Star Spangled Radio Hour- 10.3.20

Friday, October 2nd

SSRH 539 

October 3, 2020  

 

WELCOME HOME – Part 1 

 

Major Glenn Miller’s Army Air Forces Orchestra 

Directed by T/Sgt. Jerry Gray 

 

I Sustain the Wings 

Saturday, September 29, 1945 

11:30 pm – Midnight broadcast 

NBC Radio City 

Rockefeller Center 

New York, NY 

(NBC) (WEAF) 

Lt. Paul Dudley, announcer 

Sgt. Tom Hudson, host 

 

I Sustain the Wings 

Saturday, October 6, 1945 

6:00 – 6:30 pm rehearsal (complete) 

11:30 pm - Midnight broadcast (parts) 

NBC Radio City 

Rockefeller Center 

New York, NY 

(NBC) (WEAF) 

Lt. Paul Dudley, announcer 

Sgt. Tom Hudson, host 

 

I Sustain the Wings 

Saturday, October 13, 1945 

6:00 – 6:30 pm rehearsal (complete) 

11:30 pm -Midnight broadcast (parts) 

NBC Radio City 

Rockefeller Center 

New York, NY 

(NBC) (WEAF) 

Lt. Paul Dudley, announcer 

Sgt. Tom Hudson, host 

 

SSRH 539 Playlist 

 

(29Sep45, 11:30 pm) The Army Air Corps (opening fanfare), I Sustain the Wings (opening theme), Flying Home, Long Ago (and Far Away) (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), Message from Gen. H. H. Arnold, Medley: Long, Long Ago (old), Laura (new) (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), Cherokee (Indian Love Song) (borrowed from Charlie Barnet), Blue Rain (blue), AAF dramatic skit, Russian Patrol (Red Cavalry March), Moonlight Serenade (closing theme) (6Oct45, 6:00 pm) The Army Air Corps (opening fanfare), I Sustain the Wings (opening theme), Passage Interdit (AFRS BML P-502), The More I See You (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal) (AFRS BML P-502), Major Jack Best interview; Medley: Danny Boy (old), I Don’t Want to be Loved (by Anyone Else but You) (new) (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal) (AFRS BML P-604), Stompin’ at the Savoy (borrowed from Benny Goodman), Deep Purple (blue); Air Force Reserve plug, American Patrol (AFRS BML P-602), Song and Dance (Swing Shift theme, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive (Mister In-Between) (T/Sgt. Ray McKinley and the Crew Chiefs, vocal), Moonlight Serenade (closing theme) (6Oct45, 11:30 pm) Passage Interdit, The More I See You (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal); Medley: Danny Boy (old), I Don’t Want to be Loved (by Anyone Else but You) (new) (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), Stompin’ at the Savoy (borrowed from Benny Goodman), Deep Purple (blue); Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive (Mister In-Between) (T/Sgt. Ray McKinley and the Crew Chiefs, vocal) (13Oct45, 6:00 pm) The Army Air Corps (opening fanfare), I Sustain the Wings (opening theme), Tail End Charlie (AFRS BML P-604), Symphony (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal, French and English languages) (AFRS BML P-501), Welcome Home to the 58th Bombardment Wing, 20th Air Force; Medley: In the Gloaming (old), Homesick – That’s All (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal) (new) (AFRS BML P-502), I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Baby) (Pvt. Peanuts Hucko, vocal; Pvt. Bernie Privin, trumpet) (borrowed from Louis Armstrong) (AFRS BML P-604), Rhapsody in Blue (blue) (AFRS BML P-501); Tuxedo Junction (AFRS BML P-501), Oranges and Lemons (Sgt. Johnny Desmond and the Crew Chiefs, vocal) (AFRS BML P-602), Moonlight Serenade (closing theme) (13Oct45, 11:30 pm)  Symphony (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal, French and English languages), Homesick – That’s All (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), Rhapsody in Blue, Oranges and Lemons (Sgt. Johnny Desmond and the Crew Chiefs, vocal). To be continued. 
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