For more information about copyrights for Old Time Radio shows,. The band starred in seven full-length Hollywood films and appeared in several movie shorts, and was often described as the most lucrative in the history of show business. Unlike most other big bands of the era, which centered on only the bandleader, individual members of Kyser's band became stars in their own right and would often receive the spotlight. Journal shows, featuring the band and vocalists , , Julie Conway, , , and Georgia Carroll. Kyser appeared as a light comedian; he acted with and was billed above in 's final film 1941. Two of the band's best-known performance appearances were in 1943 when they appeared in the wartime films and.
Caught in a jam, he reluctantly hires the daughter of a powerful defense plant owner, played by. An article in the trade publication noted that Dorsey's airing of amateurs followed the example of , and Kyser's contest was a variation on the program. We are not trying to deprive the original creators of any money due to them, and we will remove any recording from our site that is shown to violate a copyright. In addition to the Kollege of Musical Knowledge , we have found 30+ guest appearances by Kay Kyser on a number of including , , , , , , , , and more. Bring your parasol It may be small, it may be big He repairs them all With what you call a thingamajig Pitter patter patter, pitter patter patter, Here comes the rain Let it pitter patter, let it pitter patter, Don't mind the rain. Owing to his popularity and enthusiasm as a cheerleader, he was invited by to take over as bandleader when Kemp ventured north to further his career. If you enjoy humorous , see also and.
Some of the more popular members included vocalist , cornetist Merwyn Bogue a. If you believe this scene, working in an office in the Forties must have been quite exciting, with everybody packing heat. It was broadcast on , , and beginning on February 1, 1938, and ending on July 29, 1949. Genres , , Occupation s Vocalist, bandleader Years active 1926—1950 James Kern Kyser June 18, 1905 — July 23, 1985 , known as Kay Kyser, was an American and radio personality of the 1930s and 1940s. Retrieved November 6, 2018 — via.
The band wore beanies atop their heads and letter sweaters spelling out the name of the sponsor whether it was Lucky Strike, Colgate, or Pillsbury. A review in Billboard in 1947 attributed the program's success more to Kyser than to its format. Retrieved November 7, 2018 — via. We believe that any copyrights have expired, and that many of the shows are in the public domain because they were never copyrighted. It ran until July 29, 1949, with sponsoring. The began sponsoring Kollege, which until then had been a. Kay Kyser was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.
We do not sell the recordings or charge for access to our site. In Carolina Blues 1944 , Kyser has to replace his lead singer Carroll who has run off to get married. Time magazine called Kyser the biggest moneymaker in his field in 1941. Announcers were , Bud Hiestand, Vern Smith, Bill Forman, and Jack McCoy. Directors included Ed Cashman, John Cleary, William Warwick, and Harry Sax. Even the secretary has a gun and she finishes the guy off, then gets hysterical that she didn't shoot him when he first came in! Following graduation, Kyser and his band, which included Sully Mason on saxophone and arranger , toured Midwest restaurants and night clubs and gradually built a following. Retrieved November 6, 2018 — via.
The format was essentially the same as that of the radio program, including Kyser's wearing a cap and gown. Good thing he did, there was a guy in there with a gun! Kyser, Douglas, and Kabibble were the only entertainers carried over from the radio version. He'll patch up your troubles Then go on his way singing Toodle-uma-luma-luma-toodle-ay Toodle-uma-luma-luma-toodle-ay Any umbrellas to mend today? Other regulars were pianist Lyman Gandee, trumpeter Bobby Guy, and Merwyn Bogue better known as. Kyser retired from show business in the early 1950s and later became manager of the film and broadcasting department of the Christian Science Church. Kyser formed his first dance band in 1926 at the University of North Carolina. Copyright Notice: We do not own the copyrights to any of the shows available on this site.
One of the first bandleaders to become a radio celebrity, Kay Kyser was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on June 18, 1906. The Book of Golden Discs 2nd ed. In October 1937, Kyser began including the Kollege as a segment in his Monday night broadcasts from the restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, via radio station. Some of the films built a plot around the band. Kyser in 1943 Background information Birth name James Kern Kyser Born 1905-06-18 June 18, 1905 , U. After the war, Kyser's band continued to record hit records, including two featuring as vocalist. Whatever Text Times Past has no affiliation with Old Time Radio Researchers.
Kysers band broke attendance records everywhere they played, and the hour-long show which eventually moved from radio to television was rated in the top 10 each of the 13 years it was on the air. . Audience participation in the program occurred in two ways. Rex Koury was the organist, and Frank O'Connor was the producer. Check out the idiotic plot twist from 'Armchair Detective' - the cardboard characters have been talking casually for five minutes, when suddenly the cop fires into the closet. Kyser is the dupe in a scam where Barrymore pretends to teach him how to act in Shakespearean drama.
In 1983, he became its President, a one-year position. Somebody else suggested a classroom setting, noting that the lanky, bespectacled Kyser resembled a professor. Do a search in Google or on eBay. Unsourced material may be challenged and. One episode in December 1937 resulted in more than 2,000 letters being sent to the program.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. In the early 1960s, several members of the Kay Kyser team including Kabibble and Simms but not Kyser himself reunited to record an album of new versions of Kyser's greatest hits. Popular bandleader Kay Kyser, clad in cap and gown and calling himself 'The Old Perfesser', presided over the madness each week. Journalist and newspaper editor was his cousin. This section does not any. Kyser was first to introduce the new sonic audio process called the '', a singing electronic voice triggered by music.