Star Spangled Radio Hour - 10.19.19

Saturday, October 19th

SSRH 488

October 19, 2019

Armed Forces Radio Service

Autumn 1944, Part 3

G. I. JIVE 718

November 1944

Radio Recorders, Inc.

Los Angeles


Martha Wilkerson, host


From NBC Johnny Mercer’s Music Shop broadcast

Thursday, September 14, 1944

NBC Hollywood


Wendell Niles, announcer

Johnny Mercer, host

With Jo Stafford, June Hutton and the Pied Pipers

Paul Weston Orchestra


Recorded November 7, 1944

CBS Radio Playhouse #4


Ken Carpenter, announcer

Claudette Colbert, host

With Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, Bob Burns, Jimmy Durante,

Corrinna Murra, Igor Gorin, Victor Young Orchestra


Radio Recorders, Inc.

Los Angeles


Harry Mitchell, host


Radio Recorders, Inc.

Los Angeles


Lum & Abner, hosts


Dedicated to the British First Airbourne Division

Recorded October 25, 1944

NBC Hollywood


Don Wilson, vocal

Tallulah Bankhead, host

With Danny Kaye, Ethel Smith, Georgia Gibbs, the Pied Pipers,

Maj. Meredith Willson and the AFRS Orchestra

SSRH 489 Playlist

(AFRS H-12-718) Trumpet Blues (Harry James) (Columbia 36549), Straighten Up and Fly Right (King Cole Trio) (Capitol 154), It Could Happen to You (Jo Stafford) (Capitol 158), Don’t Be That Way (Benny Goodman) (Victor 25792) (AFRS Music Shop 48) Program Open, When the Bloom is on the Sage (Johnny Mercer, vocal), Dance with a Dolly (Johnny Mercer, June Hutton and the Pied Pipers, vocal) (dubbed August 29, 1944 NBC broadcast and AFRS Music Shop 38), Ridin’ Down the Canyon (Jo Stafford, vocal), Comedy Skit (Johnny Mercer and Andy Devine), Cimarron (Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers, vocal), Program Close (AFRS H-18-149) Program Open, I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (theme), Opus #1 (Tommy Dorsey); Sweet Sue, Just You (Bob Burns, bazooka, with Tommy Dorsey, trombone, duet with Dorsey band), Taboo (Corinna Mura, guitar and vocal), On the Sunny Side of the Street (Tommy Dorsey; The Sentimentalists, vocal), Meadowlands (Igor Gorin with Victor Young Orchestra), What is this Thing Called Love (Tommy Dorsey, Bonnie Lou Williams, vocal), Program Close (Sound Off 366) Jiggers (Harry James), I Love You (Bing Crosby), Sure Thing (Ken Darby Chorus), Sweetheart (Frankie Carle), Goodnight, Wherever You Are (Perry Como) (AFRS H-4-512) Starlightin’ Time in Texas, On the New Frontier, Memories in Blue, WIndin’ My Way to Wyoming, Happy Rovin’ Cowboy (Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers, all tunes) (AFRS H-1-115) Program Open, Tabby the Cat (June Hutton and the Pied Pipers, vocal), I Got Rhythm (Ethel Smith, organ), But Not for Me (Georgia Gibbs, vocal), Minnie the Moocher (Danny Kaye, vocal), Program Close