The American Jewish Caravan Of Stars

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.


87031. The American Jewish Caravan Of Stars. 1953. WMGM, New York. A program celebrating the 3000th anniverary of Jerusalem. The first song heard is, "Sorrento" sung in Hebrew! The date is approximate. Avram Ramini, Raymond Edward Johnson, Gilbert Mack, Jenny Goldstein, Barbara Gale (she sounds like one of the Barry Sisters), Moishe Oysher, Stan Fisher (plays "The Roumanian Rhapsody" on the harmonica), Chaim Shapiro (cantor). 32:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpts.

87028. The American Jewish Caravan Of Stars. September 1953. WMGM, New York. The first tune is, "Holiday Hora" (in honor of Simchas Torah"). Harvey's jokes are about California, give-away shows, his wife. A comedy skit titled, "The Brains Of The Family." An announcement is made that the program has been shortened to 45 minutes today, due to "baseball commitments." Jan Bart, The Marlin Sisters (they sound just like the Barry Sisters), Harvey Stone, George Kaye, Liebeke Waldman (cantor), Estelle Lorring, Ruth Yorke, Mary Lee Joel, Dave Terris (clarinet, playing, "The Rhapsody In Freilach" [happiness, joy]). 31:33. Audio condition: Very good. Excerpts.

87027. The American Jewish Caravan Of Stars. September 13, 1953. WMGM, New York. Sponsored by: Friendship Farmer Cheese, The Senator Hotel (Atlantic City), No-Cal. Stuhmer's Honey Cake. Harry's first joke is about a dying Jewish tailor. "Grandma and The War Department," a story of "Tashlik" (casting away of sins). Harry tells a great story about a cantor during the High Holy Days who says that he'll sing for no charge. A Yom Kippur story is heard, "The Three Who Ate." Dick De Freitas (announcer), Abe Elstein and His Orchestra, Ruth Trellin (choir soloist), Shoshanna Shoshan (sings an aria from "La Traviata"), Harry Hershfield (host), Peter Howard (pianist), Mary Mayo, Moishe Oysher, The Samuel Sterner Concert Choir, Gilbert Mack, Ruth Yorke, Robert Harris, Rose Sterner (choir soloist), David Frishman (writer), Sholom Rubinstein (producer, director), Sam Dann (script, lyrics), Joe Gordon (arranger), Sid West (choir soloist). 55:32. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

87029. The American Jewish Caravan Of Stars. October 14, 1953. WMGM, New York. Sponsored by: No-Cal. Don't miss Georgie's song about taxation. Estelle sings a bluesy, "Something I Dreamed Last Night." A story about King Solomon is dramatized; fascinating listening (a Jewish "Rashomon"). Georgie Kaye (host), Liebele Waldman (cantor), Dick De Freitas (announcer), Estelle Lorring, Menachim Presler (pianist), Abe Elstein and His Orchestra, Gilbert Mack, Natalie Priest, Mary Lee Joel, Sholom Rubinstein (producer, director), Sam Dann (script, lyrics), Joe Gordon (arranger). 33:16. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpts.

87026. The American Jewish Caravan Of Stars. October 13, 1954. WMGM, New York. Sponsored by: Baracinni Candy (one commercial deleted), No-Cal, Stuhmer's Cakes. The program starts with Moishe Oysher singing, "Hora Harmonica." Harry's opening joke is about the "Kinsey Report." Don't miss Harry's story about the 3 Jewish guys with a room on the 30th floor and the elevator not working. A Peretz drama titled "Buncha Zveig," is heard, as is a monologue about Yom Kippur. Peter Howard (pianist), Mary Mayo, The Caravan Quartet, Abe Elstein and His Orchestra, Dick De Freitas (announcer), Isaac Leib Peretz (author), Raymond Edward Johnson, Sholom Rubinstein (producer, director), Sam Dann (script, lyrics), Joe Gordon (arranger), Harry Hershfield (host), Moishe Oysher. 57:11. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

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