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Gunsmoke, Volume 1 - 6 hours [Download] #RA338D
Gunsmoke, Volume 1
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Volume 1
Around Dodge City and in the territory on west -- there’s just one way to handle the killers and the spoilers -- and that’s with a U.S. Marshal and the smell of “Gunsmoke”! “Gunsmoke” starring William Conrad. The story of the violence that moved west with young America -- and the story of a man who moved with it. I’m that man, Matt Dillon, United States Marshal -- the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job -- and it makes a man watchful...and a little lonely.
Gunsmoke was an adult western and was the creation of writer, John Meston, and producer-director, Norman Macdonnell. It absolutely took the country by storm. Variety Magazine, the show business journal, called it "an amazing presentation," and The New York Times labeled it "Something new and entirely exciting in radio." Listeners began sending in thousands of letters voicing their approval. Nothing like it had ever been heard on radio before and was a complete departure from earlier radio western programs such as Tom Mix, The Lone Ranger, and Red Ryder. The dialog, the sound effects, and the music were top notch. Program stories centered around the cattle town of Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870s, with William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Parley Baer as the marshal's assistant Chester Proudfoot, and veteran actor Howard McNear as country doctor Charles Adams. And the music of Rex Khoury added the final touches. If there ever was a program that accurately depicted the raw violence and danger of the early American west, radio Gunsmoke was it.
On April 26, 1952, Gunsmoke aired for the first time on CBS Radio. Its effect was immediate and resounding. Variety Magazine, the show business journal, called it "an amazing presentation," and The New York Times labeled it "Something new and entirely exciting in radio." Listeners began sending letters to CBS giving their approval. CBS Radio knew it had a winner.
Listen to the Sparkling Audio Quality in Radio Archives restoration of Gunsmoke, Volume 1.
#16 The Kentucky Tolmans
Saturday, August 9, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#18 Shakespeare
Saturday, August 23, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#19 The Juniper Tree
Saturday, August 30, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#20 The Brothers
Saturday, September 6, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#21 Home Surgery
Saturday, September 13, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#22 Drop Dead
Saturday, September 20, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#24 Cain
Friday, October 3, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#25 Hinka-Do
Friday, October 10, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#26 Lochinvar
Friday, October 17, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#27 The Mortgage
Friday, October 24, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#28 Overland Express
Friday, October 31, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#29 Tara
Friday, November 7, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Good Content & Sound October 8, 2018
Reviewer: Aaron Kerry from Upland, CA United States  
These are terrific episodes in excellent sound.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Happy with my first purchase! December 19, 2016
Reviewer: Derrick Mims from Colorado, United States  
I bought the mp3 set of Gunsmoke vol 1 as a test, since the holiday sale was too tempting to resist.

The files are a respectable 192k CBR, and they sound very good. Since OTR shows would sound fine at 128k and are frequently lower than that on podcasts and webstreams, I am more than happy with the bit rate. Plus, Tagging is excellent. All fields are filled in with usable data. (I usually have to re-do the tags on this kind of material, but not with these Gunsmoke files.) And the embedded artwork is 1952 x 1800. I wish it were square, but I am pleased to see they went with a high quality image.

An excellent package that I would have had no problem paying full price to acquire.

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