Amos ‘n’ Andy’s Music Hall

Amos ‘n’ Andy was designed for the radio long before the dawn of television, and it ruled the airwaves. But as the comedy programs on television began causing Americans to switch off their radios, Gosden and Correll tried to adapt. The result was Amos ‘n’ Andy’s Music Hall, a spinoff from the original series that ran from 1954-1960.

This was a daily, recorded program on which the pair played the role of disc jockeys, spinning songs, with only the occasional comedy sketch. They’d sometimes host celebrity guests.

By the time this iteration of the Amos and Andy franchise came about, the original radio show had come to its end as a half-hour weekly broadcast with an announcer and an orchestra. It had been sold from NBC to CBS.