1953 - 1954 Season with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra.  Produced by Bill Morrow and Murdo MacKenzie

The audience share is 6.0 for the season which earns the show seventh place in the Nielsen ratings. The game show People Are Funny takes top position with a rating of 8.4 and it is clear that the public has deserted radio for television.

 

No. 40  27th September 1953  (a)    

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (15th September 1953).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Gary Crosby.

 

  Opening Theme                                                         (a)        John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Down By The Riverside                                            (b)       

*Vaya Con Dios                                                         (c)       

  Gambler’s Guitar                                                                  Gary Crosby

*What A Little Moonlight Can Do                               (d)       with Gary Crosby

  Discussion                                                                (a)        Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*Embrasse-Moi Bien                                                  (e)       

  Dancing In The Dark (Schwartz)                                (a)        John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*The Magic Window                                                  (f)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Radical changes are apparent in the opening show of Bing’s last major radio series. The mid-week slot that he had enjoyed for some eighteen years has been moved to Sundays. The commercials have been dropped in favour of quasi-political discussions between Bing and Ken Carpenter which apart from being somewhat puerile, are rather out of character.  Bing seems a little ‘tongue in cheek’ about the whole thing and it is hard to believe that anyone could have taken this hogwash, seriously. (A note has been made, merely to signify the position that these discussions’ occupied in the programmes - the so-called ‘themes’ are hardly worth further reference.) 

Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires have vanished without explanation and a regular spot is established for the Orchestra which Bing explains thus, “....I  thought it would be a good idea if, from time to time, on this programme, John played a number which would serve to exhibit the virtuosity of his musicians and also to demonstrate the wide scope of John’s ability as an arranger and conductor”. 

Many might regard the most startling innovation to be the axing of Bing Crosby’s familiar signature tune which is replaced by an orchestral piece, described by Bing in this first programme as, “...a yet untitled melody, by Victor Young” and indeed, the title remains a mystery for the remainder of the series.

(b)        A unique solo rendition of his hit duet with son, Gary.

            Commercial Recording 4.11.53

(c)        Commercial Recording 31.12.53

(d)       This is the version of the song that was mastered for commercial release.

            Commercial Recording 4.11.53 (note discrepancy in dates)

(e)        This is the version of the song (with English lyrics) which was mastered for commercial release.

            Commercial Recordings 16.5.53 (Separate versions in English and French)

(f)        Commercial Recording 12.3.53

 

“Sunday is now Bingsday on CBS Radio and no matter where you move him, the loyal will find him.  His voice and personality have the magic of the Pied Piper and even without his long-time ‘themer’ (“Blue of the Night’) he’ll be fished out of the receiver.  To many, the crooner may have given the impression that he’s easing off and letting another generation carry on but that’s his style. If it doesn’t fit snugly into his range, he’s let it alone.  From the swingy ‘Down By The Riverside’ down through ballad, whimsy and romance, he lilted his larynx in approved Crosby style which is still good enough to warm ears and excite the senses.  In the guest slot was son, Gary who sounds and acts like out of the same pod as pere Crosby.  In duet their voices were so well matched, they couldn’t be told apart.  The youngster also had a good sense of timing and should carry the name long after El Bingo has retired to Fort Knox.  The comedy was on the short side, the usual sharp wit of Bill Morrow being held to a minimum.  The patter that passed between Bing and Ken Carpenter and the humorous lead-ins provided the only light touches.  John Scott’s filigreeing orchestration shone brightly in ‘Dancing in the Dark’ and co-production of Morrow and Murdo MacKenzie was grooved to the Crosby lining.  General Electric preferred to have cross talk about people, rather than "move merchandise".  For an encore the singing Crosby’s appear again next week”

(“Variety” 30th September 1953)


Bing Crosby returned to the air this week in good voice and a gay old mood. There was a time a few years ago when Crosby was developing an unfortunate habit of slurring his ballads, as in “Golden Earrings.”  But there was no trace of that this week. His “Vaya Con Dios,” while somewhat slower than the Les Paul-Mary Ford version, was as clear as his best record hits. His guest this week—and again next week was his son, Gary, who seems to sound more like Crosby every time he’s heard. He gave out with a snappy “Gambler’s Guitar,” and then joined his dad in a cute duet. John Scott Trotter’s ork got its turn with a plush “Dancing in the Dark.” In a season in which Crosby is due to bow on TV on a somewhat regular basis, it’s worth noting that his current radio show is strictly a radio show, consisting of songs and pleasant chatter. While his zillions of fans would no doubt flock to see him do no more than that, it is nevertheless to be hoped that Bing will pay some attention to develop a really televisable format.

(Gene Plotnik, Billboard, October 10, 1953)

 

No. 41  4th October 1953

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (15th September 1953).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Gary Crosby.

 

  Opening Theme                                                         John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Keep It Gay                                                  (a)       

*Violets And Violins                                       (b)       

*Tenderfoot                                                    (c)       

  Hey, Joe!                                                                  Gary Crosby

*Down By The Riverside                                (d)        with Gary Crosby

  Discussion                                                                 Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*Mademoiselle De Paris                                 (e)       

  Song Of India (Rimsky Korsakov)                            John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*No Other Love                                              (f)       

  Closing Theme                                                          John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        BingCrosby Archive digital release “Shall We Dance?” January,2011

            Although he never recorded this item and it was only a minor hit for Perry Como, Bing, obviously liked the song, written by Rodgers & Hammerstein, for “Me And Juliet”, using it several times in the GE series and also his later radio programmes with Buddy Cole.

(b)        Bing points out that this is the English version (lyrics by Jack Lawrence) of the song, “Mon Coeur Est Un Violon” which had been used previously in the series.  It was revived, in 1960, as, “Love Is Like A Violin” with words by Jimmy Kennedy.   

            Commercial Recording 12.3.53.

(c)        Refer to Programme No. 37 - Note (c) and Index 4

            Commercial Recording 10.2.53

(d)       This is the version of the song which was mastered for commercial release.

            Commercial Recording 4.11.53.  Note discrepancy in dates.

(e)        The version of the song with English lyrics is used.

            Commercial Recordings 16.5.53  (Separate versions in English and French)

(f)        Commercial Recording 31.12.53

 

No. 42  11th October 1953

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (20th September 1953).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Rosemary Clooney.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*C.O.D.                                                                                 

*I Love Paris                                                               (a)       

  Lonely Am I                                                                          Rosemary Clooney

*That’s Amore (That’s Love)                                      (b)        with Rosemary Clooney

 

Medley:                                                                       (b)

  Carry Me Back To Old Virginny                                           Rosemary Clooney

*The Lost Chord                                                                                

*Little Brown Jug                                                                   with Rosemary Clooney

*Sweet Genevieve                                                                  with Rosemary Clooney

          {All with Buddy Cole - Organ}

 

  Ebb Tide (Sigman/Maxwell)                                                 John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*It’s Easy To Remember                                            (c)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        BingCrosby Archive digital release “With All My Heart” January,2011

            Bing Crosby Enterprises CD "Le Bing: Song Hits Of Paris"

            Commercial Recording 31.12.53

            This is the version of the song that was mastered for commercial release     

(b)        Collectors’ Choice CCM21622 "Bing & Rosie - The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions"

(c)        Commercial Recordings 21.2.35; 3.5.54 and 25.6.76 (See Index 4) 

 

No. 43  18th October 1953   

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (20th September 1953).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Rosemary Clooney.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*They All Laughed                                                     (a)       

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*P.S. I Love You                                                       (b)        with Ziggy Elman (Trumpet)

  You’re In Kentucky, Sure As You’re Born                            Rosemary Clooney

*Allez-Vous-En (Go Away)                                       (c)       

*Shine On Harvest Moon                                           (d)        with Rosemary Clooney

*Buckle Down Winsocki                                            (e)         with Rosemary Clooney

*Indian Summer                                                         (g)         with Rosemary Clooney

  Tropicana (de Paul)                                                               John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*The Song From “Moulin Rouge”                               (g)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 12.6.56

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

            Japanese MCA9301 - “Bing Crosby Radio Show”

            United Artists UAK30115 - “The Golden Age Of American Radio Starring Bing Crosby”

            Precision Records & Tapes NCP707 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years, Volume 2”

GNP Crescendo GNPD9051(CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years”  (Recording date shewn on these last two issues as  4.10.53)

            Double Play GRF016 (CD) - “Everything I Have Is Yours”

            Echo Jazz EJCD12 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - Big Band Days”

Intertape CD500.027 (CD) - “Bing Crosby”

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

Bing Crosby Enterprises CD - "Bing Crosby Sings The Johnny Mercer Songbook"

(c)        Bing Crosby Enterprises CD "Le Bing: Song Hits Of Paris"

            Commercial Recording 23.6.60

(d)       Readers Digest RD4-138-7 - “Bing Sings Again”

Collectors’ Choice CCM21622 “Bing & Rosie - The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions”

            Commercial Recording Dec 1960      

(e)        Collectors’ Choice CCM21622 “Bing & Rosie - The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions”

(f)        Commercial Recording 7.2.51

(g)       Bing Crosby Enterprises CD "Le Bing: Song Hits Of Paris"

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

            Precision Records & Tapes NCP704 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years, Volume 1”

Collectors’ Choice CCM21622 “Bing & Rosie - The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions”

            Recording date shewn on above two issues as 22.11.53!

            Echo Jazz EJCD12 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - Big Band Days”

            United Artists UAK30115 - “The Golden Age Of American Radio Starring Bing Crosby”

 

No. 44  25th October 1953

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (18th October 1953).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jane Morgan.

 

  Opening Theme                                                         (a)        John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Row, Row, Row                                                       (b)       

*My Love, My Love                                                   (c)       

*Valencia                                                                               

  April In Portugal                                                                    Jane Morgan   

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*C’Est Si Bon                                                             (d)       with Jane Morgan

  The Donkey Serenade (Friml/Stothart)                                   John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Everybody Loves My Baby                                       (e)        with Dixieland Ensemble       

*Vaya Con Dios                                                          (f)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        There is more by-play between Bing and Ken Carpenter, during the introduction to “Valencia”, regarding the curious change of signature tune:

            B.C. “.....beautiful Valencia, where the blue of the Mediterranean meets the gold of the oranges”

            K.C .”Say, that reminds me, whatever became of your old theme song?”

            B.C. “Well, Kenneth, we’re giving it a bit of a breather or, as they say around ‘The Downs’,

we’re putting it out to grass”

            (This is the last reference to this matter during the series and we are no closer to discovering the title of the replacement piece)

(b)        Commercial Recording 8.6.51

            This is the version of the song that was mastered for commercial release

(c)        Commercial Recording 31.12.53

(d)       Bing Crosby Enterprises CD "Le Bing: Song Hits Of Paris"

            Commercial Recording 15.10.61

(e)        Koala K014207 - “You Keep Coming Back Like A Song” (This issue has been placed here, for no other reason than a very distinctive pattern of closing applause)

            Precision Records & Tapes NCP704 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years –

Volume 1” (Transcription) date shewn as 8.11.53

            GNP/Crescendo GNPD9052 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years”

            BCE 6 (CD) “Bing in Dixieland”

The personnel of the “Ensemble” are not named but might include some or all of those mentioned for Programme No. 25 Note (b)

(f)        Precision Records & Tapes NCP707 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years - Volume 2” (Date

shewn as 24.9.53)

            Koala AW 14129 - “Swing With Bing  Shewn as, “Vuja Con Dios

            GNP/Crescendo GNPD9052 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years”

            Commercial Recording 31.12.53

 

No. 45  1st November 1953

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (4th October 1953).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Gary Crosby.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Keep it Gay                                                                          

*It’s Easy To Remember                                            (a)       

  Comedy Dialogue                                                                 Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby

  Hey, Joe!                                                                              Gary Crosby

*What A Little Moonlight Can Do                               (b)        with Gary Crosby

*Granada                                                                    (c)       

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*Oh! How I Laugh When I Think How I Cried About You

                                                                                   (d)       with Dixieland Ensemble

  Temptation (Brown)                                                              John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*I Love Paris                                                               (e)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recordings 21.2.35; 3.5.54 and 25.6.76 (See Index 4)

(b)        Commercial Recording 4.11.53

            This is the version of the song that was mastered for commercial release

(c)        Commercial Recording 5.2.51

(d)       BCE 6 (CD) “Bing in Dixieland”

(e)        Commercial Recording 31.12.53 (See also Programme No. 42 Note (b)

 

No. 46  8th November 1953

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (4th October 1953).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Gary Crosby.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*They All Laughed                                                     (a)       

*Mon Coeur Est Un Violon                                        (b)       

  Gambler’s Guitar                                                                  Gary Crosby (Perry Botkin - Guitar)

*Down By The Riverside                                           (c)         with Gary Crosby

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*Everybody Loves My Baby                                                  with Dixieland Ensemble

  Ebb Tide (Sigman/Maxwell)                                                  John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Walk Me By The River                                             (d)       with Buddy Cole (Organ)

*No Other Love                                                         (e)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 12.6.56

(b)        Commercial Recording 16.5.53

            This is the version of the song that was mastered for commercial release

(c)        Commercial Recording 4.11.53 (See also Programme No. 41 Note (d))

(d)       Commercial Recording 10.2.53

(e)        Commercial Recording 31.12.53

 

No. 47  15th November 1953

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (8th November 1953).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Peggy Lee.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Pa-Paya Mama                                                          (a)       

*La Seine                                                                     (b)       

  I’ve Got A Crush On You                                                     Peggy Lee

*’S Wonderful                                                                        with Peggy Lee

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

 

Medley:

*Collegiate                                                                              with Peggy Lee

*Ain’t We Got Fun                                                                  with Peggy Lee

*Betty Co-Ed                                                                          with Peggy Lee

*The Varsity Drag                                                                   with Peggy Lee

 

  The March From The Love Of

Three Oranges (Prokofiev)                              (c)        John Scott Trotter Orchestra              

*Vaya Con Dios                                                         (d)      

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Limited Edition Club JGB1005 – “Slightly Latin” 

(The above-mentioned issue has been allocated to the first hearing of this item although this is identical to the version heard on Programme No. 49)

(b)        Commercial Recording 16.5.53

(c)        John Scott has entitled his arrangement of this well-known classical piece, “Two Oranges And A Lemon”

(d)       Commercial Recording 31.12.53

 

No. 48 22nd November 1953

 

Transcribed in Hollywood.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Rosemary Clooney.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Y’All Come                                                              (a)       

*Oh!                                                                                       

  It’s A Most Unusual Day                                                      Rosemary Clooney

*Something To Remember You By                             (b)       with Rosemary Clooney

  Discussion                                                                            Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*That’s Amore (That’s Love)                                                 with Rosemary Clooney

*Think                                                                                    

*Granada                                                                    (c)       

  Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers (Jessel)                             John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Changing Partners                                                     (d)      with Marie Green

  Closing Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 14.11.53

            This is the version of the song which was mastered for commercial release.

(b)        Collectors’ Choice CCM21622 “Bing & Rosie - The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions”

Commercial Recording 22.2.75

(c)        Commercial Recording 5.2.51

(d)       Bing Crosby Archive digital release “Shall We Dance?”January, 2011

            Commercial Recording 14.11.53

As Bing worked without a supporting vocal group for virtually all of this last season for GE, the origins of  Miss Marie Green” who, on this occasion, provides the soprano obbligato, are not known.

 

No. 49  29th November 1953

           

Transcribed in Hollywood (8th November 1953).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Peggy Lee.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Pa-Paya Mama                                                                                 

*Valencia                                                                               

  You And The Night And The Music                                      Peggy Lee

  Invitation (Kaper)                                                                 John Scott Trotter Orchestra  

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

  What Is This Thing Called Love?                                           Peggy Lee

*Exactly Like You                                                      (a)        with Peggy Lee

*You Are Too Beautiful                                              (b)       

*I Got Rhythm                                                            (c)        with Peggy Lee & Dixieland Ensemble

*They Can’t Take That Away From Me                     (d)        with Peggy Lee

*P.S. I Love You                                                                   

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 19.2.57

(b)        Commercial Recording 1.12.53

(c)        Commercial Recording 22.2.75

(d)       Commercial Recording 12.11.47

 

No. 50  6th December 1953

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (15th November 1953).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Rosemary Clooney.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Gypsy In My Soul                                                    (a)       

*Allez-Vous-En (Go Away)                                       (b)       

  Happy Christmas, Little Friend                                              Rosemary Clooney

*You’re Just In Love                                                  (c)        with Rosemary Clooney

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

 

Medley:

*These Foolish Things                                                (d)        with Rosemary Clooney

*We Just Couldn’t Say “Goodbye”                                         with Rosemary Clooney

*You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To                                 with Rosemary Clooney

 

  Temptation (Brown)                                                             John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*My Love, My Love                                                   (e)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing Crosby Archive digital release “Shall We Dance?”January, 2011

            The rendition is identical to a version which appears on Broadway BR111 - “Crosbyana” but on this issue, during prolonged applause, Bing can be heard saying, “Thank you”.  No such response is apparent on any of the three versions used on General Electric.

(b)        Commercial Recording 23.6.60

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

Collectors’ Choice CCM21622 “Bing & Rosie - The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions”

(d)       Commercial Recording 15.12.44

(e)        Commercial Recording 31.12.53

 

No. 51  13th December 1953

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (15th November 1953).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Ella Fitzgerald.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Row, Row, Row                                                       (a)       

*Think                                                                                    

  Moanin’ Low                                                                        Ella Fitzgerald

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*Silver Bells                                                                (b)        with Ella Fitzgerald

*White Christmas                                                        (c)        with Ella Fitzgerald

  Theme From ‘Limelight’ (Chaplin)                             (d)        John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*The Song From “Moulin Rouge”                                                     

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 8.6.51

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

Collectors’ Choice CD CCM2161 “The Crosby Christmas Sessions”

Commercial Recording 8.9.50

(c)        Comparatively rare, up to this time, for Bing to share a duet on this song.

            Parrot PARCD 002 - “My Happiness”

            Shout! CD DK 31517 “Swingin’ With Bing”

            Commercial Recordings 29.5.42, 19.3.47, 10.4.54 & 24.12.55

(d)       Also known as “Terry’s Theme” and/or “Eternally”

 

No. 52  20th December 1953  (a)

 

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

 

*Adeste Fideles                                                          (b)        with Rhythmaires

*Sleigh Ride                                                               (c)         with Rhythmaires

*The Christmas Song                                                  (d)      

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

*Jingle Bells                                                                (f)        with Rhythmaires

 

Medley:                                                          

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

*Away In A Manger                                                   (g)        with Rhythmaires

*O Little Town Of Bethlehem                                     (h)       

*The First Nowell                                                       (g)        with Rhythmaires

 

  The Toy Trumpet (Scott)                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*White Christmas                                                       (i)         with Rhythmaires

*Silent Night                                                               (j)        with Rhythmaires

  Silent Night                                                                           Closing Theme - Rhythmaires

 

Notes:

(a)        An isolated appearance by Rhythmaires led to some misgivings regarding the origins of this programme which proved to be, unfounded.  In fact, the songs with The Rhythmaires were all recorded on November 30, 1952 and inserted into this programme.

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

Collectors’ Choice CD CCM2161 “The Crosby Christmas Sessions”

Commercial Recordings 1934, 12.11.35 & 8.6.42

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

(d)       Commercial Recording  19.3.47

(e)        Commercial Recording 22.6.50

(f)        Commercial Recording 27.9.43

(g)        Collectors’ Choice CD CCM2161 “The Crosby Christmas Sessions”

Commercial Recordings 31.5.49 & 24.12.55

(h)        Collectors’ Choice CD CCM2161 “The Crosby Christmas Sessions”

Commercial Recording 24.12.55

(i)         Collectors’ Choice CD CCM2161 “The Crosby Christmas Sessions”

Commercial Recordings 29.5.42, 19.3.47, 10.4.54 & 24.12.55

(j)         Collectors’ Choice CD CCM2161 “The Crosby Christmas Sessions”

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

 

No. 53  27th December 1953

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (22nd November 1953)  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Ella Fitzgerald.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Love Is Just Around The Corner                              (a)                   

*It’s All Right With Me                                              (b)       

  Someone To Watch Over Me                                               Ella Fitzgerald

  Looking For A Boy                                                               Ella Fitzgerald

*Istanbul (Not Constantinople)                                   (c)        with Ella Fitzgerald

  Night And Day (Porter)                                                        John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*You Are Too Beautiful                                             (d)      

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recordings 9.11.34 & 3.5.54

(b)        Commercial Recording 2.12.78 (Release date)

(c)        Parrot PARCD 002 (CD) - “My Happiness”

            Shout! CD DK 31517 “Swingin’ With Bing”           

(d)       Commercial Recording 1.12.53

 

No. 54  3rd January 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Connie Russell.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Gypsy In My Soul                                                               

*Granada                                                                    (a)       

  My Kinda Love                                                                    Connie Russell

*That’s Amore (That’s Love)                                                  with Connie Russell

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You                    (b)                               

  The Beer Barrel Polka (Vejvoda)                                          John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Secret Love                                                               (c)       

*Vaya Con Dios                                                         (d)      

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:                        

(a)        Commercial Recording 5.2.51

(b)        Superbudget RIS J 3612 - “Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby”

(The above-mentioned issue has been allocated to the first hearing of this item although this is identical to the versions heard on Programmes Nos.56 & 58).

            Commercial Recording 31.12.53

(c)        Commercial Recording 31.12.53

 

No. 55  10th January 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood.  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Gary Crosby.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Great Day                                                                 (a)       

*Stranger In Paradise                                                  (b)       

  Ricochet                                                                                Gary Crosby   

*Down By The Riverside                                            (c)        with Gary Crosby

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*Think                                                                                    

  Begin The Beguine (Porter)                                                   John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*The Song From “Moulin Rouge”                                                     

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

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

            Japanese MCA9301 - “Bing Crosby Radio Show”

            Precision Records & Tapes NCP710 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years - Volume 3”

            GNP Crescendo GNPD-9052 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years”

            Intertape CD500.027 (CD) - “Bing Crosby”

            Double Play GRF016 (CD) - “Everything I Have Is Yours”

            Commercial Recording 24.2.75

(b)        Precision Records & Tapes Ltd NCP704 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years, Volume 1”

            (Transcription) date shewn as 3.1.54.

            Koala AW14129 - “Swing With Bing”

            GNP/Crescendo GNPD9051 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years”. (Date shewn as 3.1.54)

            Commercial Recording 31.12.53

(c)        Commercial Recording 4.11.53

 

No. 56  17th January 1954  

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (3rd January 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Helen O’Connell.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart                           (a)

*It’s All Right With Me                                                 (b)       

  Ebb Tide                                                                               Helen O’Connell

*Sometimes I’m Happy                                                 (c)      with Helen O’Connell

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You                                                                                         

  Stranger In Paradise (Wright/Forrest)                                    John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Oh!                                                                                       

*Secret Love                                                               (d)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing Crosby Archive digital release “Shall We Dance?”January, 2011

(b)        Commercial Recording 2.12.78 (Re-mastering date)

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

(d)        Commercial Recording 31.12.53

 

No. 57  24th January 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (3rd January 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter. With Gary Crosby.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Hallelujah!                                                                (a)           

*You Are Too Beautiful                                             (b)       

  Woman (Uh-Huh)                                                                 Gary Crosby (Bobby Guy - Trumpet)

*Call Of The South                                                     (c)        with Gary Crosby

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*Oh! How I Laugh When I Think How I Cried About You            

  Song Of India (Rimsky Korsakov)                                        John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Stranger In Paradise                                                  (d)       

*No Other Love                                                         (e)      

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

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

(b)        Commercial Recording 1.12.53

(c)        Bing mentions the following musicians participating in this item: Red Nichols (Cornet); Matty

Matlock (Clarinet); Ted Vesley (Trombone); Phil Stevens (Bass); Dave Harris (Saxophone);

Nick Fatool (Drums); Perry Botkin (Guitar) and Mel Henke (Piano).

            (This is the version of the song that was mastered for commercial release.)

            Commercial Recording 31.12.53

(d)       Commercial Recording 31.12.53

(e)       Commercial Recording 31.12.53

 

No. 58  31st January 1954   

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (Transcribed 3rd January 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Connie Russell.

 

  Opening Theme                                                         John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Gypsy In My Soul                                                               

*Allez-Vous-En (Go Away)                           (a)       

  You’ve Changed                                                       Connie Russell

*Istanbul (Not Constantinople)                                    with Connie Russell & Ziggy Elman (Trumpet)

  Discussion                                                                 Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You                                         

  Braziliera (Masters)                                                   John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Keep It Gay                                                                         

*It’s Easy To Remember                                (b)       

  Closing Theme                                                          John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 23.6.60

(b)        See Index 4

            Commercial Recordings 21.2.35 & 3.5.54

 

No. 59  7th February 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (Transcribed 3rd January 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Helen O’Connell.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Love Is Just Around The Corner                             (a)       

*Secret Love                                                            (b)       

  In The Still Of The Night                                                        Helen O’Connell

*The Surrey With The Fringe On Top                       (c)          with Helen O’Connell

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*Granada                                                                 (d)      

  March Of The Siamese Children (Rodgers)                          John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*The Song From “Moulin Rouge”                                                                 

  Closing Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recordings 9.11.34 & 3.5.54

(b)        Commercial Recording 31.12.53

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

            Japanese MCA9301 - “Bing Crosby Radio Show”

Precision Records & Tapes NCP711 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years - Volume 4”

            (Transcription) date shewn as 24.1.54

            GNP Crescendo GNPD-9051 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years”

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

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

            Date shewn as 24.1.54

(d)       Commercial Recording 5.2.51

 

No. 60  14th February 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (27th January 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Ella Fitzgerald.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                   John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Everybody Loves My Baby                                                 

*My Love, My Love                                                   (a)       

  Taking A Chance On Love                                                    Ella Fitzgerald

*That’s A-Plenty                                                         (b)       with Ella Fitzgerald

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*Violets And Violins                                                   (c)       

  Dancing In The Dark (Schwartz)                                            John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*No Other Love                                                         (d)      

*Embrasse-Moi Bien                                                   (e)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 3.12.53

(b)        Parrot PARCD002 (CD) - “My Happiness”

            Shout! CD DK 31516 “Swingin’ With Bing”

            Commercial Recording 17.11.52 (Mastering date)    

(c)        Commercial Recording 12.3.53

(d)        Commercial Recording 31.12.53

(e)        The version of the song with English lyrics is used

            Commercial Recording 16.5.53 (Separate versions in English and French)

 

No. 61  21st February 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (17th February 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With the Four Aces.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*The Jones Boy                                                           (a)       

*Changing Partners                                                      (b)       

  So Long                                                                                The Four Aces

*(The Gang That Sang) “Heart Of My Heart”              (c)        with The Four Aces

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*That’s What A Rainy Day Is For                               (d)       

  Begin The Beguine (Porter)                                                   John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*You Go To My Head                                                (e)      

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Koala AW 14129 - “Swing With Bing”

            Precision Records & Tapes NCP707 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years - Volume 2”

            (Transcription) date shewn as 17.2.54)

            GNP/Crescendo GNPD9052 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years” (Shewn as ‘The Jones Boys’)

(b)        Bing Crosby Archive digital release “Shall We Dance?”January, 2011

            Precision Records & Tapes NCP704 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years - Volume 1” (Transcription) date shewn as 24.2.53

            Koala AW14129 - “Swing With Bing”

            GNP/Crescendo GNPD9052 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years”

            Commercial Recording 14.11.53

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

(d)        Koala K014207 - “You Keep Coming Back Like A Song”

(e)       United Artists UAK30115 - “The Golden Age Of American Radio Starring Bing Crosby”

            HRB Music BCP1001 - “Bing Crosby And Friends”

            Japanese MCA9301 - “Bing Crosby Radio Show”

            Double Play GRF016 (CD) - “Everything I Have Is Yours”

            Intertape CD500.027 (CD) - “Bing Crosby”

            Precision Records & Tapes NCP704 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years - Volume 1”

            (Transcription) date shewn as 13.5.53

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

            (Date shewn as 13.5.53)

            (In spite of the dates offered, the last two issues are among others, listed above, which retain a fragment of original dialogue from this particular programme)

 

No. 62  28th February 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (17th February 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With the Four Aces.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Singin’ In The Rain                                                   (a)       

*Young At Heart                                                        (b)       

  Organ Grinder’s Swing                                                          The Four Aces

*Tell Me Why                                                             (c)       with The Four Aces

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*Changing Partners                                                     (d)      

  Triumphal March from ‘Peter And The Wolf’ (Prokofiev)     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Answer Me (Mutterlein)                                            (e)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Precision Records & Tapes NCP704 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years - Volume 1”

            (Transcription) date shewn as 17.2.54

            Koala AW14129 - “Swing With Bing”

            GNP/Crescendo GNPD9052 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years” (Date shewn as 17.2.54)

            Commercial Recording 30.4.62

(b)        Collectors’ Choice CD CCM21592 “Bing Sings The Sinatra Songbook”

Commercial Recording 29.1.54

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

            Japanese MCA9301 - “Bing Crosby Radio Show”

            United Artists UAK30115 - “The Golden Age Of American Radio Starring Bing Crosby”

            Readers Digest RD4-138-7 - “Bing Sings Again”

(d)       Commercial Recording 14.11.53

(e)        Koala K014207 - “You Keep Coming Back Like A Song”

            Precision Records & Tapes NCP704 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years - Volume 1”

            (Transcription) date shewn as 24.2.54

            GNP/Crescendo GNPD9052 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years” (Date shewn as 24.2.54)

 

No. 63  7th March 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (28th February 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Jana Mason.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*(Oh! Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely                            (a)       

*But Beautiful                                                            (b)       

  Can’t Help LovinDat Man                                                   Jana Mason

*I Still Suits Me                                                          (c)        with Jana Mason

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*That’s What A Rainy Day Is For                                                     

  Deep In My Heart, Dear (Romberg)                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Secret Love                                                               (d)      

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 29.1.54

(b)        Commercial Recording 13.11.47

(c)        Commercial Recording 17.3.47

(d)       Commercial Recording 31.12.53

 

No. 64  14th March 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (28th February 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Peggy King.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell                   (a)       

*Young At Heart                                                       (b)       

  Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody                      Peggy King

*That’s Amore (That’s Love)                                                  with Peggy King

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*(Oh! Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely                            (c)       

  The Beer Barrel Polka (Vejvoda)                                          John Scott Trotter Orchestra

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

*Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral                                         (e)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Limited Edition Club JGB1005 – “Slightly Latin”

(The above-mentioned issue has been allocated to the first hearing of this item although this is identical to the version heard on Programme No. 69)

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

            Japanese MCA9301 - “Bing Crosby Radio Show”

            United Artists UAK30115 - “The Golden Age Of American Radio Starring Bing Crosby”

            Precision Records & Tapes NCP704 - “Bing Crosby - The Radio Years - Volume 1”

            (Transcription) date shewn as 10.3.54

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

            (Date shewn as 10.3.53)

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

            Collectors’ Choice CD CCM21592 “Bing Sings The Sinatra Songbook”

            Commercial Recording 29.1.54

(c)        Commercial Recording 29.1.54

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

            Commercial Recording 7.8.45

(e)        Commercial Recording 7.7.44 & 17.7.45

 

No. 65  21st March 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (14th March 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Frank Sinatra.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*The Jones Boy                                                                                  

*Granada                                                                    (a)       

  Young At Heart                                                                     Frank Sinatra

 

  Medley: (b)

*Among My Souvenirs                                                (c)        with Frank Sinatra

*September Song                                                        (d)        with Frank Sinatra

*As Time Goes By                                                      (e)        with Frank Sinatra

 

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*Wanted                                                                     (f)       

  Closing Theme                                                                       John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Superbudget RIS J 3612 - “Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby”

            Commercial Recording 5.2.51

(b)        Superbudget RIS J 3612 - “Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby”

            Voice VCD1101 - “Frank Sinatra - The Live Duets 1943 - 1957”

Collectors’ Choice CD “Bing Sings The Sinatra Songbook”

(c)        Commercial Recording 22.8.46

(d)       Commercial Recording 29.12.43 & 12.9.77

(e)        Commercial Recording 20.7.76

(f)        Superbudget RIS J 3612 - “Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby” (Shewn as “I Wanted”)

 

No. 66  28th March 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (14th March 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Frank Sinatra.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*(Oh! Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely                             (a)       

*Imagination                                                               (b)       

  Take A Chance                                                                     Frank Sinatra

 

Medley:

  Till We Meet Again                                                              Frank Sinatra

*Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland                               (c)       

*There’s A Long, Long Trail                                      (d)        with Frank Sinatra

 

  Discussion                                                                            Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

  Andalucia (Lecuona                                              (e)         John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*If You Love Me (I Won't Care)                               (f)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 29.1.54

(b)        Superbudget RIS J 3612 - “Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby”

            Collectors’ Choice CD CCM21592 “Bing Sings The Sinatra Songbook”

            Commercial Recording 24.12.47

(c)        Superbudget RIS J 3612 - “Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby”

            Commercial Recording 26.2.79 (Release date)

(d)       Superbudget RIS J 3612 - “Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby”

(e)        Also known as, “The Breeze And I”

(f)        Commercial Recording 30.4.54

 

No. 67  4th April 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (21st March 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter. With Gary Crosby and Lindsay Crosby.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Rosalie                                                                      (a)       

  Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell                                 Gary Crosby

 

Medley:                                                                       (b)

*Let’s Harmonise                                                        (c)        with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*You Tell Me Your Dream                                                      with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*That’s Where My Money Goes                                              with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Oh! Tell Me Why                                                      (d)        with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Mary Jane                                                                              with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Let’s Harmonise (Reprise)                                                      with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

 

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

  From The Land Of The Sky Blue Water (Cadman)                John Scott Trotter Orchestra              

*Answer Me (Mutterlein)                                                                  

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 3.12.47

(b)        In this, the first of four such medleys, used in the closing programmes of the series, involving Bing and his two sons, it is announced that the vocal trio is supported by an instrumental quartet consisting of Perry Botkin (Ukulele/Guitar); Buddy Cole (Piano); Phil Stevens (Bass) and Nick Fatool (Drums).        

(c)        Commercial Recording 1.6.55

(d)       Commercial Recording 28.4.54

 

No. 68  11th April 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (21st March 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Gary Crosby and Lindsay Crosby.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Singin’ In The Rain                                                   (a)       

  A Dime And A Dollar                                                            Lindsay Crosby with Chorus

 

  Medley:

*Let’s Harmonise                                                        (b)        with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Doodle Doo Doo                                                                   with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*’Way Down In Jungle Town                                                   with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Tonight, You Belong To Me                                                   with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Let’s Harmonise (Reprise)                                                      with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

 

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

  Laura (Raksin)                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra (Buddy Cole - Piano)

*If You Love Me (I Won't Care)                               (c)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 30.4.62

(b)        Commercial Recording 1.6.55

(c)        Commercial Recording 30.4.54

 

No. 69  18th April 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (Transcribed 28th March 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Rosemary Clooney.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell                                          

*Wanted                                                                                            

  Bad News                                                                             Rosemary Clooney

*Easter Parade                                                          (a)         with Rosemary Clooney

*A Cock-Eyed Optimist                                                                    

*Dear Hearts And Gentle People                               (b)       

  Baubles, Bangles And Beads (Wright/Forrest)                       John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Vaya Con Dios                                                        (c)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Collectors’ Choice CCM21622 “Bing & Rosie - The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions”

Commercial Recording 1.6.42

(b)        Commercial Recording 26.10.49

(c)        Commercial Recording 31.12.53

 

No. 70  25th April 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (28th March 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Toni Arden.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*A Dime And A Dollar                                                (a)       

*Tobermory Bay                                                         (b)       

  In Paris And In Love                                                             Toni Arden

*There’s A Small Hotel                                                           with Toni Arden

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

  Tico Tico (Abreu)                                                                  John Scott Trotter Orchestra (Buddy Cole - Piano) 

*Lost In Loveliness                                                     (c)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Grappenhauser GRAP1001 - “Music, Music, Music” (Shewn as “Hoop And A Holler”)

(b)        Commercial Recording 31.3.54

(c)        Having reached this stage in the series, it comes as quite a shock to discover that this is not the version that was issued commercially.  The orchestration is different but can also be distinguished by the line, “In (the) (this) lonely night you would haunt my heart” - On radio, “the” is sung but the commercial issue prefers “this”

            Commercial Recording 31.3.54

 

No. 71  2nd May 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (4th April 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Rosemary Clooney.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra  

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

*From The Vine Came The Grape                 

   (From The Grape Came The Wine)                          (b)       

  You Make Me Feel So Young                                               Rosemary Clooney

*Woman (Uh-Huh)                                                     (c)        with Rosemary Clooney

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*You Took Advantage Of Me                                    (d)                  

  Granada (Lara)                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Wanted                                                                                            

  Closing Theme                                                                       John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing Crosby Archive digital release “Shall We Dance?”January, 2011

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

            Commercial Recording 26.6.53 (Mastering date)

(b)        Grappenhauser GRAP1001 - “Music, Music, Music” (Shewn as “From The Vine”)

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

Collectors’ Choice CCM21622 “Bing & Rosie - The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions”

Some explanation may be due regarding the title of this song.  Jose Ferrer had a minor hit with the title, as shewn, accompanied by his (then) wife, Rosemary Clooney, singing the “Uh-Huh’s”. On the flip side of the record, Miss Clooney demonstrated the other point of view, “Man (Uh-Huh)”. The version heard here is an amalgam of the two.

(d)       Commercial Recording 25.4.28 & 12.6.47

 

“When Bing Crosby celebrated his fiftieth (sic) birthday on his Sunday (2nd) CBS show with Rosemary Clooney as guest, the programme was in the casual Crosby vein, heavily spotted with song deliveries by both artists.  Relaxed banter included a few yocks with some seriousness interjected via a discourse on Communism.  Easy going Crosby’s song styling was evidenced in his vocalising of four tunes, “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”; “From The Vine Came The Grape”; “Wanted” and “You Took Advantage Of Me”.  He also dueted with Miss Clooney for a pleasant rendition of “Woman” and “Man”.  Femme also registered nicely with her chirping of “You Make Me Feel So Young”

(“Variety” 5th May 1954)

 

No. 72  9th May 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (4th April 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Gary Crosby and Lindsay Crosby.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea           (a)       

  (Oh! Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely                                          Gary Crosby   

 

  Medley:

*Let’s Harmonise                                                      (b)        with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Down By The Old Mill Stream                                (c)         with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*I’ve Been Working On The Railroad                       (d)         with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Under The Bamboo Tree                                                      with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Bye, Bye, Blues                                                       (e)         with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Let’s Harmonise (Reprise)                                                    with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

 

  Discussion                                                                            Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

  Two Guitars (Russian Trad)                                                  John Scott Trotter Orchestra (Perry Botkin - Guitar)

*Tobermory Bay                                                         (f)       

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:            

(a)        BCE 6 (CD) “Bing in Dixieland”

Commercial Recording 14.3.57

(b)        Commercial Recording 1.6.55

(c)        Commercial Recording 10.3.39

(d)       Also known as “Someone’s In The Kitchen With Dinah” or “The Levee Song”.  The words of “The Eyes Of Texas (Are Upon You)” were also set to the tune

            Commercial Recording Dec 1960

(e)        Commercial Recording 29.6.60

(f)        Commercial Recording 31.3.54         

 

No. 73  16th May 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (7th April 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Toni Arden.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*In The Good Old Summer Time                               (a)       

*Oh! Tell Me Why                                                    (b)       

  Cry My Heart                                                                       Toni Arden

*So In Love                                                               (c)        with Toni Arden

  Discussion                                                                             Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

*It’s Only A Paper Moon                                                                  

  The March Of The Siamese Children (Rodgers)                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra              

*With Every Breath I Take                                         (d)      

  Closing Theme                                                                      John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 21.5.54 & 13.9.77                                                                

(b)        Commercial Recording 28.4.54

(c)        Commercial Recording 4.1.49

(d)       Commercial Recording 9.11.34         

 

No. 74  23rd May 1954

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (7th April 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter.  With Rosemary Clooney.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*’Deed I Do                                                                (a)       

*But Beautiful                                                              (b)       

  Tomorrow, I’ll Dream And Remember                                   Rosemary Clooney

*Lily Of Laguna                                                           (c)        with Rosemary Clooney

  Discussion                                                                              Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

  The March From The Love Of Three Oranges (Prokofiev)     John Scott Trotter Orchestra              

*Answer Me (Mutterlein)                                                                  

  Closing Theme                                                                       John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)        Commercial Recording 11.6.56 & 26.2.79 (Release date)

(b)        Commercial Recording 13.11.47

(c)        Collectors’ Choice CCM21622 “Bing & Rosie - The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions”

Commercial Recording 13.3.42

 

No. 75  30th May 1954  (a)               

 

Transcribed in Hollywood (14th April 1954).  Announced by Ken Carpenter. With Gary Crosby and Lindsay Crosby.

 

  Opening Theme                                                                     John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*In The Good Old Summer Time                               (b)       

 

Medley:

*Let’s Harmonise                                                        (c)         with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*It’s A Long Way To Tipperary                                               with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*’Way Down In Jungle Town                                                   with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Moonlight Bay                                                          (d)         with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’                                                   with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Rollin’ Bones                                                                          with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

*Let’s Harmonise (Reprise)                                                      with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

 

*Oh! Tell Me Why                                                      (e)       

  Discussion                                                                               Bing Crosby & Ken Carpenter

  Tea For Two (Youmans)                                                         John Scott Trotter Orchestra (Buddy Cole - Piano)

*Secret Love                                                               (f)       

*Goodnight, Ladies                                                     (g)           with Gary & Lindsay Crosby

  Closing Theme                                                                         John Scott Trotter Orchestra

 

Notes:

(a)  This show seems to mark the abandonment of the series rather than its logical close. There were 39 shows in the first season for General Electric but this is only the 36th.  The usual ‘discussion’ between Bing and Ken Carpenter, implies that they are summing up all the previous items of this nature but astonishingly, at the close of the programme, we hear Bing saying, “I hope to see you all again, next week, when our guest will be Miss Rosemary Clooney” This information is re-iterated by Ken Carpenter in the closing announcements. In fact, it was planned that Gary Crosby would take over with his own show on the following Sunday. The confusion may have been due to Gary Crosby having a motor accident on May 24 near San Jose when a Mexican laborer called Felix Olivares (age 24) was killed. Gary was treated for a lacerated nose and an injured knee. Fortunately Gary had not been drinking but the Mexicans had been. Bing was however the recipient of suits totalling $155,000 as Gary was a minor. No charges were filed though and County officials said neither driver was at fault. Gary’s debut had to be postponed until June 13 and his radio program replaced Bing’s on CBS for the summer period of thirteen weeks before Gary began his third year at Stanford. Guests on Gary’s opening show included Jane Russell and Rhonda Fleming. Ken Carpenter was the announcer, John Scott Trotter furnished the musical support, and Bill Morrow was the writer. Murdo MacKenzie directed the show. In other words, Gary appears to have simply stepped into Bing’s shoes for the summer season.

(b)        Commercial Recording 21.5.54 & 13.9.77

(c)        Commercial Recording 1.6.55

(d)        Commercial Recording 22.3.51

(e)        Commercial Recording 28.4.54

(f)         Commercial Recording 31.12.53

(g)        Commercial Recording Dec 1960

 

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