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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Great Moments From Lum and Abner, Part 2 (4/12/14)

1:10:43 – A compilation of some of my favorite clips from my favorite old-time radio program, Lum and Abner. Second of four audio releases. I’m hoping these clips will give you a good idea who the varied characters are. Keep in mind that most of these characters were played by either Chester Lauck (Lum Edwards, Grandpappy Spears, Cedric Weehunt) or Norris Goff (Abner Peabody, Dick Huddleston, Squire Skimp, Mousey Gray, Ulysses S. Quincy, Doc Miller). These clips are taken from various storylines from the run of the series, but hopefully I’ve included enough that they can be easily followed outside of context of the episodes. The “two old fellows” manage the Jotem Down Store for most of the series, with the occasional side venture into some other business, including a movie theater, a circus, a bank, and a radio station, among many others. This collection just barely scratches the surface of this top-notch old-time radio program, which aired from 1933 to 1954. Oh, what a beauty day!

Keep an ear out for Ben Withers (Clarence Hartzell, who played Uncle Fletcher in Vic and Sade).

To listen to Great Moments From Lum and Abner, Part 1, click here.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.
Attribution: by Shambles Constant – more info at
Released April 2014 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by Shambles at 12:54 pm filed in Apr14,Shambles  


  1. These are great fun! Thanks for the trouble you went to to make these.

    Comment by Jimbo — April 12, 2014 @ 2:22 pm

  2. Indeed, I am bountifully entertained by these!! Thanks!!

    Comment by pqribber — April 13, 2014 @ 10:09 am

  3. Cheers, guys! 🙂 I was looking through some of my old shows and remembered that I had only ever posted Part 1 of these, had intended to post the rest last summer. Fortunately it’s not too late!

    Comment by Shambles — April 13, 2014 @ 10:13 am

  4. Any true fan of Lum and Abner must listen to my podcast done a couple or more years ago, where I yak about the series… any fan of the show will enjoy my true anger exhibited here:

    Comment by Jimbo — April 13, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

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