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The Railroad Hour, Volume 4


 
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The Railroad Hour
Volume 4



The Association of American Railroads stocked passenger trains with this ink blotter to help publicize "The Railroad Hour".

Whistles, hissing steam escaping from smoke stacks, other train sounds all accompanying announcer Marvin Miller’s “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Railroad Hour!” This opening line heralded the beginning of each episode of one of the most beloved, often sought after music programs of the golden age of radio! You can enjoy the same ride now on The Railroad Hour, Volume 4!
 
The Railroad Hour presented abridged versions of some of the most popular and beloved musicals and operettas of all time. In these lush and tuneful half-hours, star and leading man Gordon MacRae was joined by a host of leading ladies - including MGM and Warner Brothers vocalist Lucille Norman, Metropolitan Opera stars Dorothy Kirsten and Nadine Conner, and many more. In his role as host and leading man, MacRae generally narrated the programs, giving listeners the basic structure of the plot as the show went along.
 
The job of adapting massive musicals and full-scale operettas into a forty five minute format fell to Jean Holloway and the writing team of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. The rich, room-filling music was provided by maestro Carmen Dragon, an arranger/conductor with vast musical experience in both radio and motion pictures, and the dozen or so members of the Norman Luboff choir.
 
If you love Broadway musicals, romantic operettas, or the popular songs of the mid-20th century, you’ll love The Railroad Hour, Volume 4, episodes from the initial run of this classic beloved program, presented in Sparkling audio quality.
Gordon MacRae
#15 The Red Mill
Gordon MacRae, Gene Kelley, Lucille Norman,  The Norman Luboff Choir, Carmen Dragon and the Railroad Hour Orchestra, and announcer Marvin Miller
Monday, January 10, 1949 - 45:00 - ABC, sponsored by the Association of American Railroads

#16 Naughty Marietta
Gordon MacRae, Jeanette MacDonald,  The Norman Luboff Choir, Carmen Dragon and the Railroad Hour Orchestra, and announcer Marvin Miller
Monday, January 17, 1949 - 45:00 - ABC, sponsored by the Association of American Railroads

#18 Bitter Sweet
Gordon MacRae, Jeanette MacDonald,  The Norman Luboff Choir, Carmen Dragon and the Railroad Hour Orchestra, and announcer Marvin Miller
Monday, January 31, 1949 - 45:00 - ABC, sponsored by the Association of American Railroads

#20 Sweethearts
Gordon MacRae, Jane Powell,  The Norman Luboff Choir, Carmen Dragon and the Railroad Hour Orchestra, and announcer Marvin Miller
Monday, February 14, 1949 - 45:00 - ABC, sponsored by the Association of American Railroads

#29 Apple Blossoms
With Gordon MacRae, Jeanette MacDonald, The Norman Luboff Choir, Carmen Dragon and the Railroad Hour Orchestra, and announcer Marvin Miller
Monday, April 18, 1949 - 45:00 - ABC, sponsored by the Association of American Railroads

#277 The Girl From Utah
Monday, January 18, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by the Association of American Railroads

#288 Great Day
Monday, April 5, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by the Association of American Railroads


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