Star Spangled Radio Hour- 8.8.20

Friday, August 14th

SSRH 531 

August 8, 2020 

 

GLENN MILLER IN EUROPE, PART 12 

“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-71954 

The American Band of the AEF 

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

Recorded Monday, April 9, 1945 

3:20-3:55 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

First Broadcast Tuesday, May 1, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

WO Paul Dudley, host 

 

BBC SLO-71261 

The American Band of the AEF 

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

Recorded Monday, April 9, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

First Broadcast Friday, May 4, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

WO Paul Dudley, host 

 

BBC SLO-71510 

The Swing Shift 

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

Recorded Tuesday, April 10, 1945 

3:20-3:55 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

Broadcast Saturday, May 5, 1945 

5:01 -5:30 pm 

(AEFP) 

Cpl. Paul Dubov, announcer 

T/Sgt. Ray McKinley, host 

 

BBC SLO-71956 

The Swing Shift 

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

Recorded Wednesday, April 11, 1945 

10:20-10:55 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

Broadcast Wednesday, May 2, 1945 

9:15 -9:45 am 

(AEFP) 

Cpl. Paul Dubov, announcer 

T/Sgt. Ray McKinley, host 

 

BBC SLO-72387 

The American Band of the AEF 

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

Recorded Monday, April 16, 1945 

3:20-3:55 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

Broadcast Tuesday, May 15, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

WO Paul Dudley, announcer 

 

BBC SLO 71881 

Major Glenn Miller’s American Band of the AEF 

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

Recorded Monday, April 16, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

Broadcast Friday, May 18, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

WO Paul Dudley, announcer 

 

BBC SLO-72005 

The Swing Shift 

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

Recorded Friday, April 20, 1945 

10:30-11:00 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

Broadcast Wednesday, May 19, 1945 

5:01 -5:30 pm 

(AEFP) 

Cpl. Paul Dubov, announcer 

T/Sgt. Ray McKinley, host 

 

BBC SLO 73128 

Major Glenn Miller’s American Band of the AEF 

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

Recorded Monday, May 7, 1945 

8:45-9:15 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

Broadcast Tuesday, June 5, 1945 

8:30-9:00 pm 

(AEFP) 

Sgt. Broderick Crawford, announcer 

 

BBC SLO-74256 

The Swing Shift 

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

Recorded Thursday, May 10, 1945 

10:30-11:00 pm 

Olympia Theatre 

Paris, France 

Broadcast Saturday, June 16, 1945 

5:01 -5:30 pm 

(AEFP) 

Sgt. Broderick Crawford, announcer 

T/Sgt. Ray McKinley, host 

 

SSRH 531 Playlist 

 

(9Apr45-1) Moonlight Serenade (opening theme, Here We Go Again, My Prayer (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine (T/Sgt. Ray McKinley and the Ensemble, vocal); Medley: Schubert’s Serenade (old), Some Other Time (new) (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), Little Brown Jug (borrowed from Glenn Miller), Under a Blanket of Blue (blue); No Compris, With My Head in the Clouds (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, the Crew Chiefs and the Ensemble, vocal), Moonlight Serenade (closing theme) (9Apr45-2-Probable) Candy (Sgt. Johnny Desmond and the Crew Chiefs, vocal) (10Apr45 SS) Chattanooga Choo Choo (T/Sgt. Ray McKinley and the Crew Chiefs, vocal), Drums Away (the Big Beat), Song and Dance (T/Sgt. Ray McKinley, vocal) (closing theme; partial) (11Apr45 SS) Breakin’ in a New Pair of Shoes, How Blue the Night (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), Flying Home, AEFP program close, AEFP Station Identification and Frequency ID (16Apr45-1) Measure for Measure (probable) (16Apr45-2) Oranges and Lemons (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, Cpl. Artie Malvin and the Crew Chiefs, vocal) (20Apr45-SS) Song and Dance (opening theme) (T/Sgt. Ray McKinley, vocal), Tail End Charlie, Bubble Bath, Embraceable You (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), Waitin’ for the Evening Mail (Sittin' on the Inside Lookin' at the Outside) (T/Sgt. Ray McKinley, vocal), Drums Away (the Big Beat), Song and Dance (T/Sgt. Ray McKinley, Sgt. Johnny Desmond and the Crew Chiefs, vocal) (closing theme) (7May45) Moonlight Serenade (opening theme), American Patrol, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; unidentified tune fragment from an unknown date (10May45 SS) Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (partial), One O’Clock Jump (partial), Anchors Aweigh, Song and Dance (T/Sgt. Ray McKinley, Sgt. Johnny Desmond and the Crew Chiefs, vocal) (closing theme), AEFP program close, AEFP station Identification and Frequency ID 
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