The Balbo Variety Program

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.


6874. The Balbo Variety Program. 1941. Program #11. Commercial Radio Service syndication, Decca transcription. Sponsored by: Balbo Oil. The opening and closing announcements are in English. The rest of the program is in Italian. The date is approximate. Ralph Pedes (tenor), Paulino Chuvaduce (? comic), Angelina Chuvaduce (? comic). 14:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96476. The Balbo Variety Program. March 9, 1941. Program #10. Commercial Radio Service syndication, Decca transcription. Sponsored by: Balbo Oil. The opening and closing announcements are in English. The rest of the program is in Italian. The announcer (in English) sounds very much like Harry Frankel (better known as "Singin' Sam"). The first tune is, "Primaverde." You put Balbo Oil on your salad, not in your crankcase. The oil was named after the famous Italian aviator, Italo Balbo. Balbo left Italy (with 23 other sea planes) and flew to Chicago in 1933. There's still a monument to him atop a column in Chicago. Balbo's fame lasted until 1940, when he was shot down and killed two weeks after Italy declared war. He was a well-known Fascist and friend to Mussolini. The date above was a broadcast date written on the sleeve of the transcription. The program was, of course, recorded earlier. Harry Frankel (? announcer), Ralph Pedes (? tenor), Paulino Chuvaduce (? comic), Angelina Chuvaduce (? comic). 14:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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