1942-1943  Season with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra 

Audience share is 23.1 during the season which relegates the show to thirteenth place in the Hooper ratings. Bob Hope heads the tables with a rating of 40.9. Bing’s salary is $5,000 per broadcast.

 

No.  263  1st October 1942 

 

With Ken Carpenter, Mary Martin, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Victor Borge, Colonel S.R. Harris and Cass Daley.

 

*I’ve Got A Gal In Kalamazoo                                  (a)           with The Music Maids & Hal

  Welcome Back To KMH                                                       Ken Carpenter & Mary Martin

  Ten Little Soldiers                                                                   Mary Martin

 

Medley:

  Frenesi, Daddy, My Sister And I, Scatterbrain, Six Lessons

  From Madame La Zonga, I’ll Never Smile Again, Deep In

  The Heart Of Texas, There’ll Be Some Changes Made (b)      Cass Daley

 

*Conchita, Marquita Lopez                                                      with The Music Maids & Hal

*Be Careful, It’s My Heart

  Ride, Red, Ride                                                                      The Charioteers (James Sherman - Piano)

  All I Need Is You                                                                   The Charioteers (James Sherman - Piano)

*When You’re A Long, Long Way From Home

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

*Only Forever                                                                          with Mary Martin

*A Boy In Khaki, A Girl In Lace

 

Notes:

(a)                   JSP Records CD JSP6705 - "Here's Bing Crosby!"

(b)        All titles are parodied versions.

 

‘Less gab and more music has been decreed for Kraft Music Hall when Bing Crosby resumes on October 1st.  Each programme will have eight to ten numbers’

(“Variety” 23rd September 1942)


A 21-bell salute, please, Mr. Carpenter. Bing is back. Forsaking the golf course and the race track for the nonce, Mr. Crosby supplants brother Bob and again takes his place as the backbone and general raison d’être of the old KMH. The show is still same expert blend of music, comedy and guest stars and that inimitable spirited of good fellowship and effortless entertainment. In addition to the usual regulars, there are the Charioteers.

Bing starts off with Kalamazoo, and as soon as the first notes are out you know that everything is all right again. Later on he gives the old Crosby once-over to Conchita Lopez; Be Careful, It’s My Heart and Boy in Khaki, and the season’s pops come into their own…

(Shirley Frohlich, Billboard, October 10, 1942)

 

No.  264  8th October 1942  

 

With Ken Carpenter, Mary Martin, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Victor Borge, Milton Berle and Desi Arnaz.

 

*Ev’rything I’ve Got                                                                 with The Music Maids & Hal

*Love Is A Song

*Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie                                              with Mary Martin

*By The Light Of The Silvery Moon    

*White Christmas

 

(A classic example of ‘everything you read need not necessarily, be true’ occurs when, in the programme synopsis for this show, “The Chicago Daily Tribune” describes Desi Arnaz as ‘a songstress’!)

 

No.  265  15th October 1942

 

With Ken Carpenter, Mary Martin, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Victor Borge, Captain E.J. Burns, Charles Ruggles and Cass Daley.

 

*I’ve Got A Girl In Kalamazoo                                     with The Music Maids & Hal

  Take Back Your Gold                                                Mary Martin

  It’s The Last Time I’ll Fall In Love                              Cass Daley

*At Last

  Jeg Elsker Dig (Ich Liebe Dich) (Grieg)                       Victor Borge (Piano)

  De Glory Road                                                           The Charioteers

*People Like You And Me                               (a)        with Mary Martin

  I’m Getting Tired So I Can Sleep                                Mary Martin with The Music Maids & Hal

*My Buddy                                                      (b)

  Dance Of The Spanish Onion (Rose)                          The John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*My Devotion                                                  (a)

 

Note:

(a)        Startone ST225 - “Bing And Mary”

(b)        Comedy introduction includes a snatch of “Goin’ Home”

 

No.  266  22nd October 1942 

 

With Ken Carpenter, Mary Martin, Victor Borge, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, M/Sgt Raymond B. Hunt, Judy Canova and Andrew Tombes.

 

*Ev’rything I’ve Got                                                                 with The Music Maids & Hal

  Clancy                                                                                    Mary Martin

  Some Of These Days                                                              Judy Canova

  Swing For Sale                                                         (a)          The Charioteers

*S’Posin                                                                                 with The Music Maids & Hal

*Moonlight Becomes You

*You Tell Me Your Dream                                                       with The Charioteers

  Serenade In Blue                                                                    Mary Martin

*A Cranky Old Yank In A Clanky Old Tank               (b)         with Chorus

  Pan Americana (Herbert)                                                        The John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*White Christmas

 

Notes:

(a)        Jasmine CD JASCD 714 "Swing Low, Sweet Charioteers"

(b)        Sandy Hook SH2100 - “The Music And Sound Of World War II”

                Sandy Hook SH2100 (CD) - “The Music And Sound Of World War II”

 

No.  267  29th October 1942 

 

With Ken Carpenter, Mary Martin, Victor Borge, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Photographer 1st Class Ted Huzerro USN, Eve Arden and Bob Hope.

 

*Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition              (a)          with The Charioteers

  My Hero                                                                                Mary Martin

*Road To Morocco                                                                 with Bob Hope

*My Devotion                                                            (b)

  Variations on ‘Happy Birthday To You’                                  Victor Borge (piano)

  I’m Getting Tired So I Can Sleep                                            Mary Martin

  The Darktown Strutters’ Ball                                                  The Charioteers

  Summertime                                                                           The Charioteers

*Dear Old Pal Of Mine

*Mister Five By Five                                                   (c)        with The Music Maids & Hal

*A Boy In Khaki, A Girl In Lace

 

Notes:

(a)        JSP Records CD JSP6705 - "Here's Bing Crosby!"

(b)        JSP Records CD JSP6705 - "Here's Bing Crosby!"

(c)        Startone ST225 - “Bing And Mary”

 

“Bob Hope will lead the guest list on Bing Crosby’s Music Hall.  With Bing, he’ll premiere scenes and songs from their latest co-starring film, ‘Road To Morocco’”

(“Washington Post” 29th October 1942)

 

No.  268  5th November 1942 

 

With Ken Carpenter, Mary Martin , The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Victor Borge, Mrs. Helen Fletcher, Colonel LeRoy P. Hunt, Richard Haydn and Cass Daley.

 

*The Marines’ Hymn                                                                with Chorus

  How Come You Do Me Like You Do?                                  Mary Martin

*Where Were You Last Night?                                    (a)        with Cass Daley

*By The Light Of The Silvery Moon

  Runnin’ Wild                                                                          The Charioteers

*Rolleo Rolling Along                                                   (b)        with Mary Martin & The Music Maids

  So Long                                                                                 The Charioteers

*At Last

  I See Your Face Before Me                                                   Mary Martin

  A String Of Pearls (Gray)                                                       The John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Daybreak                                                                   (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Bing’s contribution is restricted to spoken comments, only.

(b)        Startone ST225 - “Bing And Mary”

            JSP Records CD JSP6705 - "Here's Bing Crosby!"

 

No.  269  12th November 1942  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Victor Borge, Mrs. Dolores Garcia Schober, Mrs.Vincente Lim, Ginny Simms, Edgar Buchanan and Ed Brophy.

 

*Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition                            with The Charioteers

  Mister Five By Five                                                                Ginny Simms

  The Rose Of Tralee                                                                The Charioteers

*Moonlight Becomes You

*Dearly Beloved                                                                       with Ginny Simms

*Ain’t Got A Dime To My Name                                             with The Music Maids & Hal

  Brother Bill                                                                             The Charioteers

*June In January

  Can’t Get Out Of This Mood                                                  Ginny Simms

  Orchestral piece (Unknown)                                                   The John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Dear Old Pal Of Mine

 

No.  270  19th November 1942      

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, Freddie Slack, Broderick Crawford and Ella Mae Morse.

 

*A Cranky Old Yank In A Clanky Old Tank                with The Music Maids & Hal

  Cow Cow Boogie                                                      Ella Mae Morse  (with Freddie Slack on piano)

*Down The Road A-Piece                                           with Ella Mae Morse

*Please Think Of Me

*Over The Rainbow

*Daybreak

*When You’re A Long, Long Way From Home           with The Music Maids & Hal

 

No.  271  26th November 1942 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Virginia Weidler, Janet Blair and George Tobias.

 

*Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition                            with The Charioteers

*You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To                                   with Janet Blair

*Moonlight Becomes You

*People Like You And Me                                                       with Virginia Weidler

*San Antonio Rose                                                                   with The Music Maids & Hal

*My Buddy

 

No.  272  3rd December 1942   

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, Marcia Maguire, Henrietta Horack and Dorothy Lamour.

 

*Ain’t Got A Dime To My Name                                             with The Music Maids & Hal

*Road To Morocco (Parody)                                                   with Dorothy Lamour

*Dearly Beloved

*Good Morning, Mr. Zip, Zip, Zip                                            with The Music Maids & Hal

*White Christmas

 

No.  273  10th December 1942 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, Margaret Lenhart, Jinx Falkenburg, Richard Haydn and Cliff Edwards.

 

*This Is The Army, Mr. Jones                                                   with Chorus

*Every Night About This Time                                                  with The Music Maids & Hal

*Bye, Bye, Blackbird                                                                with Cliff Edwards & The Music Maids

*There Are Such Things

*Daybreak

*Why Don’t You Fall In Love With Me?                                  with Margaret Lenhart

 

No.  274  17th December 1942 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Lieutenant Frances Shoup and Trudy Erwin.

 

*San Antonio Rose                                                                   with The Music Maids & Hal

*Who Wouldn’t Love You?                                                      with Trudy Erwin

*Moonlight Becomes You                                           

*Basin Street Blues                                                                   with The Charioteers

*For Me And My Gal                                                               with The Music Maids & Hal

  Oh! Dem Golden Slippers                                                       The Charioteers

*Dearly Beloved

 

No.  275  24th December 1942   (a)

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Janet Blair, Andrew Tombes, Jack Carson and Fay Bainter.

 

*Adeste Fideles                                                                        with the Studio Audience & Company

  Steam Is On The Beam                                                           Janet Blair

  Red River Valley                                                         (b)       The Charioteers

*Why Don’t You Fall In Love With Me?                       (c)       with The Music Maids & Hal

  Letter to Virginia                                                                     Fay Bainter (Reading)

  Sweet Little Jesus Boy                                                            The Charioteers

*You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To                       (c)        with Janet Blair

*Good Morning, Mr. Zip, Zip, Zip                                (d)         with The Music Maids & Hal

  That Soldier Of Mine                                                              Janet Blair

*God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen                                   (e)

  The Toy Trumpet                                                                    The John Scott Trotter Orchestra

*Silent Night

 

Notes:

(a)        The complete programme was issued on Spokane 13 - “Kraft Music Hall –

December 24th 1942”.

(b)        Jasmine CD JASCD 714 "Swing Low, Sweet Charioteers"

(c)        So Rare: Treasures From The Crosby Archive – Collectors’ Choice Music CD WWCCM21092

(d)        Sepia CD 1224 "Bing Crosby in the Hall"

(e)       Spokane 6 - “Bing Crosby - Happy Holiday”

Vintage Jazz Classics VJC-1017-2 - “Bing Crosby - The Christmas Songs  (Date shewn as 1st January 1942)

            The comedy introduction includes Bing singing a few lines of “Good King Wenceslas”


No.  276  31st December 1942  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Janet Blair, Richard Haydn, Johnny Mercer and Betty Hutton.

 

*Let’s Start The New Year Right                                              with The Music Maids & Hal

  Babalu                                                                                    The Charioteers

*Hip, Hip, Hooray!                                                                  with The Music Maids & Hal

*There Are Such Things

*Every Night About This Time                                                  with The Music Maids & Hal

  Runnin’ Wild                                                                          The Charioteers

*Old Glory                                                                               with The Music Maids & Chorus

 

(This programme was the last Kraft Music Hall in the 60 minute format.  Starting in the New Year, the shows were reduced to 30 minutes.  This was a direct result of the war.  More cheese than ever was being produced but the Government had blocked off large allocations for the armed forces and lend-lease, requiring sales promotion to yield to a goodwill exercise.)

 

No.  277  7th January 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Janet Blair, Lieutenant Ralph W. Sweringer and Charles Ruggles.

 

*This Is The Army, Mr. Jones                                                   with The Music Maids & Chorus

  Street Of Dreams                                                                   Janet Blair

*Why Don’t You Fall In Love With Me?                                  with The Music Maids & Hal

  Bye And Bye When The Morning Comes                               The Charioteers

*BallinThe Jack

*Over The Rainbow                                                     (a)        with The Music Maids & Hal

 

Note:

(a)    So Rare: Treasures From The Crosby Archive – Collectors’ Choice Music CD WWCCM21092

 

 

No.  278  14th January 1943   

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, The Charioteers, Janet Blair, Lieut. Col. Jim Newman and Cass Daley.

 

*Hip, Hip, Hooray!                                                      with The Music Maids & Phil

  Embraceable You                                                       Janet Blair

  I Ought To Dance                                                       Cass Daley

*Bob White                                                                  with The Charioteers

*Lonesome And Sorry                                     (a)

*Please Think Of Me

  Red River Valley                                                        The Charioteers                                               

*There Are Such Things

 

Note:

(a)                The comedy introduction includes Bing singing snatches of, “Looking At The World Through Rose Coloured Glasses” and “Charmaine

(Last week, it was “The Music Maids and Hal”, this week “The Music Maids and Phil” - The Army had taken “Hal” away!)

 

No.  279  21st January 1943  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, Leo “UkieSherin, The Charioteers, Pte. Mickey Rankin and Andy Devine.

 

*Good Morning, Mr. Zip, Zip, Zip                                            with The Music Maids & Phil

  Stormy Weather                                                                     The Charioteers

*I’ve Heard That Song Before

*Some Sunny Day                                                        (a)        with The Music Maids & Phil

  Ezekiel Saw The Wheel                                                          The Charioteers

*Brazil

 

Note:

(a)                As a prelude to this item, John Scott Trotter sings a few lines of ‘Way Down Yonder in New Orleans’ and

Ken Carpenter then comes in with a few lines of ‘Stumbling All Around’. Both are unaccompanied.


No.  280  28th January 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, Leo “UkieSherin, The Charioteers, Ginny Simms and Frank McHugh.

 

*Anchors Aweigh                                                                     with The Music Maids & Phil

*You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To                       (a)        with Ginny Simms

  Yes, Indeed!                                                                          The Charioteers

*Why Don’t You Fall In Love With Me?                                  with The Music Maids & Phil

  I’m Getting Tired So I Can Sleep                                            Ginny Simms

*As Time Goes By

 

Note:

(a)        Spokane 5 - “Der Bingle - Those Great World War II Songs”

            Double Gold DBG53042 (CD) - “Bing Crosby Those Great World War II Songs”

 

No.  281  4th February 1943  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin and Victor Borge.

 

*For Me And My Gal                                                              with The Music Maids & Phil

*Constantly                                                                  (a)        with Trudy Erwin

  Night Train To Memphis                                                         The Charioteers

*Sweet Little You

*Brazil

 

Note:

(a)        Spokane 23 - “Bing & Trudy - On The Air”

 

Trudy Erwin ex-Music Maid, ex-Kay Kyser band had landed the resident female singing spot on Kraft.

 

No.  282  11th February 1943   

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin and Edgar Buchanan.

 

*Abraham                                                                                with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*I’ve Heard That Song Before

  Runnin’ Wild                                                                          The Charioteers

*Something To Remember You By                                           with Trudy Erwin

*Moonlight Becomes You                                            (a)

 

Note:

(a)        On The Air OTA101978 (CD) - “Great Moments With Bing Crosby And Friends From The

Radio Shows” (Date shewn as 18th February 1943)

 

No.  283  18th February 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Fay McKenzie and Alan Hale.

 

*A Touch Of Texas                                                                  with The Music Maids & Phil

*Blues In The Night                                                      (a)        with Fay McKenzie

  La Cachita                                                                              Fay McKenzie

*Angel Child

  When The Shepherd Leads The Sheep Back Home                The Charioteers

*Hit The Road To Dreamland                                       (b)        with Trudy Erwin

*There Are Such Things

 

Notes:

(a)                A few lines in Spanish

(b)               Spokane 23 - “Bing & Trudy - On The Air”

            Sepia CD 1224 "Bing Crosby in the Hall"

 

No.  284  25th February 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin and Bert Lahr.

 

Medley: 

*A Yank And A Tank

*The US Field Artillery March                          with The Music Maids & Phil and The Charioteers

            (The Caissons Go Rolling Along)                                                                     

*The Army Air Corps Song

 

*I’ve Heard That Song Before

  Get On Board, Little Chillun                            The Charioteers

*Make Believe

*As Time Goes By

 

No.  285  4th March 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin and Cass Daley.

 

*A Touch Of Texas                                                                  with The Music Maids & Phil

*My Heart Stood Still                                                   (a)        with Trudy Erwin

  This Is Worth Fighting For                                          (b)        Cass Daley

  Can’t Get Stuff In Your Cuff                                                   The Charioteers

*It’s Always You                                                         (c)

*Brahm’s Lullaby

 

Notes:

(a)        Spokane 23 - “Bing & Trudy - On The Air”

(b)        Parodied version

(c)        On The Air OTA101978 (CD) - “Great Moments With Bing Crosby And Friends From The

Radio Shows”

 

No.  286  11th March 1943    

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Major Ruth Streeter and Eddie Bracken.

 

Medley:

*Anchors Aweigh                                                         (a)        with The Music Maids & Phil & The Charioteers

*The Marines’ Hymn                                                    (a)                               

 

*Hit The Road To Dreamland                                       (a)        with Trudy Erwin

*Please Think Of Me                                                   

  My Gal Sal                                                                             The Charioteers

*I Wonder What’s Become Of Sally

*You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To

 

Note:

(a)        JOYCE 6052 - “Bing Crosby From The Forties” (“The Marines’ Hymn” is shewn as “The Halls Of  Montezuma”)

 

(Cass Daley was due to appear on this programme but was obliged to cancel due to ill health - Substitute was Eddie Bracken who wanted guest fee to go to Cass Daley.  She refused to accept and by mutual agreement the cheque was donated to the Red Cross)

 

No.  287  18th March 1943  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin and Bert Lahr.

 

*Hip, Hip, Hooray!                                                                  with The Music Maids & Phil

*Did Your Mother Come From Ireland?

*It’s Easy To Remember                                                          with Trudy Erwin & The Music Maids

  Four Buddies                                                                          The Charioteers

*Taking A Chance On Love                                       (a)


Note:

(a)        JSP Records CD JSP6705 - "Here's Bing Crosby!"

 

No.  288  25th March 1943  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, Leo “UkieSherin, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin and Bert Lahr.

 

*Great Day                                                                              with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*It’s Always You

*Sometimes I’m Happy                                                            with Trudy Erwin & The Music Maids

*Hit The Road To Dreamland                                                   with Trudy Erwin

*There Are Such Things

  I Love Life                                                                             Bert Lahr

  Dear Old Girl/Girl Of My Dreams                                           The Charioteers

*As Time Goes By                                                                  

 

No.  289  1st April 1943  (a)

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin and Lucille Ball.

 

*You Are My Sunshine                                                (b)        with The Music Maids & Phil

*Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup                                (b) (i)

*With A Song In My Heart                                           (c)        with Trudy Erwin

  Wade In The Water                                                                The Charioteers

*That Old Black Magic                                                           

 

Notes:

(a)        An edited version of the programme (all vocal items are included) was issued on Lee Bee Discs

            SPECS SJ101 - “Bing Crosby’s Redheads - Lucille Ball And Spike Jones”

(b)        JOYCE 6052 - “Bing Crosby From The Forties”

(i) V-Disc 166-A

(c)        The comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “My Time Is Your Time”.

 

No.  290  8th April 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin , Leo “UkieSherin and Rags Ragland.

 

*MacNamara’s Band                                                               with The Music Maids & Phil

*Please Think Of Me

*Among My Souvenirs                                                             with Trudy Erwin

  My Melancholy Baby                                                             The Charioteers

*We Mustn’t Say “Goodbye”                                                   with The Music Maids & Phil

 

“Rags Ragland, the comedian featured in Metro’s ‘DuBarry Was A Lady’ guested at the Bing Crosby, Kraft Music Hall programme, Thursday night and gave the stanza a five minute laugh-fest that was solid all the way. In his rapid crossfire exchange with Crosby, the ex-burlesque trouper, last seen on Broadway in ‘Panama Hattie’, demonstrated a knack for delivery and timing that was exceptional.  Not even the occasional sorry pun that crept into the material could conceal the fact that Ragland, with proper assist from the script department, offers fine possibilities as a radio comedian.  Crosby, himself, was right on the beam while the contributions of the programme’s regulars, Trudy Erwin, The Charioteers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, rounded out a sock half hour of diversified entertainment”

(“Variety” 14th April 1943)

 

No.  291  15th April 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Phil, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin,  Rear Admiral Ralston S. Holmes and Frank McHugh.

 

*Hip, Hip, Hooray!                                                      (a)        with The Music Maids & Phil

  I’ve Got You Under My Skin                                                 Trudy Erwin

*Oh! How I Miss You Tonight

*By The Light Of The Silvery Moon                             (b)        with The Charioteers

*That Old Black Magic                                                (c)

 

Notes:

(a)        JOYCE 1117 - “One Night Stand With Bing Crosby At The Music Hall”

            Nostalgia LPF22014 - “Bing Crosby - 20 Golden Greats”

            JOYCE 6052 - “Bing Crosby From The Forties”

(b)        V-Disc 166-A

(c)        JOYCE 6052 - “Bing Crosby From The Forties”

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

 

“Trudy Erwin will sing a solo for the first time on the Music Hall, KFI at 6 – it will be ‘Stardust’” (Sorry, wrong number! - Compiler)

(“Hollywood Citizen News”15th April 1943) 

 

(In order to remain consistent with the pattern of presentation, so far, it has been decided to designate this programme as the last in the “1942/43 Season”.  It should be noted that Bing returned to the Kraft Music Hall on the 17th June, thereby missing his normal July/August break.  He did not, entirely, forego his vacation, holidaying in Mexico City before returning to the US, dropping in, unannounced and without any publicity, on a tour of various Army Camps.  During his absence from the “Hall” the shows of April 22nd & April 29th were hosted by Fibber McGee and Molly and the shows of May 5th and May 20th and 27th by Lum ‘N’ Abner.)

 

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