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EPISODE 27: Colette Ryan, Henry Burr, Louise Homer, Lawrence Welk, Nicolas Orlando Orchestra, Yasha Heifitz with Jack Benny

This week: Colette Ryan, Henry Burr, Louise Homer, Lawrence Welk, Nicolas Orlando Orchestra, Yasha Heifitz with Jack Benny Subscribe to the Vaudeville Podcast on iTunes:https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-vaudeville-podcast/id1531469368 On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7y3VLEuXCQXDxM7YocNt6r?si=ZuadRMORSxKdzLDqeyqZyw On GooglePlay:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL3d3dy52YXVkZXZpbGxlc2hvd3MuY2EvZmVlZA?sa=X&ved=0CAQQ9sEGahcKEwjglMX43NvvAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQCg On our Website: http://www.prairievaudeville.com

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26. Edith Clifford, Fats Waller, Ginger Rogers, The Calgary Nurses Bobbed Hair Protest and much more. Vaudeville during the roaring 20s!

Vaudeville will always a reflection of what was going on in society and the roaring twenties were well represented in hundreds of musical, comedy, dance, magic and other vaudeville acts that glorified, lampooned or celebrated the Flappers and other icons … Continue reading

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26. Some Vaudeville Magic

This week: Houdini and Winnipeg’s own, Brian Glow Find out more about Brian Glow here: http://brianglow.com/

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24. Joseph E Howard – The Gay 90s Troubadour

Joseph E Howard is one of the legendary vaudevillians who left a lasting legacy in vaudeville and beyond. Songs like “I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now” “Hello My Baby” and “Goodbye My Lady Love” are just some of the musical … Continue reading

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25. Belle Baker and Gerald Marks

This week: Belle Baker was a vaudevillian headliner who preferred vaudeville to Broadway. She felt to the end of her life that she was 100% vaudevillian. A hugely popular singer who made hits out of songs and songwriters. She introduced … Continue reading

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23. From the Ukulele Virtuosity of Roy Smeck and Cliff Edwards to the brilliance of Stan Laurel and the award winning songwriting of Claire Ness

This week: Roy Smeck, Cliff Edwards, Claire Ness, Flanagan and Allen, Stan Laurel, Laurel and Hardy

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22. Every Vaudevillian Breeze whispered Louise

Like many many vaudevillians, Louise Dresser went into the business because of the need to avoid starvation. For 30,000 vaudevillians who toured the Continent at any one time, it was a job. In spite of the arduous and sometimes humiliating … Continue reading

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21. Shine on Nora Bayes

This week: The vaudevillian life of Nora Bayes, starting with the vaudeville lullaby that my kids heard night after night as they grew up in the world of the Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue. Included in this vodcast is Al Hirshfeld … Continue reading

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20. A vaudevillian crooner, a harpist and a musical sawist walk on stage….

During the halcyon days of vaudeville the harp often took center stage. People loved to hear the beautiful sounds of course, but add a vaudevillian twist and it was a winner. There was never a better example of this and … Continue reading

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19. I Love Lucy in Vaudeville

This Week: The vaudevillian talents of Lucille Ball and her cast and friends. Lucille Ball started out as a chorus girl, but before that she endured as more rejection than you could ever imagine. Constantly learning, tweaking and adding to … Continue reading

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