Star Spangled Radio Hour - 4.14.18

Saturday, April 14th

SSRH 410

April 14, 2018


Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra

39th AAF Base Unit (Radio Production), New York

Directed by M/Sgt. Harry Bluestone

Music from America

Recorded Tuesday, January 30, 1945

NBC Studio 6-A

Radio City

New York


Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra

Second Radio Production Unit, New Haven, CT

Directed by Capt. Glenn Miller

Uncle Sam Presents

Recorded Friday, January 22, 1944

NBC Studio 6-A

Radio City

New York


Lt. Donald Briggs, announcer

Capt. Glenn Miller, host

Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra

First Radio Production Unit, Santa Ana, CA

Directed by Maj. Eddie Dunstedter and M/Sgt. Felix Slatkin

Command Performance 54

Dedicated to the Armed Forces of the British Commonwealth and British Army Week

Recorded Wednesday, February 24, 1943

CBS Hollywood Studio A


Harry Von Zell announcer

Bob Hope, host

with Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Carmen Miranda and her Banda Da Lua, the Music Maids,

AAF First Radio Unit Orchestra (Guest Conductor Capt. Meredith Willson)

G. I. Jive 1146

Recorded 1946

Radio Recorders

Los Angeles

Martha Wilkerson, host

Glenn Miller and his Orchestra

Chesterfield Moonlight Serenade

Wednesday, May 15, 1940

10:00-10:15 pm

Duke Indoor Stadium

(now Cameron Indoor Stadium)

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina


Larry Bruff, announcer

Glenn Miller, host

(Audience: 12,000)

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra

Fame and Fortune

Thursday, October 17, 1940

5:30 – 6:00 pm

NBC Hollywood


Feed B. Cole, announcer

Tommy Dorsey, host

Horace Heidt and Ruth Lowe, guests

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra

Broadcast to Scandinavia

Monday, January 15, 1940

NBC Radio City

New York

NBC-White (International)

July 1943

Hotel Astor

New York


Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

Broadcast to Peru

Wednesday, December 14, 1938

(Exact time unknown)

Blue Room

Hotel Lincoln

New York

(NBC-White) (International)

Bill Spargrove, announcer

SSRH 410 Playlist

(30Jan45) I Sustain the Wings (opening theme), Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night of the Week), Don’t Ever Change, Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive (Sgt. Bob Carroll. Vocal), After You’ve Gone, I Sustain the Wings (closing theme); (22Jan44) I Sustain the Wings (opening theme), Enlisted Men’s mess, Moon Dreams (Sgt. Johnny Desmond and the Crew Chiefs, vocal) (complete arrangement), Oh! What a Beautiful Morning (Sgt. Johnny Desmond and the Crew Chiefs, vocal), I Sustain the Wings (closing theme), Bubble Bath (ride out) (original Mel Powell arrangement with strings); (24Feb43) Over There (opening fanfare), Moonlight Becomes You (Dinah Shore with AAF Orchestra), It’s A Long Way to Tipperary (Bing Crosby and Dinah Shore with AAF Orchestra), Stairway to the Stars ( AAF Orchestra), Medley of Brazilian Hits (Carmen Miranda and her Banda da Lua), You Are My Sunshine Bing Crosby and the Music Maids with AAF Orchestra), It Ain’t Necessarily So Bing Crosby and Dinah Shore with Capt. Meredith Wilson conducting AAF Orchestra), Over There (closing fanfare); (1946) Boy Meets Horn (Benny Goodman), Here I Go Again (Dinah Shore), Holiday for Strings (Spike Jones). Tampico (Stan Kenton); (15May40) Moonlight Serenade (opening theme), Wham (re-Bop-Boom-Bam) (Marion Hutton, vocal); Medley: Sweet Leilani, Faithful to You (Ray Eberle, vocal), Smoke Rings (borrowed from Casa Loma), Under a Blanket of Blue; The Saint Louis Blues, Moonlight Serenade (closing theme); (17Oct40) I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You (opening theme), I’m Nobody’s Baby (Connie Haines, vocal), Only Forever (Frank Sinatra, vocal), Medley: Song of India, Marie (Frank Sinatra and the band, vocal), Horace Heidt and Ruth Lowe dialogue with Tommy Dorsey; (15Jan40) Let’s Dance (opening theme), Scatterbrain, Indian Summer (Helen Forrest, vocal), One O’Clock Jump (partial); (1943) Stealin’ Apples, Good-Bye (closing theme); (14Dec38) Nightmare (opening theme), Begin the Beguine, Deep in a Dream (Helen Forrest, vocal), Back Bay Shuffle (to close)