Archive for 2007

Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Orson Wells and the Mercury Theater On The Air

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Just in time for Halloween is this scratchy old recording of Orson Wells and the actors of the Mercury Theater performing Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Originally broadcast on July 11th, 1938, the show features Mr. Wells directing as well as playing the parts of Dr. Seward and Dracula. This particular recording comes from an album put […]

Sorry, no ‘Sounds to Make You Shiver’ this year

Friday, October 5th, 2007

It is getting to be that time of year again and I can tell by looking at my access logs that many of you are coming here looking for the old ‘Sounds to Make You Shiver’ lp that was produced by the Pickwick record label. Traditionally we have hosted the album here at the Orphanage […]

Album Share: Nip Nelson

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Submitted for your listening pleasure are the comedy and musical styings of impressionist, comedian, singer, and song parodist Nip Nelson. I have little information on Mr. Nelson. He seems to have been an active entertainer in the middle of the last century. He appeared on the television program ‘Toast of the Town’ (a.k.a. The Ed […]