Saturday, August 13, 2011

Commercial Break - Delta Airlines / March 1962 (Featuring The Sportsmen Quartet)


The Sportsmen Quartet was a popular "barbershop quartet" singing group from the 1930s through the 1970s, and was featured on numerous radio shows, including The Jack Benny Show, The Rudy Vallee Show, The Eddie Cantor Show, and others. Jay Meyer, who sang with the quartet from 1951 to 1954 and who passed away in 2009, is one of the singing statues in the 2003 Walt Disney movie, The Haunted Mansion.

Here, The Sportsmen Quartet (with some help from our favorite morning man, Bob Crane) promotes Delta Airlines in this 1962 radio spot.

Delta Airlines Radio Spot / Performed by The Sportsmen Quartet
Bob Crane / KNX-CBS Radio
March 9, 1962

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