Star Spangled Radio Hour - 4.13.19

Saturday, April 13th

SSRH 462


April 13, 2019


Glenn Miller and his Orchestra


Celebrating Moonlight Serenade’s 80th Birthday


Frank Dailey’s Meadowbrook Ballroom


Cedar Grove, New Jersey


Monday, March 27, 1939


Midnight – 12: 30 a.m.


NBC-Blue


(WJZ)


Bluebird Recording Session


Victor Studios


New York


April 4, 1939


Frank Dailey’s Meadowbrook Ballroom


Cedar Grove, New Jersey


April 7, 1939


11:30 p.m. – Midnight


NBC-Blue


(WJZ)


Bluebird Recording Session


Victor Studios


New York


April 10, 1939


Bluebird Recording Session


Victor Studios


New York


April 18, 1939


Frank Dailey’s Meadowbrook Ballroom


Cedar Grove, New Jersey


Tuesday, April 18, 1939


11:30 p.m. – Midnight


NBC-Blue


(WJZ)


Charles Nobles, announcer


SSRH 462 Playlist:


(27Mar39) Moonlight Serenade (opening theme, so identified for the first extant time on the air), Pagan Love Song, Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me (Ray Eberle, vocal), Romance Runs in the Family (Marion Hutton, vocal), We’ve Come a Long Way Together (Ray Eberle, vocal) (RCA Victor LPT-6701), Dipper Mouth Blues (Sugar Foot Stomp) (dedicated to the University of Colorado Boulder), The Moon is a Silver Dollar (Marion Hutton, vocal), Heaven Can Wait (Ray Eberle, vocal) (RCA Victor LPT-6701), Bugle Call Rag, Sometime (Ray Eberle, vocal), Moonlight Serenade (closing theme) 


(4Apr39) The Chestnut Tree (test pressing) (BS-035699-1/B-10201) (Marion Hutton, vocal), And the Angels Sing (test pressing) (BS-35700-1/B-10201) (Ray Eberle, vocal), Moonlight Serenade (alternate test pressing) (BS-035701-2/Unissued), The Lady’s in Love with You (BS-035702-1/B-10229) (Tex Beneke and Glenn Miller, vocal)


(7Apr39) Opening theme missing, The Blue Room (partial), Don't Worry ‘Bout Me (Ray Eberle, vocal), My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Marion Hutton, vocal), East Side of Heaven (Ray Eberle, vocal), When Paw Was Courtin’ Ma (Tex Beneke and Glenn Miller, vocal), I Want My Share of Love (Marion Hutton, vocal), Pagan Love Song, Moonlight Serenade (closing theme)


(10Apr39) Wishing (Will Make it So) (test pressing) (BS-035729-1/B-10219) (Ray Eberle, vocal) (Glenn Miller’s first #1 tune), Three Little Fishes (test pressing) (BS-035730-1/B-10219) (Tex Beneke and Marion Hutton, vocal), Sunrise Serenade (BS-035731-1/B-10214), Little Brown Jug (BS-35732/B-10286)


(18Apr39) My Last Goodbye (BS-035764-1/B-10229) (Ray Eberle, vocal), But It Didn’t Mean a Thing (BS-035765-1/B-10269) (Marion Hutton, vocal), Pavanne (BS-035766-1/B-10286), Runnin’ Wild (An Ebony Jazz Tune) (test pressing) (BS-035767-2/B-10269)


(18 Apr 39) Moonlight Serenade (opening theme), The Lady’s in Love with You (Tex Beneke and Glenn Miller, vocal), Wishing (Will Make it So) (Ray Eberle, vocal), Pavanne, And the Angels Sing (Ray Eberle, vocal), King Porter Stomp, The Moon is a Silver Dollar (Marion Hutton, vocal), Sometime (Ray Eberle, vocal) (RCA Victor LPM/LSP-2769),  Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood, Mama) (Marion Hutton and the Band, vocal), Moonlight Serenade (closing theme)
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