Re: Dropbox/OneDrive/pCloud - Let George Do It v2212 #updated-distro
LGDI 48-06-28 (088) The Racket.mp3 from the 2008 set and Let George Do It 1948-06-28 (094) Mr. Korawski - American.mp3 from the new set are not the same episode.
It’s the same script but it’s two different performances. In the one Mr. Korawski reads the letter, in the other he starts and Brooksie finishes.
Also, in the new one the announcer gives the episode title. My observation is that this practice did not begin until 1949. The doesn’t happen in the old one.
I have seen the new one listed from a couple of download sites as 1949-07-11 Mr Korawski American, which is certainly not authoritative, most references list the episode of that date as “unknown”.
But … the old one’s intro does sound like all the other 1948 episodes and the new one’s does sound like the 1949 ones.
I got nothing useful, radio schedule wise, from newspaperarchive.com trying to figure this out.
But they are different, so they ought to at least both be preserved.
Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2022 7:35 AM
Subject: [OTRRDistroGroup] Dropbox/OneDrive/pCloud - Let George Do It v2212 #updated-distro
OTRR maintained Let George Do It v2212 (10.5 GB on Windows/244 episodes) is available for download from Dropbox, OneDrive or pCloud. Thanks to all those who made this collection possible.
IMPORTANT: This is being distributed as three zip files. In Windows, right-click on the file and choose Extract all.
These links will be available for 30 days. The episodes of this set will be released on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@otrr starting December 25.
- Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1y7n0gugcdk761k/AAAUJ4jzlSe1FbX0OW1BgMuza?dl=0
- OneDrive: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Al5Sbh6lIkj5jqJvyoyNP4ntoN30_g?e=z7aQOr
- pCloud: https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZdJysVZyyCEmBfdUaXi3k6pENeloYJuYnrV
Let George Do It was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954. It starred Bob Bailey as detective-for-hire George Valentine (with Olan Soule stepping into the role in 1954). Clients came to Valentine's office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad: “Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine.”
The few earliest episodes were more sitcom than private eye shows, with a studio audience providing scattered laughter at the not-so-funny scripts. Soon the audience was banished, and George went from stumbling comedic hero to tough guy private eye and the music from wah-wah-wah to suspenseful.
Valentine's secretary was Claire Brooks, aka Brooksie (Frances Robinson, Virginia Gregg, Lillian Buyeff). As Valentine made his rounds in search of the bad guys, he usually encountered Brooksie's kid brother, Sonny (Eddie Firestone), Lieutenant Riley (Wally Maher) and elevator man Caleb (Joseph Kearns). For the first few shows, Sonny was George's assistant, but he was soon relegated to an occasional character.
Sponsored by Standard Oil, the program was broadcast on the West Coast Mutual Broadcasting System from October 18, 1946 to September 27, 1954, first on Friday evenings and then on Mondays. In its last season, transcriptions were aired in New York, Wednesdays at 9:30pm, from January 20, 1954 to January 12, 1955.
John Hiestand was the program's announcer. Don Clark directed the scripts by David Victor and Jackson Gillis. The background music was supplied by Eddie Dunstedter, initially with a full orchestra. When television supplanted radio as the country's primary home entertainment, radio budgets got skimpier and skimpier and Dunstedter's orchestra was replaced by an organ.
- Most episodes upgraded in sound quality. Many also updated to lossless format.
- Documentation proofed and updated.