Star Spangled Radio Hour - 3.10.18

Saturday, March 10th

SSRH 405

March 10, 2018

“THE SATURDAY NIGHT SWING CLUB”

Program No. 43

Saturday, May 1, 1937

7:00 – 7:30 pm

CBS Radio Playhouse No. 2

254 West 45 Street

New York

(CBS) (WABC)

Mel Allen, announcer

Phil Cohan, producer

Paul Douglas, host

With Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra (their closing night from the Hotel Commodore), Edythe Wright (vocalist) The Raymond Scott Quintette; Adele Gerard (harp) Lou “Red” Evans (ocarina), Leith Stevens and his Orchestra (house band)

Program No. 49

Sunday, June 13, 1937

First Anniversary Special Broadcast

Midnight – 1:30 am

CBS Radio Playhouse No. 2

254 West 45 Street

New York

(CBS) (WABC)

Mel Allen, announcer

Phil Cohan, producer

Paul Douglas, host

With Leith Stevens and his Orchestra, The Raymond Scott Quintette, including Raymond Scott with Johnny Williams, Dave Harris, Pete Pumilglio, Dave Wade, Lou Schoobe; Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Cootie Williams, Harry Carney, Juan Tizol, Casper Reardon, Andrian Rollini, Frankie Victor, Haig Stevens, Kay Thompson and her Rhythm Singers, Bunny Berigan and his Quintette du Hot Club de France, Stéphane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, Claude Thornhill, Benny Goodman Trio & Quartet, including Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson; Dick McDonough, Carl Kress, Mannie Klien and Wilbur Schwitzenberg [Will Bradley]

SSRH 405 Playlist

(1May37) Program Open, Scattin’ at the Kit – Kat (Stevens Orch.), You’re Not the Kind (Stevens Orch.), Star Dust (Adele Girard, harp), Dark Eyes (Tommy Dorsey), Jammin’ (Tommy Dorsey; Edythe Wright, vocal), Adam’s Apple (Red Evans, ocarina), The Girl with the Light Blue Hair (Raymond Scott Quintette), Powerhouse (Raymond Scott Quintette), Program Close

(13Jun37) Program Open, Paul Douglas describes the program, Panamania (Stevens Orch.), Frolic Sam (Duke Ellington with Barney Bigard, Cootie Williams, Harry Carney and Juan Tizol), Ain’t Mishbehavin’ (Casper Reardon, swing harp), Swing, Swing Mother in Law (Stevens Orch., Raymond Scott composition), Rebound (Adrian Rollini, Frankie Victor, Haig Stevens), It Had To Be You (Kay Thompson, vocal, with Stevens Orch.), Am I Blue (Bunny Berigan and his Orch. from the Hotel Pennsylvania Roof Garden, New York; Bunny speaks briefly following), Mel Allen reads letters of congratulations from numerous artiists and publications. Powerhouse (Raymond Scott Quintette), CBS ID with incidental music (Stevens Orch,), I Got Rhythm (Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra from the Palomar in Los Angeles, California) The Devil Is Afraid of Music (Glen Gray; Pee Wee Hunt, vocal), Crazy Rhythm, Nobody’s Sweetheart Now (Leslie Lieber, fife), Djangology, Limehouse Blues, Breakup (Quintette du Hot Club de France, with Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhart, shortwave from The Bricktop Café, Monmarte, Paris, France at 5:40 am local time, with CBS announcer Ed Murrow), CBS ID with incidental music (Stevens Orch.), The Swing Session Is Called To Order (Stevens Orch.; Larry Clinton composition) (premiere performance), Bach Fugue with Swing, Chopin with Swing (to demonstrate what swing is) (Claude Thornhill, piano), Flight of the Bumblebee (Claude Thornhill, piano, with Stevens Orch.), There’s A Lull In My Life, Nagasaki (Benny Goodman, his Trio and Quartet, featuring Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa and Teddy Wilson, from Pittsburgh), CBS ID with incidental music (Stevens Orch.), Whoa Babe (Kay Thompson and her Rhythm Singers), Mel Allen reads more congratulations messages, Caravan (Stevens Orch.), Chicken A La Swing (Dick McDonough and Carl Kress, guitars, with Stevens Orch.) Twilight in Turkey (Raymond Scott Quintette), “Jam Session”, Three Little Words, China Boy (Raymond Scott Quintette and guests including Carl Kress, Dick McDonough, Mannie Klien, Wilbur Schwitzenberg [Will Bradley] and Claude Thornhill), Program Close

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