1943-1944 Season with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra  

The Hooper rating for the winter season was 22.2 placing the programme in twelfth position. The top show was Fibber McGee & Molly with a rating of 31.9.

 

No.  292  17th June 1943   

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin and Eddie Bracken.

 

*Any Bonds Today?                                                                 with The Music Maids & Hal

*Sunday, Monday Or Always

*Sometimes I’m Happy                                                (a)        with Trudy Erwin

  Ride, Red, Ride                                                                      The Charioteers

*That Old Black Magic

 

Note:  

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

 

(The Army career of “Hal” seems to have been curtailed, for reasons unknown, as he has returned to the show after less than six months.)

 

No.  293  24th June 1943  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin and Ed Brophy.

 

*MacNamara’s Band                                                               with The Music Maids & Hal

*It Can’t Be Wrong                                                      (a)

*Something To Remember You By                                           with Trudy Erwin

  Straighten Up And Fly Right                                                   The Charioteers

*We Mustn’t Say “Goodbye”                                       (b)        with The Music Maids & Hal

 

Notes:

(a)        V-Disc 28-B

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

            Nostalgia LPF22014 - “Bing Crosby - 20 Golden Greats”

 

No.  294  1st July 1943   

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin and Falstaff Openshaw.

 

*Comin’ In On A Wing And A Prayer                                      with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*She’s From Missouri                                                              with The Charioteers

*You Took Advantage Of Me                          (a)                    with Trudy Erwin

  Ezekiel Saw The Wheel                                                          The Charioteers

*Sunday, Monday Or Always

 

Note:

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

 

No.  295  8th July 1943  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin and Franklin P. Adams.

 

*I’ve Got Sixpence                                                                   with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*Wait For Me Mary                                                                 with Trudy Erwin

*Always

  Down By The Old Mill Stream                                                The Charioteers

*I Never Mention Your Name

 

No.  296  15th July 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin and Raymond Walburn.

 

*Comin’ In On A Wing And A Prayer                                      with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*She’s From Missouri                                                              with The Charioteers

*These Foolish Things                                                              with Trudy Erwin

*If You Please

 

“J. Walter Thompson office, Carroll Carroll and Bing Crosby were both upset and pleased, last Friday.  The double-named scripter of Kraft Music Hall, inadvertently said that femmes from 18 to 24 could join the WAVES, in a special recruiting plea, read by Crosby on the programme last Thursday.  Navy recruiters were busy on Friday, explaining to under-age gals that the script should have read, from the ages of 20 to 36 with no dependants under the age of 18” (“Variety” 21st July 1943)

 

No.  297  22nd July 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin and William Frawley.

 

*I’ve Got Sixpence                                                                   with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*She Is The Sunshine Of Virginia                                              with The Music Maids & Hal

*You’re Gonna Win That Ball Game, Uncle Sam                      with William Frawley

  Straighten Up And Fly Right                                                   The Charioteers

*We Mustn’t Say “Goodbye”

 

No.  298  29th July 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin and Rags Ragland.

 

*Thank Your Lucky Stars                                             (a)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

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

*Please                                                                        (c)

  Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho                                              The Charioteers

*Sunday, Monday Or Always

 

Notes:

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

Radio Shows”

(b)        Spokane 23 - “Bing & Trudy - On The Air” (Date shewn as July 19th 1943)

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

Radio Shows”

Goldies GLD 25448-3 (CD) –“All the Number One Hits”

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

Radio Shows”

            V-Disc 128A

Comedy introduction includes Bing singing a fragment of ‘Brother, Can You Spare A Dime’

 

No.  299  5th August 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin and Isabel Randolph.

 

*What Do You Do In The Infantry?                              (a)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*The Right Kind Of Love                                             (b)        with Trudy Erwin

  Red River Valley                                                                    The Charioteers

*Moonlight Bay                                                            (c)        with The Charioteers

*If You Please

 

Notes:

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

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

            V-Disc 128-B

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

(c)        V-Disc 149-A

 

No.  300  12th August 1943  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin and Ed Gardner.

 

*I’ve Got Sixpence                                                        (a)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*Don’t Let It Get You Down                                          (b)        with “Ukie” (Vocal & Ukulele)

*Ridin’ Herd On A Cloud

  Damn The Torpedoes!                                                            The Charioteers

*Dancing In The Dark                                                               with Trudy Erwin

*Love In Bloom                                                           (c)        with Ed Gardner (Piano)

*You’ll Never Know

 

Notes:

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

(b)       A snatch only, included in comedy dialogue.

(c)        A fragment only, included in comedy dialogue.

 

No.  301  19th August 1943   

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin and Oscar Levant.

 

*What Do You Do In The Infantry?                                          with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*The Right Kind Of Love                                                         with Trudy Erwin

  Them There Eyes                                                                    The Charioteers

*Lady, Play Your Mandolin/As Time Goes By              (a)        with Oscar Levant (Piano)

*Paper Doll                                                                  (b)        with The Music Maids & Hal

  In The Blue Of Evening                                                           Trudy Erwin

*Nevada                                                                      (c)

           

Notes:

(a)        Comedy routine includes snatches only of these two items

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

Radio Shows” (Date shewn as 13th August 1943)

(c)        Spokane 16 - “Bing’s Music Hall Highlights”

            Lamton 250 - “Sweethearts Of Song - Live 1940’s”

                BCR-01 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - We’re Just Wild About Harry”

 

No.  302  26th August 1943  

 

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

 

*Comin’ In On A Wing And A Prayer                                      with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

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

*Kentucky Babe                                                          (b)        with The Charioteers

  Don’t Cry Baby                                                                      The Charioteers

*Sunday, Monday or Always

 

Notes:

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

(b)               V-Disc  128-B

 

No.  303  2nd September 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin and Frank McHugh.

 

*Oh! What A Beautiful Morning                                               with Trudy Erwin & The Music Maids

*Ridin’ Herd On A Cloud                                             (a)

  Pistol Packin’ Mama                                                   (b)        The Charioteers

*I’ve Got Sixpence (Parody)                                                    with Frank McHugh & Ken Carpenter

*If I Had My Way                                                        (c)        with The Charioteers

*Nevada

 

Notes:

(a)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

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

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

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

Radio Shows” (Date shewn as 9th September 1943)

 

No.  304  9th September 1943  (a)

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin, Falstaff Openshaw and Phil Silvers.

 

*Comin’ In On A Wing And A Prayer                                      with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*Wait For Me Mary                                                                 with Trudy Erwin

  Brother Bill                                                                 (b)        The Charioteers

*Carolina In The Morning                                             (c)        with “Ukie

*Star Dust                                                                    (d)        with Phil Silvers (Clarinet)

*It’s Always You

*Basin Street Blues                                                       (e)        with The Charioteers

 

Notes:

(a)        The complete programme was issued on Spokane 5 - “Der Bingle - Those Great World War II Songs” and on Double Gold DBG53042 (CD) - “Bing Crosby Those Great World War II Songs”

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

(c)        A snatch only, during comedy dialogue.

(d)        A few lines only.

(e)        The comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf”

 

No.  305  16th September 1943  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin, Falstaff Openshaw and Jinx Falkenburg.

 

*The Road To Victory                                                  (a)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*Pistol Packin’ Mama                                                   (b)

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

*Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey                            (c)        with The Music Maids & Hal

  I Dug A Ditch                                                                         The Charioteers

*If You Please

 

Notes:

(a)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

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

(b)        A few lines only, during comedy dialogue.

(c)        Spokane 16 - “Bing’s Music Hall Highlights”

            BCR-01 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - We’re Just Wild About Harry”

 

No.  306  23rd September 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin and George Murphy.

 

*What Do You Do In The Infantry?                  (a)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

  I Heard You Cried Last Night                                     Trudy Erwin

  Pistol Packin’ Mama                                                   The Charioteers

*I’ll Be Home For Christmas

*Cuddle Up A Little Closer                              (b)

*Schooldays (Parody)                                                  with George Murphy

*Sunday, Monday Or Always                           (c)

 

Notes:

(a)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

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

(b)        Spokane 16 - “Bing’s Music Hall Highlights”

            BCR-01 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - We’re Just Wild About Harry”

(c)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

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

 

No.  307  30th September 1943

 

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

 

*Vict’ry Polka                                                              (a)        with The Music Maids & Chorus

*Mississippi Mud/Cucamonga                                      (b)

*Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)

  Swing Low, Sweet Chariot                                         (c)        The Charioteers

*The Way You Look Tonight                                                   with Trudy Erwin

*Vict’ry Polka  (Parody)                                                          with Phil Silvers & Chorus

*If You Please

 

Notes:

(a)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

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

(b)        Snatches only, of these two items, during comedy dialogue.

(c)        JASCD 714 "Swing Low, Sweet Charioteers"

 

No.  308  7th October 1943  (a)

 

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

 

*The Road To Victory                                                              with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*Play A Simple Melody                                                (b)

*I’ll Be Home For Christmas                                        (d)

  Nobody’s Sweetheart                                                 (f)         The Charioteers

*One Alone                                                                  (c)        with Trudy Erwin

*Sunday, Monday Or Always                                       (e)

 

Notes:

(a)        The complete programme was issued on Laserlight 12 298 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - WW II Radio

Broadcasts”

(b)        One chorus only, during comedy dialogue.

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

(d)        Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

(e)        Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

            Jasmine CD JASCD 121/2 “Bing Crosby – Going Hollywood – Vol. 3”

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

 

No.  309  14th October 1943 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Hal, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin and Jack Douglas.

 

*Vict’ry Polka                                                                          with The Music Maids & Chorus

*Oh! What A Beautiful Morning                                               with Trudy Erwin

  I Dug A Ditch                                                                         The Charioteers

*By The Light Of The Silvery Moon                                         with The Charioteers

*A Yank and A Tank                                                      (a)

*Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)

 

Note:

(a)        V-Disc 128-A

 

No.  310  21st October 1943

 

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

 

*Anchors Aweigh                                                                     with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*You Tell Me Your Dream                                           (a)

*They Had To Carry Carrie To The Ferry                    (a)

*Ridin’ Herd On A Cloud

*Pistol Packin’ Mama                                                   (b)        with The Charioteers

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

  They’re Either Too Young Or Too Old                                   Cass Daley

*How Sweet You Are

 

Notes:

(a)        Snatches only, of these two items are included in the comedy dialogue.

(b)        Bing’s only contribution to this item is his famous ad-lib (?) line, “Lay that thing down before it goes off and hurts somebody”.

 

28th October 1943    }           Bing was on vacation and did not appear in any of these           

4th November 1943   }          programmes.  Dialogue on his return (Programme No. 311)

11th November 1943 }          reveals that he grew a beard during his absence.

18th November 1943 }

25th November 1943 }

 

No.  311  2nd December 1943    

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Lee, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin and Ed Gardner.

 

*Vict’ry Polka                                                                          with The Music Maids & Chorus

*How Sweet You Are                                                 (a)

*’Way Down Yonder In New Orleans                         (b)        with The Charioteers

*My Ideal                                                                    (c)        with Trudy Erwin

*I’ll Be Home For Christmas                                        (d)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

 

Notes:

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

(b)        Bing sings the verse only, for this item.

            Jasmine CD JASCD 714 "Swing Low, Sweet Charioteers" (date shown as 7/12/43)

(c)        Spokane 23 - “Bing & Trudy - On The Air”  (Comedy introduction includes a snatch of “Three Little Words”)

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

Radio Shows”


No.  312  9th December 1943 

 

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

 

*Paper Doll                                                                  with The Music Maids & Lee

  My Shining Hour                                                        Trudy Erwin

  Jesus Is A Rock In The Weary Land                           The Charioteers

*Wonderful One                                               (a)       

*Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)                         (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        JOYCE 6052 - “Bing Crosby From The Forties”  (Shewn as “My Wonderful One”)

(b)        Biac Records BRAD10521 - “Bing Crosby At His Rarest Of All Rare Performances”

 

No.  313  16th December 1943  (a)

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Lee, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin, Leo “UkieSherin, Phil Silvers and Joan Davis.

 

*Pistol Packin’ Mama                                                   (b)        with The Charioteers

*Pistol Packin’ Mama (parody)                                    (c)        with Joan Davis

*Oh! What A Beautiful Morning                                   (d)        with Trudy Erwin & The Music Maids

*I Used To Love You (But It’s All Over Now)             (e)

*Sunday, Monday Or Always                                      (e)

*Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella                                   (f)

  Shoo-Shoo Baby                                                                    The Charioteers

*White Christmas                                                         (g)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

 

Notes:

(a)        The complete programme was issued on Laserlight 12 298 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - WW II Radio

Broadcasts”.

(b)        Arrangement includes Bing singing the opening lines of “The Road To Mandalay” and there are alterations to the usual lyrics.

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

Radio Shows”

Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

(c)                A few lines unaccompanied by Joan Davis using the lyrics “Lay That Parcel Down” with Bing joining in at the end

with “We’ll send it C. O. D.”

Living Era CD AJA5590 “Radio Stars Of America”

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

Radio Shows”

Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

Living Era CD AJA5590 “Radio Stars of America”

(e)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

            JOYCE 6052 - “Bing Crosby From The Forties”

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

Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

            (Shewn on all above issues as, “It’s All Over Now”)

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

Radio Shows”

(f)         Bing sings snatches of both these items during comedy dialogue with Phil Silvers.

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

Radio Shows”

Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

Varese Sarabande CD 3020669052 “Bing Crosby – Crosby Classics”

 

“Bing Crosby has enjoyed a string of three successive sock performances within the unusual time bridge of a week.  Two of these were on his own show, those with Lucille Ball and Phil Silvers.  The third came in between those two, when he was a guest of Ed Gardner on ‘Duffy’s Tavern’- all hilarious.  Also, on Monday night (20th) he did a replay of his picture, ‘Dixie’ for the Lux Hour.”

(“Variety” 22nd December 1943)

 

No.  314  23rd December 1943   

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Charioteers, Trudy Erwin and The Kraft Choral Society.

 

*Adeste Fideles                                                                        with Studio Audience

*My Heart Tells Me                                                                 with Trudy Erwin

  Ezekiel Saw The Wheel                                                          The Charioteers

*Sweet Leilani

*Silent Night                                                                             with The Kraft Choral Society

 

No.  315  30th December 1943  

 

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

 

*Happy Holiday/Come To Holiday Inn             (a)        with The Music Maids & Lee

*Auld Lang Syne                                                          with Trudy Erwin, Ken Carpenter, “Ukie” & John Scott Trotter

*The Way You Look Tonight                           (b)        with Trudy Erwin

  A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship)                          The Charioteers

*As Time Goes By                                           (c)       

  He Really Loved Me ‘Til The “All Clear” Came                      Cass Daley

*Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)                         (d)

 

Notes:

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

            Vintage Jazz Classics VJC1017-2 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - The Christmas Songs”

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

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

Radio Shows”

(c)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

            Spokane 16 - “Bing’s Music Hall Highlights” (Date shewn as January 28th 1943)

            BCR-01 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - We’re Just Wild About Harry” (Date shewn as 28.1.43)

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

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

Radio Shows”

            (The comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “Where The Blue Of The Night”)

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

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

Radio Shows”

 

No.  316  6th January 1944   

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Lee, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Nan Wynn and William Frawley.

 

*Shoo-Shoo Baby                                                                    with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

  Speak Low                                                                            Nan Wynn

  I Dug A Ditch                                                                         The Charioteers

*My Ideal                                                                    (a)

*Carolina In The Morning                                                         with William Frawley & Nan Wynn

*My Heart Tells Me                                                     (b)

 

Notes:

(a)        Spokane 16 - “Bing’s Music Hall Highlights”

            JOYCE 6052 - “Bing Crosby From The Forties”

            BCR-01 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - We’re Just Wild About Harry”

(b)        Spokane 19 - “Music Hall Highlights”

 

No.  317  13th January 1944  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Lee, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Jane Frazee and George Murphy.

 

*San Fernando Valley                                                  (a)        with The Music Maids & Lee

  Shoo-Shoo Baby                                                                    Jane Frazee

  Straighten Up And Fly Right                                       (b)        The Charioteers

*It Had To Be You                                                                   with George Murphy & Jane Frazee

*I’ll Be Seeing You                                                      (c)

*Candlelight And Wine                                                 (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        Biac Records BRAD10521 - “Bing Crosby At His Rarest Of All Rare Performances”

            Kenwest KWCD664 (CD) - “Those Were The Days - Volume 5”

                American Masters CD - Bing Crosby Rediscovered: The Soundtrack

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

(c)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

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

            The comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “Ti-Pi-Tin”.

Goldies GLD 25448-3 (CD) –“All the Number One Hits”

(d)        Spokane 16 - “Bing’s Music Hall Highlights”

            Lamton 250 - “Sweethearts Of Song - Live 1940’s”

            BCR-01 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - We’re Just Wild About Harry”

 

No.  318  20th January 1944  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Lee, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin and Dale Evans.

 

*What Do You Do In The Infantry?                                          with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

  Besame Mucho                                                                       Dale Evans

  Mairzy Doats                                                            (a)          The Charioteers

*You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me               (b)

*Where The Blue Of The Night                                   (c)

*The Surrey With The Fringe On Top                                       with Dale Evans

*My Ideal

 

Notes:

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

(b)        Spokane 16 - “Bing’s Music Hall Highlights”

            BCR-01 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - We’re Just Wild About Harry”

            The comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “You’re Driving Me Crazy”.

(c)        Comedy sketch includes Bing singing a few lines of this item in Spanish.

 

“Have you ever seen a dream walking?  Have you ever heard Bing Crosby louse up a programme?  It happens and kinda often, if you listen enough.  Of course, Crosby isn’t around in person, at these times.  The Bing is on platters and kinda helpless but it also sometimes, indicates that Crosby has turned loose a disc which isn’t exactly Crosby.  Anyway, the incident that comes to mind was when some disc jockey featured, ‘Alexander’, ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’ and ‘Varsity Drag’, right in a row and each recording was a pip.  Then he turned Bing Crosby on with, ‘Sweet Leilani’ and what ‘Leilani’ did to this show, was horrible.  It was one time Bingo was a loaf of bread and just as dull.  Jack Kapp still plays himself to sleep with ‘Leilani’, it has sold more records than FDR polled votes the last time but it sure cut the show down to size”

(“Variety”  26th January 1944)

 

(Assuming that ‘Alexander’ is the man with the ‘Ragtime Band’, are we to gather that the disc-jockey is accused of the major crime of following three ‘upbeat’ numbers with one in a slower mood?  Out of context, it is difficult to understand what this was all about.)

 

No.  319  27th January 1944 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Lee, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Gloria De Haven and William Bendix.

 

*Shoo-Shoo Baby                                                        (a)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

  I’ve Got A Crush On You                                                      Gloria De Haven

  This Is The Army Mr Jones/G.I. Jive                                       The Charioteers

*One Sweet Letter from You                                        (b)

*Candlelight And Wine

 

Notes:

(a)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

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

            Kenwest KWCD667 (CD) - “Those Were The Days - Volume 8”

            Shout! CD DK 31515 “Swingin’ With Bing”

(b)        The comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “Sometimes I’m Happy”

 

No.  320  3rd February 1944  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Lee, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Donald O’Connor.

 

*San Fernando Valley                                                              with The Music Maids & Lee

  Tess’s Torch Song (I Had A Man)                              (a)        Marilyn Maxwell

  Little David, Play On Yo’ Harp                                               The Charioteers

*Small Fry                                                                                with Donald O’Connor

*I’ll Be Seeing You

 

Notes:

(a)        Collectors’ Choice Music WWCCM1052x -  “Marilyn Maxwell - Darling Diva”

 

No.  321  10th February 1944  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Lee, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Mischa Auer.

 

*Shoo-Shoo Baby                                                       (a)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

  I Wish I May, I Wish I Might                                     (b)        Marilyn Maxwell with The Music Maids

  Mairzy Doats                                                                          The Charioteers 

*September Song

*Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)

 

Notes:

(a)                Biac Records BRAD10521 - “Bing Crosby At His Rarest Of All Rare Performances”

(b)               Collectors’ Choice Music WWCCM1052x -  “Marilyn Maxwell - Darling Diva”

 

No.  322  17th February 1944  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Lee, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Cass Daley.

 

*Iowa                                                                          (a)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*A Lot In Common With You                                      (a)  (b)  with Marilyn Maxwell

  Leanin’ On The Lord                                                              The Charioteers

*After You’ve Gone                                                     (c)

  I’m Getting Corns For My Country                                         Cass Daley

*I’ll Be Seeing You                                                      (d)

           

Notes:

(a)        Biac Records BRAD10521 - “Bing Crosby At His Rarest Of All Rare Performances”

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

(c)        Spokane 16 - “Bing’s Music Hall Highlights” (Date shewn as 17.12.44)

            BCR-01 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - We’re Just Wild About Harry”

            The comedy introduction includes Bing singing snatches of “Oh! We Don’t Want The Bacon”,

            “I’m Sorry Dear” and “Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning”

(d)        A few lines only, as Bing is obliged to abandon the song due to the programme overrunning.

 

No.  323  24th February 1944   

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Lee, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Phil Silvers.

 

*San Fernando Valley                                      (a)                    with The Music Maids & Lee

  I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody)         (b)                    Marilyn Maxwell

  G.I. Jive                                                         (c)                    The Charioteers

*It’s Only A Paper Moon                                 (d)

  Without A Song                                                                      Phil Silvers

*I’ll Be Seeing You

 

Notes:

(a)        Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

(b)        Collectors’ Choice Music WWCCM1052x -  “Marilyn Maxwell - Darling Diva”

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

(d)        Spokane 16 - “Bing’s Music Hall Highlights”

            Biac Records BRAD10521 - “Bing Crosby At His Rarest Of All Rare Performances”

            BCR-01 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - We’re Just Wild About Harry”

            Laserlight 12 300 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - WW II Radio Broadcasts”  (See also Note (a) –

Programme No. 339)

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

Radio Shows”

            The comedy introduction includes Bing singing snatches of “Easter Parade” and “Love Is The

Sweetest Thing”

 

No.  324  2nd March 1944 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Lee, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Lucille Ball.

 

*(There’ll Be A) Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin

                         (When The Yanks Go Marching In)     (a)        with The Music Maids & Lee

*The Surrey With The Fringe On Top                           (b)        with Marilyn Maxwell

  Sing A Song Of Sixpence                                            (c)        The Charioteers

*Thanks                                                                       (d)

*Amor

 

Notes:

(a)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume II”

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

(b)        Collectors’ Choice Music WWCCM1052x -  “Marilyn Maxwell - Darling Diva”

             Sepia CD 1224 "Bing Crosby in the Hall"

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

(d)        Biac Records BRAD10521 - “Bing Crosby At His Rarest Of All Rare Performances” (Shewn as

“My Thank”)

 

No.  325  9th March 1944  (a) 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Lee, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and George Murphy.

 

*The Bombardier Song                                                 (b)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*Mexicali Rose                                                             (c)

  My Soul Is A Witness For My Lord                                       The Charioteers

*I Couldn’t Sleep A Wink Last Night (Parody)                         with George Murphy

*Two Sleepy People                                                                with Marilyn Maxwell

*Going My Way                                                           (c)

 

Notes:

(a)        The complete programme was issued on Laserlight 12 300 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - WW II

Radio Broadcasts”

(b)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

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

            (Shewn as “Song Of The Bombadiers”)

(c)        Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

 

16th March 1944 }     Bing did not appear in either of these two programmes    

23rd March 1944 }

 

No.  326  30th March 1944  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and George Murphy.

 

*(There’ll Be A) Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin

                         (When The Yanks Go Marching In)     with The Music Maids & Men

*Take It Easy                                                               with Marilyn Maxwell & The Music Maids

  The Old Music Master                                    (a)        The Charioteers

*Moonlight Bay                                                (b)        with The Charioteers

*Oh! What A Beautiful Morning (Parody)                     with George Murphy

*Amor

 

Note:

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

(b)        Spokane 16 - “Bing’s Music Hall Highlights”

            BCR-01 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - We’re Just Wild About Harry”

            Jasmine CD JASCD 714 "Swing Low, Sweet Charioteers"

            Comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”

 

No.  327  6th April 1944 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and The Kraft Choral Club.

*It’s Love, Love, Love                                                 (a)        with The Music Maids & Men

*Soldiers Of God

*Easter Parade                                                             (b)        with Marilyn Maxwell

  Easter Carol Of The Lamb                                                      The Kraft Choral Club

  Hallelujah (Mozart)                                                                 The Kraft Choral Club

  Star Dust                                                                   (c)         The Charioteers

*Going My Way

 

Notes:

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

(b)        Spokane 16 - “Bing’s Music Hall Highlights”

            Wallysrite Records BGMM42 - “Those Bombastic Blonde Bombshells”

            BCR-01 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - We’re Just Wild About Harry”

            Collectors’ Choice Music WWCCM1052x -  “Marilyn Maxwell - Darling Diva”

            The comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf”

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

 

No.  328  13th April 1944  (a)

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Bob Hope.

 

*Swinging On A Star                                        (b)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*Take It Easy                                                   (c)        with Marilyn Maxwell & The Music Maids

  Speak to Me Of Love (Parlez-Moi D’Amour) (d)        The Charioteers

*The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else   (e)

*It’s Love, Love, Love (Parody)                       (f)        with Bob Hope

*Amor                                                              (g)

                                                                       

Notes:

(a)        The complete programme was issued on Laserlight 12 299 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - WW II Radio Broadcasts”

Also issued on Spokane 22 - “Bing & Bob” although the actual running order of the musical items, differs slightly, from that shewn on both sleeve and label.

A large proportion of the show was issued on JOYCE1117 - “One Night Stand With Bing Crosby At The Music Hall”.  All musical items, with the exception of The Charioteers’ solo, are included.  Amor” is shewn on the sleeve as “Amour”.

(b)        Nostalgia LPF22014 - “Bing Crosby - Twenty Golden Greats - Volume One”

            Shout! CD DK 31515 “Swingin’ With Bing”

(c)        Nostalgia LPF22014 - “Bing Crosby - Twenty Golden Greats - Volume One”

            Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

            Collectors’ Choice Music WWCCM1052x - “Marilyn Maxwell - Darling Diva”

            Comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “I Wonder What’s Become Of Sally”

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

(e)        Nostalgia LPF22014 - “Bing Crosby - Twenty Golden Greats - Volume One”

            Comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “I Wonder What’s Become Of Sally”

            Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

(f)        Jasmine JASCD 358 "Bob Hope & Friends"

            Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

(g)        Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

 

 

No.  329  20th April 1944  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Dave Shelley.

 

*San Fernando Valley                                                              with The Music Maids & Men

  When They Ask About You                                       (a)        Marilyn Maxwell

  Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet                                       The Charioteers

*Night And Day                                                           (b)

*Mississippi Mud/Those Were The Days                      (c)        with Dave Shelley

*Long Ago (And Far Away)

 

Notes:

(a)        Collectors’ Choice Music WWCCM1052x -  “Marilyn Maxwell - Darling Diva”

(b)        Comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “Please”.

(c)        Snatches only, of these two items are included in the comedy dialogue.

 

No.  330  27th April 1944

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Sonny Tufts.

 

*Swinging On A Star                                                  (a)         with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*The Surrey With The Fringe On Top                                       with Marilyn Maxwell

  Wait Until It Happens To You                                   (b)         The Charioteers

*I Couldn’t Sleep A Wink Last Night (Parody)                         with Sonny Tufts

*Swanee River (The Old Folks At Home)

*Going My Way                                                         (c)

 

Notes:

(a)           American Masters CD - Bing Crosby Rediscovered: The Soundtrack
(b)        Jasmine CD JASCD 714 "Swing Low, Sweet Charioteers"

(c)
           Comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “I Wonder What’s Become Of Sally”
Bing has time to sing only a few lines before the programme closes.

 

No.  331  4th May 1944   

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Gene Kelly.

 

*It’s Love, Love, Love                                                             with The Music Maids & Men

  I’ll Be Around                                                           (a)         The Charioteers

  I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody)                                 Marilyn Maxwell

*Mississippi Mud                                                         (b)

*H-A-R-R-I-G-A-N  (Parody)                                                with Gene Kelly

*My Old Kentucky Home                                                        with The Charioteers

*Long Ago (And Far Away)                                         (c)

 

Notes:

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

(b)        A few lines only, during comedy dialogue.

(c)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

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

 

No.  332  11th May 1944  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Keenan Wynn.

 

*Great Day                                                                              with The Music Maids & Men

  Stormy Weather                                                  (a)               The Charioteers

*Take It Easy                                                                           with Marilyn Maxwell

*San Fernando Valley (Parody)                                                with Keenan Wynn

*Dearly Beloved                                                   (b)

*Going My Way

 

Notes:

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

(b)                  Comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “White Christmas”.

 

“Keenan Wynn, back from the China-Burma-India theatres of war, will try to sell Bing Crosby on the idea of making a similar tour, KFI at 6. Wilfred Williams, top tenor of the Charioteers, has reported to the Army.  There will be no outside replacement.  Eddie Jackson, second tenor , will take over.

(“Hollywood Citizen News” 11th May 1944)

 

No.  333  18th May 1944  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell, Eddie Marr and  Jack Carson.

 

*It’s Love, Love, Love                                                             with The Music Maids & Men

*It Could Happen To You                                            (a)

*Side By Side                                                              (b)        with Marilyn Maxwell

  Alouette                                                                     (c)         The Charioteers

*Amor                                                                         (a)

 

Notes:

(a)        V-Disc 241-A

(b)        Comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “Blue Skies”

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

 

No.  334  25th May 1944 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Richard Haydn.

 

*Bless ‘Em All                                                                          with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

  Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet                           (a)        Marilyn Maxwell

*Louise

*Take It Easy                                                                           with Marilyn Maxwell              

  I’ll Get By                                                                 (b)         The Charioteers

*I’ll Be Seeing You

 

Notes:

(a)        Collectors’ Choice Music WWCCM1052x -  “Marilyn Maxwell - Darling Diva”

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

 

No.  335  1st June 1944  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Katina Paxinou.

 

*San Fernando Valley                                                              with The Music Maids & Men

*I Love You (Porter)

  A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship)                                      The Charioteers

*Something To Remember You By                               (a)        with Marilyn Maxwell

*Long Ago (And Far Away)

 

Note:

(a)                Comedy introduction includes Bing “boo-booing” a few bars of “Where The Blue Of The Night”

 

No.  336  8th June 1944 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Marilyn Maxwell and Cecil B. De Mille.

 

*Swinging On A Star                                                                with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*It Could Happen To You

*There’s A Small Hotel                                                (a)        with Marilyn Maxwell

*Old Glory                                                                               with Chorus

 

(Due to a lengthy, pre-show news bulletin updating the recent D-Day landings, the programme was reduced to a running time of only 23 minutes.)

 

Note:

(a)        Collectors’ Choice Music WWCCM1052x - “Marilyn Maxwell - Darling Diva”

 

No.  337  15th June 1944   (a)           

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Bob Hope.

 

*Bless ‘Em All                                                              (b)        with The Music Maids & Men

  Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet                            (c)        The Charioteers

*The Day After Forever

*Together                                                                    (d)        with Marilyn Maxwell

*Put It There Pal                                                          (e)        with Bob Hope

*I’ll Be Seeing You                                                      (f)

 

Notes:

(a)        The complete programme was issued on Spokane 22 - “Bing & Bob” and Laserlight 12 299 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - WW II Radio Broadcasts”       

(b)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

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

Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

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

(d)        The comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “June Night”.

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

Radio Shows”

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

American Masters CD - Bing Crosby Rediscovered: The Soundtrack

(f)        Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

 

No.  338  22nd June 1944 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and George Murphy.

 

*(There’ll Be A) Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin

                        (When The Yanks Go Marching In)                  with The Music Maids & Men

  Star Dust                                                                                The Charioteers

  Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?                          (a)        Marilyn Maxwell

*Take Me Out To The Ball Game (Parody)                              with George Murphy

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

*Long Ago (And Far Away)

 

Notes:

(a)                Collectors’ Choice Music WWCCM1052x -  “Marilyn Maxwell - Darling Diva”

(b)               V-Disc 301-B

 

No.  339  29th June 1944  (a)

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Roy Rogers.

 

*Swinging On A Star                                        (b)        with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*There’s A Small Hotel                                    (c)        with Marilyn Maxwell

  The General Jumped At Dawn                                    The Charioteers

*San Fernando Valley                                      (d)        with Roy Rogers

  Square Dance                                                             Roy Rogers

*It Had To Be You                                          (e)

*Going My Way                                               (f)

 

Notes:

(a)                The complete programme was issued on Laserlight 12 300 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - WW II Radio Broadcasts” - Except that the final song, “Going My Way” has been substituted with the version of “San Fernando Valley” heard on Programme No. 323.

(b)               Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

V-Disc 301-B

(c)                Wallysrite Records BGMM42 - “Those Bombastic Blonde Bombshells”

Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

(d)               A few lines only, unaccompanied.

Living Era CD AJA5590 “Radio Stars of America”

(e)                Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

(f)                 V-Disc 301-A

 

Bing was dressed very conservatively on June 29th. He was wearing dull green slacks and light grey shirt — no tie nor hat. His hat was placed on a nearby chair. The next week, Bing’s outfit was the same except for the addition of a gray jacket. During the shows, Bing tosses the pages of the scripts to the floor as he’s finished with them. Roy Rogers guested the first week (June 29), and Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey the second (consecutive) week.

(BINGANG, Summer 1944)

 

No.  340  6th July 1944  (a)

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell, Tommy Dorsey and  Jimmy Dorsey.

 

*Snoqualme Joe                                                                       with The Music Maids & Men

*Together                                                                     (d)       with Marilyn Maxwell

  Tumbling Tumbleweeds                                               (e)       The Charioteers

  Sandman                                                                                Tommy Dorsey (Trombone) & Jimmy Dorsey (Clarinet)

*Exactly Like You                                                                    with Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey

*I’ll Get By                                                                  (b)

*Amor                                                                         (c) & (d)

 

Notes:

(a)        The complete programme was issued on Laserlight 12 302 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - WW II

Radio Broadcasts”

Extracts from the dialogue between Bing and the Dorseys were also included on Living Era CD

AJA5590 “Radio Stars of America”

(b)        Spokane 10 - “Der Bingle - Volume Two”

            Biac Records BRAD10521 - “Bing Crosby At His Rarest Of All Rare Performances”

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

            The comedy introduction includes Bing singing snatches of “Diga Diga Doo” and “Sonny Boy”

(c)        Biac Records BRAD10521 - “Bing Crosby At His Rarest Of All Rare Performances”

(d)        Newsound CD NFM007 “Bing Crosby – CBS Radio 1943/44”

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

 

During a Dorsey Bros. number, Bing was playing the cymbal, and at one point, tossed the drumstick in the air and caught it just in time. Bing threw his head back and laughed - along with everyone else. At the conclusion of the show, Bing saunters off the stage as the audience leaves with the strains of “Hail KMH” ringing in their ears.

(BINGANG, Summer 1944)

 

No.  341  13th July 1944  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Keenan Wynn.

 

*Bless ‘Em All                                                                          with The Music Maids & Men

  Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby                                        Marilyn Maxwell

  Jesus Is A Rock In The Weary Land                                       The Charioteers

*Heigh-Ho (Parody)                                                                 with Keenan Wynn

*Let Me Call You Sweetheart                                      (a)

*The Day After Forever

 

Note:

(a)        V-Disc 301-A

 

“Wilfred Williams, who can sing F above high C, has received a medical discharge from the Army (I’m not surprised! – Compiler) and is again with the Charioteers”

(“Hollywood Citizen News” 13th July 1944)   

 

No.  342  20th July 1944

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Sonny Tufts.

 

*Snoqualme Joe                                                                       with The Music Maids & Men

*I’ll Remember April                                                    (a)

  Red River Valley                                                                    The Charioteers

*Sonny Boy (Parody)                                                               with Sonny Tufts

*Side By Side                                                              (b)        with Marilyn Maxwell

*Amor                        

 

Notes:

(a)        Biac Records BRAD10521 - “Bing Crosby At His Rarest Of All Rare Performances”

(b)        Spokane 16 - “Bing’s Music Hall Highlights”

            BCR-01 (CD) - “Bing Crosby - We’re Just Wild About Harry”

 

No.  343  27th July 1944  

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, The Charioteers, Leo “UkieSherin, Marilyn Maxwell and Sonny Tufts.

 

*Swinging On A Star                                                                with The Music Maids & The Charioteers

*It Had To Be You                                                                 

  Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are                             The Charioteers

*Anchors Aweigh (Parody)                                                      with Sonny Tufts & Marilyn Maxwell

*Together                                                                     (a)        with Marilyn Maxwell

*I’ll Be Seeing You

 

Note:

(a)        The comedy introduction includes Bing singing a snatch of “You’re The Cream In My Coffee”

 

“Bing Crosby’s show has seldom, if ever, provided a better consecutive twenty minutes than the opening for last week’s summer sign-off (27th).  Nothing dynamic or hysterical about any of it but consistently amusing and good.  Besides, in the middle of it was ‘Crawz’ putting away, ‘It Had To Be You’.  One of those plain but solid little tunes which he has always been smart enough not to tie up too fancy, vocally.  Between John Scott’s flute obbligato and Crosby just ramblin’ along, tendin’ to his mumblin’ it ought to become one of his wax ‘standards’.  For this rendition, unquestionably, rates as an example of Crosby at his best”

(“Variety”  2nd August 1944)

 

(Shortly after this programme was broadcast, Bing flew east to New York and in Mid-August, sailed on a troopship (the ex-luxury liner, “Ile de France”) which was carrying reinforcements to the European Theatre of Operations.  A small USO troupe accompanied him, consisting of, Joe De Rita (Comedian), Gene Darrell (Singer), Darlene Garner (Dancer), Earl Baxter (Accordion) and Buck Harris (Guitar).  He disembarked in Scotland on the 25th August and then to Glasgow railway station where a group of women porters induced him to sing “Where The Blue Of The Night” and “I Belong To Glasgow” after which, to use his own words, “I climbed into a sleeper and knew no more until they hit me with a pot of tea around 7.30 in the morning”.  There followed a crowded itinerary of broadcasts, recordings and visits to hospitals and army camps, both in Britain and France, before Bing returned to the US in early October.)

 

“Bing’s Overseas USO Tour” (Headline)

Dateline Hollywood August 1st - “Bing Crosby is ready to hop overseas on his first USO entertainment tour with thirteen weeks of vacation at his disposal and his inoculation shots completed.  His destination and time of starting are still secret but all the arrangements have been made by the Hollywood Victory Committee.  One reason for the crooner’s delay, in going abroad, is his aversion to air travel.  He has not climbed aboard a plane since Knute Rockne (football coach for Notre Dame) was killed in an air crash, several years ago but recently, he agreed to go anywhere, by any means of transportation.  Another reason was that his vacations were split into short periods.  For the first time in years he has thirteen consecutive weeks off. Actor is due back for his radio show on November 2nd (sic).”

(“Variety” August 2nd 1944)

 

“Sonny Tufts will do five guestings on Kraft Music Hall while Bing is crooning to GI’s in the Pacific (sic).  The Music Maids, five-year fixtures, on the cheese show have been displaced by The Charioteers”

(“Variety” 9th August 1944)

 

“George Murphy follows Sonny Tufts into Kraft Music Hall as compere, for an indefinite span.  El Bingo is due back on November 2nd”

(“Variety” 13th September 1944)

 

“Bing Crosby arrived in Glasgow on Friday 25th August and was met by a crowd of women porters at Glasgow railway station who induced him to sing ‘Where The Blue Of The Night’ and ‘Glasgow Belongs to Me’(sic).  He then climbed into a sleeper and then knew no more ‘until they hit me with a pot of tea, around 7.30 in the morning’”

(“Melody Maker” 2nd September 1944”)

 

“Der Bingle - New Weapon For Allies” (Headline) 

“The Allies opened up on the Nazis with a new secret weapon from London, this week, according to Bob Musel, ‘United Press’ and ‘Variety’ correspondent in London whose story on the weapon broke, Monday.  The new counter attack to the V2 was Der Bingle, sometimes known in the States as Bing Crosby and now, overseas, for morale work.  He talked and sang in a recorded broadcast by an American broadcasting station in Europe, beamed to Germany.  Der Bingle, who, according to Musel, is a great favourite with the Germans, took off first in a snappy chat to the Wehrmacht, astonishing front line observers by using reasonably good German.  Der Bingle who doesn’t speak German was asked to explain how come.  ‘I do it with phonetics’, he said.  Consulting his phonetic chart, according to Musel, Crosby started off with, ‘Hello, German soldiers, here speaks Bing Crosby, I’ve just arrived from America, the country where nobody is afraid of the Gestapo and where everybody has a right to say and write what he thinks’  Rippling through the Teutonic guttural, the Bingo told the Germans about constitutional rights and what Americans fight for, then he signalled his pianist and said, “I didn’t come here to preach, I came to sing a few songs”.  It was beautiful psychological warfare, wrote Musel, a passing typist, asking what was going on in the studios, was told it was Crosby singing to the Nazis, had a different comment.  ‘To the Nazis’, she exclaimed, incredulously, ‘what kind of punishment is that?’”

(“Variety” 6th September 1944)

 

“Crosby And Astaire In New York After Overseas Tour”  (Headline)

“Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire arrived in New York, Sunday 8th, after appearing in England and France with USO Camp Show units.  Crosby spent seven weeks abroad and Astaire, six.  The two stars worked in several shows, together, as well as with other units.  Crosby will leave by train for the coast on Friday 13th

(“Variety” 11th October 1944)

 

No.  344  12th October 1944 

 

With Ken Carpenter, The Music Maids & Men, Marilyn Maxwell, Spike Jones and his City Slickers, George Murphy and

Bob Hope.

 

  Thou Swell                                                                             George Murphy & Marilyn Maxwell

  Cocktails For Two                                                                 Spike Jones and his City Slickers with                                                                                                               The Music Maids & Men

*Swinging On A Star

*White Christmas

 

The show was hosted by George Murphy and Bing made a guest appearance only, his contribution being cut in from New York. It is possible that his songs were pre-recorded. Bing mentions that General Eisenhower would like hominy grits and this produces an avalanche of them and the General has to ask Bing to stop the supplies coming.

 

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