PHILCO RADIO TIME – INDICES

 

Go to INDEX 1 – Lists, alphabetically the songs or musical items in which Bing Crosby participated

 

Go to INDEX 2 Lists, alphabetically, the songs or musical items performed solely by guests during the programmes.

 

Go to INDEX 3Details, alphabetically, the people and places concerned in the programmes.

 

Go to INDEX 4It is appreciated that Bing sang the same song on more than one occasion during a series and this section has been designed as an additional aid to the identification of these alternative versions which already have been (or may later be), issued on record, tape or compact disc.  It is emphasised that this index only applies to items originating within the radio series to which it refers and no provision has been made for versions of the same songs which may have appeared on any other radio series with which Bing Crosby may have been associated. 

 

 

PHILCO RADIO TIME – INDEX 1

 

INDEX 1 – Lists, alphabetically the songs or musical items in which Bing Crosby participated

 

Adeste Fideles 11,49,85

Again 106,107

Ain’tcha Ever Comin’ Back 41,43

Ain’t Doin’ Bad DoinNothin’ 77,79

Alabamy Bound 25

Albuquerque 29

Alexander’s Ragtime Band 26,30

All By Myself 2,7,30

Almost Like Being In Love 39,42

Always 14

Among My Souvenirs 22

And So To Bed 17,19

And Then It’s Heaven 8,12

Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) 35

Anniversary Song, The 21,24

April Showers 14

As Long As I’m Dreaming 28,31,33,38

As Time Goes By 83

At The Flying ‘W’ 59,64,78

 

Baby Face 70,72

Baby, You Can Count On Me 12

Back In Your Own Backyard 21

Bali Ha’i 104

Ballerina 48,57

Beautiful Dreamer 25

Be-Bop Spoken Here 103

Belle Of Albuquerque, The  -  see Albuquerque

Best Man, The 18,22

Best Things In Life Are Free, The 46,51,54

Be Sweet To Me, Kid 71

Big Brass Band From Brazil, The 59,68

Blame It On My Youth 79

Bluebird Singing In My Heart, A 88,93,101

Blue Hawaii 43,105

Blue Shadows On The Trail 65,68,72,73

Blue Skies 3,8

Boise, Idaho 58,70

Brahms’ Lullaby 23

Busy Doing Nothing 96,98

But Beautiful 50,52,55,59,60,63

Buttons And Bows 80,82,108

 

California 90

Campaign Song, The (Come On Out) 38

Careless Hands 106

Careless Love 6

Catalogue Day 64

Cheek To Cheek 64

Christmas Song, The 11,49,85

Chi Baba, Chi Baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep) 37

Chidabee, Chidabee, Chidabee (Yah! Yah! Yah!) 55

Civilisation (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) 47,50,56,57

Clancy Lowered The Boom 99

Clementine 40,95

Come To The Mardi Gras 40,43

Confess 74

Connecticut 19

Country Style 30,

Cruising Down The River 102,108

Cuanto Le Gusta 81,83,86,108

Cynthia’s In Love 1

 

Dearly Beloved 64

Dear Old Donegal 61

Dittendortenites Love Their Pumpernickel 94

Dolores 78

Down By The River 71

Down The Old Ox Road 35,101

Don’t Blame Me 71

 

Easter Parade 30,62,101

El Rancho Grande (Alla En) 37

Embraceable You 74

Everything Is Moving Too Fast 10

Everywhere You Go 104

Exactly Like You 79

 

Far Away Places 86,91,95,104,105,108

Fella With An Umbrella, A 69

Feudin’ And Fightin’ 29,38,41

Fine Romance, A 64

Five Minutes More 4,6,9

For Me And My Gal 74

For What? 36

For Sentimental Reasons (I Love You) 15

For You, For Me, Forevermore 9,13

Freedom Train, The 44,52

Friendly Mountains 67,70

Friendship 81

From Monday On 35

 

Gal In Calico 8,10,13

Galway Bay 61,80,89,93,97,108

Getting Nowhere 21

Glow Worm, The 57,106

Golden Earrings 53,57

Gonzaga Men 101

Goodbyeee! 71

Goodbye, Mr. Ball 31

Gotta Get Me Somebody To Love 7,13,20

Go West, Young Man 18

Grace 98

Guilty 29

 

Hair Of Gold, Eyes Of Blue 75,77,82

Halloween Song, The 41

Hammacher Schlemmer 39

Hand Holdin’ Music 102

Happy, Happy, Happy Days 94

Haunted Heart 65,68

Hello, Beautiful 32

Hey Liley Liley Lo 28

Home On The Range 37,40

Hooray For Love 66,69

Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight (There’ll Be A) 25

How Are Things In Glocca Morra? 26,27,31

How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies 103,105

How Lucky You Are 64,66

How Soon (Will I Be Seeing You) 43,47,51

Huggin’ And Chalkin’ 17,19

Humoresque (Dvorak) 59

Hundred And Sixty Acres, A 60,71

 

Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider 19

I’d Love To Live In Loveland 78

I Do, Do, Do Like You 24,28,34

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside 71

If I Had My Way 83

If This Isn’t Love 33,35

If You Stub Your Toe On The Moon 96,100

If You Were The Only Girl In The World 9,15

I Got Lucky In The Rain 88,90,108

I Got Rhythm 56,79

I Got The Sun In The Morning 1,3

I Kiss Your Hand, Madame 68

I Like Kissing 106

I’ll Be Seeing You 83

I’ll Close My Eyes 29,32

I’ll Dance At Your Wedding 53,55

I’m An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande) 35,107

I May Be Wrong 67

I’m Crosby That Well-Dressed Man 8

I’m Goin’ Down The Road 6,28

Indian Summer 44

In The Evening By The Moonlight 5,25

I Only Have Eyes For You 63

I Still Get Jealous 48,52,57

I Still Suits Me 27

I Surrender, Dear 8,102

It Means That We Are We 94

It Might As Well Be Spring 52

It’s About Time That I Wrote ToThe Folks In Terra Haute 39,58

It’s A Good Day 9,13,23,28,35

It’s Magic 75,77,108

It’s Not His Mind, It’s His Music 91

It’s Only A Paper Moon 4

I’ve Got A Crush On You 56

I’ve Got A Pocketful Of Dreams 26

I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm 87,92

I Want To Go Back To Michigan (Down On The Farm) 17

I Want To Thank Your Folks 32,34

I Wish I Didn’t Love You So 42,44

I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder 38

I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now 38

 

Jab Ad 76

Jeeps Creepers 63

Jingle Bells 11,49,85

John C. Schultzenhammer High 103

Jolson Calypso, The  - see Saluta Senor Jolson

Jubilee (It’s The) 43

June In January 26

Just A Gigolo 93

Just An Old Love Of Mine 40

Just One More Chance 71

 

Kamehameha Day 64

Kate 46,51

Keep On Smiling 34

Kentucky Babe 4

Kokomo, Indiana 39,54

 

La Borrachita 15

Lady, Play Your Mandolin 79

La Pasta Marinari 107

Laroo Laroo Lilli Bolero 62

La Vie En Rose 67

Lazy 17

Lazybones 97

Let’s Start The New Year Right 50

Lily Of Laguna 71

Linda 23,26,30

Little Bird Told Me, A 82,84,89

Little By Little 47

Little Jack Frost Get Lost 89, 91

Long Live The Isle Of Stromboli 107

Look For The Silver Lining 79

Louise 32

Love In Bloom 2, 35

Love Is A Random Thing 23

Love Is So Terrific 63,65

Love Is Sweeping The Country 56

Love Me Or Leave Me 60

Love Somebody 74,76

Love Thy Neighbour 26

Lydia The Tattooed Lady 29

 

Ma Blushin’ Rosie 14, 46

MacNamara’s Band 22

Mam’selle 37

Managua, Nicaragua 23,26

Manãna 62

Mandy 79

Man Without A Country, The 45

Maori Farewell Song, The (See Now Is The Hour)

Margie 24

Maybe You’ll Be There 84,86,89,108

Mississippi Moon 39,58

Missouri Waltz, The 89

Moon-Faced, Starry Eyed 36

Moonlight Bay 1

Mr. Gallagher And Mr. Shean 55

My Blue Heaven 83

My Darling 83,87,91

My Happiness 73,76,108

My Heart Goes Crazy 2,5,16

My Heart Is A Hobo 34,36,37

My Heart Is Taking Lessons 26

My Ideal 32

My Melancholy Baby 83

 

Nature Boy 70,72

Night Has A Thousand Eyes, The 86,90

Nobody 25

Nowhere 54

Now Is The Hour 55,58,62,69

 

Oh! But I Do 18

Oh! Susannah 25

Ol’ Buttermilk Sky 7,9

Old Chaperone, The 45

Old Lamplighter, The 10,12,18

On A Rainy Day 98

On A Slow Boat To China 82,84,87,88,108

Once And For Always 96,98

Once In Love With Amy 100

One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else, The 14

On The Banks Of The Wabash 25,86

Open The Door, Richard 15

Otchi Tchornya (Dark Eyes) 27

 

Pass That Peace Pipe 46,48

Peg O’ My Heart 37

Pennies From Heaven 26

Philco Commercial 1,14,21,25,26,32,35,40,55,64,67, 71,104,105

Please 26

Powder Your Face With Sunshine 108

Pretending 5

Pretty Baby 57,91,93

Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody, A 46

Put ‘Em In A Box (Tie ‘Em With A Ribbon) 78

Put It There Pal 1

 

Rainy Night In Rio, A 12,14,18

Rambling Rose 74,76

Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend) 105,107

Road To Morocco 16

Route 66 (Get Your Kicks On) 3

Royal Wedding 94

Rumours Are Flying 8,10

 

Saturday Date 61,63

Saluta Senor Jolson 51

September Song 5

Short’nin’ Bread 44

Should I Tell You ‘I Love You’ 5

Shuffle Off To Buffalo 63

Side By Side 75

Silent Night 11,49,85

Silver Coated Moon 70,98

Sioux City Sue 37

Skeleton In The Closet 97

Small Fry 88,106

Small One, The 11,49,85

Smile Right Back At The Sun 32

So Dear To My Heart 88,94,108

So In Love 94,96,108

Somebody Loves Me 56

Some Enchanted Evening 103,105,108

Someone To Watch Over Me 56

Something To Remember You By 35,76

Song’s Gotta Come From The Heart, The 27

So Tired 95,98,108

South America, Take It Away 3,5,20

So Would I 20

Story Of Sorrento, The 63

Summertime 56

Sunbonnet Sue 46

Sunday, Monday Or Always 35,42

Sunflower 95,99

Susannah’s Squeaking Shoes 17

Suspense 53

Sweet Betsy From Pike 40

Sweet Leilani 26,105

Swinging Down The Lane 66

‘S Wonderful 56

 

Tallahassee 42

Tarra Ta Larra Ta Lar 90,92

Tearbucket Jim 19

Thanks A Million 63

Thanks For The Memory 57

That Little Dream Got Nowhere 6

That Old Feeling 83

That’s How Much I Love You 31,33

That’s My Desire 36,38

That Tumbledown Shack In Athlone 61

Then I’ll Be Happy (I Wanna Go Where You Go) 94

There’s A Flaw In My Flue 98

These Foolish Things 81

These Lush Moments 39,58

They Can’t Take That Away from Me 56,64,79

They Had To Carry Carrie To The Ferry 95

Things We Did Last Summer, The 2,6

Thousand Island Song, The 67

Tiger Girl 52

Timber 5

Time After Time 28,33

Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral 22,35,44

Top Hat, White Tie And Tails 64

Tortured 58,70

Tree In The Meadow, A 73,75

Tumbling Tumbleweeds 16

 

Uncle Remus Said 20,27

Until 80,82

Until The Next Time 13

Upper Peabody Technological College 103

 

Wabash Cannonball 66

Waiting For The Robert E. Lee 21

Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie 7

Was Last Night The Last Night With You 39

We Are The Bandits Bold 90

What Am I Gonna Do About You? 21,24

Whatever Happened to Vaudeville? 55

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 44

When Is Sometime? 106

When It’s Night Time In Little Italy 92

When The Bloom Is On The Sage 37

When You’re In Love With The Lover You Love 90

Where The Black-Eyed Susans Grow 17

Where The Blue Of The Night 38

Whiffenpoof Song, The 41,47,54,95

While Strolling Through The Park 55

While The Angelus Was Ringing 99,100,102

White Christmas 10,11,48,49,64,85

Who? 74

Who Paid The Rent For Mrs. Rip Van Winkle? 21

Why Can’t You Behave? 99,102,107

Why Don’t You Fall In Love With Me? 42

Why Must Love Be Such A Random Thing? (See “Love Is A Random Thing”)

Wild Flower, I Love You 79

With A Hey! And A Hi! And A Ho! Ho! Ho! 51,53

Wyoming (Oh! Why, Oh! Why Did I Ever Leave) 9

 

Yachting 39

You Are My Sunshine 5

You Are Too Beautiful 3,79

You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me 32

You Call Everybody ‘Darling’ 73,78

You Came A Long Way From St. Louis 77

You Do 37,42

You Don’t Have To Know The Language 20,50,58

You Gotta Start Off Each Day With A Song 8,27

You Keep Coming Back Like A Song 4,7,16

You Made Me Love You 21

You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby 63

You’re The Top 35

You’re Too Dangerous, Cherie 67,69,71

You Tell Me Your Dream 65,86,101

You’ve Been Poisoned By Giuseppe 107

You Was 97,100

You Won’t Be Satisfied 33

 

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah 13,15

 

PHILCO RADIO TIME - INDEX 2

 

Lists, alphabetically, the songs or musical items performed solely by guests during the programmes.

 

Again 104

Ain’t Misbehavin’ 52,53

Always True To You In My Fashion (I’m) 95

Anniversary Song, The 14

Autolite Song 55

 

Bali Ha’i 103,105

Begin The Beguine 23

Betsy 52

Betsy From Pike 35

Bidin’ My Time 56

Blow, Gabriel, Blow 35

Blue Danube, The 94

Blue Skies 14,19

Blue Tail Fly, The (Jimmy Crack Corn) 6

Brahms’ Lullaby 35

Brazil 15

Brother Bill 12

Buon Giorno, Bing Crosby 104

Bye And Bye When The Morning Comes 3

 

Carioca, The 6

Carolina In The Morning 31

Cheerful Little Earful, A 33

Che Fiero Costume 5

Chi Baba, Chi Baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep) 34

Clair De Lune 26

Clap Yo’ Hands 12

Cottontail 87

 

Dance Of The Spanish Onion 4

Darktown Strutters’ Ball, The 92

Dena’s Lullaby 23

Didn’t Old Pharaoh Get Lost 8

Dinah 71

Dixie 21

Do, Do, Do 56

D’Ye Ken John Peel 43

Evening Star, The 35

Fascinating Rhythm 2

FeudinAnd Fightin’ 29

Fifty Million Robins Can’t Be Wrong 40

Figaro 51

Flight Of The Bumble Bee, The 4

For Sentimental Reasons (I Love You) 10,24

 

Gershwin 2nd Rhapsody 56

Gershwin 3rd Prelude For Piano 56

Golden Earrings 58

Good News 13

G’wan Home Your Mother’s Callin’ 38

Gwine To Heaven 25

 

Happiness Is (Just) A Thing Called Joe 22

Hawaiian War Chant 2

Heat Wave 91

Hello, Hello 43

He’s Just My Kind 12,18

Home On The Range 107

How High The Moon 3

 

If You Want To Come In, Come In 71

I Get A Kick Out Of You 35

I Got Lucky In The Rain 86

 Gotta Right To Sing The Blues 41

I Got The Sun In The Morning 35

I’ll Close My Eyes 28

I’m A Wolf 60

I’m Getting Sentimental Over You 9

I’m Jimmy That Well-Dressed Man 8

I’m Just Wild About Harry 56

I’m Metro-Goldwyn Thomas 50

I’m The Guy That Found The Lost Chord 27

Irish Washerwoman, The 43

Isn’t This A Lovely Day To Be Caught In The Rain 64

It Ain’t Love, I’m Just Sick 90

I Took My Harp To A Party 104

It’s A Great Big Shame 71

It’s All Over Now 10

It’s Loving Time 17

It Takes A Long, Long Train With A Red Caboose To Carry My Blues Away 37

I’ve Got A Crush On You 56

I’ve Got You Under My Skin 7,19,105

I Wish I Didn’t Love You So 39

 

Jab Ad 16

Just A Bum (See Ma Pomme)

Just An Old Love Of Mine 38

Just Squeeze Me (But Don’t Tease Me) 23

 

Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) 95

Lazy 30

Lazy River 97

Learn To Croon 32

Let Me Sing And I’m Happy 21

Linger In My Arms A Little Longer, Baby 9

Little Brown Jug 43

Little David Play On Yo’ Harp 5

Little Surplus Me 2

Liza 7

Lonesomest Girl In Town, The 80

Love In Bloom 24

Love On A Greyhound Bus 1

Love Parade, The 32

Lover 24

Love Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere 77

Man I Love, The 10

Man Is A Brother To A Mule 6

Ma Pomme (Just A Bum) 32

Mimi 32

Mine, All Mine 89

Minute Waltz, The 33

Misirlou 22,34

Moonglow 22

Muskrat Ramble 31

My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms 24

My Mammy 25

My Man’s Gone Now 107

My Time Is Your Time 102

 

Nightingale Can Sing The Blues, A 27

No Soup 6

Nuit Bleu 35

 

Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning 30

Oh! Lady Be Good 56

Old Grey Mare, The 35

On The Boardwalk In Atlantic City 2

Ouvre Ton Coeur 81

Over The Rainbow 74

Panama 97

Parlez-Moi D’Amour 27

Piccolino, The 3

Poor Little Rich Girl 43

 

Rexall Drug Song 55

Rhythmitis 98

Rock-A-Bye Your Baby To A Dixie Melody 21

Rockin’ Chair 97

Rogue River Valley 4

Romany Life, The 44

 

She’s The Sweetheart Of Delta Delta Tau 103

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 64

So Dear To My Heart 90

Song Of The Wind, The 17

So Tired 93

Speaking Of Angels 26

Stumblin’ 8

Swanee 14

 

Take Me Back To Manhattan 79

Take Me To Your Heart Again 66

Tea For Two 86

Tears In My Ears 70

Temptation 4

Tender Little Foolish Moments 94

Thanks 76

Thanks For The Memory 36,84

That’s My Desire 45

That Old Feeling 48

That’s The Beginning Of The End 36

Then I’ll Be Happy (I Want To Go Where You Go) 84

There’ll Be No War 71

Trouble Is A Man 88

Turkey In The Straw 1

Two Blocks Down And Turn To The Left 86

 

Valentine 32

Very Thought Of You, The 20

 

Waltz In Swing Time 5

Washday In The Sky 70

Was Last Night The Last Night With You? 58

Was That The Human Thing To Do? 83

Wayfarin’ Stranger 72

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? 101

What Did I Do? 87

What Is This Thing Called Love? 79

What More Can A Woman Do? 13

When Father Papered The Parlour 71

When Is Sometime 96

When I Was Single 28

Where The Blue Of The Night 35,71,92

White Christmas 30

William Tell Overture 7

With Plenty Of Money And You 63 

 

You Broke Your Promise 100

You Can’t See The Sun When You’re Crying 22

You Gotta Start Off Each Day With A Song 38,91

You Made Me Love You 92


PHILCO RADIO TIME - INDEX 3

 

Details, alphabetically, the people and places concerned in the programmes.

 

Allen, Fred 34,72

Allen, Gracie 53

Andrews Sisters, The 20

Armstrong, Louis 97

Astaire, Fred 64

 

Barbour, Dave 9,10,17

Barnes, George 31

Beemer, Brace 51

Bellarmine Preparatory College 77

Benny, Jack 24,59

Bergen, Edgar 78

Berlin, Irving 30,64

Berner, Sara 59

‘Beulah’ 89

Boswell, Connee 34

Botkin, Perry 25,37,65,76,79,86,105,107

Boys’ Clubs Of The Bay Area 77

Breneman, Tom 59

Brown, Warren 31

Burke, Johnny 39,54,64,101

Burns, Bob 93

Burns, George 52,53

Burrows, Abe 90,94,103

 

Canova, Judy 41

Charioteers, The 1 to 16, 20 to 23, 26,49

Chevalier, Maurice 32

Chicago 29,31

Colbert, Claudette 67,73

Cole, Buddy 42,74,76,79,99,102,107,108

Colonna, Jerry 9

Cooper, Gary 37

Courtneidge, Cicely 17

Crosby, Bob 82

Crosby, Cathy 82

Crosby, Gary 66,73

Crosby, Lindsay 66,73

Crosby, Phillip 66,73

 

Dailey, Dan 76

Dandridge, Ruby 89

Darby Choir/Chorus, Ken 25,44

Day, Dennis 99

Delmar, Kenny 69

DeLugg, Milton 90,10

Demaret, Jimmy 36

Dexter, Al 41

‘Dixie’ 42

Downey, Morton 83

Duff, Howard 40

Durante, Jimmy 8,27,38,55,91

 

Elliott, Wild Bill 62

Elman, Ziggy 79

 

Felice, Ernie 22

Fisher, Ham 72

Fitzgerald, Barry 44,68

Fleming, Rhonda 106

Flop Parade, Your All Time 39,58,70,98

Fonda, Henry 69

Frawley, William 19

Frisco, Joe 12,20,48

 

Gargan, William 75,76,77

Garland, Judy 7,19,74

Gershwin, George 56

Gonzaga University Glee Club 101

Grable, Betty 87

Great Lakes Naval Training Centre 31

Greenberg, Hank 31,33

 

Haines, Connie 92

Harris, Phil 96

Haymes, Dick 55

Hellinger, Mark 55

Henderson, Skitch 1 to 20,22,24,34,49

‘Holiday Inn’ 64

Hope, Bob 1,16,19,36,57,84

 

‘It Happened In Brooklyn’ 28

Ingle, Red 54

Ives, Burl 6,28,40,95

 

James, Harry 87

Jessel, George 15

Jolson, Al 14,21,25,30,46

Jones, Spike 2

Jordan, Jim & Marian 65

 

Kaye, Danny 23

Karloff, Boris 41

Kirsten, Dorothy 44,81,107

Knight, Evelyn 52

 

Lahr, Bert 81

Laine, Frankie 45

Lamour, Dorothy 16

Lee, Peggy 9,10,12,13,17,18,22,23,24,26,27,28,37,38, 56,58,62,64,77,79,82,84,86,88,90,94,96,

97,101,103,105

Levant, Oscar 56,79

Lewis, Elliott 96

Lillie, Beatrice 17,71

Livingstone, Mary 24

Lone Ranger, The 51

Lorre, Peter 43

 

Magnante, Charlie 33

Marine Memorial Theatre 91,92,95 to 99,105

Marx, Groucho 18,29,99,105

Maxwell, Marilyn 75,76

McCarey, Leo 19

‘McCarthy, Charlie’ 78

McDaniel, Hattie 89

McGee, Fibber (& Molly) 65

McVea, Jack 15

Mendez, Ralph 4

Menjou, Adolphe 80

Mercer, Johnny 88,106

Merman, Ethel 35,70,98

Meyer, Johnny 54

Milland, Ray 75

Mills Brothers, The 86

Mitchell Boys’ Choir, Bob 85

Moore, Victor 41

Murphy, Bob 29,31,32,33

 

Nelson, Harriet 42

Nelson, Ozzie 42

New York 32 to 36,69 to 72

Nichols, Red 26,79

Niesen, Gertrude 91

Norman, Loulie Jean 63,108

 

O’Brien, Margaret 33,61

O’Keefe, Walter 47,51,102

 

Palooka, Joe’ 72

Patrick, Pat 72

Paul, Les 3,7,20,28

Piaf, Edith 67

Pittsburgh Pirates, The 33

Pinza, Ezio 5

Post Theatre, The 76

Powell, Dick 63

Powell, William 77

 

Rhythmaires, The/Jud Conlon’s 37 to 48, 50 to 68,73, 74,78 to 96,98 to 104,106,108

Richards, Carole 104

Riggs, Glenn 34,35,36

Robbins, Gail 41

‘Road To Rio’ 36

Romay, Lina 1 to 6,15

Rooney, Mickey 13

Rosenbaum, Issy 105

 

San Francisco 77,91,92,95 to 99,105

Schmohopper, Rudolph’ 48

Shafer, Billy 28

Shay, Dorothy 29

Shore, Dinah 39,95

Sinatra, Frank 28

Skylarks, The 69 to 72

Snerd, Mortimer’ 78

Spokane 76

Starr, Kay 80,83,93,100

Stevens, Phil 86,107

Stewart, James 60,100

Sunset Memorial Centre 75

 

Taylor, Robert 57

Teagarden, Jack 97

Templeton, Alec 26,35,71,104,105

Thomas, Danny 50

Thomas, John Charles 25

Thompson, Kay 43

 

US Veterans’ Hospital 29

 

Vallee, Rudy 102

Vancouver BC 75

Van Heusen, Jimmy 39,64,101

Venuti, Joe 56,72,75,76,77,79,83,86,97,107

 

Waldo, Janet 99

Webb, Clifton 40,66

White, Lasses 89

Whitman, Ernest 89

Williams Brothers, The 43

Williams, Esther 54

Wood, Gloria 61,63,108

Woods, Ilene 48

Your All Time Flop Parade (See Flop Parade)

 

Zybysko, Gladys’ 59

 

 


PHILCO RADIO TIME  INDEX 4

 

 It is appreciated that Bing sang the same song on more than one occasion during a series and this section has been designed as an additional aid to the identification of these alternative versions which already have been (or may later be), issued on record, tape or compact disc.  It is emphasised that this index only applies to items originating within the radio series to which it refers and no provision has been made for versions of the same songs which may have appeared on any other radio series with which Bing Crosby may have been associated. 

 

ADESTE FIDELES  (Nos.11, 85 & 49)

 

In the English version of the hymn: 

 

No. 11 Bing leads the studio audience in the first chorus.

 

No. 85 The Bob Mitchell Boys’ Choir sings the first chorus.

 

No. 49 Is a re-broadcast of No. 11.

 

AGAIN   (Nos.106 & 107)

 

No. 106           Solo version.

 

No. 107           Duet with Dorothy Kirsten.

 

AIN’TCHA EVER COMIN’ BACK   (Nos.41 & 43)

 

No. 41 (1st)     “Your ‘Hello’ will let me know....”

 

No. 43 (1st)     “Your ‘Hello’ is gonna let me know....”        

 

AIN’T DOIN’ BAD DOIN’ NOTHIN’   (Nos.77 & 79)

 

No. 77 (1st)     I ain’t doin’ bad, doinnothin’”

 

No. 79 (1st)     “Ain’t doin’ bad, doinnothin’”

 

ALEXANDER’S RAGTIME BAND  (Nos.26 & 30)

 

No. 26 Solo version.

 

No. 30 Duet with Al Jolson (Part medley).

 

ALL BY MYSELF  (Nos.2, 7 & 30)

 

No. 30 Duet with Al Jolson (Part medley).

 

Nos.2 & 7 are both solo versions BUT:

 

No. 2   (1st)     “....in a cosy Morris chair....”

 

No. 7   (1st)     “....in my cosy Morris chair....”

 

ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE           (Nos.39 & 42)

 

Examine the two separate lines:

 

No. 39 (1st)     “What a daaay (long vowel sound) this has been....”

            (1st)     “I would swear I was falling, I could swear I was falling....” (ing’ sound clearly

pronounced)

 

No. 42 (1st)     “What a day (short vowel sound) this has been....”

            (1st)     “I would swear I was fallin’, I could swear I was fallin’....”

 

AND SO TO BED  (Nos.17 & 19)

 

Examine the two separate lines:

 

No. 17 (1st)     “The music ends and so t’bed....”

            (1st)     “We’re just a dream apart....”

 

No. 19 (1st)     “The music ends and so to bed....”

            (1st)     “We’re ju-ust a dre-eam apart....”

 

AND THEN IT’S HEAVEN  (Nos.8 & 12)

 

No identifiable differences.

 

No. 8   Intro:   “....’And Then It’s Heaven’ - John....”

 

No. 12 Intro:   “....pleasant assist from the vocal group....”   

 

ANNIVERSARY SONG, THE  (Nos.21 & 24)

 

No. 21 Duet with Al Jolson.

 

No. 24 Solo version.

 

AS LONG AS I’M DREAMING  (Nos.28, 31, 33, & 38)

 

Nos.28 & 31 are both longer versions with a repeat of the lines beginning, “Did you know that you just

kissed me..”   BUT

 

No. 28 (2nd)   What chance would I have, to wish for you....”

 

No. 31 (2nd)   Wha-at chance would I have, to wish for you....”

 

Nos.33 & 38 are both shorter versions that do not include the above repeated lines and there are no

identifiable differences.

 

No. 33 Intro:   “....’n here’s the ballade (sic)....”

 

No. 38 Intro:   “....the pianist, not the collar!”

 

AT THE FLYING “W  (Nos.59, 64 & 78)

 

No. 78 (1st)     “....If your seat is sore, remember, you mustn’t cry....” (Only version to contain this word difference.

            Other versions, “If your seat is sore, forget it, mm, don’t you cry....”)

 

No. 64 When The Rhythmaires sing, (1st) “Throw away your derby, throw away all your suits...”  Bing

shouts, “They’ve gone!”  This interjection is not heard on No. 59. 

ALSO

 

No. 59 While The Rhythmaires are singing the lines, (1st)  Ooooh! Ooooh! Sing like a cowboy, Sing as

you ride o’er the purple sage....”, Bing can be heard indulging in some strangled yodelling which is not

heard on No. 64.  But CARE - Both these differences are apparent in No. 78.

 

BABY FACE  (Nos.70 & 72)

 

No. 70 (1st)     “....There’s not another one gonna take your place....”

 

No. 72 (1st)     “....There’s not another one can take your place....”

 

BALLERINA  (Nos.48 & 57)

 

No. 48 (1st)     “....as ‘round and ‘round you go, So, Ballerina, dance.”

 

No. 57 (1st)     “....as ‘round and ‘round you go, So, Ballerina, dance, dance, dance.”

 

BEST MAN, THE  (Nos.18 & 22)

 

No. 18 (1st)     “....said I was the best man, the fellow she waited for....”

 

No. 22 (1st)     She said I was the best man, the fellow that she’s waited for....”

 

BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE, THE         (Nos.46, 51 & 54)

 

No. 46 Duet with Al Jolson.

 

Nos.51 and 54 are solo versions and in both, The Rhythmaires open by singing the verse BUT

after Gloria Wood sings the line (1st) “The wealth you miss” and before the words, “Remember

this”, Bing can be heard warbling, “La da,da,da,di “ in No. 51.  This short vocal obbligato is not

apparent in No. 54.

 

BIG BRASS BAND FROM BRAZIL, THE         (Nos.59 & 68)

 

No. 59 (1st)     “....they soon sent to Cuba for some trumpets and a tuba....”

 

No. 68 (1st)     “…they soon sent down to Cuba for some trumpets and a tuba....”

 

BLUEBIRD SINGING IN MY HEART, A          (Nos.88, 93 & 101)

 

No. 93 (1st)     “....I wanna dance in the street and say to peopleee I meet....”

(Only version to contain this jokey pronunciation by Bing.  On other versions the word ‘people’

is pronounced correctly BUT after The Rhythmaires sing (1st) “Let the raindrops fall la, la, la, la,

I don’t mind at all la, la, la, la,” Bing sings:

 

No. 88             Since you came along la, la,la, la....”

 

No. 101           When I get your call la, la, la, la....”

 

BLUE HAWAII  (Nos.43 & 105)    

 

No. 43 Solo parodied version (see Programme notes)

 

No. 105           With Peggy Lee and Alec Templeton (Piano)

 

BLUE SHADOWS ON THE TRAIL  (Nos.65, 68, 72 & 73)

 

No. 73 With Gary, Phillip, Dennis and Lindsay Crosby.  (There is only minimal assistance from Bing in this version- see Programme notes).

 

Nos.65 & 68 are with vocal accompaniment from The Rhythmaires whereas No. 72 is with The Skylarks:

 

No. 65 (1st)     “....and the world is silhouetted ‘neath the-er sky” (The Rhythmaires sing,

 Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo”)

 

No. 68 (1st)     “....and the world is silhouetted ‘neath the sky” (The Rhythmaires sing,

Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo”)

 

No. 72 (1st)     “....and the world is silhouetted ‘neath the-er sky” (An organ substitutes for the vocal accompaniment)

 

BLUE SKIES  (Nos.3 & 8)  

 

No. 3   Solo version.

 

No. 8   Comedy duet with Jimmy Durante.

 

BOISE, IDAHO  (Nos.58 & 70)

 

No. 58 Duet with Peggy Lee (1st)      “....for a trip out West, You mean out there, where the sun....”

 

No. 70 Duet with Ethel Merman (1st)  ....for a trip out West, You mean way out there, where the sun....”


BUSY DOING NOTHING  (Nos.96 & 98)

 

No. 98 A longer version which includes the lines beginning, “I have to wake the sun up, He’s liable to

sleep all day....”

 

No. 96 Is a shorter version which does not include the above-mentioned lines.

 

BUT BEAUTIFUL  (Nos.50, 52, 55, 59, 60 & 63)

 

Nos.50, 52 and 60 are all longer versions, featuring a trumpet solo and in which Bing repeats the lines

beginning, “....And I’m thinking, if you were mine.... BUT:

 

No. 50 (1st)     “Love is funny or it’s sad, It’s quiet or it’s mad....” - Only version to contain a word

difference - all other versions, “Love is funny or it’s sad, Or it’s quiet or it’s mad....”  BUT

 

No. 52 (1st)     “....If you were mine, I’d never let you go....”

 

No. 60 (1st)     “....If you were mine, I-I’d never let you go....”

 

Nos.55, 59 and 63 are all shorter versions, not including the trumpet solo or the repeated lines mentioned

above.  There are no definable differences between these three versions.

 

No. 55 Intro:   “...Thanks!”

 

No. 59 Intro:   “...be so cheap!” (Jack Benny)

 

No. 63 Intro:   “....John, are you ready?”

 

BUTTONS AND BOWS  (Nos.80, 82 & 108)

 

Compare the lines as follows:

 

No. 80 (1st)     “I’ll love you in buckskin or skirts that you’ve homespun,

                         But I’ll love you longer, stronger,

                         Where your friends don’t tote a gun....”

 

No. 82 (1st)     “I’ll love yez in buckskin or skirts that you’ve homespun,

                         But I’ll love you longer, stronger,

                         Where your friends don’t tote no gun....”

 

No. 108           (1st)     “I’ll love you in buckskin or skirts that you’ve homespun,

                         But I’ll love you longer, stronger, longer,

                         Where your friends don’t tote no gun....”

 

CHRISTMAS SONG, THE  (Nos.11, 49 & 85)

 

No. 11 (1st)     “They know that Santa is on his way....”

 

No. 85 (1st)     “They know that Santa’s on his way....”

 

No. 49 Re-broadcast of No. 11

 

CIVILISATION (BONGO, BONGO, BONGO)  (Nos.47, 50, 56 & 57)

 

No. 57 Parodied version with Robert Taylor (see Programme notes).

 

No. 56 Only version to contain the line, “Don’t want no bright lights, false teeth, doorbells, landlords,

I’ll make it clear”

 

The remaining two versions are identical and No. 50 is a re-broadcast of No. 47.

 

No. 47 Intro:   “....Whatever became of it, I....

 

No. 50 Intro:   “....Let’s make treks (sic)...”

 

CLEMENTINE  (Nos.40 & 95)

 

No. 40 Duet with Burl Ives.

 

No. 95 Comedy version with Burl Ives and Dinah Shore.

 

COME TO THE MARDI GRAS  (Nos.40 & 43)

 

No. 40 Over the opening bars, just prior to the first line, Bing can be heard, whooping, “Ooh, Hooh!”

 

No. 43 On this version, the above-mentioned exclamation is preceded by one of The Rhythmaires crying,

 Aah, chi, chi!”

 

CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER  (Nos.102 & 108)

 

No. 102           (1st)     “Cruising down the river....”

 

No. 108           (1st)     And we’re cruising down the river....”

 

CUANTO LE GUSTA  (Nos.81, 83, 86 & 108)

 

No. 86 (1st)     Oh! We’re on our way to somewhere,

                         The six of us and you....”

 

No. 108           (1st)     “We’re on our way to somewhere,

                          I’ll tag along with you....”

 

Remaining versions:

 

            (1st)     “We’re on our way to somewhere,

                          The five of us and you....”     BUT:

 

No. 81 (1st)     “How can we go, we haven’t got a dime...” (The Rhythmaires)

                        “But we’re going and we’re....” (Bing)

 

No. 83 (1st)     “How can we go, we haven’t got a dime...” (The Rhythmaires)

                        Hah! But we’re going and we’re....” (Bing)

 

DOWN THE OLD OX ROAD  (Nos.35 & 101)

 

No. 35 Duet with Alec Templeton (Piano) - Part medley.

 

No. 101           With Peggy Lee and The Gonzaga University Glee Club.

 

EASTER PARADE  (Nos.30, 62 &101)

 

No. 30 Duet with Al Jolson (Part medley).

 

No. 62 (1st)     “In your Easter bonnet, I mean the model with all those frills upon it....”

 

No. 101           (1st)     “In your Easter bonnet, with all those frills upon it....”

 

FAR AWAY PLACES        (Nos.86, 91, 95, 104, 105 & 108)

 

No. 104           Comedy version with Alec Templeton (Piano)  (see Programme notes)

 

No. 105           Comedy duet with Peggy Lee and Alec Templeton (Piano)

 

No. 108           Part medley of one chorus only with Buddy Cole (Piano)

 

No. 86 (1st)     “Far away places, with the strange sounding names....” - Remaining two versions:

“Far away places, with strange sounding names....”   BUT

 

No. 91 (1st)     “....in a book that I took from a shelf....”

 

No. 95 (1st)     “....in a book that I took from the shelf....”

 

FEUDIN’ AND FIGHTIN’  (Nos.29, 38 & 41)

 

No. 29 With Groucho Marx and Dorothy Shay.

 

The remaining two versions can be distinguished by a spoken aside from Bing which occurs after the lines:

 

            (1st)     “....beyond the city strife” (Bing)

                        Yo lay hee hooh!” (The Rhythmaires)

 

No. 38 “Let Waring fool around with that awhile!”

 

No. 41 “I thought Judy Canova was on, Saturday nights!”

 

FIVE MINUTES MORE  (Nos.4, 6 & 9)

 

Nos.4 and 6 are both longer versions in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “All week long I’ve dreamed about our Saturday date....”  BUT

 

No. 4   (1st)     “....Don’t you know that Sunday morning, you can sleep late,         

                        Give me five minutes more....”

 

No. 6   (1st)     “....Don’t you know that Sunday morning, you can sleep late,         

                        Gimmee five minutes more....”

 

No. 9   A shorter version which does not include the repeated lines mentioned above.

 

FOR YOU, FOR ME, FOREVERMORE  (Nos.9 & 13)

 

No. 9   (2nd)   “For you, for me, forevermore....”

 

No. 13 (2nd)   “For you, for-or-or me, forevermore....”

 

FREEDOM TRAIN, THE  (Nos.44 & 52)

 

No. 44 (1st)     “....Not the Atchison Topeka (The Rhythmaires)

                        No! No! Not the Chattanooga Choo Choo” (Bing)

 

No. 52 (1st)     “....Not the Atchison Topeka (The Rhythmaires)

                        “Not the Chattanooga Choo Choo” (Bing)

 

FRIENDLY MOUNTAINS  (Nos.67 & 70)          

 

After the ‘echo’ line, “Tenor...Bass...Baritone” in which Bing sings the word “baritone”, he asides, “The baritone’s a little hammy” -

 

No. 67 The line is merely spoken in a confidential manner.

 

No. 70 The line is sung on one note.

 

GAL IN CALICO (Nos.8, 10 & 13)

 

No. 13 (1st)     “Met a gal in calico....”  (The only version to commence in this way.  Other versions

commence, “I met a gal in calico....” BUT

 

No. 8   After the chorus sings the line, (1st) “Those who drape their shape in crepe de chine”, Bing can

be heard whooping, “Hey! Hoo!”

 

No. 10 The above-mentioned interjection is not heard.

 

GALWAY BAY (Nos.61, 80, 89, 93, 97 & 108)    

 

No. 89 This version forms an integral part of a sketch and some lines are obscured by laughter from the

studio audience. (see also Programme notes)

 

No. 108           An abbreviated version which does not include the lines beginning, “....For the strangers

came and tried to teach us their way....”.  All remaining versions include these lines.

 

Nos.61 & 80 - Both versions contain a deviation from the correct lyrics, viz.,

 

          *            (1st)     “....You will sit and watch the moon rise over Claddagh,

                        And watch the barefoot gossoons at their play.”   BUT

 

No. 61 (1st)     “....They might as well go chasing after moonbeams....”

 

No. 80 (1st)     “....They might as well go chasing a-after moonbeams....”

 

Nos.93 & 97 - Both versions follow the correct lyrics, viz.,

 

            (1st)     “....You will sit and watch the moonrise over Claddagh.

                        And watch the sun go down on Galway Bay.”   BUT

 

No. 93 (1st)     “....They might as well go chasing after rainbows....”

 

No. 97 (1st)     “....They might as well go chasing after moonbeams....”

 

*This reversal of lines necessitates a further alteration, later in the song when Bing is obliged to sing:

 

                        “....Or to sit beside a turf fire in the cabin,

                        “And watch the sun go down on Galway Bay”

Strangely enough, this interchange of lines also appears in the commercial issue (recorded in

November 1947) which causes one to speculate whether Bing was, for sometime, working

with an incorrect song copy before the error was appreciated. The song also formed part of

the medley, during his later stage performances when he appeared to sing something different

at every occasion.  A recorded example from a London Palladium show, runs thus:

 

                        “....You will watch the sun come up over Mount Claddagh,

                        “And watch the moon go down on Galway Bay”.

 

Proving to some extent that the words of this well-known song were not exactly burned into Bing’s memory!

 

GLOW WORM, THE  (Nos.57 & 106)

 

No. 57 Instrumental duet with Robert Taylor (Cello).

 

No. 106           Duet with Johnny Mercer and The Rhythmaires.

 

GOLDEN EARRINGS  (Nos.53 & 57)

 

No. 53 The word “tonight” at the close of the song is divided into two notes, thus: “to (low note)

night” (lower note)

 

No. 57 But on this version, thus: “to (low note) night” (higher note)

 

GOTTA GET ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE  (Nos.7, 13 & 20)

 

No. 13 With piano accompaniment from Skitch Henderson.

 

Nos.7 & 20 are both with very distinctive guitar accompaniment from Les Paul BUT

 

No. 7   (1st)     “....Got to find one who’s kind and not contrary....”

 

No. 20 (1st)     “....I got to find one who’s kind and not contrary....”

 

HAIR OF GOLD  (Nos.75, 77 & 82)

 

No. 82 With Bob Crosby and Cathy Crosby.

 

Nos.75 & 77 are both solo versions   BUT:

 

No. 75 (1st)     “I came down from West Vancouver, for a little....”

 

No. 77 (1st)     “I came down from Butte, Montana, for a little....”

 

HAUNTED HEART  (Nos.65 & 68)

 

No. 65 A longer version in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “....Haunted heart won’t let me be.....”

 

No. 68 A shorter version which does not include the repeated lines mentioned above.

 

HOME ON THE RANGE  (Nos.37 & 40)

 

No. 37 Parodied duet with Gary Cooper.

 

No. 40 Solo version.

 

HOORAY FOR LOVE  (Nos.66 & 69)

 

No. 66 (1st)     “....Or a rocket to the moon” (Chorus)

                        H’with a touch of “Clair de Lune” (Bing)

 

No. 69 (1st)     “....Or a rocket to the moon” (Chorus)

                        Or a touch of “Clair de Lune” (Bing)

 

HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA?  (Nos.26, 27 & 31)

 

No. 26 (1st)     “....and each lass that comes a’sighin’....”  Only version to contain a word variation.  Other versions (1st) “....and each lass who comes a’sighin’....”  

BUT

 

No. 27 (1st)     “.... and does she walk away sad and drea-eamy there....” AND last three words of song,

 “....thi-is fi-ine day.”

 

No. 31 (1st)     “....and does she walk away sad and dreamy there....” AND last three words of song, “

....this fi-ine day.”

 

HOW IT LIES, HOW IT LIES, HOW IT LIES  (Nos.103 & 105)

 

No. 103           (1st)     “If you think candy’s sweet, There’s a girl you ought to meet....”

 

No. 105           (1st)     “If you think candy’s sweet, There’s a girl that you really ought to meet....”

 

HOW LUCKY YOU ARE  (Nos.64 & 66)

 

The opening bars include a short piano run immediately preceding the first words of the song, thus:

 

No. 66 Intro:   “....bundles like this coming.  Yessir....” (Piano run) “As you walk, as you....”

 

No. 64 Intro:   “....must’ve come over by a slow boat” - “As you walk, as you....”

                         In this version the piano run is totally masked by Bing’s introduction.

 

HOW SOON?  (Nos.43, 47 & 51)

 

No. 47 A shorter version which does not include a repeat of the line beginning, “Tell me, darling, now,

how soon”

 

Nos.43 & 51 are both longer versions, including a repeat of the above-mentioned line and there are no

definable differences.

 

No. 43 Intro:   “....he wrote, he did, good boy!..

 

No. 51 Intro:   “....he could use a hit!..

 

HUGGIN’ AND CHALKIN’  (Nos.17 & 19)

 

No. 17 (1st)     “I gotta girl that’s mighty sweet, big blue eyes and....”

 

No. 19 (1st)     “I gotta girl that’s mighty sweet, with big blue eyes and....”

 

HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES, A  (Nos.60 & 71)

 

No. 60 (1st)     “....Gotta coal stove there, that’ll cook three square....”

 

No. 71 (1st)     “....I gotta coal stove there, that’ll cook three square....”

 

I DO, DO, DO LIKE YOU  (Nos.24, 28 & 34)

 

No. 28 (1st)     “....spinach I’m not liking too....”  Only version to contain this word difference. 

Other versions, “....spinach I don’t like too....” 

BUT

 

No. 24 A longer version of two choruses, the second of which is supported by the Chorus.

 

No. 34 Entirely solo version of one chorus only.

 

IF THIS ISN’T LOVE  (Nos.33 & 35)

 

No. 33 (1st)     “....I’m swingin’ on stars, I’m ridin’ on rainbows....”

 

No. 35 (1st)     “....I’m swingin’ on stars and ridin’ on rainbows....”

 

IF YOU STUB YOUR TOE ON THE MOON  (Nos.96 & 100)

 

No. 96 (1st)     “....Now you take Harry Hadgetts....”

 

No. 106           (1st)     “....Now you take ArryAdgetts....”

 

IF YOU WERE THE ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD  (Nos.9 & 15)

 

No. 9   This version features an ‘alarm clock’ interruption by Jerry Colonna.  (see programme notes)

 

No. 15 Solo version which does not include the above-mentioned interruption.

 

I GOT LUCKY IN THE RAIN  (Nos.88, 90 & 108)

 

No. 88 Solo version.

 

Nos.90 & 108 are both duets with different female partners:

 

No. 90 Longer version with Peggy Lee including a repeat of the lines beginning, “Things like this you can’t explain....”

 

No. 108 Shorter version with Loulie Jean Norman which does not include a repeat of the above mentioned lines.

 

I GOT RHYTHM  (Nos.56 & 79)

 

No. 56 (1st)     I got rhythm, I got music....”

 

No. 79 (1st)     I’ve got rhythm, I’ve got music....”

 

I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING  (Nos.1 & 3)

 

No. 1   (1st)     “....still I’m happy with what I got....”

 

No. 3   (1st)     “....still I’m happy with what I’ve got....”

 

I’LL CLOSE MY EYES  (Nos.29 & 32)

 

No definable differences.

 

No. 29 Intro:   “....how game can you be?”

 

No. 32 Intro:   “John, the downbeat - nice song”

 

I’LL DANCE AT YOUR WEDDING  (Nos.53 & 55)

 

No. 53 (1st)     “I’ll joke with your father, I’ll gig with your mother....”

 

No. 55 (1st)     “I’ll sigh with your father, I’ll whirl with your mother....”

 

I’M AN OLD COWHAND (FROM THE RIO GRANDE)  (Nos.35 & 107)

 

No. 35 Part medley with Ethel Merman and Alec Templeton.

 

No. 107 Parodied version with Dorothy Kirsten & Joe Venuti (Violin).

 

I’M GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD   (Nos.6 & 28)

 

No. 6   A longer version in which Bing sings the lines commencing, “I’m goin’ where the water tastes

like wine....”

 

No. 28 Is a shorter version which does not feature the above-mentioned lines.

 

 

IN THE EVENING BY THE MOONLIGHT  (Nos.5 & 25)

 

No. 5   Duet with Ezio Pinza.

 

No. 25 Duet with Al Jolson (Part medley).

 

I STILL GET JEALOUS  (Nos.48, 52 & 57)

 

No. 48 (1st)     Guess they think you’re too good to be true....”  Only version to contain a word difference

 - remaining  two versions:    

 

(1st)    I guess they think you’re too good to be true....”   BUT

 

No. 52 (1st)     “I still get jealous when they start to stare....” (long vowel sound)

 

No. 57 (1st)     “I still get jealous when they start to stare-air....”

 

I SURRENDER DEAR  (Nos.8 & 102)

 

No. 8   Duet with Jimmy Durante (see programme notes).

 

No. 102 Solo version (see programme notes).

 

IT’S ABOUT TIME THAT I WROTE TO THE FOLKS IN TERRA HAUTE  (Nos.39 & 58)  

 

No. 58 Duet with Peggy Lee - After Peggy Lee sings the line (1st)  Oh! Come back soon” Bing asides,

“You’re in good voice tonight, Kate”

 

No. 39 Duet with Dinah Shore - The above interruption does not occur.

 

IT’S A GOOD DAY  (Nos.9, 13, 23, 28 & 35)

 

No. 35 Solo version.

 

The remaining four versions are all duets with Peggy Lee:

 

No. 23 (1st)     Oh! It’s a good day for moving along....”  

                          Only version to contain this word difference - remaining versions:

            (1st)     “It’s a good day for moving along....”    BUT

 

No. 9   Peggy Lee sings (1st) “....I said to the sun, Good Morning sun, rise and shine today..” (Bing

interjects at this point with, “Rise up, you riser!”)

 

No. 28 Peggy Lee sings as above (Bing interjects with, “Hi! Sun”)

 

No. 13 None of the above variations are apparent.

 

IT’S MAGIC  (Nos.75, 77 & 108)

 

No. 77 (1st)     “...Without a golden wand or mystic char-arm” - Other versions, “...Or mystic charm

(long vowel sound)

            There are no definable differences between the remaining two versions:

 

No. 75 Intro:   “....lady singer - I think!”

 

No. 108           Intro:   “....the Academy Award by ‘B and B’”

 

I’VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM   (Nos.87 & 92)

 

No. 87 (1st)     “What do I care, if the icicles form....”

 

No. 92 (1st)     “What do I care, if those icicles form....”

 

I WANT TO THANK YOUR FOLKS   (Nos.32 & 34)

 

No. 32 Longer version in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “Do you recall the birthday party they

gave you....”

 

No. 34 Shorter version which does not include the above-mentioned repeated lines.

 

I WISH I DIDN’T LOVE YOU SO   (Nos.42 & 44)

 

No. 42 (Last line)        “I wish I didn’t lo-ove you so.”  (Long vowel sound)

 

NO.44 (Last line)        “I wish I didn’t lo-ove you-hoo-hoo so.”

 

JINGLE BELLS  (Nos.11, 49 & 85)

 

No. 11 (1st)     “Oh! what fun it is to ride, in a one horse open sleigh.  Jingle bells....”

 

No. 85 (1st)     “Oh! what fun it is to ride, in a one horse open sleigh (Oh! We have a lot of fun).  Jingle

bells....”

 

No. 49 Re-broadcast of No. 11

 

KATE  (Nos.46 & 51)

 

No. 46 Longer version in which Bing repeats the lines beginning, “I came a little bit early, I couldn’t wait....”

 

No. 51 Shorter version which does not include the above-mentioned repeated lines.

 

LINDA  (Nos.23, 26 & 30)

 

No. 23 (1st)     Can’t help feeling gloomy, Thinking of the loving that I’ve missed....”

 

No. 26 (1st)     I can’t help feeling gloomy, Thinking of the loving that I’ve missed....”

 

No. 30 (1st)     I can’t help feeling gloomy, When I’m thinking of the loving that I’ve missed....”

 

LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME, A  (Nos.82, 84 & 89)

 

All versions are with other artistes and the lines are allocated as indicated.

 

No. 82 (1st)     “A little bird told me that you love me,” (Peggy Lee)

                        “That you love me.” (Bing & Bob Crosby)

 

No. 84 (1st)     “A little bird told me that you love me,” (Bing)

                        “That you love me.” (Peggy Lee)

 

No. 89 (1st)     “A little bird told me that you love me,” (Ernest Whitman)

                        “That you love me.” (Hattie McDaniel)

 

LITTLE JACK FROST GET LOST  (Nos.89 & 91)

 

No. 89 (1st)     You don’t do a thing but put the bite on my toes....”

 

No. 91 (1st)     Why, you don’t do a thing but put the bite on my toes....”

 

LOVE IN BLOOM  (Nos.2 & 35)

 

No. 2   Comedy version with Spike Jones and his City Slickers.

 

No. 35 Part medley with Alec Templeton (Piano)

 

LOVE IS SO TERRIFIC  (Nos.63 & 65)

 

No. 63 (1st)     “Memory gets hazy, then you go crazy,

                         Wow! Hup! Look what it’s done to me....”

 

No. 65 (1st)     “Memory gets hazy, then you go crazy,

                         Wer-ow! Look what it’s done to me....”

 

LOVE SOMEBODY  (Nos.74 & 76)

 

No. 74 (1st)     “I love somebody, yes I do, I love somebody, yes I do....”

 

No. 76 (1st)     “I love somebody, yes I do, love somebody, yes I do....”

 

MA BLUSHIN’ ROSIE  (Nos.14 & 46)

 

Refer to the line sung by Al Jolson:

 

No. 14 (1st)     “....and most ev’ry night you’ll hear me call her name....”

 

No. 46 (1st)     “....and most any night you’ll hear me call her name....”

 

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA  (Nos.23 & 26)

 

No. 23 (1st)     “....how much a peso can buy - one thin slice of tasty coconut pie....”

 

No. 26 (1st)     “....how much a peso can buy - one thin slice of toasted coconut pie....”

 

MAYBE YOU’LL BE THERE   (Nos.84, 86, 89, & 108)

 

No. 86 Duet with Peggy Lee.

 

The remaining three examples are all solo versions BUT

 

No. 108 is a shorter version which does not include the lines beginning, “I go out walking after midnight....”

 

Nos.84 & 89 are both longer versions which include the above-mentioned lines and there are no identifiable differences:

 

No. 84 Intro:   “....outstanding performance by Charlie...really...”

 

No. 89 Intro    “....it’s on Decca - here’s the song...”

 

MEXICALI ROSE   (Nos.35 & 83)

 

No. 35 Duet with Alec Templeton (vocal) -  Part medley consisting of the last few lines only.

 

No. 83 Duet with Morton Downey - Also part medley but a full version.

 

MISSISSIPPI MOON   (Nos.39 & 58)

 

No. 39 Duet with Dinah Shore -

 

(1st)     “When I see the first ranunculus a-bloomin..”  (Bing breaks up the word ‘When’ with

a chuckle.)

 

No. 58 Duet with Peggy Lee - The above interruption is not apparent.

 

MY DARLING   (Nos.83, 87 & 91)

 

No. 83 (1st)     “...except, my darling, my darling, get used to the name of my darling...”

 

Only version to contain this word difference - other versions, “...get used to that name of my darling...” 

 

The remaining versions have no identifiable differences:

 

No. 87 Intro:   “...is this ballad from Ray Bolger’s show...”

 

No. 91 Intro:   “...ballad of the mid-winter season is the ensuing...hit...”

 

MY HAPPINESS   (Nos.73, 76 & 108)

 

No. 108           A shorter version which does not contain the lines beginning, “Every day I reminisce,

dreaming of your...”

 

Nos.73 & 76 are both longer versions containing the above-mentioned lines BUT

 

No. 73 (1st)     “...hold you again, there’ll be no blue memories then...”

 

No. 76 (1st)     “...hold you again, there’ll be no blue me-emories then...”

 

MY HEART GOES CRAZY   (Nos.2, 5 & 16)

 

No. 16 After the chorus sing, (2nd) “Do you have to give that extra squeeze?” Bing is heard to say, “This

thing is gone!”

 

No. 5   (4th)    ..My heart goes crazy” (In versions Nos.2 & 16 the chorus only sing this line but in

this version, Bing joins them)

 

No. 2   Neither of the above differences is heard.

 

MY HEART IS A HOBO   (Nos.34, 36 & 37)

 

No. 34 Solo version - a longer version, including a repeat of the lines beginning, “When hopes are out at the elbows...”

 

No. 36 Solo version - a shorter version which does not include the above-mentioned repeated lines.   

 

No. 37 The only version to include vocal backing by the Rhythmaires, who, in fact, sing the repeated lines beginning, “When hopes are out at the elbows...”

 

NATURE BOY   (Nos.70 & 72)

 

No. 70 (1st)     “...And then one day, one magic day, he passed my way...”

 

No. 72 (1st)     “...And then one day, a magic day, he passed my way...”

 

NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES, THE  (Nos.86 & 90)

 

There are no identifiable differences between the two versions:

 

No. 86 Intro:   “...a very nice song, so here it is...”

 

No. 90 Intro:   “...I’m ready John, ring the gong...”

 

NOW IS THE HOUR  (Nos.55, 58, 62 &69)

 

Examine the pattern of the following passage when it is sung for the second time.  Unless underlined, all corresponding words are long vowel sound.             

 

No. 55             “While you’re away-ay-ay,

                         O-oh! then remember me,

                         When you return,

                         You’ll find me waiting here”

 

No. 58             “While you’re away,

                         Oh! then remember me,

                         When you return,

                         You’ll find me waiting here”

 

No. 62             “While you’re away,

                         O-oh! then remember me-ee,

                         When you return,

                         You’ll find me waiting here”

 

No. 69             “While you’re away,

                         O-oh! then remember me,

                         When you return,

                         You’ll find me waiting hea-here

 

OL’ BUTTERMILK SKY  (Nos.7 & 9)

 

No. 7   (1st)     “...I’m keepin my eye peeled on you...”

 

No. 7   (1st)     “...I’m a’keepin my eye peeled on you...”

 

OLD LAMPLIGHTER, THE  (Nos.10,12 & 18)

 

No. 10 (1st)     “...He turns them on when night is here,

                         He turns them off when dawn is near...”

 

No. 18 (1st)     “...He turns them on when night is here,

                         ‘Turns them off when dawn is near...”

 

No. 12 A shorter version which does not include the above-mentioned lines.

 

ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA   (Nos.82, 84, 87, 88 & 108)

 

No. 88 A parodied version with Johnny Mercer and Peggy Lee.  (See Programme notes)

 

No. 87 Solo version with the Rhythmaires in which Bing sings the first line of the song, “I’d love to get you

on a slow boat to China...”

 

The remaining versions are all duets with female partners who are responsible for singing the first line:

 

No. 108           (with Gloria Wood) - “I’d love to getcha on a slow boat to China...”

 

Nos.82 & 84 (both with Peggy Lee) and both commence, “I’d love to get you on a slow boat to China...” 

BUT

 

No. 82 (1st)     “Melting your heart of stone” (Peggy Lee)

                        “I’d love to get you on a slow boat to China” (Bing)

 

No. 84 (1st)     “Melting your heart of stone” (Peggy Lee)

                        Honey, I’d love to get you on a slow boat to China” (Bing)

 

ONCE AND FOR ALWAYS  (Nos.96 & 98)

 

No. 96 Duet with Peggy Lee.

 

No. 98 Solo version.

 

ON THE BANKS OF THE WABASH   (Nos.25 & 86)

 

No. 25 Duet with Al Jolson.

 

No. 86 With the Mills Brothers.

 

PASS THAT PEACE PIPE   (Nos.46 & 48)

 

No. 46 Lines are allocated as follows:

 

            (1st)     “Don’t be cranky  (Rhythmaires)

                        “Try to use a little restraint” (Bing)

                        “Fold that hankie  (Rhythmaires)

                        “And wipe of all of that war-haw paint” (Bing)

 

No. 48 Bing sings all four of the above-mentioned lines.

 

PRETTY BABY   (Nos.57, 91 & 93)

 

No. 57 (1st)     “...We’ll cuddle all the time, Oh! I want a loving baby and it might as well be you....”

 

No. 91 (1st)     “...And we’ll cuddle all the time, Oh! I want some loving baby and it might as well be you....”

 

No. 93 (1st)     “...And we’ll cuddle all the time, Oh! I want a loving baby and it might as well be you....”   

 

RAINY NIGHT IN RIO, A   (Nos.12,14 & 18)

 

No. 12 (1st)     “...But what d’they do in Mississippi (M.I.S.sissippi), When sky’s are drippy

                         An’ what are they doin’ when it’s murky, (What should rhyme with ‘murky’)

                         - Stand by! - Albuquerque!”

 

No. 12 (1st)     “...And what d’they do in Mississippi (M.I.S.sissippi), When sky’s are drippy

                         ‘N’ what are they doin’ when it’s murky, (What should rhyme with ‘murky’)

                         - Stand by! - Albuquerque!”

 

No. 12 (1st)     “...But what d’they do in Mississippi (M.I.S.sissippi), When sky’s are drippy

                         ‘N’ what are they doin’ when it’s murky, (What should rhyme with ‘murky’)

                         - Comin’ right up! - Albuquerque!”

 

RAMBLING ROSE  (Nos.74 & 76)

 

No. 74 (1st)     “She’s a beauty growing wild

                         And I expeck, she’s a rambling wreck

                         From Georgia Tech,

                         So meek and mild.”

 

No. 76 (1st)     “She’s a beauty growing wild,

                         Birds in their nest,

                         Seem to whistle their best,

                         For Mother Nature’s favourite child.”

 

RIDERS IN THE SKY  Nos.105 & 107)

 

At the end of the song, Bing closes with:

 

No. 105           The ghost herd in the sky....Ghost riders in the sky.”

 

No. 107           “Ghost herd in the sky....Ghost riders in the sky.”

 

RUMOURS ARE FLYING   (Nos.8 & 10)

 

No. 10 This version is distinguished by a piano solo from Skitch Henderson.

 

No. 8   This version however, is distinguished by a guitar solo (Perry Botkin?)

 

SATURDAY DATE  (Nos.61 & 63)

 

No. 61 (1st)     “Honey let’s sit over here - Where the lights are low”

 

No. 63 (1st)     “Say, Honey, let’s sit over here, hm? - Where the lights are low”

 

SILENT NIGHT  (Nos.11, 49 & 85)

 

No. 49 is a re-broadcast of No. 11 and apart from the fact that on No. 85, vocal accompaniment

is provided by the Bob Mitchell Boys’ Choir instead of the Charioteers and Chorus, there are no

identifiable differences and no introductions.

 

SILVER COATED MOON  (Nos.70 & 98)

 

Both versions are duets with Ethel Merman and No.  98 can be distinguished by an aside from Bing, thus:

 

No. 98 (1st)     “Silver coated moon, (Surprise!) Please start shining soon...”

 

This interruption is not apparent on the version heard on Programme No. 70.

 

SMALL FRY  (Nos.88 & 106)

 

Both versions are identical in word, phrasing and intonation.  Even the pattern of audience response is

the same and No. 106 is, undoubtedly, a re-broadcast of No. 88.

 

No. 88 Intro:   “...let’s do it...”

 

No. 106 Intro: “...the new one, huh? - Let’s go...”

 

SMALL ONE, THE  (Nos.11, 49 & 85)

 

All versions are identical, including Ken Carpenter’s introduction and Nos.49 & 85 are re-broadcasts

of No. 11.

 

SO DEAR TO MY HEART  (Nos.88, 94 & 108)

 

No. 108           A shorter version which does not contain the lines beginning, “So dear to my heart, that Decembery day when we strolled...”

 

Nos.88 & 94 are both longer versions which include the above-mentioned lines BUT:

 

No. 88 (1st)     “...And when it’s Springtime, And fields are dressed with flowers...”

 

No. 94 (1st)     “...And when it’s Springtime, Fields are dressed with flowers...”

 

SO IN LOVE  Nos.94, 96 & 108

 

No. 108           Solo version.

 

Nos.94 & 96 are both duets with Peggy Lee and the only variation occurs in the last line of the song

when Bing can be heard singing:

 

No. 94 “...So in love with you, my love, am I” (One note)

 

No. 96 “...So in love with you, my love, am I-I” (Low note - High Note)

 

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING   (Nos.103, 105 & 108)

 

No. 105           (1st)     “...That somewhere you’ll see her, er-hergain and again...” - Only version to

contain this variation - other versions, “...you’ll see her again and again...”

 

The remaining versions have no identifiable differences:

 

No. 103           Intro:   “...from ‘Tales of the South Pacific’ - This is the ballad...”

 

No. 108           Intro:   “...be awful big this summer, I betcha...”

 

SOMETHING TO REMEMBER YOU BY  (Nos.35 & 76)

 

No,35  Solo version.

 

No. 76 Duet with Marilyn Maxwell.

 

SO TIRED  (Nos.95, 98 & 108)

 

Song begins:    No. 95 I’m so tired of waiting for you...”

 

                        No. 98 “So tired of waiting for you...”

 

                        No. 108 “So tired of dreaming of you...”

 

SOUTH AMERICA, TAKE IT AWAY   (Nos.3, 5, & 20)

 

No. 20 With the Andrews Sisters.

 

Remaining versions are both duets with Lina Romay:

 

No. 3   (1st)     ..I can’t keep moving, aiee, my chassis any longer...”

 

No. 5   (1st)     ..I can’t keep moving, aiee, my chassis, aiee, any longer...”

 

SUNDAY, MONDAY OR ALWAYS   (Nos.35 & 42)

 

No. 35 A few lines only with Alec Templeton (Piano) - Part medley.

 

No. 42 With Ozzie and Harriet Nelson.

 

SUNFLOWER   (Nos.95 & 99)

 

No. 99 can be distinguished by an aside by Bing thus:

 

No. 99 (1st)        and I know we’ll never part (“We’ll never part” - Rhythmaires) Ladies! She’s

a sunflower....”

 

This interruption is not apparent on the version heard on Programme No. 95.

 

SWEET LEILANI   (Nos.26 & 105)

 

Both versions are with Alec Templeton (vocal) and Bing commences the song thus:

 

No. 26             “Sweet Leilani, Heavenly Flower, Nature fashioned roses kissed...”

 

No. 105           “Sweet Leilani, Heavenly Flower, I dreamed of Paradise for two...”

 

TARRA TA-LARRA TA-LAR  (Nos.90 & 92)

 

Examine the pattern of the two separate lines:

 

No. 90 (1st)     “La da da da di

            (2nd)   “La di da da da

 

No. 92 (1st)     “La di di da dum

            (2nd)   “La di da di dum

 

THAT’S HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU   (Nos.31 & 33)

 

During the guitar solo, immediately after the first chorus:

 

No. 31 Bing can be heard saying, “Oh! San Antone - Oh! Son - Oh! Son - Ooh Hooh!  There is

also laughter from the studio audience.

 

No. 33 Bing merely says, “Oh! Son - Here now!”  No audience reaction can be detected.

 

THAT’S MY DESIRE   (Nos.36 & 38)

 

No. 36 (1st)     “To spend one night with you....”

 

No. 38 (1st)     “To spend one hour with you...”

 

THESE LUSH MOMENTS   (Nos.39 & 58)

 

No. 39 (1st)     Ooooooh! It’s lush music, lover, let’s waltz...”

 

No. 58 (1st)     It’s lush music, lover, let’s waltz...”

 

THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME   (Nos.56, 64 & 79)

 

All versions are duets with Peggy Lee.

 

No. 56 This version is distinguished by a false start, causing Bing to ‘break-up’ (See Programme notes)

 

No. 64 Consists of a few lines only.

 

No. 79 A full uninterrupted version.

 

THINGS WE DID LAST SUMMER, THE   (Nos.2 & 6)

 

No. 2   (1st)     “...The things we did last summer...”

 

No. 6   (1st)     “...Things we did last summer...”

 

TIME AFTER TIME   (Nos.28 & 33)

 

No. 28 ‘Blow-up’ version. (See Programme notes)

 

No. 33 Normal uninterrupted version.

 

TOO-RA-LOO-RAL-LOO-RAL  (Nos.22, 35 & 44)

 

No. 22 is the only full version and includes the lines beginning, “Over in Killarney, many years ago...”

 

The remaining versions are much abbreviated and do not contain the above-mentioned lines:

 

No. 44 consists of a few lines only but includes the line, “...that’s an Irish lullaby”

 

No. 35 consists of a couple of lines with Alec Templeton (Piano) and does not include the line, “...that’s

an Irish lullaby”

 

TORTURED  (Nos.58 & 70)

 

No. 70 (1st)     “I don’t know why I am so tortured” (The Skylarks repeat “Tortured”)

 

No. 58 (1st)     “I don’t know why I am so tortured” (No repeat)

 

TREE IN THE MEADOW, A  (Nos.73 & 75)

 

No. 73 (1st)     “...I know you’re kissing someone else - I wish that it were me...”

 

No. 75 (1st)     “...I know you’re kissing someone else - How I wish that it were me...”

 

UNCLE REMUS SAID  (Nos.20 & 27)

 

No. 20 (1st)     “Gather ‘round me little children, before you go...”

 

No. 27 (1st)     “Gather ‘round me little chillun, before you go...”

 

UNTIL  (Nos.80 & 82)

 

The simplest point of identification is in Bing’s whistled accompaniment to the Rhythmaires’ solo, when

they sing:

 

No. 80 (1st)     “...there’s no such thing as time, I’ll love but you (Whistle)

 

No. 82 (1st)     “...there’s no such thing as time (Whistle), I’ll love but you (Whistle)

 

WHAT AM I GONNA DO ABOUT YOU?  (Nos.21 & 24)

 

No. 21 (2nd)   “...suddenly are all coming true, What are you gonna do about me...”

 

No. 24 (2nd)   “...suddenly are all coming true, So, what are you gonna do about me...”

 

WHIFFENPOOF SONG, THE  (Nos.41, 47 & 54)

 

No. 41 (1st)     “...and the magic of their voices casts its spell...”

 

Only version to contain this word difference - remaining versions, (1st) “...and the magic of their singing

casts its spell...”

 

No. 47 (1st)     “We’re poor little lambs who have lost our way...”

 

No. 54 (1st)     “We’re poor little lambs who have lost their way...”

 

WHILE THE ANGELUS WAS RINGING  (Nos.99, 100 & 102)

 

No. 99 (1st)     “...I could hear the choir singing, As I saw you standing there...”

 

Only version to contain this word difference - remaining versions, (1st) “And I saw you standing there...” 

BUT:

 

No. 100           (1st)     “...shine upon us from above, Heaven’s blessing on our love...”

 

No. 102           (1st)     “...shine upon us from above, Heaven’s blessings on our love...”

 

WHITE CHRISTMAS  Nos.10, 11, 48, 49, 64 & 85)

 

No. 64 Duet with Peggy Lee (easily distinguishable as Peggy Lee opens the song, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas...” accompanied by Bing, whistling only).

 

No. 11 A solo version without vocal support (on other versions, accompaniment is furnished by Chorus

or Rhythmaires).

 

No. 49 Re-broadcast of No. 11.

 

In the remaining versions, refer to the section of the song, which is accompanied by the Chorus or

Rhythmaires:

 

No. 10 (2nd)   “Where the treetops glisten

                          And children listen

                          To hear sleigh bells in the snow”

 

(The whole of this section is sung by the Chorus and Bing is not heard)   WHEREAS:

 

On versions Nos.48 & 85 the allocation of lines is as follows:

 

No. 48 (2nd)   “Where the treetops glisten (Rhythmaires)

                          And children listen (Bing)

                          To hear (Bing) sleigh bells in the snow” (Bing & Rhythmaires)

 

No. 85 (2nd)   “Where the treetops glisten (Rhythmaires)

                          And children listen (Bing)

                          To-oo hear (Bing) sleigh bells in the snow” (Rhythmaires only)

 

WHY CAN’T YOU BEHAVE?  (Nos.99, 102 & 107)

 

No. 102           (1st)     “Oh! Why can’t you please behave...

 

Only version to contain this word difference, other versions, “Oh! Why can’t you behave...  BUT          

 

No. 99 (1st)     “...and the promises you gave, Oh! Why can’t you behave

 

No. 107           (1st)     “...and the promises you gave, Why can’t you behave”

 

WITH A HEY! AND A HI! AND A HO! HO! HO!  (Nos.51 & 53)

 

No. 51 (1st)     “...cut a little caper, singing, ‘Happiness here I come’”

 

No. 53 (1st)     “...cut yourself a little caper, singing, ‘Happiness here I come’”

 

YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL  (Nos.3 & 79)

 

No. 3   (1st)     “and I am a fool for beauty...”

 

No. 79 (1st)     “and I’m such a fool for beauty...”

 

YOU CALL EVERYBODY “DARLING  (Nos.73 & 78)

 

No. 73 (1st)     ‘...You’ll find someone else can play that game, as well as you...”

 

No. 78 (1st)     ‘...You’ll find someone else can play the game, as well as you...”

 

YOU DO  (Nos.37 & 42)

 

No. 42 A longer version which includes a repeat of the lines beginning, “And who can take my dreams, and make my dreams come true...”

 

No. 37 A shorter version which does not include the above-mentioned repeated lines.

 

YOU DON’T HAVE TO KNOW THE LANGUAGE  (Nos.20, 50 & 58)

 

Versions can be separated by Bing’s intervention (or lack of intervention) after the opening line, thus:

 

No. 20 (1st)     “Oh! Mr. Crosby, we’ve a problem...”

 

No. 50 (1st)     “Oh! Mr Croveny, (Bing: “Come right in”) we’ve a problem...”

 

No. 58 (1st)     “Oh! Mr Croveny, (Bing: “Hello”) we’ve a problem...”

 

YOU KEEP COMING BACK LIKE A SONG  (Nos.4, 7 & 16)

 

No. 16 The only version in which Bing sings the verse with just piano accompaniment.  In the remaining versions the verse is sung with the full orchestra.  BUT

 

No. 4   (1st)     “Just when I think that I’m set...”

 

No. 7   (1st)     “Just when I think then I’m set...”

 

YOU’RE TOO DANGEROUS, CHERIE  (Nos.67, 69 & 71)

 

No. 71 A shorter version which does not include a repeat of the lines, “You’re too glamorous, Cherie, So amorous...”

 

Nos.67 & 69 are both longer versions which include the above-mentioned repeated lines and there are no definable differences.  EXCEPT

 

No. 67 Intro:   “...”You’re Too Dangerous - Cherie” (Spoken before several bars of violin introduction)

 

No. 69 Intro:   “...French chanson.  I do hope you like it” (Spoken over entire violin introduction)

 

YOU TELL ME YOUR DREAM  (Nos.65, 86 & 101)

 

No. 65 With Fibber McGee and Molly.

 

No. 86 With the Mills Brothers.

 

No. 101           With the Gonzaga University Glee Club.

 

YOU WAS  (Nos.97 & 100)

 

No. 97 (1st)     “If you were to ask me who the sweetest one I knew was”,

                         (Bing: “This is big news and I love it!”)

 

No. 100           (1st)     “If you were to ask me who the sweetest one I knew was”,

                         (Bing: “You’re such a bright girl - Yes!”)

 

ZIP A DEE DOO DAH  (Nos.13 & 15)

 

No. 13 Bing closes the song with the final line:  “Zip a dee doo dah, Zip zip zip a dee ay”

 

No. 15 He does not sing this line but scats, “Boodle, beedle, boodle, bardle etc.”

 


SUNDRY GUEST APPEARANCES 1946 -1949

 

The era of recorded shows was now well and truly underway thanks to Bing’s pioneering work and by the end of the period under review there were far fewer live broadcasts.  Bing was the first major artist to transcribe his shows and he also championed the use of magnetic tape which in turn revolutionised the radio industry.

 

1946

October 1 (7 to 7:30 p.m.) Bing guests on the Bob Hope radio show on NBC with Carole Richards.  Jerry Colonna, Vera Vague and Desi Arnaz are also in attendance.  The show is broadcast from San Francisco. 

October 13 (5:00 - 5:30 p.m.) Thought to have made a guest appearance on Paul Whiteman's radio show on ABC.

December 24 (7:00 - 7:30 p.m.) Bing guests on Bob Hope's radio show on NBC with Desi Arnaz, Jerry Colonna and Vera Vague.  The show comes from Sawtelle Veterans' Hospital.  Bing sings Ol’ Buttermilk Sky’ and ‘Silent Night’. (The programme was issued on Radiospirits 40042 “Legends of Radio: The Bob Hope Show”). Then between 9:00 and 10:30 p.m. Bing appears on the radio show 'ABC Christmas Party' with Henry Morgan, Walter Winchell and Paul Whiteman. Bing reads from St. Luke and then sings “O Little Town of Bethlehem”.

 

1947

February 9 Bing is thought to have been featured in the 'Here's to Veterans' radio show.  This was a 15 minute NBC programme which was broadcast on Sunday mornings.

February 16 Again thought to have been featured on 'Here's to Veterans' radio programme.

February 21 Bing guests on the Jimmy Durante-Garry Moore Show on CBS

February 27 Takes part in a Family Theatre radio production of 'J. Smith and Wife' on the Mutual Network with Irene Dunne.

 

“Bing Crosby went straight Friday night on Mutual's Family Theater in a warm captivating dramatic vignette tabbed 'J. Smith and Wife' with Irene Dunne playing opposite him.  The story of a married couple (who die in a boat sinking) outside the gates of the Elysian fields was full of tenderness and beauty key to the thematic purpose of the Family series”.

‘Variety’ (5th March 1947)

 

March 16 (4:00 - 4:30 p.m.) Guests on the Jack Benny radio show on NBC with Dick Haymes, Andy Russell and Dennis Day.  Forgetting it was a live show, Bing says 'hell' on the air when reaching for a high note whilst singing ‘Always’ (with the other guests) and causes a mild upset in the press.  The song can be heard on the LP ‘Both Sides of Bing Crosby’ Curtain Calls #100/2.  He also takes part in the singing of parodies of ‘Ragtime Cowboy Joe’ and ‘Carolina in the Morning’ with Andy Russell, Dennis Day and Dick Haymes.

March 31 (9:30 p.m.) Bing, Jack Benny, Burns & Allen, and Bob Hope appear on the baseball preview radio show on station KLAC.

April 4 Bing guests on Burl Ives’ radio show.  This was a transcribed programme. Bing sings “Red River Valley” and duets with Ives on “Three Green Bottles”.

May 11 (8:30 - 9:00 p.m.) Guests on the Fred Allen radio show on NBC. The show is titled ‘The Hollywood Mikado’.  Bing sings ‘How Are Things in Glocca Morra’ and several parodies of Gilbert and Sullivan songs.

May 11 Has a short spot in the Family Rosary Crusade radio programme ‘The World's Greatest Mother’ on the Mutual Network.

June 7 Golfs in the National Cancer Fund Rally at Hyde Park Country Club, Cincinnati before a crowd of 7,000.  At around 6:30 p.m. Bing takes part in a radio programme from the course over station WKRC and sings ‘It’s a Good Day’, How Are Things in Glocca Morra’, ‘If I Had My Way’ and a duet of ‘Home on the Range’ with Jimmy Demaret.

June 15 Bing and Bob Hope are featured in 'Guest Star' programme #12 with Denes Agay for the Treasury Department.

October 6 Bing stars in another Screen Guild Players radio version of ‘The Bells of St. Mary's’ on CBS with Ingrid Bergman and Joan Carroll.  The programme is sponsored by Camel Cigarettes. Bing sings ‘Aren’t You Glad You’re You’ and ‘The Bells of St. Mary’s’.  The complete programme was issued on the LP’s Spokane 15 - ‘Bing Crosby’ and Sandy Hook SH2409 - ‘The Bells Of St. Mary’s/Holiday Inn’.

October 16 Appears live on the Kraft Music Hall hosted by Al Jolson.  For details, see main Kraft Music Hall listing.

October 28 (7:00- 7:30 p.m.) Live guest appearance on Bob Hope's radio show on NBC alongside Bob's regulars Jerry Colonna and Vera Vague. The show comes from Van Nuys.

November 5 (7:30 - 8:00 p.m.) Guests on the Jimmy Durante live radio show on NBC for Rexall Drug Stores with Arthur Treacher, Candy Candido and Roy Bargy and his Orchestra.  Bing sings both ‘Chidabee, Chidabee, Chidabee (Yah! Yah! Yah!)’ and ‘The Song’s Gotta Come From The Heart’ with Durante.

November 24 Takes part in a Catholic Welfare radio program called "It's Up To You".

December 4   Guests on ‘The George Burns and Gracie Allen’ radio show on NBC with Gail Gordon, Hans Conreid and Meredith Willson and the Maxwell House Orchestra. Bing sings 'How Soon'.

December 20 Bing takes part in the radio show ‘The Joyful Hour’ on the Mutual Broadcasting System with Dick Haymes, Perry Como, Ann Blyth and Dennis Day.

 

1948

January 15 Appears live on the Kraft Music Hall on NBC hosted by Al Jolson.  For details see main Kraft Music Hall listing.

March 16 In American Red Cross 1948 Fund Campaign broadcast 'Services to Veterans.'

April 4 (7:00 - 7:30 p.m.) Guests on the Jack Benny radio show on NBC.  Bing sings 'Haunted Heart' with Phil Harris and his Orchestra.

April 18 Stars in a transcribed NBC radio programme 'A Question Of Pianos' with Ann Blyth and others for Catholic Charities.  Bing sings ‘Where The Blue of the Night’ (signature tune only), ‘Dinah’, ‘The Bells of St. Mary’s’, ‘Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral’(with Ann Blyth), Inka Dinka Doo (with Jimmy Durante) and ‘The Sidewalks of New York’ (with Bob Hope, Maureen O’Sullivan, Pat O’Brien, Ann Blyth and Jimmy Durante).

April 18 Bing stars in a transcribed radio programme ‘Guest Star’ #56.  This is a Treasury Department production and is the first in support of the Security Loan Campaign.  Bing’s songs are ‘Love is So Terrific’, ‘The Story of Sorrento’, ‘Saturday Date’ and ‘But Beautiful’.

May 16   Bing appears in a show at Uline Arena, Washington D.C. with Edgar Bergen, Ray Noble and Henry Morgan.  Part of the show is broadcast on NBC at 8:00 p.m. as ‘The Edgar Bergen Show’ and Bing sings 'You're Too Dangerous, Cherie' .

 

“Bing Crosby guested Sunday night (16th) on the Edgar Bergen show from Washington and supplied the only bright touch.  Although the writing for the guest spot was uninspired, Crosby’s off-hand humour was infectious and his vocal number was stand-out.  Otherwise the show was merely limp.  It suggested that not only was there was a need for a new stable of writers but a new concept for the programme or, at least, a new dummy character or two might re-awaken Bergen’s natural flagging interest in the stint.  Of course, the fact that the broadcast originated in a large auditorium was a handicap in this instance”

(“Variety” 19th May 1948)

 

May Bing appears on the Florence Pritchett radio show (Exact date unknown)

May 23 (8:30 - 9:00 p.m.) Guests on the Fred Allen show on NBC which is titled ‘Fred wants to do Bing’s life story’.  Bing sings ‘I Kiss Your Hand, Madame’ and  takes part in a version of "Bye Bye Blues" with  a  pseudo Rhythm Boys group.

 

“Fred Allen did a Jack Benny, running overtime with Bing Crosby as guest (23rd)”

(“Variety” 26th May 1948)

 

October 4 Stars in the Community Chest National Campaign Variety Show with Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor and Marlene Dietrich.  The show is broadcast over the ABC network.

October 4 Bing appears in a USO special ‘The Waking Giant’ with many other stars including Bob Hope, Al Jolson, Dinah Shore, George Montgomery and Jack Benny.  The host is Gregory Peck.

October 14 (8:00 p.m.) Stars in Screen Guild Theatre radio version of ‘Welcome Stranger’ with Barry Fitzgerald and Mona Freeman on NBC.  Bing sings ‘My Heart is a Hobo’ and ‘As Long As I’m Dreaming’. The sponsor is Camel Cigarettes.

November 22 Starts to present daily transcribed 15 minute shows which use records and continue intermittently until October, 1950.  A number of different stations take the show with a variety of sponsors including Vacuum Foods, owners of Minute Maid.

 

“Bing’s Dual Role For Vacuum Foods (Director, Disk Jockey) A Trade Ripley”  

“A good deal of trade speculation circulated over the weekend regarding the news that Bing Crosby would turn up on a half a dozen key stations, later this Fall, as a plattered, five times a week, daytime disk jockey.  The fact - announced simultaneously -  that he had been elected a Director of the Vacuum Foods Corporation which will bankroll the new programme seemed insufficient to account fully for his decision to take on the stint.

In view of Crosby’s already multiple, lucrative and time consuming activities and enterprises (network radio, pictures, records etc.) assumptions naturally arose that the deal involves more than meets the eye. While the financial arrangements between the Groaner and the food outfit were kept strictly under wraps, it was considered significant that “contract arrangements” for the new programme, involved not only Philco, Crosby’s night-time ABC sponsor, but also J.H. Whitney & Co which handles many of the singer’s financial dealings.  Number of stations airing the stanza, definitely, will be expanded following the tee-off,  a spokesman for the sponsor said, as soon as new distribution areas are added for the product to be plugged - Minute Maid quick frozen concentrated orange juice.....A fifteen minute stanza is indicated and may not consist entirely of Crosby simply in intro-ing disks of his own warbling.  While there are no plans for guest stars etc., it was reported that the Bingle may break into song, occasionally instead of just twirling disks.”

 (“Variety” 15th September 1948)

 

“‘This Is Bing Crosby’ with Guests, Ken Carpenter, Producer/Director Bill Morrow - 15 minutes Monday thru Friday 9.45 am - Vacuum Foods - WCBS New York.”

“In a friendly gesture from Philco which sponsors his network show, Bing Crosby is putting in a friendly plug for Minute Maid  Frozen Orange Juice via this new recorded airer.  The fact that Crosby was recently elected a Director of Vacuum Foods Corp., which makes Minute Maid helps to explain the parlay.  Programme is a lazy, inviting one with Bing acting as sort of MC, disk jockey for a quarter of an hour of light banter and music.  The opening programme on Monday (22nd) had Crosby singing a new song and playing one of his old disks and to show his generosity, as well as good showmanship, playing an Ella Fitzgerald recording too.  Crosby also did his own commercials, valiantly plugging frozen orange juice and doing a better job of it than announcer, Ken Carpenter.  Met soprano, Dorothy Kirsten, wandered into the programme to exchange a couple of words with Bing but didn’t sing anything, making the whole bit a bit silly. Otherwise, this is a pleasant ayemer.”

(“Variety” 24th November 1948)

(Should you find the last word in this extract somewhat baffling - Think of ‘morning’!)

 

December 5 (3:00 - 3:30 p.m.)  On 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet' NBC radio show with Lindsay Crosby.  Bing sings ‘Buttons and Bows’.

December 7 Guests on Bob Hope radio show on NBC with Doris Day.  Bing sings ‘A Little Bird Told Me’ and he and Bob sing a parody of ‘Buttons and Bows’.  The complete programme was issued on the LP ‘Bing Crosby & Bob Hope’ Radiola MR-1044. The song ‘Buttons And Bows’ was issued on Jasmine JASCD 357/8 (CD) – ‘Bob Hope & Friends’

December 19 Bing takes part in the radio show ‘The Joyful Hour’ on the Mutual Broadcasting System with Ethel Barrymore, Dennis Day, Maureen O'Sullivan and Perry Como. The show is arranged by the Family Rosary Crusade.

December 25 A two hour radio show ‘Christmas Festival’ is broadcast on CBS hosted by Gene Autry featuring Bing as M.C. and guests Lionel Barrymore, The Andrews Sisters and Burns and Allen amongst others. This may have been recorded in advance.

 

“‘Christmas Festival’ - CBS from Hollywood - 2 hour broadcast - Saturday 25th - Gene Autry (Host); Bing Crosby (MC) with Lionel Barrymore, The Andrews Sisters, Burns & Allen, Rochester, Dan Dailey etc. - Autry and Crosby helped weld the show together.  Bing vocalised on ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Jingle Bells’ with The Andrews Sisters”.

(“Variety” 29th December 1948)

 

December 25 Bing and Bob Hope are amongst many stars featured in ‘Christmas Command Performance’.  Andy Russell is the host.

 

 

1949

January 2 Bing appears on Walter Winchell's first radio show for Kaiser-Frazer but only to read the advertisement. Whilst Bing and three other subsequent guest announcers each receive the minimum $30 fee, the sponsor puts $4,000 into the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund.

 

“Confronted with the problem of wiping out a sixteen year sponsor identification - one of the longest in network annals, William H. Weintraub Agency which handles the Kaiser-Frazer account, came up with the slickest trick of the season in commercial radio when Walter Winchell went on the auto maker’s bankroll last Sunday (2nd).  For the tee off programme, Weintraub had Bing Crosby do the KF commercial.  On the three subsequent Sundays, Charles Boyer, Joan Crawford and Jane Wyman will handle the announcer chores and get in the KF ‘plugs’.  While each of the stars is being paid a minimum $30 AFRA fee, actually Kaiser-Frazer is allocating an additional sum ($4000) for Walter Winchell’s pet charity, the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund.  Last Sunday, marked the first time that Crosby had detoured into a strictly commercial pitch, except for the integrated plugs worked into his own, Philco sponsored, ABC show.”

(“Variety” 5th January 1949)

 

February 4 Bing guests on the Jimmy Durante radio show sponsored by the Rexall Drug Co. and sings ‘Sing Soft, Sing Sweet, Sing Gentle’ with Durante.  The song was included on the LP Brunswick LAT 8218 - ‘Club Durant’ and the CD See for Miles Records SEECD 360 - ‘Bing Crosby - The EP Collection’. Bing also solos ‘So Dear To My heart’. Other guests include Alan Young and Candy Candido.

March 10 (8:00 p.m.) Bing appears on Peggy Lee's radio show on station KFI.

March 11  (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.) Stars in CBS broadcast of ‘Welcome Stranger’ with Ann Blyth and Barry Fitzgerald.

April 17 (7:30 - 8:30 p.m.) Guests on ‘Welcome Back, Baseball’ radio programme on CBS with his four sons plus Bob Hope, Dinah Shore and Claudette Colbert.

 

‘Welcome Back Baseball’ Sunday (17th) 10 pm

“Baseball never a more auspicious, inaugural than the one bestowed on it, Sunday night (17th) on CBS when Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, Claudette Colbert and the Crosby kids parlayed their talents into one of the top one shot sixty minute shows of the year.  General Mills on behalf of Wheaties picked up the tab for this, ‘Welcome Back Baseball’ salute on the eve of the diamond season’s opening (it will be an annual event, henceforth).  Credit General Mills with a ‘homer’ for this was big league programming and the Presidential throw-out of the first ball was strictly ant-climatic.  Crosby and Hope were never in finer fettle.  The Groaner was in there pitching, for the full 60 minutes and through a large segment, he, Hope and Miss Shore were dishing out a comedic counterpart of ‘Tinkers-Two-Evers-Two’ chance but paid off with a succession of boffs.  Practically everything and anything was grist for the Crosby/Hope banter mill with plenty of trade-wise kidding on the level”….Bill Paley, ‘CBS versus NBC (NBS? – ‘That’s ghost town’), The Hoopers, Philco, Swan Soap, long-playing discs and notably the Prates versus the Indians which set the tempo for the hour show.

One of the sock sequences was a playback of the Claudette Colbert/Crosby four kids Baseball routine heard earlier in the season on the Groaner’s transcribed Philco Show.  It was as delightful on the reprise as on the initial hearing.  The Bing/Dinah dueting of, ‘So In Love’, the latter’s ‘Forever And Ever’, Crosby’s ‘Careless Hands’ and ‘When Is Sometime’ from ‘Connecticut Yankee’.  The Bing/Bob parody on ‘Buttons And Bows’ angled on the Pirates-Indians pennant chances, the Dinah/Hope/Crosby Wheaties commercial, these were but a few of the bang-up good ingredients in a show that rates General Mills as sponsor, a pennant all its own.”

(“Variety” 20th April 1949)

 

April 19 Appears on Bob Hope radio show on NBC.

May 16 Bing, Bob Hope and many other stars take part in a two hour radio programme 'Opportunity - An American Watchword' which is carried by all four networks to promote the Savings Bond drive. Bing and Bob take part in a sketch and also sing a parody of 'Road to Morocco'.

May 29 Radio show 'Guest Star - Bing Crosby' (No. 114) is broadcast on behalf of the Treasury Department.  It uses songs taken from earlier Philco shows with fresh linking provided by Bing to promote the sale of Savings Bonds. The songs include ‘So Dear to My Heart’ and ‘So in Love’.

July 26 On the Chesterfield sponsored radio show 'The Supper Club'.  Bing heavily promotes his film ‘Top O’ The Morning’ and also plugs his forthcoming radio series due to start September 21.  Bing sings the Chesterfield jingle and ‘Top O’ The Morning’,  ‘Kitty of Coleraine’,  ‘The Donovans’, ‘You’re In Love With Someone’ and ‘O ‘Tis Sweet To Think’ (with Ann Blyth).  It appears that sound track recordings were used and merely linked by dialogue from Bing.

October 28 An appeal for the New York Foundling Hospital by Eddie Cantor on NBC includes a contribution from Bing who sings “That Lucky Old Sun”.

 

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