Armed Forces Radio Shows

by G.E. Hewitt

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Date: February 27, 1943
Location: Los Angeles
Command Performance #55

Margaret Whiting (v), Freddie Slack (p, dir), others unknown (acc), Betty Grable (mc)

a. rt That Old Black Magic - 2:33(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Paul Weston
Armed Forces Radio Service disc55 — Command Performance #55   (1943)

Other guests were Pat O'Brien, The Charioteers, Mel Blanc and Marian Anderson.


Date: August 1943
Location: Los Angeles
Downbeat (AFRS)

Margaret Whiting (v), Freddie Slack (p, dir), Ralph Lee (ts), Barney Bigard (cl), others unknown (acc)

a. rt Sweet Sorrow - 4:00(Fred Astaire, Gladys Shelley)
b. rt I've Heard That Song Before - 3:01(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
c. rt Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil) - 2:31(Ary Barroso, Bob Russell)
All titles on: Jazz Hour CD1051 — Freddie Slack & His Orchestra   (1996)

Barney Bigard (cl) on c.


Date: 1944
Location: Los Angeles
Personal Album #13 (AFRS #1353)

Margaret Whiting (v, mc), Skitch Henderson (p)

a. rt One Hour With You - 2:09(Richard Whiting, Raymond Egan)
b. rt Till We Meet Again - 2:03(Richard Whiting, Raymond Egan)
c. rt Sleepy Time Gal(Richard Whiting, Ange Lorenzo, Joseph R. Alden, Raymond Egan)
d. rt When Did You Leave Heaven?(Richard Whiting, Walter Bullock)
e. rt My Ideal(Richard Whiting, Newell Chase, Leo Robin)
All titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service disc13 — Personal Album #13   (1944)

Date: June 14, 1949
Location: Los Angeles
Command Performance #379

Jack Smith (v), Margaret Whiting (v, mc), unknown (acc, con), Wendell Niles (mc)

a. rt Dreamer With A Penny - 3:02(Lester Lee, Allan Roberts)
b. rt It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World - 2:25(John Rox)
c. rt Make A Miracle - 3:00(Frank Loesser)
All titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service disc379 — Command Performance #379   (1949)

Jack Smith (v) on b-c.

Steve Allen was guest.


Date: Summer 1949 (ca)
Location: Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Naval Air Reserve Show (USNR Series 3)

Bob Packham (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), The Starlighters (bkv), unknown (acc), Paul Weston (con), Tom Reddy (mc)

a. D-44227rt The Gypsy In My Soul - 2:03(Clay Boland, Moe Jaffe) / arr: Frank De Vol
U.S. Government disc — Naval Air Reserve Show (Program 3 - Series 3)   (1949)
b. D-44227rt Come Rain Or Come Shine - 2:07(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Paul Weston
U.S. Government disc — Naval Air Reserve Show (Program 3 - Series 3)   (1949)
c. D-44228rt It Might As Well Be Spring - 3:17(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Paul Weston
U.S. Government disc — Naval Air Reserve Show (Program 16 - Series 3)   (1949)
d. D-44228rt Heat Wave - 2:20(Irving Berlin) / arr: Frank De Vol
U.S. Government disc — Naval Air Reserve Show (Program 16 - Series 3)   (1949)

The Starlighters (bkv) on d.

1. Production/Program Numbers
The production numbers are listed beside the performance titles in the matrix column. Performances a-b. are heard in Program #3, and performances c-d. are heard in Program #16.

2. Program #3 Air Dates:
October 18, 1949 (Tue) - 19:00-19:15 - KSDO, San Diego CA.
ca October 22, 1949 (Sat) - time unknown - WBSM, New Bedford MA.
ca October 24, 1949 (Mon) - 20:30-20:45 - KFOX, Long Beach CA.
February 16, 1951 (Fri) - 08:30-08:45 - KSDO, San Diego CA. (repeat)

3. Program #16 Air Dates:
ca December 12, 1949 (Mon) - 20:45-21:00 - KFOX, Long Beach CA.
January 21, 1950 (Sat) - time unknown - WBSM, New Bedford MA.

4. The Starlighters
This vocal group consists of Pauline Byrns, Vince Degen, Jerry Duane, Howard Hudson and Tony Paris.

5. Source
Thanks to Adrian Daff for the information contained in this session.


Date: 1951
Location: Los Angeles
Navy Star Time #22 (USN)

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Buzz Adlam (con)

a. rt It's A Lovely Day Today(Irving Berlin)
b. rt It Never Entered My Mind(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c. rt Be My Love(Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn)
All titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service disc22 — Navy Star Time #22   (1951)

Date: May 17, 1952
Location: Los Angeles
Navy Star Time (USN)

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Buzz Adlam (con)

a. rt Why Don't You Believe Me - 2:48(Lew Douglas, King Laney, Leroy W. Rodde)
b. rt 'S Wonderful - 1:34(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c. rt I Didn't Know What Time It Was - 3:46(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d. rt My One And Only - 1:32(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on: Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)

Date: Late 1952 (ca)
Location: Los Angeles
USN Transcriptions

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Lou Busch (con)

a. rt This Can't Be Love - 1:40(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. rt Make The Man Love Me - 2:52(Arthur Schwartz, Dorothy Fields)
c. rt That Old Black Magic - 2:52(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
d. rt I'll Walk Alone - 2:33(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
All titles on: Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)

Date: 1953
Location: Los Angeles
Your Star Time #28 (USN)

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Buzz Adlam (con)

a. rt The Gypsy In My Soul(Clay Boland, Moe Jaffe)
b. rt Why Don't You Believe Me(Lew Douglas, King Laney, Leroy W. Rodde)
c. rt That Old Black Magic(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
All titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service disc28 — Your Star Time #28   (1953)

Date: December 1953
Location: Los Angeles
The Les Brown Show #4 (USN)

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con, mc)

a. rt 'S Wonderful - 1:27(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
b. rt Waltz To The Blues - 2:52(Lenny Adelson, Edward Ross Samuels)
Both titles unissued.

Date: December 1953 (ca)
Location: Los Angeles
The Les Brown Show (USN)

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con, mc)

a. rt C.O.D. - 1:44(Guy Singer)
Magic Records CS/CD54 — Heatwave   (1992)
b. rt No Other Love - 2:32(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Magic Records CS/CD54 — Heatwave   (1992)
c. rt The Gypsy In My Soul - 2:08(Clay Boland, Moe Jaffe)
d. rt Till I Waltz Again With You - 2:01(Sidney Prosen)
All titles on: Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)

This session combines two Margaret Whiting appearances on The Les Brown Show. Broadcast dates and episode numbers are unknown.


Date: January 1954
Location: Los Angeles
The Les Brown Show #8 (USN)

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con, mc)

a. rt Today I Love Everybody - 1:41(Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields)
b. rt P.S. I Love You - 3:22(Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer)
Both titles on: Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)

Date: January 11, 1954
Location: Los Angeles
The Les Brown Show #11 (USN)

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con, mc)

a. rt Moonlight In Vermont - 3:19(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
b. rt St. Louis Blues - 3:04(W.C. Handy)
Both titles on: Magic Records CS/CD68 — From Hollywood 1953   (1994)
Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)

Date: April 1954 (ca)
Location: Los Angeles
Let's Go To Town #13-16 (National Guard)

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Billy May (con), Martin Block (mc)

a. rt It Might As Well Be Spring - 2:07(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
unissued
b. rt St. Louis Blues - 2:47(W.C. Handy)
Jasmine CD395 — Let's Go To Town With Billy May   (2002)
c. rt Moonlight In Vermont - 2:38(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
unissued
d. rt The End Of A Love Affair - 2:40(Edward C. Redding)
unissued

Billy May and Margaret Whiting were bandleader/singing star 'of the month' during four consecutive broadcasts of Let's Go To Town in early 1954. Whiting sings one song per episode.


Date: September 1955 (ca)
Location: Los Angeles
Stand By For Music (USN)

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc, spk), Frank De Vol (con)

a. rt There's A Great Day Coming, MaƱana - 1:15(E.Y. Harburg, Burton Lane)
b. rt Alone Together - 2:00(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
c. rt The End Of A Love Affair - 3:03(Edward C. Redding)
All titles on: Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)

unknown (spk) on c.


Date: September 1955
Location: Los Angeles
Stand By For Music #11 (USN)

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Frank De Vol (con)

a. rt Today I Love Everybody - 1:34(Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields)
b. rt Moonlight In Vermont - 2:54(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
c. rt It Had To Be You - 2:44(Gus Kahn, Isham Jones)
All titles on: Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)

Date: 1957
Location: Los Angeles
Stars For Defense #19

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Ray Bloch (con)

a. rt The Money Tree(Mark McIntyre, Clifford F. Ferre)
b. rt I Don't Know Why(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
c. rt As Time Goes By(Herman Hupfeld)
All titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service disc19 — Stars For Defense #19   (1957)

Date: 1959 (ca)
Location: Los Angeles
Your Star Time #7B (USN)

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Buzz Adlam (con)

a. rt Thou Swell(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. rt Come Rain Or Come Shine(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
c. rt Moonlight In Vermont(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
All titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service disc7B — Your Star Time #7B   (1959)

Date: 1964
Location: Los Angeles
Stars For Defense #385

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Ray Bloch (con)

a. rt He Loves Me(Frank Eyton, Noel Gay)
b. rt As Long As He Needs Me(Lionel Bart)
c. rt Old Devil Moon(Burton Lane, E.Y. Harburg)
All titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service disc385 — Stars For Defense #385   (1964)

Date: 1965
Location: Los Angeles
The Navy Swings (USN)

Margaret Whiting (v), George Shearing (p, dir), others unknown (acc)

a. rt Here's That Rainy Day - 3:18(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
b. rt I'm Old Fashioned - 2:10(Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer)
c. rt Charade - 3:12(Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
d. rt Days Of Wine And Roses(Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
e. rt They Can't Take That Away From Me - 2:37(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
f. rt After You've Gone - 2:30(Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)
g. rt But Not For Me - 1:49(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
h. rt A Foggy Day - 1:50(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
i. rt Get Me To The Church On Time - 2:00(Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
All titles unissued.

c, d performed as medley.


Date: 1966
Location: Los Angeles
Stars For Defense #507

Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Ray Bloch (con)

a. rt Somewhere There's Love(Lor Crane, Bernice Ross)
b. rt That Old Black Magic(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
c. rt The Shadow Of Your Smile(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
All titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service disc507 — Stars For Defense #507   (1966)

Sessions Reported: 21

Performances Reported: 71

Unique Songs Reported: 56

Unique Issues Reported: 16