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Abbott and Costello - Old Time Radio Collection (OTR) (3 x mp3 CD)

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Complete 146 Episodes

Abbott and Costello, an American comedy duo whose work in radio, film and television made them the most popular comedy team during the 1940s and 50s. Thanks to the endurance of their most popular and influential routine, "Who's on First?"—whose rapid-fire word play and comprehension confusion set the preponderant framework for most of their best-known routines—the team is, as a result, featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

After working as Allen's summer replacement, Abbott and Costello joined Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy on The Chase and Sanborn Hour in 1941, while two of their films (Buck Privates and Hold That Ghost) were adapted for Lux Radio Theater. They launched their own weekly show October 8, 1942, sponsored by Camel cigarettes.

The Abbott and Costello Show mixed comedy with musical interludes (by vocalists such as Connie Haines, Ashley Eustis, the Delta Rhythm Boys, Skinnay Ennis, and the Les Baxter Singers). Regulars and semi-regulars on the show included Artie Auerbach ("Mr. Kitzel"), Elvia Allman, Iris Adrian, Mel Blanc, Wally Brown, Sharon Douglas, Verna Felton, Sidney Fields, Frank Nelson, Martha Wentworth, and Benay Venuta. Ken Niles was the show's longtime announcer, doubling as an exasperated foil to Abbott and Costello's mishaps (and often fuming in character as Costello routinely insulted his on-air wife). Niles was succeeded by Michael Roy, with announcing chores also handled over the years by Frank Bingman and Jim Doyle. The show went through several orchestras during its radio life, including those of Ennis, Charles Hoff, Matty Matlock, Matty Malneck, Jack Meakin, Will Osborne, Fred Rich, Leith Stevens, and Peter van Steeden. The show's writers included Howard Harris, Hal Fimberg, Parke Levy, Don Prindle, Eddie Cherkose (later known as Eddie Maxwell), Leonard B. Stern, Martin Ragaway, Paul Conlan, and Eddie Forman, as well as producer Martin Gosch. Sound effects were handled primarily by Floyd Caton.

In 1947 Abbott and Costello moved the show to ABC (the former NBC Blue Network). During their time on ABC, the duo also hosted a 30-minute children's radio program (The Abbott and Costello Children's Show), which aired Saturday mornings, featuring child vocalist Anna Mae Slaughter and child announcer Johnny McGovern.

Format: 3 x mp3 CD.

Contained in: Transparent Plastic Wallets.

Episode List:

Abbott & Costello 40-07-31 (005) First Song - I'm Nobody's Baby.mp3
Abbott & Costello 42-10-15 (015) Bank Robbery with Marlene Dietrich.mp3
Abbott & Costello 42-11-19 (020) Knights in Shining Armor with Merle Oberon.mp3
Abbott & Costello 43-01-14 (028) Hunting Guide with Claire Trevor.MP3
Abbott & Costello 43-11-18 (039) Nylon Stockings with Lucille Ball.mp3
Abbott & Costello 43-11-25 (040) Turkey Dinner.mp3
Abbott & Costello 43-12-02 (041) Trip to Palm Springs with Veronica Lake.mp3
Abbott & Costello 43-12-09 (042) English Butler with Arthur Treacher.MP3
Abbott & Costello 43-12-16 (043) The Wild West with Lynn Bari.mp3
Abbott & Costello 43-12-23 (044) Christmas Show.mp3
Abbott & Costello 43-12-30 (045) The Lawyer with Bert Gordon.MP3
Abbott & Costello 44-01-06 (046) Lou's Engaged to Judy Canova.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-01-13 (047) Lou Is Not Feeling Well.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-01-20 (048) Football Game with Harold Peary.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-01-27 (049) Playing the Piano with Janet Blair.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-02-10 (051) Robinson Crusoe with Charles Laughton.MP3
Abbott & Costello 44-02-17 (052) Making a Movie with Dorothy Lamour.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-03-02 (054) Running a Newspaper With Hedda Hopper.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-03-09 (055) Missing Script with Blondie and Dagwood.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-03-16 (056) At the Circus with Alan Hale.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-03-23 (057) A Psychiatrist for Costello with Linda Darnell.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-03-30 (058) Radio Station with Alan Ladd.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-04-06 (059) Guest - Cary Grant.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-05-04 (063) Date with Connie Haines with John Garfield.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-05-11 (064) Job at a Department Store with Claire Trevor.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-10-05 (069) Investment Advice.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-10-12 (070) Investing in a Gold Mine.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-10-19 (071) Lou Goes to Jail.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-10-26 (072) Matrimonial Agency.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-11-02 (073) Mortimer's Pet Shop.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-11-09 (074) Lou's Race Horse, Peanut Butter.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-11-16 (075) Return to P.S. 15.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-11-23 (076) Formal Thanksgiving Dinner.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-12-07 (078) Visit to Tin Pan Alley.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-12-14 (079) Christmas Shopping for Lou's Girlfriend.mp3
Abbott & Costello 44-12-21 (080) Christmas Party.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-01-11 (083) Lou's House Needs Another Bathtub.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-01-18 (084) Hertz You Drive.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-01-25 (085) Lou Wants to Join the Merchant Marines.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-02-01 (086) Lou Shoots an Orange Picker.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-02-15 (087) Jack and the Beanstalk.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-03-01 (089) Going Back to School.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-03-08 (090) New Press Agent.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-03-22 (092) Basic Training.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-04-05 (094) Trying to Hire the Andrews Sisters.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-04-19 (095) Appearing with the Andrews Sisters.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-04-26 (096) Making a Movie with the Andrews Sisters.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-05-03 (097) Spanish Acting School.MP3
Abbott & Costello 45-05-03 (097) Spanish Acting School (AFRS).mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-06-07 (102) Costello Gets a Tattoo.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-06-14 (103) Costello's Father's Day Gift.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-06-21 (104) Bud and Lou Are in a Play.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-06-28 (105) Return to Paterson.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-10-04 (106) Lou Promises His Girlfriend a Job.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-11-01 (110) Latin-American Party.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-11-15 (112) Lou Hides from His Girlfriend.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-11-29 (114) Opening a Gas Station.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-12-06 (115) Lou the Fireman.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-12-13 (116) Melonhead's Department Store.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-12-20 (117) Lou's Christmas Party.mp3
Abbott & Costello 45-12-27 (118) Costello's Beauty Shop.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-02-07 (123) Looking for an Apartment.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-02-14 (124) Mrs. Niles Gives the Boys a Job.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-02-21 (125) Costello Looking for a Leading Lady for His New Play.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-03-07 (126) Discover Uranium.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-03-14 (127) Lou Has to Pay Income Tax.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-03-28 (129) Lou's Sister Is Getting Married.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-04-11 (131) Lou Is Working in the Garden.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-04-18 (132) Pet Shop.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-04-25 (133) The Sheriff of North Hollywood.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-05-02 (134) Napoleon and Josephine.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-05-09 (135) Lou Wants to Join the Circus.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-05-16 (136) Costello Runs for Mayor.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-05-30 (138) Prepare for Elsa Maxwell's Party.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-06-06 (139) Bud and Lou Need Some Dough.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-06-20 (141) The Lewis-Conn Fight.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-06-27 (142) Abbott's Big Date.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-10-03 (143) Incorrigible.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-10-10 (144) Lou Is Hallucinating.mp3
Abbott & Costello 46-12-12 (153) Costello the Air Hero.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-02-06 (161) From New York City Again.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-02-13 (162) Costello Buys a Boat.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-02-20 (163) Ski Jump.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-02-27 (164) Driving Lessons with Marilyn Maxwell.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-03-06 (165) Talking About Paying Income Tax.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-03-13 (166) Lou Goes To The Racetrack To Lose Money.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-03-27 (168) Stock Market.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-04-10 (170) Nuts and Bolts.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-04-17 (171) Costello Is Invited to Join the Yankees.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-04-24 (172) Lou Builds a House.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-05-08 (174) Night in Haunted House.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-05-22 (176) Lou Wants to Marry Marilyn.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-12-10 (192) Lou Wants to Open a Bank Account.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-12-24 (194) Christmas Program.mp3
Abbott & Costello 47-12-31 (195) New Year's Eve.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-01-07 (196) Lou Wants to Be an Actor.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-01-14 (197) Lou Buys an Apartment House.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-01-28 (199) Guest - Erskine Johnson.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-02-04 (200) Lou Inherits the Largest Diamond in the World.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-02-11 (201) The Boys Buy a Ranch.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-02-25 (203) Abbott And Costello Make A Picture.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-03-03 (204) Uncle Mike’s Gold Mine.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-03-10 (205) Costello Pays Income Tax.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-03-31 (208) Lou Becomes a T-Man.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-04-14 Trip to France (Muffled).mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-04-21 (211) Opening a Marriage Bureau.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-04-28 (212) Costello Looking for a Job.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-05-05 (213) The New Sheriff with Bela Lugosi.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-05-12 Radio Poll.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-05-26 (216) Costello Joins the Foreign Legion.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-06-02 (217) Guest - Lon Chaney Jr.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-06-09 (218) At the Ranch.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-06-16 (219) Guest - Benny Rubin.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-07-07 (222) Bud and Lou Plan a Vacation.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-07-28 (226) Lou Learns to Swim.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-08-11 (149) Lou is a Delegate to the UN.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-09-08 Double Murder at the Liquor Distillery (end clipped).mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-09-23 The Fish Market Murder or They Killed Him Just for the Halibut.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-09-30 Murder in the Bathtub or Lifebuoy Kills BO.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-10-14 TCOT Murdered Florist or They Caught Him with His Plants Down.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-10-21 Murder in the Butcher Shop or Have You Seen Those Prices, Lately.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-10-28 (237) Sam Shovel - Tony's Home Permanent.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-11-04 The Story of Costello's Sea-Going Family (1st Half Only).mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-11-11 (239) Sam Shovel - Sorry, Wrong Rhumba.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-11-18 (240) Sam Shovel - Case of the Russian Diplomat.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-11-25 (241) Plymouth Rock.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-12-02 (242) Sam Shovel - Case of the Curbstone Murder.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-12-09 (243) Sam Shovel - He Died With His Beauts On.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-12-16 (244) Sam Shovel - It Was Time for a Change.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-12-23 (245) Sam Shovel - I'm All Yours in Buttons and Bows.mp3
Abbott & Costello 48-12-30 (246) Sam Shovel - The Murder at the Radio Quiz Show.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-01-20 Sam Shovel - She Was On Her Last Lap.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-01-27 (250) Sam Shovel - General Custer's Last Hamburger Stand.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-02-03 Sam Shovel - He Commited Chop Suey-Cide.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-02-10 (247) Sam Shovel - He Lost His Aunt's Pay.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-02-17 Sam Shovel - Beggars Can't Be Chewers.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-02-24 Sam Shovel - 100 Steps To Take When You Come Face To Face With A Killer.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-03-03 Sam Shovel 'He was Caught with His Prints Down'.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-03-10 Sam Shovel - She Took Off Too Much For Entertainment.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-03-17 St Patrick's Day 'It was His First Square Meal.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-03-24 Sam Shovel - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-03-31 Sam Shovel - There's Good Booze Tonight.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-04-07 Sam Shovel - He Was A Short Order Crook.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-04-28 (263) Sam Shovel - Tony's Home Permanent.mp3
Abbott & Costello 49-05-19 (266) Sam Shovel - Dust Be My Destiny.mp3
Abbott & Costello xx-xx-xx Susquehanna Hat Company.mp3