Victor matrix MS-76610. Sam Houston / Ford Bond ; Frank McMahon

Sam Houston (Primary title)Victor ledgers
Part 1 (Title part)Victor ledgers
Texas trail blazers (Series title)Victor ledgers
Authors and ComposersNotes
Humble Oil and Refining Company (sponsor)Ledgers note that company is a "client" of McCann Erickson.
McCann Erickson Inc (sponsor)
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Ford Bond (speaker)Role noted in Victor ledgers as "announcer."
Frank McMahon (speaker)Role not confirmed; noted in ledgers as "cast."
J. Bondas (conductor)Role noted in ledgers as "[Orchestra] director."
Frank Walker (session supervisor)
  • Description: Radio program audition
  • Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet, 3 saxophones, 2 French horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, piano, and traps
  • Category: Spoken
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 16-in.
Source(s): Victor ledgers.
This is believed to be a tryout of a proposed radio program, recorded for evaluation by networks and/or sponsors. Two episodes of the program were registered for U.S. Copyright in July 1933 by McCann-Erickson, Inc. as dramatic compositions and noted as “radio audition program.”
Victor ledgers: "Electrical transcriptions"; "Records cut outside-in, per Messrs Walker and McMahon."
Ledgers: "Cast of 15"; "17 in orchestra inc[luding] director"; "Trapman--J. Bondas dir[ector]."
Ledgers note that music used for this matrix includes the following tunes: “Signature (original composition)"; "Recruiting number”; “Come into the bower”; “Hail to the chief”; "Martial number"; “Star spangled banner”; and “Taps” (about 10 seconds dubbed from SE-4, 5th band).
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
7/8/1933 New York, New York. Studio 1 1 Master


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