George Wright – KFAC Broadcast 1950

July 31, 2016

Organ: 5-21 Wurlitzer, Richard Vaughn Residence, Hollywood, CA

From William Coale (George Wright biographer): This broadcast was undoubtedly from one of the three times that Rich Vaughn flew George from his post at the Times Square Paramount in New York City to Los Angeles in 1950 to play these radio shows, normally covered by Gaylord Carter and Ivan Ditmars.

Petite Waltz
Be My Love
My Heart Cries For You
Slavonic Dance No. 5
Over The Rainbow
If I Were A Bell
Orchids In The Moonlight
Anything Goes
Autumn Leaves (playout)

With thanks to Mark Renwick for the supply of the broadcast. Please note that the end of the track has now been edited to remove the duplicate material.

6 Comments

  1. William Coale, Ph.D.

    This broadcast was undoubtedly from one of the three times that Rich Vaughn flew George from his post at the Times Square Paramount in New York City to Los Angeles in 1950 to play these radio shows, normally covered by Gaylord Carter and Ivan Ditmars.

  2. hotpipes-steve

    Thanks for the update, Bill. As you can see, I’ve added your comment to the post above.

  3. Paul Swiderski

    It is interesting to hear the activity on the Vaughn organ even before the Hi Fi record series. I wonder how Carter and Ditmars sounded.

  4. hotpipes-steve

    Indeed, Paul. Are there any recordings of those broadcasts anywhere ‘out there’? Almost certainly somebody recorded them on an early Ampex machine.

  5. Robert Hope-Jones

    Interesting to hear a purer room sound compared to the HIFI recordings. Sounds like GW had yet to regulate the tremulants the Wright way! Wonderful recording and thanks for sharing this Stephen.

  6. hotpipes-steve

    Thanks, Robert, for your feedback – and good to hear the organ without Hi-Fi’s brutal treble boost! You also reminded me that the end of the track needed editing to remove the duplicated material.

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