from RIVERSIDE, CA United States
The Kraft Music Hall was one of the longest running shows on Radio, and later television. Bing Crosby was the Host for the longest period of time, but Al Jolson came along later with his most unique style, and then Nelson Eddy was the Host also. The Show was quite different with each Host, but all were noteworthy in their own individual ways. With Nelson Eddy, Dorothy Kirsten often assisted, and the show was definitely more of a Classical nature. One of the last Episodes is with Jeanette MacDonald, and as was the case with their MGM films, it was great to hear these two together again. Each Host over the years brought their own personality and set the tone for the Show. Nelson Eddy was equally effective during his period as Host with a Classical leaning as was Al Jolson and even earlier Bing Crosby with their individual musical styles and tastes.