Alec Templeton Time

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


101753. Alec Templeton Time. June 2, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn, Royal Desserts. The first tune is, "Sioux City Sue." Alec swings Tchaikovsky. The program's guest is Patty Clayton (who made the first recording of the "Chiquita Banana" song). Alec composes a medley from tunes called out from the audience. Maestro Arturo Templetini conducts an opera based on "Chiquita Banana," which of course is sung by Patty Clayton. Absolute genius! Alec Templeton, Dan Saidenberg and His Orchestra, Ben Grauer (announcer), Patty Clayton. 27:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

89017. Alec Templeton Time. June 9, 1946. Program #2. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is a "modern" version of, "The Maiden's Prayer." Kay sings, "I'm Laughing On The Outside, Crying On The Inside." Alec then plays and sings the same song, imitating the entire orchestra of Spike Jones! Great! He then improvises a song on the air, based on notes called out at random from the audience. Alec plays, "Largo Al Factotum" as Cab Calloway might play and sing it. AFRS program name: "The Alec Templeton Show." Alec Templeton, Ben Grauer (announcer), Kay Lorraine (guest), Dan Saidenberg and His Orchestra. 29:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

101751. Alec Templeton Time. June 16, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn, Drene (local). 8:00 P.M. The first tune is, "Hora Stacatto" (which somehow turns into a boogie-woogie rhythm). Guest Kay Armen sings, "I've Got You Under My Skin." Alec does a dead-on imitation of Victor Moore and then plays a piano and a zither at the same time! Don't miss Alec imitating a syrupy saxophone. Fantastic! Alec Templeton, Kay Armen, Ben Grauer (announcer), Dan Saidenberg and His Orchestra. 29:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101787. Alec Templeton Time. June 23, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Royal Puddings. 8:00 P.M. The first tune is a "rockin' and jivin" overture to, "William Tell." Alec does a great impersonation of Jimmy Durante. Alec plays "Di-Ina," a combination opera of "Aida" and "Dinah." Very clever! Alec Templeton, Dan Saidenberg and His Orchestra, Ben Grauer (announcer), Clark Dennis (guest). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

105225. Alec Templeton Time. July 7, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn. The first selection is, "Prelude In C Sharp Minor" (Rachmaninoff). Alec invents a composition from tunes and composers called out by the audience. Alec plays a "Swingphony" based on the song, "All Through The Day." Alec Templeton, Dan Saidenberg and His Orchestra, Evelyn Knight, Ben Grauer (announcer). 15:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

89018. Alec Templeton Time. July 21, 1946. Program #8. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first selection is, "Mozart A La Mode." Alec gives his impression of how a radio studio audience really hears his broadcast. Alec plays, "Prelude For The Piano" (Debussy). Alec improvises a composition based on five notes called out by the audience. Alec comments (in a Russian accent) on the opera, "Cement Mixer, Putty, Putty." AFRS program name: "The Alec Templeton Show." Alec Templeton, Ben Grauer (announcer), Pearl Bailey (guest), Dan Saidenberg and His Orchestra. 29:12. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

44494. Alec Templeton Time. July 28, 1946. Program #9. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first selection is excerpts from, "The Bartered Bride." Alec imitates the entire Guy Lombardo orchestra (including the vocal) with his mouth! He then plays the verse and chorus of, "Tea For Two" at the same time, and imitates Louis Armstrong! AFRS program name: "Alex Templeton Show." Alec Templeton, Ben Grauer (announcer), Vera Holly (guest), Dan Saidenberg and His Orchestra. 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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