366.
  11/14/37 #109 w/Alexander Woollcott, Frank Black (Ending Clipped)
 
CD022372.
  12/26/37 #115 w/Alex Templeton, Laura Suarte (Some volume flux during opening)
 
CD022373.
  01/02/38 #116 Julius Caesar w/Kirsten & Karen Flagstad, Orson Welles
 
CD022374.
  01/09/38 #117 w/Eleanor Roosevelt, Carl Hoffman, Joan Edwards
 
CD022385.
  03/27/38 #128 Overture To Coriolanus w/Vladimar Gochman, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
 
CD022387.
  04/10/38 #130 Le Caprice De Nannette w/Kirsten & Karen Flagstad and Mother Maria Flagstad
 
CD022388.
  04/17/38 #131 Carnival Overture w/Lauritz Melchoir, Linton Wells (End clipped)
 
CD022389.
  04/24/38 #132 Academic Festival Overture w/Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
 
CD022390.
  05/01/38 #133 15th Annual National Music Week w/John Charles Thomas, David Sarnoff
 
CD022411.
  09/25/38 #154 3rd Anniversary w/Jan Ignace Paderewski (Radio Debut) (End clipped)
 
CD022414.
  10/23/38 #157 Salute To Navy Day w/Rose Bampton, Frank Black
 
CD022416.
  11/06/38 #159 Abe Lincoln In Illinois w/Raymond Massey, Helen Jepson
 
CD022421.
  12/11/38 #164 Eric Blore Explains American Football w/Marian Anderson, Eric Blore
 
CD022428.
  01/29/39 #171 Victor Herbert Salute w/Thomas L. Thomas, Jan Pierce
 
CD022429.
  02/05/39 #172 A Sunny Morning w/Margery Lawrence, Eva Le Galliene, Sammy Kaye
 
CD022430.
  02/12/39 #173 Lincoln Day Appreciation w/Grace Moore, Alexander Woollcott
 
CD022432.
  02/26/39 #175 All Paderewski w/Jan Ignace Paderewski
 
CD022434.
  03/12/39 #177 w/Jan Kipura, Alexander Woollcott
 
CD022437.
  04/02/39 #180 Army Day w/Conrad Thibault, Frank Black (End clipped)
 
CD022441.
  04/30/39 #184 Henry VIII w/Jarmila Novotna, Robert Morley
                             (30 Minutes, Last half pre-empted for President Roosevelt remarks
                              from New York World’s Fair)
 
CD022443.
  05/14/39 #186 Who’ll Buy My Lavender? w/Jane Cowl, James Melton
 
CD022444.
  05/21/39 #187 Peg O’ My Heart w/Lorette Taylor, Charles Maniatti
                             (Missing a few moments at 13:25)
 
 
 
 
 
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