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Gunsmoke, Volume 2 - 6 hours [Download] #RA352D
Gunsmoke, Volume 2

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Volume 2
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.
In the 1870s, Dodge City, Kansas was located at the end of a very long cattle trail called The Great Western Cattle Trail, The Dodge City trail, or The Old Texas Trail. During the American War Between The States, the Civil War, cattle herds in the State of Texas had grown very large, since the south did not want beef delivered to the north during the conflict. As a result, at the end of the war, a method had to be found to market the animals by driving them north on cattle trails to cities that had access to the railroad. Herd attendants, or cowboys, were hired for the fourteen hundred mile drive, By the time they arrived at the railhead after sleeping in the open, eating miles and miles of dust, being served bad chuck wagon food, and enduring foul cattle smells, they were ready for a rip roaring time, which sometimes led to conflicts with the townspeople and the law officers who were protecting them.
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, called it "an amazing presentation," and The New York Times labeled it "Something new and entirely exciting in radio." Program stories centered around the cattle town of Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870s. If there ever was a program that accurately depicted the raw violence and danger of the early American west, radio Gunsmoke was it.
Listen to the Sparkling Audio Quality in Radio Archives restoration of Gunsmoke, Volume 2.
#30 The Square Triangle
Friday, November 14, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#31 Fingered
Friday, November 21, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, Plymouth commercials
#32 Kitty
Saturday, November 29, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#33 I Don't Know
Saturday, December 6, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#34 Post Martin
Saturday, December 13, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#35 Christmas Story
Saturday, December 20, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#36 The Cabin
Saturday, December 27, 1952 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#37 Westbound
Saturday, January 3, 1953 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#38 Word of Honor
Saturday, January 10, 1953 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#39 Paid Killer
Saturday, January 17, 1953 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#40 The Old Lady
Saturday, January 24, 1953 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
#41 Cavalcade
Saturday, January 31, 1953 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great radio no matter how you slice it December 18, 2023
Reviewer: Ivan G Shreve Jr from Winterville, GA United States  
GUNSMOKE, simply put, is one of my Top 3 favorite radio shows -- maybe #1, depending on what week you ask me. The Radio Archives sets are just amazing and incredible, and they're even better when you can grab 'em at a sale price.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Gunsmoke and Rex Koury May 28, 2022
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
The musical theme for Gunsmoke is one of the most recognizable of any program on either radio or television.  Rex Koury explains the details of his composition in
Volume II of the Archives Treasures and how his inspiration came about.

Rex Koury's first love was the Theater Pipe Organ.  The Gunsmoke theme is played primarily with the Pipe Organ in this Volume on the episode "Fingered".  All the other variations of the Gunsmoke theme used various instruments but always with the lonely theme of a guitar.

If you love the Theater Pipe Organ which for years was used on other earlier Radio Shows, this episode will give you the chance to hear the Gunsmoke theme played by Rex Koury on a Mighty Theater Pipe Organ.


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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Clear, clean soundings! December 5, 2021
Reviewer: Martin Dzik from Schererville, IN United States  
Great sounding, thank you for providing these old radio recordings in a clean, easy to listen to format.  The download ability to obtain the files is terrific.

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