[78-L] War Of The Wolrds
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Tue Sep 15 10:12:05 PDT 2020
Actually, but 1938, all the songs played on the show by the dance band were thoroughly dated - they would have been appropriate in 1931, but by 1938 there were many newer Latin tunes that had far greater currency.
On 9/15/20, 9:07 AM, "Peter Muhr" <78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com on behalf of pemuhr at gmail.com.invalid> wrote:
Everything, including the Tchaikovsky opening, was played live by a studio
On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 4:23 AM Kristjan Saag <saag at telia.com.invalid>
> 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?
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