Title: Not quite a trivia question
Description: Statesmen radio programs
JohnCBoy - June 6, 2010 06:34 AM (GMT)
Have any of you seen or purchased this recording? If so, I'd like to know a bit more about it.
There is also a similar version by the Blackwood Brothers.
Any info would be appreciated.
James Moore - June 8, 2010 03:08 AM (GMT)
John, I've been gone to campmeeting and got home not long ago, but I wanted to see if anyone had any info about this CD. You would think since I've followed The Statesmen since 1951 until they quit, I would have purchased one of these-but I didn't. Was this set out long, because I never saw it until now.
JohnCBoy - June 8, 2010 03:25 AM (GMT)
James, I've never seen it before and from what I've been able to tell, it's not available for sale anywhere. I am aware of the recordings on the CDs, but I've never seen them packaged this way.
Norm - June 8, 2010 01:55 PM (GMT)
John: Is that the name of the manufacturer or distributor in the top left hand corner? If so, what is the name? Thanks.
teresam - June 8, 2010 04:24 PM (GMT)
John boy I found it on Amazon but its not available
Norm - June 8, 2010 06:23 PM (GMT)
Based on Teresam's Amazon tip, it appears the recordings were distributed by Nostalgia Merchants, a UK company specializing in old radio and TV shows. However, it does not seem to list the Statesmen or Blackwood recordings on its website. In the UK, copyright protection lasts for only 50 years which is why a number of UK companies can distribute recordings (such as 1950s RCA recordings by Elvis) without paying royalties. However, I don't think they are to be sold in countries with longer copyright periods.
Amazon describes the Statesmen CD this way: "The Statesmen produced a daily syndicated radio program in the early 1950s. It is believed they recorded over 500 of these transcriptions. Less than 50 of these 16 inch disc survived. This 3 - CD collection includes 15 of these rare programs digitally remastered for your listening enjoyment. The programs were hosted by Hovie Lister. Also included in this collection is a bonus DVD of TV highlights."
JohnCBoy - June 9, 2010 11:52 AM (GMT)
Thank you all for your help with this.
Gayla - June 9, 2010 03:26 PM (GMT)
Vinylman - June 11, 2010 06:26 PM (GMT)
I am quite sure that my posting has nothing to do with the recordings in the above subject; but, I would like to ask this question: Does anybody remember the Statesmen radio program in the '50's from an Atlanta radio station on Saturday night? The radio station was located on Peach Tree Street. I was in college at that time and enjoyed the program very much.