Radio, TV & Concert

by G.E. Hewitt

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Date: February 25, 1941
Location: Shrine Auditorium, 665 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles
Greek Relief Fund Benefit Concert

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

a. live Japanese Sandman - 3:05(Richard Whiting, Raymond Egan)
b. live One Hour With You - 3:05(Richard Whiting, Raymond Egan)
c. live Till We Meet Again - 3:05(Richard Whiting, Raymond Egan)
All titles on: Original Cast CD9839 — Legends & Songwriters In Concert 1941   (1998)

a, b, c performed as medley.


Date: August 1943
Location: Los Angeles
AFRS Downbeat

Freddie Slack (ldr), 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: 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: June 12, 1949
Location: Los Angeles
Guest Star #116 (US Treasury)

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

a. rt Far Away Places - 2:35(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
unissued

Buddy Clark was also guest.


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(Leo Robin, Richard Whiting, Newell Chase)
d. rt It Might As Well Be Spring - 2:30(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
e. rt Far Away Places - 2:30(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 "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: Let's Go To Town (1952)
Location: Los Angeles
National Guard Transcriptions

Billy May (ldr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Billy May (con)

a. #13rt It Might As Well Be Spring - 2:07(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
unissued
b. #14rt St. Louis Blues - 2:47(W.C. Handy)
Jasmine CD395 — Let's Go To Town With Billy May   (2002)
c. #15rt Moonlight In Vermont - 2:38(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
unissued
d. #16rt The End Of A Love Affair - 2:40(Edward C. Redding)
unissued

Date: USN Transcriptions
Location: Los Angeles

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: USN Transcriptions
Location: Los Angeles

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: The Les Brown Show (1953)
Location: Los Angeles
USN Transcriptions

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

a. rt C.O.D. - 1:44(Guy Singer)
Magic Records CS/CD54 — Heatwave   (1992)
Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)
b. rt No Other Love - 2:32(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Magic Records CS/CD54 — Heatwave   (1992)
Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)
c. rt 'S Wonderful - 1:27(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
unissued
d. rt Waltz To The Blues - 2:52(Lenny Adelson, Edward Ross Samuels)
unissued
e. rt Today I Love Everybody - 1:41(Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields)
Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)
f. rt P.S. I Love You - 3:22(Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer)
Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)
g. rt Moonlight In Vermont - 3:19(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
Magic Records CS/CD68 — From Hollywood 1953   (1994)
Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)
h. rt St. Louis Blues - 3:04(W.C. Handy)
Magic Records CS/CD68 — From Hollywood 1953   (1994)
Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)
i. rt The Gypsy In My Soul - 2:08(Clay Boland, Moe Jaffe)
Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)
j. rt Till I Waltz Again With You - 2:01(Sidney Prosen)
Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)
k. rt I Believe - 3:14(Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, Ervin Drake, Al Stillman)
Jasmine CD343 — The One And Only   (1998)

1. The Les Brown Show
This session contains all known Margaret Whiting performances from multiple broadcasts of The Les Brown Show, sponsored by the US Navy.

2. Known Broadcast Dates
c-d. broadcast 4B (December 1953)
e-f. broadcast 8B (January 1954)
g-h. broadcast 11B (January 11, 1954)


Date: USN Transcriptions
Location: Los Angeles

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

unknown (spk) on c.

Performances d-f. stem from a September 1955 broadcast of Stand By For Music (program #11).


Date: November 12, 1955
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Purina Grand Ole Opry #2 (ABC TV)

Roy Acuff (ldr), Margaret Whiting (v), Owen Bradley (p, dir), others unknown (acc)

a. film Slipping Around - 1:40(Floyd Tillman)
b. film Let's Go To Church (Next Sunday Morning) - 1:41(Steve Allen)
Both titles unissued.

This Cash Box clipping advertises a broadcast date of November 12.


Date: August 27, 1957
Location: Burbank Studios, 3200 Olive Avenue, Burbank CA.
The Nat King Cole Show (NBC TV)

The Merry Macs (v, per, t, cl), Margaret Whiting (v, p, per), Nat King Cole (p), others unknown (acc), Nelson Riddle (dir)

a. film It Might As Well Be Spring - 2:38(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Paul Weston
b. film Alone Together - 1:58(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) / arr: Lou Busch
c. film Chopsticks - 3:30(Arthur De Lulli) / arr: Frank De Vol
All titles unissued.

The Merry Macs (v) on c, (per) on c, (t) on c, (cl) on c; Margaret Whiting (v) on a-b, (p) on c, (per) on c; Nat King Cole (p) on c.

1. Filming vs. Broadcast Date
Historian Jordan Taylor explains that some of the arrangements for this episode are dated August 9th in Nelson Riddle's ledger. The episode was probably kinescoped closer to the August 9th date, although it was broadcast on August 27th.

2. The Merry Macs
This vocal group consists of Judd (tenor), Joe (tenor) and Ted (baritone) McMichaels, and Marjorie Garland (alto).

3. "Chopsticks" Lyrics
This 1877 composition is credited to Arthur De Lulli, a pseudonym for British composer Euphemia Allen. Lyrics were written for The Merry Macs to perform during this sequence; according to Jordan Taylor, one possibility is Shirley Henry, wife of producer/director Bob Henry, who often wrote special lyrics for the show.


Date: Navy Swings (1965)

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

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

c, d performed as medley.


Date: March 14, 1971
Location: Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street YMCA, New York
An Evening With Johnny Mercer

Maurice Levine (pdr), Johnny Mercer, Bob Sands, Margaret Whiting (v), Richard Leonard (p)

a. live I'm Old Fashioned - 3:18(Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer)
b. live Hit The Road To Dreamland - 3:20(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Both titles on: Laureate Records LP601 — An Evening With Johnny Mercer   (1977)

Bob Sands (v) on b.


Date: November 17, 1972
Location: Vanderburgh Auditorium, Evansville IN.
Label: RCA Victor
Big Band Cavalcade Concert

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

a. live Nothing Like It - 1:46(John Meyer)
b. live Where Do I Begin - 3:25(Carl Sigman, Francis Lai)
c. live What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life - 3:25(Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
d. live Never Can Say Goodbye - 2:46(Clifton Davis)
e. live It Might As Well Be Spring - 2:52(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
f. live Slipping Around - 2:52(Floyd Tillman)
g. live Come Rain Or Come Shine - 2:52(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
h. live My Ideal - 3:55(Leo Robin, Richard Whiting, Newell Chase)
i. live Till We Meet Again - 3:55(Richard Whiting, Raymond Egan)
j. live Breezin' Along With The Breeze - 3:55(Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons, Richard Whiting)
k. live Louise - 3:55(Richard Whiting, Leo Robin)
l. live Too Marvelous For Words - 3:55(Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer)
m. live Beyond The Blue Horizon - 3:55(Richard Whiting, W. Franke Harling, Leo Robin)
All titles on: RCA Victor LP2-0362 — The Big Band Cavalcade Concert   (1973)

b, c;   e, f, g;   h, i, j, k, l, m performed as medleys.


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(Leo Robin, Richard Whiting, Newell Chase)
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.


Date: August 1997
Johnny Mercer PBS Special

Bob Marty (pdr), Melissa Manchester, Johnny Mathis, Margaret Whiting (v), John Pizzarelli (v, g), Peter Nero (p, dir), others unknown (acc)

a. film In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening - 3:10(Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer)
b. film Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive - 2:15(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
c. film One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - 3:49(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
d. film My Shining Hour - 1:44(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
e. film When The World Was Young - 6:41(M. Philippe Gerard, Johnny Mercer)
All titles on: Valley CS/CD15002 — Too Marvelous For Words: The Songs Of Johnny Mercer   (1997)

Melissa Manchester (v) on e; Johnny Mathis (v) on b, e; John Pizzarelli (v) on a, e.


Date: March 9, 2002
Location: Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles
18th Annual S.T.A.G.E. Benefit Concert

Petula Clark, Rod McKuen, Margaret Whiting (v), Ron Abel (p, dir, con), unknown (acc)

a. live One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - 4:50(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
b. live Dream (Daddy Long Legs) - 3:48(Johnny Mercer, Rod McKuen)
Both titles on: LML CD203 — Dream: The Lyrics And Music Of Johnny Mercer   (2003)

Petula Clark (v) on b; Rod McKuen (v) on b; Ron Abel (p) on a, (con) on b; unknown (acc) on b.


Sessions Reported: 19

Performances Reported: 92

Unique Songs Reported: 71

Unique Issues Reported: 10