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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Volume 9 - 8 hours [Download] #RA090D
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Volume 9

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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
Volume 9
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“America's action packed insurance investigator”
Bob Bailey was born to play the role of America’s insurance investigator with the action packed expense account. He brought a realistic depth and like-ability to the lead role of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar that had been lacking in earlier versions of the show. Bailey, with his debut on the show in 1955, had an opportunity to stretch his legs in a five day a week adventure. Even though the multipart episodes gave the show a different feel, it held onto its uniqueness even after the switch back to a traditional half hour format in 1956. Bailey’s relate-ability and especially his ownership of the role of Johnny Dollar not only kept fans listening, but continually brought on new listeners. Bailey seemed to become Johnny as soon as the microphone came on and even when he broke character, it was still the world’s favorite insurance investigator talking to the audience.
Even though the shows were shorter and now self contained instead of divided into five chapters as they had been for over a year, the producers and Bailey did not hold back on various innovations. In particular, it’s this period of shows that took Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar to a new level, strongly establishing the fact that Johnny’s adventures were real and being performed each week as the radio show itself. Johnny would often hear from people he ran into about listening to him on the radio and would reference the show himself. Show staff, such as director and writer Jack Johnstone, were often name dropped in various episodes and even, at times, made an integral part of the story.
This Radio Archives collection features sixteen thirty minute episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar starring Bob Bailey. As you listen to Dollar as he painstakingly pursues each case to its conclusion, note the extensive research that has obviously gone into each script; the action always takes place in real locations, complete with real street names, and landmarks are frequently noted throughout the shows. Local stations that broadcast Johnny Dollar are often mentioned, as well as the actual names of their personnel -- an interesting and amusing way to sustain interest in the show among network radio affiliates that might (or might not) be willing to carry it at all. This added to the concept that the program was really just Johnny’s true adventures being related to listeners each week, a hook that kept fans coming back even after Bailey had left the program.
The sound patterns, the musical scores, and the realistic dialog paint such a true audio picture that you can't help being swept into the adventure that each episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar offers. And the performers, including such radio veterans as Virginia Gregg, Lawrence Dobkin, Eleanor Audley, Lurene Tuttle, Harry Bartell, Sam Edwards, Joseph Kearns, Marvin Miller, William Conrad, Jeanette Nolan, and Richard Crenna, demonstrate their diverse talents in a series of realistic and textured characterizations.
Long-time fans of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, will find humor, action, and mystery in these sixteen self contained episodes, some of the best of Bailey’s work restored to sparkling audio quality in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Volume 9.
#592 The Wayward River Matter
Sunday, June 8, 1958 - 30:00 - CBS/AFRS
No commercials
#593 The Delectable Damsel Matter
Sunday, June 15, 1958 - 30:00 - CBS/AFRS
No commercials
#594 The Virtuous Mobster Matter
Sunday, June 22, 1958 - 30:00 - CBS/AFRS
No commercials
#595 The Ugly Pattern Matter
Sunday, June 29, 1958 - 30:00 - CBS/AFRS
No commercials
#674 The Evaporated Clue Matter
Sunday, January 17, 1960 - 30:00 - CBS
Camels, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Ex-Lax commercials
#679 The Alvin's Alfred Matter
Sunday, February 21, 1960 - 30:00 - CBS
Pepsi, Ex-Lax, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo commercials
#682 The Deep Down Matter
Sunday, March 13, 1960 - 30:00 - CBS
Fritos, Winston, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Ex-Lax commercials
#683 The Saturday Night Matter
Sunday, March 20, 1960 - 30:00 - CBS
Pepsi, Winston, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fritos, Ex-Lax, Fitch Shampoo commercials
#686 The Deadly Swamp Matter
Sunday, April 17, 1960 - 30:00 - CBS
Pepsi Cola, Winston, Ex-Lax, Castro Furniture commercials
#689 The Phony Phone Matter
Sunday, May 8, 1960 - 30:00 - CBS
Ex-Lax commercials
#707 The Five Down Matter
Sunday, September 25, 1960 - 30:00 - CBS
Pepsi Cola, Ex-Lax commercials
#708 The Stope of Death Matter
Sunday, October 2, 1960 - 30:00 - CBS
Ex-Lax, The Hero Sandwich Shop, 7-Up commercials
#711 The Unworthy Kin Matter
Sunday, October 23, 1960 - 30:00 - CBS
Pepsi, Ex Lax commercials
#714 The Bad One Matter
Sunday, November 13, 1960 - 30:00 - CBS
Ex-Lax commercials
#715 The Double Deal Matter
Sunday, November 20, 1960 - 30:00 - CBS
Commanders, Sylvania Flashbulbs, Ex-Lax commercials
#716 The Empty Threat Matter
Sunday, November 27, 1960 - 30:00 - CBS
Ex-Lax commercials

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Timeless entertainment! July 25, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous from Michigan  
Love Johnny and his cases, even love the theme music.  And these Radio Archives recordings are so crisp and clear.  Thanks!

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5 of 5 Enjoyable Nostalgia! July 20, 2020
Reviewer: Bruce Glazer from Mansfield, MA United States  
YTJD was one of the last OTR programs.  It is worthwhile fun to hear these different episodes and to remember the quality writing and acting!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Classic Detective show with a twist July 20, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Kalamazoo, MI United States  
With some nods to the hard boiled detective tradition, this series features an insurance investigater and covers a wide range of suspected crimes.  Well acted, with a good nature.  Very entertaining.

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5 of 5 July 20, 2020
Reviewer: Ron Poness from Vero Beach, FL United States  

 As usual RA products are top notch.  I will continue to buy from them as long as I can.
 Better than many other similar companies. I have been buying radio programs for years RA is the best.
 Ron Poness

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 There is no better OTR than this show July 20, 2020
Reviewer: Chet Cox from Rosenberg, TX United States  
Audio cinema doesn't get better than Bob Bailey and Jack Johnstone teamed on the 5-day a week Johnny Dollar serials. And, as a hearing-impaired person, I really appreciate the clearness of the mp3 files! TV and film actors seem to have problems with enunciation and parity - They're just plain hard to understand without perfect hearing and good guessing. Successful OTR performers and directors made as sure as possible to be understood even with weak signals and more primitive receivers in homes. Their living literally depended on being heard. Johnstone was a master at hiring the best and getting their best. Bailey was not only heard - he transmitted a real person's intimate personality into the ears and hearts of us all.

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