Other Radio Appearances

by G.E. Hewitt

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Date: December 31, 1944
Location: Los Angeles
Music Depreciation #10

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

a. rt Someone To Watch Over Me - 2:54(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Frank De Vol
b. rt Sleepy Time Gal - 3:05(Richard Whiting, Ange Lorenzo, Joseph R. Alden, Raymond Egan) / arr: Frank De Vol
Both titles unissued.

Date: August 16, 1946
Location: Los Angeles
Let's Go To Slapsie's (Audition Show)

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

a. rt If I Loved You - 2:38(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)

Date: Alexander's Ragtime Band (April 7, 1947)
Location: CBS Radio Playhouse, 1615 North Vine Street, Los Angeles
Lux Radio Theatre #566 (CBS Radio)

William Keighley (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc, con)

a. rt Blue Skies - 1:25(Irving Berlin)
b. rt Cheek To Cheek - 1:43(Irving Berlin)
Both titles unissued.

Other guests were Al Jolson, Dick Haymes, Dinah Shore and Tyrone Power.

Date: Anything Goes (October 11, 1948)
Location: Los Angeles
The Railroad Hour #2 (ABC Radio)

Gordon MacRae, Margaret Whiting (v), Norman Luboff Choir (bkv), unknown (acc), Carmen Dragon (dir, con), Norman Luboff (dir)

a. rt I Get A Kick Out Of You - 3:50(Cole Porter) / arr: Carmen Dragon
b. rt Anything Goes - 1:44(Cole Porter) / arr: Carmen Dragon
c. rt You're The Top - 2:15(Cole Porter) / arr: Carmen Dragon
d. rt Blow, Gabriel, Blow - 3:03(Cole Porter) / arr: Carmen Dragon
All titles unissued.

Gordon MacRae (v) on b-d.

Date: April 14, 1949
Location: Los Angeles
Kraft Music Hall

Al Jolson (v, mc), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Lou Bring (con)

a. rt So In Love - 2:43(Cole Porter)
b. rt Ain't We Got Fun - 0:57(Richard Whiting, Raymond Egan, Gus Kahn)
c. rt Embraceable You - 1:35(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles unissued.

Al Jolson (v) on b-c.

Date: May 29, 1949
Location: CBS Radio Playhouse, 1615 North Vine Street, Los Angeles
The Lucky Strike Program

The Sportsmen, Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc, con), Jack Benny (mc)

a. rt Baby, It's Cold Outside - 2:09(Frank Loesser)

1. Lucky Strike Lyrics
The final verse includes modified lyrics to promote the sponsor.

2. The Sportsmen
This quartet consists of Bill Days (lead tenor), Max Smith (tenor), Marty Sperzel (baritone) and Gurney Bell (bass).

Date: August 15, 1949
Location: Los Angeles
The Carnation Contented Hour

Buddy Clark (v, mc), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Ted Dale (con)

a. rt I Didn't Know What Time It Was - 3:05(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. rt Let's Take An Old-Fashioned Walk - 3:03(Irving Berlin)
Both titles unissued.

Buddy Clark (v) on b.

Date: November 6, 1949
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Sunday Down South

Snooky Lanson (v, spk, mc), Margaret Whiting (v, spk), unknown (bkv, hnd, acc), Beasley Smith (con), Dottie Dillard (spk), Ott Devine (mc)

a. rt St. Louis Blues - 2:46(W.C. Handy)
b. rt Dime A Dozen - 1:55(Cindy Walker)
c. rt My Ideal - 2:30(Richard Whiting, Newell Chase, Leo Robin)
d. rt It Might As Well Be Spring(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
e. rt Far Away Places(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
f. rt You Was - 1:53(Sonny Burke, Paul Francis Webster)
All titles unissued.

c, d, e performed as medley.

Snooky Lanson (v) on f, (spk) on c-e; unknown (bkv) on b, (hnd) on b; Dottie Dillard (spk) on c-d; Margaret Whiting (spk) on c-e.

1. Margaret Down South
Snooky Lanson declares this to be "Margaret Whiting Day". A large audience was expected, and the production was moved from its studio to the Ryman Auditorium for the broadcast. Dottie Dillard performs "Come Rain Or Come Shine" in tribute. This broadcast marks the first time Whiting performed in Nashville.

2. Hits Medley
The timing of the medley includes dialogue with Snooky Lanson and Dottie Dillard.

3. Sponsor
"Sunday Down South" was a WSM program sponsored by Lion Oil.

Date: Frankie And Johnny (February 3, 1957)
Location: Los Angeles
Suspense Radio

William N. Robson (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v, spk), unknown (acc), Leith Stevens (con), Corny Anderson, Daws Butler, Joe DeSantis, Roy Glenn, Shepard Menken, Shirley Mitchell, Jay Novello, Amanda Randolph (spk)

a. rt Frankie And Johnny - 24:05(Traditional) / arr: Leith Stevens

1. Programming
The performance spans the entire program with dialogue between each verse. Margaret Whiting plays the role of Frankie, and Shepard Menken plays the role of Johnny.

2. Music and Lyrics
This traditional folk song was adapted with new music arranged by Leith Stevens and new lyrics by David Freidkin and Morton Fine.

Date: Fall 1992
Location: WLTR Studios, Columbia SC.
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz (NPR)

Margaret Whiting (v), Marian McPartland (p)

a. rt Come Rain Or Come Shine - 3:21(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
b. rt My Ideal - 3:29(Richard Whiting, Newell Chase, Leo Robin)
c. rt Day In - Day Out - 2:35(Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer)
d. rt Twilight World - 3:24(Marian McPartland, Johnny Mercer)
e. rt Moonlight In Vermont - 3:10(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
f. rt Someone To Watch Over Me - 4:09(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
g. rt In The Days Of Our Love - 3:30(Marian McPartland, Peggy Lee)
h. rt It Had To Be You - 2:44(Gus Kahn, Isham Jones)
All titles unissued.

Margaret Whiting (v) on a-c, e-f, h.

Sessions Reported: 10

Performances Reported: 30

Unique Songs Reported: 28