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(Richard Whiting, Raymond Egan)
c. live Till We Meet Again(Richard Whiting, Raymond Egan)
All titles on: Original Cast CD9839 — Legends & Songwriters In Concert 1941   (1998)

a, b, c performed as medley.

Date: December 12, 1952
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Colgate Comedy Hour

Margaret Whiting (v), The Pied Pipers (bkv), unknown (acc, con), Hal Sawyer (mc)

a. film The Gypsy In My Soul - 2:23(Clay Boland, Moe Jaffe)

The Pied Pipers consist of Lee Gotch, Jeanne McManus, Alan Davies and Clark Yocum on this broadcast. Abbot and Costello were the comedy team of the episode.

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

Fritz Kleibacker (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), Owen Bradley (p, dir), others unknown (acc), Roy Acuff (mc)

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: Late 1956
Location: New York
The Jonathan Winters Show (NBC TV)

Norman Frank (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Eddie Safranski (dir), Jonathan Winters (mc)

a. film True Love - 2:31(Cole Porter) / arr: Nelson Riddle

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

Bob Henry (pdr), Raoul Murphy (eng), The Merry Macs (v, per, t, cl), Margaret Whiting (v, p, per), John Collins (g), Nat King Cole (p), Charlie Harris (b), Lee Young (d), 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, Shirley Henry) / 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; Jordan Taylor explains that the identity of the lyricist was probably Shirley Henry (wife of producer/director Bob Henry), as she often wrote special lyrics for the show.

Date: 1966 (ca)
Location: KYW-TV, 1619 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA.
The Mike Douglas Show

Margaret Whiting (v), Ellie Frankel (p, dir), others unknown (acc), Mike Douglas (mc)

a. film Yesterday - 2:23(John Lennon, Paul McCartney)

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(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(Floyd Tillman)
g. live Come Rain Or Come Shine(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
h. live My Ideal - 3:55(Richard Whiting, Newell Chase, Leo Robin)
i. live Till We Meet Again(Richard Whiting, Raymond Egan)
j. live Breezin' Along With The Breeze(Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons, Richard Whiting)
k. live Louise(Richard Whiting, Leo Robin)
l. live Too Marvelous For Words(Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer)
m. live Beyond The Blue Horizon(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: 1974 (ca)
Location: The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York
Benefit Concert

Margaret Whiting (v), Stan Freeman, Forrest Perrin (p), others unknown (acc)

a. live One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - 4:37(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
b. live Blues In The Night(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Both titles unissued.

a, b performed as medley.

Mabel Mercer was also guest.

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: 11

Performances Reported: 35

Unique Songs Reported: 30

Unique Issues Reported: 5