Little Orley

Little Orley Radio Shows

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What a comeback -- after being forgotten for decades, Lumpy Brannum's Little Orley creation has been resurrected and released onto CD for the enjoyment of new generations. And with Little Orley Radio Shows, listeners get Orley stories heard for the first time since their original live performances on the Fred Waring radio show in the mid-'40s. Orley's fanciful adventures are sweet and chock-full of funny character voices and catchy musical themes. Different performances of a few of the stories do appear on other recordings under different titles, including "Orley's Visiting Engine" ("Little Orley & the Engine"), but the rest are unavailable anywhere else. And it's great to hear Orley stories told to a live audience and hear the radio announcer's introduction to each of the weekly segments. [Available at]

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