Star Spangled Radio Hour - 10.27.18

Saturday, October 27th

SSRH 438

October 27, 2018


Camel Caravan No. 52

Tuesday, September 20, 1938

8:30 – 9:00 p. m.

Tower Theater

Kansas City, Missouri


Harry Holcomb, announcer

Benny Goodman, host

Camel Caravan No. 53

Tuesday, September 27, 1938

8:30 – 9:00 p. m.

WBBM-CBS Studios

Chicago, Illinois


Dan Seymour, announcer

Benny Goodman, host


Benny Goodman, leader and clarinet; Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, trumpets; Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, trombones; Dave Matthews, Noni Bernardi, alto sax; Art Rollini, Bud Freeman, tenor sax; Jess Stacey, piano; Ben Heller, guitar; Harry Goodman, bass; Dave Tough, drums; Martha Tilton, vocalist (ill); Trio: Benny Goodman, clarinet, Teddy Wilson, piano, Lionel Hampton, drums; Quartet: Benny Goodman, clarinet; Dave Tough, drums; Lionel Hampton, vibes and Teddy Wilson, piano; Quartet 

Program Notes:

Vocalist Martha Tilton is absent from both broadcasts due to illness. The band plays her vocals as instrumentals with pianist Jess Stacy filling in the parts. Announcer Dan Seymour is also under the weather on September 20 and Harry Holcomb substitutes in addition to his Camel commercial chores. You will hear the band perform “Don’t Let That Moon Get Away” and “Moten Swing” (highly recommended) for the only time they ever broadcast either tune.

SSRH 438 Playlist:

(20Sep38) Let’s Dance (opening theme), Russian Lullaby, I’ve Got a Pocketful of Dreams, Don’t Let That Moon Get Away (Trio), Moten Swing, Oh! Lady Be Good, Margie (Harry James, trumpet), Star Dust, Chinatown, My Chinatown (piano duet, Lionel Hampton and Jess Stacy), Bumble Bee Stomp, Good-Bye (closing theme) (27Sep38) Let’s Dance (opening theme), Rose of the Rio Grande, Lullaby in Rhythm, The Yam, You’re Blasé (Trio), Ciribiribin, The Sheik of Araby (Quartet), Sometimes I’m Happy, One O’ Clock Jump, Good-Bye (closing theme)
Extras, from restored 78s in the GMA Collectrions:

Victor Recording Session

September 12, 1938

Chicago, Illinois

BS 025466-1

Victor 26071-B

You’re A Sweet Little Headache

Martha Tilton, vocal

Victor Recording Session

September 14, 1938

Chicago, Illinois

BS 025476-1

Victor 26060-A


BS 025477-1

Victor 26053-B

What Have You Got That Gets Me?

Martha Tilton, vocal

BS 025478-1

Victor 26060-B

Russian Lullaby

Victor Recording Session

November 10, 1938

New York

BS 028942-1

Victor 26099-B

Sing For Your Supper

Martha Tilton, vocal

BS 028943-1

Victor 26107-A