Star Spangled Radio Hour - 6.16.19

Friday, June 14th

SSRH 471

June 15, 2019

Summer of 1939, Part One

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

Old Gold Melody and Madness

Tuesday, June 20, 1939

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. PDT

NBC Hollywood


Knox Manning, announcer

Robert Benchley, host

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra

Friday, June 30, 1939

11:30 p.m. -12:00 a.m. EDT

Sky-Cooled Roof

Hotel Pennsylvania

New York


Lyle Van, announcer

Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra

Tuesday, June 13, 1939

5:00 – 5:30 pm EDT

Meadowbrook Ballroom

Cedar Grove, New Jersey


Bill Abernathy, announcer

SSRH 471 Playlist:

(20Jun39) Crazy Rhythm (opening theme), Robert Benchley monologue. Together, commercial, Benchley comedy sketch, If I Didn’t Care (Helen Forrest, vocal) (incomplete – damaged disc), commercial, Show Your Linen, Miss Richardson (Tony Pastor, vocal); Benchley: Bouncing Broomstick, Tibet; Non Stop Flight, commercial, program close, If I Didn’t Care (reprise) (30Jun39) I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You (opening theme), Is It Possible? (Edythe Wright, vocal), I Poured My Heart into a Song (Jack Leonard, vocal), Al Fresco, White Sails (Jack Leonard, vocal), Boogie Woogie (to station break), You Don’t KnowHow Much You Can Suffer (Edythe Wright, vocal), This Is No Dream (Jack Leonard, vocal), Yearning (Jack Leonard and the band, vocal), The Skater’s Waltz (Sy Oliver arrangement), I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You (closing theme) (13Jun39): Contrasts (opening theme), Is It Possible? (Helen O’Connell, vocal), All I Remember Is You (Helen O’Connell, vocal), An Old Fashioned Tune Is Always New (Don Matteson, vocal), Stairway To The Stars (Bob Eberly, vocal), Hollywood Pastime (to station break), Why Couldn’t It Last, Last Night (upcut following vocal) (incomplete), You’re A Lucky Guy (Helen O’Connell, vocal), My Prayer (Bob Eberly, vocal), Bugle Call Rag, Contrasts (closing theme)