I am new to this list. Was recommended to join by David Sager of the
Library of Congress with whom I spoke with last week about possible old
radio shows that featured Eden Ahbez---the composer of the American
standard "Nature Boy."
Here are the main three shows I am searching for (based in listings from
newspaper and radio/TV industry publications from 1948-49):
-June 5, 1948 episode of Alan Lomax's "The Ballad Man" in which he plays
"Nature Boy" and discusses its lyrics.
-Fall 1948, unnamed talk show on KMPC-Los Angeles in which Ahbez himself
hosts five minute segments, talking about health tips and spirituality, and
playing one song per episode. I have about five news clippings announcing
this show. No exact dates however.
-A May 1949 episode of "This Is Broadway," CBS Radio, a talent show
featuring guest panelists such as big-band legend Artie Shaw and author
Clifton Fadiman. Ahbez appeared on one of the earliest episodes which
may've also been filmed and broadcast on television.
Thanks for taking a look. If anyone knows of any other programs related to
Ahbez or "Nature Boy" I would be most grateful to find them as well.