California Melodies

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


44472. California Melodies. December 14, 1935. CBS-Don Lee net. Sustaining. The date above is etched on the transcription matrix. The first half of the program is marked "episode #8," the second half of the program is marked "episode #7." Both shows have the same date on the matrix. The program includes the presentation of the second movement of David Broekman's "American Negro Symphony." The movement is titled "Harlem Heaven," and is described by Mr. Broekman as "gutter music." David Broekman and His Orchestra, Judy Starr (vocal), Marion Mansfield, The Rhythm Rascals, Michael Fitzmaurice (announcer), Clarence Muse. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89082. California Melodies. April 18, 1940. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Gaucho Serenade." Art Taum plays, "All The Things You Are" and a sizzling, "Get Happy." David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Tatum, Maxine Gray ("singing star of radio and television"), Thomas Conrad Sawyer (narrator). 28:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89083. California Melodies. April 25, 1940. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Lady Be Good." Art Tatum plays, "Humoresque" and "The Shout" (an original composition). David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Tatum, Maxine Gray (vocal), Thomas Conrad Sawyer (narrator). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89084. California Melodies. May 2, 1940. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. The first tune is, "It's A Blue World." Art Tatum plays, "Tea For Two," and "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams." David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Tatum, Maxine Gray (vocal), Thomas Conrad Sawyer (narrator). 29:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89085. California Melodies. May 9, 1940. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. The first tune is, "How High The Moon." Art Tatum plays, "Elegy" (Massenet) and, "If I Had You." David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Tatum, Maxine Gray (vocal), Thomas Conrad Sawyer (narrator). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89086. California Melodies. May 16, 1940. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Devil May Care." Art Tatum plays, "I Got Rhythm" and, "Sweet Lorraine." David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Tatum, Maxine Gray (vocal), Thomas Conrad Sawyer (narrator). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89087. California Melodies. May 30, 1940. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Blue Room." Art Tatum plays, "Memories Of You" and, "It Had To Be You." David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Tatum, Maxine Gray (vocal), Thomas Conrad Sawyer (narrator). 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89088. California Melodies. June 6, 1940. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. The first tune is, "The Carioca." Art Tatum plays an unannounced selection and, "Dark Eyes." David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Tatum, Maxine Gray (vocal), Thomas Conrad Sawyer (narrator). 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89089. California Melodies. June 13, 1940. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Beyond The Blue Horizon." Art Tatum plays, "Louise" and, "Rosetta." David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Tatum, Maxine Gray (vocal), Thomas Conrad Sawyer (narrator). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89090. California Melodies. June 20, 1940. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Somebody Loves Me." Art Tatum plays, "I Thought About You" and, "Too Marvelous For Words." David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Tatum, Maxine Gray (vocal), Thomas Conrad Sawyer (narrator). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89091. California Melodies. June 27, 1940. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Dardenella." Art Tatum plays, "Stompin' At The Savoy" and, "I'll Never Be The Same." David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Tatum, Maxine Gray (vocal), Thomas Conrad Sawyer (narrator). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89092. California Melodies. July 4, 1940. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Devil May Care." Art Tatum plays, "Where Or When" and, "Humoresque." The system cue is an unusual, "Watch KHJ and the Mutual Broadcasting System." David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Tatum, Maxine Gray (vocal), Thomas Conrad Sawyer (narrator). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12562. California Melodies. August 1, 1940. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles origination and aircheck. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Midnight In Paris." The last show of the season. A few seconds are missing from the middle of the program. David Rose and His Orchestra, Maxine Gray (vocal), Thomas Conrad Sawyer (announcer). 28:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

7133. California Melodies. June 21, 1941. Mutual-Don Lee net, KHJ, Los Angeles aircheck. Sustaining. David Rose and His Orchestra, Maxine Gray (vocal). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69168. California Melodies. November 1, 1941. Mutual-Don Lee net. The first selection is an unidentified latin instrumental. David Rose and His Orchestra. 2:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

13430. California Melodies. March 1942. Mutual net. Sustaining. The first tune is David Rose's famous "Holiday For Strings." The date is approximate. The final fourteen minutes of the program only. David Rose and His Orchestra, Maxine Gray (vocal). 14 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

104487. California Melodies. March 17, 1943. Mutual-Don Lee net. A St. Patyrick's Day program. The first tune is, "Secreto." The public service announcements have been deleted. Leo Arnaud and His Orchestra, Maxine Gray, Bill Hayworth (announcer). 26:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

27420. California Melodies. March 11, 1944. Program #9. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A tribute to the songs of Frank Loesser. The date is approximate. Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, The McCall Sisters. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

27421. California Melodies. March 25, 1944. Program #11. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A tribute to the songs of Johnny Mercer. The date is approximate. Frank De Vol and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

27423. California Melodies. May 6, 1944. Program #17. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is "Sweepin' The Clouds Away." A tribute to the songs of Sam Coslow. The date is approximate. Frank De Vol and His Orchestra. 28:33. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

104595. California Melodies. May 13, 1944. Program #34. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Blow, Gabriel, Blow." The date above is etched on the disc matrix. Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, The Harry Zimmerman Chorus, The Delta Rhythm Boys. 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97986. California Melodies. May 13, 1944. Program #18. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "I'll See You In My Dreams." The compositions made famous by Isham Jones are featured. The program was possibly heard only on the Don Lee network on the Pacific coast. The date is approximate. Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, Andy Williams, The Williams Brothers, Harry Zimmerman (arranger). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53192. California Melodies. May 27, 1944. Program #20. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The date is doubtful, the program reportedly wasn't even on the network on the date above. However, it might have been on the Don Lee west coast network. A salute to Lew Pollack. The first tune is "Caravan." Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance, The Williams Brothers. 29:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

40022. California Melodies. June 3, 1944. Program #58. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The disc is also dated August 13, 1944 and July 22, 1944! The program is definitely different than cat. #1730. The first tune is, "Tico Tico." Herb Jeffries, The Les Paul Trio, Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance. 29:54. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

1730. California Melodies. June 3, 1944. Program #21. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is "Holiday For Strings." This is a different broadcast than cat. #40022 which may be dated incorrectly. Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, The Delta Rhythm Boys. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

40023. California Melodies. June 5, 1944. Program #59. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The disc is also dated June 10, 1944 and January 15, 1944! The first tune is "Falling In Love With Love." The Delta Rhythm Boys, The Les Paul Trio, Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance. 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

27422. California Melodies. June 10, 1944. Program #22. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is "Beyond The Blue Horizon." Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, The Delta Rhythm Boys. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

27425. California Melodies. June 17, 1944. Program #60. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Caravan." Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, The Les Paul Trio, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

1420. California Melodies. July 2, 1944. Mutual net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Flamingo." Buddy Cole (piano), The Les Paul Trio, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance, Frank De Vol and His Orchestra. 29:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64626. California Melodies. July 8, 1944. Program #42. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Dancing Tambourine." Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, The Les Paul Trio, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance. 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12563. California Melodies. July 15, 1944. Program #43. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, The Les Paul Trio. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12564. California Melodies. July 22, 1944. Program #44. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, The Les Paul Trio, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

27424. California Melodies. August 13, 1944. Program #47. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Tico, Tico." Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, The Les Paul Trio, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance, Herb Jeffries. 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

12565. California Melodies. August 20, 1944. Program #48. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Dardenella." Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, The Les Paul Trio, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance. 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

104642. California Melodies. September 24, 1944. Program #53. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Always." The Les Paul Trio plays a surprisingly sloppy, "Night and Day." Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, The Les Paul Trio, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance. 29:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

57495. California Melodies. October 8, 1944. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "The Donkey Serenade." The cast does a medley of tunes from, "The Gay Nineties." Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance, The Les Paul Trio, Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104643. California Melodies. October 9, 1944. Program #54. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Mexican Hat Dance." The Zimmerman chorus does a creative and delightful "Manhattan Serenade." The show features a musical portrait of New York City. Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance, The Les Paul Trio. 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57496. California Melodies. October 15, 1944. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "What A Difference A Day Makes." This is the first appearance on the show of The Lyttle Sisters. Although the "sisters" receive no billing (they were possibly heard as members of "Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance"), information from one of the "sisters" ("Sue") confirms they were on the show. The cast does a "Keep 'Em Rolling" medley of songs about transportation. Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance, The Lyttle Sisters, The Les Paul Trio, Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57494. California Melodies. September 10, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "You're My Everything." The trio plays, "Viper's Dream." The chorus may include The Lyttle Sisters. The orchestra plays a musical portrait of a visit to a circus. The Les Paul Trio, Tony La Frano (announcer), Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, Harry Zimmerman and The Voices Of Romance. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57489. California Melodies. September 16, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Dancing In The Dark." The thirty two piece orchestra plays a medley of tunes from, "Showboat." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer), Jack Roark (writer, producer). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57503. California Melodies. September 23, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is "Midnight In Paris." The orchestra plays a medley of tunes from, "Oklahoma." The show features a thirty two piece orchestra. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer), Jack Roark (writer, producer). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57504. California Melodies. September 30, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Do I Love You?" Dick Wynn reads the show's famous opening line ("From out of the west...to you!") wrong! He says, "From out of the past...to you!" The thirty two piece orchestra plays a medley of tunes from "Oklahoma." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer), Jack Roark (writer, producer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57445. California Melodies. October 14, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Say It All Over Again." The thirty two piece orchestra plays a medley of tunes from, "The Vagabond King." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Jack Roark (writer, producer), Dick Wynn (announcer). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57474. California Melodies. October 21, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "I Only Have Eyes For You." The thirty two piece orchestra features a medley of tunes from, "Porgy and Bess.' Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer), Jack Roark (writer, producer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57477. California Melodies. October 28, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Dearest Darling." The orchestra features a medley of tunes from, "State Fair." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer), Jack Roark (writer, producer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57482. California Melodies. November 4, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Begin The Beguine." The thirty two piece orchestra features a medley of tunes from, "Rose Marie." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer), Jack Roark (writer, producer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57484. California Melodies. November 11, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The program opens with a tribute to Jerome Kern who had just died that day. The show begins with his, "All The Things You Are." The thirty two piece orchestra does a medley of tunes from, "Girl Crazy." The program closes with another tribute to Jerome Kern and, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer), Jack Roark (writer, producer). 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57485. California Melodies. November 18, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Love." The program features a medley of tunes from, "Naughty Marietta." Harry Zimmerman introduces one of the tunes on-mike. Dorothy McCarthy and Donna Wood substitute for Darlene and Sally (two of the four Lyttle Sisters). Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer), Robert Armstrong (piano), Jack Roark (writer, producer), Dorothy McCarthy, Donna Wood, Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters. 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57476. California Melodies. November 25, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Do I Love You?" The orchestra features a medley of tunes from, "Meet Me In St. Louis." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer), J. C. Lewis Jr. (producer), Larry Hayes (writer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57488. California Melodies. December 2, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Angel." The orchestra plays a medley of tunes from, "The Harvey Girls." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57483. California Melodies. December 9, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Crazy Rhythm." The orchestra plays a production arrangement of music from the film, "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs." Harry Zimmerman's arrangement of "Tico Tico" features an extended original introduction. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57487. California Melodies. December 16, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Dearest Darling." The cast does a medley of tunes from, "The Wizard Of Oz." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57486. California Melodies. December 23, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Dancing In The Dark." The program features a medley of nursery rhymes "brought up-to-date." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57475. California Melodies. December 30, 1945. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Begin The Beguine." The show concludes with a complex arrangement of, "Dark Eyes." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer). 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57348. California Melodies. July 4, 1946. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Some Day I'll Find You." The program is announced as "the first show of the series," which is not true. The program had been on the air periodically since 1932. This is the start of the show's last run of programs. The announcer jumps the cue for the closing announcement, and then fails to give the system cue. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, George Martin Jr. (announcer). 29:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57555. California Melodies. October 7, 1946. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Dancing In The Dark." The cast sings a medley of tunes from, "Roberta." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Dick Wynn (announcer), Jack Roark (writer, producer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57347. California Melodies. October 18, 1946. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Begin The Beguine." The program features a medley of tunes by Sigmund Romberg. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57346. California Melodies. November 11, 1946. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "You Keep Coming Back Like A Song." A few seconds are missing from the middle show dialogue due to a disc cutting error. The music of Victor Herbert is featured. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra. 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

57345. California Melodies. December 29, 1946. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Crazy Rhythm." The program features the music of Rudolph Friml. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57401. California Melodies. January 7, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Good News." The show ends with an extended arrangement of, "Civilization." Enjoyable listening! Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Eddie Robertson (guest), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57357. California Melodies. March 2, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Begin The Beguine." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, Merv Griffin (guest), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57358. California Melodies. June 15, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "June Is Bustin' Out All Over." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Zimmermaids, Frances Wayne (guest), Robert Armstrong (piano), Thora Matheson, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57359. California Melodies. June 29, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Dancing In The Dark." Guest Jeri Sullivan's first tune is, "Can't We Be Friends" (and she sings the first few words wrong!). Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Jeri Sullivan, Andy Williams, Marvin Best (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57360. California Melodies. July 6, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is "Lover." The show concludes with an elaborate (and good) arrangement of, "Dark Eyes." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Andy Williams, Bill MacArthur, Hugh Brundage (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57361. California Melodies. July 13, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Begin The Beguine." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Les Baxter, Lorry Raine (guest), Hank Stern (tuba), Hugh Brundage (announcer). 29:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

57362. California Melodies. July 28, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "People Will Say We're In Love." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Vernon Polk, Jean Colby (guest), Hugh Brundage (announcer). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57363. California Melodies. August 2, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Lover." The system cue is not heard. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Vernon Polk, Bill MacArthur, Robert Armstrong (piano), Hugh Brundage (announcer). 29:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

57364. California Melodies. August 4, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Midnight In Paris." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Vernon Polk, Roberta Lee (guest), Hugh Brundage (announcer). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57395. California Melodies. August 9, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "It Was Just One Of Those Things." Guest Wendell Noble announces as well as sings (and casually mentions that he does a DJ show on KHJ later in the evening)! The system cue was added live. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Vernon Polk, Wendell Noble (vocals, announcer). 29:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

57396. California Melodies. August 11, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Do I Love You?" Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Vernon Polk, Felix Ganio (guest), Marvin Best (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

57397. California Melodies. September 1, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Small Hotel." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Si Milano (guest), Ralph Lee (sax), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57398. California Melodies. September 8, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Beyond The Blue Horizon." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Ginny Reese, Alan Hood (guest). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57356. California Melodies. September 15, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Make Believe." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, Bill Gordon (announcer), Bob Hayward (guest), The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57355. California Melodies. September 22, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Small Hotel." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Monica Whalen (guest), Ginny Reese, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57365. California Melodies. September 29, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "A Fine Romance." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Herb Jeffries (guest), Leo Dukorn, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57366. California Melodies. October 6, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Oklahoma." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Leon Edgar (guest), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57367. California Melodies. October 13, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Love." Leo Dukorn, Emma Lou Welch (guest), Willie Martinez (clarinet), Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Robert Armstrong (piano), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57368. California Melodies. October 20, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "People Will Say We're In Love." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Tommy Traynor, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57369. California Melodies. October 27, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "A Fine Romance." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Nick Delano (guest), Hank Stern (tuba), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57370. California Melodies. November 3, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Make Believe." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Rex Denny, Sue Allen, Roy Cordell (guest), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57371. California Melodies. November 10, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Dancing In The Dark." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Leon Edgar (guest), Ralph Lee (sax), Daryl Terwilliger (violin), Robert Armstrong (piano), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57372. California Melodies. November 17, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Oklahoma." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Leon Edgar (guest), Daryl Terwilliger (violin), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57349. California Melodies. November 24, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "There's A Small Hotel." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Allen (guest), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57343. California Melodies. December 1, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "'S Wonderful." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, Eddie Robertson (tenor), Hal Smith (piccolo), Rex Dennis, The Lyttle Sisters, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57344. California Melodies. December 8, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "But Not For Me" (which starts off sounding exactly like "Fascinating Rhythm"). Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, Leon Edgar, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Ginny Reese, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57399. California Melodies. December 24, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. A Christmas program. The first tune is, "Winter Wonderland." The orchestra features the music from the film, "The Wizard Of Oz," narrated by guest Jimmy Scribner. Leo Dukorn, Ernest Newton (guest), Willie Martinez (clarinet), Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Jimmy Scribner (guest), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57400. California Melodies. December 31, 1947. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "'S Wonderful." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Eddie Robertson (guest), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57403. California Melodies. January 14, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Just One Of The Things." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll (guest), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57402. California Melodies. January 21, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Begin The Beguine." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll (guest), Willie Martinez (clarinet), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57404. California Melodies. January 28, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "A Fine Romance." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Felix Ganio (guest), Willie Martinez (clarinet), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57405. California Melodies. February 4, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Make Believe." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Willie Martinez (clarinet), Robert Armstrong (piano), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57406. California Melodies. February 11, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is "Fascinating Rhythm" and, "But Not For Me." The Lyttle Sisters do a fine arrangement of, "Hong Kong Blues" (Hoagy would have been proud!). Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Eddie Robertson (guest), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57444. California Melodies. February 18, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Oklahoma." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Anthony (guest), Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57394. California Melodies. February 25, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "You Do Something To Me." The program ends with a nifty original arrangement of, "Pass That Peace Pipe." The program's guest is billed as, "The Spooner." He doesn't sing with the band, he talks the lyrics! My guess is that "The Spooner" is really Leo Dukorn, an opinion with which Sue Lyttle strongly disagrees. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57388. California Melodies. March 3, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "'S Wonderful." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer), Bill Hamilton (sax). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57393. California Melodies. March 10, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "It's A Good Day." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Bill Gordon (announcer), Pat Rousseau (guest), Vernon Polk, Brody Schroff (trumpet), Robert Armstrong (piano), Daryl Terwilliger (violin), Hank Larson (bass), Carl Moss (drums), Ralph Lee (tenor sax). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57392. California Melodies. March 17, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Out Of This World." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Jeff Dane (guest), Bill Gordon (announcer), Elizabeth Ursha (harp), Daryl Terwilliger (violin), Johnny De Soto (drums), Robert Armstrong (piano), Bill Hamilton (alto sax), Hank Larson (bass). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57391. California Melodies. March 24, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "You Do Something To Me." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Ken Carson (guest), Bill Gordon (announcer), Leo Dukorn, Brody Schroff (trumpet), Robert Armstrong (piano), Daryl Terwilliger (violin), Johnny De Soto (drums), Ralph Lee (sax). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57386. California Melodies. April 7, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "April Showers." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Bob Carroll, Leo Dukorn, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57387. California Melodies. April 14, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "I Only Have Eyes For You." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57389. California Melodies. April 21, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Good News." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer), Bill Hamilton (sax). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57390. California Melodies. April 28, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "April Showers." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer), Johnny De Soto (drums), Ralph Lee (sax), Robert Armstrong (piano), Daryl Terwilliger (violin). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57383. California Melodies. May 5, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Dancing In The Dark." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57384. California Melodies. May 12, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "At Long Last Love." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57385. California Melodies. May 19, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "I Get A Kick Out Of You." Bob Carroll, Leo Dukorn, Bill Gordon (announcer), Johnny De Soto (drums), Daryl Terwilliger (violin), Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Robert Armstrong (piano), Hank Larson (bass), Ralph Lee (sax), Brody Schroff (trumpet). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57382. California Melodies. May 26, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "'S Wonderful." The program features a medley of tunes written by Vincent Youmans. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer), Robert Armstrong (piano). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57381. California Melodies. June 2, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Love Of My Life." A program of Spring songs and love. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57380. California Melodies. June 9, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "You Do Something To Me." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer), Vince Terry (guitar), Daryl Terwilliger (violin), Robert Armstrong (piano), Hank Larson, Johnny De Soto, Bill Hamilton (sax), Elizabeth Ursha (harp). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57379. California Melodies. June 16, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "At Long Last Love." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57378. California Melodies. June 23, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Love Of My Life." The system cue has been deleted. The program features a medley of tunes written by George Gershwin. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer). 24:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

57377. California Melodies. June 30, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "A Fine Romance." The program features a medley of tunes by Rudolph Friml. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer). 24:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57375. California Melodies. July 7, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Begin The Beguine." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer). 24:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57376. California Melodies. July 14, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Speak Low." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer). 24:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57374. California Melodies. July 21, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "I Know That You Know." Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Hamilton (sax), Bill Gordon (announcer). 24:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57373. California Melodies. July 23, 1948. Mutual net, KHJ Los Angeles-Don Lee transcription. Sustaining. The first tune is, "I Get A Kick Out Of You." The date above is accurate as per the disc matrix and label. Harry Zimmerman and His Orchestra, The Lyttle Sisters, Leo Dukorn, Bob Carroll, Bill Gordon (announcer). 24:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

44473. California Melodies. CBS-Don Lee net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "You Stayed Away Too Long." David Broekman and His Orchestra, Joe Martin (bass), Judy Starr (vocal), Nadine Conner, Robert Snyder. 28:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 116 programs.