Bob and Ray


(5 stars; 25 reviews)


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

Chapters

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A Change Of Plans 5:20
Arriving In Boston Harbor 5:24
Bus Adventures 5:12
A Cure For Miss Jerri Rodgers 3:56
A Ghostly Rehearsal 4:50
Heading For Meredith, NH 5:13
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Mary Is Missing...Let's Eat! 5:00
Mary the Cabbie 4:21
The Meredith Jinx 4:47
The Mysterious Cab Driver 4:07
Adrift In A Dinghy 4:51
Rowing To Shore 4:47
Shanghaied to Yokohama 4:58
Welcome Aboard the Orlop 5:25
Show Folks From New York 5:20
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Hauled Away 4:45
481225 29:29
491221 30:04
491222 29:09
600305 - Kiddies Book Author 9:34
600308 - Wally Ballew w Professor Groggins 10:24
600311 - Clarinet Comic 11:54
Bob and Ray A Selection of Skits 1 56:21
Bob and Ray A Selection of Skits 2 57:04
Bob and Ray A Selection of Skits 3 1:13:58
Laughing Eddie Upjohn the Human Fireball OK 2:23
bray.1948.08.27 xxx 24:07
bray.1948.09.13 xxx 29:12
bray.1948.10.10 xxx 28:37
bray.1949.01.14 xxx 27:25
bray.1949.07.15 xxx 30:14
bray.1949.07.20 xxx 31:07
bray.1949.07.21 xxx 30:47
bray.1949.07.26 xxx 29:38
bray.1949.07.27 xxx 30:18
bray.1949.07.28 xxx 30:00
bray.1949.07.29 xxx 28:36
bray.1949.07.31 xxx 32:27
bray.1949.08.09 xxx 37:54
bray.1949.08.11 xxx 28:25
bray.1949.08.12 xxx 29:41
bray.1949.08.13 xxx 28:10
bray.1949.08.15 xxx 27:40
bray.1949.08.16 xxx 27:38
bray.1949.08.17 xxx 25:25
bray.1949.08.18 xxx 29:32
bray.1949.08.19 xxx 29:14
bray.1949.08.20 xxx 30:31
bray.1949.08.22 xxx 28:54
bray.1949.08.23 xxx 28:44
bray.1949.08.24 xxx 25:55
bray.1949.08.25 xxx 30:00
bray.1949.08.26 xxx 30:15
bray.1949.08.27 xxx 30:21
bray.1949.08.29 xxx 30:30
bray.1949.08.30 xxx 29:07
bray.1949.08.31 xxx 30:26
bray.1949.09.01 xxx 30:11
bray.1949.09.14 xxx 28:40
bray.1949.09.17 xxx 28:16
bray.1949.09.19 xxx 28:08
bray.1949.09.20 xxx 28:27
bray.1949.09.24 xxx 28:47
bray.1949.09.26 xxx 28:47
bray.1949.10.13 xxx 29:53
bray.1949.10.14 xxx 30:56
bray.1949.10.21 xxx 26:54
bray.1949.11.14 xxx 28:45
bray.1949.11.15 xxx 29:44
bray.1949.11.16 xxx 26:20
bray.1949.11.17 xxx 25:05
bray.1949.12.07 xxx 30:50
bray.1949.12.08 xxx 30:31
bray.1949.12.09 xxx 28:00
bray.1949.12.10 xxx 28:04
bray.1949.12.14 xxx 28:25
bray.1949.12.15 xxx 28:09
bray.1949.12.16 xxx 29:15
bray.1949.12.17 xxx 29:16
bray.1949.12.19 xxx 27:25
bray.1949.12.28 xxx 29:29
bray.1949.12.29 xxx 30:25
bray.1949.12.31 xxx 28:54
bray.1950.02.20 xxx 31:30
bray.1950.10.09 xxx 31:21
bray.1959.02.13 CBS 02 13:58
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 01 11:57
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 02 12:45
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 06 9:21
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 10 12:54
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 13 12:34
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 14 8:56
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 15 12:51
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 16 10:00
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 17 13:04
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 18 12:29
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 19 10:36
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bray.1959.06.29 CBS 23 12:54
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bray.1959.06.29 CBS 25 11:59
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 27 11:34
bray.1959.06.29 CBS 28 13:28
bray.1959.07.13 CBS 02 12:45
bray.1959.07.13 CBS 03 14:34
bray.1959.07.13 CBS 04 12:52
bray.1959.07.13 CBS 05 10:19
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bray.1959.07.13 CBS 10 11:48
bray.1959.07.13 CBS 11 6:26
bray.1959.07.13 CBS 20 12:47
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bray.1959.08.07 CBS 01 9:39
bray.1959.08.10 CBS 01 13:39
bray.1959.08.10 CBS 05 11:19
bray.1959.08.10 CBS 06 12:15
bray.1959.08.10 CBS 13 13:38
bray.1959.08.10 CBS 17 13:32
bray.1959.08.10 CBS 19 13:40
bray.1959.08.10 CBS 21 13:35
bray.1959.08.10 CBS 25 13:06
bray.1959.08.10 CBS 27 7:01
bray.1959.08.10 CBS 28 12:15
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 01 13:41
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 02 13:22
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 03 7:54
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 04 12:51
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 05 12:47
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 06 14:57
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 08 8:56
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 09 10:07
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 10 14:02
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 11 11:50
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 12 13:44
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 13 12:49
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 14 12:43
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 15 12:10
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 16 9:58
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 17 7:32
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 18 7:02
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 19 14:06
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 20 10:21
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 21 13:07
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 22 11:36
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 23 13:45
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 27 9:45
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 28 14:23
bray.1959.08.21 CBS 29 14:02
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 02 13:47
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 03 13:59
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bray.1959.09.21 CBS 09 10:23
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 10 14:09
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 11 14:08
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 12 13:15
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 13 14:12
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 14 14:26
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 15 11:42
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 16 14:01
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 17 13:13
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 18 13:17
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 19 6:35
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 20 11:59
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 21 13:00
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bray.1959.09.21 CBS 23 17:00
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 24 14:18
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 25 13:32
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 26 14:08
bray.1959.09.21 CBS 27 14:14
bray.1959.10.01 CBS 01 11:18
bray.1959.10.01 CBS 03 12:59
bray.1959.10.01 CBS 04 12:48
bray.1959.10.01 CBS 05 6:37
bray.1959.10.01 CBS 06 6:18
bray.1959.10.01 CBS 07 12:46
bray.1959.10.01 CBS 09 11:58
bray.1959.10.02 CBS 01 12:55
bray.1959.10.02 CBS 02 13:35
bray.1959.10.02 CBS 03 12:25
bray.1959.10.03 CBS 01 11:46
bray.1959.10.03 CBS 02 12:06
bray.1959.10.03 CBS 03 11:50
bray.1960.02.02 Audience Questions 12:51
bray.1960.02.03 Concerto of Life and Kiddie Menu 10:40
bray.1960.02.04 Bold Journeyman 11:47
bray.1960.02.05 Green Pickerall 10:46
bray.1960.02.17 Mr Science 10:49
bray.1960.02.18 More McBB Family Singers 10:58
bray.1960.03.10 One Fellas Family and Impersonator 10:39
bray.1963.xx.xx Ballew Air Traffic Report 3:30
bray.1963.xx.xx Barkley Overstreet and the Tender 4:08
bray.1963.xx.xx Barry Campbells Movie Premier 3:19
bray.1963.xx.xx Cheapers Discount Dept Store 3:17
bray.1963.xx.xx Fractions in the Supermarket 3:32
bray.1963.xx.xx McBB Twins New Instrumentation 2:41
bray.1963.xx.xx Postcard Pavillion at the Worlds 3:06
bray.1964.xx.xx Bob and Ray Summer Home 3:12
bray.1964.xx.xx Junior Bob and Ray Hopefuls 3:57
bray.1964.xx.xx The New Sturdley-8 3:09
bray.1973.03.13 WOR 30:53
bray.1973.03.14 WOR 27:07
bray.1973.03.16 WOR 31:50
bray.1973.03.20 WOR 21:53
bray.1973.03.21 WOR 31:11
bray.1973.03.22 WOR 29:14
bray.1973.03.23 WOR 23:34
bray.1973.03.26 WOR 27:11
bray.1973.03.27 WOR 31:15
bray.1973.03.28 WOR 18:50
bray.1973.xx.xx Biff Burns PickUp Sticks 3:27
bray.1973.xx.xx Calvins Cartoon Club 4:24
bray.1973.xx.xx Squad Car 119 Holdup at 7226 Alameda 3:31

Reviews

misdating some guesing on corrections

(5 stars)

THREE OF THE PROGRAMS WERE MISDATED: bray.1948.08.27_xxx THIS SHOW FEB MORE LIKELY ON 5,6, OR 7 1951. ADVERTISEMENT FOR 1951 CHRYSLER WINDSOR MODELS, PREMIER SHOW DATE 'THIS COMING SATURDAY' FEBRUARY 10. USE OF PHRASE 'THIS COMING SATURDAY' SEEMS TO INDICATE FEB 5,6 OR 7 RATHER THAN FEB 8 OR 9 FOR BROADCAST DATE. bray.1948.12.25_xxx THIS IS SEPT 09 1948.mp3 [THIS SHOW WAS LISTED AS JUST "481225.MP3"] LINDA LOVELY: TO MORROW AN OFFICER SAYS 'YOU'RE UNDER ARREST' DEC 25 1948 IS A SATURDAY; NO SUNDAY SHOW. PLUS ADVERTISEMENT [REAL] FOR SOAPINE; SUCH A GOOD DEAL B & R SAY BUY SOAPINE INSTEAD OF A TURKEY FOR THANKSGIVING. bray.1948.10.10_xxx THIS IS FRIDAY SEPT 10 1948.mp3 DATE CONFIRMED ON AIR. PLUS ON LINDA LOVELY EPISODE, OFFICER SAYS 'YOU'RE UNDER ARREST'; NEXT LINDA LOVELY EPISODE ON MONDAY. ADVERTISEMENT: WONDERLAND REVERE LAST NIGHT IS ON 11TH. bray.1948.09.13_xxx THIS REALLY IS MONDAY, SEPT 13 1948.mp3 STATEMENTS: BRIGHT DAY TO START THE WEEK OFF, AND HOTTEST SEPT 13. ON LINDA LOVELY EPISODE THE SETTING IS WONDERLAND REVERE [GREHOUND RACETRACK], WHICH IS STATED AS HAVING LAST RACE DAY ON 11TH, AND THAT THEREFORE THE SCRIPT OUGHT TO HAVE BEEN SET WHEN PLACE WAS OPEN. ============================================== bray.1950.02.20_xxx. 01.mp3 DATING ERROR HEAVY EMPASIS ON AIR-CONDITIONED COMFORT AND RELEF FROM HEAT IN THE ADVERTISEMENTS FOR NEW HAVEN RAILROAD PARK LANE LOUNGE BAR. WARM WEATHER CYNTHIA CANDY CLOSED THIS NOT LIKELY IN FEBRUARY. bray.1950.10.09_xxx 01.mp3 HEAVY EMPASIS ON AIR-CONDITIONED COMFORT AND RELIEF FROM HEAT IN THE ADVERTISEMENTS FOR NEW HAVEN RAILROAD PARK LANE LOUNGE BAR. THIS IS POSSIBLE IN SEPTEMBER, HOWEVER THIS IS LAST SHOW OF SEASON. JUNE MORE LIKELY. THE ABOVE MAY ALSO BE WRONG YEAR, BUT I'M CHECKING REFERENCES [CHANNEL SWIMMERS]. ================================================ bray.1900.00.00_How_to_Impress_the_Waitress THIS BROADCAST WAS ON THE SATURDAY AT START OF LABOR/LABOUR DAY WEEKEND, 1949 SEPT 3. THIS WAS 'MATINEE WITH BOB AND RAY' STATION WAS WHDH, 8:50 BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETTS STATEMENT: A MON-SAT HALF HOUR SHOW FROM 1:00 TO 1:30. STATEMENT: 'DID YOU SAY A '49 CADILLAC' STATEMENT: THE CARNIVAL IN COHASSETT IS ON MONDAY; 'THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE I'LL HAVE TO TALK ABOUT IT' THEREFORE THIS BROADCAST WAS ON SATURDAY. RAY SAYS HE'LL BE BACK ON MONDAY [BOB WON'T BE IN]. STATEMENT: WONDERLAND REVERE AD': 'TONIGHT'S GREAT SATURDAY NIGHT RACING SHOW' MONDAY IS 'LABOR DAY' [AT 1:00 P.M., A DOUBLE HEADER, SOX VS SENATORS] 'LABOR DAY' IN U.S. IS FIRST MONDAY IN SEPT. IN 1949, FIRST MONDAY IN SEPT WAS 5TH. CORRECT DATE FOR BROADCAST IS 1949 SEPT 3. ADDITIONAL: BOB SNEEZES, AND SAYS HE HAS COLD, OR HAY FEVER. ON SEPT 1 RAY SAYS BOB IS SICK, HAS COLD. FROM SEPT 5 TO OCT 3 RAY ON HOLIDAY ============================================== MAY HAVE MORE INFO IN FUTURE. THREE SEASONS OF MARY BACKSTAGE ALMOST READY TO SEQUENTIAL DATA. NOTE THE ARCHIVE PAGE AND THE PROVIDER'S STATEMENTS: http://www.archive.org/details/BobRay--bobRayPresentTheCbsRadioNetwork1959-60 Reviewer: EasyAceMCMLV - - December 29, 2009 Subject: A note from the provider Pitt---Since it does appear elsewhere but not always (if at all) properly identified (the selection in archive.org's OTR collection is, frankly, a jarbled mess of non-identification making it impossible for Bob & Ray fans to know what they're getting), I donated my collection of their great CBS series properly dated and marked to simplify the searches. :) ============================================== HIGH RATING FOR BOB AND RAY. NOT SO HIGH FOR NON-SEQUENTIAL STATE OF PROGRAMS. ============================================== OTHER GOODIES HERE AND THERE IN ARCHIVE. ALLAN FELDBERG

Bob and Ray radio

(5 stars)

I was a Bostonian when Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding were radio announcers. In the mid '40s, Boston had two MLB teams, Red Sox and Braves. There was an afternoon baseball game broadcast almost every day. Before the games, they began a show called "Baseball Matinee". Later, the name was changed to "Matinee with Bob and Ray". They created a character known as Mary Margaret McGoon, whose specialty was a ginger ale salad - "you just stick in your hand and swish it around!' And Wally Ballou used to announce Mary Backstage: "Now, for the many fans who wait for her on the radio, we present once again the story of Mary Backstage, Noble Wife.......the story of a young girl from a little mining town out west who comes to New York to try to find romance and security as the wife of handsome Harry Backstage, Broadway star....and what it means to be the wife of the dream sweetheart of a million other women." When Pop Beloved, stage door man, would ask the whereabouts of Harry, Mary would always say he was studying his lines. All he ever seemed to say on stage was "Tennis, anyone?"(those were the lines he was constantly studying). He would always enter Stage Left, of course. Then there was the "Hawaiian Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Man", who became luau inspector, and would issue citations when dishes like apple pie came on the menu ("apple pie has no place at a luau").

Bob and Ray aren't Hudson and Landry; Hudson and Landry might be Bob and Ray

(0 stars)

Reviewer: stumper - - November 18, 2008 Bob and Ray preceded the great Hudson and Landry by a lot of year, and by a lot of humor. Hudson and Landry were an excellent team and made some wonder recordings (listen to Ajax Airlines, for example) but copied much of their radio skits from earlier Bob and Ray routines, just as Lohman and Barkley, Rayburn and Finch (and Claven and Finch), Harden and Weaver, probably Willard Scott and Ed Walker (The Joy Boys), and many other did. Harden and Weaver, in their excellent but long out of print autobiography, give credit to Bob and Ray for what they "borrowed". When you consider how long their shows were on, and how much material they went through, it's hard to think of anyone other than Jean Shepherd that might have been as prolific.

Download now!

(5 stars)

These guys are incredible! This and The Jack Benny Show are the two best Old-Time Radio shows. They've held up really well...still very entertaining and not at all corny or dated. The two main shows here, Matinee with Bob & Ray and Bob & Ray Present the CBS Radio Network, are quite different. I personally prefer the spontaneity, humor, and music of the earlier shows. The CBS shows are only half as long (15 min) and much more structured/scripted. And despite the fact that they're much older, the Matinee shows are typically of a higher sound quality. There is something weird going on with the dates listed for the CBS shows. But I'm not complaining...the uploaders get a Smelly Dave-sized thank you from this happy listener!

Bob And Ray Radio Shows

(5 stars)

I discovered Bob and Ray on the Radio in the late 1940s - early 1950s. At that time I was about six or seven years old. At the time, they seemed weird, but also kind of wonderful, in relation to most of the other Radio I was hearing - Ma Perkins, The Guiding LIght and other drivel. I now regard Bob and Ray as the Braque and Picasso of Radio Arts, and the funniest guys I ever heard on the Radio. Thank you for the Archive. I buy what I can afford from L. Josephson over there at the Radio Foundation, but donations are always gratefully accepted. More, more, more, please! I could never get enough.

Laughs Inside and Out

(5 stars)

Listening to these shows opens a whole new look on OTR . Much of what Bob and Ray do is send up the radio shows of its time as well as adding the greatest understated social humor of any time. Its fun to figure out what shows or parts of shows they are skewering and then go find those shows, if you are not familar with them already, and see how sharp the knife went. Aside from the OTR tangent these shows are just plain great comedy. Not always a laugh out loud sort of comedy, often you will find yourself laughing in the depths of your brain...mine makes a nice echo.

Simple is better

(5 stars)

I have been given almost every "Bob and Ray" tape/ cd recording in existence by somebody. It has gotten so bad that I just have to read the title of the skit on the jacket and I start to laugh. The absurd sound effects, lousy voice disguises, and rediculous situations are beyond compare. I am a rejuvinated 50 year fan. NPR recently featured a rifle drill team on the radio and I almost drove off the road laughing, remembering Bob and Ray doing the military drills in a radio competition. I don't think NPR saw the humor in having a drill team on the radio on ten Garrison Keilor show from Chicago!

The Two and Only!

(5 stars)

What a great benefactor of mankind is Mr. Bert Szoghy for depositing this treasure here! The only other place you can get so much Bob and Ray is off an expensive website, with a collection very inferior to this. Granted, some of the recordings duplicate and most need cleaning, but if you know Bob and Ray, it is well worth the work. If you don't know them, get ready for a paradigm shift of fun. Again, thank you Mr. Szoghy!