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Poster: gestroud Date: Feb 3, 2016 2:50pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: RIP Bob Elliott :-(

One half of one of America's most famous comedy teams, Bob & Ray. Feb 2, 2016 -- 92 years young. http://goo.gl/AAp1OM Many shows available here on the Archive https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22bob+and+ray%22 Also has some videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bob+and+ray
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Poster: PDGazette2 Date: Feb 3, 2016 5:28pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: RIP Bob Elliott :-(

Preach. All hail the master of dry wit and wisdom! Condolences to his kids and grandkids.

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Poster: BNRToast Date: Feb 3, 2016 5:42pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: RIP Bob Elliott :-(

A man of great humor and intelligence, Bob produced decades of timeless, funny material. The recordings of his and Ray's work will continue to brighten the spirits of those who hear them.
A correspondence to the Toasters two weeks ago brought the message that at 92, it brought Bob great pleasure in hearing there were still die-hard fans out there. I suggest we all hang by our thumbs.
We will post some recently restored shows from 1973 in a few days here. https://archive.org/details/bobandraytoaster

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Poster: Harry Wilson Date: Feb 4, 2016 1:03am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: RIP Bob Elliott :-(



I always thought it was sad that so many creators of Old Time Radio must have believed that their work was forever lost to history. It’s good to know that at least one had the satisfaction of knowing his endeavours were still being appreciated all these decades later.

Since Christmas (and purely by coincidence), all of my OTR listening has been Bob & Ray. I started with all of the 1940s WHDH Boston shows, and had almost completed the 1950s Bob & Ray Present The CBS Radio Network, with a handful of 1970s shows mixed in. The great thing is that when you've played all of their shows, you can go back to the beginning and start all over again, and they sound as fresh as the first listening. One never tires of Bob & Ray.

For those unfamiliar with Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, here's a nice primer courtesy of the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/arts/television/recalling-bob-and-ray-who-paved-the-way-for-todays-deadpan-humor.html

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P.S. Mr. Toast, I sent you a brief email today; I'll follow up with some questions and info soon. I am working on annotations, and need your input on how to proceed.