The Resource Let's Go to Town,, (sound recording)

Let's Go to Town,, (sound recording)

Label
Let's Go to Town,, 1944 Sept
Title
Let's Go to Town,
Inclusive dates
1944 Sept
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This recording provides "A Radio View of Richmond, Virginia," as presented by the Armed Forces Radio Service to all the soldiers overseas and at home. During the program, listeners pay a visit to the Westwood Supper Club and hear "Would You Like to Swing on a Star" performed by Pretty Kitty Breeze. Jack Kilpatrick, editor of the Servicemen's News, summarizes news from Richmond from the past year. He mentions Tredegar's war work, and Crawford Manufacturing's parachute production. Barney Abrams & his orchestra play the "9:20 Special" from the John Marshall Hotel. The story on sports in 1944, as provided by reporters from the News-Leader, WRVA, WRNL, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, give all the sports news from 1944, including high school sports, as well as Virginia college sports. The Sunrise Hillbillies from WRNL and Sunshine Sue of WRVA perform "You are my Sunshine" together. There is also a discussion regarding soldiers returning to civilian work, the Selective Service local board that will help them return to work and a brief interview with a woman doing war work while her husband is away fighting. The Harmonizing Four, a regular feature of WRNL, perform "Halleluiah." "Straighten Up and Fly Right" performed at Tantilla Gardens, a ballroom in Richmond, is sung by Irma Butler, with accompaniment by Jimmy Hamner's orchestra. Lastly, the program covers movies in Richmond and people from Richmond who have been active in entertainment during the past year
Member of
Action
Described
Cataloging source
VIC
Format of music
not applicable
Funding information
Reformatting was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Literary text for sound recordings
reporting
Label
Let's Go to Town,, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Duration: 30 min., 2 sec
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Note
  • Preservation CD was created using a Disc Makers ReflexPro4 CD by LVA, June 2004. Burned at 32X.
  • Reference CD was created using a Tascom CDRW 5000 by the Cutting Corporation, Novmeber 2003. Burned at 1X.
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001515362
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
ocm55748248
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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