1951 - 1952 Season with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra.  Produced by Bill Morrow and Murdo MacKenzie

The show does not reach the top 20 Nielsen ratings and the most highly rated radio show for the season is the Amos ‘N’ Andy program with 17.0.

 

No. 75  3rd October 1951  

 

Transcribed in Alameda (a).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Jane Wyman and Hoagy Carmichael.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                    (b)        with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Row, Row, Row                                                      (c)        with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Hoagy Carmichael

  Ol’ Buttermilk Sky                                                                Hoagy Carmichael with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman

*In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening                 (d)         with Jane Wyman & Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Hoagy Carmichael, Jane Wyman & Rhythmaires

*The Morning Side Of The Mountain                         (e)         with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        From the US Naval Air Station.        

(b)        Bing’s last season for Chesterfield introduces a ‘new’ jingle.  “Sound Off For Chesterfield” becomes the slogan for the remainder of the series.  Inspired by the song “Sound Off” which was a best selling record for Vaughn Monroe in 1951, its monotonous, marching rhythm had already provided a theme for the MGM movie,

“Battleground”.  The song (or chant) was originally used for close order drill training by units of the US Armed Forces and was first published in ‘The Cadence System Of Teaching Close Order Drill’ by Col. Bernard Lentz.

(c)        Magic DAWE41 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Guests - Bing’s Buddies”

            Commercial Recording 8.6.51

(d)       Magic DAWE41 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Guests - Bing’s Buddies”

Varese Sarabande CD 3020669052 “Bing Crosby – Crosby Classics”

            Commercial Recordings 20.6.51 & 15.7.75

(e)        Magic DAWE41 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Guests - Bing’s Buddies” (As “The Twilight Side Of

The Hill”)       

 

“Bing Crosby is probably one of the most affable performers in radio.  Year in and year out, he’s held a commanding position on the air by virtue of warm, easy verbiage and a song style that’s made him the number one pop-singer.  His return to the airways, after a summer hiatus indicates that Crosby will maintain his audiences.  It’s a delightful show, easy on the ears, in a programme that provides a maximum of relaxation.  Crosby indicated that he is still to warm up to his assignment.  He hasn’t hit his stride, as yet but there’s no doubt that his Wednesday night stanza will be strong enough to give listeners the kind of show they want.  The guest stars, Jane Wyman and songwriter, Hoagy Carmichael lent themselves, admirably to Crosby’s scheme of entertainment.  With Miss Wyman, Crosby did an unusual amount of kidding, putting in a few ribs of Louella Parsons and winding up with ‘Cool Of The Evening’.  Carmichael, in addition to the usual line of banter, did his own composition, ‘Buttermilk Sky’.  The Groaner’s other assignments included renditions of ‘Row, Row, Row’ and ‘There Was A Girl’ (sic).  Ken Carpenter also worked as a foil for Crosby and John Scott Trotter handled the music department excellently.  The Chesterfield ‘Sound Off’ commercial is a catchy rhythmic item.  As always Bill Morrow and Murdo MacKenzie have produced an excellent show even though the initial session had the proceedings formularised a bit too rigidly.  Morrow’s writings are order-built for the Groaner’s effortless delivery”

(“Variety” 10th October 1951)

 

No. 76  10th October 1951  

 

Transcribed in San Francisco.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Bill Thompson and Jane Wyman.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     (a)        Bing Crosby & Bill Thompson

*How High The Moon                                                (b)        with Rhythmaires

*Come On A-My House                                             (c)       with Rhythmaires

*(Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) Shanghai        (d)       with Rhythmaires

*Because Of You                                                                              

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman

  Why Didn’t I Say ‘I Love You’?                                           Jane Wyman with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman

*In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening                 (e)         with Jane Wyman & Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

*Bonne Nuit                                                              (f)         with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        As no other reference is made during the programme to the announced guest, Bill Thompson, it has been assumed that it is he who appears as ‘Horatio K Boomer’, in this short dialogue.  Using the voice and style of W.C. Fields, he attempts to ‘sell’ a television camera to Bing.   Would it also be reasonable to assume that this is the same Bill Thompson who was in charge of the vocals for the Chesterfield series?

(b)        Magic DAWE48 (CD) - “Bing Swings”

            Bing Crosby Archive digital release “With All My Heart”January, 2011

            Commercial Recording 22.6.60

(c)        Magic DAWE48 (CD) - “Bing Swings”  (As “Come On To My House”)

(d)       Commercial Recording 8.6.51

(e)        This item is a re-broadcast of the version heard on Programme No. 75        

            Commercial Recordings 20.6.51 & 15.7.75

(f)        Commercial Recording 20.6.51


…Current Crosby series wisely features more music than ever, with el Bingo warbling five numbers, including “Come-On-A-My House,” “Shanghai,” “How High the Moon,” “Because of You” and “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.” On latter he teamed up with movie actress Jane Wyman, his “Groom” co-star. The airer’s spontaneous sounding pace hit a snag on their mike patter, tho, with the supposedly “gay” banter about Paramount and Bob Hope coming over as contrived and awkward scripting. Crosby was much better solo when he ribbed TV at the beginning of the show. Chesterfield commercials featured the cig’s outfit “Sound Off” parody and Crosby’s usual personal plug.

(June Bundy, Billboard, October 20, 1951)

 

No. 77  17th October 1951  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Martha Tilton and Bob Hope.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Opening Theme

*Bright Eyes                                                               (a)        with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

*Hello, Young Lovers                                                  (b)       

  Painting The Clouds With Sunshine                                        Martha Tilton with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     (c)        Bing Crosby & Bob Hope

*Sweet Violets                                                           (d)        with Bob Hope & Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Bob Hope & Rhythmaires

*The Morning Side Of The Mountain                                      with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Magic DAWE41 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Guests - Bing’s Buddies”

(b)        Bing introduces this item as, “...once again, the lovely and sensible (?) song...”  and it seems that he is implying that he has sung it before but this is the only time it is heard during the series.

            Commercial Recording 9.4.51

(c)        PLS CD 627 “The Golden Age Of Comedy – Bob Hope & Bing Crosby”

(d)       This item is an entirely parodied version of a best selling record for Dinah Shore.  Needless to say, it has been tailored to suit the participants with the last chorus written as a Chesterfield commercial.

            Magic DAWE41 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Guests - Bing’s Buddies”

            Jasmine JASCD 357/8 (CD) – “Bob Hope & Friends – Put It There Pal”

PLS CD 627 “The Golden Age Of Comedy – Bob Hope & Bing Crosby”

 

No. 78  24th October 1951  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Anna Maria Alberghetti and Paul Douglas.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                             Opening Theme

*In the Cool, Cool, Of The Evening                          (a)         with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Domino                                                                   (b)       

  Lo! Hear The Gentle Lark                                                    Anna Maria Alberghetti (Phil Shukin- Flute)

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Paul Douglas

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Paul Douglas & Rhythmaires

*Because Of You                                                      (c)       

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing Crosby Enterprises CD - "Bing Crosby Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook"
            Commercial Recordings 20.6.51 & 15.7.75

(b)        Magic DAWE41 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Guests - Bing’s Buddies”

            Commercial Recording 4.10.51

(c)        Magic DAWE41 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Guests - Bing’s Buddies”

 

No. 79  31st October 1951  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires and Dinah Shore.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                             Opening Theme

*Painting The Clouds With Sunshine                          (a)        with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*A Kiss To Build A Dream On                                  (b)                      

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Dinah Shore

  I Only Have Eyes For You                                                   Dinah Shore

  ‘The Gambler’s Downfall’ Sketch                            (c)        Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore &Ken Carpenter

*Swanee River (The Old Folks At Home)                 (d)        with Dinah Shore

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Dinah Shore & Rhythmaires

*The Morning Side Of The Mountain                                     with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                             Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Magic DAWE48 (CD) - “Bing Swings”

             CD: Some Fine Old Chestnuts (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

(b)          CD:  Songs I Wish I Had Sung (The First Time Around) (Deluxe edition)

(c)        This ‘Southern saga’ includes a parodied version of item (c) and the ‘cast’ is as follows, Bing

Crosby as ‘Beauregard Sneed’, Dinah Shore as ‘Honeysuckle’ and Ken Carpenter as‘The Colonel’.

(c)        See Note (b) above.

            Magic DAWE41 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Guests - Bing’s Buddies”

            Commercial Recording 21.2.35

 

No. 80  7th November 1951  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Misto Cristofo Columbo                                           (a)       with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*A Kiss To Build A Dream On                                    (b)       

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     (c)        Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis& Ken Carpenter

  ‘Road To The South Seas’ Sketch                            (d)        Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis& Ken Carpenter

*Sweet Leilani                                                            ( e)       with Dean Martin

*Hawaiian War Chant                                                 (f)        with Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

*In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening                  (g)        with Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis &Rhythmaires

*Just One More Chance                                              (h)       

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Magic DAWE41 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Guests - Bing’s Buddies”

            Commercial Recording 20.6.51

(b)        Magic DAWE41 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Guests - Bing’s Buddies”

            Shout! CD DK 31516 “Swingin’ With Bing”

(c)        This item can be divided into three separate segments.  In the first, Ken Carpenter is suggesting to Bing that Martin & Lewis are being ‘groomed’ to usurp the positions held by himself and Bob Hope at Paramount.  The microphone then ‘eavesdrops’ on Martin & Lewis who are ‘out in the hall’ discussing the same subject and finally, this comedy theme is continued by Bing and the pair, after their entrance.

(d)       This skit on a ‘Road’ film, introduced by Ken Carpenter, has Bing and Dean Martin playing themselves with Jerry Lewis as ‘Leilani - a native girl’.  The sketch provides the framework for parodied versions of items (e), (f) & (g).

(e)        See Note (d) above.

            Parrot PARCD005 (CD) - “Hollywood Guys And Dolls - Bing Crosby & His Hollywood Guests

- Volume 1”

            Commercial Recordings 23.2.37

(f)        See Note (d) above.

            Parrot PARCD005 (CD) - “Hollywood Guys And Dolls - Bing Crosby & His Hollywood Guests

- Volume 1”

            Sung by Jerry Lewis - The only contributions by Bing and Dean Martin are various ‘Ugh’s’ and‘Olé’s!’

(g)        See Note (d) above.

            Parrot PARCD005 (CD) - “Hollywood Guys And Dolls - Bing Crosby & His Hollywood Guests- Volume 1”

            Commercial Recordings 20.6.51 & 15.7.75

(h)        Magic DAWE41 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Guests - Bing’s Buddies”

            Commercial Recordings 4.5.31, 2.9.31, 9.6.39 & 21.4.54

 

No. 81  14th November 1951  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood on November 7, 1951.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Anna Maria Alberghetti and James Stewart.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                             Opening Theme

*Bright Eyes                                                                (a)      with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*(Ah! The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young  (b)       

  La Capinera (The Wren)                                                       Anna Maria Alberghetti (Phil Shukin- Flute)

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & James Stewart

  ‘Gloria’s Present’ Sketch                                           (c)       Bing Crosby & James Stewart

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

*America The Beautiful                                                (d)       with Anna Maria Alberghetti

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Some Fine Old Chestnuts (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

(b)        Bing Crosby Enterprises CD - "Bing Crosby Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook"

            Commercial Recording 4.10.51

(c)        The comedy theme concerns ‘bashful’ James Stewart requiring Bing’s assistance when buying something ‘lacy and sheer’, as a Christmas present for Gloria, his wife.

(d)        Commercial Recording December 1960

 

No. 82  21st November 1951  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Bert Wheeler and Alexis Smith.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                    with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                  Opening Theme

*Over A Bottle Of Wine                                            with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     Bing Crosby & Alexis Smith

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     Bing Crosby & Bert Wheeler

  ‘Hearts Aflame’ Sketch                                (a)        Bing Crosby, Alexis Smith, Bert Wheeler & Ken Carpenter

*’Up Deodorant” Jingle                                  (b)        with Rhythmaires

*’Woofo Dog Food” Jingle                            (c)        with Rhythmaires

*’Peek-A-Boo Finance” Jingle                       (d)        with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                     with Alexis Smith, Bert Wheeler &Rhythmaires

*Because Of You                                                       with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                   Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        This item aims a satirical jab at the medium by the presentation of ‘a typical old movie, as shown on television, or those who do not have television sets’.  Ken Carpenter announces and ‘Biff’ Crosby is the ‘programme’s’ genial host.  The ‘stars’ of the ‘film’ are Alexis Smith and Bert Wheeler.  The ‘film’ suffers from repeated mechanical breakdowns which both ‘announcer’ and ‘host’ cover, as best they can and there are frequent interruptions for ‘commercials’, each accompanied by its own identifying ‘jingle’ - Items (b), (c) & (d).  (See notes below).

(b)        See Note (a) above.

            A parodied version of “Skip To My Lou”     

(c)        See Note (a) above.

            A parodied version of “I’ve Been Working On The Railroad”

(d)       See Note (a) above.

            A parodied version of “My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean”

 

No. 83  28th November 1951   (a) 

 

Transcribed in Hollywood.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                             Opening Theme

*Jamboree Jones                                                      (b)         with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas                   (c)          with Rhythmaires

  Undecided                                                                            Ella Fitzgerald

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong

  (When I Dance With You) I Get Ideas                                  Louis Armstrong (Vocal & Trumpet)

*Memphis Blues                                                        (d)        with Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald & Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald & Rhythmaires

*A Kiss To Build A Dream On                                   (e)        with Louis Armstrong

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        An edited version of the programme was issued on JOYCE6050 - “Big Bands Greatest Vocalists

- Bing Crosby”. (Virtually all of the dialogue remains intact and only the commercial jingles have

been deleted.  The sleeve is prominently sub-titled, “Bing Crosby Chesterfield Show November 28th 1951” but also included is a portion of Programme No. 69).           

A far more severely edited version of the programme was issued on Echo EJLP12 and Echo EJCD12 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - Big Band Days”  (Very little dialogue remains but all musical items, with the exception of the sung commercials, are included.  Sleeve and inlay, respectively, carry the following note, “Bing Crosby....was the host of a variety show, on radio, in the mid-40’s from which these performances are taken”

(b)        Bing Crosby Enterprises CD - "Bing Crosby Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook"

             Commercial Recording 8.4.50.

(c)        The title given here for this song is that which is most widely quoted.  However, ‘The Complete Encyclopaedia Of Popular Music And Jazz’ by Roger D. Kinkle, lists the number as “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” and logically, this should be the correct title.  Unless, that rare circumstance pertains, where the title doesn’t quite mirror a line of the song.

            Varese Sarabande CD 3020668482 “Bing Crosby – A Crosby Christmas”

Collectors’ Choice CD CCM2161 “The Crosby Christmas Sessions”

            Commercial Recording 1.10.51         

(d)       Shout! CD DK 31517 “Swingin’ With Bing”

Sounds Rare SR5010 - “More Fun”

(e)        Shout! CD DK 31517 “Swingin’ With Bing”

Sounds Rare SR5010 - “More Fun”  

            It is worth quoting from the sleeve notes of the above-mentioned issue regarding this item:

‘Finally, a fit ending to this showcase of two unique singers is a real happening in the studio with the tune, “A Kiss To Build A Dream On”, intended to be sung as a solo by Bing.  Louis had sung it in the MGM film, ‘The Strip’, the previous year and had recorded a single of it for Decca.  As Bing is introducing the number, he suddenly invites Louis to sing the second chorus.  This comes as a genuine surprise to Louis, a fact he confirmed, years later, in an interview.  The result is a challenge to the professional experience of both performers and a tribute to their abilities.  It is a unique document and a musical summation of the team of Mr.Cros & Mr. Satch”

 

No. 84  5th December 1951  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (28th November 1951).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Toni Arden and James Stewart.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Over A Bottle Of Wine                                                        with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

*Domino                                                                     (a)       

  Once                                                                         (b)        Toni Arden

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                  Bing Crosby & James Stewart

  ‘Exchanging Gloria’s Present’ Sketch                         (c)        Bing Crosby & James Stewart

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                  with Rhythmaires

*Never Before                                                                                   

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 4.10.51

(b)        Jasmine CD JASCD644 “I Can Dream Can’t I”

(c)        This item provides a sequel to the sketch performed in Programme No. 81, with Bing and James

Stewart endeavouring to exchange the original ‘gift’.          

 

No. 85  12th December 1951  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (5th December 1951).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Bert Wheeler and Alexis Smith.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer                          (a)        with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Getting To Know You                                             (b)       

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Alexis Smith

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Bert Wheeler

  ‘Ding Dong Daughters’ Sketch                                (c)         Bing Crosby, Alexis Smith, Bert Wheeler & Ken Carpenter

*’Rainbow Tint Rinse” Jingle                                     (d)         with Alexis Smith, Bert Wheeler & Rhythmaires

*The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise                                  with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 22.6.50

(b)        Commercial Recording 9.4.51           

(c)        The sketch follows the format initiated in Programme No. 82.  The cast is the same and there are alternative ‘cod’ commercials but only one of these has its own ‘jingle’.  See Note (d) below.

(d)       See Note (c) above.

            A parodied version of “Willow, Tit Willow” from “The Mikado’.

 

No. 86  19th December 1951  (a)     

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (16th December 1951).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Trudy Erwin (b) and Lindsay Crosby.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Adeste Fideles                                                          (c)       with Rhythmaires

*Silver Bells                                                                (d)       with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

Medley:

*Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly                      (e)        with Rhythmaires

*Away In A Manger                                                   (f)        with Rhythmaires

*O Little Town Of Bethlehem                                     (g)       

*The First Nowell                                                       (h)        with Rhythmaires 

 

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                  Bing Crosby & Lindsay Crosby

  That’s What I Want For Christmas                                        Lindsay Crosby with Rhythmaires

*’Twas The Night Before Christmas                            (i)        

*White Christmas                                                        (j)         with Rhythmaires

*Silent Night                                                               (k)         Closing Theme with Lindsay Crosby & Rhythmaires


Notes:

(a)        An edited version of the programme was issued on Fox American Retrospectives MF210 - “Bing Crosby - The Greatest Christmas Shows” and all the vocal items featuring Bing Crosby (with the exception of the poetry reading - Item (i)) were issued on Deja Vu DVLP2027 - “The Bing Crosby Collection - 20 Golden Greats”

(b)        As Bing rightly remarks, this is the first time that Trudy Erwin has appeared with him since his Kraft Music Hall series.  Trudy was originally with The Music Maids vocal group (as Virginia Erwin) and married Murdo Mackenzie.

(c)        Sung first, in Latin and then in English accompanied by the studio audience.

            Commercial Recordings 1934, 12.11.35 & 8.6.42

(d)       Commercial Recording 8.9.50

(e)        Varese Sarabande CD 3020668482 “Bing Crosby – A Crosby Christmas”

            Commercial Recordings 31.5.49 & 24.12.55

(f)        Varese Sarabande CD 3020668482 “Bing Crosby – A Crosby Christmas”

            Commercial Recordings 31.5.49 & 24.12.55

(g)        Varese Sarabande CD 3020668482 “Bing Crosby – A Crosby Christmas”

            Commercial Recording 24.12.55

(h)        Varese Sarabande CD 3020668482 “Bing Crosby – A Crosby Christmas”

            Commercial Recordings 11.5.49 & 24.12.55

(i)         Sub-titled “A Korean Christmas Carol” and also known as the “GI version”, this is an adaptation

by  Lieutenant Colonel Darryl T. Rathbone, of the traditional verses.

(j)         Commercial Recordings 29.5.42, 19.2.47, 10.4.54 & 24.12.55

(k)        Daily Mail CD - Bing Crosby at Christmas

            Commercial Recordings 21.2.35, 13.11.35, 8.6.42, 19.3.47, 3.5.54 & 24.12.55

 

No. 87  26th December 1951 (h)

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (12th December 1951).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Dorothy Lamour and Bob Hope.

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Bob Hope

*Down Yonder                                                           (a)       with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby, Bob Hope & Dorothy Lamour

  Moonlight Becomes You                                                      Dorothy Lamour with Rhythmaires

  ‘Road To Las Vegas’ Sketch                                   (b)        Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour & Ken Carpenter

*Some Enchanted Evening                                         (c)                               

*When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano      (d)      

*(When I Dance With You) I Get Ideas                     (e)       

*Home On The Range                                               (f)        with Bob Hope & Dorothy Lamour

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Bob Hope & Rhythmaires

*Just One More Chance                                            (g)       

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                             Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Magic AWE 7 - “Dark Moon”

            Nostalgia LPF22015 - “Bing Crosby - 20 Golden Greats - Volume 2”

(b)        This item supposedly ‘inspired’ by Dorothy Lamour’s announcement that she will be opening at ‘The Last Frontier’ in Las Vegas on December 28th, is introduced by Ken Carpenter and features ‘Honest Buck’ Crosby, ‘Lulu’ Lamour and ‘Leslie’ Hope.  The sketch includes items (c), (d) & (e) and closes with item (f).

PLS CD 627 “The Golden Age Of Comedy – Bob Hope & Bing Crosby”

(c)        See Note (b) above - a fragment only.

PLS CD 627 “The Golden Age Of Comedy – Bob Hope & Bing Crosby”

(d)       See Note (b) above - a parodied fragment only.

PLS CD 627 “The Golden Age Of Comedy – Bob Hope & Bing Crosby”

(e)        See Note (b) above - a parodied fragment only.

PLS CD 627 “The Golden Age Of Comedy – Bob Hope & Bing Crosby”

(f)        See Note (b) above.  This item, sometimes more familiarly known to collectors as “Road To Las Vegas” or “Home In Las Vegas” is an entirely parodied version.

            Lamton 250 - “Sweethearts Of Song - Live - 1940’s” (as “Las Vegas Town’)

            All Star Products LP2000 - “Bing Crosby’s All Star Chesterfield Show” (as “Road To Las

Vagas”)

            Jasmine JASCD 357/8 (CD) – “Bob Hope & Friends – Put It There Pal”

PLS CD 627 “The Golden Age Of Comedy – Bob Hope & Bing Crosby”

Commercial Recordings 27.9.33, 26.1.38 & 13.6.39
(g)              
Commercial Recordings 4.5.31, 2.9.31, 9.6.39 & 21.4.54
(h)              
The complete programme was issued as part of Radiospirits 40062 (6-CD set) “On The Road Again”

 

No. 88  2nd January 1952

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (19th December 1951).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Monica Lewis and Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd).

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                    with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                  Opening Theme

*Sleigh Ride                                                   (a)       with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                    Bing Crosby & Monica Lewis

  ‘S Wonderful                                                           Monica Lewis

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     Bing Crosby & Hopalong Cassidy

  ‘Two Gun Crosby’ Sketch                            (b)       Bing Crosby, Hopalong Cassidy, Monica Lewis, Ken Carpenter & John Scott Trotter

*Silver On The Sage                                       (c)       

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                    with Monica Lewis & Rhythmaires

*June In January                                             (d)      

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                 Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        This is the version of the song which was mastered for commercial release.  It differs from the version heard on Programme No. 92 (see Index 4) and from the three examples aired on the General Electric series.

            Varese Sarabande CD 3020668482 “Bing Crosby – A Crosby Christmas”

            Commercial Recordings 17.11.52 (Mastering date) & 13.9.77

(b)        Ken Carpenter sets the scene for the sketch with Bing in the title role, Hopalong Cassidy as himself, Monica Lewis as the ‘schoolmarm’ and John Scott Trotter as ‘a pupil.

(c)        Commercial Recording 11.7.38

(d)       Commercial Recordings 9.11.34, 3.5.54 & 12.9.77

 

No. 89  9th January 1952   (a) 

 

Transcribed in Hollywood.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Row, Row, Row                                                       (b)       with Rhythmaires

*A Kiss To Build A Dream On                                   (c)         

*Painting The Clouds With Sunshine                           (d)

 

Medley:                                                                      

*The Morning Side Of The Mountain                         (e)        with Rhythmaires

*Because Of You                                                       (f)        with Rhythmaires                   

*The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise                     (g)        with Rhythmaires

 

*Down Yonder                                                          (h)        with Rhythmaires

*Never Before                                                           (i)        

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

*Just One More Chance                                              (j)        

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        This programme proves to be the researcher’s nightmare!  There are no guests and the show has been composed, entirely, of excerpts from previous broadcasts with some new linking dialogue.  Significantly, there is none of the usual topical repartee between Bing and Ken Carpenter.

Items (b), (c), (h) & (i) have all, without any doubt, been broadcast before but of these items, only (c) and (i) retain Bing’s original introductory dialogue.  Items (d) & (j) appear to be identical to previous versions and are, almost certainly, re-broadcasts but neither of these items retains its original introduction.

            The ‘nightmare’ was caused by the medley comprising items (e), (f) & (g): 

Item (e) “The Morning Side Of The Mountain” - Bing’s introduction on this programme runs, “A lovely melody with uh, a very tender lyric, I think, “The Morning Side Of The Mountain” is the title of this song”  and this seems to be the same introduction as was used for the version broadcast on Programme No. 79 but a closer examination of the latter reveals an additional word - “A lovely melody now, with uh, a very tender etc....”  and it transpires, that item (e) appears to be a re-broadcast of the version heard on Programme No. 77 which had an entirely different introduction.

Much the same thing happens with Item (f) - “Because Of You”.  Only this time, the introduction used for the rendition on Programme No. 78 is faithfully reproduced as follows, “Here’s a lovely ballad that was popular in the waning uh, months of the summer, still seems to maintain a popular position in the list of favourites” (Incidentally, this introduction betrays its origins, with the reference to ‘summer’, having been broadcast in the previous October).  The difference here, is that Programme No. 78 does not feature the Rhythmaires’ accompaniment which is heard here and the song is a duplicate of the version broadcast on Programme No. 82 which, once again a had an altogether different introduction.  Item (g) - “The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise” seems to be more straightforward.  The introduction of some forty words plus the rendition itself appear to be a re-broadcast of the item, first heard on Programme No. 85.

The enigma has its solution in intricate tape editing (See Index 4) but raises the question, “Why did they bother?” -  The casual (or even avid) listener would hardly have been aware, at the time, that they were hearing the same version of a song that had been broadcast some weeks previously.

(b)        See Note (a) above.  Re-broadcast of item heard on Programme No. 75.

            Commercial Recording 8.6.51

(c)        See Note (a) above.  Re-broadcast of item heard on Programme No. 79.

(d)       See Note (a) above.  Re-broadcast of item heard on Programme No. 79.

(e)        See Note (a) above.  Re-broadcast of item heard on Programme No. 77.

(f)        See Note (a) above.  Re-broadcast of item heard on Programme No. 82.

(g)        See Note (a) above.  Re-broadcast of item heard on Programme No. 85.

(h)        See Note (a) above.  Re-broadcast of item heard on Programme No. 87.

(i)         See Note (a) above.  Re-broadcast of item heard on Programme No. 84.

(j)         See Note (a) above.  Re-broadcast of item heard on Programme No. 87.

            Commercial Recordings 4.5.31, 2.9.31, 9.6.39 & 21.4.54

 

No. 90  16th January 1952  

 

Transcribed at Fort Ord (a).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Monica Lewis and Bob Hope. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Undecided                                                                           with Rhythmaires

  How Am I To Know?                                                           Monica Lewis

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Bob Hope 

  ‘Military Policemen’ Sketch                                     (b)         Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Monica Lewis & Ken Carpenter        

*I Wish I Wuz (Hi! Ho! Fiddle Dee Dee)                  (c)         with Bob Hope, Monica Lewis & Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Bob Hope & Rhythmaires

*Just One More Chance                                            (d)      

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                             Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        From The US Army Training Centre.

It is worth noting that Programme No. 53 in January 1951 was also transcribed at Fort Ord with Bob Hope guesting.  No doubt the venue would have been extremely convenient to Bing and Bob Hope, being close to Pebble Beach and the annual Golf Tournament!

(b)               The sketch, introduced by Ken Carpenter, features Bing as ‘a Military Policeman’, Bob Hope as ‘a rookie GI’ with Monica Lewis as ‘his girlfriend’.

(c)        Jasmine JASCD 357/8 (CD) – “Bob Hope & Friends – Put It There Pal”

(d)       Commercial Recordings 4.5.31, 2.9.31, 9.6.39 & 21.4.54

 

No. 91  23rd January 1952  

 

Transcribed in San Francisco.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Helen O’Connell and Paul Douglas. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Slowpoke                                                                             with Rhythmaires

  Anytime                                                                                Helen O’Connell

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     (a)        Bing Crosby & Paul Douglas 

*In My Merry Oldsmobile                                          (b)        with Rhythmaires

*Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider                                      (c)         with Dixieland Group            

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

*A Weaver of Dreams                                               (d)      

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        This item includes a skit on Bing’s radio debut in which he ‘boo-boos’ a few bars of “Where The Blue Of The Night to demonstrate his vocal style and the skit closes with a full version of item (b).                                   

(b)        See Note (a) above.

            Commercial Recording 30.6.39

(c)        This is the version of the song that was mastered by Decca for commercial release.  The ‘Dixieland Group’ consists of Red Nichols (Trumpet), Matty Matlock (Clarinet), Country Washbourne (Tuba), Dave Harris (Tenor Sax), Ted Vesley (Trombone), Perry Botkin (Guitar), Buddy Cole (Piano) and Nick Fatool (Drums).

            Commercial Recordings 10.3.39 & 14.2.52 (Mastering date).

(d)       Commercial Recording 19.10.51

 

No. 92  30th January 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (27th January 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Patti Page and Bob Burns. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Sleigh Ride                                                               (a)        with Rhythmaires

  Come What May                                                                  Patti Page       

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Bob Burns 

*How Come You Do Me Like You Do?                   (b)        with Bob Burns (Bazooka)

*If You Catch A Little Cold (I’ll Sneeze For You)     (c)         with Patti Page                       

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Bob Burns & Rhythmaires

*(It’s No) Sin                                                            (d)        with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recordings 17.11.52 (Mastering date) & 13.9.77                                 

(b)        Commercial Recording March 1968

(c)        Magic AWE3 - “Bing Crosby And Friends” (As “To Prove That I’m In Love”)

            Magic DAWE3 - “Bing Crosby And Friends” (As “To Prove That I’m In Love”)

 

No. 93  6th February 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (30th January 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires and Fred Astaire. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                    with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                  Opening Theme

*Slowpoke                                                                with Rhythmaires

*At Last! At Last!                                          (a)       

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire & Ken Carpenter

‘The Gay Nineties’ Sketch                              (b)        Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire & Ken Carpenter

*How Do You Do, Veola Vonn?                     (c)       

*Undecided                                                    (d)       with Fred Astaire

*Nobody’s Sweetheart                                   (e)        with Dixieland Group

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                     with Fred Astaire & Rhythmaires

*I Still See Elisa                                              (f)       

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                  Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        When Bing introduces this item he incorrectly names the lyricist as ‘Florence Phillips’.  It was actually Florence Miles who wrote the English lyrics for Charles Trenet’s song.       

            Commercial Recording 19.10.51

(b)        Bing and Fred Astaire play two ‘gay blades’, each suing for the hand of Veola Vonn.  In addition to his normal introduction, Ken Carpenter is heard as ‘Veola’s Papa’.  Veola Vonn was a busy radio actress and she is heard, both in the sketch and in Item (d).  The sketch also includes Item (c) and closes with Item (d).

(c)        See Note (b) above.

            Bing sings one chorus of this item with mandolin accompaniment.

            Amalgamated ROBT30 - “Roberta - The Original Production”

(d)       See Note (b) above.

            A parodied version exploiting the theme of the sketch.

            Amalgamated ROBT30 - “Roberta - The Original Production”

(e)        Amalgamated ROBT30 - “Roberta - The Original Production”

This item is the version of the song which was mastered by Decca for commercial release - Bing advises the presence of Red Nichols and Buddy Cole and the rest of the group is, probably, as listed on Programme No. 91.

            Commercial Recording 14.2.52 (Mastering date)

(f)        Commercial Recording 19.10.51

 

No. 94  13th February 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (2nd February 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                    with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                  Opening Theme

*Sailing Down The Chesapeake Bay              (a)        with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     Bing Crosby, Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall

*The Bold Fisherman                                      (b)       with Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall

*It Had To Be You                                         (c)       with Red Nichols (Cornet)

*Chesterfield Jingle                                         (d)       with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall & Rhythmaires

*(It’s No) Sin                                                             with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     Bing Crosby, Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall

*The Bold Fisherman                                      (e)        with Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                   Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        This item is the version of the song that was mastered by Decca for commercial release.

            Commercial Recordings 14.2.52 (Mastering date) & 21.1.75

(b)        HRB Music BCP1001 - “Bing Crosby And Friends”

            Japanese MCA9301 - “Bing Crosby Radio Show”

            Golden Age GA5023 - “One Hour From The Bing Crosby Radio Shows”

            Parrot PARCD005 (CD) - “Hollywood Guys And Dolls - Bing Crosby & His Hollywood Guests - Volume 1”

            The Radio Years RY18 (CD) - “Bing Crosby On Radio In The Thirties” (As “Bold Fishermen” - 1938)

The excerpts on the above-mentioned issues are an edited amalgam of the introductory dialogue from Programme No. 98 (Item (b)) and the version of the song featured here.

(c)        This item is the version of the song that was mastered by Decca for commercial release.

            Parrot PARCD005 (CD) - “Hollywood Guys And Dolls - Bing Crosby & His Hollywood Guests - Volume 1”

            Shout! CD DK 31517 “Swingin’ With Bing”

            Commercial Recordings 14.2.52 (Mastering date)

(d)       Parrot PARCD005 (CD) - “Hollywood Guys And Dolls - Bing Crosby & His Hollywood Guests - Volume 1”

(e)        A reprise of one chorus only.

            Parrot PARCD006 (CD) - “Hollywood Guys And Dolls - Bing Crosby & His Hollywood Guests - Volume 2”

 

No. 95  20th February 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (20th February 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Patti Page and The Mills Brothers. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Anytime                                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Charmaine                                                                            

  Be My Life’s Companion                                                     The Mills Brothers

*Lazy River                                                                (a)       with The Mills Brothers

  Would I Love You? (Love You, Love You)                         Patti Page

*Till We Meet Again                                                  (b)       with Patti Page

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with The Mills Brothers, Patti Page & Rhythmaires

*A Kiss To Build A Dream On                                                         

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 29.6.60

(b)        HRB Music BCP1001 - “Bing Crosby And Friends.   Japanese MCA9301 - “Bing Crosby Radio Show”

            Precision Records & Tapes NCP711 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years - Volume 4 (Recording date as 6.2.52)

            GNP Crescendo GNPD9051 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years”

            Legends LECD119 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - Volume 2” 

            Wisepack LECDD612 (CD) - “The Essential Collection”

            Laserlight 12 732 (CD) - “American Legends - Bing Crosby”

            Hallmark 303372 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Friends - The Radio Years”

            Riff CDPRGA 50290 (CD) – “Bing And His Gal Pals”


No. 96  27th February 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (27th February 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires and The Bell Sisters. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Sailing Down The Chesapeake Bay                          (a)        with Rhythmaires

*Tell Me Why                                                                        with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     (b)        Bing Crosby & The Bell Sisters

  Bermuda                                                                   (b)       The Bell Sisters

*June Night                                                                 (c)        with The Bell Sisters

*Two Shillelagh O’Sullivan                                          (d)                  

*Please, Mr. Sun                                                                     with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                                Closing Theme

 

Notes:

 (a)       Commercial Recordings 14.2.52 (Mastering date) & 21.1.75

(b)        Jasmine JASCD 634 - “The Bell Sisters – The ‘Bermuda’ Girls”

(c)        All Star Products ASP LP2000 - “Bing Crosby’s All Star Chesterfield Show”

Jasmine CD JASMCD 3558 - “Bing Crosby – Another Ride in Cowboy Country”

(d)       Although not credited as having emanated from a radio broadcast, this is, without doubt the version of the song with the King’s Men and Perry Botkin’s String Band, that was issued commercially.  The only detectable difference is ‘audience response’ which has been dubbed onto the version heard here.  (See Index 4)

Varese Sarabande CD 3020668762 “Bing Crosby – When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”

            Commercial Recording 19.2.52

 

No. 97  5th March 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (20th February 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Cathy Crosby and Bob Crosby. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                    with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                 Opening Theme

*Be My Life’s Companion                                         with Rhythmaires

*At Last! At Last!                                          (a)       

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     Bing Crosby, Bob Crosby & Cathy Crosby

  Cathy                                                           (b)        Bob Crosby & Cathy Crosby

*Cathy                                                           (c)        with Bob Crosby

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                     with Rhythmaires       

*Come What May                                           (d)      

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                  Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 19.10.51

(b)        This item, written by Bob Crosby and Jack Elliott, is dedicated to Bob’s daughter.  The tune bears a marked resemblance to the million-selling “Slowpoke”  (See Programmes Nos.91 & 93 and Note (c) below)

(c)        See Note (b) above. 

This entirely parodied reprise of Item (b) consists mainly of ‘gag’ insults at the expense of each other and their brothers, Larry and Everett.

(d)       Magic AWE7 - “Dark Moon”

            Nostalgia LPF22015 - “Bing Crosby - 20 Golden Greats - Volume 2”

 

No. 98  12th March 1952     

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (20th February 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                     with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                  Opening Theme

*Two Shillelagh O’Sullivan                             (a)        with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                         (b)        Bing Crosby, Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall

  The Bold Fisherman                                                  Humphrey Bogart with Rhythmaires

  ‘The African Queen’ Sketch                         (c)        Bing Crosby, Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall

*I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)                    (d)        with Lauren Bacall & Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                    with Rhythmaires

*Please, Mr. Sun                                            (e)       with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                         (f)        Bing Crosby, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall & Loretta North

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                  Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 19.2.52

(b)        See Programme No. 94 Note (b)

(c)        This item has Bing ‘re-enacting’ Bogart’s Oscar winning role as ‘Charlie Allnutt’ with Lauren Bacall as ‘Rosie Sayer’ and Humphrey Bogart as ‘The Narrator’.  The sketch includes the recorded voice of Bob Hope and a few bars of “Shrimp Boats” by the Rhythmaires.

(d)       Festival 214 - “Hollywood Story”

            Precision Records & Tapes NCP711 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years - Volume 4  (Recording date as 27.2.52)

            Deja Vu DVC2118 - “The Diva Collection”

            GNP Crescendo GNPD9051 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years”

            Musidisc Accord 129011 (CD) - “Hollywood Stars”

            Parrot PARCD006 (CD) - “Hollywood Guys And Dolls - Bing Crosby & His Hollywood Guests - Volume 2”

            Hallmark 303372 (CD) - “Bing Crosby & Friends - The Radio Years”

(e)        Magic AWE7 - “Dark Moon”

            Nostalgia LPF22015 - “Bing Crosby - 20 Golden Greats - Volume 2” (As “Please, Mr. Sum”)

(f)        This so-called ‘surprise item’ is really a gimmick to publicise the 20th Century Fox film, “Kangaroo”.  Bing introduces Loretta North, winner of the ‘Miss Kangaroo Contest’?!?!  In turn, this young Australian lady, presents Bing with a live, baby kangaroo which from audience re-action, appears to be genuine.

 

No. 99  19th March 1952     

 

Transcribed in Palm Springs (6th March 1952) (a).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Fran Warren and James Stewart. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                             Opening Theme

*It Had To Be You                                                     (b)      with Red Nichols (Cornet)

  I Hear A Rhapsody                                                              Fran Warren

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                Bing Crosby & James Stewart

  ‘Indian Baths’ Sketch                                                (c)       Bing Crosby & James Stewart

*Mississippi Mud                                                        (d)       with James Stewart & Fran Warren

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

*Tell Me Why                                                                         with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        From the Plaza Theatre.

(b)        Broadway BR111 - “Crosbyana”

(For those who derive humour from the misinformation on record sleeves, this issue shows this to be the first of five tracks, each of which features ‘Red Nichols (Coronet)’.  The notes also mention, ‘Perry Botken’ and ‘Matty Meatlock’!)

            Commercial Recording 14.2.52 (Mastering date)

(c)        This item involves Bing introducing James Stewart to the benefits of a hot mud bath as a cold cure.  Other parts are played by Jerry Hausner as ‘Little White Cloud’ and Veola Vonn and Fran Warren as ‘Mabel’ and ‘Agnes’.

            The sketch closes with the rendering of Item (d)

(d)       See Note (c) above.

            HRB Music BCP1001 - “Bing Crosby And Friends”

            Japanese MCA9301 - “Bing Crosby Radio Show”

            Parrot PARCD005 (CD) - “Hollywood Guys And Dolls - Bing Crosby & His Hollywood Guests - Volume 1”

            Commercial Recordings 20.6.27, 20.1.28, 18.2.28, 4.7.43 & 24.5.54

 

No. 100  26th March 1952  

 

Transcribed in San Francisco (a).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Marilyn Maxwell and Anna Maria Alberghetti. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Be My Life’s Companion                                                     with Rhythmaires

  The Blue Danube                                                                  Anna Maria Alberghetti (Phil Shukin - Flute)

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Marilyn Maxwell

*If You Catch A Little Cold (I’ll Sneeze For You)                  with Marilyn Maxwell

*Nobody’s Sweetheart                                              (b)        with Red Nichols (Cornet) & Buddy Cole (Piano)

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

*Fa La Ninna, Fa La Nanna (Sleep My Baby)                        with Anna Maria Alberghetti

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Before an audience of service personnel from the US Naval Training Station at Treasure Island.

(b)        Commercial Recording 14.2.52 (Mastering date)

 

No. 101  2nd April 1952  

 

Transcribed in San Francisco (a).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, The Bell Sisters and Gary Crosby. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Sailing Down The Chesapeake Bay                          (b)        with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     (c)        Bing Crosby & The Bell Sisters

  Wheel Of Fortune                                                     (c)        The Bell Sisters

*Come What May                                                                  

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     (d)        Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby

*Fatherly Advice                                                        (e)        with Gary Crosby

  June Night                                                                 (f)        The Bell Sisters & Gary Crosby

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                  with Rhythmaires

*Tell Me Why                                                                         with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Closing Theme

 
Notes:
(a)        From the Marine Memorial Theatre.                          
(b)        Commercial Recordings 14.2.52 (Mastering date) & 21.1.75
(c)        Jasmine JASCD 634 - “The Bell Sisters – The ‘Bermuda’ Girls”
(d)       A large section of the script for this item is reproduced in Gary Crosby’s book, ‘Going My Own Way’, with the claim that it exemplifies the manner in which his personal failings were aired on national radio.
(e)        Although generally acknowledged as emanating from a radio broadcast, this is not the version that was commercially released and is the only occasion on which the duet was performed during the

Chesterfield series.

The first of several differences is apparent in the answer to Gary’s initial question - “What do you do, Dad, the first time you look into a pair of baby blue eyes?”  In this version, Bing replies, “Oh! You’ve reached that point, huh?”.  Whereas, in the commercial issue, the response is, “You’ve come to the right man!”

            Commercial Recording 17.11.52 (Mastering date)

(f)        Jasmine JASCD 634 - “The Bell Sisters – The ‘Bermuda’ Girls”

 

No. 102  9th April 1952  

 

Transcribed in Palm Springs (5th April 1952) (a).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Kay Starr and Bob Hope. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Be My Life’s Companion                                                     with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby, Bob Hope & Kay Starr

  Don’t Tell Him What Happened To Me                                Kay Starr

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     (b)        Bing Crosby & Bob Hope

*Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (There’s A Pawnshop

                                                On The Corner)          (c)        with Bob Hope & Kay Starr

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                  with Bob Hope & Rhythmaires

*Please, Mr. Sun                                                                     with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        From the Polo Grounds. This is one of the rare occasions on which Bing presented a radio broadcast from a venue in the open air.  There is a definite ‘alfresco’ quality to the sound during the dialogue which does not seem to be reflected in the musical items, suggesting, perhaps, that the versions heard here, originated in the studio and have been edited into the final master tape.  In fact, it transpires that the 30 minute broadcast was extracted from a two hour Benefit Show. 

(b)        The comedy dialogue develops into a pair of vignettes, supposedly depicting life in the ‘desert

paradise’ of Palm Springs.

(c)                First sung, reasonable ‘straight’, this item is reprised in parodied version as, “Palm Springs, Cal-I-For-Ni-Ay”

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No. 103  16th April 1952

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (9th April 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, The Bell Sisters and Helen O’Connell. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Opening Theme

*The Blacksmith Blues                                               (a)         with Rhythmaires

  Be Anything                                                                           Helen O’Connell

*Anytime                                                                                 with Helen O’Connell & Rhythmaires

  Ruzza! Ruzza!                                                           (b)        The Bell Sisters

*Wheel Of Fortune                                                     (c)        with The Bell Sisters

*With A Song In My Heart                                        (d)         with Helen O’Connell

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                  with Rhythmaires

*Tell Me Why                                                                         with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Magic AWE7 - “Dark Moon”

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The sleeve notes on Magic AWE7 imply that the success of this song was attributable to Kay Starr but it was the recording by Ella Mae Morse that was the million-seller.

(b)        Jasmine JASCD 634 - “The Bell Sisters – The ‘Bermuda’ Girls”

(c)        All Star Products LP2000 - “Bing Crosby’s All Star Chesterfield Show”

            Jasmine JASCD 634 - “The Bell Sisters – The ‘Bermuda’ Girls”

(d)       All Star Products LP2000 - “Bing Crosby’s All Star Chesterfield Show”

            Commercial Recording 26.2.75

 

 No. 104 23rd April 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (20th April 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, The Bell Sisters and Kay Starr. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Don’t Ever Be Afraid To Go Home                         (a)        with Rhythmaires

*Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (There’s A Pawnshop

                                                On The Corner)          (b)        with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     (c)        Bing Crosby & The Bell Sisters

  Boo Hoo                                                                  (c)        The Bell Sisters

*Poor Whip-Poor-Will                                               (c)        with The Bell Sisters

*After You’ve Gone                                                   (d)       with The Buddy Cole Trio

  Wheel Of Fortune                                                                 Kay Starr

*I’ll Never Be Free                                                                 with Kay Starr

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

*Please, Mr Sun                                                                     with Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 19.2.52                                 

(b)        Magic AWE7 - “Dark Moon” (as “Pittsberg, Pennsylvania”)

            Nostalgia LPF22015 - “Bing Crosby - 20 Golden Greats - Volume 2” (as “Pittsburg, Pennsylvania”)

This item is first sung ‘straight’ and then in parodied form, the lyric of which, jocularly, suggests that it might be as well if the whole of the Crosby family assisted in protecting Bing’s investment in the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, who have, obviously, not been in top form.  The parodied reprise is not included in the above-mentioned issues.

(c)        Jasmine JASCD 634 - “The Bell Sisters – The ‘Bermuda’ Girls”

(d)       This item appears to be the version that was mastered by Decca for commercial release.  Some measure of proof can be obtained from a ‘fluff’ by Bing, in the first chorus, when he sings, “There’ll come a time when you’ll regret it - There’ll come a time, now don’t forget it”.  This is a reversal of the true lyric which is, “There’ll come a time, now don’t forget it - There’ll come a time when you’ll regret it”.  The second chorus and the other versions included in the Chesterfield series are sung correctly.          

                Commercial Recordings 18.10.29, 16.1.46 & 26.6.53 (Mastering date)

 

No. 105  30th April 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires and Donald O’Connor. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Am I In Love                                                                        with Rhythmaires

*Tell Me Why                                                                         with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                  Bing Crosby & Donald O’Connor

*Small Fry                                                                   (a)       with Donald O’Connor

*I Waited A Little Too Long                                        (b)       with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                  with Donald O’Connor & Rhythmaires

*Come What May                                                                  

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        This item is a parodied version of the original, with ‘up-dated’ lyrics.

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            Commercial Recording 1.7.38                                   

(b)        Bing is ‘prevailed’ upon to sing this item which was written by Sidney Miller and Donald O’Connor and provided Kay Starr with a best-selling record.

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No. 106  7th May 1952   (a)              

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (7th May 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires and Marlene Dietrich. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                    with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                  Opening Theme

*I Love My Baby                                           (b)       with Rhythmaires

*Singin’ In The Rain                                       (c)       

  ‘Café Istanbul’ Sketch                                  (d)       Bing Crosby, Marlene Dietrich & Ken Carpenter

*La Vie En Rose                                             (e)      with Marlene Dietrich & Joe Venuti (Violin)

*Am I In Love                                                           with Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                    with Rhythmaires

*At Last                                                          (f)       

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                 Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        An edited version of the programme was issued on Flankenzudeutch Istanbul MDTB05 - “Bing’s Beaus”

(b)        Commercial Recording 17.11.52 (Mastering date)                            

(c)        Commercial Recording 30.4.62

(d)       This item is a somewhat trivial little sketch based on Marlene Dietrich’s own radio series, “Café Istanbul”.  The sketch closes with the rendering of Item (e).

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            Commercial Recordings 22.6.50 & 14.3.53

(f)        Commercial Recording 17.8.76

 

No. 107  14th May 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (11th May 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Teresa Brewer and David Niven. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                             Opening Theme

*Noodlin’ Rag                                                                      with Teresa Brewer with Rhythmaires

*Don’t Ever Be Afraid To Go Home                         (a)        with Rhythmaires

  Roly Boly Eyes                                                                    Teresa Brewer

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & David Niven

*I Can’t Give You Anything But Love                        (b)        with The Buddy Cole Trio

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Teresa Brewer & Rhythmaires

*I’ll Walk Alone                                                                                

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 19.2.52                                 

(b)        This appears to be the version of the song that was mastered for commercial release.         

            Commercial Recording 26.6.53 (Mastering date)

 

No. 108  21st May 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (18th May 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires and Judy Garland (a). 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Am I In Love                                                            (b)       with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Judy Garland

  Mean To Me                                                                         Judy Garland

*When You Wore A Tulip                                          (c)        with Judy Garland

*After You’ve Gone                                                   (d)        with The Buddy Cole Trio

  When You’re Smiling                                                             Judy Garland

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                  with Judy Garland & Rhythmaires

*At Last                                                                      (e)       

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        This programme, together with Programmes Nos. 109 and 110, all feature Judy Garland as the sole guest and although the origins of some of the duets with Bing can be easily traced to previous broadcasts, the same investigative procedures have not been applied to Miss Garland’s solos but it would seem highly likely that the majority of these are also re-broadcasts of previous renditions.              

(b)        Windmill WMD260 - “Favourite Melodies”

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(c)        The arrangement for this item includes specially written introductory verses.

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            Riff CDPRGA 50290 (CD) – “Bing And His Gal Pals”

            Sounds of Yesteryear DSOY903 - "Bing Crosby - Love Is"

            Commercial Recording 17.12.59

(d)       Windmill WMD260 - “Favourite Melodies”

            Musidisc 30CV1356 - “Bing Crosby - His Greatest Hits”

            Parrot PARCD003 (CD) - “Bing Crosby And Judy Garland - When You’re Smiling”

            Commercial Recordings 18.10.29, 16.1.46 & 26.6.53 (Mastering date)

(e)        Windmill WMD260 - “Favourite Melodies”

            Musidisc 30CV1356 - “Bing Crosby - His Greatest Hits”

            Biac Records BRAD10514/5515 - “Frank Sinatra/Bing Crosby At His Rarest Of All Rare

Performances”

                Commercial Recording 17.8.76

 

No. 109  28th May 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (18th May 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires and Judy Garland (a). 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Am I In Love                                                            (b)       with Rhythmaires

  Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody                     Judy Garland

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     (c)        Bing Crosby & Judy Garland

*For Me And My Gal                                                 (d)       with Judy Garland

*April In Paris                                                             (e)       with Judy Garland

  Carolina In The Morning                                                       Judy Garland

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Judy Garland, Ken Carpenter & Rhythmaires

*I’ll Walk Alone                                                         (f)       

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                             Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        See Programme No. 108 Note (a).

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(c)        The comedy dialogue develops into a skit which derives its theme from the claim that the Secretary’s Of America have voted Bing as, ‘The radio star that they would most like to take dictation from’.  Judy Garland plays Betty Eastman, Bing’s secretary and the skit closes with the rendition of Item (c).

(d)       See Note (b) above.

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            The Radio Years RY18 (CD) - “Bing Crosby On Radio In The Thirties” (Date

shewn as “(1938)”!

            Parrot PARCD003 (CD) - “Bing Crosby And Judy Garland - When You’re Smiling”

            Riff CDPRGA 50290 (CD) – “Bing And His Gal Pals”

(e)        Re-broadcast of the version heard on Programme No. 61 and the evidence of editing is crudely apparent at the close of the song.

(f)        Grappenhauser GRAP1001 - “Music! Music! Music!”

            The Radio Years RY18 (CD) - “Bing Crosby On Radio In The Thirties” (Date shewn as

“(1938)”!

            Parrot PARCD003 (CD) - “Bing Crosby And Judy Garland - When You’re Smiling”

 

No. 110  4th June 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (18th May 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires and Judy Garland (a). 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*Be My Life’s Companion                                         (b)        with Rhythmaires

*After You’ve Gone                                                   (c)        with The Buddy Cole Trio

  You Made Me Love You                                                     Judy Garland

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     (d)        Bing Crosby & Judy Garland

*Hello, Ma Baby                                                         (e)       with Judy Garland

*In My Merry Oldsmobile                                          (f)         with Judy Garland

*Walking My Baby Back Home                                 (g)        with Judy Garland

*In My Merry Oldsmobile                                          (h)        with Judy Garland

*You’re Just In Love                                                  (i)         with Judy Garland & Rhythmaires

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                 with Judy Garland, Ken Carpenter & Rhythmaires

*At Last                                                                      (j)        

  Over The Rainbow                                                    (k)        Judy Garland

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Closing Theme

 

Notes:

 (a)       See Programme No. 108 Note (a).

(b)        Windmill WMD260 - “Favourite Melodies”

            Musidisc 30CV1356 - “Bing Crosby - His Greatest Hits”

            Biac Records BRAD10520/521 - “Bing Crosby At His Rarest Of All Rare Performances” (As

“Be My Life_ Companion”)

            Parrot PARCD003 (CD) - “Bing Crosby And Judy Garland - When You’re Smiling”

(c)        This item appears to be a re-broadcast of the version heard on Programme No. 108.

            Commercial Recordings 18.10.29, 16.1.46 & 26.6.53 (Mastering date)

(d)       This item is concerned with the recent publication of a popular music encyclopaedia entitled, ‘Variety Music Cavalcade’ and provides a convenient ‘new’ framework for the re-broadcast of the medley composed of Items (e), (f), (g) & (h) which was first heard on Programme No. 54.

(e)        See Note (d) above.

The re-broadcast is made particularly apparent during the applause at the close of the song, when Bing can be heard saying a line from the original script.

            Commercial Recording 20/28.12.60

(f)        See Note (d) above

            Commercial Recording 30.6.39

(g)        See Note (d) above.

(h)        See Note (d) above.  Parodied version.

            Commercial Recording 30.6.39

(i)         Re-broadcast of the version heard on Programme No. 58

(j)         Parrot PARCD003 (CD) - “Bing Crosby And Judy Garland - When You’re Smiling”

            Commercial Recording 17.8.76

(k)        This item is unique in this series (or, possibly any other) as being the only occasion on which a guest assumes the closing solo spot, usually reserved for Bing.

 

No. 111  11th June 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (26th May 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Joe Venuti and Rosemary Clooney. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                    with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                  Opening Theme

*Don’t Ever Be Afraid To Go Home             (a)         with Rhythmaires

*I Love My Baby                                          (b)        with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney

  Tenderly                                                                    Rosemary Clooney

*Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (There’s A Pawnshop

                                                On The Corner)          with Rhythmaires       

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     Bing Crosby & Joe Venuti

  Wildcat                                                                     Joe Venuti (Violin) with Perry Botkin (Guitar) & Larry Breen (Bass)

*Zing A Little Zong                                        (c)         with Rosemary Clooney & Rhythmaires

*Just For You                                                (d)      

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                     with Rosemary Clooney & Rhythmaires

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                  Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 19.2.52

(b)        This item appears to be the version of the song that was mastered for commercial release. 

            Commercial Recording 17.11.52 (Mastering date)

(c)        Jasmine JASCD335 (CD) - “Rosemary Clooney - Something To Remember Me By”

Varese Sarabande CD 3020669052 “Bing Crosby – Crosby Classics”

            Commercial Recording 18.5.52

(d)       Commercial Recording 14.2.52

 

No. 112  18th June 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (2nd June 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Joe Venuti and Peggy Lee. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                    with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                 Opening Theme

*Noodlin’ Rag                                                           with Rhythmaires

*A-Round The Corner (Beneath The Berry Tree)       with Rhythmaires

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee

  Lover                                                             (a)      Peggy Lee

*Watermelon Weather                                     (b)      with Peggy Lee          

  Comedy Dialogue                                                     Bing Crosby & Joe Venuti

  Ode To A Wild Shepherd Dog                                 Joe Venuti (Violin) with Perry Botkin (Guitar) and Larry Breen (Bass)

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                     with Peggy Lee & Rhythmaires

*At Last                                                          (c)       

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                 Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        At the close of this item, Bing is heard making an abortive (‘gag’) attempt to imitate Peggy Lee’s presentation of the song by singing the first two words, complete with echo chamber effects.

(b)        Commercial Recording 16.5.52

(c)        Commercial Recording 17.8.76

 

No. 113  25th June 1952  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (15th June 1952).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires and Peggy Lee. 

 

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                with Rhythmaires

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                              Opening Theme

*A-Round The Corner (Beneath The Berry Tree)                   with Rhythmaires

*Just For You                                                             (a)       with Buddy Cole (Piano)

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee

  You Go To My Head                                                            Peggy Lee

*Zing A Little Zong                                                     (b)        with Peggy Lee & Rhythmaires

*I Can’t Give You Anything But Love                         (c)        with The Buddy Cole Trio

*Chesterfield Jingle                                                                  with Peggy Lee & Rhythmaires

*The Moon Came Up With A Great Idea Last Night   (d)        with Peggy Lee

*Now Is The Hour                                                      (e)       

  Where The Blue Of The Night                                               Closing Theme

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 14.2.52

(b)        Commercial Recording 8.5.52

(c)        Commercial Recording 26.6.53 (Mastering date)

(d)       All Star Products LP2000 - “Bing Crosby’s All Star Chesterfield Show”

            Commercial Recording 16.5.52

(e)        Commercial Recording 8.11.47

 

 

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