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
unissued

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: 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 unissued.

Jack Smith (v) on b-c.

Steve Allen was guest.


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: 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 (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

Margaret Whiting and Billy May were the "singing star" and "bandleader of the month" during four consecutive broadcasts of Let's Go To Town in early 1954.


Date: April 1954 (ca)
Location: Los Angeles
Let's Go To Town #14 (National Guard)

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

a. rt St. Louis Blues - 2:47(W.C. Handy)
Jasmine CD395 — Let's Go To Town With Billy May   (2002)

Date: April 1954 (ca)
Location: Los Angeles
Let's Go To Town #15 (National Guard)

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

a. rt Moonlight In Vermont - 2:38(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
unissued

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

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

a. rt The End Of A Love Affair - 2:40(Edward C. Redding)
unissued

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: 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.


Sessions Reported: 16

Performances Reported: 44

Unique Songs Reported: 37

Unique Issues Reported: 5