Franklyn MacCormack

Franklyn MacCormack

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Discography of Franklyn MacCormack:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Deep Relaxation 2 Audio 1952 Stanford Institute
2 The Torch Is Burning 12 Audio 1958 Liberty
3 "Wake Up" Course For Salesmen 2 Audio Stanford Institute
4 "Wake Up" Course For Salesmen 2 Audio Stanford Institute
5 "Wake Up" Course For Salesmen 2 Audio Stanford Institute
6 An Audio Education Recording 2 Audio Stanford Institute
7 The Power Of Praise And Appreciation 4 Audio Stanford Institute
8 Dynamic Leadership 4 Audio Stanford Institute
9 The Torch Is Burning 12 Audio Liberty
10 The Dynamics Of Positive Thinking 4 Audio Stanford Institute
11 Should You Go First / I Have Forgotten You / Beyond The Brightest Star / The Day Is Done 4 Audio Decca
12 Vital Energy 4 Audio Stanford Institute
13 Peaceful Interludes 4 Audio Not On Label
14 Another Evening With Franklyn MacCormack 12 Audio 1965 International Recording Co.


Franklyn MacCormack, born March 8, 1906, in Waterloo, Iowa, one of five children, Franklyn forsook a college education for the theater. His association with Wayne King, one of the great band leaders of the early days of radio, lasted for twelve years. During this time he recorded his famous "Melody of Love" with the Waltz King, which has sold over two million copies to date. Mr. MacCormack was a member of the WBBM radio staff in Chicago from 1932 until 1939. He free-lanced until his return to WBBM-TV in 1954 and then on WGN. Was an all-night deejay in Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s. He was best known for reading poetry over schmaltzy instrumentals at 4 in the morning. Was "your host and companion" of the "All Night Showcase" on WBBM and WGN (720 AM) radio in Chicago from 1959 until his death on (on the air) June 12, 1971. It was sponsored by Meister Brau and aired from 11:05pm to 5:30am six nights a week. The show was also known as the Meisterbrau Showcase and included the Torch Hour. It was a great late night show. He interspersed moody, contemplative music with poetry that he read. I often listened to him late at night when I lived in Illinois growing up. (His name is often misspelled as Franklin McCormack or Franklin Mac Cormack or Franklin McCormick.)


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