[78-L] Alvino Rey and The Kings

Steven C. Barr stevenc at interlinks.net
Thu Apr 22 20:11:28 PDT 2010

From: "Dan Van Landingham" <danvanlandingham at yahoo.com>
> As a long time antique radio buff,I'm familiar with their radios although 
> I've never owned one myself.I did know they bought Columbia.Did Obie leave 
> RCA of his own  volition
> or was he fired?Majestic was "The Mighty Monarch of the Air" and,I 
> think,sponsored the Edgar Bergen-Charlie McCarthy radio programme.Majestic 
> even made a radio that
> was named after them.I saw a picture of it once in a radio book some 
> thirty years ago.Come to think of it,I've never seen any Majestic radios 
> from the '40s either.
I USED to have (long & sad tale) a vintage Majestic radio; sadly, the few 
old radios
(& TV's) I now own were the "leftovers" from an impromptu "contents sale" 
my EX-friends decided to hold for me while I was laying in the hospital...?! 
As well,
my long-since-"late" grandmother used to own a postwar Majestic radio-
phonograph...which I grew up playing Spike Jones 78's upon!

As far as your Obie question...ask David Diehl...!

Steven C. Barr 

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