Victor matrix MRC-67738. Jesse Crawford. 1930-12-28 / Jesse Crawford

Jesse Crawford. 1930-12-28 (Primary title)ADP editors
Part 1 (Title part)Victor ledgers
Cavalleria rusticana ; Medley ; Talk by L. A. Witten (Medley contents)Victor ledgers
Royal Typewriter electrical transcription (Alternate title)Victor ledgers
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Jesse Crawford (instrumentalist : pipe organ)"Cavalleria rusticana"; "Medley."
Helen Crawford (instrumentalist : pipe organ)Listed in Victor ledgers as "Mrs. Crawford"; "Medley."
Paul Small (vocalist : tenor vocal)"Medley."
Louis A. Witten (speaker)
Royal Duotones (Musical group)"Medley."
  • Description: Radio broadcast : Pipe organ solo and duet, with instrumental ensemble, male vocal solo, and announcements
  • Category: Instrumental and vocal
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 16-in.
  • Title Note: Newspaper and magazine radio program listings refer to the series variously as "Jesse Crawford," "Royal hour," and "Royal's Poet of the Organ."
Source(s): Victor ledgers.
Victor ledgers: "Royal Typewriter Company, Inc. (Hanff-Metzger Advertising)"; "Electrical transcriptions."
Ledgers: Recorded in New York studio 3 over direct wire from Paramount Building (WABC); "Columbia Broadcast System."
Ledgers: "Announcements by Louis A. Witten"; "Made on VTM machine no. 7776—RCA recorders and amplifiers used."
Ledgers note that “Cavalleria rusticana” contains the following excerpts from the opera: "Siciliana," "Valse," "Alfio's song," and "Intermezzo."
Ledgers note that excerpts from the following songs are included within "Medley": "You're driving me crazy," "Little Spanish dancer," "Little things in life," and "Cheerful little earful."
The Royal Duotones may not be an ensemble. A press report on the program notes that each weekly episode of the series features an instrumental soloists playing in unison with Crawford.
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
12/28/1930 New York, New York. Paramount Theatre 1 Unknown


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