Star Spangled Radio Hour- 8.22.20

Friday, August 21st

SSRH 533 

August 22, 2020 

 

GLENN MILLER IN EUROPE, PART 13 

“ON THE CONTINENT” 

 

AEFP-BBC recordings from the GMA Eric Hamilton and Richard March Collections 

Dedicated to Carlo Kramer, Eric Hamilton, Richard March and the Glenn Miller Appreciation Society (UK) 

Featuring the Army Air Forces Orchestra (Special) 

Directed by T/Sgt. Jerry Gray and T/Sgt. Ray McKinley 

 

BBC SLO-74270 

The American Band of the AEF 

Army Air Forces Band (Special) directed by T/Sgt. Jerry Gray 

Recorded Monday, May 14, 1945 

2:45-3:20 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

First Broadcast Tuesday, June 12, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

Sgt. Broderick Crawford, announcer 

 

BBC SLO-74365 

The American Band of the AEF 

Army Air Forces Band (Special) directed by T/Sgt. Jerry Gray 

Recorded Monday, May 14, 1945 

3:20-3:55 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

First Broadcast Friday, June 15, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

Sgt. Broderick Crawford, announcer 

 

BBC SLO-74541 

The String Section of the American Band of the AEF 

Directed by S/Sgt. George Ockner 

Recorded Tuesday, May 15, 1945 

10:40-11:00 pm 

Olympia Theater 

Paris, France 

Broadcast Friday, June 8, 1945 

9:45-10:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

Cpl. Paul Dubov, announcer 

Sgt. Johnny Desmond, guest 

 

BBC SLO-74073 

The Swing Shift 

The American Dance Band directed by T/Sgt. Ray McKinley 

Recorded Monday, May 21, 1945 

3:20-3:55 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

First Broadcast Saturday, June 30, 1945 

5:01 -5:30 pm 

(AEFP) 

Cpl. Paul Dubov, announcer 

T/Sgt. Ray McKinley, host 

 

BBC SLO-74075 

The American Band of the AEF 

Army Air Forces Band (Special) directed by T/Sgt. Jerry Gray 

Recorded Monday, May 21, 1945 

8:50-9:20 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

First Broadcast Friday, June 22, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

Sgt. Broderick Crawford, announcer 

 

BBC SLO-74785 

The Swing Shift 

The American Dance Band directed by T/Sgt. Ray McKinley 

Recorded Thursday, May 24, 1945 

10:30-11:10 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

Not Broadcast 

(AEFP) 

Cpl. Paul Dubov, announcer 

T/Sgt. Ray McKinley, host 

 

BBC SLO-74528 

The American Band of the AEF 

Army Air Forces Band (Special) directed by T/Sgt. Jerry Gray 

Recorded Monday, May 28, 1945 

2:50-3:35 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

First Broadcast Tuesday, July 3, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

Sgt. Broderick Crawford, announcer 

 

BBC SLO-75136 

The American Band of the AEF 

Army Air Forces Band (Special) directed by T/Sgt. Jerry Gray 

Recorded Monday, May 28, 1945 

3:35-4:20 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

First Broadcast Tuesday, July 10, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

Sgt. Broderick Crawford, announcer 

 

BBC SLO-74541 

The String Section of the American Band of the AEF 

Directed by S/Sgt. George Ockner 

Recorded Thursday, May 31, 1945 

10:30-10:50 pm 

Olympia Theater 

Paris, France 

Broadcast Friday, July 20, 1945 

9:45-10:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

Cpl. Paul Dubov, announcer 

Sgt. Johnny Desmond, guest 

 

BBC SLO-75684 

The American Band of the AEF 

Army Air Forces Band (Special) directed by T/Sgt. Jerry Gray 

Recorded Monday, June 4, 1945 

8:45-9:15 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

First Broadcast Tuesday, July 24, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

Sgt. Broderick Crawford, announcer 

 

Personal Appearance 

Army Air Forces Band (Special) directed by T/Sgt. Ray McKinley 

Saturday, July 21, 1945 

(Early Evening) 

SHAEF Headquarters 

Frankfurt, Germany 

Attendance: 10,000 

T/Sgt. Ray McKinley, host 

 

Undated Broadcast Segments to close 

 

The Army Air Forces Band (Special) departed Le Havre, France on Saturday, August 4, 1945 and arrived in New York on Sunday, August 12 aboard the SS Santa Rosa. This completes “Glenn Miller in Europe.”  

 

SSRH 533 Playlist 

 

(14May45-1) Medley (partial): Smoke Get in Your Eyes (borrowed from Jerome Kern), Blue Again (blue);  

Sleepy Town Train, Vict’ry Polka (The Crew Chiefs and the Ensemble, vocal), Moonlight Serenade (closing theme) (14May45-2) When Johnny Comes Marching Home (T/Sgt. Ray McKinley and the Crew Chiefs, vocal); Medley (partial): Stompin’ at the Savoy (borrowed from Benny Goodman), Deep Purple (blue) (15May45) I Sustain the Wings (opening theme), I’ll See You Again, Londonderry Air, The Way You Look Tonight (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), I’ll Be Seeing You, I Sustain the Wings (closing theme) (21May45-1) Embraceable You (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), Marshall Tito (The Crisis) (trio) (21May45-2) Uncle Tom (Get With It), Oranges and Lemons (Cpl. Artie Malvin and the Crew Chiefs, vocal) (24May45) Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam) (T/Sgt. Ray McKinley and the Ensemble, vocal), Mission to Moscow, Song and Dance (T/Sgt. Ray McKinley Sgt. Johnny Desmond and Sgt. Broderick Crawford, vocal) (closing theme) (28May45-1) American Patrol, The Spirit is Willing (28May45-2) Mission to Moscow (31May45) I Sustain the Wings (opening theme), The Song Is You, Pavanne Pour Une Infante, Indian Summer (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), I Love You Truly, I Sustain the Wings (closing theme missing) (4Jun45) Moonlight Serenade (opening theme), Song of the Volga Boatmen, Laura (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), Get Happy; Medley (partial): Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes (old), There Goes That Song Again (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), The Very Thought of You (borrowed from Ray Noble) (21Jul45) It Must Be Jelly (‘Cause Jam Don’t Shake Like That), Over the Rainbow (Sgt. George Ockner and the String Section), The Flight of the Bumble Bee (Sgt. George Ockner, violin solo), Juke Box Saturday night (The Crew Chiefs, vocal) (Sgt. Bobby Nichols, trumpet solo), Have You Got Any Gum, Chum (The Crew Chiefs, vocal), Sgt. Murray Kane Comedy Skit, American Patrol, Oh, Lady Be Good (trio), Pardon Me, Pretty Baby (Don’t Look Familiar to You) (trio), The Red Cavalry March, Presentations by Col. A. H. Rosenfeld of SHAEF: Meritorious Service Award by Gen. Eisenhower to the band and Bronze Star medal to Capt. Donald W. Haynes, A few bars of I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You and Miry Doats (trombone section), Little Brown Nose (No Compris), Sugar (that Sugar Baby o’ Mine), (Undated) Everybody Loves My Baby, On Brave Old Army Team (close) 
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