Star Spangled Radio Hour- 8.1.20

Saturday, August 1st

SSRH 530 August 1, 2020  “A DATE WITH THE DUKE: SUMMER 1945”  Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra  “Your Saturday Date with the Duke” Treasury Department Broadcast No. 13 Saturday, July 7, 1945 5:02-6:00 pm EWT NBC Radio City 30 Rockefeller Plaza  New York, NY (ABC) (WJZ) Bill Abernathy, announcer Duke Ellington, host  “Your Saturday Date with the Duke” Treasury Department Broadcast No. 14 Saturday, July 14, 1945 5:02-6:00 pm EWT RKO Theater 616 Washington StreetBoston, MA (ABC) (WCOP) Lucien Dumont, announcer Duke Ellington, host  Personnel  Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, leader and piano; Rex Stewart, cornet; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, trumpets; Ray Nance, trumpet and vocalist; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, trombone; Claude Jones, valve trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet and tenor saxophone; Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone; Otto Hardwick, alto saxophone and clarinet; Al Sears, tenor saxophone; Harry Carney, bass saxophone and bass clarinet; Fred Guy, guitar; Junior Raglin, string bass; Sonny Greer, drums; Billy Strayhorn, arranger and piano; Joya Sherill, Kay Davis, Marie Ellington and Al Hibbler, vocalists  SSRH 530 Playlist  (7Jul45) Take The "A" Train (opening theme), Blue Belles of Harlem, I'm Beginning to See the Light  (Joya Sherrill, vocal), War Bond announcement, Can't You Read Between the Lines, Medley: Diminuendo i Blue, Carnegie Blues, Crescendo In Blue; War Bond announcement, Mood to be Woo’d, station break, Take the “A” train (theme), The Perfume Suite: Balcony Serenade, Stage Feeling (Al Hibbler, vocal), Dancers in Love, Coloratura; War Bond announcement, Hollywood Hangover, I Don’t Mind (Marie Ellington, vocal), Ring Dem Bells (Ray Nance, vocal), Things Ain't What They Used To Be (to program close) (14Jul45) Take the “A” Train (opening theme), In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree, Kissing Bug (Joya Sherill, vocal), War Bond announcement, A Friend of Yours, West Indian Dance, War Bond announcement, Tonight I Shall Sleep (With a Smile on My Face) (Al Hibbler, vocal), Stomp, Look and Listen, I’m Beginning to See the Light (to station break), Take the “A” Train (theme), The Magazine Suite: Downbeat Shuffle, Esquire Swank, Metronome All-Out; If You Are But a Dream (Kay Davis, vocal), Bluetopia, Candy (Ray Nance, vocal), War Bond announcement, Main Stem, Take the “A” Train (closing theme)