[78-L] War Of The Wolrds

Elizabeth McLeod lizmcl at midcoast.com.invalid
Tue Sep 15 04:20:52 PDT 2020

Everything was done live. The orchestra was a group of CBS staff musicians
under the direction of Bernard Herrmann. The "dance band remote" sections
were pastiches intended to sound "small time," hence the hokey arrangements
of tunes that were just a bit out of date.


On 9/15/20 4:23 AM, "Kristjan Saag" <saag at telia.com.invalid> wrote:

> Was the music used in the Orson Wells radio drama taken from commercial
> recordings or played by a studio orchestra? I've searched for possible
> commercial sources, but haven't found any. "La Paloma", for instance,
> had a revival as dance band number in the 1930's, thanks to a few
> movies, probably, and notable recordings were made in 1937 by Lecuona
> Cuban Boys and in 1938 by Xavier Cugat as well as Rosita Serrano.
> But none of these were used in the radio drama.
> Any suggestions?
> Kristjan
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