Continued from Page Two:
Rudyard Kipling: Selections from The Jungle Book,
read by Basil Rathbone. Decca DL- 9109, recorded in 1962.
|Sherlock Holmes: The original movie
soundtracks from "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and "The Adventures of
Sherlock Holmes," "The Woman in Green," "The Voice of Terror,"
"The Secret Weapon," "The House of Fear," "Terror by Night" and "Sherlock Holmes Faces
Death" (Murray Hill Records, 1980). I don't know to what extent Basil Rathbone was
involved in the production of these records--perhaps not at all--but for the sake of
completeness, I am including them in this list. Click the sound button to
hear a clip of the Sherlock Holmes movie theme.
Sherlock Holmes theme (423
||Silas Marner (George Eliot) - Caedmon TC
2024 (2 record set). Read by Judith Anderson, with Basil Rathbone as Jeff, George
Rose as Silas, The Squire, and Dunsey, Cathleen Nesbitt as Dolly,
Eileen Atkins as Nancy, and Dawn Brookes as Effie. Click
on the links below to hear short sound clips from Silas Marner.
|Sinbad the Sailor (story from the Arabian Nights) - 3 record set, 78 rpm,
Columbia Masterworks MM-767, 1948. Adapted and directed by Ralph Rose, music from
"Scheherazade" by Rimsky-Korsakov.
Stage Struck (sound recording): a
presented by the Columbia Broadcasting System, Oct. 2, 1953, LWO 2894 (2 reels), recorded
in 1953. Program includes an introduction by Mike Wallace and features the theater
experiences of Shirley Booth, Rosalind Russell, Fred Astaire, Basil Rathbone, Arthur
Schwartz, Lilo, Cy Feuer, Pat Rooney, and a short portion of the Broadway show
The Stingiest Man in Town, 1 record, 33.3
rpm, Columbia CL 950 -- Based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," with
Patrice Munsel, Basil Rathbone, Robert Weede, Vic Damone, Johnny Desmond, the Four Lads ;
Camarata, arranger-conductor. Produced by Joel Spector, Theatrical Enterprises.
Click on the buttons to hear Rathbone sing Christmas tunes from this
Stories of Hawthorne, Vol. 2, Caedmon
TC-1197. Basil Rathbone reads The Scarlet Letter and The Great Stone Face, recorded in
Stories of Hawthorne
Stories of Sherlock Holmes: Silver Blaze
Stories of Sherlock Holmes, vol. 1: "The Speckled
Band" and "The Final Problem" (read by Basil Rathbone): Caedmon Records TC
1172, recorded in 1963.
Stories of Sherlock Holmes vol 2: "The
Redheaded League" - Caedmon TC 1208, recorded in 1966.
Stories of Sherlock Holmes vol. 3: "A Scandal in
Bohemia" - Caedmon TC 1220, recorded in 1967.
Stories of Sherlock Holmes vol. 4: "Silver
Blaze" - Caedmon TC 1240, recorded in 1967.
Tales of Hawthorne: The Minister's Black Veil and Young
Goodman Brown, read by Basil Rathbone, Caedmon TC 1120. Below are three
sound clips from The Minister's Black Veil.
Tales of Hawthorne
||Treasure Island - 3 record set, 78 rpm, Columbia
Masterworks MM-553, recorded in 1929. (also see Page 2: Peter and the Wolf)
Basil Rathbone narrates Treasure Island and Robin Hood -- one 33.3
rpm record, P13895.
|Voices from the Hollywood Past
- Tony Thomas
in conversation with 6 legendary celebrities from the Golden Age of the Movies (Edward G.
Robinson, Basil Rathbone ('58), Walt Disney, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Stan Laurel) -
Below are four sound clips from Tony Thomas' interview with Basil
Walt Disney's "Mr. Toad" from
"The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad," narrated by Basil Rathbone (Capitol
Records EAS 3048), recorded in 1949, 33.3 rpm
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