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Matinee with Bob & Ray, Volume 5 - 6 hours [Download] #RA105D
Matinee with Bob & Ray, Volume 5
 
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Matinee with Bob & Ray
Volume 5


 
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 5 of hilarious Matinee with Bob & Ray shows in Sparkling sound.

Tex Sings Blood on the Saddle
Tuesday, November 1, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield, The Park Lane Restaurant commercials
 
Linda Lovely, Mary McGoon and Bob Sing Mule Train
Wednesday, November 2, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield, Cynthia Sweets commercials
 
Guest Judy Valentine, a Young MGM Recording Artist
Thursday, November 3, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield commercials
 
Guest Kenny Delmar
Friday, November 4, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Healer Motors, Chesterfield commercials
 
Peter Gory With the News
Saturday, November 5, 1949 - WHDH Boston
No commercials
 
Bob Sings Toot Toot Tootsie
Monday, November 7, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield, Nutro Anti-freeze commercials
 
Mary McGoon Sings Mule Train
Tuesday, November 8, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield, The Park Lane Restaurant commercials
 
Dr. Goulding Performs Heart Surgery
Friday, November 11, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Healer Motors, Chesterfield, Nutro Anti-freeze, Soapene commercials
 
The Life of Bill Green
Saturday, November 12, 1949 - WHDH Boston
No commercials
 
I'd Like to Be a Cow in Switzerland
Friday, November 18, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield, Healer Motors, Soapene, Pick-Sweet Foods,. Nutro Anti-freeze commercials
 
Actor's Auditions
Saturday, November 19, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield commercials
 
Arthur Sturdley Talent Scouts
Friday, December 23, 1949 - WHDH Boston
Chesterfield, Healer Motors commercials

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review

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5 of 5 Still Fresh, spontanious. March 28, 2020
Reviewer: Todd Zimmerman from Kalamazoo, MI United States  
While it is more chaotic than later periods, it is never the less quite humorus, and very entertaining.  If you are a fan of Bo and Ray you will see them at the inception of their comedic style.

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