CHESTERFIELD – INDICES

 

Go to INDEX 1 – Lists, alphabetically the songs or musical items in which Bing Crosby participated

 

Go to INDEX 2 Lists, alphabetically, the songs or musical items performed solely by guests during the programmes.

 

Go to INDEX 3Details, alphabetically, the people and places concerned in the programmes.

 

Go to INDEX 4It is appreciated that Bing sang the same song on more than one occasion during a series and this section has been designed as an additional aid to the identification of these alternative versions which already have been (or may later be), issued on record, tape or compact disc.  It is emphasised that this index only applies to items originating within the radio series to which it refers and no provision has been made for versions of the same songs which may have appeared on any other radio series with which Bing Crosby may have been associated. 

 

CHESTERFIELD - INDEX 1

 

INDEX 1 – Lists, alphabetically the songs or musical items in which Bing Crosby participated

 

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive 37

Accidents Will Happen 40,43,48,50

Across The Wide Missouri 68,70

Adeste Fideles 14,47,86

After You've Gone 104,108,110

Again 4

Alabamy Bound 16

All By Myself 16

All My Love 38,40,43,57

America The Beautiful 81

Am I In Love 105,106,

Amor 4

And You'll Be Home 46,53,55

Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore 10

Anytime 95,103

Any Town Is Paris When You're Young 59,61,64,72

April In Paris 61,109

A-Round The Corner (Beneath The Berry Tree) 112,113

At Last 106,108,110,112

At Last! At Last! 93,97

Autumn Leaves 41,44,52

Avalon 33

Away In A Manger 14,86

 

Baby Face 11

Baby, It's Cold Outside 13

Baby, Won't You Say You Love Me 32,35

Back In Your Own Backyard 11

Basin Street Blues 8

Because Of You 76,78,82,89

Be My Life's Companion 97,100,102,110

Beyond The Reef 40,42,49,56

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo 23

Big Movie Show In The Sky, The 17,20,30

Blacksmith Blues, The 103

Blueberry Hill 19,48

Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me, The 53

Boise, Idaho 45

Bold Fisherman, The 94

Bonne Nuit 73,76,

Brahm's Cradle Song 25

Bright Eyes 77,81

Bushel And A Peck, A 46,48

Bye, Bye, Baby 16,22,27

 

California Moon 71

Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon 54

Can Anyone Explain? (No! No! No!) 57

Candy And Cake 28,29,30,32,36

Carolina In The Morning 16

Cathy 97

Charmaine 95

Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy 19,24

Christmas Song, The 13,14

Cockeyed Optimist, A 2,4

Come On A-My House 76

Come What May 97,101,105

Coming Through The Rye 50

Copper Canyon 26,27

Cry Of The Wild Goose, The 21

 

Dear Hearts And Gentle People 7,9,16

Dear Old Girl 5,29

Dearie 27,34

Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly 14,86

Diane 73

Domino 78,84

Donovan's, The 3

Don't Ever Be Afraid To Go Home 104,107,111

Down By The O-Hi-O 72

Down Yonder 87,89

Dreamer's Holiday, A 8,9,12

Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes, A 26,28,29,36

 

Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) 24

Everybody Loves My Baby 28

Everything I Have Is Yours 10

Everything Is OK In Denmark 2

 

Fa La Ninna, Fa La Nanna (Sleep My Baby) 100

Fatherly Advice 101

First Nowell, The 14,86

Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue 44

For Me And My Gal 109

 

Getting To Know You 85

Give Me A Man Who's A Man 1

Gone Fishin' 65,69

Goodnight, Irene 37

 

Happy Times 22

Harbour Lights 39,41,45,53,57

Harry Lime Theme, The 38

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? 20,23

Hawaiian War Chant 80

Headless Horseman, The 6

Hello, Denmark 2

Hello, Ma Baby 54,110

Hello, Young Lovers 77

Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) 12,14

High On The List 38

Ho! Diddly, Hi! Diddly, Hey! 63

Home On The Range 87

Horse Told Me, The 33

How Come You Do Me Like You Do? 92

How Could You Believe Me When I Said 'I Love You'

   When You Know I've Been A Liar All My Life 60

How Do You Do, Veola Vonn 93

How High The Moon 72,76

How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies 4

 

I Apologise 67,69,71

I Can Dream Can't I? 8,10,15,23

I Can't Give You Anything But Love 107,113

I Cross My Fingers 37

Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider 91

I'd Like To Hitch A Ride With Santa Claus 47

I Don't Know Why 98

If 58,59,61,65

If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked A Cake 32,36

If You Catch A Little Cold (I'll Sneeze For You) 92,100

I Get Ideas (When I Dance With You) 87

I Like The Wide Open Spaces 74

I'll Never Be Free 104

I'll Walk Alone 107,109

I Love My Baby 106,111

Indian Summer 40

In My Merry Oldsmobile 54,91,110

In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening 75,76,78,80

I Only Have Eyes For You 15,41

Isle Of Capri 61

I Still See Elisa 93

I Surrender Dear 51

It Had To Be You 94,99

It Happened In Monterey 53

It Isn't Fair 34,35

It's Been A Long, Long Time 50

It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas 83

It's More Fun Than A Picnic 5

I've Been Working On The Railroad 82

I've Got A Crush On You 4

I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts 11,15

I've Got The World On A String 30

I've Got To Fall In Love Again 74

I Waited A Little Too Long 105

I Whistle A Happy Tune 70

I Wish I Wuz (Hi, Ho, Fiddle Dee Dee) 90

 

Jamboree Jones 83

Jeepers Creepers 41

Jingle Bells, 14,47

June In January 50,88

June Night 96

Just A Gigolo 56

Just For You 111,113

Just One More Chance 49,80,87,89,90

Just The Way You Are 54,56

 

Katrina 1,3

Kiss To Build A Dream On, A 79,80,83,89,95

 

Lament Of Homer Tracy, The 35

Last Mile Home, The 2,4

La Vie En Rose 39,106

Lazybones 19,51

Lazy River 8,95

Let's Do It Again 40,42,53

Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk 8

Life Is So Peculiar 39,41,49

Limehouse Blues 61

Little Gray House, The 24

Little Jack Frost get Lost 17

Little White Duck, The 68

Lock, Stock And Barrel 28,31

Lonesome In The Saddle 21

Look In Your Eyes, The 17

Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter 40,50

Louise 48

Lullaby Of Broadway 33,41

 

Ma Blushin' Rosie 33

Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me) 3

Make Believe (You're Glad When You're Sorry) 4

Mam'selle 4

Manãna 12

Maria Bonita 67,70

Marta (Rambling Rose Of The Wildwood) 26,30

Marshmallow World, A 44,51

Maybe It's Because 1,3,6

May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You 52,54,57, 63,74

Meadows Of Heaven, The 6,8

Mele Kalikimaka 43

Memphis Blues 44,83

Mississippi Mud 99

Mister Moon 1

Misto Cristofo Columbo 80

Mockin' Bird Hill (Tra-La-La Twittle Dee Dee) 60,62,64,66

Mona Lisa 37,39

Moon Came Up With A Great Idea Last Night, The 113

Moonlight Bay 63,64

Moonlight And Roses 50

Morning Side Of The Mountain, The 75,77,79,89

Mule Train 7,9,36

Music! Music! Music! (Put Another Nickel In) 29,31,36

My Blue Heaven 16,45

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean 82

My Foolish Heart 25,27,32,36

My Honey's Lovin' Arms 51

My Old Kentucky Home (Goodnight) 33

 

Never Been Kissed 67

Never Before 84,89

Nevertheless 43,49

New Ashmolean Marching Society Student's Conservatory Band, The 22,25

Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful, The 55

Nobody's Sweetheart 93,100

Noodlin' Rag 107,112

Now That I Need You (Where Are You?) 6,7

Now Is The Hour 113

 

O Come All Ye Faithful 14,47,86

Oh! Lady Be Good 73

Old Soldiers Never Die 65

O Little Town Of Bethlehem 86

Once Upon A Nickel 66

One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else, The 16

On Top Of Old Smoky 72,74

Over A Bottle Of Wine 82,84

 

Painting The Clouds With Sunshine 79,89

Paper Doll 8

Peek-A-Boo Finance Co. Jingle 82

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (There's A Pawnshop On The Corner) 102,104,111

Play A Simple Melody 17,25,41

Play Ball 64

Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone 30

Please Mr. Sun 96,98,102,104

Poor Whip-Poor-Will 104

Poppa Santa Claus (The Toys Gave A Party For) 45

Punchie And Judy 3

 

Quicksilver 18,24

Quizas, Quizas, Quizas 64,66,69,71

Rainbow Tint Rinse Jingle 85

Riders In The Sky 4

Rockin' Chair 48

Rovin' Kind, The 65,68

Row, Row, Row 71,75,89

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 10,13,45,85

 

Sailing Down The Chesapeake Bay 94,96,101

Sam's Song 37,57

Sentimental Music 58,60

Shanghai (Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) 73,76

Shenandoah 68,70

Silent Night 14,47,86

Silver Bells 42,44,46,86

Silver On The Sage 88

Sin (It's No) 92,94

Singin' In The Rain 106

Skip To My Lou 82

Sleep, My Baby 100

Sleigh Ride 88,92

Slowpoke 91,93

Small Fry 48,105

Soap Opera Opera, The 55

Some Enchanted Evening 4,87

Sorry 15,18

Sparrow In The Treetop 58,61,66

Stay Well 12

Stay With The Happy People 33,34

Stop Your Gambling 59

St. Patrick's Day Parade 59

Sunshine Cake 19,21,26,31,32

Sure Thing (We've Got A) 18,23

Swanee River 31,79

Sweet Leilani 80

Sweet Violets 77

 

Tell Me 70

Tell Me Why 96,99,101,103,105

Tennessee Waltz, The 48,50,57

Thanks 26

Thanks A Million 41

That Christmas Feeling 43,47

That Lucky Old Sun 5,7,11

Them There Eyes 64,67,68

These Lush Moments 45

Thing, The 49

Third Man Theme, The 38

Thousand Violins, A 10,13

Till We Meet Again 95

Too Late Now 68,70

Top O' The Morning 1

Tortured 45

Tumbling Tumbleweeds 12

Twas The Night Before Christmas (Poetry Reading) 86

Two Shillelagh O'Sullivan 96,98

Tzena, Tzena, Tzena 38

 

Undecided 90,93

Up Deodorant Jingle 82

Waiting For The Robert E. Lee 15,22

Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie 34

Walking My Baby Back Home 54,110

Watermelon Weather 112

'Way Back Home 8,10

'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans 62,69

Weaver Of Dreams, A 91

Wedding Samba, The 23

We Love The Canadian Rockies 1

Wheel Of Fortune 103

When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob Bobbing Along 15

When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano 87

When The World Was Young 81

When You And I Were Young Maggie Blues 64,69

When You Wore A Tulip 108

Where The Blue Of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day 91

Whispering 22

Whispering Hope 9,24,34,55

White Christmas 14,46,86

Why Remind Me? 20,21,25

Wilhelmina 28,32

Willow, Tit Willow 85

With A Song In My Heart 103

With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming 30

Woofo Dog Food Jingle 82

World Is Waiting For The Sunrise, The 85,89

Would I Love You? (Love You, Love You) 60,62

 

Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula 22

Yessir! That's My Baby 23

Yodel Blues, The 35

You And Your Beautiful Eyes 54,55,60

You Must Have Been A Beautiful baby 41

You're In Love With Someone 2,9

You're Just In Love 52,58,63,110

You're Wonderful 17,20,22,28

 

Zing A Little Zong 111,113 


CHESTERFIELD - INDEX 2   

 

Lists, alphabetically, the songs or musical items performed solely by guests during the programmes.

 

And You'll Be Home 51

Anytime 91

Alexander's Ragtime Band 72

 

Baby, Won't You Please Come Home 19,51

Be Anything 103

Be My Life's Companion 95

Be My Love 70

Bermuda 96

Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Boo 26,36

Blue Danube, The 100

Bold Fisherman, The 98

Boo Hoo 104

But Beautiful 53

Bye, Bye, Baby 31

 

California (Here I Come) 22

Can Anyone Explain (No! No! No!) 44

Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man 55

Carolina In The Morning 60,109

Cathy 97

Come What May 92

Copenhagen 53

Cry Of The Wild Goose, The 26

 

Dear Hearts And Gentle People 18,25,36

Don't Tell Him What Happened To Me 102

Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes, A 21

 

Firehouse Stomp, The 23

Friendly Star 38

 

Georgia On My Mind 30

Get Happy 37

Give My Regards To Broadway 33

Goofus 39

 

Hot Canary, The 73

How Am I To Know? 90

How Could You Believe Me When I Said 'I Love You'

   When You Know I've Been A Liar All My Life 67

How High The Moon 60,71

 

I Can Dream Can't I? 13

I Don't Care 3

I Get Ideas (When I Dance With You) 83

I Hadn't Anyone Till You 33

I Hear A Rhapsody 99

I'm Coming Virginia 19

I Only Have Eyes For You 79

Is It True What They Say About Dixie? 16

I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues 5

 

June Night 101

 

La Capinera 81

La Vie En Rose 39,51

Lazy River 63

Lo! Hear The Gentle Lark 78

Louisa (From Lake Louise) 1

Loveliest Night Of The Year, The 70

Lover 112

Lullaby Of Broadway 57

Magic Is The Moonlight 69

Making Love, Ukulele Style 29

Makin' Whoopee 62

Mean To Me 58,108

Mona Lisa 57

Moonlight Becomes You 87

My Blue Heaven 65

My Happiness 8

My Man 52

 

Nice Work If You Can Get It 48

Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord 74

 

Oceana Roll, The 69

Ode To A Wild Shepherd Dog 112

Ol' Buttermilk Sky 75

Old Chisholm Trail, The 68

Once 84

On The Outgoing Tide 29

On The Sunny Side Of The Street 65

On Top Of Old Smoky 68

Ophelia Blues 2

Orange Coloured Sky 45,67

O Sole Mio 39

Ouvre Ton Coeur 40

Over The Rainbow 110

 

Painting The Clouds With Sunshine 77

Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet 50

 

Rag Mop 31,36

Red River Valley 28

Riders In The Sky 2

Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody 45,61,109

Rockin' Chair 48

Roly Boly Eyes 107

Royal Garden Blues 19

Ruzza! Ruzza! 103

 

Sam's Song 50

Shrimp Boats 98

Slowpoke 97

Snowman, The 47

Someday 8

Some Enchanted Evening 5

Song Is Born, A 69

Sound Off 75

Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year 50

Swanee 15

'S Wonderful 88

 

Tenderly 111

That's A-Plenty 28,30

That's What I Want For Christmas 86

Tiger Rag 44

Toot, Toot, Tootsie 11

Tzena, Tzena, Tzena 50

 

Undecided 83

 

Wang Wang Blues 73

Wheel Of Fortune 101,104

When You're Smiling 108

When You Speak With Your Eyes 17

Where The Blue Of The Night 5

Why Didn't I Say 'I Love You' 76

Wildcat 111

Wonderful Guy, A 4,34

Would I Love You (Love You, Love You) 56,95

Wren, The 81

 

You Go To My Head 113

You Made Me Love You 54,110

 

CHESTERFIELD - INDEX 3   

 

Details, alphabetically, the people and places concerned in the programmes. 

 

Alameda 75

Alberghetti, Anna Maria 78,81,100

Allen, Fred 21,35

Allen, Gracie 11

'All Time Flop Parade' 45

Anders, Laurie 74

Andrews Sisters, The 23,28,57

Arden, Toni 42,51,52,53,84

Armstrong, Louis 19,48,51,63,65,69,83

Astaire, Fred 49,67,93

 

Bacall, Lauren 94,98

Bailey, Mildred 26,30

Bankhead, Tallulah 56

Barrymore, Ethel 14

'Battleground' 75

Bell Sisters, The 96.101,103,104

Billingsley, Sherman 43

'Bitter Victory' 17

'Blue Boy' 45

Bogart, Humphrey 94,98

Botkin, Perry 4,7,9,18,19,26,30,50,51,65,69,91,96,99,111,112

Boyd, William 12,27,46,62,88

Breen, Larry 111,112

Brewer, Teresa 67,69,72,73,107

Brion, Guy 70

Brokenshire, Norman 43

Burns, Bob 92

Burrows, Abe 1,2

 

Cadence System Of Teaching Close Order Drill, The 75

Café Istanbul 106

Carmichael, Hoagy 75

Cass County Boys, The 68

Chaney, Jack 65

Chicago 29

Civic Opera House 29

Clooney, Rosemary 111

Colbert, Claudette 39

Cole, Buddy 4,7,13,15,18,19,23,41,48,50,51,55,69,91,93,100,104,107,108,110,113

Cole, Nat 'King' 57

Como, Perry 29,36

Complete Encyclopaedia Of Music & Jazz, The 83

Cooley, Spade 31

Cooper, Gary 25

Crosby, Bob 9,24,42,50,97

Crosby, Cathy 9,97

Crosby, Dennis 26,36,47

Crosby, Dixie Lee 47

Crosby, Everett 97

Crosby, Gary 18,25,36,47,63,64,101

Crosby, Larry 97

Crosby, Lindsay 31,36,47,63,64,86

Crosby, Phillip 26,36,47

 

Day, Dennis 3

DeLugg, Milton 1,2

Dorsey Brothers 67

Dorsey, Tommy 73

Douglas, Paul 43,78,91

Durand, Charles 70

 

Eastman, Betty 109

Elliott, Jack 97

Elman, Ziggy 39,41

Erwin, Trudy (Virginia)

 

Fatool, Nick 19,51,69,91

Fay, Frank 5,10

Fields, W.C. 76

Firehouse Five Plus Two, The 23,28,30,44,53

Fitzgerald, Ella 8,33,44,83

Ford, Mary 60

Fort Ord 53,90

 

Garland, Judy 3,37,38,45,54,58,59,60,61,108,109,110

General Electric 88

Godfrey, Arthur 29,36

Goff, Norris 6

'Going My Own Way' 101

Guy, Bobby 57,58,59,65

 

Harris, Dave 91

Harris, Phil 49

Hausner, Jerry 99

Henke, Mel 31,65

Hoffa, Portland 21

Hollywood 1 to 4,6 to17,23,28,30,37,45 to 52,54 to     

  61,64 to 67,69,70,73,74,77 to 89,92 to 98,103 to113

Hope, Bob 7,17,20,36,37,38,50,53,77,80,87,90,102

'Hopalong Cassidy' 12,20,27,46,62,88

 

Ives, Burl 68,74

 

Jessel, George 71

Jolson, Al 11,15,16,21,22,33,42

'Junior Miss' 18

 

'Kangaroo' 98

Kanter, Hal 37,38

Kimball, Ward 23,44

King's Men, The 96

Kinkle, Roger D. 83

Kirsten, Dorothy 40,55

Korean War, The 65

Kraft Music Hall, The 86

 

Lamour, Dorothy 87

'Last Frontier, The' 87

Las Vegas 87

Lauch, Chester 6

Lee, Peggy 1,2,4,5,10,12,17,19,21,46,56,112,113

Leighton, Bernie 35

Lentz, Colonel Bernard 75

Lewis, Jerry 80

Lewis, Monica 88,90

Lillie, Beatrice 32

Lum 'N' Abner 6

 

MacArthur, General Douglas 65

Marine Memorial Auditorium 68,71,101

Martin, Dean 80

Martin, Mary 34

Marx, Groucho 17

Matlock, Matty 51,64,65,69,91,99

Maxwell, Marilyn 63,100

Merman, Ethel 27

'Mikado, The'  85

Miles, Florence 93

Miller, Sidney 105

Mills Brothers, The 8,95

'Mona Lisa, The' 45

Monroe, Vaughn 75

Mr. Music 48

Morse, Ella Mae 103

Murray, Ken 74

Music Maids, The 86

'Music That Satisfies' 43

 

New York 32 to 36

Nichols, Red 4,15,24,91,93,94,99,100

Niven, David 107

Norman, Loulie Jean 9,24,34,40,42,49,56

North, Loretta 98

 

O'Connell, Helen 70,91,103

O'Connor, Donald 105

O'Keefe, Walter 66

 

Page, Patti 92,95

'Paid In Full' 17

Palm Springs 62,63,99,102

Paramount 80

Paul, Les 60

Pebble Beach 90

Pepper, Jack 59

Philco Radio Time 17,45

Polo Grounds 102

Powell, Dick 41

 

Rathbone, Darryl T. 86

Richards, Carole 13,31

Rose Marie 65

Ruby, Harry 17

 

San Francisco 5,18 to 22,24 to 27,31,38 to 44,68,69,71,72,76,91,100,101

Scott, Lizbeth 17

Sear, Johnny 65

Shore, Dinah 48,62,77,79

Shukin, Phil 78,81,100

Smith, Alexis 82,85

Starr, Kay 102,103,104,105

Stephens, Phil 51,65,69

Stewart, Danny 40,42,49

Stewart, James 13,52,81,84,99

Stork Club, The 43

'Strip, The' 83

 

Taylor, Bill 65

Teagarden, Jack 19,48,51,69

'Texas Li'l Darlin'' 35

Thompson, Bill 76

Tilton, Martha 71,77

Treasure Island 100

Trenet, Charles 93

Truman, Harry S. 65

Twentieth Century Fox 98

 

'Variety Music Cavalcade' 110

Vonn, Viola 99

Venuti, Joe 19,39,51,73,106,111,112

Vesley, Ted 91

 

Warren, Fran 99

Washbourne, Country 91

Webb, Clifton 26

Wheeler, Bert 66,72,82,85

Whiting, Barbara 18

Whiting, Margaret 18

Whiting, Richard 15,18

Wood, Gloria 10,13,24

Wyman, Jane 75,76

 


CHESTERFIELD INDEX 4

 

It is appreciated that Bing sang the same song on more than one occasion during a series and this section has been designed as an additional aid to the identification of these alternative versions which already have been (or may later be), issued on record, tape or compact disc.  It is emphasised that this index only applies to items originating within the radio series to which it refers and no provision has been made for versions of the same songs which may have appeared on any other radio series with which Bing Crosby may have been associated. 

 

ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN   (Nos.40, 43, 48 & 50)

 

No. 40 Duet with Dorothy Kirsten

 

No. 48 (1st)     “And chances are I’m not the type to make you fall...”

            (Other versions)   -    “.....I’m not the one to make you fall...”        BUT

 

No. 43 Orchestral strings can be heard, accompanying, from the first line of the song.

 

No. 50 Piano accompaniment only, for the first few lines of the song.  Orchestral strings are not heard until after the word, “Forevermore”

 

ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI   (See SHENANDOAH)

 

ADESTE FIDELES    (Nos.14, 47 & 86) 

 

No. 86 The English version of the hymn is introduced by Bing, thus, “And now, everybody here and everybody at home, in the family key”

            (Nos.14 & 47 share the same (but slightly different to the above) introduction, “And now, everybody here and at home, in the family key”)   BUT 

 

No. 14 Bing is heard, very strongly, leading the audience on the line, “Come and behold him...”

 

No. 47 Bing can be barely heard on the line, “Come and behold him...”

 

AFTER YOU’VE GONE    (Nos.104, 108 & 110)   (See also Note (c) Programme No. 104)

 

No. 104           (1st)     “You’ll feel blue and you’ll feel so sad...”

 

No. 108           (1st)     “You’ll feel blue, you’ll feel sad...”  (Intro: “...You ready, Buddy?”)

 

No. 110           (1st)     Re-broadcast of No. 108  (Intro: “...Mr. Buddy Cole at the piano”)

 

ALL MY LOVE       (Nos.38, 40, 43 & 57)

 

Nos.38 & 43 are both longer versions in which Bing repeats the chorus beginning, “I can see, as I recall my life...”  BUT

 

No. 38 (1st)     “All my sighs will disappear, at last...”

 

No. 43 (1st)     “All my sighs may disappear, at last...”

 

Nos.40 & 57 are both shorter versions, not including the repeated chorus, as above  BUT

 

No. 40             Bing sings the phrase, “I Yi, Yi Yi”, five times, in total, during the song.

 

No. 57             Bing sings the phrase, “I Yi, Yi Yi”, only once, at the close of the song.

 

AM I IN LOVE         (Nos.105, 106, 108 & 109)

 

No. 105           (1st)     “...and if I’m in love, then I love what I’m in”

 

No. 106           (1st)     “...and if I’m in love, I sure love what I’m in”

 

No. 105           (1st)     “...and if I’m in love, I gotta love what I’m in”  (Intro: “...don’t go away!”)

 

No. 105           (1st)     As No. 108 above.  (Intro: “...’Son Of Paleface’”)

 

AND YOU’LL BE HOME    (Nos.46, 53 & 55)

 

No. 46 A longer version (two choruses) in which Bing repeats the two separate lines, “Look around when they do” and “Then, just ask where you are”

 

Nos.53 & 55 are both shorter versions which do not include the above repeated lines  BUT 

 

No. 53 (1st)     You have to follow your dreams...”

 

No. 55 (1st)     You’ll have to follow your dreams...”

 

ANYTIME   (Nos.95 & 103)

 

No. 95 Solo version

 

No. 103 Duet with Helen O’Connell

 

ANY TOWN IS PARIS WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG        (Nos.59, 61, 64 & 72)

 

No. 72 (1st & 2nd)      “...where wishing stars are hung

            (All other versions “...where wishing stars are strung” but have no definable differences)

 

No. 59 Intro:   “...John Trotter and Tom Adair”

 

No. 61 Intro:   “...John Scott Trotter and Tom Adair”

 

No. 64 Intro:   “...seasonal quality, it seems to me”

 

APRIL IN PARIS   (Nos.61 & 109)

 

No. 61             Duet with Judy Garland

 

No. 109           Re-broadcast of No. 61

 

A-ROUND THE CORNER (BENEATH THE BERRY TREE)    (Nos.112 & 113)

 

No. 112           (3rd)    A-long the footpath, Beneath the bush...”

 

No. 113           (3rd)    Aaaay-long the footpath, Behind the bush...”     

 

AT LAST   (Nos.106, 108, 110 & 112)

 

No. 112           A shorter version which does not include a repeat of the last three lines of the song, commencing, “Oh! You smiled and then the spell...”  (All other versions include these repeated lines)

 

No. 110           Can be distinguished from versions Nos.106 & 108 by examination of the two separate lines, as follows:

 

            (1st)     “...and life is like a song”   (Nos.106 & 108 “so-ong”)  AND

            (1st)     “...the night I looked at you”  (Nos.106 & 108 “you-u”)

 

Nos.106 & 108 appear to be identical.

 

AT LAST! AT LAST!    (Nos.93 & 97)

 

No. 93 Song begins, “At last! At last!”

 

No. 97 Song begins, “I dreamed, I dreamed”

 

AUTUMN LEAVES    (Nos.41, 44 & 52)

 

Nos.44 & 52 Are both longer versions in which Bing sings two full choruses BUT 

 

No. 44 (1st)     “...the sunburned hands, I used to hold”

 

No. 52 (1st)     “...those sunburned hands, I used to hold”

 

No. 41 A shorter version of only one chorus.

 

AWAY IN A MANGER    (Nos.14 & 86)

 

No. 86 As the choir sing the line, “The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay”, the orchestra is heard on the word “little”

 

No. 14 When the above-mentioned line is sung by the choir, the orchestra cannot be heard until the words “on the”

 

BABY, WON’T YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME     (Nos.32 & 35)

 

Nos.32 & 35 have identical introductions and No. 35 is, undoubtedly, a re-broadcast of No. 32.

 

BECAUSE OF YOU    (Nos.76, 78, 82 & 89)  (See also Note (a) Programme No. 89)

 

No. 76 A longer version in which Bing repeats the lines, “Because of you, my life is now worthwhile and I can smile, because of you”.  The Rhythmaires are not heard on this version.

 

No. 78 A shorter version which does not include the above-mentioned repetition.  Again, the Rhythmaires are not heard.

 

Nos.82 & 89 are also, shorter versions, not including the repeated lines as on No. 76 BUT both versions include the Rhythmaires and appear to be identical.

 

No. 82 Has no spoken introduction.

 

No. 89 Intro:   “...a prominent position on the list of favourites” BUT CARE - this introduction is identical to that used for No. 78.

 

BE MY LIFE’S COMPANION    (Nos.97, 100, 102 & 110)

 

No. 100           (1st)     I’ll love you so much”

                        (2nd)   “I’m gonna love you so much”

 

No. 100           (1st)     I’m gonna love you so much”

                        (2nd)   “I’m gonna love you so much”

 

Nos.97 & 110 appear to be identical.  The comparative lines shewn above for Nos.100 & 102 are represented in these versions, thus:

 

            (1st)     “I’ll love you so much”

            (2nd)   “I’ll love you so much”

 

No. 97 Intro:   “...a fine platter on it - are you ready?

 

No. 110           Intro:   “...’Be My Life’s Companion’ - John Scott!”

 

BEYOND THE REEF         (Nos.40, 42, 49 & 56)

 

There are no identifiable differences between any of the four versions and only one has a spoken introduction:

 

No. 42 Intro:   “...John Scott, if you please”

 

BIG MOVIE SHOW IN THE SKY, THE (Nos.17, 20 & 30)

 

Examine the two separate lines, as follows:

 

No. 17 (1st)     “...when he is all alone”

            (1st)     “...You’re pouring buttered sunshine on your popcorn”

 

No. 20 (1st)     “...when he is all alone”

            (1st)     “...You’re a-pouring buttered sunshine on your popcorn”

 

No. 30 (1st)     “...when he’s all alone”

            (1st)     “...You’re pouring buttered sunshine on your popcorn”

 

BLUEBERRY HILL    (Nos.19 & 48)

 

Positive identification can be obtained from Bing’s first line:

 

No. 19 “The wind in the willows played...” (Louis Armstrong interrupts, “Sing it, Daddy! Sing it!”)

 

No. 48 “The wind in the willows played love’s sweet melody” (No interruption)

 

BONNE NUIT          (No. 73 & 76)

 

There are no identifiable differences.

 

No. 73 Intro:   “...one of the ballads from the piece”

 

No. 76 Intro:   “...Jim Barton and several others”

 

BRIGHT EYES        (Nos.77 & 81)

 

No. 77 (1st & 2nd)      There’s a meaning you cannot disguise...”

 

No. 81 (1st & 2nd)      There is a meaning you cannot disguise...”

 

BUSHEL AND A PECK, A    (Nos.46 & 48)

 

No. 46 Duet with Peggy Lee includes the phrase, “A bushel and a peck, tho’ you make my heart a wreck”

 

No. 48 Duet with Dinah Shore does not include the above-mentioned phrase.

 

BYE, BYE, BABY    (Nos.16, 22 &27)

 

No. 22 Duet with Al Jolson.

 

No. 16 (1st)     “That though still on the loose, you are still on the square”

 

No. 27 (1st)     “That though still on the loose, baby’s still on the square”

 

CANDY AND CAKE   (Nos.28, 29, 30, 32 & 36)

 

No. 29 Duet with Arthur Godfrey

 

No. 32 Duet with Beatrice Lillie

 

No. 36 Duet with Arthur Godfrey (Re-broadcast of No. 29)

 

Nos.28 & 30 have no identifiable differences:

 

No. 28 Intro:   “...a little thing called ‘Candy And Cake’”

 

No. 30 Intro:   “...we’ll get a-rolling with ‘Candy And Cake’”

 

CHATTANOOGIE SHOESHINE BOY    (Nos.19 & 24)

 

No. 19 (1st)     “...a little ball o’ rhythm has a shoeshine stand”

 

No. 24 (1st)     “...a little ball o’ rhythm’s got a shoe shine stand”

 

CHRISTMAS SONG, THE    (Nos.13 & 14)

 

No. 13 Longer version in which repeats the lines beginning, “And so I’m offering this simple phrase...”   Also features a piano solo by Buddy Cole.

 

No. 14 Shorter version does not include the repeated lines or piano solo.

 

COCKEYED OPTIMIST, A    (Nos.2 & 4)

 

No identifiable differences.

 

No. 2   Intro:   “...I’m practically ready”

 

No. 4   Intro:   “...and have another go at it”

 

COME WHAT MAY    (Nos.97, 101 & 105)

 

Nos.97 & 105 are both longer versions in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “Now, just suppose I called upon a gipsy...”  BUT   

 

No. 97 (1st)     “...and you can keep me guessing...”

 

No. 105           (1st)     “...so, you can keep me guessing...”

 

No. 101 is a shorter version which does not include the repeated lines, mentioned above.

 

COPPER CANYON    (Nos.26 & 27)

 

At the close of the song, Bing sings:

 

No. 26 “Down in Copper Canyon, there ain’t nuthin’ else, don’t want nuthin’ else, ain’t got nuthin’ else to do”

 

No. 27 “Down in Copper Canyon, there ain’t nuthin’ else, I don’t want nuthin’ else, and I ain’t got nuthin’ else to do”

 

DEAR HEARTS AND GENTLE PEOPLE         (Nos.7, 9 & 16)  (See Note (a) Programme No. 7)

 

No. 7   Intro:   “...let’s go kids”

 

No. 9   Intro:   “...”Dear Hearts And Gentilly Peopley’ (sic)”

 

Both the above versions are identical and undoubtedly, the version that was issued commercially (See also “Mule Train”).  During the introductory patter for the song’s first airing (Programme No. 7), there is some intimation that what will be heard is, a ‘transcribed item’ which has been inserted into a ‘transcribed’ show, when Ken Carpenter says, “Yes, I heard your, uh, recording of ‘Dear Hearts And Gentle People’”, to which Bing replies. “Nice emphasis on recording.  Thank you.  Ken, you may go over to the sound man now and tell him that I said...”

 

No. 16 contains several differences, the most obvious occurring at the beginning of the song when, before Bing commences singing, the Rhythmaires are heard trilling, “Home, home, sweet home...”

 

DEAR OLD GIRL    (Nos.5 & 29)

   

No. 5   Duet with Frank Fay.

 

No. 29 With Perry Como and Arthur Godfrey.

 

DEARIE    (Nos.27 & 34)

 

No. 27 Duet with Ethel Merman.

 

No. 34 Duet with Mary Martin.

 

DECK THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY       (Nos.14 & 86)

 

No. 14 (1st)     “Don we now, our gay apparel”         (This line is sung by the choir only)

 

No. 86 (1st)     “Don we now, our gay apparel”         (Sung by Bing and the choir)

 

DOMINO    (Nos.78 & 84)

 

No. 78 (1st)     “Just a touch of your hand and I burst into fire”

 

No. 84 (1st)     “Just a touch of your hands and I burst into fire”

 

DON’T EVER BE AFRAID TO GO HOME    (Nos.104, 107 &111)

 

Nos.107 & 111 are both longer versions in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “I used to be afraid to go home...” and there are no identifiable differences between the two versions:

 

No. 107           Intro:   “...nice admonition, I think - John?”  

 

No. 111           Intro:   “...nice admonition too, folks”

 

No. 104           Is a shorter version which does not include the above-mentioned repeated lines.

 

DOWN YONDER    (Nos.87 & 89)

 

No. 87 Intro:   “...O.K. John Scott - ‘Down Yonder’”

 

No. 89 Intro:   “...a very flashy Dixieland arrangement”        (Re-broadcast of No. 87)

 

DREAMER’S HOLIDAY, A    (Nos.8, 9 & 12)

 

No. 8   Duet with Ella Fitzgerald.

 

No. 9   With Bob Crosby and Cathy Crosby.

 

No. 12 Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES, A           (Nos.26, 28, 29 & 36)

 

Nos.29 & 36 are both, duets with Perry Como and No. 36 is a re-broadcast of No. 29.

 

No. 26 A longer version in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “No matter how you’re grieving, if you keep on believing”

 

No. 28 A shorter version which does not include the repeated lines mentioned above.

 

FIRST NOWELL, THE      (Nos.14 & 86)

 

When Bing sings the line, “In fields where they lay, keeping their sheep”

 

No. 14 The choir cannot be heard.

 

No. 86 The choir can be heard.

 

GONE FISHIN’        (Nos.65 & 69)

 

One of the first of many differences is apparent in Louis Armstrong’s opening question:

 

No. 65 “How do you know?”

 

No. 69 Now, how do you know?”

 

(In the much played commercially issued version, the question is abbreviated to three words, “How you know?” - See also Programme No. 65 - Note (e))

 

HARBOUR LIGHTS    (Nos.39, 41, 45, 53 & 57)

 

Nos.39, 41 & 57 are all longer versions, featuring a trumpet solo and in which Bing repeats the lines (initiated by the Rhythmaires) beginning, “Now there are lonely nights...”  There are no definable differences between any of these versions.

 

No. 39 Intro:   “...betcha I make a good record”

 

No. 41 Intro:   “...being brought back, recently”

 

No. 57 Intro:   “...was this nostalgic item”

 

Nos.45 & 53 are both shorter versions, not including the trumpet solo and the repeated lines, mentioned above.  Again, there are no definable differences between these two versions.

 

No. 45 Intro:   “...on the television - on the discs”

 

No. 53 Intro:   “...this season - Great success!”

 

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU?    (Nos.20 & 23)

 

No. 20 Duet with Bob Hope.

 

No. 23 With The Andrews Sisters.

 

HELLO, MA BABY    (Nos.54 & 110)

 

No. 54 Duet with Judy Garland.

 

No. 110 Duet with Judy Garland (Re-broadcast of No. 54).

 

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS (RIGHT DOWN SANTA CLAUS LANE)             (Nos.12 & 14)

 

No. 12 Duet with Peggy Lee and Rhythmaires.

 

No. 14 Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

HOW HIGH THE MOON       (Nos.72 & 76)

 

No. 72 Longer version in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “Somewhere there’s music, it’s where you are...”

 

No. 76 Shorter version which does not include the above-mentioned repeated lines.

 

I APOLOGISE          (Nos.67, 69 & 71)

 

Examination of the first lines provides positive identification:

 

No. 67 “If I told a lie, If I made you cry...”   (At this point the audience interrupts with spontaneous applause)

 

No. 69 “If I told a lie and if I made you cry...”

 

No. 71 “If I told a lie, If I made you cry...”     (No interruption or word variation)

 

 

I CAN DREAM CAN’T I?    (Nos.8, 10, 15 & 23)

 

No. 23 With The Andrews Sisters.

 

No. 8   (1st)     “...and I can’t make you open your heaaaart...”  (Bing prolongs the vowel sound for five seconds)

 

In versions Nos.10 & 15 the vowel sound in the word “heart’ is clipped to only one second BUT:

 

No. 10 (1st)     “...for dreams are just like wine...”

 

No. 15 (1st)     “...for dreams’re just like wine...”

 

I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE    (Nos.107 & 113)

 

No. 107           (1st)     “...Diamond bracelets, Woolworth doesn’t sell, my little baby...”

 

No. 113           (1st)     “...Diamond bracelets, Woolworth doesn’t sell, baby...”

 

IF    (Nos.58, 59, 61 & 65)

 

Nos.58, 59 & 65 are all longer versions which include a repeat of the lines beginning, “If I ruled the earth...” and Nos.58 & 59 have no definable differences and no spoken introductions but No. 65 can be distinguished as follows:

 

No. 65 Intro:   “...one more belt”  (There is also a variation at the close of the song - see Programme Note (b))

 

No. 61 A shorter version which does not include the repeated lines mentioned above.

 

IF I KNEW YOU WERE COMING I’D’VE BAKED A CAKE    (Nos.32 & 36)

 

No. 32 Duet with Beatrice Lillie.

 

No. 36 Duet with Bob Hope.

 

IF YOU CATCH A LITTLE COLD (I’LL SNEEZE FOR YOU)    (Nos.92 & 100)

 

No. 92 (1st)     “...I’m gonna weep for you...”

 

No. 100           (1st)     “...I’ll weep for you...”

 

I’LL WALK ALONE    (Nos.107 & 109)  

 

No. 107           A longer version in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “I’ll always be near you, wherever you are...”

 

No. 109           A shorter version which does not include the above-mentioned repetition.

 

I LOVE MY BABY  (Nos.106 & 111)

 

No. 106           (1st)     “...She’s only twenty and I’m twenty-one”

 

No. 111           (1st)     “...She’s only twenty, I’m twenty-one”

 

IN MY MERRY OLDSMOBILE   (Nos.54, 91 & 110)

 

No. 91 Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

No. 54 Duet with Judy Garland.

 

No. 110 Re-broadcast of No. 54

 

IN THE COOL, COOL, COOL OF THE EVENING    (Nos.75, 76, 78 & 80)

 

No. 75 Duet with Jane Wyman.

 

No. 76 Re-broadcast of No. 75

 

No. 78 Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

No. 80 Parodied version with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

 

I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU    (Nos.15 & 41)

 

No. 15 Duet with Al Jolson.

 

No. 41 Duet with Dick Powell.

 

IT HAD TO BE YOU    (Nos.94 & 99)

 

No. 94 (1st)     “It had to be you...”

 

No. 99 (1st)     Well, it had to be you...”

 

IT ISN’T FAIR         (Nos.34 & 35)

 

No. 34 (1st)     “...If it’s just for-or today...”

 

No. 35 (1st)     “...If it’s just for today...”

 

I’VE GOT A LOVELY BUNCH OF COCONUTS    (Nos.11 & 15)

 

No. 11 (1st)     Oh! Down at an English fair...”

 

No. 15 (1st)     “Down at an English fair...”

 

JINGLE BELLS       (Nos.14 & 47)

 

No. 14 Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

No. 47 Duet with Gary Crosby and Rhythmaires.

 

JUNE IN JANUARY    (Nos.50 & 88)

 

No. 50 Parodied version with Bob Hope and Bob Crosby.

 

No. 88 Solo version.

 

JUST FOR YOU           (Nos.111 & 113)

 

No. 111           (1st & 2nd)      “...they sigh and so do I...”

 

No. 113           (1st & 2nd)      “...they sigh a-and so do I...”

 

JUST ONE MORE CHANCE       (Nos.49, 80, 87, 89 & 90)

 

No. 80 (1st)     “...still I’m hopin’ all the while that you’ll give me...”  (Only version to contain this word difference.  All other versions, “still I’m hopin’ all the while, you’ll give me...”

 

No. 49 (2nd)   “...just one mor-ore word...”  (All other versions, “...just one more word...”)

 

No. 90 (3rd & 5th)      “Just one more cha-ance...”  (All other versions, “Just one more chance...”)

 

Nos.87 & 89 appear to be identical:

 

No. 87 Intro:   “...I didn’t feel flattered”                  

No. 89 Intro:   “...I’ve been on too long”

 

JUST THE WAY YOU ARE    (Nos.54 & 56)

 

No. 54 Duet with Judy Garland.

 

No. 56 Duet with Peggy Lee.

 

KATRINA    (Nos.1 & 3)

 

No. 1   (1st)     “...you’ve lost your heart...”

 

No. 3   (1st)     “...you just lost your heart...”

 

KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON, A    (Nos.79, 80, 83, 89 & 95)

 

No. 83 Duet with Louis Armstrong -  All others are solo versions.

 

No. 79 (2nd)   Won’t you give me your lips for just a moment...”

 

No. 80 (2nd)   Oh! Give me your lips for just a moment...”

 

No. 95 (2nd)   Oh! Won’t you give me your lips for just a moment...”

 

No. 89 Is a re-broadcast of No. 79.

 

LAST MILE HOME, THE    (Nos.2 & 4)

 

No. 2   (1st)     “The longest mile is the...”

 

No. 4   (1st)     Aaaah!  The longest mile is the...”

 

LA VIE EN ROSE    (Nos.39 & 106)

 

No. 39 Solo version.

 

No. 106 Duet with Marlene Dietrich.

 

LAZYBONES           (Nos.19 & 51)

 

No. 19 Duet with Louis Armstrong.

 

No. 51 Re-broadcast of No. 19.

 

LAZY RIVER    (Nos.8 & 95)

 

No. 8   (1st)     U-up a lazy river by the old mill run, The lazy, lazy river...”

 

No. 95 (1st)     Up a lazy river by the old mill run, That lazy, lazy river...”

 

LET’S DO IT AGAIN    (Nos.40, 42 & 53)

 

No. 40 Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

No. 42 Parodied duet with Bob Crosby.

 

No. 53 Duet with Toni Arden and Rhythmaires.

 

LIFE IS SO PECULIAR     (Nos.39, 41 & 49)

 

No. 41 is a re-broadcast of No. 39:

 

No. 39 Intro:   “...entitled, ‘Life Is So Peculiar’”      

No. 41 Intro:   “...let’s prove the point here”

 

No. 49 There are some twenty differences between this version and the other two.  The most obvious of these being the audience’s reaction to, “...there’s nothing to comb but hair” and Bing chuckles and asides, “Why do you laugh?”

 

LOCK, STOCK AND BARREL     (Nos.28 & 31)

 

No. 28 With The Andrews Sisters.

 

No. 31 Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

LOOK’S LIKE A COLD, COLD WINTER    (Nos.40 & 50)

 

No. 40 (2nd)   “...We got plenty of ice and snow...”

 

No. 50 (2nd)   “...Plenty of ice and snow...”

 

LULLABY OF BROADWAY   (Nos.33 & 41)

 

No. 33 Duet with Al Jolson.

 

No. 41 Duet with Dick Powell.

 

MARIA BONITA    (Nos.67 & 70)

 

No. 67 Longer version in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “The stars were low over Mexico...”

 

No. 70 Shorter version of one chorus only, not including the above-mentioned repeated lines.

 

MARTA (RAMBLING ROSE OF THE WILDWOOD)    (Nos.26 & 30)

 

No identifiable differences:

 

No. 26 Intro:   “...that’s so pretty, play it again”                   

No. 30 Intro:   “...Arthur Tracy - the Street Singer”

 

MARSHMALLOW WORLD, A    (Nos.44 & 51)

 

No. 44 Duet with Ella Fitzgerald and Rhythmaires.

 

No. 51 Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE    (Nos.1, 3 & 6)

 

No. 1   Duet with Peggy Lee.

 

No. 3   Duet with Judy Garland.

 

No. 6   Solo version.

 

MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU (Nos.52, 54, 57, 63 & 74)

 

No. 57 With The Andrews Sisters and Nat ‘King’ Cole.

 

No. 52 At the close of the song the word “Again” is repeated four times, twice by The Rhythmaires and twice by Bing, alternately.  (In all other versions the word “Again” is repeated only twice, by The Rhythmaires)

 

No. 74 (1st)     “May yuh find that long-awaited golden day...”  (All other versions, “May you find that long-awaited golden day...”)

 

Nos.54 & 63 have no definable differences and no spoken introductions.

 

MEADOWS OF HEAVEN, THE  (Nos.6 & 8)

 

No. 6   A longer version in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “And sure as there’s heaven...”

 

No. 8   A shorter version which does not include the above repetition.

 

MEMPHIS BLUES    (Nos.44 & 83)

 

No. 44 Duet with Ella Fitzgerald and the Firehouse Five Plus Two.

 

No. 83 With Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and The Rhythmaires.

 

MOCKIN’ BIRD HILL (TRA-LA-LA TWITTLE DEE DEE)    (Nos.60, 62, 64 & 66)

 

No. 60 Duet with Mary Ford and Les Paul (Guitar(s))

 

There are no identifiable differences between Nos.62, 64 & 66 and only one of these has a spoken introduction:

 

No. 64 Intro:   “...the fantastic Les Paul”

 

MONA LISA    (Nos.37 & 39)

 

No. 37 (1st)     “...You’re so like the lady with the mystic smile...”

 

No. 39 (1st)     “...You’re so like the lady with that mystic smile...”

 

MOONLIGHT BAY    (Nos.63 & 64)    (See also Programme No. 64 Note (e))

 

No. 63 Duet with Lindsay Crosby.

 

No. 64 Duet with Gary Crosby.

 

MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, THE    (Nos.75, 77, 79 & 89)    (See also Programme No. 89 Note (a))

 

Nos.75 & 79 are longer versions in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “And you and I, are just like they...” BUT:

 

No. 75 (2nd)   “And you and I, are ju-ust like they...”

 

No. 79 (2nd)   “And you and I, are just like they...”

 

Nos.77 & 89 are both shorter versions which do not include the repeated lines BUT:

 

No. 77 (1st)     “And you and I, are ju-ust like they...”

 

No. 89 (1st)     “And you and I, are just like they...”

 

It becomes obvious that No. 77 is an edited version of No. 75, just as No. 89 is an edited version of No. 79.  This has been achieved by eliminating from the longer version, the lines beginning, “And you and I, are just like they...” together with the Rhythmaires’ solo of the middle eight bars, effectively producing four “different’ versions but once again, “Why?”

 

MULE TRAIN          (Nos.7, 9 & 36)

 

All versions are identical and are, without doubt, the version which was issued commercially.  Those familiar with the Crosby style will acknowledge the virtual impossibility of him singing a song of this nature, without any word variation, on no less than three separate occasions.  There is also no deviation in the accompaniment.  Even the whipcracks which we are informed, were simulated at the recording session, by thrashing newspaper laid on the studio floor, with ropes, are identical - an unlikely effect to have been duplicated during a broadcast transcription.  Although the recording date is given as 26th October 1949 (less than a week before the first broadcast) it would have been perfectly feasible for this to have been included.  Producer, Sonny Burke, boasted that in order to ‘cover’ the Frankie Laine version, “Mule Train” was recorded at eight in the morning and the record played on the air by twelve noon.

 

MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! (PUT ANOTHER NICKEL IN)      (Nos.29, 31 & 36)

 

Examine the two separate lines:

 

No. 29 (1st)     “All I want is loving you...”

            (1st)     “I’d do anything for you...”

 

No. 31 (1st)     “All I want is having you...”

            (1st)     I’ll do anything for you...”

 

No. 36 (1st)     “All I want is having you...”

            (1st)     I’d do anything for you...”

 

MY BLUE HEAVEN    (Nos.16 & 45)

 

No. 16 Duet with Al Jolson.

 

No. 45 Parodied duet with Judy Garland.

 

MY FOOLISH HEART       (Nos.25, 27, 32 & 36)

 

There are two distinct versions of the song:

 

The first version is represented by Nos.25 & 27 both of which contain the ‘fluffed’ line, “...then let the magic start”. Both renditions appear to be identical.

 

No. 25 Intro:   “...from the picture of the same title”

 

No. 27 Intro:   “...by Mr. Ned Washington and Mr. Victor Young”

 

The second version is represented by Nos.32 & 36 in both of which the line is sung correctly, “...then let the fire start”  Both versions appear to be identical.

 

No. 32 Intro:   “...by Mr. Victor Young and Mr. Ned Washington”

 

No. 36 Intro:   “...’My Foolish Heart’”

 

NEVER BEFORE    (Nos.84 & 89)

 

Both versions have identical introductions and No. 89 is, undoubtedly, a re-broadcast of No. 84.

 

NEVERTHELESS    (Nos.43 & 49)

 

No. 43 (1st)     “Maybe I’m right ‘n’ maybe I’m wrong.

                         Maybe I’m weak ‘n’ maybe I’m strong”

 

No. 49 (1st)     “Maybe I’m right and maybe I’m wrong.

                         Maybe I’m weak - maybe I’m strong”

 

NEW ASHMOLEAN MARCHING SOCIETY AND STUDENTS’ CONSERVATORY BAND, THE    (Nos.22 & 25)

 

After the ‘gag’ violin solo, Bing says:

 

No. 22 “All right Benny, wash up, get your money and go home!”

 

No. 25 “All right Mischa, wash up, get your things and get outta here!”

 

NOBODY’S SWEETHEART    (Nos.93 & 100)

 

No. 93 (1st)     Oh! You’re nobody’s sweetheart, now...”

 

No. 100           (1st)     “You’re nobody’s sweetheart, now...”

 

NOODLIN’ RAG    (Nos.107 & 112)

 

No. 107           Duet with Teresa Brewer and Rhythmaires.

 

No. 112           Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

NOW THAT I NEED YOU (WHERE ARE YOU?)  (Nos.6 & 7)

 

No. 6   (1st)     “Where are you, now that I want you...”

 

No. 7   (1st)     “Where are you, now that I need you...”

 

O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL  (See ADESTE FIDELES)

 

ON TOP OF OLD SMOKY    (Nos.72 & 74)

 

No. 72 Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

No. 74 Duet with Burl Ives and Rhythmaires.

 

OVER A BOTTLE OF WINE    (Nos.82 & 84)

 

No. 82  (1st)    “...Never dreaming of tomorrow...”

 

No. 84 (1st)     “...Never dreaming of tom-o-o-o-o-row...”     (Second syllable split into four separate

            syllables)

 

PAINTING THE CLOUDS WITH SUNSHINE    (Nos.79 & 89)

 

Both versions appear to be identical:

 

No. 79 Intro:   “...will you please pass me my palette”

 

No. 89 Intro:   “...Painting The Clouds With Sunshine”

 

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (THERE’S A PAWNSHOP ON THE CORNER)          (Nos.102, 104 & 111)

 

No. 102           With Bob Hope and Kay Starr.

 

No. 104           (1st)     “...I took her dancing, took her dining...”

 

No. 111           (1st)     “...Took her dancing, took her dining...”

 

PLAY A SIMPLE MELODY    (Nos.17, 25 & 41)

 

No. 17 Duet with Groucho Marx

 

No. 25 Duet with Gary Crosby

 

No. 41 Duet with Dick Powell

 

PLEASE MR. SUN    (Nos.96, 98, 102 & 104)

 

Nos.96 & 102 are both longer versions which include a repeat of the lines beginning, “She’ll listen to whatever you have to say...” BUT

 

No. 96 (1st)     “...It shouldn’t end this way...”

 

No. 102           (1st)     ...This shouldn’t end this way...”

 

Nos.98 & 104 are both shorter versions, not including the repetition mentioned above BUT

 

No. 98 (1st)     “...She’ll listen to whatever you have to say...”

 

No. 104           (1st      “...She’s gonna listen to whatever you have to say...”

 

QUICKSILVER    (Nos.18 & 24)

 

The first time that the Rhythmaires sing, “Seems like I am having trouble with you...”

 

No. 18 Bing sings, “You’re having trouble with who-oo?”

 

No. 24 Bing is not heard.

 

QUIZAS, QUIZAS, QUIZAS    (Nos.64, 66, 69 & 71)

 

No. 69 (1st)     The Spanish moon is brighter...”  (The only version to contain this word difference.  All

                        other versions,

                        That Spanish moon is brighter...” and these versions have no other identifiable

                        differences)

 

No. 64 Intro:   “and his Bando da Lua

 

No. 66 No spoken introduction.

 

No. 71 Intro:   “...called, ‘Quizas, Quizas, Quizas’”

 

ROVIN’ KIND, THE    (Nos.65 & 68)

 

No. 65 (1st)     “My mother tends our umble home...”

 

No. 68 (1st)     “My mother tends our humble home...”

 

ROW, ROW, ROW    (Nos.71, 75 & 89)

 

No. 71 After the line, “He was a rowing Romeo”, Bing asides, “I’m a little old for this!”

 

No. 75 Does not include the above remark.  Intro: “Anchors aweigh, Mr. Trotter”

 

No. 89 Re-broadcast of No. 75.          Intro:  “...Mr. Trotter, let’s have it, huh”

 

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER    (Nos.10, 13, 45 & 85)

 

No. 45 Duet with Judy Garland and Rhythmaires.

 

In the remaining solo versions, the second time that the Rhythmaires sing, “Then one foggy Christmas Day, Santa came to say...”, Bing gives his impression of Santa Claus:

 

No. 10 “Why, why, Rudolph, with your nose so bright...”   

 

No. 13 “Rudolph, with your nose so bright...”

 

No. 85 “I say, Rudolph, with your nose so bright...”

 

SAILING DOWN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY    (Nos.94, 96 & 101)

 

No. 94 (1st)     “Come on, Nancy, ‘fore the steamboat’s gone.

                         Everything is lovely on the Chesapeake Bay...”

 

No. 96 (1st)     “Come along, Nancy, ‘fore the steamboat’s gone.

                         Everything’s so lovely on the Chesapeake Bay...”

 

No. 101 (1st)   “Come on, Nancy, ‘fore the steamboat’s gone.

                         Everything’s so lovely on the Chesapeake Bay...”

 

SAM’S SONG (THE HAPPY TUNE)    (Nos.37 & 57)

 

No. 37 Duet with Judy Garland.

 

No. 57 Duet with Nat ‘King’ Cole.

 

SENTIMENTAL MUSIC    (Nos.58 & 60)

 

No. 58 A longer version in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “I know that when we’re close together or if we’re far apart...’

 

No. 60 Shorter version which does not include the above repetition.

 

SHANGHAI (WHY DID I TELL YOU I WAS GOING TO)    (Nos.73 & 76)

 

No. 73 (1st)     “Did I say I was going to Shanghai?...”

 

No. 76 (1st)     “Who’s talking about going to Shanghai?...”

 

SHENANDOAH (ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI)    (Nos.68 & 70)

 

No. 68 (1st)     “On the bank, I hear her calling...”       (This line is sung by Bing)

 

No. 70 The above line is sung by the accompanists only.

 

SILENT NIGHT    (Nos.14, 47 & 86)

 

No. 86 Duet with Lindsay Crosby and Rhythmaires.

 

There are no definable differences between Nos.14 & 47 and neither has spoken introductions.

 

SILVER BELLS    (Nos.42, 44, 46 & 86)

 

All versions are duets with different female partners and the Rhythmaires.  In view of possible confusion which might arise should excerpts be of poor quality, identification is best approached on an elimination basis:

 

No. 86 (With Trudy Erwin)    (1st)     “Ring-a-ling, Ting-a-ling,

                                                              Soon it will be Christmas Day”

            (All other versions)     (1st)     “Ring-a-ling, Hear them sing,

                                                              Soon it will be Christmas Day”

 

No. 46 (With Peggy Lee)                    The last word in the song is sung thus, “...it will be

                                                            Christmas Day-hay

            (Remaining two versions)       “...it will be Christmas Day  (Long vowel sound)

 

No. 42 (With Toni Arden)      (1st)     “...busy sidewalks, dressed in ho-oliday style”          

 

No. 44 (With Ella Fitzgerald) (1st)     “...busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style” 

 

SIN (IT’S NO)    (Nos.92 & 94)

 

No. 92 A longer version in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “Is it a sin to love you so...”

 

No. 94 Shorter version which does not include the above repetition.

 

SLEIGH RIDE         (Nos.88 & 92)

 

At the close of the song, Bing is heard saying:

 

No. 88 “Whoa!  Whoa!  There now.  Steady.  Easy.  Whoa!”

 

No. 92 “Whoa!  Now, Whoa!  There.  Easy.  Steady.  Steady!”

 

SLOWPOKE    (Nos.91 & 93)

 

No. 91 (1st)     “...I wait ‘n’ then, you’re late again...”

 

No. 93 (1st)     “...I wait ‘n’ then, here you come, late again...”

 

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING    (Nos.4 & 87)

 

No. 4   Solo version.

 

No. 87 Parodied fragment only.

 

SORRY    (Nos.15 & 18)

 

No. 15 (1st)     “You’re so near to me, when you’re dear to me...”   (‘fluff’)

 

No. 18 (1st)     “You’re so dear to me, when you’re near to me...”

 

SPARROW IN THE TREETOP    (Nos.58, 61 & 66)

 

No. 58 (1st)     “There’s things I am, sweetheart and things that I ain’t...”

 

No. 66 (1st)     “There’s things I am, sweetheart - things that I ain’t...”

 

No. 61 A shorter version which does not include the above line.

 

STAY WITH THE HAPPY PEOPLE    (Nos.33 & 34)

 

No. 33 Duet with Ella Fitzgerald and Rhythmaires.

 

No. 34 Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

SUNSHINE CAKE    (Nos.19, 21, 26, 31 & 32)

 

Most of the versions are duets with female partners.  Refer to main directory for details.

 

No. 19 (1st)     “Remember worry, that’s one thing we must forget,

                          So put on your slippers, light a cigarette...”

 

No. 21 (1st)     Aaah!  Add a little dreaming ‘bout a long shot bet,

                          Put on your slippers, light a Chesterfield cigarette...”

 

No. 31 (1st)     “And then, you add a little dreaming ‘bout a long shot bet,

                          Put on your slippers, light a Chesterfield cigarette...”

 

Nos.26 & 32 are both shorter versions, neither of which contains the above lines BUT

 

No. 26 (1st)     “Any questions, ladies?  Then we proceed...”

 

No. 32 (1st)     “Any questions, ladies?  Well, then we proceed...”

 

SURE THING (WE’VE GOT A)   (Nos.18 & 23)

 

No identifiable differences:

 

No. 18 Intro:   “...by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke”

 

No. 23 Intro:   “Paramount picture called, ‘Riding High’”

 

SWANEE RIVER (OLD FOLKS AT HOME)    (Nos.31 & 79)

 

No. 31 Duet with Lindsay Crosby and Rhythmaires.

 

No. 79 Parodied duet with Dinah Shore.

 

TELL ME WHY    (Nos.96, 99, 101, 103 & 105)

 

No. 103           (1st)     “...I never gave it a chance...”  (Only version to contain this word difference.  All other versions, “...Never gave it a chance...”)

 

All other versions appear to be identical:

 

No. 96 Intro:   “...very well too - lucky Decca!”                   

No. 99 Intro:   “...song is definitely, Numero Uno!”

No. 101           Intro:   “...record made by the Four Aces”                

No. 105           Intro:   “...song is definitely, Numero Uno!”  (Re-broadcast of No. 99)

 

TENNESSEE WALTZ, THE    (Nos.48, 50 & 57)

 

No. 57 With The Andrews Sisters.

 

No. 48 (2nd)   “The night they were playing, the beautiful Tennessee Waltz”

 

No. 50 (2nd)   On the night they were playing, that beautiful Tennessee Waltz”

 

THAT CHRISTMAS FEELING    (Nos.43 & 47)

 

No. 43 Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

No. 47 Duet with Gary Crosby and Rhythmaires.

 

THAT LUCKY OLD SUN (ROLLS AROUND HEAVEN ALL DAY)             (Nos.5. 7 & 11)

 

No. 5   (1st)     “Up in the morning, Out on the job, Work like the...”

 

No. 7   (1st)     “Up in the morning, I’m out on the job, And I work like the...”

 

No. 11 (1st)     “Up in the morning, Out on the job, I work like the...”

 

THEM THERE EYES    (Nos.64, 67 & 68)

 

No. 64 (1st)     “You gotta certain cute way of...”

 

No. 67 (1st)     “You gotta certain, little cute way of...”

 

No. 68 Only version to contain the following ‘aside’, “You’d better watch ‘em if your wise (you’re killing these guys)”

 

THOUSAND VIOLINS, A     (Nos.10 & 13)

 

No. 10 Duet with Peggy Lee.

 

No. 13 Solo version.

 

TOO LATE NOW    (Nos.68 & 70)

 

No. 68 A longer version, including a repeat of the lines beginning, “How could I ever close the door...”

 

No. 70 A shorter version which does not include the above repetition.

 

TWO SHILLELAGH O’SULLIVAN    (Nos.96 & 98)

 

No. 96 (1st)     “...never been one like the Irishman, O’Sullivan was the name...”

 

No. 98 (1st)     “...never been one like the Irishman, O’Sullivan was his name...”

 

(No. 96 is the version of the song which (apart from dubbed laughter) was mastered for commercial release.  Aside from the accompaniment, students of the Crosby style will acknowledge the near impossibility of his duplicating a song of this nature on two separate occasions.  This can be borne out by comparison with the other version of the song (No. 98) which, although omitting a large portion of the lyric, contains at least ten, easily discernible differences)

 

UNDECIDED    (Nos.90 & 93)

 

No. 90 Solo version.

 

No. 93 Parodied duet with Fred Astaire.

 

WAITING FOR THE ROBERT E. LEE    (Nos.15 & 22)

 

Both versions are duets with Al Jolson:

 

No. 15 (1st)     “...On a moonlight night you can find them all...”     (Sung by Al Jolson)

 

No. 22 (1st)     “...On a moonlight night you can find them all...”     (Sung by Bing Crosby)

 

WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME    (Nos.54 & 110)

 

No. 54             Duet with Judy Garland.

 

No. 110           Re-broadcast of No. 54.

 

‘WAY BACK HOME    (Nos.8 & 10)

 

No. 8   With Ella Fitzgerald, The Mills Brothers and Rhythmaires.

 

No. 10 Duet with Peggy Lee and Rhythmaires.

 

‘WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS    (Nos.62 & 69)

 

No. 62 (1st)     “‘Way down yonder in New Orleans...”

 

No. 69 (1st)     Aaah!  ‘Way down yonder in New Orleans...”

 

WHEN YOU AND I WERE YOUNG MAGGIE BLUES    (Nos.64 & 69)

 

No. 64 Duet with Gary Crosby.

 

No. 69 Duet with Teresa Brewer.

 

WHISPERING HOPE    (Nos.9, 24, 34 & 55)

 

Nos.9 & 24 are both with Bob Crosby and Loulie Jean Norman BUT:

 

No. 9   The first chorus is duetted by Bob Crosby and Loulie Jean Norman.

 

No. 24 The first chorus is duetted by Bing Crosby and Bob Crosby.

 

Nos.34 & 55 are both duets with different female partners:

 

No. 34 Duet with Mary Martin (with accompaniment from Loulie Jean Norman)

 

No. 55 Duet with Dorothy Kirsten (no other vocal accompaniment)

 

WHITE CHRISTMAS    (Nos.14, 46 & 86)

 

No. 46 is the only version that is interrupted by spontaneous applause after Bing sings the words, (1st)  “I’m dreaming...”

 

No. 14 (1st)     “...to hear sleigh bells...”

 

No. 86 (1st)     “...to hear sleigh-eigh bells...”

 

WHY REMIND ME?    (Nos.20, 21 & 25)

 

No. 20 (1st)     “The way we used to talk...”  (Short vowel sound - 1 second)  Other versions “taaaalk” (Long vowel  sound - approximately 3 seconds)

 

No. 25             The only version in which a short piano run is heard immediately after Bing sings, (1st)  “I don’t need records of our song...”

 

No. 21             Neither of the above-mentioned variations is apparent.

 

WILHELMINA        (Nos.28 & 32)

 

No. 28 (1st)     Ah! Wilhelmina, ‘bout the cutest little chick...”

 

No. 32 (1st)     “Wilhelmina, ‘bout the cutest little chick...”

 

WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE, THE       (Nos.85 & 89)            

            (See Programme No. 89 - Note (a))

 

No. 85 Solo version with Rhythmaires.

 

No. 89 Re-broadcast of No. 85

 

WOULD I LOVE YOU (LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU)    (Nos.60 & 62)

 

No. 60 (1st)     “With all my heart ‘n’ soul, With all my heart ‘n’ soul”

 

No. 62 (1st)     “With all my heart an’ soul, With all my heart and soul”

 

YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL EYES    (Nos.54, 55 & 60)

 

Examination of two separate lines provides positive identification:

 

No. 54 (1st)     “You and your beautiful eyes...”

                        “...Gee! but they’re beautiful...”

 

No. 55 (1st)     “You and your beautiful eyes...”

                        “...Ho! but they’re beautiful...”

 

No. 60 (1st)     Ah!  You and your beautiful eyes...”

                        “...Gee! but they’re beautiful...”

 

YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE    (Nos.2 & 9)

 

No. 2   Duet with Peggy Lee and Rhythmaires.

 

No. 9   Solo version.

 

YOU’RE JUST IN LOVE     (Nos.52, 58, 63 & 110)

 

No. 63 Duet with Louis Armstrong & Rhythmaires.

 

No. 52 Duet with Toni Arden & Rhythmaires.

 

Nos.58 & 110 are both duets with Judy Garland and Rhythmaires and No. 110 is a re-broadcast of No. 58:

 

No. 58 Intro:   “...Great!”      

 

No. 110 Intro: “...That’s right!”

 

YOU’RE WONDERFUL    (Nos.17, 20, 22 & 28)

 

No. 17 (1st)     “You’re wonderful...” (All other versions commence, “Aaah!  You’re wonderful...”)

 

No. 28 Song closes, “It’s wonderful, so marvellous you’re wonderful...”  (All other versions close with, “it’s wonderful, so wonderful, you’re wonderful...”)

 

Nos.20 & 22 are identical and both contain the ‘fluffed’ line, “We’ve found a new feeling, we’re whirling, we’re reeling”.

This is a reversal of the true lyric, “We’re whirling, we’re reeling, we’ve found a new feeling”

 

No. 20 Intro:   “...Mr. Livingston and Mr. Evans set some lyrics”

 

No. 22 Intro:   “...gotta plug old Paramount”

 

ZING A LITTLE ZONG     (Nos.111 & 113)

 

No. 111           Duet with Rosemary Clooney and Rhythmaires.

 

No. 113           Duet with Peggy Lee and Rhythmaires.

 

(To avoid any possible confusion, the following identification will distinguish - After Bing sings, “Well, O.K.”, the following lines are sung by his female partner, “It ain’t the season that has me kinda zilly, You really are a dolly - a dolly and a dilly”   Peggy Lee sings all of the words but Rosemary Clooney sings all of the words, except, the first “dolly” which is sung by Bing)

 


SUNDRY GUEST APPEARANCES 1949 ‑ 1952

 

Radio began to feel the competition from television and as previously described, Bing was one of the main stars who remained faithful to the older medium, although sometimes his apparently ‘live’ contributions were simply taken from his taped Chesterfield shows, a subject which may be worthy of further study in due course.  Also complete shows were being assembled for organisations such as the Red Cross, the Cancer Society and for the Christmas Seals appeals from Bing’s previously transcribed work and we have not therefore given details of such programmes here.  A schedule of his guest appearances in the period follows.

 

1949

September 26 (6:00 p.m.) Bing stars in a Lux Radio Theatre version of ‘The Emperor Waltz’  with Ann Blyth on CBS.  Bing sings ‘Get Yourself a Phonograph’, ‘Friendly Mountains’, ‘I Kiss Your Hand, Madame’, and with Ann Blyth ‘The Kiss in Your Eyes’ and ‘The Emperor Waltz’.

October 23 Bing guests on the Bob Hope Show on NBC.

November 15 (6:00 ‑ 6:30 p.m.) Bing guests on Bob Hope's radio show on NBC with Ham Fisher, Doris Day and the Les Brown Orchestra.

December 18 (a.m.) Appears on a transcribed radio show 'Guest Star' No. 143 with Bob Hope and Alan Ladd. Bing and Bob sing a parody of 'Road to Morocco'.

December 18 (p.m.) On 'The Joyful Hour' radio programme on the Mutual Broadcasting System with Ann Blyth, Licia Albanese and McDonald Carey.

December 20 Bing guests on Bob Hope's radio show on NBC with Rhonda Fleming. (The programme was issued on Radiospirits 43462 “Bob Hope Show – 12 CD longbox”)

 

1950

January 21 (1:30 ‑ 2:30 p.m.) Bing is featured in a radio show on NBC with Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Phil Harris and others to mark the opening of the Musicians’ Building in Los Angeles.

March 5  Another 'Guest Star ‑ Bing Crosby' (show No. 154) is broadcast.  Bing sings ‘The Headless Horseman’, ‘Now That I Need You’, ‘The Meadows of Heaven’, and ‘Maybe It’s Because’.

March 21 ‘The Bob Hope Show’ with Bing as guest is broadcast on NBC.  Doris Day and the Les Brown Orchestra are in support.  Bing sings ‘My Foolish Heart’ and duets with Hope on ‘If I Knew You Were CominI’d’ve Baked a Cake’.

Apr 1  Spends the day in Front Royal, Warren County, Virginia, celebrating 'Bing Crosby Day’ and at 6:30 p.m. he takes part in the Harry Wismer network sports radio programme on ABC.  Bing goes on to a barn dance at Warren County High School where he takes part in the Rayburn and Finch ‘Night Shift’ radio programme on ABC between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.

April 9 (9:00 ‑ 10:00 p.m.) Bing takes part in ‘The Triumphant Hour’, a radio show transmitted on Mutual, together with Ann Blyth, Mona Freeman, Jimmy Durante and many others.

April 13  Has guest spot on Perry Como's radio show 'The Supper Club' for NBC.  Douglas Fairbanks Jr and the Fontaine Sisters are also on the show.

April 15  Bing, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour star in a radio programme on CBS 'Welcome Back Baseball' with Pittsburgh Pirates baseball player Ralph Kiner.   The programme had been recorded at an earlier date in Hollywood and is sponsored by Wheaties.  Bing sings ‘My Foolish Heart’ and ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’, duets with Bob Hope on ‘If I Knew You Were CominI’d’ve Baked a Cake’ and Bing, Bob and Dorothy Lamour join together on ‘Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?’.

April 22  (5:30 p.m.) A radio programme featuring Radie Harris interviewing Bing is broadcast over the Mutual network.

July 17  (2:30 p.m.) Bing describes Chantilly Race Track, Paris on a radio programme on station KNX in Los Angeles.   The broadcast is said to come from Bing's ranch at Elko but it is possible that Bing taped these impressions whilst in Paris. Similar programmes are transmitted daily on Mondays through Fridays.

July 22 (2:30 p.m.)  Another broadcast by Bing on KNX  is said to have come from Elko.

August 20 A radio programme 'The Miracle of America' is transmitted on CBS and Bing and son Gary make a contribution as do Jack Benny, Bob Crosby, Dinah Shore and many others.

August 24 (2:30 p.m.)  This programme from station KNX features Bing and Lindsay Crosby talking about magpies.

September 20 (9:00 p.m.) Bing makes a contribution to the National Kids Day Foundation radio programme.

October 3 Bob Hope's radio show is broadcast on NBC and Bing guests with Dinah Shore.

October 10 Another guest appearance by Bing on the Bob Hope radio show on NBC is broadcast.  Dinah Shore is again the other guest star.

October 25 The long running Minute Maid morning shows in which Bing presented records ends as Minute Maid are unhappy with the switch from a 10:00 a.m. time slot to 9:45 a.m.

December 20  Bing takes part by telephone in a 'Salute To Bing' tribute on station WNEW which comes from the Paramount Theatre, New York where Bing’s film ‘Mr. Music’ is having its New York premiere. Burt Wayne is the host.

December 24 Bing guests on Louella Parsons' transcribed ABC radio show and sings 'Silent Night'.  Hopalong Cassidy also appears.

December 26 Guests on the Bob Hope radio show on NBC with Carole Richards and Jack Kirkwood. Bing and Carole Richards duet ‘Silver Bells’.  Bing sings a snatch of ‘Silent Night’, and with Bob Hope, ‘Darn It Brother, We’re Pals’.

 

1951

January 7 Interviewed on radio station KMPC ‘Salute To Bing Crosby’ which is transmitted over the Liberty Broadcasting System.

January 9 Is honoured in ‘A Salute To Bing Crosby', a transcribed CBS tribute to his 20 years (as a single) in show‑business. 

January 10 (9:45 p.m.) Appears on Bob Crosby’s Club 15 radio programme.

January 18  Stars in Screen Guild Players radio version of ‘The Birth Of The Blues’ with Dinah Shore and Phil Harris on ABC.  Bing sings ‘Basin Street Blues’, ‘Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider’, ‘My Melancholy Baby’, ‘Way Down Yonder in New Orleans’, ‘St. Louis Blues’, and a snatch of ‘St. James Infirmary’.  He also takes part in ‘Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie’ (with Dinah Shore), ‘The Waiter and The Porter and The Upstairs Maid’ (with Dinah Shore and Phil Harris) and ‘Birth of the Blues’ (with Dinah Shore and Phil Harris).   Red Nichols provides support on his cornet.  The complete programme was issued on the LP  Spokane No. 9 - ‘Birth of the Blues’

January 23 The Bob Hope radio show is transmitted by NBC and Bing guests with Jimmy Demaret and Connie Moore. This has been recorded at Ford Ord.  Bing sings ‘And You’ll Be Home’.

February 10  Bing narrates ‘If Fight We Must’, the second in the American Legion four‑programme dramatisation series ‘Land of the Free’ on NBC at 11 a.m.

February 27 Makes filmed contribution to TV show 'American Red Cross Fund Campaign' which is also broadcast on radio at the same time. Bing sings ‘Accidents Will Happen’.

April 28 (5:00 p.m.) Guests on the Hedda Hopper radio show with Lionel Barrymore and Florence Bates.

May 11  Bing again guests on the Hedda Hopper radio show.

July 1  In radio programme 'Freedom Under God'.

September 10 Bing appears on a radio show for the United Red Feather Campaign of America with Jane Wyman, Dinah Shore, Jimmy Durante and many other stars.

September 24 Bing takes part in Lux Radio Theatre programmeMovietime USA” on CBS and presents extracts from ‘Here Comes The Groom’ with Jane Wyman.

October 2 (9:00 ‑ 9:30 p.m.) Bing guests on Bob Hope's transcribed radio show on NBC with Jane Russell.  The programme was taped at Long Beach Naval Base. (The programme was issued on CD by Radiospirits as part of their 20 CD set “Legends of Radio: The Bob Hope Show” 40042)

October 19 Guests on ‘Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis’ radio show on NBC. Bing sings ‘Sam’s Song’ with Dean Martin and a parody of ‘The Whiffenpoof Song’ with Dean and Jerry. Extracts can be heard on the Emi Gold CD 330 1122 “Crooners Clowning”.

December 18 Guests on Bob Hope’s radio show on NBC with Vera Vague and Jo Ann Greer.

December 23 Appears on ‘The Joyful Hour’ radio programme on Mutual with Ann Blyth, Pat O'Brien, Jimmy Durante and Licia Albanese.

December 25 Guests on the Bob Hope radio show on NBC with Jack Kirkwood, Benny Rubin and Frank Sinatra.  The show has been recorded at the Long Beach California Veterans Administration Hospital.  Bing sings ‘Over a Bottle of Wine’ and ‘Silent Night’.

 

1952

January 15  The Bob Hope radio show is broadcast on NBC and Bing guests with Jimmy Demaret and Jerry Colonna.  Bing sings ‘Slowpoke’ and then duets ‘Undecided’ with Bob Hope.

February 17 Guest host on the ‘Walter Winchell Time’ radio programme on ABC in Winchell’s absence due to ill health.  Bing manages to plug his Chesterfield show. The show has been recorded in advance and Bing is featured singing ‘It Had To Be You’, ‘Slow Poke’, ‘Hello Young Lovers’ and ‘A Kiss To Build a Dream On’.

March 11 Bing makes a guest appearance on Bob Hope's radio show on NBC which has been recorded in Palm Springs.  Other guests are Marilyn Maxwell and Charles Farrell.  Bing sings 'Anytime'.

April 16 Appears on KFI’s 50th. anniversary special.

May 31 Bing makes a short guest appearance on the NBC radio programme ‘Silver Plus Five’ to pay a tribute to Red Nichols who is celebrating 30 years in show business.

August 13  (7:00 p.m.)  Bing is the host for ‘Action Was Limited’, a Family Theatre drama broadcast over KHJ.

September 20 In London, appears on ‘In Town Tonight’ BBC radio programme with Bob Hope. They sing a parody of 'Road To Morocco' promoting their golf match due the following day.

 

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