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Episode 162 – Beware part 2

Posted in comedy, musical on February 28th, 2011 by admin

Benjamin Ware III will not budge on keeping the college alive, so Louis (Louis Jordan) gets ideas to battle him onstage and on the balance sheet. Part 2 of 2.

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Soundies @Wikipedia
Soundie of “Caldonia” by Louis Jordan (@YouTube)
Soundie of “Let the Good Times Roll” (@YouTube)
Louis Jordan @Perfect Sound Forever

Episode 161 – Beware part 1

Posted in comedy, musical on February 22nd, 2011 by admin

Starring as himself, Louis Jordan and his band find their train delayed in a small Ohio town which just happens to have a college Jordan attended long ago – a college which may close soon due to a loss in funding. 1946. Part 1 of 2.

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LouisJordan.com
Louis Jordan @Wikipedia
Louis Jordan @Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Episode 160 – Trocadero part 2

Posted in drama, musical on February 16th, 2011 by admin

The new club is off and running, but sister and brother are plagued by romantic troubles: Judy with bandleader Spike, Johnny with a snobby heiress. Part 2 of 2.

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Sheldon Leonard @Museum of Broadcast Communications
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Episode 159 – Trocadero part 1

Posted in drama, musical on February 8th, 2011 by admin

In this fictionalized account of the start of the famous Hollywood nightclub, a brother and sister try to navigate changing tastes in music to carry out the ambitions of their beloved adoptive father. 1944. Part 1 of 2.

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The real Trocadero @Wikipedia
The Parisian Trocadero @Wikipedia
Other places called “Trocadero”