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Turn Back the Clock, Volume 3 - 10 hours [Download] #RA116D
Turn Back the Clock, Volume 3

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Turn Back the Clock
Volume 3

Andy and Virginia Mansfield were not new to radio with Turn Back the Clock. Virginia was originally a dancer and eventually performed with everyone from Paul Whiteman and Eddie Albert to Eddie Cantor. She and Andy performed together in Vaudeville, while Virginia’s career as a staff singer for various radio stations carried her from Cincinnati to Los Angeles. Some sources identify the Mansfields as being one of the first married couples to perform on television, possibly as early as 1937. It’s also believed that Turn Back the Clock was one of the first shows to have commentary from the hosts accompanying the songs they played.
Andy Mansfield made no secret of his love for music of the past on Turn Back the Clock. Proudly informing listeners at least once every episode that the show’s musical selections came from his own personal collection, Andy provides concise, yet detailed information on the various songs from the past, often including their original recording dates and artists and even where listeners might have heard them previously. According to some sources, Mansfield’s assortment of music was so substantial that he had to build a shed simply to store his collection.
Virginia Mansfield was born in Covington, Kentucky and started her show business career as a classical dancer at the Martin Beck Theater in New York. She also made her mark as a singer, performing with Eddie Cantor, Eddie Albert, Paul Whiteman and others. Landing a gig as a staff singer on WWW in Cincinnati, Virginia would make her way to Los Angeles and work for various stations there. Her marriage to Andy Mansfield in 1933, however, led to the work that they are both remembered for the most. The couple first worked together on radio on NBC’s Andy and Virginia before essentially inventing the oldies radio show format with Turn Back the Clock.
Enjoy twenty episodes restored to sparkling audio quality on Turn Back The Clock, Volume 3 from Radio Archives.

Here is the complete content of this ten-hour collection:

#1167 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
1959 - AFRS
#1183 I'll Always Be In Love With You
1959 - AFRS
#1184 Louise
1959 - AFRS
#1203 Row Row Robinson
1959 - AFRS
#1204 Hello Happiness Goodbye Blues
1959 - AFRS
#1226 Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries
1959 - AFRS
#1227 Just Like Taking Candy from a Baby
1959 - AFRS
#1233 Cuddle Up a Little Closer
1959 - AFRS
#1234 And the Angels Sing
1959 - AFRS
#1236 The Perfect Song
1959 - AFRS
#1237 Linger Awhile
1959 - AFRS
#1243  Sleepy Time Gal
1959 - AFRS
#1244 Then I'll Be Happy
1959 - AFRS
#1246 Peg O' My Heart
1959 - AFRS
#1247 Honolulu
1959 - AFRS
#1278 Don't Take Your Love from Me
1959 - AFRS
#1279 Bye Bye Blues
1959 - AFRS
#1316 Hallelujah
1959 - AFRS
#1317 The Bells of St Mary's
1959 - AFRS
#1336 Ain't She Sweet
Monday, May 16, 1960 - AFRS

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

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great songs and narration...... May 24, 2022
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
"Turn Back The Clock" gives an extremely good overview of popular songs both old and new with oftentimes an interesting historical view of the song's history and how they can be sung or interpreted in many different ways by various singers and or orchestras.  As many of the recordings come from 33 1/3 records, this can remind one of the sounds once heard on a large Zenith or other such Radio/Phonograph Console so popular in the 1950's and 1960's.
The Radio Archives staff has again restored these recordings back to a level of audio quality that is probably better than when the show first aired on radio.
There are many of the great songs from the past in these volumes that would enhance any collection of vintage radio shows.


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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 What a Great Listen May 24, 2022
Reviewer: Archie Hunter from Stratford, ON Canada  
This is my third volume of Turn Back the Clock. It is a very entertaing music show. Where else can you hear a 13 year old Judy Garland's first recording along with Fats Waller playing the pipe organ. A great source for late 50's singers, in very good sound paired with classic recordings from the first half of the century - even a piano roll!
A great afternoon's listening on the deck.

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5 of 5 Turn Back the Clock, Volume 3 June 10, 2019
Reviewer: Don Carr from Florida United States  
A couple years ago I acquired a few of these & instantly assigned them to "shows I'll never listen to" status.  Then I happened to hear one. I liked it. So I listened to some more. Now I'm hooked. The mom & dad in the parlor listening and reminiscing vibe is surprisingly addictive.

These 3 volumes from Radio Archives have been a real treat. Great sound, interesting music. Crosby fans might enjoy hearing many of the recordings from the beginnings of his career added to the mix of performers and styles. Records from early in the 20th Century right  up to 1960

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