Star Spangled Radio Hour- 8.29.20

Saturday, August 29th

SSRH 534 

August 29, 2020 


Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra 


“Your Saturday Date with the Duke” 

Treasury Department Broadcast No. 18 

Saturday, August 11, 1945 

5:02-5:15 pm and 5:34-6:00 pm EWT 

NBC Radio City 

30 Rockefeller Plaza 

New York, NY 

(ABC) (WJZ) 

Bill Abernathy, announcer 

Duke Ellington, host 




This broadcast was interrupted for nineteen minutes by coverage of the Massachusetts Handicap horse race from Suffolk Downs, Boston. 


Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra 


AFRS Tommy Dorsey Show No. 47 

From NBC Tommy Dorsey and Company 

Sunday August 12, 1945 

5:30 - 6:00 pm PWT 

NBC Hollywood 

Frank Barton, NBC announcer 

Tommy Dorsey, host 

Marguerite Chapman, guest 


Harry James and his Music Makers 

AFRS One Night Stand No. 788 

(SSC 11-21-1/11-21-2) 

From ABC sustaining remote broadcast 

Casino Gardens 

Ocean Park, California 



SSRH 534 Playlist 



( 11Aug45-1) Take The "A" Train (opening theme), What Am I Here For, Blue is the Night, War Bond announcement, The Wish I Wish Tonight (Joya Sherill, vocal), Someone, network switch to horse racing, (11Aug45-2) Take the “A” Train (theme), Harlem Air Shaft, Out of this World (Kay Davis, vocal), War Bond announcement, Midriff, Everything But You (Joya Sherrill, vocal), Rig Dem Bells (Ray Nance, vocal), Mood to be Woo’d, War Bond announcement, Emancipation Celebration (to program close) (12Aug45) I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (opening theme) Chicago (The Sentimentalists, vocal), On the Sunny Side of the Street (The Sentimentalists, vocal), TD in a Teepee (Sid Cooper arrangement), Stuart Foster comedy skit, Out of this World (Stuart Foster, vocal), Marguerite Chapman comedy skit, Hindustan, Ol’ Man River (Stuart Foster, vocal), Hindustan (reprise, insert dub) (to AFRS close) (30Sep45) Ciribiribin (dubbed opening theme), 9:20 Special, There Must Be a Way (Buddy DeVito, vocal), It’s Been So Long (Kitty Kallen, vocal), It’s the Talk of the Town, It Must Be Jelly (‘Cause Jam Don’t Shake Like That), If This Isn’t Love, Ya-Ta-Ta (Kitty Kallen, vocal), Ain’t Misbehavin;, Blue Lou (to dubbed AFRS close)