THE FINAL RADIO YEARS

 

During the summer of 1954 with radio audiences everywhere declining dramatically, Bing Crosby decided not to continue with a major weekly radio show involving the expense of guest stars and a 22 piece orchestra.  In a letter to John Scott Trotter dated 9th September 1954, he said:

 

     ‘....I of course, John, feel pretty sad about not going back on the radio there this season. I have given many reasons for this decision to many different people, but I feel I can tell you the truth and that you will believe and understand me. John I don’t sing anywhere near as good as I used to, and I feel sincerely that it’s getting worse. I don’t see any purpose in trying to stretch something out that was once acceptable and that now is merely adequate, if that.   I don’t know what the reason for this condition is, unless it’s apathy. I just don’t have the interest in singing. I am not keen about it any more.  Songs all sound alike to me and some of them so shoddy and trivial.    I don’t mean I didn’t sing some cheap songs and bad songs in the old days, but I had such a tremendous interest in singing and was so wrapped up in the work that it didn’t matter. I don’t know how to diagnose the condition, but it seems to me that possibly this apathy, this lack of desire, when I have to go to a recording session, transmits itself into nervous exhaustion and fatigue.

          This must all sound very vague to you, but it’s the best I can do, and at least I assure you that 1 am very sincere in what I am trying to describe. The sycophants that hang about, the press, the photographers, the song publishers and pluggers and the pests of all descriptions that grab me everytime I step outside my front door, weary me indescribably. Succinctly, John, I seem to have had it.

          Maybe a year or so away will make me feel differently, and my interest will revive.  I certainly hate to see the wonderful organisation we have break up, and it gives me a wrench to be an instrument in its dissolution. I shall never forget all the good years you and I had together, and all the wonderful unselfish things you did for me and my interests. You had a great deal to put up with at times, and your patience and forbearance was always incredible. You must know how grateful I am to you for everything that you have done. And I don’t mean just professionally either. Much of the same goes to Murdo. There’s a great boy, and I think the radio industry should prepare some sort of a plaque or citation for  him for just putting up with Morrow through the years, if putting up with me wasn’t enough.....’

    

Within a month or two however, Bing was persuaded to continue in radio, albeit in a different and cheaper format.  On November 22nd 1954 ‘The Bing Crosby Show’ emerged on CBS at 9:15 p.m. preceding Amos ‘N Andy.  The show was broadcast daily Mondays to Fridays and was of 15 minutes duration with Bing talking about all manner of different subjects and usually including three songs around the dialogue.  Bill Morrow provided a script of sorts, Ken Carpenter was the announcer and Murdo MacKenzie edited it all together using songs that Bing had pre-recorded at sessions with Buddy Cole and his trio (Buddy on piano and electric organ, Vince Terri on guitar, banjo etc., Don Whittaker on bass, Nick Fatool on drums).  Commercial recordings, and songs utilised in the earlier General Electric series, were used too as were many guest appearances by Bing's son Lindsay.  The show ran until December 28th 1956 without a break, a total of 550 shows. Sponsorship was intermittent with Lanolin Plus Liquid, New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum, Perma-Starch, Rusco, CBS TV sets, Slenderella and Philip Morris advertising in some shows. Initially Bing used ‘Moonlight Becomes You’ as his theme tune before switching to ‘Something In Common’ in September 1955. In October 1956, he  reverted to "Where the Blue of the Night" using the version employed for the first General Electric series where he sings "When the Blue..."

The audience rating was 3.1 for 1954-55 which earned the programme fourteenth position in the Nielsen ratings. Jack Benny’s show was in top position with 5.8. In 1955-56, the audience rating was 2.2 which placed the programme in tenth position in the Nielsen ratings of evening programs. Our Miss Brooks (starring Eve Arden) was in top position with 4.3.

We do not have complete details of all of these shows but we reproduce listings of those of which we do have knowledge. Where Bing’s commercial records were utilised, we have given details. An alphabetical list of the songs used in this and two subsequent series is also given and can be found after the details of the Crosby-Clooney show (click here) . The Mosaic 7-CD set ‘Bing Crosby: The Bing Crosby CBS Recordings 1954-56’ (MD7-245) contains 160 of the songs used in the 1954-1956 shows.

 

 

Please note that the following details have been adapted from the research conducted by the late Russ Rullman and the late Larry F. Kiner and printed in BINGANG magazine in 1987. Many additions have since been made thanks to the broadcasting of the shows on Crosby Internet Radio during 2016 and 2017.

 

THE BING CROSBY SHOW

Songs in which Bing participated are denoted with an asterisk.

 

All shows were transcribed in Hollywood and announced by Ken Carpenter. Musical accompaniment by Buddy Cole & his Trio, except where stated. All the shows were  produced by Bill Morrow and Murdo MacKenzie.

 

No. 1  22nd November  1954  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You 

*This Ole House

*Hey There

*But Not For Me

       

Note:

(a)        Bing links the songs and discusses at length the ‘renaissance’ of honesty in sports.

 

The Bing Crosby Show – 15 mins Monday to Friday 9.15 pm

 

‘The way they used to tell it that ‘the sun never set on the British Empire’, Der Bingle still retains an Empire of sorts (money aside).  What with resurrection of those platters far and wide on the kilocycle horizons, it’s been more than a score of years now since Crosby started groaning low and high on CBS from the top and bottom of the Decca.  Either way he took command, setting pace and records that figure to stand forever or, if not, to be enshrined in a special vault, along with the antique statistics of a sports firmament, he loves so well.  He chalked up so many ‘firsts’ that it’s becoming a cliché to call the roll.  So now, Bing Crosby is on a CBS radio, across the board quarter, in the fractional 9.15 pm time that listeners are bound to find.  He’s now the elder statesman singer, the doyen of his bracket and as great a radio personality, as ever.  Continuing in parallel are his leading corpsmen and friends, Bill Morrow and Murdo MacKenzie, bringing the show in, with MacKenzie also directing and fisherman pal, Morrow, doubling as writer, in a format that is typically Crosby and a bit beyond the conventions.  Bing is an exponent of the ‘sing’ but his talk is true, an incredible combination that he’s made all his own, over the years, whether on an hour’s kick or on tit-bits of this or that.

Monday’s opener on the 22nd, seemed less than fifteen minutes but even twice that much would still seem fleeting.  It’s one sure measure of his standing as a performer that CBS programme vice president, Lester Gottlieb must have had to talk even faster and more engagingly to sell Crosby this daily deal.  After all, how much of the coin can he keep?  More at stake, perhaps, was steady identification and prestige, with maybe a bone thrown to Columbia to have it retain its strong competitive hold on night-time programmes.  The best in the biz – Crosby said it right in the intro – not too hokey – won’t yock it up with pitch encomiums etc. But the songs are not merely post-scripts, such as, ‘This Ol’ House’, to the Buddy Cole Trio’s pianola, stuffola and revved up beat, ‘Hey, There’, out of ‘The Pyjama Game’ with its quiet, authoritative and almost new interpretation, plus  the Cole group’s counterpoint segueing brightly into ‘But Not For Me’. In between the talk, it’s never small talk with the Tacoma lad who went from grid to golf, to Georgia and a hatchick, all attuned to the Morrow bag of conventional tricks, with Crosby never varying from a vehicle status, so that it comes out with the pure Crosby imprint with a light touch given to human-interest quickies that seemed in the orthodox commentator’s groove.  Inspiration was built in to boot and may well have been designed to make the chirping subordinate to the informal analyst.  Crosby’s ‘snappers’ came off so easily, you begin to expect them.  There will be guests, lots of them but the ‘preemer’ didn’t have them – the precious minutes were needed to set the stage and Crosby would rather be dead than not give a drop in the full dialogue.  If the Amos ‘N’ Andy Music Hall does not get its inheritance from Crosby and Crosby himself doesn’t rate a rating, radio is, indeed, on the way to nowhere’

(‘Variety’ 24th November 1954)

 

No. 2  23rd November 1954    (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You 

*Papa Loves Mambo

*I Need You Now

*Anyone Can Fall In Love 

      

Note:

(a)        Bing talks about college football doing more for charity and suggests a game between UCLA and Oklahoma which could raise much needed money for the 1956 USA Olympic Team.

 

No. 3  24th November 1954  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You 

*Mandy (Berlin)

*I'm A Fool To Care

*If I Give My Heart To You               

 

Note:

(a)        Bing links the songs and reads an article from the Saturday Evening Post about an Indian summer. Later he talks about John Robert Powers, a famous beauty expert.

 

No. 4  25th November 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*I Never Knew (That Roses Grew)                (b)

*Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)     (c)

*La Seine                                                       (d)          

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing discusses the Thanksgiving holiday - its beginnings and Thanksgivings he recalls from his childhood in Spokane.

(b)        Decca L7202-A  26.06.53

(c)        Decca L7650-1  4.5.54  

(d)               Identical to the version used in General Electric Show No.37, broadcast on 18th June 1953.


No. 5  26th November 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Do You Ever Think Of Me?                         (b)

*Secret Love                                                 (c)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks with Edith Head from Paramount Studios.

(b)        Decca L7201-A  26.6.53

(c)        Decca L7514-1  31.12.53

 

No. 6  29th November 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You 

*You Took Advantage Of Me

*Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)      (b)

*Silver Bells                                                    (c)        with Carole Richards

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing has received the 1955 car brochures and discusses cars of yesteryear.

(b)        Decca L7650  4.5.54

(c)        Decca L5832-A  8.9.50

 

No. 7  30th November 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You 

*I Want To Be Happy

*Hey There

*Anyone Can Fall In Love              

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Note:

(a)        Bing links the songs and discusses various new gadgets such as ‘rain brains’ for convertible cars and ‘kangaroo suspenders’ to replace wallets.

 

No. 8  1st December 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Somebody Loves Me                                    (b)

*I Can't Give You Anything But Love              (c)

*No Other Love                                             (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about Bob Hope’s new book ‘Have Tux, Will Travel’ which reached the bookstores on this day.

(b)        Decca L7203-A  26.06.53

(c)        Decca L7208-A  26.06.53

(d)        Decca L7517-1  31.12.53

 

No. 9  2nd December 1954  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You 

*This Ole House

*Honeysuckle Rose                (b)

*Once In A While

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing links the songs and talks about the virtues of being tidy - ‘Don’t file it, throw it away.’

(b)        Decca L9261-A  22.5.56

 

No. 10  3rd December 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer             (b)

*I Never Knew (That Roses Grew)              (c)                         

*My Love, My Love                                    (d)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing highlights a recent book by the late Grantland Rice entitled, ‘The Tumult and the Shouting: My Life in Sport’ and talks about the man himself. At the conclusion of the show, Bing is encouraged by Ken Carpenter to hurry home as he is on Ed Murrow’s TV programme ‘Person To Person’ that night.

(b)        Decca L5694-A  22.6.50

(c)        Decca L7202-A  26.6.53

(d)        Decca L7518-1  31.12.53

 

No. 11  6th December 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Papa Loves Mambo

*Quizas, Quizas, Quizas            (b)

*We Meet Again                     (c)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)              Bing discusses the construction of a ‘kissing room’ at Mexico City airfield.

(b)             Decca L6041-A  5.2.51

(c)              Decca L7934-1  23.9.54

 

No. 12  7th December 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Silver Bells                                                    (b)        with Carole Richards         

*Do You Ever Think Of Me?                          (c)

*Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)      (d)       

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing discusses the new Joe Williams TV Boxing book.

(b)        Decca L5832-A  8.9.50

(c)        Decca L7201-A  26.6.53

(d)       Decca L7650-1  4.5.54

 

No. 13  8th December 1954

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*This Ole House

*Mister Sandman                                            with Lindsay Crosby

*Ol’ Man River                                     (a)

*If I Give My Heart To You

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Note:

(a)        Decca L8848-1 13.12.55

 

No. 14  9th December 1954  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Somebody Loves Me                                                (b)

*It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas             (c)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about some of his business interests and the various periodicals he receives in connection with them, including the St. Louis Sporting News which he describes in depth as it specialises in baseball.

(b)        Decca L7203-A  26.6.53

(c)        Decca L6462-A  1.10.51

 

No. 15  10th December 1954  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*I'm A Fool To Care                          

  It's A Woman's World                       Lindsay Crosby

*We're In The Money

*Anyone Can Fall In Love      

 

Note:

(a)        Bing and Lindsay discuss sports.   


No. 16  13th December 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*I Need You Now

*Thou Swell

*Hey There

*Moonlight Becomes You

Note:

(a)        Bing talks about the Della Robia Wreaths produced by Boys Republic.


No. 17  14th December 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*I Can’t Give You Anything But Love               (b)

*It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas  (c)

*We Meet Again                                              (d)

*Moonlight Becomes You


Notes:

(a)        Bing's subject is the rivalry between the neighbouring football teams of Washington State College (the Cougars) and the University of Idaho (the Vandals). Idaho have just won for the first time in 29 years resulting in the Cougars having to walk the nine miles to Idaho where they gave blood for the Red Cross.
(b)       Decca L7208-A  26.6.53
(c)       Decca L6462-A  1.10.51
(d)              Decca L7934-1  23.9.54

 
No. 18  15th December 1954  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer             (b)

*No Other Love                                              (c)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks at length about the importance of reading for younger people and describes four novels he has read lately, namely, ‘School for Hope’, ‘The Reason Why’, ‘Napoleon’ and ‘The Bear’.

(b)        Decca L5694-A  22.6.50

(c)        Decca L7517-1  31.12.53

 

No. 19 16th December 1954  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*This Ole House

*‘S Wonderful

*White Christmas                               (b)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing chooses to discuss the topic of letters to the Editor of the London Times and other British papers, giving interesting examples.

(b)        Decca L4374-A   19.3.47

 

No. 20  17th December 1954  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Silver Bells                            (b)        with Carole Richards 

*Oh! Look At Me Now

*The First Nowell                   (c)

*Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing highlights the illumination of the National Christmas tree and contrasts life in America with that behind the Iron Curtain.

(b)        Decca L5832-A  8.9.50

(c)        Decca L5008-A  11.5.49


 

No. 21  20th December 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

*Sleigh Ride                                 (b)

*If I Give My Heart To You

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about Fred Allen’s letters and reads extracts.

(b)        Decca L6895-A  17.11.52


No. 22  21st December 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*I Want To Be Happy

*A Marshmallow World               (b)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)     Bing reads a foreword by Fred Allen for a book called "Champagne Before Breakfast" by Hy Gardner and  also he mentions Fred’s new book ‘Treadmill to Oblivion’.

(b)    Decca L5834-A  8.9.50

 

No. 23  22nd December 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Here Comes Santa Claus      (b)        with The Andrews Sisters

*Whither Thou Goest

*Twelve Days Of Christmas   (c)        with The Andrews Sisters

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing again promotes Fred Allen’s new book ‘Treadmill to Oblivion’ and reads extracts.

(b)        Decca L5005-A  10.5.49

(c)        Decca L5004-A  10.5.49

 

No. 24  23rd December 1954   

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*All My Love                           (a)

*Valencia                           (b)

*The Belle of Barcelona     (c)    with Lindsay Crosby

*Granada                           (d)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)             Decca L5701-A  23.6.50
(b) & (c)   From the General Electric series – Programme No.35.
(d)            This appears to be the version used in General Electric programmes Nos.35, 39, 45 & 48.

No. 25  24th December 1954   (a)

 

*Adeste Fideles                            (b)

*Sleigh Ride                                (c)

*Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly

*The First Noel                          

*Silent Night                                 (d)


Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about Christmases gone by.
(b)       
Decca L3052-A  8.6.42
(c)        Decca L6895-A  17.11.52
(d)       Decca L4375-A  19.3.47

 
No. 26   27th December 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Papa Loves Mambo

*Cuba                           (b)       with Trudy Erwin

*All Through The Night

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing tells a humorous story about a gourmet with whom he is friendly.

(b)        Decca L4247-A  24.7.46

 

No. 27 28th December 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Quizas, Quizas, Quizas          (b)

*After You’ve Gone                (c)

*Stranger In Paradise            (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about the catering arrangements for the Olympic Games to be held in Australia in 1956 and the fund-raising needed for the USA team.      

(b)     Decca L6041-A  5.2.51

(c)      Decca L7204-A  26.6.53

(d)      Decca L7515-1  31.12.53

 

No. 28  29th December 1954  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter     (b)

*If I Loved You                                 (c)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about ASCAP which has just celebrated its 40th anniversary.

(b)        Decca L5833-A  8.9.50

(c)        Decca L4735-A  24.12.47

 

No. 29  30th December 1954  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Mandy (Berlin)

*I Want To Be Happy

*I’m A Fool To Care             

 

Note:

(a)                Bing talks about animals and ants.

 

No. 30  31st December 1954   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Anyone Can Fall In Love

*I Need You Now

 

Note:

(a)        Bing describes an article about luck in The American Weekly.

 

No. 31  3rd January 1955   (a)

 

*Thou Swell

*‘S Wonderful

*All Through The Night

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Note:

(a)        This single program is sponsored by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Until now, the show has been on a sustaining basis. Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss the advantages of the Lanolin product as well as the Rose Bowl parade. Bing plugs his latest film, ‘The Country Girl’.

 

No. 32  4th January 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*This Ole House

*Honeysuckle Rose               (b)

*Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)

*Ain’t Misbehavin

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing reads from an article by Arthur Miller about the stage in the current ‘Holiday’ magazine and he tells about a re-opened Picture Palace. The show is again broadcast on a sustaining basis.

(b)        Decca L9261-A  22.5.56.

 

No. 33  5th January 1955       (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*You Took Advantage Of Me

*Hey There

*Who Gave You The Roses?     (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing discusses the latest edition of ‘Look’ magazine and its predictions for the coming year.

(b)        Decca L7933 23.9.54


No. 34  6th January 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You   

*Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter      (b)

*The River                                          (c)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing tells about a book called ‘Famous First Facts’ by Joseph Nathan Kane and gives examples.

(b)        Decca L5833-A 8.9.50

(c)        Decca L7617-1 31.3.54

 

No. 35  7th January 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*After You’ve Gone                (b)

*The Search Is Through           (c)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing’s subject is his latest film, The Country Girl and he goes into some depth about the character he plays -‘Frank Elgin’.

(b)        Decca L7204-A  26.6.53

(c)        Decca L8070  23.12.54

 

No. 36  10th January 1955   (a)

 

*Oh! Look At Me Now

*I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

*Whither Thou Goest

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Note:

(a)        Sponsored again by Lanolin Plus Liquid.  Bing talks about two articles stressing the importance of thinking.

 

No. 37  11th January 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Papa Loves Mambo

  Muskrat Ramble                                Lindsay Crosby

*I’m A Fool To Care                         

*Tobermory Bay                        (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Lindsay Crosby talk about the forthcoming Bing Crosby Pro-Am at Pebble Beach and mock Bob Hope.

(b)        Decca L7615-1  31.3.54


No. 38 12th January 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Dissertation On The State Of Bliss      (b)     with Patti Andrews

*Somebody Loves Me                         (c)

*It’s Mine, It’s Yours                           (d)

*No Other Love                                   (e)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about the Calendar Reform Association.

(b)        Decca L8071-1  23.12.54

(c)        Decca L7203-A  26.6.53

(d)        Decca L8069-1  23.12.54

(e)        Decca L7517-1  31.12.54

 

No. 39  13th January 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Honeysuckle Rose                            (b)

*I Need You Now

  Mobile                                                           Lindsay Crosby

*Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Lindsay Crosby talk about an astrologer’s forecasts.

(b)        Decca L9261-A 22.5.56.

 

No. 40  14th January 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Pennies From Heaven                   (b)

*Who Gave You The Roses?          (c)

*Do You Ever Think Of Me?          (d)

*The Land Around Us                    (e)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter joke about Bob Hope’s new book ‘Have Tux, Will Travel’.

(b)        Decca MG3673 19.6.54

(c)        Decca L7933 23.9.54

(d)        Decca L7201-A  26.6.53

(e)        Decca L8068-1 23.12.54

 

No. 41  17th January 1955   (a)

 

*We’re In The Money

*If I Give My Heart To You

*We Meet Again                              (b)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored again by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Bing and Ken Carpenter remember the birthday of Benjamin Franklin.

(b)        Decca L7934-1 23.9.54


No. 42  18th January 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Taking A Chance On Love

  It’s A Woman’s World                     Lindsay Crosby

*Ol’ Man River                             (b)

*Hey There

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Lindsay Crosby discuss the recent Pebble Beach golf tournament and also the reviews of ‘The Country Girl’.

(b)        Decca L8848-1 13.12.55

 

No. 43  19th January 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Mandy (Berlin)

*Mister Sandman                    with Lindsay Crosby

*Once In A While

 

Note:

(a)        Bing talks about trends and Benjamin Franklin.

 

No. 44  20th January 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Dissertation On The State Of Bliss   (b)    with Patti Andrews

*‘Way Back Home                            (c)

*After You’ve Gone                          (d)

*Who Gave You The Roses?             (e)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about harmony groups.

(b)        Decca L8071-1 23.12.54

(c)        Decca W75003-A 17.6.49

(d)        Decca L7204-A  26.6.53

(e)        Decca L7933 23.9.54

 

No. 45  21st January 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter    (b)

*Sleigh Ride                                      (c)

*June In January                                (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about skiing.

(b)        Decca L5833-A 8.9.50

(c)        Decca L6895-A. 17.11.52

(d)        Decca MG3673 3.5.54


No. 46  24th January 1955   (a)

 

*Thou Swell

*Far Away Places                            (b)

*You Took Advantage Of Me

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored again by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Bing talks about the large number of single English girls applying to emigrate to New Zealand.

(b)        Decca L4844-A  25.11.48

 

No. 47  25th January 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*All My Love                                    (b)

  Guitar solo by Andres Segovia

*Tobermory Bay                               (c)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about Andres Segovia, the Spanish classical guitarist.

(b)        Decca L5701-A  23.6.50

(c)        Decca L7615-1 31.3.54

 

No. 48  26th January 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*This Ole House

*I’m A Fool To Care

*If I Give My Heart To You

 

Note:

(a)        Bing talks about truffles.

 

No. 49  27th January 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*It’s Mine, It’s Yours                                     (b)

*Dissertation On The State Of Bliss                (c)   with Patti Andrews

*Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)     (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing considers unfilled job positions.

(b)               Decca L8069-1 23.12.54

(c)               Decca L8071-1 23.12.54

(d)                Decca L7650-1 4.5.54


No. 50  28th January 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*We’re In The Money

*Just You, Just Me

*Keeping Out Of Mischief Now

*Whither Thou Goest

 

Note:

(a)        Bing remembers the birthday of Tom Paine (1737-1809), the English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary.

 

No. 51  31st January 1955   (a)

  

*A Marshmallow World           (b)

*Mandy (Berlin)

*Stardust                                  (c)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)         Sponsored again by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Bing talks about the French language and its possible corruption by English words.

(b)                Decca L5834-A  8.9.50

(c)                 Decca MG3669 16.6.54

 

No. 52  1st February 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*In The Cool, Cool, Cool, Of The Evening    (b) with Jane Wyman

*The Search Is Through                                 (c)

*Now Is The Hour                                        (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about Sir Winston Churchill’s French accent and the new portrait of Churchill.

(b)        Decca L6318-A  20.6.51

(c)        Decca L8070 23.12.54

(d)        Decca L4541-A  8.11.47. The introduction is from ‘BING – A Musical Autobiography of Bing Crosby’.

 

No. 53   2nd February 1955 (a)

 

*Papa Loves Mambo

*Sweet And Lovely                            (b)

*Love Is Just Around The Corner       (c)

*I Need You Now

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing talks about superstitions.

(b)        Decca MG 3669  21.4.54.

(c)        Decca MG 3673  3.5.54


No. 54   3rd February 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Dissertation On The State Of Bliss (b) with Patti Andrews

*The Land Around Us                     (c)

*No Other Love                              (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss songwriters and also Robert Burns.

(b)        Decca L8071-1 23.12.54

(c)        Decca L8068-1 23.12.54

(d)        Decca L7517-1 31.12.53

 

No. 55   4th February 1955   (a)

 

*I’m A Fool To Care

*We’re In The Money

*Anyone Can Fall In Love

*Y’All Come                              (b)  

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake again delivers some of the commercials. Bing discusses the forthcoming Olympic Games which he regards as USA vs. Russia.

(b)        Decca L7461-A  14.11.53 The introduction is from BING’ – A Musical Autobiography of Bing Crosby’.

 

No. 56   7th February 1955   (a)

 

*Ain’t Misbehavin

*Quizas, Quizas, Quizas         (b)

*Hey There

*Moonlight Becomes You 

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Bing and Ken talk about past radio shows they put on in Palm Springs.

(b)        Decca L6041-A  5.2.51

 

No. 57   8th February 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Sleigh Ride                                                   (b)

*I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody)       (c)

*The River                                                     (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss the various types of knot and the Boy Scout movement.

(b)        Decca L6895-A  17.11.52

(c)        Decca L7202-A  26.6.53.

(d)        Decca L7617-1  31.3.54


No. 58   9th February 1955  (a)

 

*Mandy (Berlin)

*Whither Thou Goest

*This Ole House

*Who Gave You The Roses?                          (b)                               

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing talks about insects and paper.

(b)        Decca L7933 23.9.54

 

No. 59   10th February 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Pretty Baby                                       (b)

*No Other Love                                  (c)

*My Love, My Love                           (d)

*Tobermory Bay                                 (e)     

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about Valentine Day gifts.

(b)        Decca L4607-A 3.12.47

(c)        Decca L7517-1 31.12.53

(d)        Decca L7518-1 31.12.53

(e)        Decca L7615-1 31.3.54

 

No. 60   11th February 1955   (a)

 

*I Want To Be Happy

*I Need You Now

*If I Give My Heart To You

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing talks about the career of Thomas Edison whose birthday it is.

 

No. 61   14th February 1955   (a)

 

*Love Is The Sweetest Thing

*I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

*Anyone Can Fall In Love

*All Through The Night

*Moonlight Becomes You

                   

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about past Valentine’s Days.


No. 62   15th February 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Do You Ever Think Of Me?   (b)

*We Meet Again                      (c)                       

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing’s subject is a tax collector who plays music in his offices and he considers the implications of this.

(b)        Decca L7201-A  26.6.53

(c)        Decca L7934-1  23.9.54

 

No. 63   16th February 1955   (a)

 

*Dissertation On The State Of Bliss (b)       with Patti Andrews

*The Nearness Of You

*I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan  

*Moonlight Becomes You

                        

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about the scouting movement again.

(b)        Decca L8071-1  23.12.54

 

No. 64   17th February 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*The Search Is Through                      (b)

*Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter      (c)

*A Quiet Girl                                      (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss the various Academy Award nominations for ‘The Country Girl’.

(b)        Decca L8070  23.12.54

(c)        Decca L5833-A  8.9.50

(d)        Decca L7044-A  9.2.53

 

No. 65   18th February 1955   (a)

 

*This Can't Be Love

*I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams      (b)

  That's All I Want From You                          Lindsay Crosby

*Mister Sandman                                            with Lindsay Crosby

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing talks about an article in the American Weekly about George Washington.

(b)        Decca MG 3675 16.6.54


No. 66   21st February 1955              (a)

 

*Thou Swell

*Ol’ Man River                                    (b)

  The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane              Lindsay Crosby

*Whither Thou  Goest

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Lindsay Crosby congratulates his father on his Academy Award nomination for ‘The Country Girl’.

(b)        Decca L8848-1 13.12.55.

 

No. 67   22nd February 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*My Kinda Love                                         (b)

*Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)   (c)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss Washington’s Birthday and also the anniversary of the introduction of popcorn. Bing goes on to tell a story about his early days in Spokane.

(b)        Decca MG 3669  24.4.54

(c)        Decca L7650-1 4.5.54

 

No. 68   23rd February 1955   (a)

 

*Mandy (Berlin)

*I'm A Fool To Care

*'S Wonderful

*Sweet And Lovely                (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing talks about Ethel Barrymore’s memoirs which are being serialised in the Ladies Home Journal magazine and recalls his own experience of working with her.

(b)        Decca MG 3669  21.4.54.

 

No. 69   24th February 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Somebody Loves Me                       (b)

*If I Loved You                                 (c)     

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about articles in foreign papers which are critical of Hollywood films and he offers a strong defence.

(b)        Decca L7203-A  26.6.53

(c)        Decca L4735-A  24.12.47


No. 70   25th February 1955   (a)

 

*Papa Loves Mambo

*Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now

  Hearts Of Stone                                            Lindsay Crosby

*Once In A While

 

Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials.

 

No. 71   28th February 1955   (a)

 

*We're In The Money

*Back In Your Own Back Yard

  Kokomo                                 (b)        Gary Crosby & Louis Armstrong

*If I Give My Heart To You

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)                Sponsored by Lanolin Plus Liquid.

(b)               Bing and Lindsay Crosby promote Gary Crosby’s new record with Louis Armstrong.

 

No. 72   1st March 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*All My Love                         (b)

*The River                              (c)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing discusses the recent biographies of Sir Walter Scott and Alexandre Dumas.

(b)        Decca L5701-A  23.6.50

(c)        Decca L7617-1  31.3.54

No. 73   2nd March 1955   (a)

 

*Taking A Chance On Love

*The Nearness Of You

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing considers the Sears Roebuck catalogue in depth.

 

No. 74   3rd March 1955       (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*It's Mine, It's Yours                 (b)

*Now Is The Hour                    (c)                              

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing’s subject is the telephone and Alexander Graham Bell. Later, he promotes the Girl Scout movement.

(b)        Decca L8069-1  23.12.54

(c)        Decca L4541-A  8.11.47

 

No. 75  4th March 1955        (a)

 

*Valencia                                 (b)

*Ain't Misbehavin

  That's All I Want From You                         Lindsay Crosby

*Anyone Can Fall In Love

 

Notes:

(a)                Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing and Lindsay Crosby discuss the lack of book reading by the young

(b)        From the General Electric series – Programme No.35.

 

No. 76  7th March 1955   (a)

 

*This Can't Be Love

*Sunday

*I Need You Now

 

Note:

(a)        Sponsored by Lanolin Plus Liquid. On the anniversary of Luther Burbank’s birth, Bing talks about the famed horticulturist’s life.

 

No. 77  8th March 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Dissertation On The State of Bliss                (b)        with Patti Andrews

*I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody)      (c)

  Struttin' With Some Barbecue                                  Gary Crosby & Louis Armstrong

*Stranger In Paradise                                    (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Ken Carpenter congratulates Bing on the "Look" magazine Best Actor award he is to receive that night. Later, Bing promotes the new record by Gary Crosby and Louis Armstrong and also makes an appeal on behalf of the Red Cross.

(b)        Decca L8071-1  23.12.54

(c)        Decca L7207-A  26.6.53

(d)        Decca L7515-1  31.12.53


No. 78  9th March 1955   (a)

 

*I Want To Be Happy

*You're In Kentucky

*My Own True Love

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing mounts a defence of the recent Academy Awards nomination show which was criticised in the press.

 

No. 79  10th March 1955      (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*The Land Around Us            (b)

*Sleepy Time Gal                    (c)

*A Quiet Girl                          (d)                  

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss National Peanut Week. Later Bing appeals on behalf of crippled children.

(b)        Decca L8068-1  23.12.54

(c)        Decca L7205-A  26.6.53

(d)        Decca L7044-A  9.2.53

 

No. 80  11th March 1955   (a)

 

*Oh! Look At Me Now

*I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

*This Ole House

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss smog in Los Angeles and London prior to Bing talking about the great blizzard of 1888.

No. 81   14th March 1955   (a)

 

*A Man Chases A Girl

*Don't Take Your Love From Me

  Hearts Of Stone                                Lindsay Crosby

*Mister Sandman                                with Lindsay Crosby 

 

Note:

(a)        Sponsored by Lanolin Plus Liquid.

 

No. 82  15th March 1955  (a)  

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Quizas, Quizas, Quizas                                  (b)

*Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)      (c) 

 

Notes:

(a)     Bing talks about the Rose Bowl and college football. He also appeals on behalf of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research projects.
(b)
    Decca L6041-A  5.2.51
(c)      Decca L7650-1  4.5.54

 

No. 83   16th March 1955   (a)

 

*Mandy (Berlin)

*How Important Can It Be?

*Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral   (b)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing talks about a traditional St. Patrick’s Day feast.

(b)        Decca L3895-A  17.7.45

 

No. 84  17th March 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*McNamara's Band                (b)

*Two Shillelagh O'Sullivan      (c)                           

*Galway Bay                          (d)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss an article in Look magazine about St. Patrick’s Day. Later, Bing promotes Radio Free Europe.

(b)        Decca W73219-A  6.12.45

(c)        Decca L6655-A  19.2.52

(d)       Decca L4583-A  27.11.47

 

No. 85  18th March 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You 

*‘S Wonderful

*Whither Thou Goest

*If I Give My Heart To You


Note:

(a)  Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing talks about Billy Graham, the evangelist, and also Billy Graham, the boxer.

 

No. 86   21st March 1955   (a)

 

*You Took Advantage Of Me

*This Can't Be Love

*That's All I Want From You

*Melody Of Love

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Note:

(a)        Sponsored by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Bing and Ken Carpenter highlight the first day of spring.

 

No. 87   22nd March 1955     (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*The Search Is Through          (b)

*Mademoiselle De Paris         (c)

*Black Moonlight                   (d)          

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing considers favourite locations for holidays including France.

(b)        Decca L8070  23.12.54

(c)        Decca W84783-A  16.5.53

(d)        Decca MG 3671  3.5.54


No. 88   23rd March 1955   (a)

 

*Sunday

*I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

*Unsuspecting Heart

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Note:

(a)                Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about the new edition of Look magazine which carries an article about Ed Sullivan.          

           

No. 89   24th March 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*It's Mine, It's Yours                                      (b)

*I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby   (c)

*I Surrender Dear                                           (d)                        

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing outlines the advantages of leisurely walks during his nightly chat. At the end of the show, Bing promotes the Boys Clubs of America.

(b)        Decca L8069-1 23.12.54

(c)        Decca L7208-A  26.6.53

(d)        Decca MG 3669  24.4.54

 

No. 90   25th March 1955   (a)

 

*How Important Can It Be?

*Young And Foolish

*Mary’s A Grand Old Name (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss proposed new issues of postage stamps bearing pictures of famous people.

(b)        Decca DLA-2446  16.6.41

 

No. 91   28th March 1955   (a)

 

*Jim, Johnny And Jonas (b)

*I Want To Be Happy

*The Nearness Of You          

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Bing talks about the problems of birds causing accidents at Midway Atoll.

(b)        Decca L8232-1  11.3.55


No. 92   29th March 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Snow                                      (b)   with Peggy Lee, Danny Kaye and Trudy Stevens

*Deep In The Heart Of Texas   (c)

*Who Gave You The Roses?   (d)  

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing considers a recent article written by Bud Shulberg in Sports Illustrated about boxing greats who have fallen on hard times. At the end of the show, Bing appeals on behalf of the Red Cross.

(b)        Decca L7623-A  10.4.54

(c)        Decca DLA2828-A  18.1.42

(d)        Decca L7933  23.9.54

 

No. 93   30th March 1955   (a)

 

*Back In Your Own Back Yard

*Taking A Chance On Love

*Swinging On A Star                         (b)

*That's All I Want From You

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercials. Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about the Academy Awards ceremony which is taking place that night.

(b)        Decca L3307-A  17.2.44

 

No. 94   31st March 1955    (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Jim, Johnny And Jonas          (b)

*The River                              (c)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about the previous night’s Academy Awards ceremony and congratulates Marlon Brando on winning the Best Actor award. He goes on to talk about April Fool’s Day.

(b)        Decca L8232-1  11.3.55

(c)        Decca L7617-1  31.3.54

 

No. 95   1st April 1955          (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*A Man Chases A Girl

*Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup

*Secret Love                           (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing reads an article about the month of April. Later he appeals on behalf of Easter Seals.

(b)        Decca L7514-1  31.12.53


No. 96   4th April 1955          (a)

 

*How Important Can It Be?

*We're In The Money

*Granada                                (b)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion. Bing talks about Washington Irving during the show.

(b)        This appears to be the version used in General Electric programmes Nos.35, 39, 45 & 48.

 

No. 97   5th April 1955          (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Dinah                                    (b)

*Sweet And Lovely                (c)

*We Meet Again                    (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing considers taxation and decides in favour of it.

(b)        Decca L7206-A  26.6.53

(c)        Decca MG 3669  21.4.54

(d)        Decca L7934-1  23.9.54

 

No. 98   6th April 1955   (a)

 

*Mandy (Berlin)

*Anyone Can Fall In Love

*My Love, My Love   (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion. Bing talks about a new book about the scouting movement.

(b)        Decca L7518-1  31.12.53


No. 99   7th April 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*My Heart Is Taking Lessons                          (b)

*Road To Morocco                                         (c)        with Bob Hope

*Farewell                                                        (d)                           

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing again talks about the recent Academy Awards ceremony and pays a tribute to Bob Hope. Later Bing appeals on behalf of the American Cancer Society.

(b)        Decca MG 3675  16.6.54

(c)        Decca L3687-A  8.12.44

(d)       Decca L8233-1  11.3.55

 

No. 100   8th April 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*La Borrachita

*Unsuspecting Heart

*Once In A While                    

 

Note:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss Bing’s appearance, as he is smartly dressed for Easter.

 

No. 101  11th April 1955   (a)

 

*Sunday

*I Need You Now

*I'm A Fool To Care

*Young And Foolish

 

Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion. Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss Bing’s Easter activities.

 

No. 102  12th April 1955       (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Jim, Johnny And Jonas         (b)

*Quizas, Quizas, Quizas         (c)

*No Other Love                    (d)     

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing welcomes the return of baseball. Later he talks about Radio Free Europe.

(b)        Decca L8232-1  11.3.55

(c)        Decca L6041-A  5.2.51

(d)        Decca L7517-1  31.12.53


No. 103   13th April 1955   (a)

 

*Thou Swell

*That's All I Want From You

*How Important Can It Be?  

 

Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion. Bing talks about the history of Hollywood and film producer Ralph Staub's work on short films such as the Screen Snapshots series.

 

No. 104   14th April 1955               (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Dissertation On The State Of Bliss    (b)   with Patti Andrews

*A Quiet Girl                                    (c)

*Tobermory Bay                              (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss Noise Abatement Week. They also joke about the lack of a sponsor for their show. Later Bing promotes US Savings Bonds.

(b)        Decca L8071-1  23.12.54

(c)        Decca L7044-A  9.2.53

(d)        Decca L7615-1  31.3.54

 

No. 105   15th April 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Ol’ Man River                       (b)

*Flores Negras

*‘S Wonderful

*Silver Moon                          (c)             

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing again talks about taxation as all income tax returns have to be submitted by today..

(b)        Decca L8848-1 13.12.55

(c)        Decca L6035-A  2.2.51

 

No. 106   18th April 1955   (a)

 

*Pledging My Love

*What Is There To Say?

*My Own True Love     


Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion. Bing talks about the Tenth Annual Sportsmen’s Show in Los Angeles.

 

No. 107   19th April 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Do You Ever Think Of Me?   (b)

*Granada                                 (c)

*Farewell                                 (d)


Notes:

(a)         Bing talks about the Seville fair (Feria de abril de Sevilla) which he had visited in 1953. Later he encourages listeners to join school boards and civic groups in order to alleviate the crisis in the schools.

(b)        Decca L7201-A  26.6.53

(d)        This appears to be the version used in General Electric programmes Nos.35, 39, 45 & 48.
(e)        Decca L8233-1 11.3.55

 

No. 108   20th April 1955  (a)

 

*I Want To Be Happy

*Danger! Heartbreak Ahead

*Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup 


Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid Makeup. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Ken Carpenter and Bing deal with the Lanolin promotion. Bing has seen the film A Man Called Peter starring Richard Todd and he strongly recommends it.

    

No. 109   21st April 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Love Me Or Leave Me     (b)

*Silver Moon                       (c)

*Whiffenpoof Song              (d)


Notes:

(a)        Bing discusses British politics and Sir Anthony Eden in particular.

(b)        Decca L4728  24.12.47
(c)        Decca L6035-A  2.2.51
(d)       
Decca W73940  5.6.47


 

No. 110   22nd April 1955  

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*As Long As I Live

*Try A Little Tenderness

*Solamente Una Vez  

 

Note:

(a)     Bing discusses the Arbor Day holiday

    

No. 111   25th April 1955  (a)

 

*Just You, Just Me  

*Honeysuckle Rose

*Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White


Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst  Ken Carpenter deals with the Lanolin promotion. Bing talks about the changing roles of men and women.

 

No. 112   26th April 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Row, Row, Row                  (b)

*La Seine                               (c)

*All My Love                         (d)


Notes:

(a)                 Bing describes the problems being caused to the buildings and statues of Paris by pigeons. Later Bing appeals for the MS charity.

(b)        Decca L6309   8.6.51

(c)                 Identical to the version used in General Electric Show No.37, broadcast on 18th June 1953.
(d)        Decca L5701  23.6.50


No. 113   27th April 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*This Can’t Be Love

*That’s All I Want From You

*Young And Foolish

*The Nearness Of You


Note:

(a)       Bing and Ken promote Lanolin Plus lipstick. Galen Drake delivers the commercial for New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Bing congratulates the citizens of Pasadena for rejecting parking meters.


No. 114   28th April 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Dear Hearts And Gentle People                   (b)

*Who Gave You The Roses?                         (c)

*My Heart Is Taking Lessons                         (d)

*Rock Of Ages                                              (e)

 

Notes:

(a)                         Bing and Ken Carpenter remember the anniversary of the first parachute jump. Bing also appeals on behalf of mental health funds.

(b)           Decca L5162-A  26.10.49

(c)                        Decca L7933-1  23.9.54

(d)                        Decca MG 3675  16.6.54

(e)                         Decca L4995-A  6.5.49

 

No. 115   29th April 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*A Man Chases A Girl

*Keeping Out Of Mischief Now

*I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby (b)

*Unsuspecting Heart 


Notes:

(a)        Ken mentions the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival and this leads Bing to tell a story from his childhood about his attempts to woo a girl with apples. 
(b)        Decca L7208   26.6.53

No. 116   2nd May 1955  (a)

  

*How Important Can It Be? 

*Taking A Chance On Love

*You’re In Kentucky

*Stranger In Paradise (b)


Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion.
(b)       
Decca L7515-1  31.12.53

 

No. 117   3rd May 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Jim, Johnny And Jonas                                 (b)

*Black Moonlight                                           (c)

*I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody)      (d)

*I’ll Be Seeing You                                        (e)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about “Be Kind to Animals Week” and what Bing is doing for his pets. Bing also promotes a new Broadway musical called "Ankles Aweigh". (It runs for only 176 performances and loses money).

(b)        Decca L8232-1  11.3.55

(c)        Decca MG 3671  3.5.54

(d)        Decca L7207-A  26.6.53

(e)        Decca L3318-A  17.2.44

 

No. 118   4th May 1955 (a)

 

*Mandy (Berlin)

*Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White

*Blue Skies

*Moonlight Becomes You 


Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion. Ken and Bing talk about the Blue Skies Trailer Village in which Bing has an interest.
(b)      Decca L4230  18.7.46

 

No. 119   5th May 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*The Girl Friend                  (b)

*Sweet Lorraine                  (c)


Notes:

(a)      Bing highlights an article in Look magazine about the Dorsey brothers. He later appeals on behalf of the Mental Health Fund.
(b)      Decca L5986  7.1.51
(c)      Decca L3953  6.9.45

 

No. 120   6th May 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Pledging My Love

*Once In A While

*All Through The Night

 

Note:

(a)        Bing talks about hunters being licensed in Uganda in order to improve standards.

 

No. 121   9th May 1955  (a)

 

*As Long As I Live
*My Own True Love
*What Is There To Say?

*Moonlight Becomes You


Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion. Bing also talks about a Korean island where the women are not happy about their men becoming involved in their sea diving activities.

 

No. 122  10th May 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Pistol Packin’ Mama (with The Andrews Sisters)    (b)

*Farewell                                                                  (c)

*Sunday, Monday Or Always                                   (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing gives a commentary about life in Great Britain and confirms that austerity there is over. Later, he makes an  appeal for the cerebral palsy charity.

(b)        Decca L3197  27.9.43

(c)        Decca L8233  11.3.55

(d)        Decca L3172  2.7.43

No. 123   11th May 1955   (a)

 

*I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me

*That’s All I Want From You

*I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan

*Don’t Take Your Love From Me

 

Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion.  Ken and Bing discuss raisins.

 

No. 124   12th May 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Yes Indeed                           (b)        with Connie Boswell

*Somebody Loves Me           (c)

*Mexicali Rose                       (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about athletic records.

(b)        Decca DLA 2272  13.12.40

(c)        Decca L7203-A  26.6.53

(d)        Decca MG 3675  16.6.54

 

No. 125   13th May 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*This Can’t Be Love

*Danger! Heartbreak Ahead

*Golden Earrings      (b)


Notes:

(a)       Bing talks about Child Safety Week in detail.
(b)       Decca L4604  3.12.47


No. 126   16th May 1955  (a)

 

*We're In The Money

*Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White

*Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup 

*Moonlight Becomes You


Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing deals with the Lanolin promotion. Bing also talks about the importance of young people contributing their opinions to the school curriculum and to the community in general.


No. 127   17th May 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Jim, Johnny And Jonas       (b)

*Far Away Places               (c)


Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson and impeachment in general. Later, he appeals on behalf of the cerebral palsy charity.

(b)        Decca L8232-1  11.3.55
(c)        Decca L4844-A  25.11.48

  

No. 128   18th May 1955  (a)

 

*Ballerina                             (b)

*‘S Wonderful

*A Man Chases A Girl

*Out Of Nowhere                (c)


Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken deal with the Lanolin promotion.  Bing talks about "words to live by" and the challenge of the Soviet Union.

(b)      Decca L4603   3.12.47

(c)       Decca MG-3669  16.6.54


No. 129   19th May 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie   (b)   with Mary Martin

*Silver Moon                                 (c)


Notes:

(a)   Bing talks about people living dangerously.

(b)   Decca DLA2947  13.3.42

(c)   Decca L6035  2.2.51

 

No. 130   20th May 1955  (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You

*Walking The Floor Over You   (b)

*You Took Advantage Of Me

*Unsuspecting Heart


Notes:

(a)     Bing talks about Ethiopia, having read an article about the country in the United States News.

(b)     Decca L2998-A  27.5.42


No. 131   23rd May 1955  (a)

 

*Sunday

*As Long As I Live

*Farewell                              (b)

*The Nearness Of You


Notes:

(a)      Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing deals with the Lanolin promotion. Bing also talks about kids liking Davy Crockett.

(b)        Decca L8233  11.3.55


No. 132   24th May 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Row, Row, Row                (b)

*Sleepy Time Gal                 (c)

*Vaya Con Dios                  (d)

 

Notes:

(a)  Bing and Ken talk about National Pickle Week. Later Bing offers his congratulations to the PTA.
(b) 
Decca L6309   8.6.51
(c)  Decca L7205-A   26.6.53
(d)  Decca L7516  31.12.53


No. 133   25th May 1955 (a)

 

*Honeysuckle Rose             (b)

*Pledging My Love

*Young And Foolish

 

Notes:

(a)    Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Lipstick. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing deals with the Lanolin promotion.  Ken asks Bing if he is really thinking of going back to singing with a small group in a night club and they discuss possible venues.     

(b)    Decca L9261-A 22.5.56.

 

No. 134   26th May 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You
*Gone Fishin'                           (b) with Louis Armstrong

*My Heart Is Taking Lessons   (c)

*Kentucky Babe                      (d)


Notes:

(a)   Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss the various offers Bing has received to work in night clubs.

(b)   Decca L6262  25.4.51

(c)   Decca MG-3675  16.6.54

(d)   Decca W73941  5.6.47

 

No. 135   27th May 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*How Important Can It Be?

*Ain’t Misbehavin

*What Is There To Say?


Note:

(a)   Bing talks about a recent article in the Los Angeles Times about mental illness.

 

No. 136   30th May 1955  (a)

 

*I Whistle A Happy Tune                        (b)

*Love Is The Sweetest Thing

*I Don't Want To Walk Without You      (c)

*Moonlight Becomes You


Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion. Bing and Ken talk about the possibility of Bing working in a small night club.

(b)         Decca L6218   9.4.51

(c)         Decca DLA 2859   27.1.42


No. 137  31st May 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Getting To Know You    (b)

*Secret Love                    (c)


Notes:

(a)      Bing talks about Little League Baseball.

(b)      Decca L6220  9.4.51

(c)      Decca L7514-1  31.12.53

 

No. 138  1st June 1955 (a)

 

*Valencia                         (b)

*Oh! Look At Me Now

*My Own True Love

*It's Easy To Remember  (c)


Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Shampoo. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Ken Carpenter deals with the Lanolin promotion. Bing outlines co-existence communist style.
(b)        From the General Electric series – Programme No.35.
(c)        Decca MG 3673 3.5.54


No. 139  2nd June 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*My Kinda Love              (b)

*Whiffenpoof Song           (c)

 

Notes:

(a)      Bing describes honest deeds done by various people and organisations in recent months.
(b)      Decca MG-3669  24.4.54
(c)      Decca W73940  5.6.47

 

No. 140   3rd June 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Flores Negras

*Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White

*Only Forever                   (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing gives a commentary about prospecting for Uranium. 

(b)        Decca MG-3675 16.6.54

 

No. 141   6th June 1955   (a)

 

*Thou Swell
*I Love Paris                           (b)

*Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion. Bing  reads an amusing article suggesting that the recent wet weather has been caused by atomic bomb testing.

(b)        Decca L7513-1 31.12.53

 

No. 142   7th June 1955      (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Jim, Johnny and Jonas          (b)

*It Had To Be You                (c)

*Hello Young Lovers             (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion. Bing talks about TV star Arthur Godfrey who has recently answered his critics in a series of articles.

(b)        Decca L8232-1 11.3.55

(c)        Decca L6650-A 14.2.52

(d)        Decca L6219-A 9.4.51

 

No. 143   8th June 1955 (a)

 

*Back In Your Own Backyard

*My Melancholy Baby      (b)

*Danger! Heartbreak Ahead

*Moonlight Becomes You


Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid makeup. Galen Drake delivers the Instant Postum commercial whilst Ken Carpenter deals with the Lanolin promotion. Bing considers an article in Coronet magazine about J. Edgar Hoover called "What Makes an FBI Agent?".

(b)        Decca DLA1633  12.12.38


No. 144  9th June 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Mademoiselle De Paris  (b)

*No Other Love              (c)


Notes:

(a)    Bing talks about William Faulkner and reads from his Sports Illustrated article about the Kentucky Derby.

(b)    Decca W84783-A 16.5.53

(c)    Decca L7517-1 31.12.53


No. 145   10th June 1955    (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*I Want To Be Happy

*Young And Foolish

*Poinciana                             (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing again reads from William Faulkner's article about the Kentucky Derby. Later he appeals on behalf of the Ground Observer Corps.

(b)        Decca L3202-A  1.10.43

No. 146  13th June 1955   (a)

 

*Pledging My Love

*The Nearness Of You

*You’re In Kentucky

*Song Of The Islands      (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Powder Plus face powder. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion.

Bing talks about the Kentucky Derby and reads some more from Faulkner's article. Later, he encourages listeners to observe Flag Day tomorrow by displaying the American flag.

(b)      Decca MG-3673  3.5.54


No. 147  14th June 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*I’m An Old Cowhand                                   (b)

*I Can’t Escape From You                             (c)

*I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby  (d)

*Oh, Tell Me Why                                          (e)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing discusses National Flag Day.

(b)        Decca MG 3673  3.5.54

(c)         Decca MG 3673 19.6.54

(d)         Decca L7208  26.6.53

(e)         Decca L7652  28.4.54


No.  148  15th June 1955 (a)

 

*As Long As I Live

*Something Wonderful          (b)

*Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)    Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion.   Bing talks about how things usually even out and gives examples.

(b)    Decca L6221 9.4.51

  
No. 149  16th June 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You

*Domino                                                           (b)

*Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)        (c)

*A Quiet Girl                                                    (d)


Notes:

(a)        Ken and Bing talk about Bob Hope and his new film The Seven Little Foys. They also talk about Father's Day.

(b)        Decca L6465-A  4.10.51

(c)         Decca L7650-1  4.5.54

(d)         Decca L7044-A  9.2.53


No. 150  17th June 1955

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*La Borrachita

*Try A Little Tenderness

*Any Town Is Paris When You're Young      (b)


Notes:

(a)      Bing talks about Branch Rickey of the Pittsburgh Pirates and goes on to mention a book called "My Own Particular Screwball" by Al Schacht.

(b)      Decca L6052  8.2.51

 

No. 151  20th June 1955 (a)

 

*The Dixieland Band                           (b)

*I Wished On The Moon                    (c)

*I’ve Got A Pocketful Of Dreams       (d)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid Makeup. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter deal with the Lanolin promotion. Bing discusses the importance of kids going to summer camp. 

(b)        Decca W76113  8.4.50

(c)        Decca MG3673  3.5.54

(d)        Decca MG3675  16.6.54

No. 152  21st June 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*In The Good Old Summertime         (b)

*Gone Fishin’                                    (c)        with Louis Armstrong

*Tumbling Tumbleweeds                   (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing discusses the Rocky Marciano vs. Don Cockell boxing match which ended in controversy. 

(b)        Decca L7705  21.5.54

(c)        Decca L6262  25.4.51

(d)        Decca MG3675  16.6.54

No. 153  22nd June 1955   (a)


*A Man Chases A Girl
*Farewell                                (b)
*Moonlight Becomes You 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Ken Carpenter deals with the Lanolin promotion. Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss Bing’s new show which he’s taking on the road and which will include firing a cannon ball into the air to make rain.

(b)        Decca L8233-1 11.3.55

No. 154  23rd June 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Something’s Gotta Give

*It Had To Be You              (b)

*I Belong To You

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about the ten most powerful people in Washington DC as listed in Look magazine. President Eisenhower is first, Sam Rayburn, the 43rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, is second.

(b)        Decca L6650-A 14.2.52

 

No. 155   24th June 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Unsuspecting Heart

*Unchained Melody

 
Note:

(a)       Bing talks about the writers Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson.


No. 156   27th June 1955      (a)

 

*Taking A Chance On Love  

*In A Little Spanish Town        (b)

*Learn To Croon                     (c)

*Moonlight Becomes You

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Bing and Ken Carpenter promote Lanolin Plus Powder Plus. Bing talks about raccoon skin hats and coats.

(b)        Decca L8849-1  23.11.55

(c)        Decca MG 3671  21.4.54

 

No. 157  28th June 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You
*All My Love                     (b)
*Some Enchanted Evening  (c)

Notes:

(a)    Bing gives examples of the goodwill generated by sports people and also talks about Rocky Marciano's recent fight with Don Cockell. Later, he promotes Radio Free Europe.
(b)    Decca L5701  23.6.50
(c)    Decca L4922  10.3.49

 

No. 158  29th June 1955 (a)

 

*I Hear Music

*You Are My Sunshine      (b)

*Moonlight Becomes You


Notes:
(a)    Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and by Lanolin Plus Liquid Make-Up. Galen Drake delivers the commercials on behalf of Instant Postum whilst Ken Carpenter promotes Lanolin Plus Liquid Make-Up. Bing talks about Winston Churchill's hats following criticism of them in The Tailor and Cutter.
(b)    Decca DLA2515-1  8.7.41

 

No. 159  30th June 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You
*Somebody Loves Me      (b)
*
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas    (c)
*We Meet Again               (d)

Notes:

(a)    Bing gives various statistics about marriage in the USA.   

(b)     Decca L7203-A  26.6.53
(c)    
Decca L6041-A  5.2.51
(d)    Decca L7934-1  23.9.54

 

No.  160  1st July 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Keep It Gay

*Chee Chee-oo Chee (Sang The Little Bird)

*Just A Baby’s Prayer At Twilight


Note:

(a)    Bing highlights the forthcoming birthday of the Statue of Liberty.


No. 161  4th July 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*It’s A Most Unusual Day

*The Land Around Us      (b)

*Bali H'ai                          (c)

 

Notes:

(a)   Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss the 4th July celebrations.

(b)   Decca L8068-1  23.12.54

(c)   Decca L4921  10.3.49

 

No. 162   5th July 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Dear Hearts and Gentle People        (b)

*Walking The Floor Over You           (c)

*I’ll Be Seeing You                            (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about the Pittsburgh Pirates.

(b)        Decca L5162-A  26.10.49

(c)        Decca L2998-A  27.5.42

(d)        Decca L3318-A  17.2.44

 

No. 163   6th July 1955     (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*As Long As I Live

*Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White

*Jim, Johnny And Jonas        (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about unusual newspaper stories which do not follow on to a conclusion.

(b)        Decca L8232-1  11.3.55

 

No. 164  7th July 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*After You’ve Gone               (b)

*That Sly Old Gentleman        (c)

*El Rancho Grande                (d)

*It’s Easy To Remember        (e)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing discusses ten myths about health and ageing.

(b)        Decca L7204-A  29.6.53

(c)        Decca MG 3675  16.6.54

(d)        Decca MG 3675  16.6.54

(e)        Decca MG 3673  3.5.54

 

No. 165  8th July 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Mandy (Berlin)

*I Hear Music

*All Through The Night

 

Note:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss Bob Hope’s golf prowess following an article he had written in Coronet magazine.


No. 166  11th July 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You 

*Sunday

*Don't Take Your Love From Me

*Something's Gotta Give

*Unchained Melody


Note:

(a)  Bing tells Ken Carpenter about his somewhat fictitious early career in a circus. Later, Bing promotes US Savings Bonds.


No. 167  12th July 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You

*Sioux City Sue               (b)

*Hello Young Lovers       (c)

*Changing Partners          (d)


Notes:

(a)        Bing reads from Henry McLemore's "The Lighter Side" article about the Observer Corps.
(b)
        Decca W73255-A  27.12.45
(c)
        Decca L6219-A   9.4.51
(d)        Decca L7462  14.11.53

No. 168  13th July 1955     (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You

*In a Little Spanish Town      (b)

*Chee Chee-oo Chee (Sang The Little Bird)

*This Can't Be Love

*I Belong To You


Notes:

(a)        Bing describes how he got caught up in a tour of Hollywood and later he promotes a book called "The Future of America".
(b)        Decca L8849-1  23.11.55


No. 169  14th July 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You

*In The Good Old Summertime (b)

*Domino                                    (c)

*Mon Coeur Est Un Violon       (d)


Notes:

(a)         Boating is Bing's subject for his discussion and he tells a tale about some French wine merchants who took their wine to London by boat.
(b)        Decca L7705-1 21.5.54
(c)
        Decca L6465-A  4.10.51
(d)        Decca W84780  16.5.53


No. 170  15th July 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You 
*'Deed I Do
*Ol' Man River                  (b)
*Once In A While

Notes:

(a)        Bing outlines the attraction of holidaying in a 4-room houseboat in Kashmir, India to Ken Carpenter.
(b)        Decca L8848-1  13.12.55


No. 171  18th July 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You 

*Nice Work If You Can Get It

*How Important Can It Be?

*Solamente Una Vez


Notes:

(a)    Bing follows up his talk about newspaper stories that do not follow through to a conclusion and highlights the 33,000 missing passengers in New York following the closure of the 3rd Avenue Elevated line.


No. 172  19th July 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You 

*A Man Chases A Girl

*Chee Chee-oo Chee (Sang The Little Bird)

*Try A Little Tenderness


Note:

(a)    Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about bird-watching.


No. 173  20th July 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Gone Fishin                                    (b)        with Louis Armstrong

*It Had To Be You                            (c)

*Who Gave You The Roses?             (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about Australia after Bing receives a postcard from Bob Hope. 

(b)        Decca L6262  25.4.51

(c)        Decca L6650-A  14.2.52

(d)        Decca L7933-1  23.9.54

 

No. 174  21st July 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Something’s Gotta Give

*Honeysuckle Rose             (b)

*I Belong To You

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing discusses the book “1001 Valuable Things You Can Get For Free” by Mort Weisinger. 

(b)        Decca L9261-A  22.5.56.

 

No. 175  22nd July 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You
*Row, Row, Row                 (b)
*I Love You Truly                 (c)
*Love Me Or Leave Me       (d)

Notes:
(a)   Bing talks about Vrest Orton, the proprietor of the Vermont Country Store in Weston, Vermont. Subsequently Mr. Orton wrote to Bing and he replied on September 7, 1955 saying:


Dear Mr. Orton: 

Quite a bit of time has passed since I received your letter of July 28, and I have no legitimate excuse to rely upon to explain the delay, other than that it’s summer and I have been up at Hayden Lake, Idaho, just taking it easy, golfing and fishing and laying around, and in that kind of an environment, a fellow’s correspondence just falls apart.

I am tremendously pleased that the spot we did on the radio about you and your store up there proved to be of some benefit, and I am serious when I say that I hope someday to come by there and see you. Not this year I don’t suppose, because winter will be setting in back there before long, and I’ve got some work to do too back in Hollywood. That’s the trouble with these long vacations -the work piles up. And I’ve got to get down there and get to knockin’ on it and see if I can get some of it out of the way.

It would be nice to go there as your guest and to meet your friends and see the store, and I am making a mental reservation to check with you about it next year.

Certainly there is no necessity for you to send me any of the foods from your Vermont Country Store, but even though it’s not necessary, it would be much appreciated. Just send them to me at Elko, Nevada. I am going on down there next week, and the climate there is just about the same as yours I imagine, and when the snow flies I will imagine I am in Vermont eating Vermont products.

All best personal good wishes to you and your family.

As ever -Your friend, Bing Crosby 


(b)   Decca L6309   8.6.51
(c)   Decca  MG-3673  3.5.54
(d)  
Decca L4728  24.12.47

No. 176  25th July 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You

*Flores Negras

*Mule Train                        (b)

*Unchained Melody


Notes:

(a)     Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about barbecuing.
(b)     Decca L5161  26.10.49


No. 177  26th July 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You

*Somebody Loves Me      (b)

*Summertime                     (c)


Notes:

(a)      Bing discusses an article about the continuing popularity of George Gershwin and Porgy & Bess.
(b)      Decca L7203-A  26.6.53
(c)
      Originally from GE Show of June 4, 1953


No. 178  27th July 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You

*Keep It Gay

*What Is There To Say?

*Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight


Note:

(a)    Bing again complains about newspapers not reporting how certain stories they printed earlier have finished up. He gives examples.


No. 179  28th July 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You

*In A Little Spanish Town  (b)

*Chee Chee-oo Chee (Sang The Little Bird)

*Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup


Notes:

(a)        Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss various amusing crimes.

(b)        Decca L8849-1  23.11.55


No. 180  29th July 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You 
*Valencia                                     (b)

*I’ve Got A Pocketful Of Dreams (c)

*Small Fry                                    (d)      with Johnny Mercer


Notes:

(a)        Bing tells how Americans lose money by failing to buy foreign currency before leaving on a trip.
(b)        From the General Electric series – Programme No.35.
(c)        Decca MG3675  16.6.54
(d)        Decca DLA1297-A  1.7.38

No. 181   1st August 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*It’s A Most Unusual Day

*My Own True Love

*No Other Love                      (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing discusses sleep inducing methods.

(b)        Decca L7517-1   31.12.53


No. 182   2nd August 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You 

*Be Honest With Me  (b)

*Black Moonlight        (c)

*They Can't Take That Away From Me  (d)


Notes:

(a)        Bing outlines the advantages of leasing a cabin site from the Forest Service.

(b)        Decca DLA2401-A  23.5.41

(c)        Decca MG 3671  3.5.54

(d)        Decca L4553-A  12.11.47


 

No. 183   3rd August 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You 

*This Can’t Be Love

*Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White

*I Belong To You


Note:
(a)     Bing and Ken Carpenter's theme is "What's the rush" and they talk about various subjects including about a lady who is crossing the country on horseback and about a library book that has been returned after 32 years.

 

No. 184   4th August 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody)           (b)

*Out Of Nowhere                                                (c)

*Just One More Chance                                       (d)

*Stardust                                                              (e)

*Sweet And Lovely                                               (f)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about a break-in at the Explorers Club in Manhattan and some of the important exhibits maintained there. The thieves only stole the TV set!

(b)        Decca L7202-A  26.6.53

(c)        Decca MG 3669  16.6.54

(d)        Decca MG 3669  21.4.54

(e)        Decca MG 3669  16.6.54

(f)        Decca MG 3669  21.4.54

 

No. 185   5th August 1955  (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*The Lady Is A Tramp

*How Am I To Know?

*I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me

*Unchained Melody

 

Note:

(a)        Bing considers an article about a newly discovered parchment chart which suggests that Columbus was not the first to discover the New World.

 

No.  186   8th August 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Thou Swell

*Cocktails For Two

*Gypsy In My Soul

*Whither Thou Goest

 

Note:

(a)        Bing talks about his membership of the Shoshone-Paiute Indian tribe in Nevada and the Canadian Squamish tribe.


No.  187   9th August 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You 
*
All She’d Say Was ‘Umh-Hum’  (b)
*The Dixieland Band                       (c)
*But Beautiful                                  (d)

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about circuses.
(b)       
Decca L7741-1  21.6.54
(c)        Decca W76113   8.4.50
(d)        Decca L4556   13.11.47

No.  188  10th August 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*Nice Work If You Can Get It

*Chee Chee-oo Chee (Sang The Little Bird) 

*My Ideal

   

Note:

(a)        Bing talks about lawyers living longer than other people.

 

No.  189   11th August 1955   (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You  

*In The Good Old Summertime         (b)

*Mon Coeur Est Un Violon               (c)

*Domino                                            (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about the most powerful man in Paris - the maitre d'hotel at Maxim's

(b)        Decca L7705-1  21.5.54

(c)        Decca W84780   16.5.53

(d)        Decca L6465-A   4.10.51

 

No. 190  12th August 1955 (a)


*Moonlight Becomes You  

*That’s The Way Love Goes

*I Hear Music

*Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup


Note:

(a)        Bing talks about the new Pan-American Highway which is being constructed.


No. 191  15th August 1955 (a)

 

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

*How Long Has This Been Going On?

*I'm Yours


Note:

(a)     Bing talks about expeditions to the North Pole.


No. 192  16th August 1955  (a)


*Dinah                                                  (b)

*I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (c)

*Angel Bells                                       (d)


Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about the 200th anniversary of Dr. Johnson's dictionary.

(b)        Decca L7206-A  26.6.53

(c)        Decca L7208-A  26.6.53

(d)        Decca L8527  1.7.55


No. 193  17th August 1955 (a)


*‘Deed I Do

*Farewell                              (b)

*The River                            (c)


Notes:

(a)     Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about Davy Crockett as it his birthday.
(b)
    Decca L8233-1  11.3.55
(c)      Decca L7617-1  31.3.54

No. 194  18th August 1955 (a)


*Country Style                      (b)
*My Kinda Love                  (c)
*Golden Earrings                  (d)

Notes:

(a)       Bing highlights an article about favourite houses in the USA.
(b)       Decca L4329-A  19.11.46
(c)        Decca MG 3669  21.4.54
(d)       Decca L4604  3.12.47


No. 195  19th August 1955 (a)


*Something's Gotta Give

*I See Your Face Before Me

*I Hear Music

*The Nearness Of You


Note:

(a)   Bing passes on the thoughts of Dr. Griswold, President of Yale University, about the importance of liberal arts in the educational scheme.


No. 196  22nd August 1955 (a)


*Sleepy Time Gal            (b)
*Song Of The Islands      (c)
*Pennies From Heaven    (d)
*Sweet Leilani                 (e)
*Blue Hawaii                   (f)
*The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart)  (g)

Notes:

(a)        Bing talks about J. Edgar Hoover.
(b)       
Decca L7205-A   26.6.53
(c)        Decca MG-3673  3.5.54
(d)       
Decca MG-3673 19.6.54
(e)        Decca MG-3673  3.5.54
(f)         Decca MG-3673  3.5.54
(g)        Decca MG-3675  16.6.54


No. 197  23rd August 1955  (a)


*Quizas, Quizas, Quizas         (b)
*
Hello Young Lovers               (c)

Notes:

(a)    Bing discusses railway travel in the 1870s.
(b)    Decca L6041-A  5.2.51
(c)   
Decca L6219-A   9.4.51


No. 198  24th August 1955 (a)


*In A Little Spanish Town       (b)
*Unchained Melody
*Keep It Gay
*
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White

Notes:

(a)       The subject discussed by Bing and Ken Carpenter is a forthcoming electronic ear which can record conversations from a distance of 100 miles.

(b)        Decca L8849-1   23.11.55


No. 199  25th August 1955 (a)


*This Can't Be Love

*I Get A Kick Out Of You

*You Go To My Head         (b)


Notes:

(a)   Bing talks about baseball umpires.

(b)   From GE Show #36  11.6.53


No. 200  26th August 1955 (a)


*That's The Way Love Goes

*Love Is Just Around The Corner  (b)

*Try a Little Tenderness

*She Is The Sunshine Of Virginia    (c)


Notes:

(a)   Bing and Ken Carpenter pay a tribute to women on the 35th anniversary of universal suffrage.
(b)  
Decca MG 3673  3.5.54
(c)   
Decca L7742 21.6.54


No. 201  29th August 1955 (a)


*Honeysuckle Rose               (b)

*La Borrachita

*I Belong To You


Notes:

(a)   Bing discusses the interpretations of dreams.

(b)   Decca L9261-A  22.5.56.


No. 202  30th August 1955 (a)


*I’m An Old Cowhand (b)
*But Beautiful               (c)
*Angel Bells                 (d)

Notes:
(a)       
Bing recalls Harold LeMaster's famous battle with a tarpon in the Gulf of Mexico in 1952.
(b)        Decca MG-3673  3.5.54
(c)
        Decca L4556   13.11.47
(d)
        Decca L8527  1.7.55


No. 203  31st August 1955 (a)


*Row, Row, Row                                     (b)

*My Heart Is Taking Lessons                    (c)

*Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep  (d)


Notes:

(a)    Bing reads some more from Harold LeMaster's account of his battle with a tarpon. Later he appeals to drivers to be careful as children return to school after the holidays.

(b)    Decca L6309   8.6.51

(c)    Decca MG-3675  16.6.54

(d)    Decca L7650-1  4.5.54


No. 204  1st September 1955 (a)


*Something's Gotta Give

*How Important Can It Be?

*What Is There To Say?


Note:

(a)    Bing considers an article by Bruce Catton about the seven historical wonders of the USA. Later Bing congratulates station WPAD of Paducah, Kentucky on its 25th anniversary.


No. 205  2nd September 1955 (a)


*As Long As I Live

*Flores Negras

*Angel Bells                             (b)


Notes:

(a)    Bing reads some more from Bruce Catton's article highlighting some of the places which contributed to the beginnings of the USA.
(b)    Decca L8527  1.7.55


No. 206  5th September 1955 (a)


*Mandy

*The Nearness Of You

*Solamente Una Vez


Note:

(a)    Bing talks about automobiles of the past.


No. 207  6th September 1955 (a)


*Rosalie                                    (b)
*Love Walked In                      (c)

Notes:

(a)   Bing describes an exhibition of art forgeries (including 60 Mona Lisas) at the Grand Palais in Paris.
(b)   Decca L4608-A  3.12.47
(c)   Decca L4554-A  12.11.47


No. 208  7th September 1955 (a)


*
Gypsy In My Soul
*
My Ideal
*Did Your Mother Come From Ireland? (b)

Notes:

(a)   Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercial.  Bing talks about a visit by little green men to Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
(b)   Decca MG-3675  16.6.54


No. 209  8th September 1955 (a)


*In A Little Spanish Town          (b)
*Something’s Gotta Give
*Love Me Or Leave Me
*
That’s All I Want From You

Notes:

(a)       Bing highlights a Russian farmer who recently complained about receiving too much hospitality during a visit to Canada. 
(b)        Decca L8849-1   23.11.55


No. 210  9th September 1955  (a)


*She Is The Sunshine Of Virginia (b)
*Somebody Loves Me                (c)
*My Love, My Love                   (d)

Notes:

(a)   Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum for whom Galen Drake delivers the commercial. Bing talks about "Lady Wonder", a horse that is purported to have psychic abilities.
(b)   Decca L7742  21.6.54
(c)   Decca L7203-A   26.6.53
(d)   Decca L7518-1  31.12.53

 

No 211  12th September 1955    (a)


*Something In Common

*Thou Swell

*‘S Wonderful

*All She’d Say Was ‘Umh-Hum’   (b)


Notes:

(a)       Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercial. Fresh air jazz is Bing's subject for discussion. 

(b)       Decca L7741-1  21.6.54


No. 212  13th September 1955   (a)

 

*Something In Common

*My Kinda Love                    (b)

*I’ll Be Seeing You                (c)

*Farewell                               (d)

*Something In Common

 

Notes:

(a)       Bing talks about futuristic flying cars which should be available in the next five to six years.

(b)        Decca MG-3669  24.4.54

(c)        Decca L3318-A  17.2.44

(d)        Decca L8233-1  11.3.55

 

No. 213   14th September 1955    (a)

 

*Something In Common  

*Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White

*Don’t Take Your Love From Me

*I Surrender Dear                           (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercial on behalf of Instant Postum.  Bing discusses government research.

(b)        Decca MG-3669  24.4.54

 

No. 214  15th September 1955   (a)

 

*Something In Common 

*All She’d Say Was ‘Umh-Hum’   (b)

*Stranger In Paradise                     (c)

*People Will Say We’re In Love      (d)     with Trudy Erwin

*Something In Common 

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing gives details of some helpful books.

(b)        Decca L7741-1  21.6.54

(c)        Decca L7515-1  31.12.53

(d)        Decca L3181-A  23.8.43

 

No. 215  16th September 1955   (a)

 

*Something In Common  

*This Can’t Be Love

*Something’s Gotta Give

  Hummingbird                                  Lindsay Crosby

 

Note:

(a)       Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercial on behalf of Instant Postum.  Bing and Lindsay Crosby talk about Lindsay’s future after completing his schooling and his Army commitments.

 

No. 216   19th September 1955   (a)

 

*Something In Common  

*Keep It Gay  

*That’s The Way Love Goes

*Something In Common       

 

Note:

(a)         Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum.  Bing considers the standard of living behind the Iron Curtain and reads part of a letter from Dr. Arnold Stevens, (Bing's family doctor), who had recently visited Russia.

 

No. 217   20th September 1955  (a)

 

*Something In Common  

*Down The Old Ox Road      (b)

*Let's Harmonize                     (c)

           

Note:

(a)    Bing reads another lengthy extract from Dr. Stevens' letter about his visit to Russia. 

(b)    Decca MG 3674  3.5.54

(c)    Decca L8529  1.7.55

 

No. 218  21st September 1955 (a)

 

*Something In Common  

*All She’d Say Was ‘Umh-Hum’       (b)

*Only Forever                                   (c)

*A Quiet Girl                                     (d)

 

Notes

(a)              Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and Galen Drake reads the commercial.  Bing concludes the reading of Dr. Stevens' letter.

(b)             Decca L7741  21.6.54

(c)       Decca MG-3675  16.6.54

 (d)       Decca L7044-A  9.2.53


No. 219  22nd September 1955 (a)

 

*Something In Common

*Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing

*Rock Around The Clock                  with Lindsay Crosby

*I'll Never Stop Loving You

*Something In Common


Note:

(a)      Bing and Lindsay Crosby discuss fishing.

 

No. 220  23rd September 1955 (a)

 

*Something In Common

*Keep It Gay

*Where The Blue Of The Night     (b)

*What D'ye Mean You Lost Yer Dog? (also known as "I've Got A Dog Called Rover" (a cappella))

*It Must Be True                         (c)

          

Notes:

(a)       Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum and Galen Drake reads the commercial. Bing, who is in Hayden Lake, Idaho, talks about the onset of autumn and goes on to talk about dogs.
(b)   Decca MG-3669  21.4.54
(c)   Decca 
MG-3669  21.4.54


No. 221  26th September 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Swanee                             (b)

*If I May

*The Banjo's Back In Town

           

Notes:

(a)   Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Bing gives details of a new deflatable guitar which floats and talks about rubber pianos.

(b)      Decca L9262  22.5.56 (mastering date)

 

No. 222  27th September 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*All She’d Say Was ‘Umh-Hum’  (b)

*You Are My Sunshine                 (c)

*I've Never Been In Love Before  (d)


Notes:

(a)       The film version of Guys and Dolls is discussed by Bing as there appear to be problems with translating the title into foreign languages.

(b)             Decca L7741  21.6.54

(c)       Decca DLA2515-1   8.7.41

(d)       Decca  De 27232  7.9.50


No. 223  28th September 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams (b)

*Learn To Croon                         (c)

*Two Shillelagh O'Sullivan           (d)

Notes:

(a)    Bing talks about the impact of the Irish in South American as described in a recent book "O'Higgins and Don Bernardo" by Edna Deu Pree Nelson.  

(b)    Decca MG-3675  16.6.54
(c)
   Decca MG-3671  21.4.54
(d)
   Decca L6655-A  19.2.52


No. 224  29th September 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Shhh! In Madrid

*It's All Right With Me


Note:

(a)   Bing tells about a recent elephant hunt in Charlotte, North Carolina.


No. 225  30th September 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Avalon

*'Deed I Do

*Domani


Note:

(a)    Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Galen Drake delivers the commercial.  Bing has been spying on British women via the newspapers and says that the British female is a pretty alarming specimen nowadays. 


No. 226  3rd October 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again

*Wake The Town And Tell The People

*If I May


Note:

(a)       Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum.  Olympia oysters are Bing's subject for discussion.


No. 227  4th October 1955        (a)


*Something In Common

*She Is The Sunshine Of Virginia   (b)

*Mary's A Grand Old Name (extract only) (c)

*Blue Skies                                   (d)

*Something In Common


Notes:

(a)                  The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes. Bing talks about George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin. Later, he talks about the danger of forest fires.
(b)        Decca L7741  21.6.54
(c)       
Decca DLA-2446  16.6.41
(d)        Decca L4230  18.7.46


No. 228  5th October 1955


*That's The Way Love Goes

*I Want To Be Happy

*Goodnight, Sweet Dreams, Mary Lou

*Something In Common


Notes:

(a)   Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Also Bing welcomes a new sponsor as he goes on to promote CBS TV sets. The subject for Bing's consideration is the electronic age and he mentions a new style teddy bear which helps people sleep.


No. 229  6th October 1955


*Something In Common

*Heart

*Yellow Rose Of Texas

*Blue Star


Note:

(a)       The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes.  Bing talks about democracy and reads from a French newspaper article about the subject.


No. 230  7th October 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Let's Harmonize                    (b)

*After You've Gone                (c)

*I Love Paris                          (d)

Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Bing considers the excellent service of the US passport office but regrets that passports and border controls are necessary.

(b)    Decca L8529  1.7.55

(c)    Decca L7204-A  29.6.53

(d)    Decca L7513-1  31.12.53


No. 231  10th October 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Domani

*Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing

*Tumbling Tumbleweeds           (b)


Notes:

(a)       Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum  Bing reveals that cowboy movies are very much appreciated in France by sophisticated critics and he reads extracts from various articles.

(b)     Decca MG-3675  16.6.54

 

No. 232  11th October 1955   (a)


*Something In Common

*Granada                          (b)

*Mademoiselle De Paris   (c)

*Far Away Places             (d)     


Notes:

(a)       The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes. Bing complains that he never gets involved in any foreign intrigue while travelling abroad.

(b)   This appears to be the version used in General Electric programmes Nos.35, 39, 45 & 48.

(c)       Decca W84783-A   16.5.53

(d)   Decca L4844-A  25.11.48


No. 233  12th October 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Avalon

*Sunday

*Serenade In The Night

*Something In Common


Note:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum  It's Columbus Day and Bing considers whether Columbus did actually discover the New World. CBS TV sets are also promoted.


No. 234  13th October 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Angel Bells                              (b)

*A Gal In Calico                       (c)

*I'll See You In My Dreams      (d)


Notes

(a)       The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes.  Bing apologises for comments he made about British women becoming more dominant and then tells about an English village which has refused to have street lights.

(b)   Decca L8527  1.7.55

(c)   Decca L4169-A  7.5.46

(d)   Decca  L4580-A  27.11.47


No. 235  14th October 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Nice Work If You Can Get It

*Heart

*Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White


Note:

(a)    Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum Bing talks about 100-year old eggs found in the Mojave Desert and tells a fanciful tale of finding Bob Hope in the desert.. 


No. 236  17th October 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*All She’d Say Was ‘Umh-Hum’  (b)

*She Is The Sunshine Of Virginia   (c)

*Hello Young Lovers                    (d)


Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Bing talks about paper plates and then about how women are out-manouvering men.
(b)       
Decca L7741  21.6.54
(c)
       Decca L7741  21.6.54
(d)        Decca L6219-A   9.4.51

No. 237  18th October 1955


*Something In Common

*The Banjo's Back In Town

*If I May

*Shhh! In Madrid


Note:

(a)              The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes. Education is Bing's topic as President Eisenhower has been highlighting the subject recently.


No. 238  19th October 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Wake The Town And Tell The People

*Love Me Or Leave Me

*It's Easy To Remember  (b)

*Something In Common


Notes:

(a)      Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. The local characters in the Hayden Lake area are discussed by Bing including one named Jesse James. Bing also promotes the new 1956 CBS TV sets.
(b)      Decca MG 3673  3.5.54


No. 239  20th October 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*The Lady Is A Tramp

*Domani

*She's Funny That Way


Note:

(a)              The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes. Bing dismisses the myth that New Yorkers are not friendly people and illustrates the point with a story about a group of them being trapped in an elevator for a while.


No. 240  21st October 1955 (a)

*Something In Common

*Sweet Lorraine                        (b)

*Getting To Know You             (c)

*Angel Bells                              (d)


Notes:

(a)   Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum.  Bing talks about a new plane which does not have any rivets and is held together by paste.

(b)   Decca L3953-A   6.9.45

(c)   Decca L6220   9.4.51

(d)   Decca L8527   1.7.55


No. 241  24th October 1955 (a)

*Something In Common

*Swanee                                   (b)

*Keep It Gay

*Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing


Notes:

(a)   Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant Postum. Natural history is Bing's subject and he mentions the Disney film "The African Lion" and other lions.

(b)        Decca L9262  22.5.56 (mastering date)


No. 242  25th October 1955  (a)

*Something In Common
*Let's Harmonize                        (b)
*Pretending                               (c)
*But Beautiful                           (d)

Notes:

(a)    The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes. Bing talks about "Pistol Pete" Eaton (age 99) and Big Bear Twohands (age 114) of Perkins, Oklahoma.
(b)    Decca L8529  1.7.55
(c)    Decca  De 23661  15.5.46
(d)    Decca L4556   13.11.47

No. 243  26th October 1955

*Something In Common

*Domani
*Thou Swell
*Don't Take Your Love From Me
*Something In Common

Note:
(a)  
Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant PostumBing talks about the US Navy as tomorrow is Navy Day. He highlights the work of the frogmen and the Underwater Demolition Squad. Later Bing and Ken Carpenter promote the new 1956 CBS TV sets.

No. 244  27th October 1955 (a)

*Something In Common

*All My Love                                (b)  

*All She’d Say Was ‘Umh-Hum’ (c)

*Golden Earrings                         (d)


Notes:
(a)   
The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes. Bing talks about a book called called Airman at Yalta by General Laurence S. Kuter.

(b)    Decca L5701  23.6.50

(c)    Decca L7741  21.6.54

(d)    Decca L4604  3.12.47


No. 245  28th October 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*The Banjo's Back In Town

*That's The Way Love Goes

  Tina Marie                                 Lindsay Crosby

*The Nearness Of You


Note:

(a)    Sponsored by New Coffee Flavour Instant PostumBing talks about a new way of fishing using swatches from a red plastic raincoat.


No. 246  31st October 1955 (a)

*Something In Common
*
In A Little Spanish Town         (b)
*Gypsy In My Soul
*The Headless Horseman         (c)

Notes:

(a)     Sponsored by Instant Postum. Halloween and ghosts are Bing's subjects for consideration.
(b)     Decca L8849-1  23.11.55
(c)     Decca L4782-A  30.12.47

No. 247  1st November 1955 (a)

*Something In Common
*She Is The Sunshine Of Virginia   (b)
*Angel Bells                                   (c)
*I've Never Been In Love Before  (d)


Notes:

(a)      Ken Carpenter promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes.  Bing reads from a British newspaper about how it took 23 people to fit a new gas stove in England.
(b)
      Decca L7742   21.6.54
(c)  
   Decca L8527   1.7.55
(d)      Decca  De 27232   7.9.50

No. 248  2nd November 1955 (a)

*Something In Common

*Avalon

*Wake The Town And Tell The People

*It's A Most Unusual Day

*Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing


Note:

(a)   Sponsored by Instant Postum. Bing reads from an article by Ben Hogan in Look magazine in which Hogan says he never listened to Bob Hope's jokes when they golfed together. Later Bing and Ken Carpenter promote the 1956 CBS-TV sets.

No. 249  3rd November 1955 (a)

*Something In Common

*Yellow Rose Of Texas

*It's All Right With Me

*Please                                         (b)


Notes:

(a)   The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes. Bing talks about the Circus Hall of Fame and suggests how other museums could be changed.
(b)   Decca MG-3671  21.4.54

No. 250  4th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Let's Harmonize                        (b)
*We Meet Again                        (c)
*
Mon Coeur Est Un Violon        (d)
*Something In Common


Notes:

(a)     Sponsored by Instant PostumBing discusses frozen food packages.
(b)    Decca L8529  1.7.55
(c)
    Decca L7934-1  23.9.54
(d)    Decca W84780   16.5.53


No. 251  7th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*All She’d Say Was ‘Umh-Hum’ (b)

*Row, Row, Row                        (c)

*Memories                                   (d)


Notes:

(a)    Sponsored by Instant Postum. Bob Hope is in the news having recently substituted for Sophie Tucker in Betty Hutton's show and Bing talks humourously about this.

(b)    Decca L7741  21.6.54

(c)    Decca L6309   8.6.51

(d)    Decca L4582-A  27.11.47


No. 252  8th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Domani

*No Te Importe Saber

*Goodnight, Sweet Dreams, Mary Lou

*Something In Common


Note:

(a)      The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes. Bing says that it will soon be possible to sail to Europe for $50 in a new liner.


No. 253  9th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Shhh! In Madrid

*I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan

*You Do Something To Me

*If I May


Note:

(a)    Sponsored by Instant Postum. CBS TV sets are also promoted. Bing talks about a book by Leicester Hemingway called "Drink It Yourself".
  
 

No. 254  10th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Jamboree Jones                           (b)

*Angel Bells                                   (c)

*So In Love                                   (d)


Notes:

(a)      The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes. Bing relates how a traffic cop in Oklahoma recently apologised for giving a speeding ticket incorrectly.
(b)      Decca  W76114  8.4.50
(c)      Decca L8527   1.7.55
(d)      Decca L4856  4.1.49

No. 255  11th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Get Happy

*Serenade In The Night

*Blue Star

*Something In Common


Note:

(a)    Sponsored by Instant Postum. Bing gives details of new patents such as a flying submarine and a jacket with wings.


No. 256  14th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*She Is The Sunshine Of Virginia   (b)

*Poinciana                                     (c)

*Empty Saddles                             (d)


Notes:

(a)    Sponsored by Instant Postum. Bing highlights Camel Saddle furniture available from Abercrombie and Fitch.
(b)    Decca L7742  21.6.54

(c)    Decca L3202-A  1.10.43

(d)   Decca DLA436-A  14.7.36


No. 257  15th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*The Lady Is A Tramp

*Flores Negras

*I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again

*Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing


Note:
(a)   
The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes and also Sea Seven Iceberg Head Lettuce from Arizona. Bing talks about trigger-happy hunters who shoot each other by accident.

No. 258  16th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*The Banjo's Back In Town

*Swanee                                       (b)

*Love Me Or Leave Me

*I See Your Face Before Me


Notes:

(a)    Sponsored by Instant Postum. Bing gives an example of a wild statement by a college professor who suggests that monkeys will take over men's work. Ken Carpenter and Bing promote CBS TV sets.

(b)        Decca L9262  22.5.56 (mastering date)


No. 259  17th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*As Long As I Live

*Wake The Town And Tell The People

*Keep It Gay

*Just A Baby’s Prayer At Twilight


Note:

(a)     The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes. Bing's subject is the boot-legging of moonshine.


No. 260  18th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Angel Bells                                    (b)

*Domino                                         (c)

*Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep) (d)


Notes:

(a)    Sponsored by Instant Postum. Bing talks about the Nizam of Hyderabad who says he does not receive mail from Prime Minister Nehru stripping him of his powers.

(b)    Decca L8527   1.7.55

(c)    Decca L6465-A   4.10.51

(d)    Decca L7650  4.5.54


No. 261  21st November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*I Hear Music

*Domani

*In A Little Spanish Town            (b)

*I Belong To You


Note:

(a)     Sponsored by Instant Postum. Bing tells about a possible development whereby eggs will be sold without egg shells.
(b)     Decca L8849-1  23.11.55


No. 262  22nd November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*All My Love                                 (b)

*A Quiet Girl                                  (c)

*Sleigh Ride                                    (d)

*Something In Common


Notes:
(a)   
The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes and Hallmark Christmas cards. Ken Carpenter and Bing discuss Bob Hope's proposed visit to Russia.

(b)    Decca L5701  23.6.50

(c)    Decca L7044-A  9.2.53

(d)   Decca L6895-A  17.11.52


No. 263  23rd November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*‘S Wonderful

*Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup

*You Do Something To Me

*Whither Thou Goest


Note:

(a)   Sponsored by Instant Postum. Bing anticipates Thanksgiving Day and  tells how it is also celebrated in Boston in England. Ken Carpenter promotes CBS TV sets.


No. 264  24th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Y'all Come                                                (b)

*It's A Most Unusual Day

*Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)  (c)

*Something In Common

Notes:

(a)    The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes and Hallmark Advent cards. It's Thanksgiving Day, Bing remembers the prayer said by the first settlers in 1621 and recalls his own childhood memories.

(b)    Decca L7461-A  14.11.53

(c)    Decca L7650  4.5.54


No. 265  25th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*The Banjo's Back In Town

*If I May

*Unchained Melody


Note:

(a)     Sponsored by Instant Postum. Ken Carpenter tells Bing about a witchdoctors' convention.

No. 266  28th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*All She’d Say Was ‘Umh-Hum’ (b)

*Marshmallow World                     (c)

*Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter  (d)

*Something In Common


Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by Instant Postum. Bing tells Ken Carpenter about ice-cream 'mining' in Sicily.
(b)        Decca L7741-1  21.6.54
(c)        Decca L5834  8.9.50

(d)        Decca L5833-A  8.9.50


No. 267  29th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common
*The Possibility's There                  (b)   with Peggy Lee
*No Other Love                            (c)
*
Christmas Is A-Comin'                (d)
*Something In Common

Notes:

(a)       The program advertises Philip Morris Cigarettes and also Hallmark Christmas Cards. Bing talks about his Christmas shopping plans for his young relatives for whom he is buying books. Later, Ken Carpenter promotes Christmas Seals.
(b)             Decca L8807  22.11.55
(c)       Decca L7517-1   31.12.53
(d)       Decca L8805  22.11.55

No. 268  30th November 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Avalon

*Shhh! In Madrid

*'Deed I Do

*Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing


Note:

(a)    Sponsored by Instant Postum and CBS TV sets. Bing talks about sending parcels for Christmas as many countries have different rules as to what can be included.


No. 269  1st December 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*We're In The Money
*The Nearness Of You
*Back In Your Own Backyard
*Blue Star

Note:

(a)       The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes and also Hallmark Remembrance Albums. Bing talks about mail being sent by rocket and other future developments. Also, Bing asks youngsters to write to him on the subject of "What Christmas means to me".


No. 270  2nd December 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer   (b)

*Angel Bells                                        (c)

*The First Snowfall                             (d)


Notes:

(a)        Sponsored by Instant Postum. Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about Youngtown in Arizona, a new retirement community. Ken Carpenter asks parents to have their children write to Bing on the subject of "What Christmas means to me".

(b)        Decca L5694-A  22.6.50

(c)        Decca L8527   1.7.55

(d)        Decca L8806  22.11.55


No. 271  5th December 1955


Songs not known


No. 272  6th December 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Look To Your Heart                 (b)

*It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (c)

*Something In Common


Notes:

(a)        The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes and Hallmark Cards. Bing says there are no geniuses in the world today according to an article by Delbert Clark. Ken Carpenter again asks parents to have their children write to Bing on the subject of "What Christmas means to me". 

(b)       Decca L8817  23.11.55

(c)       Decca L6462-A  1.10.51

No. 273  7th December 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*The Longest Walk                (b)

*The Next Time It Happens   (c)

*Gone Fishin'                         (d)         with Louis Armstrong


Notes:

(a)       Bing and Ken Carpenter promote CBS TV sets. Jazz is being added to the USA cultural exchange programme and Bing outlines the details. Also, Bing asks youngsters to write to him on the subject of "What Christmas means to me".
(b)             Decca L8821  23.11.55
(c)             Decca L8808  22.11.55
(d)       Decca L6262  25.4.51

No. 274  8th December 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again

*That's The Way Love Goes

*Is Christmas Only A Tree?       (b)

*Something In Common


Notes:

(a)        The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes and Hallmark notepapers. Ken Carpenter tells Bing that a real estate company has filed a claim for the moon and he wonders if Bing is going to buy some acreage there. Ken also asks parents to have their children write to Bing on the subject of "What Christmas means to me".
(b)        Decca L8820  23.11.55


No. 275  9th December 1955 (a)


*Something In Common
*Silver Bells                                 (b)   with Carol Richards
*
Oh! Look At Me Now
*White Christmas                      (c)

Notes:

(a)       Ken Carpenter promotes the $100,000 free-for-all Frigidaire competition. Bing talks about Mike Romanoff., the Hollywood restauranteur, and other prominent restaurant owners.

(b)       Decca L5832    8.9.50

(c)       Decca L4374-A  19.3.47


No. 276  12th December 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Moments To Remember            (b)

  Tina Marie                                          Lindsay Crosby

*Rock Around The Clock                    with Lindsay Crosby

*Suddenly There's A Valley         (c)

*Something In Common


Notes:

(a)     Bing asks youngsters to write to him saying "What Christmas Means to Me" with the winner reading their letter on the forthcoming "Christmas Sing with Bing" show. Later, Ken Carpenter promotes Christmas Seals.
(b)    Decca L8819  23.11.55
(c)    Decca L8818  23.11.55


No. 277  13th December 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

*Domani

*Is Christmas Only A Tree?       (b)


Notes:

(a)        The program promotes Philip Morris Cigarettes and Hallmark Christmas Cards. Bing and Ken Carpenter discuss the new female police officers in Rome and their uniforms. Ken again asks parents to have their children write to Bing on the subject of "What Christmas means to me". The winning entry is to be read on the forthcoming "Christmas Sing with Bing".
(b)        Decca L8820  23.11.55


No. 278  14th December 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*The Longest Walk                       (b)

*Christmas Is A-Comin'                (c)

*La Vie En Rose                           (d)


Notes:

(a)       The program promotes CBS TV sets. Ken Carpenter shows Bing a new book called "Should Women Be Our Slaves".
(b)             Decca L8821  23.11.55
(c)       Decca L8805  22.11.55
(d)       Decca W84781  16.5.53


No. 279  15th December 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*The First Snowfall                     (b)

*Twelve Days Of Christmas        (c)   with The Andrews Sisters

*Something In Common


Notes:

(a)        The program advertises Philip Morris Cigarettes and Hallmark Christmas cards. Bing tells Ken Carpenter about a man in England with extreme money-saving behaviour. Later, Ken promotes the Food Crusade.

(b)       Decca L8806  22.11.55

(c)        Decca L5004-A  10.5.49


No. 280  16th December 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Silver Bells                                   (b)   with Carol Richards

*Suddenly There's A Valley           (c)

*Autumn Leaves                            (d)


Notes:

(a)       Bing talks about the sea-going armed forces and their religious faith before going on to discuss Father Keller's book "Make Each Day Count". Ken Carpenter promotes the "Christmas Sing with Bing" programme to be heard on Christmas Eve.

(b)       Decca L5832  8.9.50

(c)       Decca L8818  23.11.55

(d)         Decca L5826  7.9.50


No. 281  19th December 1955 (a)


*Something In Common

*Here Comes Santa Claus           (b)   with The Andrews Sisters

*Faith Of Our Fathers                  (c)

*Look To Your Heart                  (d)

*Something In Common


Notes:

(a)                Bing and Ken Carpenter talk about Christmas trees and this leads on to a discussion about freedom. Later, Ken Carpenter promotes Christmas Seals.

(b)       Decca L5005-A  10.5.49

(c)       Decca L3027-A  8.6.42

(d)       Decca L8817  23.11.55


No. 282  20th December 1955