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


(NBC-Blue)


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


(NBC-Blue)


Lyle Van, announcer




Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra




Tuesday, June 13, 1939


5:00 – 5:30 pm EDT


Meadowbrook Ballroom


Cedar Grove, New Jersey


(NBC-Blue)


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)
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