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Matinee with Bob & Ray, Volume 2 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA052
Matinee with Bob & Ray, Volume 2
 
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Matinee with Bob & Ray
Volume 2


 
Boston native Bob Elliott was hired by 5000-watt radio station WHDH, working the station's morning drive time slot as a disc jockey. Ray Goulding was doing WHDH's hourly newscasts. The two men soon discovered that they enjoyed a real rapport over the airwaves and, after Goulding's newscast was over, he would often join Elliott in witty, ad-libbed skits that slowly and surely developed a devoted fan base. When WHDH obtained the rights to the Braves-Red Sox games, management offered the two men twenty-five minutes before the start of each game to showcase their unique buffoonery, and dubbed the proceedings with the catchy title Matinee with Bob and Ray.
 
For Bob and Ray fans that are only familiar with their network offerings on NBC, CBS, or NPR, the programs make for fascinating listening, offering a revealing insight into the workings of local radio during the 1940s. Matinee can best be described as sort of a free-form style of comedy jazz; nothing is scripted (well, about 90% is unscripted) and the program allows both men to indulge in flights of fancy, often veering onto offbeat comedic tangents from the most mundane mentions.
 
Matinee with Bob and Ray continued on WHDH in various formats and time slots until 1951. Beginning with quarter and half-hour shows on NBC and also launching their television show. Their five-minute appearances on NBC Radio's Monitor began in 1955, and four years later they moved to CBS for what many fans consider their finest hour, Bob and Ray Present the CBS Radio Network (1959-60). After a two-year period of concentrating on work in commercials, they returned to New York's WHN for an all-afternoon show, and moved to WOR around 1973. In the 1980s, they were entertaining public radio audiences with their NPR series, which ended in 1987.
 
Radio Archives is proud to present the two men at their finest, with Volume 2 of hilarious Matinee with Bob & Ray shows in Sparkling sound.

The Life and Loves of Linda Lovely
Tuesday, November 16, 1948 – 30:00 – WHDH, several commercials
 
The Writer Meets The Critics
Wednesday, November 17, 1948 – 30:00 – WHDH, several commercials
 
Dr Van Goulding and Dr Van Christian
Thursday, November 18, 1948 – 30:00 – WHDH, several commercials
 
Linda Lovely a Visit to The Blood Finance Company
Saturday, November 20, 1948 – 30:00 – WHDH, several commercials
 
Dr Agony's Unoriginal Bad Will Hour
Tuesday, November 23, 1948 – 30:00 – WHDH, several commercials
 
Tex Visits Linda Lovely
Wednesday, November 24, 1948 – 30:00 – WHDH, several commercials
 
Thanksgiving Show
Thursday, November 25, 1948 – 30:00 – WHDH, several commercials
 
Jack Headstrong - All American American
Friday, November 26, 1948 – 30:00 – WHDH, several commercials
 
The Question Man
Saturday, November 27, 1948 – 30:00 – WHDH, several commercials
 
The Original Amateur Program
Monday, November 29, 1948 – 30:00 – WHDH, several commercials
 
Mary McGoon Tries to Sell Her Cardboard Pressure Cookers
Tuesday, November 30, 1948 – 30:00 – WHDH, several commercials
 
Dr OK - The Sentimental Banker
Wednesday, December 1, 1948 – 30:00 – WHDH, several commercials

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Another great Bob and Ray set April 27, 2019
Reviewer: Robert Moulton from Toronto, ON Canada  
Another  great set with perfect sound.  I like that the two Bob and Ray sets each have a set of shows in chronological order because jokes and themes carry over from show to show.  Also great to hear early versions of characters such as Webbley Webster.

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the best April 23, 2019
Reviewer: Timothy Irvin from Idledale, CO United States  
great!!!!

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Matinee with Bob and Ray Volume Two April 8, 2019
Reviewer: Mark Kausler from Glendale, CA United States  
I have heard the first two discs in the set, and they are both crystal clear and sound like the radio show is coming in LIVE! I especially like the way the organ sounds in the musical interludes. The comedy is superb, improvisational and I love the "Oh, David!" moments in the soap opera parodies, as well as the references to "Lum and Abner".

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April 8, 2019
Reviewer: Bill Kirschbaum from Springfield, NJ United States  


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