George Jessel and Al Jolson
This is just 16 minutes of the first Lifebuoy Program in the 1937 series. Let me tell you about the show. You will hear Al Jolson, George Jessel, Martha Raye, Parkyakarkus, and even Victor Young.
The script? The jokes? The songs? You will hear Al Jolson, George Jessel, Martha Raye, Parkyakarkus, and even Victor Young. What more do you need to know?
But, seriously, within the brief part of the show that we do have, you will hear Jolson sing part of "Love Is On The Air Tonight," spar with George Jessel singing "Ma Blushin' Rosie," and duet with Jessel in "Give My Regards to Broadway."
Pay attention during "Rosie," as Jolson makes sure you know that it was his whistling you heard during the break! One can only hope the rest of this show will surface some day, it sounds like it was a great one.
With some of the recent finds of Jolson material surfacing of late, one can only hope that the remainder of this show will appear one day. If you have the rest of this radio show, or know where it can be found, please contact the International Al Jolson Society via this website!
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|This is an excerpt of the September 7, 1937, Lifebuoy Program starring Al Jolson with guest George Jessel, illustrated with pictures of the stars from the era, giving the flavor of the performance. This clip from the existing 16 minute transcription of the broadcast features Al Jolson and George Jessel having fun with "Toot, Toot, Tootsie."|
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