Mudcat Café message #1260705 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72870   Message #1260705
Posted By: wysiwyg
31-Aug-04 - 10:14 AM
Thread Name: Pass the biscuits, Pappy! (MP3 Archive)
Subject: OTR Old Time Radio Partially-Online MP3 Archive
RE: OTR, I have found that all the downloaded free sample MP3s just about fit on a CD, and I've cut our TV time in half already by keeping the MP3 player next to my chair. (Great help in reducing Mudcat addiction when it gets out of hand.)

Next I plan to take advantage of their FREE sampler CDs. There are three, and each one is free with an order. To get them I'll be ordering the most cost-effective CDs first-- the ones with the most playtime on them. I dunno how they can afford to do what they do-- must be CDrs burned as orders come in, I guess. It's fascinating to find out how many of my childhood TV favorites began as radio series! And it's wonderful to hear great classic film actors working those amazing voices some of them had!

One fun surpise was Jester Hairston doing a recurring musician's role on a Bogie/Bacall series, "Bold Venture." What a combo! In the one I heard, Hairston plays and sings a calypso song to comment on the action in the plot!