Bob Crosby's Club 15 (1947-1948)

by G.E. Hewitt

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Date: July 25, 1947
Location: Columbia Square Playhouse, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Bob Crosby's Club 15 (#20)

Cal Kuhl (pdr), Bob Crosby (v, mc), The Modernaires, Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Jerry Gray (con)

a. rt Passing By - 2:25(John Hess, Paul Misraki, Jack Lawrence, Charles Trenet) / arr: Jerry Gray
b. rt Night And Day - 1:59(Cole Porter) / arr: Jerry Gray
Both titles on: CBS Network acetate — Club 15 (07/25/47)   (1947)

Bob Crosby (v) on b; The Modernaires (v) on b.


Date: October 14, 1947
Location: Columbia Square Playhouse, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Bob Crosby's Club 15 (#77)

Cal Kuhl (pdr), Bob Crosby (v, mc), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Jerry Gray (con)

a. rt You Do - 1:51(Josef Myrow, Mack Gordon) / arr: Jerry Gray
b. rt You're An Old Smoothie - 1:26(Richard Whiting, Buddy De Sylva, Nacio Herb Brown) / arr: Jerry Gray
c. rt Lazy Countryside - 1:52(Bobby Worth) / arr: Jerry Gray
All titles on: Redmond Nostalgia CD842 — Bob Crosby's Club 15   
CBS Network acetate — Club 15 (10/14/47)   (1947)

Bob Crosby (v) on b.


Date: November 18, 1947
Location: Columbia Square Playhouse, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Bob Crosby's Club 15 (#102)

Cal Kuhl (pdr), Bob Crosby (v, mc), The Modernaires, Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Jerry Gray (con)

a. rt The Stanley Steamer - 2:19(Harry Warren, Ralph Blane) / arr: Jerry Gray
b. rt Someone To Watch Over Me - 3:03(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Jerry Gray
Both titles on: Redmond Nostalgia CD842 — Bob Crosby's Club 15   
CBS Network acetate — Club 15 (11/18/47)   (1947)

Bob Crosby (v) on a; The Modernaires (v) on a.


Date: November 25, 1947
Location: Columbia Square Playhouse, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Bob Crosby's Club 15 (#107)

Cal Kuhl (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Jerry Gray (con), Bob Crosby (mc)

a. rt Golden Earrings - 2:24(Victor Young, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) / arr: Jerry Gray
b. rt Let's Be Sweethearts Again - 1:59(Jerry Marlowe, Eddie Maxwell) / arr: Jerry Gray
Both titles on: Redmond Nostalgia CD842 — Bob Crosby's Club 15   
CBS Network acetate — Club 15 (11/25/47)   (1947)

Date: December 2, 1947
Location: Columbia Square Playhouse, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Bob Crosby's Club 15 (#112)

Cal Kuhl (pdr), The Modernaires, Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Jerry Gray (con), Bob Crosby (mc)

a. rt So Far - 2:45(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Jerry Gray
b. rt Pass That Peace Pipe - 1:49(Roger Edens, Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) / arr: Jerry Gray
Both titles on: Redmond Nostalgia CD941 — Club 15 Starring Bob Crosby   
CBS Network acetate — Club 15 (12/02/47)   (1947)

The Modernaires (v) on b.


Date: March 4, 1948
Location: Columbia Square Playhouse, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Bob Crosby's Club 15

Cal Kuhl (pdr), Bob Crosby (v, spk, mc), The Modernaires (v), Margaret Whiting (v, spk), unknown (acc), Jerry Gray (con)

a. rt Haunted Heart - 1:49(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) / arr: Jerry Gray
b. rt Tea For Two - 1:05(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) / arr: Jerry Gray
c. rt Home, Sweet Home (There's No Place Like Home) - 5:02(Henry Rowley Bishop, John Howard Payne) / arr: Jerry Gray
d. rt There's A Small Hotel(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Jerry Gray
e. rt Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)(Will Jason, Val Burton) / arr: Jerry Gray
f. rt Just A Cottage Small By A Waterfall(James F. Hanley, Buddy De Sylva) / arr: Jerry Gray
g. rt The Love Nest(Louis Hirsch, Otto Harbach) / arr: Jerry Gray
h. rt Home, Sweet Home (There's No Place Like Home)(Henry Rowley Bishop, John Howard Payne) / arr: Jerry Gray
All titles on: Redmond Nostalgia CD941 — Club 15 Starring Bob Crosby   
CBS Network acetate — Club 15 (03/04/48)   (1948)

c, d, e, f, g, h performed as medley.

Bob Crosby (v) on b-h, (spk) on c-h; The Modernaires (v) on c-h; Margaret Whiting (spk) on c-h.

1. Sponsor Jingle
After the duet of "Tea For Two", Whiting and Crosby perform a jingle version with modified lyrics to promote the show's sponsor (Campbell Soup).

2. Medley Performance
The "Home, Sweet Home" medley includes spoken interludes. The Modernaires sing another round of the titular song between "There's A Small Hotel" and "Penthouse Serenade" but only sing "Home, Sweet Home" and do not join Whiting and Crosby for the other numbers.


Date: April 20, 1948
Location: Columbia Square Playhouse, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Bob Crosby's Club 15

Cal Kuhl (pdr), Bob Crosby (v, mc), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Jerry Gray (con)

a. rt It's You Or No One - 2:35(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Jerry Gray
b. rt If You Were The Only Boy In The World - 1:32(Nat D. Ayer, Clifford Grey) / arr: Jerry Gray
Both titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service discR-54-17 — Club Fifteen AFRS #17   (1948)

Bob Crosby (v) on b.


Date: April 22, 1948
Location: Columbia Square Playhouse, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Bob Crosby's Club 15

Cal Kuhl (pdr), The Pied Pipers, Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Jerry Gray (con), Bob Crosby (mc)

a. rt Nature Boy - 2:17(Eden Ahbez) / arr: Jerry Gray
b. rt You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby - 1:13(Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Jerry Gray
Both titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service discR-54-18 — Club Fifteen AFRS #18   (1948)

The Pied Pipers (v) on a.


Date: May 4, 1948
Location: Columbia Square Playhouse, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Bob Crosby's Club 15 (#222)

Cal Kuhl (pdr), Bob Crosby (v, mc), The Pied Pipers, Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Jerry Gray (con)

a. rt It Was Written In The Stars - 2:19(Harold Arlen, Leo Robin) / arr: Jerry Gray
b. rt You Can't Be True, Dear - 3:38(Hans Otten, Ken Griffin, Hal Cotton) / arr: Jerry Gray
Both titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service discR-54-1 — Club Fifteen AFRS #1   (1948)

Bob Crosby (v) on b; The Pied Pipers (v) on b.


Date: 1948
Location: Columbia Square Playhouse, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Bob Crosby's Club 15 (Various Appearances)

Cal Kuhl (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Jerry Gray (con), Bob Crosby (mc)

a. rt Somebody Loves Me - 2:02(George Gershwin, Buddy De Sylva, Ballard MacDonald) / arr: Jerry Gray
Armed Forces Radio Service discR-54-1 — Club Fifteen AFRS #1   (1948)
b. rt Guilty - 1:59(Harry Akst, Gus Kahn, Richard Whiting) / arr: Jerry Gray
Armed Forces Radio Service discR-54-18 — Club Fifteen AFRS #18   (1948)

Dates and program numbers unknown for the performances listed in this session.


Date: November 9, 1948
Location: Columbia Square Playhouse, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Bob Crosby's Club 15

Cal Kuhl (pdr), Bob Crosby (v, spk, mc), The Modernaires (v), Margaret Whiting (v, spk), unknown (acc), Jerry Gray (con)

a. rt Far Away Places - 2:32(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer) / arr: Jerry Gray
b. rt Singin' In The Rain - 4:24(Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) / arr: Jerry Gray
c. rt Till The Clouds Roll By(Jerome Kern, P.G. Wodehouse) / arr: Jerry Gray
d. rt Stormy Weather(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Jerry Gray
e. rt April Showers(Louis Silvers, Buddy De Sylva) / arr: Jerry Gray
f. rt Rain On The Roof(Ann Ronell) / arr: Jerry Gray
g. rt Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon(Irving Berlin) / arr: Jerry Gray
h. rt Singin' In The Rain(Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) / arr: Jerry Gray
All titles on: Armed Forces Radio Service discR-54-144 — Club Fifteen AFRS #144   (1948)

b, c, d, e, f, g, h performed as medley.

Bob Crosby (v) on b-h, (spk) on b-h; The Modernaires (v) on b-h; Margaret Whiting (spk) on b-h.

The date of this broadcast is tentative.


Sessions Reported: 11

Performances Reported: 35

Unique Songs Reported: 33

Unique Issues Reported: 12