Command Performance

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.


83734. Command Performance. 1940. Mutual net, WOR, New York City origination. Sustaining. "A program of radio previews." A "first-of-it's-kind broadcast, dedicated to a celebrated teacher, by his equally celebrated pupil;" Rudy Wiedoeft ("who made the saxophone a concert instrument"). The story of Vallee's teacher is dramatized. Rudy Wiedoeft died February 18, 1940, this series began March 29, 1940 and was off the air by October 11, 1940. Next week: Joe E. Brown and Gracie MacDonald. Rudy Vallee, Ted Lloyd (producer ?), E. A. Ellington (writer), John Gibson, Roger Bower (director), Robert Stanley (music director). 29:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64201. Command Performance. March 1, 1942. Program #1. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program was broadcast March 8, 1942, the transcription was distributed in April, 1942. The first tune is, "Chattanooga Choo Choo." The program originates from New York City and includes a recording of Don Dunphy and Bill Corum describing the Joe Louis-Buddy Baer fight. The fight took place January 9, 1941, Louis knocked out Baer in the first round. The program features Western Union boys and a singing telegram. The system cue is not heard. Eddie Cantor (m. c.), Harry Von Zell (announcer), Bea Wain, The Ambassadors, Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore, Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Joe Louis, Buddy Baer, Frankie Fulham (referee), Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Merle Oberon, Bert Gordon (as "The Mad Russian"). 29:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

43413. Command Performance. March 9, 1942. Program #2. AFRS origination. The program was recorded March 9, 1942, released April, 1942, and originates from New York City. The first tune is, "Buckle Down Winsocki." Joe E. Lewis sings, "Sam, You Made The Pants Too Long." Tallulah and Paul Douglas talk about baseball. Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians do, "Push-Button Tuning," an interesting satire of radio. The system cue is not heard. Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians, Paul Douglas (announcer), Tommy Riggs (and his ficticious pal, "Betty Lou"), Tallulah Bankhead. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74384. Command Performance. March 13, 1942. Program #3. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program was released in April, 1942. The program originates from New York City. The first tune is, "How About You?" Ed Gardner appears as "Archie" of "Duffy's Tavern" and tells the story of "Two-Top Gruskin." Henny Youngman tells some very funny jokes. A recording is played of "Queenie," a G. I.'s dog. Robert Benchley lectures on the facts of life for sailors. The system cue is not heard. Kate Smith (m. c.), Ted Husing (announcer), Barry Wood, Ed Gardner, John Brown, Robert Benchley, Henny Youngman, Ted Collins. 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

458. Command Performance. March 18, 1942. Program #4. AFRS origination. Fred Allen starts the program by talking about his feud with Jack Benny. Kenny Baker sings, "Johnny Doughboy Found A Rose In Ireland." A recording of birds from Indiana is played on request for a G. I. The date above is the recording date, and might be March 22, 1942. Fred Allen, Henny Youngman, Gladys Swarthout, Madeleine Carroll, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Kenny Baker, John Kieran, Portland Hoffa, Al Goodman and His Orchestra. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13386. Command Performance. March 29, 1942. Program #5. AFRS origination. The program was recorded March 29, 1942, released April/May, 1942 and originates from New York City. The first tune is, "Deep In The Heart Of Texas." A recording is played of Don Dunphy and Bill Corum describing the fifth and sixth rounds of the Joe Louis-Abe Simon fight of March 27, 1942. Simon was knocked out in the sixth. Talullah reads, "What Is America?" by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Georgie telephone mother, Oscar Levant plays, "The Rhapsody In Blue." The system cue is not heard. George Jessel (m. c.), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Joan Edwards, Carmen Miranda, Tallulah Bankhead, Connie Boswell, Oscar Levant, Mark Warnow and His Orchestra, Don Dunphy, Bill Corum, Joe Louis, Abe Simon, Ben Hecht (author), Charles MacArthur (author). 29:58. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

43526. Command Performance. April 1, 1942. Program #6. AFRS origination. The program was recorded April 1, 1942, released May, 1942. The first tune is, "The Man From The South" ("He's A Big Man From The South"). The program originates from New York City for the last time. The system cue is not heard. Kay Kyser and His Orchestra (m.c.), Andre Baruch (announcer), Bea Wain, Gerald Mohr (?), Ella Logan, Eddie Cantor, Lou Holtz, Wendy Davis (a male sportscaster), Merwyn Bogue (as "Ish Kabibble"). 29:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

82054. Command Performance. April 12, 1942. Program #7. AFRS origination. The date above is the date of recording, the program was released in May, 1942. The first tune is, "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In Hurry." The system cue is not heard. Gene Tierney (m.c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Joe Forte, Betty Hutton, Gary Cooper, Sara Berner, Arthur Q. Bryan (as "Raymond Ratcliffe"), The Andrews Sisters, Edgar Bergen, Ginny Simms, Bob Burns, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82055. Command Performance. April 16, 1942. Program #8. AFRS origination. The date above is the date of recording, the program was released May, 1942. The members of "The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street" orchestra listed below are just guesses. The first tune is, "Polly Wolly Doodle." The system cue is not heard. Clifton Fadiman (m.c.), Andre Baruch (announcer), Phil Baker, Harry McNaughton (as "Bottle"), Benay Venuta, Bill Stern, John Ringling North, The Golden Gate Quartet, Walter O'Keefe, Dinah Shore, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Henry Owens (tenor sax), Clyde Riddick (tenor sax), Bill Johnson (bass), Thad Wilson (bass), Conrad Frederick (painao). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77026. Command Performance. April 19, 1942. Program #9. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree." Baby Snooks and Daddy on the golf course. Abbott and Costello do their "Who's On First?" routine. The program was released May, 1942. Shirley Temple (m. c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Martha Tilton, Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, Six Hits and A Miss, Frank Graham, Frank Nelson, Bill Wright, Herb Vigran, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61918. Command Performance. April 23, 1942. Program #10. AFRS origination. The program was recorded April 23, 1942 for release May/June, 1942. The first tune is, "Dear Mom." Frank Morgan describes his coffee plantation and how he grew a black rose. The routine is funny enough to crack up Frank and keep him from reading his script. The system cue is not heard. Pat O'Brien (m.c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Maxie Rosenbloom, The Merry Macs, Frank Morgan, John Conte, Frances Langford, Six Hits and A Miss, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra, Abe Reynolds, Joe Forte, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Alan Foster (vocal). 30:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

90283. Command Performance. April 28, 1942. Program #11. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Virginia O'Brien starts the show with, "Deep In The Heart Of Texas." Red Skelton appears as, "Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid," with Ozzie and Harriet as his mommy and daddy. Junior visits Daddy's office. A G. I. requests the sound of a slot machine playing off a nickle jackpot. Fibber McGee recounts his adventures during the last war, in "One-Man's Land." The system cue is not used. Adolphe Menjou (mn. c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Virginia O'Brien, Red Skelton, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Gloria Jean, Truman Bradley, Lucille Meredith, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Joe Forte, Gail Patrick, Abe Reynolds, Tito Guizar. 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81039. Command Performance. May 7, 1942. Program #12. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Some Of These Days." Clem McCarthy calls the sixty-eighth running of the Kentucky Derby. Robert Benchley speaks to graduating nurses. The program was released during the Summer of 1942. The system cue is not heard. Betty Grable (m.c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Judy Canova, Robert Benchley, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Bill Wright, Dave Roberts, Mary Martin, The Music Maids and Hal, Harry James and His Orchestra, Clem McCarthy. 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70719. Command Performance. May 13, 1942. Program #15. AFRS origination. The program originates from the convetion of the National Association Of Broadcasters at The Carter Hotel, Cleveland. Eddie Peabody starts the show with a medley that starts with, "Sweet Sue" (and is spectacular as usual). Tommy Riggs loses his place in the script during his "Betty Lou" routine. Mitzi imitates Katherine Hepburn, Greta Garbo and Fanny Brice (as is great!). Jolson announces that he is soon leaving for Trinidad. He then does a comedy routine with Marlene, tells some jokes and sings, "Swanee" and "Mammy." A memorable show! Marlene Dietrich (m. c.), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Eddie Peabody, Tommy Riggs, Kenny Baker, Mitzi Green, Al Jolson, Charles Swink, Bob Moonan, Johnny Augustine and His Orchestra. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81129. Command Performance. May 14, 1942. Program #13. AFRS origination. Cliff Edwards starts the show by singing, "It Had To Be You." The date above is the recording date, the program was released during the Summer of 1942. The system cue is not heard. Edward G. Robinson (m.c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Cliff Edwards, Ginny Simms, Leith Stevens and His Orchestra, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (possibly recorded May 7, 1942), Hedy Lamarr, Harry Einstein (as "Parkyakarkus"), Maxie Rosenbloom, Dick Ryan, Milton Berle, Abe Reynolds, Joe Forte. 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82056. Command Performance. May 18, 1942. Program #14. AFRS origination. The above date is the date of recording, the program was released during the Summer of 1942. The first tune is, "When The Roses Bloom Again." George Raft (m. c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Deanna Durbin, Meade Lux Lewis, Dinah Shore, Rudy Vallee, The Sportsmen, Joe Forte, Bill Wright, Eddie Paul and His Orchestra, Elvia Allman (as "Brenda"), Blanche Stewart (as "Cobina"). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82052. Command Performance. June 2, 1942. Program #16. AFRS origination. The above date is the recording date, the program was released late Summer, 1942. The first tune is, "Murder, He Says." No system cue is heard. Mickey Rooney (host), Paul Douglas (announcer), Betty Hutton, Bob Burns, Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Betty Jane Rhodes, Bert Gordon (as "The Mad Russian"), Harry Von Zell, Joe Forte, Harry James and His Orchestra, Bill Artzt and His Orchestra. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93705. Command Performance. June 11, 1942. Program #17. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "I Got Spurs That Jingle, Jangle, Jingle." The date above is the recording date. The program was heard on shortwave on KGEI (Belmont, California) on June 20, 1942. Paul Douglas (announcer), Don Ameche (host), The Merry Macs, Max Baer (who has some trouble reading his lines), Carole Landis, George Givot, Bing Crosby, The Music Maids and Hal, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra. 29:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82993. Command Performance. June 18, 1942. Program #18. AFRS origination. The program was released during the Summer of 1942. The first tune is, "Private Joe." Blanche Stewart and Elvia Allman appear as, "Brenda and Cobina." The program does not end with a system cue. William Powell (m. c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Martha Tilton, Gene Autry, The Melody Ranch Boys and Nora Lou, Judy Garland, Lou Bring and His Orchestra, Joe Forte, George Jessel, Mel Blanc, Blanche Stewart, Elvia Allman. 29:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65265. Command Performance. June 23, 1942. Program #19. AFRS origination. Ella Fitzgerald sings, "A Tiskit A Taskit." Ransom Sherman lectures on "health." Oscar Levant plays a movement from Gershwin's "Concerto In F." Phil Silvers and Rags Ragland do a comedy routine, Reginald Gardiner imitates wallpaper and locomotives. The system cue has been deleted, the recording date may be June 26, 1942. Loretta Young (m. c.), Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Previn (conductor), Ransom Sherman, The Universal Studios Orchestra, Oscar Levant, Phil Silvers, Rags Ragland, Dinah Shore, Reginald Gardiner, Phil Kramer, Frank Nelson, Sara Berner. 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

81038. Command Performance. June 30, 1942. Program #20. AFRS origination. The program was recorded June 30, 1942, released during the summer of 1942. The first tune is, "Liza." Victor Borge does phonetic punctuation. Clarence Nash and Pinto Colvig appear as Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto with a message to Hitler! Groucho and Barbara Stanwyck do a comedy routine. The system cue is not heard. Spencer Tracy (m. c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Mary Lee (vocal), Victor Borge, The King's Men, Pat Friday, Groucho Marx, Barbara Stanwyck, Hans Conried, The Selznick Studio Orchestra, Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig. 28:34. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete as above.

65270. Command Performance. July 7, 1942. Program #21. AFRS origination. Bob's opening monologue is about the rubber shortage and other wartime topics. Lena Horne sings, "Just One Of Those Things." Shaw and Lee do a vaudevile routine. Les Brown and his Orchestra play, "The Anvil Chorus." An Australian private wants to hear a hurdy gurdy. Ginny Simms, Rosalind Russell and Bob Hope do "(It Didn't) Happen One Night." The system cue has been deleted. Bob Hope (m.c.), Paul Douglas (anouncer), Lena Horne, Victor Young (conductor), The Paramount Studios Orchestra, Shaw and Lee, Les Brown and His Orchestra, Ginny Simms, Rosalind Russell, Edith Evanson, Edward Marr, Al Shaw, Sam Lee. 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

22086. Command Performance. July 14, 1942. Program #22. AFRS origination. Richard Haydn appear as the only "fish mimic" in the world! The recording date above is subject to correction. The program does not end with a system cue. Edward Arnold (m. c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Ethel Waters, Richard Haydn, Jascha Heifetz, Jack Benny, The RKO Studio Orchestra, Constantine Bakaleinikoff (conductor), Reginald Beane (a member of the trio accompanying Ethel Waters), Laura Vaughns (a member of the trio acompanying Ethel Waters), Ella Lashley (a member of the trio acompanying Ethel Waters), Emanual Bey (pianist accompanying Heifitz). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65269. Command Performance. July 21, 1942. Program #23. AFRS origination. Frances Langford starts the show singing, "Night and Day." The cast of "The Great Gildersleeve" appears in a skit: Gildy gets the hiccups. Brenda and Cobina have become nurses. Dick Powell sings and does an early morning radio show with Pat O'Brien as "The Sunrise Kid," sponsored by Krautbinder's Cheese. The date above is the recording date. The system cue has been deleted. Pat O'Brien (m. c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Frances Langford, Alfred Newman (conductor), The Twentieth Century Fox Studio Orchestra, Harold Peary, Lillian Randolph, Walter Tetley, Blanche Stewart, Elvia Allman, Dick Powell. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

65268. Command Performance. July 28, 1942. Program #24. AFRS origination. Shirley Ross starts the program by singing, "Donegal." The program features a hog caling contest! Judy Garland sings, "Over The Rainbow." Cary Grant misses a rare opportunity by not calling her, "Judy, Judy, Judy!" Ruth Hussey joins Cary in a comedy skit titled "Another Man's Family." The system cue has been deleted. The recording date may be July 24, 1942. Cary Grant (m. c.), Don Wilson (announcer), Shirley Ross, Walter Scharf (conductor), The Republic Studios Orchestra, Billy Gilbert, Woody Herman and His Orchestra, Pinto Colvig, Jack Mather, Billy Bletcher, Judy Garland, Ruth Hussey. 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

91974. Command Performance. August 4, 1942. Program #25. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was distributed in the autumn. The first tune is, "He Loved Me 'Til The All-Clear Came." Clark Gable (m.c.), Don Wilson (announcer), Cass Daley, Jerry Colonna, Carmen Miranda, Bette Davis, Dinah Shore, Count Basie and His Orchestra, The MGM Studio Orchestra, Nat Finston (conductor). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91975. Command Performance. August 11, 1942. Program #26. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was distributed in the autumn. The first tune is a spectacular "Tiger Rag" by The Mills Brothers. Walter Pidgeon (m.c.), Don Wilson (announcer), The Mills Brothers, Barbara Jo Allen, The Merry Macs, Mary Martin, The Max Terr Chorus, Marlene Dietrich, The Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra, Leo Forbestein (conductor), Johnny Weissmuller (giving the "Tarzan" yell). 29:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91976. Command Performance. August 18, 1942. Program #27. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was distrubted in the autumn. The first tune dead-panned by Virginia O'Brien is, "Go To Sleep My Baby." The program features the sound of a San Francisco fog horn. Cary Grant (m.c.), Don Wilson (announcer), Virginia O'Brien, Joan Davis, Jose Iturbi, Bert Lahr, Ella Mae Morse, Freddy Slack and His Orchestra, The Universal Studio Orchestra, Charles Previn (conductor). 28:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82994. Command Performance. August 25, 1942. Program #28. AFRS origination. The program was released in the Autumn of 1942. The first tune is, "The Fuddy-Duddy Watch-Maker Man." Reginald Gardiner describes his experiences in a hospital with a broken arm. "Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid" visits an army camp. Red Skelton (m.c.), Betty Hutton, Don Wilson (announcer), Reginald Gardiner, Dorothy Lamour, Truman Bradley, Leo Cleary, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, The Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Orchestra, Alfred Newman (conductor). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92003. Command Performance. August 30, 1942. Program #30. AFRS origination. The date above was the recording date. The program was mastered September 11, 1942 and distributed in the autumn. The program originated from the National Theatre, Washington, D. C. before an audience of government and army officials. The first tune is, "My Darling Clementine." Portions of this program, produced by the Bureau of Public Relations were used on this program #30, program #31 (cat. #82991) and program #34 (see cat. #50419). Bing Crosby (m. c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Connie Boswell, Bert Wheeler, Hank Ladd, James Cagney, Larry Adler, Dinah Shore, The Music Maids, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, The NBC Orchestra, Frank Black (conductor). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82991. Command Performance. August 30, 1942. Program #31. AFRS origination. The program was distributed in the Autumn of 1942. The first tune is, "I Got Spurs That Jingle, Jangle, Jingle." A special broadcast for the Bureau of Public Relations, the program originates from The National Theatre, Washington, D. C. Abbott and Costello do their "Mustard" routine. The show has obviously been edited, with canned applause used as a transition. See also cat. #50419 and #92003 for other portions of this program. Bing Crosby (m. c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Hedy Lamarr, Merwyn Bogue (as "Ish Kabibble"), Connie Boswell, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

73111. Command Performance. September 4, 1942. Program #29. AFRS origination. The program originates from New York City. The first tune is, "One Dozen Roses," sung by Joan Edwards. F. Chase Taylor appears as "Colonel Stoopnagle" with Art Carney as his straightman. Gene Krupa plays a hot "Drum Boogie," Jane Froman sings, "You Go To My Head." Willie Howard appears as "The French Professor." The Ink Spots do a great arrangement of, "The Java Jive." No system cue is heard on the recording. The date above is the recording date, the program was distribute near the end of 1942. Tallulah Bankhead (m. c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Joan Edwards, Frank Black and His Orchestra, F. Chase Taylor, Art Carney, Gene Krupa and His Orchestra, Anita O'Day (vocal), Jane Froman, The Ink Spots. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91977. Command Performance. September 22, 1942. Program #32. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was distributed in the autumn. The first tune is, "Here You Are." A "Baby Snooks and Daddy" skit is featured. Don Ameche (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Vivian Blaine, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Nelson Eddy, Edgar Bergen, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, The RKO Studio Orchestra, Constantine Bakaleinikoff (conductor). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82992. Command Performance. September 29, 1942. Program #33. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program was released during the Autumn/Winter of 1942. The first tune is, "Boogie Woogie" (introduced as "Boogie Blues" by "Count Bassy." Spike Jones plays, "Der Fuhrer's Face." The last tune is, "Dinah" played by Bob Burns (bazooka), Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Spike Jones. Bob Burns (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Count Basie and His Orchestra, Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Dinah Shore, Spike Jones and The City Slickers, Carl Grayson (vocal). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

50419. Command Performance. October 7, 1942. Program #34. AFRS origination. Spike Jones and The City Slickers play, "Hotcha Cornya." Joan Davis sings, "Jim." Larry Adler plays "The Bolero" on the harmonica, Abbott and Costello do a combination of their "Mustard" and their "Railroad Station" routines. About half of this show was dubbed from the "Bureau Of Public Relations Washington Show," recorded August 30, 1942 at the National Theatre, Washington, D. C. See also cat. #92003 and #82991 for other portions of this broadcast. Spike Jones and The City Slickers, Joan Davis, Rise Stevens, Ethel Waters, Larry Adler, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Ginny Simms, Cary Grant (m. c.), Don Wilson (announcer), Frank Black and His Orchestra. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91978. Command Performance. October 9, 1942. Program #35. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Judy Garland starts the show singing, "It's A Great Day For The Irish." Bob Hope (m.c.), Don Wilson (announcer), Claudette Colbert, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, David Rose and His Orchestra. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82996. Command Performance. October 13, 1942. Program #36. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "You Are My Sunshine." Don Wilson mispronounces the band leader's name as, "John Strott Cotter." Mary Martin mispronounces the name of our Cuban army base as, "Guatalnamo Bay." Bing repeats Don's mistake, which draws an off-mike laugh from Don. The member of "The Charioteers" are introduced by name. Bing and Dinah sing tunes requested by G. I.'s. Bing Crosby (m. c.), Don Wilson (announcer), John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, Mary Martin, The Charioteers, The Music Maids and Hal, The Ambassadors, Perry Botkin (guitar). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60233. Command Performance. October 21, 1942. Program #37. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "At Last." Bob Burns tells stories about those terrible Arkansas mosquitos. The band does a hot, "One O'Clock Jump." Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Bob Eberly, Helen O'Connell, Bob Burns, Frances Langford (m. c.), Don Wilson (announcer). 28:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

3874. Command Performance. October 24, 1942. Program #38. AFRS origination. Virginia O'Brien sings, "Boy, Did I Get Stinking At The Club Savoy." The date above is the recording date. Linda Darnell (m. c.), Virginia O'Brien, Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra, Red Skelton, Harriet Hilliard, Don Wilson (announcer), Zero Mostel, Truman Bradley, The Republic Studios Orchestra, Walter Scharf (conductor). 29:10. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

91979. Command Performance. October 27, 1942. Program #39. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program starts with a medley from, "The Fleet's In," sung by Cass Daley. The music fill has been partially deleted. Rita Hayworth (m.c.), Don Wilson (announcer), Cass Daley, The Hall Johnson Choir, Frank Morgan, John Conte, Lena Horne, Meredith Willson, Carl Grayson, Spike Jones and The City Slickers, Selznick Productions Orchestra, Lou Forbes (conductor). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

91980. Command Performance. November 3, 1942. Program #40. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Judy Canova starts the show by singing a great, "Two Hours After The Crap Game," or "I Can't Give you Anthing But Love." Betty Grable (m.c.), Don Wilson (announcer), Judy Canova, Edgar Bergen, Kenny Baker, Ella Mae Morse, Freddy Slack and His Orchestra, Columbia Pictures Orchestra, Morris Stoloff (conductor). 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80989. Command Performance. November 10, 1942. Program #41. AFRS origination. The first tune is a clever parody by Cass Daley. The date above is the recording date, the program was released late 1942. Alice Faye, Cass Daley, Marlene Fingerle, Arthur Schutt, Eddie Anderson, Edward Marr, John Lake, Jack Benny (m. c.), Don Wilson (announcer), The Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Orchestra, Alfred Newman (conductor). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80990. Command Performance. November 15, 1942. Program #42. AFRS origination. The first selection is, "The Hungarian Rhapsody" (Liszt). The date above is the recording date, the program was released in late 1942. The NBC Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor, host), Paul Douglas (announcer), Dorothy Maynor, Mischa Elman. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80987. Command Performance. December 9, 1942. Program #42A. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Mad About Him Blues." The date above is the recording date, the program was released in late 1942. An assembled program. Dinah Shore (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Merry Macs, Ethel Waters, Dorothy Lamour, The Joseph Lilley Paramount Chorus, The Mills Brothers, Spike Jones, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Harry James and His Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, Bob Burns. 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9650. Command Performance. December 24, 1942. AFRS origination, pool feed to all nets. A Christmas program. The Andrews Sisters sing, "The Pennsylvania Polka." This was one of the few times a program in this series was heard in the United States. Jack Benny and Fred Allen stage another round in their long-running feud. Bob Hope (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Elmer Davis, The Andrews Sisters, Harriet Hilliard, Red Skelton, Spike Jones and The City Slickers, Ginny Simms, Bing Crosby, Ethel Waters, Charles Laughton, Edgar Bergen, Kay Kyser, Dinah Shore, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, The Charioteers, The Twentieth Century Fox Studio Orchestra, Alfred Newman (conductor). 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80988. Command Performance. January 2, 1943. Program #45. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "The Java Jive." A compilation broadcast released early 1943. Although all previous programs were described as "AFRS," in fact, this is the first program of the series produced by the Special Services Division. Linda Darnell (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Ink Spots, Cass Daley, Jascha Heifetz, Cab Calloway, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Jane Froman. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91981. Command Performance. January 6, 1943. Program #46. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The King Sisters start the show by singing, "Mr. Five By Five." Robert Taylor (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), The King Sisters, Joan Davis, Nelson Eddy, Norris Goff, Chester Lauck, Helen Forrest, Harry James and His Orchestra, The Special Services Division Orchestra, Meredith Willson (conductor). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91982. Command Performance. January 10, 1943. Program #47. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "I've Got A Touch Of Texas In My Heart." Joan Blondell (m.c.), Dave Vaile (announcer), Connie Haines, Bob Nolan, The Sons Of The Pioneers, Roy Rogers, Benny Carter and His Orchestra, The Special Services Division Orchestra, Meredith Willson (conductor). 28:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91983. Command Performance. January 16, 1943. Program #48. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Why Don't You Fall In Love With Me?" The sound of a baby crying is played for the G.I.'s. Jeanette MacDonald (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Virginia O'Brien, Dale Evans, The Mills Brothers, Eddie South and His Orchestra, Eddie Le Baron and His Orchestra. 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92004. Command Performance. January 23, 1943. Program #49. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program starts with Ginny Simms singing, "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To." Bob Hope (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Joan Blondell, Lena Horne, Ginny Simms, Carlos Ramirez, The Bombardiers. 29:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91984. Command Performance. January 30, 1943. Program #50. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "This Is The Army, Mr. Jones." The sound of church bells is played for G.I. listeners. Dinah Shore (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Chill Wills, Ann Miller, Kathryn Grayson, The Charioteers. 29:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91986. Command Performance. February 13, 1943. Program #52. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Abraham." Bing Crosby (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Richard Crooks, Pat O'Malley, The Merry Macs, The Music Maids, The Charioteers, Janet Blair, Martha O'Driscoll. 28:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91985. Command Performance. February 13, 1943. Program #51. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Betty Hutton starts the show by singing, "Murder, He Says." Rita Hayworth (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Betty Hutton, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Richard Haydn, Gail Laughton (pfc.), Kenneth Spencer. 29:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64293. Command Performance. February 20, 1943. Program #53. AFRS origination. The program is announced as the first show of the program's second year. Frances Langford starts the show by singing, "Saving Myself For Bill." Alan Jones does his signature, "Donkey Serenade." Olivia De Havilland (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Frances Langford, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Sully Mason (vocal), Allan Jones, Jinx Falkenburg, Jimmy Wakely and The Rough Riders, Merwyn Bogue, Meredith Willson (conductor), The Special Services Division Orchestra. 30:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64294. Command Performance. February 24, 1943. Program #54. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. A salute to "Tommy Atkins" and British Army Week. Dinah Shore sings, "Moonlight Becomes You" and a duet with Bing. Bob Hope (m. c.), The Army Air Forces Orchestra, Eddie Dunstedter (conductor), Meredith Willson (conductor), The Army Air Forces Orchestra, Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby, Carmen Miranda, The Music Maids and Phil, Harry Von Zell (announcer). 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91987. Command Performance. February 27, 1943. Program #55. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Betty Grable starts the show singing, "Sing Me A Song Of The Islands." Betty Grable (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Marian Anderson, Pat O'Malley, The Charioteers, Mel Blanc, Margaret Whiting, Freddy Slack and His Orchestra. 29:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91989. Command Performance. March 13, 1943. Program #57. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Dinah starts the show by singing, "You Made Me Love You." The sound of a cow being milked is played for G.I. listeners. Dinah Shore (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Cornelia Otis Skinner, Allan Jones, Freddy Martin and His Orchestra, Jack Fina (piano). 28:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91990. Command Performance. March 20, 1943. Program #58. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Judy starts the show by singing, "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart." John Charles Thomas (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Kenny Baker, Judy Garland, Virginia O'Brien, Woody Herman and His Orchestra. 28:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91991. Command Performance. March 27, 1943. Program #59. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "A Touch Of Texas." Kay Kyser and His Orchestra (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lennie Hayton, Hedda Hopper, Merwyn Bogue (as "Ish Kabibble"), Mel Blanc (vocal), The Balalaika Gypsy Band, Ralina Zarova, Carl Grayson, Luther Roundtree, Spike Jones and The City Slickers. 28:27. Audio condition: Excellent. 28

91992. Command Performance. April 1, 1943. Program #60. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Great Day." Bing Crosby (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Dinah Shore, The Charioteers, Bob Burns, The Music Maids and Phil, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, James Sherman (piano). 28:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91993. Command Performance. April 3, 1943. Program #61. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The sound of "The 20th Century Limited" is played for listeners. Then first tune is, "The Curse Of An Aching Heart." Bob Hope (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Judy Garland, Johnny Mercer, Lee Sweetland and His Orchestra, Elvia Allman. 28:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91994. Command Performance. April 17, 1943. Program #62. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The sound of a cuckoo clock is played for listeners. The first tune is, "Great Day." Dinah Shore (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Fay McKenzie, The Pied Pipers, Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra, Pee Wee Hunt, Eugenie Baird. 28:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91995. Command Performance. April 24, 1943. Program #63. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "As Time Goes By." Ann Sheridan (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Paul Whiteman, Gracie Allen, Jose Iturbi, Wee Bonnie Baker. 28:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91996. Command Performance. May 1, 1943. Program #64. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Hey, Good Looking." Kate Smith sings, "God Bless America." Kate Smith (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), John Charles Thomas, Cass Daley, The Charioteers, Freddy Slack and His Orchestra. 28:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91997. Command Performance. May 5, 1943. Program #65. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Ain't Misbehaving." Ginny Simms (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Eddie Dean, Jimmie Dean, Johnny Bond, Pat O'Malley, Madge O'Malley, The Gene Autry Trio, Gene Walsh, Freddie Lightner and His Orchestra. 28:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91998. Command Performance. May 8, 1943. Program #66. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Rudy Vallee and His Coast Guard Band, Martha Raye (m. c.), Harry Von Zell (announcer), Jimmie Grier, Mel Blanc. 28:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91999. Command Performance. May 15, 1943. Program #67. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Boy, Did I Get Stinking At The Savoy." Joan Blondell (m. c.), Harry Von Zell (announcer), Dick Powell, Eddie Anderson, Judy Canova, The Sportsmen, Virginia O'Brien, Martha Tilton. 28:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92000. Command Performance. May 22, 1943. Program #68. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Taking A Chance On Love." Dinah Shore (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ticker Freeman, Chick Chandler, Carlos Ramirez, Ruth Hussey, The Sportsmen. 28:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

86657. Command Performance. June 5, 1943. Program #69. AFRS origination. The program was recorded on the above date, released during the summer of 1943. The show features lots of soldier's names, using G. I. nicknames. One of the soldiers requests the sound of a beer bottle being opened. The first tune is, "Four Or Five Times." Freeman and Gosden appear as, "Amos 'n' Andy." Jose Iturbi plays, "Fantasy Impromptu" and then is given a piano lesson by Andy. A similar script was used on, "The Amos 'n' Andy Show" on October 5, 1943 (see cat. #57305). and on "Christmas Reunion" December 25, 1943 (see cat. #91691). The system cue is not heard. Betty Hutton (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Woody Herman and His Orchestra, Phil Kramer, Jose Iturbi. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66153. Command Performance. June 12, 1943. Program #70. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "What's The Good Word, Mr. Bluebird?" Jimmy Wakely and the Rough Riders sing, "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddles" and "The Wabash Cannonball." The date above is the recording date. Bob Crosby (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Charioteers, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wakely and The Rough Riders. 28:21. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

92001. Command Performance. June 19, 1943. Program #71. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "I Don't Want Anybody At All." A tribute to the British troops. Dinah Shore (m. c.), Bing Crosby (m. c.), Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Mel Blanc, The Murphy Sisters, Ziggy Talent (vocal), Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra. 28:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92002. Command Performance. June 26, 1943. Program #72. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." The sound of the call, "Timber," followed by a tree falling is played for the troops. Fred MacMurray (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Alice Faye, Bea Benaderet, Skinnay Ennis, Phil Harris, Gene Austin, Jerry Colonna, Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra. 28:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92017. Command Performance. July 3, 1943. Program #73. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Let's Get Lost." Kay Kyser and His Orchestra (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Gertrude Niesen, Alan Carney, Wally Brown, Lena Horne, Eddie Anderson. 28:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92018. Command Performance. July 10, 1943. Program #74. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Ella Mae Morse starts the show with, "Thank Your Lucky Stars." Ronald Colman (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Jeanette MacDonald, Ginny Simms, Ella Mae Morse, Jimmy Davis, Dick Ryan. 28:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92005. Command Performance. July 11, 1943. Program #75. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Wait For Me, Mary." Bing Crosby (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Betty Grable, Artur Rubinstein (performs "The Ritual Fire Dance"), Ukie Sherrin, Trudy Erwin, Harry James and His Orchestra. 28:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92006. Command Performance. July 24, 1943. Program #76. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Blow, Gabriel, Blow." Dinah Shore (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Robert Benchley, Rise Stevens, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra. 28:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92007. Command Performance. July 31, 1943. Program #77. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Happy Birthday." The sounds of a hunting horn and hounds are played for the troops. Katharine Hepburn (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ed Gardner (as "Archie" of Duffy's Tavern), Kathryn Grayson, The Jesters, Ted Lewis and His Orchestra. 28:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92008. Command Performance. August 7, 1943. Program #78-A. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "I Know That You Know." The sound of a fruit peddler is played for the audience. Greer Garson (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Gloria Warren, Nelson Eddy, Cass Daley, Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher, The 43rd Army Air Forces Orchestra (of Gardner Field). 28:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92009. Command Performance. August 14, 1943. Program #79-A. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Brazil." Rosalind Russell (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Carlos Ramirez, Jimmy Wakely and The Rough Riders, Judy Canova, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra. 28:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9633. Command Performance. August 21, 1943. Program #80. AFRS origination. Frank Sinatra sings, "Embraceable You." Arthur Q. Bryan appears as Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. Ed Gardner offers Frank Sinatra a job at Duffy's Tavern. The date above is the recording date. Ginger Rogers (m. c.), Frank Sinatra, Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Alice Faye, Ed Gardner, Ken Carpenter (announcer), The 43rd Army Air Forces Orchestra. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9634. Command Performance. August 28, 1943. Program #81. AFRS origination. Judy starts the show with, "Embraceable You." Bing sings, "Sunday, Monday Or Always." Bing and Judy do a fine duet. The date above is the recording date. Judy Garland, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Pinto Colvig, Julie Conway, Georgia Carroll. 28:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92010. Command Performance. September 6, 1943. Program #83. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "What Do You Do In The Infantry." Dinah Shore (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Jeanette MacDonald, Garry Moore, Jimmy Dorsey, The 43rd Army Air Forces Orchestra (of Gardner Field). 27:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

18135. Command Performance. September 9, 1943. Program #82 (ok). AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "See What The Boys In The Back Room Will Have." Ella Mae Morse, Johnny Mercer, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Marlene Dietrich (m.c.), Martha Tilton, Shirley Ross, Solito DiSolis, The Pied Pipers, Zero Mostel. 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

92011. Command Performance. September 11, 1943. Program #84. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Somebody Loves Me." Ken Carpenter's opening remarks indicates that this is program #82. Ginny Simms (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Andrews Sisters, Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys, Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham, Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra. 28:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92012. Command Performance. September 18, 1943. Program #85. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Lena Horne starts the show with, "St. Louis Blues." Jascha Heifetz plays, "Intermezzo" and "The Flight Of The Bumble Bee." Ronald Colman (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lena Horne, Rise Stevens, Robert Benchley, Jascha Heifetz, Walter Tetley, The 43rd Army Air Forces Orchestra. 28:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77522. Command Performance. September 25, 1943. Program #86. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program was released late in 1943. The first tune is, "You'll Never Know." Bing Crosby, Bob Hope (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Frances Langford, Tony Romano, The Charioteers. 28:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92013. Command Performance. October 2, 1943. Program #87. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Solid Potato Salad." Don Ameche (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Betty Hutton, The Vagabonds, Al Dexter, The Nat King Cole Trio, Jack Douglas. 28:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47138. Command Performance. October 9, 1943. Program #88. AFRS origination. The first tune by Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra is, "Besame Mucho." The date above is the recording date, the program was released late in 1943. Robert Young (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra, Cass Daley, Tex Ritter, Janet Blair, Salty Holmes. 28:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92014. Command Performance. October 16, 1943. Program #89. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Stormy Weather." Bette Davis sings, "They're Either Too Young Or Too Old." Bette Davis (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), John Charles Thomas, Garry Moore, Rise Stevens, Georgia Gibbs, The Delta Rhythm Boys. 28:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92015. Command Performance. October 23, 1943. Program #90. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Make Believe." Bob Hope (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Carole Landis, Shirley Ross, Vronsky and Babin, Jimmy Cash, Joseph Szigeti, Cliff Arquette. 28:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77521. Command Performance. October 30, 1943. Program #91. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was released late in 1943. The first tune is, "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart." Judy Garland (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Dinah Shore, Shirley Ross, Ginny Simms, The Bombardiers, The 370th Band Of The San Bernardino Air Service Command. 29:19. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

9631. Command Performance. November 13, 1943. Program #92. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Betty Hutton sings her famous, "Murder, He Says." Bob Hope (m. c.), The Charioteers, Betty Hutton, Judy Garland, Jimmy Durante, Lana Turner, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 28:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92016. Command Performance. November 20, 1943. Program #93. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Connie Haines starts the show by singing, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." The Hoosier Hot Shots sing, "Them Hill Billies Are Mountain Williams Now." The cue for, "The Armed Forces Radio Service" is used for the first time on this series. Ida Lupino (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Phil Harris, Gracie Fields, Garry Moore, The Hoosier Hot Shots, The 370th Army Air Forces Band. 28:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65891. Command Performance. November 27, 1943. Program #94. AFRS origination. The first tune by Bob Wills is, "New San Antonio Rose." Tommy Cook and Conrad Binyon portray two kids having an argument (in answer to a G. I. request). Virginia O'Brien deadpans, "In A Little Spanish Town." Edgar Bergen tells Charlie McCarthy the story of, "Oliver Twist." The date above is the recording date. Herbert Marshall (m. c.), Harry Von Zell (announcer), Tommy Duncan, Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, Anita Ellis, The 370th Army Air Forces Band, Tommy Cook, Conrad Binyon, Virginia O'Brien, Edgar Bergen, Frances Langford, Six Hits and A Miss, Skinnay Ennis (conductor). 28:20. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

82990. Command Performance. December 1943. Program #98 (Unit 4). AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program was distributed in early 1944. The show originates from New York City. The first tune is, "No Love, No Nothing." Fred starts the show with lots of Jack Benny jokes. Tibbett imitates Crosby and Sinatra. Fred and Gypsy Rose discuss the fine art of stripping. Fred Allen (m.c.), Paul Douglas (announcer), Ginny Simms, Lauritz Melchior, The Golden Gate Quartet, Gypsy Rose Lee, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. 29:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1785. Command Performance. December 4, 1943. Program #95. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, Fats Waller died on December 15, 1943. Dinah Shore sings, "Shoo Shoo, Baby." Abbott and Costello do their famous, "Who's On First?" routine. Fats Waller, Gloria Jean, Jerry Colonna, Bud Abbott, Dinah Shore (m. c.), Lulu Belle and Scotty, Lou Costello, Ken Carpenter (announcer), The 370th Army Air Forces Band, Skinnay Ennis (conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9632. Command Performance. December 11, 1943. Program #96. AFRS origination. The program is dedicated to the AEF North African Network (one-year-old), with, "The North African Follies." Martha Raye sings, "Mr. Paganini." The cast of the film "Four Jills In A Jeep" appear and play the roles of G. I.'s. The date above is recording date. Martha Raye, Kay Francis, Mitzi Mayfair, The Four Jills, Ken Carpenter (announcer), The 370th Army Air Forces Band, Skinnay Ennis (conductor), Anna Lee, Bob Hope (m. c.), Carole Landis, Arvin Dale (vocal: "Alexander's Ragtime Band"), Frances Langford. 28:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

82989. Command Performance. December 18, 1943. Program #97. AFRS origination. The program starts with Ken Carpenter singing the program's theme, "Over There." The first tune is, "Basin Street Blues." A delightful "all-music" program. The date above is the recording date. Dinah Shore (m. c.), The Charioteers, The 370th Army Air Forces Band, Skinnay Ennis (conductor), Bing Crosby (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ukie Sherrin, James Sherman (piano). 30:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65893. Command Performance. December 21, 1943. Program #99. AFRS origination. A "Broadway Edition" (the program originates from New York). The first tune is, "Blue Skies." Ilka Chase helps Phil Baker become a leading man. Orson Welles reads John McGee's, "High Flight." Kate does a heartfelt, "Sunday, Monday Or Always." The recording date is approximate. Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians (Fred Wring is the m. c.), Kate Smith, Ilka Chase, Phil Baker, Orson Welles, John McGee (author), Jimmy Wallington (announcer). 30:21. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

9651. Command Performance. December 25, 1943. AFRS origination. An extended Christmas special. Kay Kyser and his Orchestra play, "St. James Infirmary Blues." The program was recorded November 6, 1943. Bob Hope (m.c.), Dinah Shore, Ed Gardner, Frances Langford, Fred Allen, George Marshall, Ginny Simms, Merwyn Bogue, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nelson Eddy, Spike Jones and The City Slickers, The Charioteers, The Ken Darby Singers, Henry Stimson (Secretary Of War), Frank Knox (Secretary Of The Navy). 1 1/2 hours. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

12857. Command Performance. January 15, 1944. Program #101. AFRS origination. The first selection is, "Shoo Shoo, Baby," sung by Frances Langford. The date above is the recording date. Frances Langford (host), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Spike Jones and The City Slickers, Aileen Bauer (vocal), Red Ingle (vocal), Del Porter (vocal), Carl Grayson (vocal), Phyllis Brooks, The Revuers, Jimmy Wakely, Virginia O'Brien. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82881. Command Performance. January 22, 1944. Program #102/208. AFRS origination. The program was released early, 1944. The first tune is, "Rachel's Dream." See also cat. #20630, #2854, #2855, #2586. Bob and Joan Leslie appear in a "New York" drama called, "She Slapped His Face Under The Elevated Because He Only Had A One-Track Mind." Ken Carpenter (announcer), Bob Hope (m. c.), Joan Leslie, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Dennis Day, Deanna Durbin. 29:54. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

1560. Command Performance. February 1, 1944. Program #104. AFRS origination. A program celebrating the second anniversary of the show. Dinah, Frank and Bing engage in a battle of song. The first tune is, "Blues In The Night." The date above is the recording date. Dinah Shore (m. c.), Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Ticker Freeman, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra. 30:27. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

1786. Command Performance. February 5, 1944. Program #105. AFRS origination. Jim and Marian Jordan appear as "Fibber McGee and Molly." colonna sings, "On The Road To Mandalay." The date above is the recording date. Jerry Colonna (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Frances Wayne, Cass Daley, Ethel Waters, Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5357. Command Performance. February 19, 1944. Program #107. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "No Love, No Nothing." The three girl singers do a great ten-minute medley. The date above is the recording date. Loretta Young (m.c.), Connie Boswell, Frances Langford, Ginny Simms, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Larry Adler. 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

18136. Command Performance. February 26, 1944. Program #108. AFRS origination. Dotty and Ken play a hot crap game with very snappy dialogue. David Rose conducts his "Holiday For Strings." The recording date is possibly February 25, 1944. Dorothy Lamour (m. c.), Ruth Carroll, Jimmy Dodd, Ken Carpenter, David Rose, Vivienne Della Chiesa, Dick Haymes, Virginia O'Brien. 30:11. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

958. Command Performance. March 4, 1944. Program #109. AFRS origination. A salute to the new AFRS station on Guadalcanal. Kate starts the show by singing, "San Fernando Valley." The date above is the recording date. Kate Smith (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Billy Gilbert, Jimmy Wakely, Spade Cooley, Randolph Scott, Joe DeRita, Saundra Berkova (an eleven year old violinist), Marvin Moazel (piano), Jack Miller (conductor). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12858. Command Performance. March 11, 1944. Program #110. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "The Memphis Blues." The program features a melodrama called, "Frankie and Ginnie." Ken Carpenter sings! The date above is the recording date. Frank Sinatra, Ginny Simms, Dinah Shore (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer). 29:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

34862. Command Performance. March 25, 1944. Program #112. AFRS origination. Don Ameche starts the show by singing, "Fine and Dandy." The date above is the recording date. Bob Nolan, Cass Daley, Don Ameche (m. c.), Fay McKenzie, Jan Peerce, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Roy Rogers, The Sons Of The Pioneers, Carmen Miranda, Meredith Willson (conductor). 30:18. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

52829. Command Performance. April 1, 1944. Program #113. AFRS origination. Ginny Simms starts the show by singing, "San Fernando Valley." Irene Day sings "One Alone." Carl Grayson and Red Ingle do a fine, "Cocktails For Two." The date above is the recording date. Carl Grayson, Katherine Craig, Foy Willing and The Riders Of The Purple Sage, Ginny Simms (m.c.), Irene Manning, Lena Horne, Red Ingle, Spike Jones and The City Slickers, The Nilsson Twins, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 30:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

34877. Command Performance. April 8, 1944. Program #114. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Connie Haines, Frances Langford, Fred Lowery, Merwyn Bogue, Jerry Colonna (m.c.), Jo Stafford, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Yvette (Elsa Harris), Richard Aurandt (conductor). 30:05. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

82984. Command Performance. April 15, 1944. Program #115. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Mexicali Rose." The cast does a hillbilly drama. Dinah messes up the words to, "Take It Easy." The date above is the recording date. Bing Crosby (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Yehudi Menuhin, Dinah Shore, Shirley Ross, Lulu Belle and Scotty, Shirley Mitchell, Ukie Sherrin, Ticker Freeman (piano). 29:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

47989. Command Performance. April 22, 1944. Program #116. AFRS origination. Martha Tilton sings, "Besame Mucho." Charlie Cantor appears as "Clifton Finnegan" (of "Duffy's Tavern"). Frank Morgan tells about his farm. The date above is the recording date. Gene Tierney (m.c.), Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys, Charlie Cantor, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Virginia O'Brien, John Conte, Frank Morgan, Ken Niles (announcer), Martha Tilton. 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78445. Command Performance. April 29, 1944. Program #117. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program was released during the Summer of 1944. The first tune is, "Love, Love, Love." An alarm clock is smashed for G. I.'s on New Guinea. Ida James sings her "famous", "Knock Me A Kiss." Dennis Day does imitations (including Hitler) and sings, "Dear Old Donegal." Crosby finishes the show with a rousing, "South Rampart Street Parade." Olivia De Havilland (m. c.), Bob Crosby and His Orchestra (referred to as "The Bobcats"), Ida James, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Meredith Willson (conductor), Dennis Day, Ella Mae Morse, The Merry Macs. 30:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81130. Command Performance. May 6, 1944. Program #118. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Swinging On A Star." The cast does a schoolroom comedy. The date above is the recording date. Bob Hope (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Bing Crosby, The Music Maids and Lee, Meredith Willson (conductor), Gypsy Rose Lee, Betty Hutton, Ticker Freeman (piano). 30:14. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

82988. Command Performance. May 13, 1944. Program #119. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Besame Mucho." The show ends with a well-done medley by the entire cast. The date above is the recording date. Jerry Colonna (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Helen Forrest, Frances Langford, Dinah Shore, Lena Horne. 30:21. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

82882. Command Performance. May 20, 1944. Program #120. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was released during the summer of 1944. The first tune is, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" with special "Command Performance" lyrics by Paulette Goddard (who cannot sing). Louis Armstrong does a great, "Up A Lazy River." Don't miss Jimmy's chat with Louis. Johnny Mercer sings his famous, "G.I. Jive." Ken Carpenter (announcer), Paulette Goddard (m.c.), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Meredith Willson (conductor), Georgia Gibbs, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Durante, Johnny Mercer. 30:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82979. Command Performance. May 27, 1944. Program #121. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was released during the summer, 1944. The first tune is, "It Had To Be You." Dinah Shore (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Dick Haymes, Virginia O'Brien, The Louis Jordan Sextet, The Hoosier Hot Shots, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Meredith Willson (conductor). 30:03. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

6967. Command Performance. June 3, 1944. Program #123. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Shirley Ross sings a G. I. version of, "Thanks For The Memory." A program described as "All-Female" despite the male cast members. Connie Haines (m.c.), Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lena Horne, Shirley Ross, Lotte Lehmann, Frances Langford, Jerry Colonna, Meredith Willson (conductor). 29:13. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

9635. Command Performance. June 10, 1944. Program #124. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Wish I May," sung by Marilyn Maxwell. Bette Davis (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Jimmy Durante, Marilyn Maxwell, Artie Shaw, Jose Iturbi, The Music Maids, Meredith Willson (conductor). 30:08. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

5358. Command Performance. June 17, 1944. Program #125. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Bing sings, "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby." Harpo accompanies Bing playing, "My Blue Heaven." Ann Miller does a tap dance in G. I. boots! The AFRS system cue has been deleted. Jack Benny (m. c.), Bing Crosby, Georgia Gibbs, Harpo Marx, Gary Cooper, Ann Miller, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lena Horne, Meredith Willson (conductor). 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

82997. Command Performance. June 24, 1944. Program #126. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was released during the Summer of 1944. An "All-Western" program. Bob's theme is played by The Riders Of The Purple Sage. The first tune is, "Pistol Packin' Mama." The cast does, "The Road To Texas," or "Jerk-Along Cassidy." Bob Hope (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Riders Of The Purple Sage, Frank Sinatra, The Andrews Sisters, Cottonseed Clark, Roy Rogers, Carole Landis, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Meredith Willson (conductor). 29:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9636. Command Performance. July 8, 1944. Program #128. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Jimmy Durante sings, "I Ups To Him." The program takes a tour of old New York. Ronald Colman sings! Claudette Colbert (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Jimmy Durante, Ronald Colman, Dale Evans, Alan Hale, Betty Hutton, Meredith Willson (conductor). 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9637. Command Performance. July 15, 1944. Program #129. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby." The show features the well-known "All Time Flop Parade" skit. See cat. #45697 for a Philco Radio Time broadcast on which Crosby does almost exactly the same skit with Dinah Shore. The date above is the recording date. Ken Carpenter (announcer), Bing Crosby, Judy Garland (m.c.), The Andrews Sisters, Meredith Willson (conductor), Gene Plummer (piano). 29:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

82969. Command Performance. July 22, 1944. Program #130. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was released during the autumn of 1944. The first tune is, "The Man I Love." A program by "The Teabag Battalion" (meaning Englishmen, even though, at the time, loose tea was favored over bags). Cary Grant sings, "Watching The Trains Come In." Ida Lupino joins Ronald Colman in a duet of, "I've Got Sixpence." The cast does a British mystery in which Bulldog Drummond solves a murder mystery. Who shot the Earl of Burpingham? Most amusing! Ginny sings a haunting, "Lili Marlene." Ronald Colman (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ginny Simms, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Meredith Willson (conductor), Aubrey Smith, Cary Grant, Ida Lupino, May Whitty. 30:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3875. Command Performance. July 30, 1944. Program #131. AFRS origination. The show is performed before an audience of four hundred WAVES. The first tune on the show is "Would You Rather Wish On A Star." Cass Daley commands an all-girl battleship! Errol Flynn sings while taking a shower! The date above is the recording date. Barbara Stanwyck (m. c.), Dick Haymes, Errol Flynn, June Allyson, Cass Daley, Sterling Holloway, Harry Von Zell (announcer). 30:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

9638. Command Performance. August 5, 1944. Program #132. AFRS origination. What all the radio programs of the week sound like rolled up into one show. The date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny." Ginger Rogers (m. c.), Jimmy Durante, George Murphy, Virginia O'Brien, The Golden Gate Quartet, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Meredith Willson (conductor). 30:03. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

5359. Command Performance. August 12, 1944. Program #133. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "The Trolley Song." The program features nineteen-year-old Jo Stafford, eighteen-year-old Gloria De Haven, thirteen-year-old Lois Butler. Cass Daley sings a very clever parody. The date above is the recording date. Spencer Tracy (m.c.), The Pied Pipers, Jo Stafford, Gloria De Haven, Johnny Mercer, Lois Butler, Cass Daley, Ken Carpenter (announcer), June Hutton. 29:36. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6968. Command Performance. August 19, 1944. Program #134. AFRS origination. Judy stars the show singing, "I May Be Wrong." The date above is the recording date. Judy Garland (m.c.), Danny Kaye, Lauritz Melchior, Helen Forrest, Meredith Willson (conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

78217. Command Performance. August 26, 1944. Program #218. AFRS origination. Ginny Simms sings, "Come To Baby, Do." Unable to get a room in Hollywood, Fred negotiates with Rochester for a room at Jack Benny's house. Fred Allen and Paul Lukas do their version of a soap opera. This program was previously issued, in part but not completely, as AFRS #135 (see cat. #6969), the rest was recorded in August, 1946. Charlie Cantor, Jack Benny, Meredith Willson (conductor), Ginny Simms, Fred Allen (m.c.), Portland Hoffa, Eddie Anderson, Martha Mears, Paul Lukas, Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Sportsmen. 29:52. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

6969. Command Performance. August 26, 1944. Program #135/218. AFRS origination. Ginny Simms sings, "Come To Baby, Do." Unable to get a room in Hollywood, Fred negotiates with Rochester for a room at Jack Benny's house. Paul Lukas and Fred Allen do their version of a soap opera. This program was re-issued for the most part, as program #218 (see cat. #78217). The date above is the recording date. The Sportsmen, Charlie Cantor, Jack Benny, Meredith Willson (conductor), Ginny Simms, Eddie Anderson, Martha Mears, Paul Lukas, Fred Allen (m. c.), Portland Hoffa, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42855. Command Performance. September 13, 1944. Program #138. AFRS origination. Bob's opening monologue is about the Armed Forces Radio Service. Johnny Mercer sings, "The Wreck Of The Old 97." The date above is the recording date. See also program #210 (cat. #9646). Ken Carpenter (announcer), Bob Hope (m.c.), June Allyson, Johnny Mercer, Gloria De Haven, Jane Russell, Jerry Colonna, Beatrice Kay, Frances Langford, Ethel Smith, Meredith Willson (conductor), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra. 30:22. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

64442. Command Performance. September 23, 1944. Program #139. AFRS origination. "The Ken Carpenter Birthday Party." It's Ken Carpenter's second anniversary as the program's announcer. The Hoosier Hot Shots do a great, "That's What I Learned in College." Mischa Auer appears as "Mischa The Magnificent" to dictate his funny memoirs and play the piano with a grapefruit in each hand (not really). Jack Carson and Jane Wyman sing a duet. The date above is the recording date. Martha Raye (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lina Romay, The Hoosier Hot Shots, Rise Stevens, Mischa Auer, Jack Carson, Jane Wyman, Bob McReynolds and The Texas Playboys. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42856. Command Performance. September 30, 1944. Program #140. AFRS origination. Martha Tilton sings, "I'll Walk Alone." An all-star jam session is featured with Tommy Dorsey and his friends. James Cagney sings a medley from "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and fights it out with Jack Benny. The date above is the recording date. Don Wilson (announcer), Deanna Durbin (m. c.), Jack Benny, Martha Tilton, Tommy Dorsey, Illinois Jacquet, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Les Paul, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Ed McKinney, Ziggy Elman, Ginger Rogers, James Cagney, Meredith Willson (conductor). 30:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

286. Command Performance. October 7, 1944. Program #141. AFRS origination. Dinah Shore sings, "I'll walk Alone." A visit to "Duffy's Tavern." The date above is the recording date. Dinah Shore (m. c.), Art Tatum, Chico Marx, Ed Gardner, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Charlie Cantor, Connie Haines, Dave Newman (violin). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82974. Command Performance. October 14, 1944. Program #142. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. This compiled program was released in late 1944. An "All-Time Command Performance," featuring highlights of performances on the show during 1944, including "An All-American Jam Session." Lena Horne, Eddie Anderson (singing, "Ol' Devil Consequence"), Dinah Shore, Groucho Marx, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Harpo Marx, Gary Cooper, Tommy Dorsey, Illinois Jacquet, Artie Shaw, Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, Ed McKinney, Ken Carpenter (m. c., announcer), Bob Hope, Ziggy Elman, Les Paul, Judy Garland, The Andrews Sisters. 30:05. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

9639. Command Performance. October 26, 1944. Program #144. AFRS origination. "Winged Victory Edition". The date above is the recording date. The program starts with, "Spirit Of The Air Force." Don Wilson (announcer), Clark Gable (m. c.), The AAF Orchestra and Chorus, Joe Bushkin (conductor, piano), Ginny Simms, Peter Lind Hayes, Don Richards (vocal), Claude Stroud. 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96198. Command Performance. November 1, 1944. Program #148. AFRS origination. The recording date is above. The program was distributed in early 1945. The first tune is, "Air Mail Special." This program is referred to as an "encore" (a program assembled from previous broadcasts). Edgar tells Charley the story of Oliver Twist. Fred Allen chats with Gypsy Rose Lee, Loumel Morgan sings a unique arrangement of, "Blues In The Night." Ken Carpenter (m.c.), Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Edgar Bergen, Virginia O'Brien, The Loumel Morgan Trio, Bette Davis, Fred Allen, Gypsy Rose Lee, Jimmy Durante. 29:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

5360. Command Performance. November 1, 1944. Program #145. AFRS origination. The program originates from New York, the date above is the recording date. The first tune is, "Just You, Just Me." Joe E. Lewis sings his famous, "February" song and, "Sam, You Made The Pants Too Long." Ethel Merman (m. c.), Mel Allen (announcer), The Eddie Heywood Sextette, Pat Harrington, Frankie Hyers, Joe E. Lewis, John Sebastian, Connie Boswell, Meredith Willson (conductor). 29:49. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

96199. Command Performance. November 7, 1944. Program #149. AFRS origination. The recording date is above. The program was distributed in early 1945. "A Command Performance Picnic." The first tune is, "Opus One." Borb Burns has the latest news from Van Buren, Arkansas. He also plays a bazooka-trombone solo with Tommy Dorsey. Corrina Mura sings (and plays guitar) to a spectacular "Tabu." Jimmy Durante imitates Noel Coward in, "Private Lives." Claudette Colbert (m.c.), Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Bob Burns, Corina Mura, The Clark Sisters (billed as, "The Sentimentalists"), Bonnie Lou Williams (vocal), Jimmy Durante, Victor Young and His Orchestra, Verna Felton (?), Igor Gorin (?). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

97992. Command Performance. November 8, 1944. Program #146. AFRS origination. The program originates from New York City. The date above is the recording date. The program was released in early 1945. The first tune is, "Old Rockin' Chair." Famous New York columnists present the sounds of New York City; a funny skit with clever sound effects. A good show! Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians (Fred Waring is the program's m.c.), Mel Allen (announcer), Kate Smith, Louis Prima, Pearl Bailey, Dorothy Kilgallen, Louis Sobol, Leonard Lyons, Donna Dae (vocal), Jane Wilson (vocal). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42857. Command Performance. November 18, 1944. Program #150. AFRS origination. Martha Tilton sings "The Trolley Song." Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll appear as, "Amos 'N Andy." Frank Morgan negotiates with Amos 'N Andy for a "case from Scotland." In response to many requests, Frank Morgan shoots a bugler! The date above is the recording date. Ken Carpenter (announcer), Linda Darnell (m. c.), Cliff Nazarro, Martha Tilton, Woody Herman and His Orchestra, Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Frank Morgan. 30:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60646. Command Performance. November 25, 1944. Program #152. AFRS origination. The Hoosier Hotshots start the program with, "Wahoo." A tour of Tin Pan Alley starts with Jimmy McHugh. Connie Haines sings McHugh's famous song, "Sunny Side Of The Street." Johnny Mercer sings, "Blues In The Night" with The Pied Pipers. Jerome Kern speaks, Irene Dunne sings his, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes." Connie Haines sings, "Swingin' On A Star" with Jimmy Van Heusen at the piano. Hoagy Carmichael sings his composition, "Small Fry," with Johnny Mercer and Connie Haines. The date above is the recording date, which might be December 2, 1944. Ken Carpenter (announcer), Jimmy McHugh, Connie Haines, Johnny Mercer, The Pied Pipers, Jerome Kern, Johnny Burke, Hoagy Carmichael, The Hoosier Hot Shots, Irene Dunne (m.c.), Jimmy Van Heusen. 27:55. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

9640. Command Performance. November 25, 1944. Program #151. AFRS origination. The first tune is Larry Adler playing, "Hand To Mouth Boogie." The date above is the recording date. Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ginny Simms (m. c.), Larry Adler, Diana Lynn, Carlos Ramirez, Al Pearce, The Sportsmen, J. Calvin Jackson (piano). 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42858. Command Performance. December 16, 1944. Program #154. AFRS origination. The first tune is by the Andrews Sisters, "Rum and Coca Cola." The opening is similar to program #155 (see cat. #9641) which was recorded on the same day. The date above is the recording date. Ken Carpenter (announcer), Bing Crosby, Bob Hope (m. c.), The Andrews Sisters, Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, Anita O'Day, Mishel Perrier (conductor), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Lauren Bacall, Ann Sheridan. 30:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

9641. Command Performance. December 16, 1944. Program #155. AFRS origination. The program opening is similar to program #154 (see cat. #42858), which was recorded on the same day. The first tune is by Bing Crosby, "Accentuate The Positive." The date above is the recording date. Bob Hope (m.c.), Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, The Benny Goodman Quartet, Bill Mauldin (cartoonist), Ann Sheridan, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lauren Bacall, Stan Kenton and His Orchestra. 29:01. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

1790. Command Performance. December 23, 1944. AFRS origination. Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra play, "Brazil." An extended Christmas special. The program was recorded October, 1944. Bob Hope (m.c.), Xavier Cugat, Jerry Colonna, Virginia O'Brien, Spike Jones and The City Slickers, Ginny Simms, Jimmy Durante, Henry Stimson (Secretary Of War), Dinah Shore, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Kay Kyser, Frances Langford, Danny Kaye, W. C. Fields, Judy Garland, Spencer Tracy, Lee J. Cobb, Dorothy Lamour, Skip Homeier, Howard Duff, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Griff Barnett, Elliott Lewis, Harry Bartell, Verna Felton, George Marshall, The Ken Darby Chorus, James Forrestal (Secretary Of The Navy), Johnny Mercer, Don Wilson (announcer), Frank Nelson. 2 hours. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

42859. Command Performance. January 11, 1945. Program #157. AFRS origination. Lina Romay sings, "Chiu Chiu." William Gargan, Ed Brophy, Sterling Holloway and Robert Benchley form a quartet of "handsome, leading men." Alan Hale, Hugh Herbert, Andy Devine and Alan Jenkins form another quartet. The date above is the recording date. Ken Carpenter (announcer), Linda Darnell (m.c.), Lina Romay, William Gargan, Ed Brophy, Sterling Holloway, Robert Benchley, Jimmy Durante, Jack Teagarden, Alan Hale, Hugh Herbert, Andy Devine, Allen Jenkins, Arthur Treacher, Janet Blair. 30:40. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

1561. Command Performance. January 18, 1945. Program #158. AFRS origination. Rafael Mendez plays, "The Flight Of The Bumble Bee." Gracie Allen tries to promote a romance between C. Aubrey Smith and Dame Mae Whitty. The date above is the recording date. C. Aubrey Smith, Connie Haines, May Whitty, George Burns (m. c.), Gracie Allen (m. c.), The Joseph Lilley Chorus, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Rafael Mendez. 30:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64831. Command Performance. January 25, 1945. Program #159. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "One Meat Ball." Frank Sinatra banters with Frank Morgan and sings, "Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week." "Brenda and Cobina" (Blanche Stewart and Elvia Allman) appear. Nelson Eddy and Frank sing, "Who Dropped The Bobby Sox In Nelson Eddy's Shortnin' Bread?" The date above is the recording date. Frank Morgan (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Andrews Sisters, Meredith Willson (conductor), Frank Sinatra, Blanche Stewart, Elvia Allman, Bob Nolan and The Sons Of The Pioneers, Nelson Eddy. 30:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42860. Command Performance. February 1, 1945. Program #160. AFRS origination. Gloria De Haven sings, "The Man I Love." Jack Carson plans to show Gloria around Hollywood. Carmen Miranda sings, "Tico, Tico." The date above is the recording date. Ken Carpenter (announcer), Gloria De Haven (m. c.), Jack Carson, Edward Arnold, Carmen Miranda, Bing Crosby. 30:47. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

42861. Command Performance. February 8, 1945. Program #161. AFRS origination. Harry James plays, "I'm Beginning To See The Light." The Gene Krupa Trio consists of Krupa, Teddy Napoleon and Charlie Ventura. William Bendix and Edward Everett Horton milk a cow. Willie Smith plays an alto solo on "Tea For Two." The date above is the recording date. Charlie Ventura, Edward Everett Horton, Gene Krupa, Harry James and His Orchestra, Jeanne Crain (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Teddy Napoleon, William Bendix, Willie Smith. 30:27. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

244. Command Performance. February 15, 1945. Program #162. AFRS origination. "Dick Tracy In B Flat," or "For Goodness Sakes, Isn't He Ever Going To Marry Tess Trueheart?" "The world's first comic strip operetta." The date above is the recording date. Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Harry Von Zell (announcer, performer), Jerry Colonna, Bob Hope, Frank Morgan, Jimmy Durante, Judy Garland, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Cass Daley, Meredith Willson (arranger, conductor), Robert L. Welsh (writer), William Morrow (writer), Sherwood Schwartz (writer), Frank Galin (writer), Dick McKnight (writer), Al Lewis (writer), Marvin Fisher (writer), Jack Rose (writer), Charles Isaacs (writer), Jack Brooks (special lyrics). 55:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

52832. Command Performance. February 22, 1945. Program #163. AFRS origination. Ginny Simms starts the program with, "Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week." Danny Thomas sings a clever song about the alphabet. The cast does a satire about band remotes from around the country. The date above is the recording date. John Garfield (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ginny Simms, Dick Haymes, Danny Thomas, The Sportsmen. 29:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1563. Command Performance. March 1, 1945. Program #164. AFRS origination. Helen Forrest sings, "You Go to My Head." The date is the recording date. Helen Forrest (m. c.), Jack Carson, Alexis Smith, Basil Rathbone, Arthur Treacher, Roy Rogers, Andy Russell, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6970. Command Performance. March 8, 1945. Program #165. AFRS origination. Margaret O'Brien is described as seven and half years old. All of Bing Crosby's kids appear. Sinatra takes a merciless ribbing about his physique. An excerpt of this program was rebroadcast on "To The Rear March" (see cat. #10287). The date above is the recording date. Ken Carpenter (announcer), Frank Sinatra (m.c.), Frances Langford, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret O'Brien, Roddy McDowall, Peggy Ann Garner, Gary Crosby, Sandra Gould. 28:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1565. Command Performance. March 15, 1945. Program #166. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Janet Blair starts the show with, "Where Or When." The cast does a broadcast day on a small radio station named KREJ (that's "Jerk" spelled backwards). A funny show. Herbert Marshall (m.c.), Janet Blair, The Sons Of The Pioneers, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Edward Arnold, Jimmy Durante, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 27:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

716. Command Performance. March 22, 1945. Program #167. AFRS origination. A visit to "Miss Phoebe Gushmore's Finishing School." The first tune is, "I Only Have Eyes For You." The date above is the recording date. Dinah Shore, Marilyn Maxwell, Judy Canova, Martha Stewart, Lina Romay, Jerry Lester (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Elvia Allman, The Sportsmen. 30:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6971. Command Performance. March 29, 1945. Program #168. AFRS origination. The King Sisters sings, "On The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe." The date above is the recording date. Bob Hope (m. c.), The King Sisters, Ingrid Bergman, Walter Pidgeon, Ella Mae Morse, Charles Boyer, William Bendix, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

9653. Command Performance. April 5, 1945. Program #169. AFRS origination. Bing starts the program singing, "This Heart Of Mine." The date above is the recording date. Bing Crosby (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Marilyn Maxwell, Lionel Barrymore, May Whitty, The Charioteers, Johnny Mercer. 28:44. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

717. Command Performance. April 19, 1945. Program #171. AFRS origination. "A Visit To The Stars." Martha Stewart starts the program with, "My Heart Sings." The date above is the recording date. Martha Stewart (m. c.), Jack Carson, Jack Oakie, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Carlos Ramirez, Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Sportsmen, Verna Felton. 30:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

287. Command Performance. April 19, 1945. Program #170. AFRS origination. Pat Friday starts the program singing, "Iowa." The date is the recording date. Kay Kyser (m. c.), Pat Friday, Gary Cooper, Jerry Colonna, Edward G. Robinson, Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Swing Wing. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65271. Command Performance. May 3, 1945. Program #173. AFRS origination. A tribute to Walt Disney. An all animal program! The first tune is, "Three Caballeros." Goofy plays "The William Tell Overture" on the clarinet. Harry Von Zell sings, Lina Romay sings "Tico, Tico." Clara Cluck has been voted "Miss Pinfeather Of 1945" and sings her famous operatic aria. The program may have been recorded on April 26, 1945. Ken Carpenter (announcer and m. c.), Clarence Nash (Donald Duck), Jose Olivera (Joe Carioca), Felipe Turis (? Panchito), Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny), Arthur Q. Bryan (Elmer Fudd), Harry Von Zell, Lina Romay, Florence Gill (Clara Cluck), Pinto Colvig (Goofy). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5361. Command Performance. May 10, 1945. Program #174. AFRS origination. Miguelito Valdez sings, "El Cumbanchero." Paulette Goddard and Jack Benny go out on a hot date. The date above is the recording date. Paulette Goddard, Jack Benny (m.c.), B. S. Pulley, Miguelito Valdez, Hoagy Carmichael, Jeri Sullivan, Mel Blanc, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Frank Nelson, Meredith Willson (conductor). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1562. Command Performance. May 17, 1945. Program #175. AFRS origination. Peggy Lee stars the program singing, "You Was Right, Baby." The date is the recording date. Orson Welles, Peggy Lee, Larry Adler, The King Sisters, Danny Thomas (m. c.), Alfred Drake, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Edward Marr, Bob Jellison. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

35920. Command Performance. May 24, 1945. Program #176. AFRS origination. "Suppressed Desire Night"...what the stars really want to do on the show. The cast does a skit about their secret desires. Kitty Kallen sings, "I'm Beginning To See The Light." The date is the recording date. Lucille Ball (host), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Kitty Kallen, Jack Carson, The Town Criers, Robert Benchley, Phil Regan. 29:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65987. Command Performance. May 31, 1945. Program #177. AFRS origination. The cast does its version of "Gaslight." Who will play the lead, Jack Benny or Charles Boyer? The King Cole Trio sings, "It's Only A Paper Moon." The date above is the recording date. Rita Hayworth (m. c.), Angela Lansbury, Charles Boyer, Jack Benny, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, The Nat King Cole Trio, The Smart Set, Jean McKeon, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra. 30:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22084. Command Performance. June 7, 1945. Program #178. AFRS origination. Connie Haines starts the program singing, "It's De-Lovely." The date above is the recording date. Myrna Loy (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Connie Haines, Jimmy Durante, Dick Haymes, Cass Daley, Sydney Greenstreet, Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5362. Command Performance. June 14, 1945. Program #179. AFRS origination. The King Sisters sing, "For You." The stars act out their secret desires. The date above is the recording date. Bob Hope, Chucho Martinez, Alan Ladd, Ann Rutherford (m. c.), Gloria De Haven, Jerry Colonna, The King Sisters, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

957. Command Performance. June 21, 1945. Program #180. AFRS origination. Joan Edwards starts the show with, "I'm Beginning To See The Light." The date above is the recording date. Joan Edwards (m. c.), Jack Carson, Arthur Treacher, Paulette Goddard, Randolph Scott, Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Town Criers, David Street. 28:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5363. Command Performance. June 22, 1945. Program #181. AFRS origination. Marilyn Maxwell sings, "A Kiss Goodnight." The date above is the recording date. Herbert Marshall (m. c.), Jack Haley, Lina Romay, Marilyn Maxwell, The Les Paul Trio, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71594. Command Performance. July 5, 1945. Program #182. AFRS origination. "Juke Box Night." The first tune is, "Sentimental Journey." "G.I. Jill" (Martha Wilkerson) appears to celebrate the one thousandth program of "G.I. Jive." Ella Mae Morse sings her famous, "Cow, Cow Boogie." Spike Jones and The City Slickers do, "Chloe" (an unusual version). Tommy Dorsey joins the City Slickers playing his theme, "Getting Sentimental Over You." Most unusual. The date above is the recording date, the program was released during the autumn of 1945. Bing Crosby (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Martha Wilkerson, Ella Mae Morse, Spike Jones and The City Slickers, Red Ingle (vocal), Tommy Dorsey. 30:19. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1564. Command Performance. July 12, 1945. Program #183. AFRS origination. Janet Blair sings, "It's Only A Paper Moon." The date above is the recording date. Janet Blair (m.c.), Jimmy Durante, Rise Stevens, Victor Borge, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65266. Command Performance. July 19, 1945. Program #184. AFRS origination. The Hoosier Hotshots start the program with, "The Indiana Corncert" medley. Danny Kay and Eve Arden do a funny comedy routine. Danny sings, "Bali Boogie." The date above is the recording date. Judy Canova (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Hoosier Hot Shots, Olga San Juan, Danny Kaye, Eve Arden. 30:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2712. Command Performance. July 26, 1945. Program #185. AFRS origination. Donna Dae sings, "On The Sunny Side Of The Street." Herb Shriner is introduced as "Sgt. Shriner." The date above is the recording date and may be July 27, 1945. Orson Welles (m. c.), Donna Dae, Larry Stevens, Herb Shriner, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Theodora Lynch. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65267. Command Performance. August 2, 1945. Program #186. AFRS origination. Announced as an "all-male" program, "Vera Vague" is nevertheless heard. The first tune is, "Drums In My Heart," sung by Nelson Eddy. Robert Benchley lectures on the subject of, "Women." The date above is the recording date. Nelson Eddy (host), Don Wilson (anouncer), Barbara Jo Allen, Perry Como, Carmen Cavallaro, Robert Benchley. 30:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65780. Command Performance. August 9, 1945. Program #187. AFRS origination. Marilyn Maxwell sings, "I Got Rhythm." Rita Hayworth and Walter go into the studio audience to "act" with real soldiers in a movie skit. An officer plays the role of a private and a private plays the role of an officer in a very funny skit! The date above is the recording date. Walter O'Keefe (host), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Marilyn Maxwell, The Town Criers, Rita Hayworth, The Les Paul Trio. 30:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11621. Command Performance. August 15, 1945. AFRS origination. "Victory Extra". The program begins with a prayer by Ronald Colman, followed by "Ave Maria," sung by Rise Stevens. Bing Crosby (m.c.), Rise Stevens, Dinah Shore, Bette Davis, Jimmy Durante, Jose Iturbi, Lionel Barrymore, Marlene Dietrich, Burgess Meredith, Ginny Simms, Frank Sinatra, Janet Blair, William Powell, Harry Von Zell, Lucille Ball, The King Sisters, Cary Grant, Robert Montgomery, Loretta Young, Lena Horne, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Meredith Willson (conductor), Thomas Lewis (Commandant of the AFRS), Martha Wilkerson (mentions G.I. Jive recently finished program #1000), Johnny Mercer, Edward G. Robinson, Orson Welles, Lina Romay, Danny Kaye, Herbert Marshall, Carmen Miranda, Claudette Colbert, Ed Gardner, Marilyn Maxwell, Greer Garson, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Ronald Colman, Rita Hayworth (cameo), Desi Arnaz (cameo), Ernest Whitman (cameo), Ida Lupino (cameo), Ginger Rogers (cameo), Ruth Hussey (cameo), Claire Trevor (cameo), Don Wilson (cameo), Norman Mauldin (cameo), George Montgomery (cameo), John Conte (cameo), Jinx Falkenburg (cameo), Dinah Lewis (?). 1:39:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9642. Command Performance. August 23, 1945. Program #188. AFRS origination. Ken mentions that this is a "Peacetime Command Performance." The first tune is, "We'll Take Manhattan." Joan Davis returns from the army. Charlie McCarthy has had a "minor" traffic accident. The date above is the recording date. Franchot Tone (m. c.), Margaret Whiting, Joan Davis, The Philharmonica Trio, Edgar Bergen, Andy Russell, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1787. Command Performance. August 30, 1945. Program #189. AFRS origination. Frank sings, "What Makes The Sun Set?" (with the wrong words at the start of the song). The date above is the recording date. Frank Sinatra (m.c.), Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Victor Borge, The Pied Pipers, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9643. Command Performance. September 6, 1945. Program #122/190. AFRS origination. Judy sings, "The Dixieland Band." Bing and Frank audition for Judy, with Bob judging. A re-issue of AFRS program #122, which was recorded June 3, 1944 and first released July 7, 1944. The date above is the recording date. Bob Hope (m. c.), Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Meredith Willson (conductor). 30:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1446. Command Performance. September 13, 1945. Program #191. AFRS origination. Georgia Gibbs sings, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man." Groucho sings, "Lydia, The Tatooed Lady." This is a re-issue of AFRS program #137, recorded September 9, 1944. Groucho Marx (m. c.), Georgia Gibbs, Gloria De Haven, Kenny Baker, Frank Morgan, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Dick Lane. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

34848. Command Performance. September 27, 1945. Program #193. AFRS origination. Betty Grable sings, "It's Only A Paper Moon." The date above is the recording date. Betty Grable (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), June Haver, Jack Carson, Carlos Ramirez, The Town Criers. 28:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82940. Command Performance. October 4, 1945. Program #194. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was distributed late 1945. The first tune is, "I'm Gonna Love That Guy." Alan Reed appears as, "Falstaff Openshaw." He also steps out of character to read a special poem. Lum "Dynamite" Edwards demonstrates to Abner the art of boxing. Dinah Shore (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Four Hits and A Miss, The Pied Pipers, Alan Reed, Cee Pee Johnson, The Bill Seckler Singers, Chester Lauck, Norris Goff. 30:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49021. Command Performance. October 11, 1945. Program #195. AFRS origination. A "Truth Or Consequences" show. The first consequence: An army sergeant has to try to borrow $25 from a friend, while Connie Haines is sitting on his lap. The second consequence features William Frawley and Edgar Kennedy. Bob Hope appears in drag! The date above is the recording date. Ralph Edwards (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), William Frawley, Edgar Kennedy, Bob Hope, Connie Haines, Ronald Cook (contestant), Fran Coon (contestant), Paul Reardon (contestant). 30:26. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

973. Command Performance. October 18, 1945. Program #196. AFRS origination. Kitty Kallen sings, "More Than You Know." The date above is the recording date. Bob Hope (m. c.), The Les Paul Trio, Maureen O'Hara, Jerry Colonna, Abigail and Buddy, Kitty Kallen, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Paula Winslowe, The Armed Forces Radio Orchestra. 28:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9644. Command Performance. October 25, 1945. Program #197. AFRS origination. Eddie Cantor sings a medley of, "Ida," Margie" and "If You Knew Susie." The date above is the recording date. Eddie Cantor (m. c.), Mel Torme and The Meltones, Margaret Whiting, Linda Darnell, Bert Gordon, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9645. Command Performance. November 1, 1945. Program #198. AFRS origination. Ginny Simms and The Sportsmen sing, "Gotta Be This Or That." The date above is the recording date. Ginny Simms (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Sportsmen, The Charioteers, Dennis Day, Jimmy Durante. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1784. Command Performance. November 8, 1945. Program #199. AFRS origination. Frances Langford starts the show with, "It's Been A Long, Long Time." The date above is the recording date. Frances Langford (m. c.), The Peters Sisters, Bob Crosby, Cyril Smith, Harold Peary, Walter Tetley, Ken Carpenter (announcer). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22085. Command Performance. November 15, 1945. Program #200. AFRS origination. Carole is introduced as, "the answer to a sweater's dream." Jo Stafford sings, "On The Sunny Side Of The Street." The date above is the recording date. Carole Landis (m. c.), Chucho Martinez, Garry Moore, Jo Stafford, Joey Preston (an eight-year-old drummer), Ken Carpenter (announcer). 29:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

82962. Command Performance. November 29, 1945. Program #201. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was released early, 1946. The first tune is, "Why Shouldn't I?" Phil sings the tunes that he's composed and made famous. Don't miss the lyrics to, "I Want A LIttle Doggie" (If for no other reason than Phil comes in at the wrong time). "The Life Of Jack Kirkwood" is a very funny skit. Linda Darnell (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lena Horne, The Phil Moore Quartet, Jack Kirkwood, Lillian Leigh, Gene La Valle, Jimmy Wallington. 30:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64829. Command Performance. December 13, 1945. Program #202. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Tippy Tippy Tin." Garry Moore shows how a radio audience is warmed up for his show. Jimmy Durante visits the White House. The date above is the date of recording, the program was released by AFRS early in 1946. The Andrews Sisters (hosts), Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Delta Rhythm Boys, Celeste Holm, Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore. 30:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22087. Command Performance. December 25, 1945. AFRS origination. A special Christmas program. Harry James tries to blow a Japanese bugle (but can't). Kay Kyser loses his place in the script, Cass Daley sings pop tune parodies (very clever), Frank Sinatra sings and gets into a verbal battle with Bing. The program ends with Christmas carols played on an organ. The program was assembled September 13, 1945. Bob Hope (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Harry James, Herbert Marshall, Jimmy Durante, Ginny Simms, Jerry Colonna, Johnny Mercer, The Pied Pipers, Judy Garland, Ed Gardner, Frances Langford, Kay Kyser, Frank Sinatra, Mel Blanc, The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir, Harry Truman, Cass Daley. 1:59:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

85065. Command Performance. 1946. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Them That Do." Bob Burns reads a letter from Grandma Snazzy and plays, "Ida" on the Bazooka. Art Linkletter (announcer), Esther Williams (host), The Merry Macs, Anita Ellis, Bob Burns. 30:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78219. Command Performance. 1946. Program #235. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "'S Wonderful." Shirley Booth is announced but is not heard on the program. Tyrone Power (m. c.), Walter O'Keefe, The Town Criers, Ilona Massey, Abigail and Buddy. . Audio condition: Unknown quality. Complete.

78218. Command Performance. 1946. Program #232. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "You Go To My Head." The program was recorded during the Spring of 1946, released during the Fall of 1946. "Clifton Finnegan" sings, "Onesy, Twosey." Janet Blair (m.c.), Harry Von Zell (announcer), David Street, Jane Powell, Jerry Colonna, Charlie Cantor. 30:24. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

78216. Command Performance. 1946. Program #213. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Jeepers Creepers." Frank Morgan (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Marilyn Maxwell, Jose Iturbi, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford. 30:05. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

71493. Command Performance. 1946. Program #243. AFRS origination. Betty Rhodes starts the program by singing, "I'd Be Lost Without You." Tom Breneman interviews servicemen in the audience. Jack Carson visits a department store to shop for his sister. The program was recorded in 1946 and released in 1947. Betty Jane Rhodes (m. c.), Tom Breneman (announcer, performer), Mel Torme and The Meltones, Hedda Hopper, Jack Carson. 30:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

35921. Command Performance. January 10, 1946. Program #206. AFRS origination. The Pied Pipers sing, "You've Got Me Where You Want Me." Abbott and Costello do their, "Who's On First" routine. The date above is the recording date. Ken Carpenter (announcer, host), Johnny Mercer, The Pied Pipers, The Celsa Vega Boys, Carmen Cavallaro, Jo Stafford, Miguelito Valdez, The Andrews Sisters, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. 29:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

78214. Command Performance. January 17, 1946. Program #207. AFRS origination. The program is dedicated to Army nurses. The first tune is, "Come To Baby, Do." The cast does "Your Flop Parade." "The Flop Of The Week" turns out to be "Reveille." The date above is the recording date, the program was released during the Spring of 1946. Betty Hutton (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), The Dinning Sisters, Dennis Day, The Four Hits. 30:55. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

60641. Command Performance. January 31, 1946. Program #209. AFRS origination. Lena Romay starts the program with, "Did You Ever Get That Feeling In The Moonlight?" Chico Marx plays, "Gypsy Love Song." The Charioteers sing a great, "Gaucho Serenade." Jack Benny stars in, "Sorry Wrong Number!" Very funny! David Rose conducts his version of, "Humoresque." The date above is the recording date. Robert Young (m. c.), Lina Romay, Chico Marx, The Charioteers, Jack Benny, Bea Benaderet (?), Mel Blanc, David Rose (conductor), Ken Carpenter (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9646. Command Performance. February 7, 1946. Program #210. AFRS origination. Beatrice Kay sings, "The Curse Of An Aching Heart." An all-star (and how) jam session does, "Honeysuckle Rose." Mischa Auer tells his life story with what sounds like Martha Raye adding her comments. An assembled show with performances from other AFRS shows are featured with introductions by Ken Carpenter. The recording date above is subject to correction. Ken Carpenter (announcer, m. c.), Lina Romay, Beatrice Kay, Carlos Ramirez, Larry Adler, Mischa Auer, Johnny Mercer, Tommy Dorsey (trombone), Count Basie (piano), Buddy Rich (drums), Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax), Lionel Hampton (vibraphone), Artie Shaw (clarinet), Ed McKinney (bass), Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Les Paul (guitar), Charles Trenier. 30:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

35922. Command Performance. February 14, 1946. Program #211. AFRS origination. Vivian Blaine sings, "Here Comes Heaven Again." Bob Burns does a comedy routine and a bazooka solo. The recording date above is subject to correction. The Slim Gaillard Trio, Jack Carson, Eddy Duchin, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Vivian Blaine, Carole Landis (m. c.), Bob Burns. 29:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

62264. Command Performance. March 7, 1946. Program #214. AFRS origination. Kay Starr sings, "Honeysuckle Rose." Burl Ives sings, "On Top Of Old Smokey." Ozzie and Harriet are going out dancing at the Hollywood Palladium. Johnny Green plays a piano medley of his famous compositions. The recording date above is subject to correction. Ginger Rogers (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Kay Starr, Burl Ives, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Johnny Green. 29:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65778. Command Performance. March 14, 1946. Program #215. AFRS origination. June's first tune is, "Give Me The Simple Life." Larry Storch imitates Frank Morgan (without receiving credit). He then imitates Ed Gardner, Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre. Desi Arnaz sings, "Cuban Pete" and an extended arrangement of, "Ba-Balu." Red Skelton appears in, "Never Again" as "Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid." Verna Felton blows a line and stops the show. The recording date above is subject to correction. June Haver (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Larry Storch, Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra, Red Skelton, Pat McGeehan, Verna Felton. 30:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5364. Command Performance. March 21, 1946. Program #216. AFRS origination. Eddie sings, "Let's Sing A Song About Susie." Billy Gilbert sings his "Gesundheit Concerto." The recording date above is subject to correction. Corina Mura, Danny Thomas, Eddie Cantor (m. c.), Janet Blair, The Loumel Morgan Trio, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Barbara Jo Allen (as "Vera Vague"), Billy Gilbert. 29:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

47713. Command Performance. April 6, 1946. AFRS origination. A program in honor of Army Day. Dinah starts the program by singing, "Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy." General Dwight Eisenhower makes an Army Day speech to overseas troops. Bette Davis auditions Bing and Frank to see who will star with her in her next film. The recording date may be April 7, 1946, April 19, 1946 or some other date. Harry Von Zell (announcer), Meredith Willson (conductor), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Spike Jones and The City Slickers, The Andrews Sisters, Dwight Eisenhower, Bob Hope (m. c.), Bette Davis. 45:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65990. Command Performance. April 14, 1946. Program #217. AFRS origination. A visit to the 1945 Academy Awards ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Eric Johnston presents the award for best picture ("Lost Weekend"). George Murphy presents a special award to, "The House I Live In." Frank Sinatra accepts the award and sings the title song. Ingrid Bergman presents the award for best actor to Ray Milland (who is not heard). Charles Boyer presents the award for best actress to Joan Crawford (Michael Curtiz accepts the award for her). The date above is the recording date. Bob Hope (m. c.), Eric Johnston, George Murphy, Frank Sinatra, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Michael Curtiz, Johnny Green and His Orchestra. 29:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65777. Command Performance. April 28, 1946. Program #219. AFRS origination. Dinah's first song is, "Personality" (done is a sultry slow tempo!). David Rose conducts his composition, "Temptation." Jimmy Durante offers to give Dinah singing lessons, and performs, "My Nose's Golden Anniversary." This sounds like an assembled program. The music fill after the system cue has been deleted. The recording date above is subject to correction. Dinah Shore (m. c.), Harry Von Zell (announcer), The Andrews Sisters, David Rose (conductor), Jimmy Durante, The Armed Forces Radio Orchestra. 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

2713. Command Performance. May 5, 1946. Program #220. AFRS origination. Lina Romay starts the show with, "Personality." The recording date above is subject to correction. Kay Kyser (m. c.), Lina Romay, Alan Young, Esther Williams, Jean Sablon, Michael Douglas, Lucy Ann Polk, Don Wilson (announcer). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1566. Command Performance. May 12, 1946. Program #221. AFRS origination. Betty sings, "I Can't Begin To Tell You." The date above is the recording date. Betty Grable (m. c.), Danny Kaye, Gregory Ratoff, Carmen Miranda, Ken Niles (announcer), Oscar Levant (?), The Slim Gaillard Trio. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65779. Command Performance. May 26, 1946. Program #223. AFRS origination. June starts the program with, "Somebody Loves Me." Charlie Cantor appears as "Clifton Finnegan" from "Duffy's Tavern." The Charioteers sing, "Oodles Of Noodles," a novelty song that doesn't suit their style. Dick Powell appears in, "The Life Of Dick Powell." His opening lines crack up June Allyson and stops the show. She continues to laugh throughout much of the rest of the skit. A memorable performance! Dick sings, "Paper Moon." The recording date above is subject to correction. June Allyson (hostess), Don Wilson (announcer), Charlie Cantor, The Charioteers, Dick Powell, Bea Benaderet, The Les Paul Trio. 30:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

39854. Command Performance. May 29, 1946. AFRS origination. A program celebrating the fourth anniversary of the Armed Forces Radio Service. Except for Bob Hope, all the performers appear by transcription from AFRS programs on which they appeared. Abigail and Buddy, The King Sisters, The Slim Gaillard Trio, The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir, Fred MacMurray, Martha Wilkerson, Janet Blair, Jerry Colonna, Kay Kyser, Linda Darnell, Mel Blanc, Ray Bauduc and His Combo, Bob Hope (m. c.), Cottonseed Clark, Donald Crisp, Edgar Bergen, Foy Willing and The Riders Of The Purple Sage, Frances Langford, Bill Goodwin. 1 1/2 hours. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65781. Command Performance. June 2, 1946. Program #224. AFRS origination. Marilyn Maxwell sings, "You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart." Victor Borge composes with sheet music and a pair of scissors. Tito Guizar sings, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm." Jack Carson, Betty Grable and June Haver star in, "When Girls Wore Sweaters To Keep Warm," or "All That Knittin' For Nuttin'!" The recording date above is subject to correction. Marilyn Maxwell (m. c.), Wendell Niles (announcer), Jack Carson, Victor Borge, Tito Guizar, Betty Grable, June Haver. 30:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2714. Command Performance. June 16, 1946. Program #226. AFRS origination. Anita Ellis sings, "Amada Mio." The recording date above is subject to correction. Shirley Temple (m. c.), Anita Ellis, Peter Lawford, Hume Cronyn, Keenan Wynn, Larry Adler, Jack Haley, Ken Niles (announcer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65782. Command Performance. June 23, 1946. Program #227. AFRS origination. Esther tries to give swimming lessons. Peggy Lee sings, "I Don't Know Enough About You." Ransom Sherman applies for a job as a publicity man. Jack Fina plays his hit, "Bumble Boogie." Chester Lauck and Norris Goff appear as "Lum and Abner." Lum measures Abner for a new suit, then measures Esther Williams for a new bathing suit! The recording date above is subject to correction. Esther Williams (hostess), Wendell Niles (announcer), Jimmie Grier and His Orchestra, Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour (guitar), Ransom Sherman, Jack Fina, Chester Lauck, Norris Goff. 30:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65784. Command Performance. June 30, 1946. Program #228. AFRS origination. Janet starts the show by singing, "Coax Me A Little Bit." Alan Reed appears as Falstaff Openshaw and reads a Father's Day poem. Danny Kaye has a chat with "the average radio listener." Carmen Miranda sings "Tico, Tico" after a funny chat with Danny. They sing a duet, identical to the one they sang on "The Danny Kaye Show" on June 30, 1946 (see cat. #65723). The recording date above is subject to correction. Janet Blair (m. c.), Ben Gage (announcer, performer), Alan Reed, Danny Kaye, Carmen Miranda, Dave Terry and His Orchestra, Hal Kanter. 30:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85172. Command Performance. July 1946. Program #230. AFRS origination. The recording date above is approximate. The program was recorded and released some time during the summer of 1946. The first tune is, "Wait and See." Alan Young marries Esther Williams and imagines life ten years in the future. Charley McCarthy interviews Dick Powell for his school newspaper. Kay Kyser (m. c.), Lina Romay, The Les Paul Trio, The Charioteers, Edgar Bergen, Alan Young, Esther Williams, Walter Tetley (?), Dick Powell. 30:18. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

82880. Command Performance. July 1946. Program #222. AFRS origination. The program was recorded and released during the Summer of 1946. The first tune is, "Shoo Fly Pie." Who's the better butler, Treacher or Rochester? Jimmy has a good time, but has trouble reading the script. Ken Carpenter (announcer), Linda Darnell (m. c.), Benay Venuta, Eddie Anderson, The King Sisters, Jimmy Durante, Arthur Treacher. 30:15. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65783. Command Performance. September 22, 1946. Program #231. AFRS origination. A salute to Philippine independance. Bob Burns reads a letter from Grandma Snazzy and takes Dinah out on a date. The first song is "There'll Be Some Changes Made." The recording date above is subject to correction, in fact, internal evidence points to an early July, 1946 recording date. Dinah Shore (m. c.), The King's Men, Bob Burns, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor). 29:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65786. Command Performance. September 29, 1946. Program #234. AFRS origination. Bob Graham sings, "I Got The Sun In The Morning." Mel Blanc appears as "The Postman" and "The Sad Sack." The Page Cavanaugh Trio make their first appearance on the show. Dave Barry tells jokes, does his version of "Bangbusters," imitates Humphrey Bogart, Clem McCarthy, Donald Duck, Fred Allen and others. Very funny! Mary has trouble reading her script. The system cue is given by Mel Blanc in the voice of Bugs Bunny! The recording date above is subject to correction. Mary Pickford (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Mel Blanc, Bob Graham, The Page Cavanaugh Trio, Dave Barry. 30:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65785. Command Performance. September 29, 1946. Program #233. AFRS origination. June's first song is "This Is Always." Wally Brown does a very non-funny comedy routine about cruises. Johnny Johnson sings, "That Old Black Magic." Eve Arden appears as the busy executive of "Eve Arden Inc." The recording date above is subject to correction. June Haver (m. c.), Harry Von Zell (announcer), The Pied Pipers, Wally Brown, Johnny Johnson, Eve Arden. 30:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71490. Command Performance. October 6, 1946. Program #249. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. Gloria De Haven starts the program by singing, "Come Rain Or Come Shine." Fredric David plays a Hungarian Rhapsody on the harmonica. Burns and Allen do a racy routine about Jane Russell's physical attributes. The program was distributed in 1947. Gloria De Haven (m. c.), Bill Goodwin (announcer), Fredric David, Andy Russell, George Burns, Gracie Allen. 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85173. Command Performance. November 1946. Program #244. AFRS origination. The date above is approximate. The program was recorded and released in late 1946. The first tune is, "Blue Skies." Lum plans to try out for the church choir. Lucille joins in the harmony. Larry Adler plays, "The Red Army Marching Song." Shirley Ross (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lucille Ball, Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Larry Adler, George Greeley (piano), Willard Waterman (?). 30:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

85152. Command Performance. November 1946. Program #246. AFRS origination. The date above is the approximate recording date, the program was released shortly thereafter. The first tune is, "Tampico." The sign-on of radio station MARX (as in Groucho). Don't miss "Groucho Marx's Kollege Of Musical Knowledge," a very funny skit. "The Masqueraders" are thanked but not heard. Martha Raye (host), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Groucho Marx, Hal March, Bob Sweeney, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Bill Thompson (?). 30:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85151. Command Performance. November 1946. Program #245. AFRS origination. The date above is the approximate recording date, the program was released shortly thereafter. The first tune is, "I Got A Right To Sing The Blues." Ricky Jordan (a woman) has a unique gravelly voice. George Murphy teaches the Great Gildersleeve how to dance. Constance Moore (host), Wendell Niles (announcer), Jack Douglas, Ricky Jordan, Harold Peary, George Murphy. 30:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77721. Command Performance. November 10, 1946. Program #238. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was released for broadcast later that year. A program-long adventure of Superman with Bob Hope as both Clark Kent and "The Man Of Steel." Bela Lugosi appears as the mad scientist "Bikini" (with Sterling Holloway as his assistant "Atoll"). A very well-done, enjoyable show! Bob Hope, Bela Lugosi, Sterling Holloway, Wendell Niles (announcer, performer), The King Sisters, Paulette Goddard. 30:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85171. Command Performance. December 1946. Program #253. AFRS origination. The program was recorded late in 1946, released early in 1947. The first tune is, "Mama Says, No, No, No." Phil does a satire of his own show, called, "Take It Or Get A Hit In The Head." It's sponsored by, "Never-Ready Pens." Rose Marie does a dead-on imitation of Jimmy Durante. Ginger Rogers (m.c.), Ken Niles (announcer), Rose Marie, Carmen Cavallaro, Phil Baker, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor). 30:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

52828. Command Performance. December 25, 1946. AFRS origination. A Christmas program. The Merry Macs sing, "Pass The Biscuits, Mirandy." Jerry Colonna, Dinah Shore, Garry Moore and Jimmy Durante lecture on the subject "Anchors Aweigh," or "I Can Row, Canoe?" The Commandant of the AFRS appears on an AFRS program for the first time (his name is not mentioned) and thanks Marlene Dietrich for her appearances. She then sings, "Lili Marlene." Edgar Bergen prompts Charlie McCarthy to recite, "The Night Before Christmas." The Homer Hall Chorus sings Christmas carols. Recorded greetings from President Truman are played. Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, Don Wilson, Edgar Bergen, Garry Moore (host), Ginny Simms, Gloria De Haven, Harry Truman, Jerry Colonna, Jimmy Durante, Marlene Dietrich, The Homer Hall Chorus, The Merry Macs, The Slim Gaillard Trio. 60:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

78446. Command Performance. 1947. Program #273. AFRS origination. The program was recording during the Spring of 1947, released during the Summer of 1947. Phil Baker does a complete "Take It Or Leave It" show. The first contestant answers questions about card games. Phil Baker (m. c.), Bob Shannon (announcer), Albert Sack and His Orchestra. 30:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

78335. Command Performance. 1947. Program #276. AFRS origination. The program was recorded during the Spring of 1947 and relased some time during the summer. The first tune is, "Linda." Shy Alan Young meets curvacious Jane Russell. The cast does a sequel to "Duel In The Sun," called, "Melted Pistols" which includes several references to Jane's physique. Bill Goodwin (m. c.), Harry Babbitt, Alan Young, Jane Russell, Mishel Perrier (conductor), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra. 30:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71492. Command Performance. 1947. Program #250. AFRS origination. Janet Blair starts the show by singing, "Button Up Your Overcoat." Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra play, "Opus One." Bob Burns tells about the folks back home in Van Buren, Arkansas and plays the bazooka with Tommy Dorsey (playing the trombone) to, "Sweet Sue." Parts of this program were taken from Command Performance #149. Claudette Colbert admits that Noel Coward is not available, despite a G. I. request. Jimmy Durante ("The American Noel Coward") takes his place in a British skit. Janet Blair (m.c.), Harry Von Zell (announcer), Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Bob Burns, The Clark Sisters (billed as, "The Sentimentalists"), Claudette Colbert, Jimmy Durante, Verna Felton. 30:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71491. Command Performance. 1947. Program #251. AFRS origination. The program originates from the Hollywood Bowl. Victor Borge plays his version of a Mozart opera and a Grieg piano concerto. Garry Moore does a routine about Durante's relatives. Jimmy's going to attend a meeting of the Cucamonga Booklover's Society (and has trouble reading his script in the wind). The program was recorded in 1946. Don Wilson (announcer), Victor Borge, Shirley Ross, Garry Moore, Jimmy Durante. 30:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

52833. Command Performance. January 19, 1947. Program #248. AFRS origination. Janet Blair sings, "Come To Baby Do." Cornell Wilde plays a two-fisted, woman-hating cowboy. Harry, Frank and Janet blow their lines during the show! Frank Morgan describes his ten-thousand-acre farm. The recording date above is subject to correction. Cornel Wilde, Frank Morgan, Harry Von Zell (announcer), Janet Blair (m. c.). 29:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66152. Command Performance. February 1947. Program #272. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Basin Street Blues" (Marilyn Maxwell messes up the lyrics). Johnny Mercer sings, "Huggin' and Chalkin'." Frank Sinatra sings, "Old Man Crosby." The program was possibly recorded in early February, 1947, a date that is subject to correction. The release date may be May 4, 1947. Marilyn Maxwell (m.c.), Gene Norman (announcer), Johnny Mercer, The Benny Goodman Sextet, Frank Sinatra, Dave Barry. 30:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65787. Command Performance. March 16, 1947. Program #256. AFRS origination. John Payne blows his very first line! He doesn't sound very comfortable on the air. Benay Venuta sings, "Everything's Up To Date In Kansas City." Jack Paar is introduced as, "the former mayor of Guadalcanal" and "the best G. I. comedian." He gives advice to the kiddies. Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard appear as "Ozzie and Harriet" with Tommy Bernard as David Nelson. A visit to the attic to read Harriet's old love letters. The recording date above is subject to correction. John Payne (m. c.), Benay Venuta, The King Sisters, Jack Paar, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Tommy Bernard. 30:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9647. Command Performance. March 23, 1947. Program #257. AFRS origination. Marilyn Maxwell starts the program with, "The Coffee Song." Phil Silvers plays "Star Dust" on the clarinet (not bad!). "Clifton Finnegan" comments on current events! The cast presents its own version of the film, "The Killers." The lead-out music sounds complete, but the system cue is not heard. The recording date above is subject to correction. Glenn Ford (m. c.), Marilyn Maxwell, The Four Hits, Phil Silvers, Larry Stevens, Charlie Cantor (as "Clifton Finnegan"), George Dvorak (announcer). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

9648. Command Performance. April 6, 1947. Program #259. AFRS origination. Ginnie Powell sings, "What Is This Called Love?" The cast does, "Two Years Before The Mast." The recording date above is subject to correction. The Crew Chiefs, Alan Young, Esther Williams, Ben Gage (announcer), Ginny Powell (m. c.). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

9652. Command Performance. May 29, 1947. AFRS origination. Linay Romay sings, "Brazil." An anniversary program celebrating the fifth year of the AFRS. An assembled program. Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lauritz Melchior, Lina Romay, Lionel Barrymore (m. c.), Nelson Eddy, Fred Allen, George Murphy, Ginny Simms, Greer Garson, Harry Von Zell, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore, Don Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Bill Goodwin, Paul Lukas, Peter Lind Hayes, Portland Hoffa, Eddie Anderson, Ernst Lubitsch, J. Lawton Collins (Lieutenant General), Robert Anders (Secretary Of War), Orson Welles. 1 hour. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

62267. Command Performance. July 1947. Program #275. AFRS origination. Lina Romay sings, "A Man Is A Brother To A Mule." Meredith Willson's "Talking People" appear. Paulina Carter (a sixteen-year-old pianist) plays "Maleguena" and misses a cue during her interview. Meredith Willson discusses great endings of classical music compositions. So why does a man stand with his back to the fireplace? The recording date above is approximate. Meredith Willson (m. c.), Terry O'Sullivan (announcer), Paulina Carter, Lina Romay. 30:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9655. Command Performance. July 15, 1947. Program #281. AFRS origination. Eddie sings, "It's A Good Day." Joan claims she's married to Eddie. The date above is the program release date (to the troops). Eddie Cantor (m. c.), Harry Von Zell (announcer), Bert Gordon (as "The Mad Russian"), Imogene Carpenter, Joan Davis, Mishel Perrier (conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

2227. Command Performance. August 5, 1947. Program #284. AFRS origination. Judy sings, "Why, Oh, Why Did I Ever Leave Wyoming?" The date above is the release date (to the troops). The program had been previously dated May 12, 1947 and is subject to correction. Judy Canova (m. c.), Gene Baker (announcer), Mel Blanc, David Street, Mishel Perrier (conductor). 29:40. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65994. Command Performance. September 9, 1947. Program #292. AFRS origination. Rudy sings, "I Love You Just The Way You Are." Dorothy Patrick does a hillbilly skit with Rudy. Lolita Castenaro sings a song from her native Costa Rica. Bob Sweeney and Hal March do a funny impression of, "Two Years Behind The Mast." The date above is the release date (to the troops). Rudy Vallee (m. c.), Hy Averback (announcer), Dorothy Patrick, Lolita Castenaro, Bob Sweeney, Hal March. 30:57. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

9649. Command Performance. October 14, 1947. Program #297. AFRS origination. Herb Jefries sings, "That Old Black Magic." Red Skelton appears as, "Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid" and sings a folk song! The date above is the release date (to the troops). Rod O'Connor (announcer), Marjorie Reynolds (m. c.), Herb Jeffries, Red Skelton, Verna Felton, June Foray, Mishel Perrier (conductor). 31:25. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

85169. Command Performance. October 21, 1947. Program #300. AFRS origination. The date above is the release date. The program was recorded earlier in the month. The first tune is, "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now." Frank describes his typical day and sings a dramatized, "The House I Live In." Jim Backus appears as millionaire Hubert Updyke. An essay contest for G. I.'s is announced on the subject, "What The Constiution Means To Me." Frank Sinatra (m. c.), Marvin Miller (announcer), Doris Day, Jim Backus, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Joey Farber, Bud Widom, Al Hopkins, Mishel Perrier (conductor). 30:44. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

85078. Command Performance. December 16, 1947. Program #295. AFRS origination. The date above is the release date. The first tune is, "This Is It." Turhan Bey appears in a drama called, "The Payoff." A bomb in a briefcase is set to go off at 4:30 A. M. Peter Lind Hayes does his own version of the same story. Hy Averback (announcer), Peter Lind Hayes (m. c.), Mary Healy, The Mellolarks, Turhan Bey, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Byron Kane, Jack Moyles, Bud Widom, Norman Field. 29:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

60108. Command Performance. January 20, 1948. Program #307. AFRS origination. Anita Ellis is billed as "The Sweetheart Of The Armed Forces Radio Service." The first tune by Anita is, "This Can't Be Love." Hy "interviews" Harpo Marx, who then plays a beautiful, "Penthouse Serenade." Bob Sweeney and Hal March look through their photo album. The cast does a hillbilly drama. The date is the release date (to the troops). Harpo Marx, Bob Sweeney, Hal March, Mishel Perrier and His Orchestra, Tommy Bernard, Anita Ellis (m. c.), Hy Averback (announcer), Doris Singleton, Vance Colvig, Bud Widom. 38:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

85087. Command Performance. February 10, 1948. Program #309. AFRS origination. The date above is the program's release date. The first tune is, "Hello." Kay Thompson and Danny Kaye sing a clever parody song about restaurants, followed by a very clever musical comedy version of, "Julius Caesar." Great Danny Kaye! Great radio! Bud Widom (announcer), The Williams Brothers, Reginald Gardiner, Danny Kaye, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Kay Thompson, Danny Kaye. 30:35. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

85073. Command Performance. February 17, 1948. Program #308. AFRS origination. The date above is the date the program was released. An assembled program. The first tune is, "The Best Things In Life Are Free." Harriet reads Ozzie's old love letters. Del Sharbutt (host, announcer), Beryl Davis, Jerry Colonna, Charlie Cantor, The Andrews Sisters, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Janet Blair, Harry Von Zell, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Tommy Bernard. 30:45. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

85091. Command Performance. February 24, 1948. Program #305. AFRS origination. The date above is the program's release date. The cast does a drama of the sea titled, "The Captain Knew How To Run A Ship, But He Couldn't Control His Hands." Welcome aboard the, "S. S. Loxenbagel," a funny skit. Hy Averback (announcer), June Havoc (m. c.), Arnold Stang, Bud Widom, Roger Dann, Jack Carson, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Vance Colvig. 30:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

39229. Command Performance. March 2, 1948. Program #315. AFRS origination. Betty sings, "Put Yourself In My Place, Baby." Victor Borge, introduced as a Norwegian (!), does a funny routine. The date above is the release date (to U. S. troops). Mishel Perrier (conductor), Garry Moore, The First Piano Quartet, Adam Garner, Henry Holt, George Robert, Vee Padwa, Victor Borge, Del Sharbutt (m. c.), Betty Jane Rhodes. 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85170. Command Performance. March 30, 1948. Program #316. AFRS origination. The date above is the release date. The first tune is, "I Wish I Was In Love Again." The cast does a very clever Garry Moore "opera." Don't miss Frank Nelson as the villain, "Fagen." Frank reads an entry in the G. I. essay contest, "What The Constitution Means To Me." Celeste Holm (m. c.), Howard Petrie (announcer), The Trenier Twins, Frank Nelson, Garry Moore, Bud Widom. 30:39. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

104631. Command Performance. April 13, 1948. Program #318. AFRS origination. The date above is the release date of the program. Joan Barton sings, "What Do They Do On A Rainy Night In Rio?" The cast does its version of, "The Treasure Of Sierra Madre." It's well-done, although there's very little connect to the story. Ella Raines (m.c.), Marvin Miller (announcer), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Jack Carson, Eve Arden, Joan Barton, Bud Widom. 29:08. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

85165. Command Performance. May 18, 1948. Program #323. AFRS origination. The program above is the release date, the show was recorded some time during the spring. The first tune is, "Neceessity." Jules Munshin appears as, "Dr. G. I. Kinsey" to lecture sailors about the birds and the bees. Dan Dailey does a nice imitation of Red Skelton doing Clem Kadiddlehopper and, "Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid." Dan misreads a line and stops the show. Robert Carney (Commander of the Armed Forces Radio Service) reads, "What The Constitution Means To Me," written by a Japanese-American Sergeant in the army. Dan Dailey (m. c. ), Jack McCoy (announcer), Evelyn Knight, The Deep River Boys, Jules Munshin, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Robert Carney. 30:35. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

65121. Command Performance. May 29, 1948. AFRS origination. The sixth anniversary show. Dinah Shore starts the show by singing, "It's Love, Love, Love." Bing, Ken and Dinah appear in a hillbilly skit. Ronald Colman conducts a musical tour of New York and sings! A program assembled from previous broadcasts. Bob Hope (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Dinah Shore, Ticker Freeman, Frank Sinatra, Claudette Colbert, Jimmy Durante, Ronald Colman, Betty Hutton, Jack Benny, Dennis Day, Sara Berner, Rita Hayworth, Bing Crosby, Jerry Colonna. 54:00. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

1568. Command Performance. June 1, 1948. Program #325. AFRS origination. Eddie is running for president and does his recitation of, "Jokes...Jokes!" and "Old Man Jolson!" Funny! Bert Gordon appears as "The Mad Scholar." As part of a "People Are Funny" type script, Art Linkletter gets Eddie to kiss a pig! He asks, "Is it Kosher?" The date above is the release date (to the troops). Eddie Cantor (m. c.), Harry Von Zell (announcer), The King's Men, Bert Gordon, Art Linkletter, Ken Darby, Mishel Perrier (conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110328. Command Performance. June 29, 1948. Program #329. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Wish I May." The cast does, "The Life Story Of Victor Mature." Paul Winchell has Jerry Mahoney doing imitations! The date above is the AFRS release date. Bud Widom (announcer), Bill Goodwin (m.c.), Marilyn Maxwell, Four Hits and A Miss, Paul Winchell, Victor Moore, June Foray, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor). 28:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9654. Command Performance. July 6, 1948. Program #330. AFRS origination. Martha starts the show with, "This Can't Be Love." The orchestra plays, "Over There." Dennis Day visits psychiatrist Hanley Stafford. The date is the release date (to the troops). The "Command Perfromance Of The Week": traffic conditions around the country. Martha Stewart, Hanley Stafford, Dennis Day, Mishel Perrier (conductor), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra. . Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110404. Command Performance. July 13, 1948. Program #331. AFRS origination. Beryl Davis opens the program with, "The Dickey-Bird Song." The date above is the date the program was released to the troops. The program was recorded early in the summer. After an extended kidding about his physique, Frank appears as, "Clark Kent" and "Superman!" A clever satire of the famous adventure show. Frank sings, "All Of Me." Hy Averback (announcer), Beryl Davis (host), Frank Sinatra, Virginia Gregg, Bud Widom, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Vance Colvig, Mary Jane Croft. 28:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110402. Command Performance. July 20, 1948. Program #332. AFRS origination. Ken Carson starts the show with, "Begin The Beguine." The date above is the date of release to the troops. The program was recorded in June or July of 1948. Marvin and Alan Young are driving to visit Arlene Dahl, but meet a motorcycle cop on the way. Alan stars in a "serious" drama titled, "Morning Becomes Afternoon." Arlene Dahl (host), Marvin Miller (announcer), Ken Carson, Anita Ellis, Alan Young, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Frank Nelson. 29:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110411. Command Performance. July 27, 1948. Program #333. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Betsy," sung by Evelyn Knight. See also cat. #39232, "Command Performance" program #424. After a false start, Jimmy sings, "Chidabee, Chidabee, Chidabee." The cast does "A Special Command Performance" for a G.I. getting out of the hospital and out of the army. Jimmy is a big game hunter in Africa. Howard Petrie (announcer), Evelyn Knight (m.c.), Jimmy Durante, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Bob Graham (vocal), Bud Widom, June Foray. 28:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110403. Command Performance. August 3, 1948. Program #334. AFRS origination. Betty Garrett starts the show by singing, "Poor Unfortunate Lovers." The date above is the date the program was released to the troops. The program was recorded earlier in the summer of 1948. George and Betty do a love scene as an explorer returns home from the jungle. Bill Goodwin, George Burns (host), Betty Garrett, Robert Maxwell, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Rollie Roland (announcer, possibly Ralph Roland). 28:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110401. Command Performance. August 10, 1948. Program #335. AFRS origination. The date above is the date of release of the program to the troops. The program was recorded during the summer. The first tune is, "I've Got Rhythm." Groucho is the mayor of the town. In passing, Groucho describes the audience as, "Schnorers." Celeste sings a nice, "The Lady Is A Tramp." Celeste Holm (host), Hy Averback (announcer), Elvia Allman, Groucho Marx, Mishel Perrier (conductor), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Bud Widom. 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110171. Command Performance. August 24, 1948. Program #337. AFRS origination. Marion Hutton sings, "Put "Em In A Box." Marion and Jack Carson sound like they're having more fun doing a comedy routine than the audience. The cast does it's version of, "The Big Clock." The date above is the date the program was released. The program was recorded during the Summer of 1947. Marvin Miller (announcer), Marion Hutton, Gil Stratton (recently out of the army), Jack Carson, Ken Carson, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor). 28:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65993. Command Performance. August 31, 1948. Program #339. AFRS origination. Jim Murphy (a sound effects man) does a sound impression of the Fourth of July, followed by a fifth. Michael Douglas sings, "Begin The Beguine." Phil Baker describes his train trip from the east. Doodles Weaver appears as "Professor Feedlebaum" and sings, "The Man On The Flying Trapeze." How Phil Baker spends his time at home. The date above is the release date (to the troops). Gloria Grahame (m. c.), Jim Murphy (sound effects), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Michael Douglas, Phil Baker, Doodles Weaver, Ken Niles (nnouncer). 30:47. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65992. Command Performance. September 7, 1948. Program #340. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Tico Tico." Roger Price describes his invention: a television set 1" high by 15" long (for people who love to squint). Garry Moore tells British brides about the United States. Garry, Steve Allen and Bud Widom do an opera. The date above is the release date (to the troops). Lina Romay (m. c.), Howard Petrie (announcer), Roger Price, The Skylarks, Garry Moore, Steve Allen, Bud Widom, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Roger Dann. 29:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65991. Command Performance. September 14, 1948. Program #341. AFRS origination. Herb Jeffries sings, "Estrellita." Steve Allen trades quips with Ava Gardner. They talk about "the future of radio," and do a portrait of kid adventure shows in the year 2100. A funny routine. The date above is the release date (to the troops). Ava Gardner (m.c.), Ken Niles (announcer), Jack Douglas, Steve Allen, D'Vaughn Pershing (an eleven year old pianist), Dink Trout, June Foray, Buddy Gray. 30:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

110329. Command Performance. September 21, 1948. Program #338. AFRS origination. Shirley Ross opens the program by singing and playing the piano to, "Cumana." Don't miss Red Ingle and Karen Tedder singing their unique arrangement of, "Temptation." Shirley Ross mispronounces Jim Backus' name as, "Jim Bupkiss" and starts laughing. Shirley Ross (m.c.), Frank Graham (announcer), Red Ingle, Karen Tedder, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Jim Backus, Penny Backus. 29:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104997. Command Performance. October 5, 1948. Program #344. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Ta Ra Ra Boom Da Ray." The show features Meredith Willson's song about Iowa, "Knee-High On The Fourth Of July." A good show! Bud Widom (announcer), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Meredith Willson and His Talking People, Paulina Carter (18-year-old pianist), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Joseph Marais and Miranda. 29:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42734. Command Performance. November 30, 1948. Program #353. AFRS origination. Kay Starr sings, "A Faded Summer Love." "The Dear John Club Of The Air." Harpist Robert Maxwell plays, "Shangri-La." Joan Davis tries to sell Dr. Schultz's Health Tonic. The cast does a West Coast version of "The Naked City," called "The Sunset Strip." The Commandant of the Armed Forces Radio Service awards a plaque to Joan Davis ("The Kilroy Award") as the outstanding comedienne. The program date above is the release date (to the troops). Kay Starr, Hy Averback (announcer), Vincent Price (m. c.), June Foray, Robert Maxwell, Joan Davis, Mishel Perrier (conductor), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Bud Widom. 44:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63087. Command Performance. December 25, 1948. AFRS origination. Gene Autry sings "Here Comes Santa Claus," along with the Andrews Sisters and Bing. Canadians Lisa Roy and Jacques Martin sing in English and French. The Hoosier Hot Shots do a delightful, "Etiquette." Chester Lauck and Norris Goff appear as Lum and Abner. Lum recites his own version of, "The Night Before Christmas." The program features a Christmas drama called, "This One Brief Moment." It's the story of a boy, a dog and a dream. See also cat. #50698, which seems to be a 1948 Christmas broadcast as well, but is an entirely different program with a completely different cast. Ann Sothern, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Mishel Perrier (conductor), Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Lisa Roy, Jacques Martin, Edmund Gwenn, The Hoosier Hot Shots, Harry Babbitt, The Pied Pipers, Bob Hope, Harry James, Lauritz Melchior, Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Cass Daley, Jerry Colonna, Frank Nelson, Walter Tetley, Mel Blanc, Harry Barris, Donald Crisp (drama narrator), Francis X. Bushman, William Conrad, Jeffrey Silver, Jane Webb. 2:02:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

50698. Command Performance. December 25, 1948. AFRS origination. A Christmas program. Jimmy Durante loses his place in the script as he tries to hire Herbert Marshall to be his butler! Shirley Dimsdale introduces her puppet "Judy Splinters" who uses her "television eyes" to look at servicemen around the world. Jack Benny stars in his version of, "Sorry, Wrong Number." Mel Blanc appears as "Private Sad Sack...The Perfect Man." Harpist Robert Maxwell plays a medley of Gershwin melodies. Edgar Bergen tries to get Charlie McCarthy to recite "'Twas The Night Before Christmas." Bob Hope throws a Christmas party at his house. Lauritz Melchior sings Christmas carols. A Christmas story called "The Other Wise Man," by Henry Van Dyke, features Robert Young and Marvin Miller. It's about the fourth wise man at the time of the birth of Jesus. See cat. #63087 which seems to be a 1948 Christmas special, but is a complete different broadcast with an entirely different cast. Andy Russell (host), Hy Averback (announcer), The Richard Davis Choir, Gloria De Haven, Mishel Perrier and His Orchestra, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Herbert Marshall, Jimmy Durante, Shirley Dimsdale, Walter Gross (pianist), Jack Benny, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir, Robert Maxwell, Edgar Bergen, Lauritz Melchior, Henry Van Dyke (author), Robert Young, Marvin Miller. 1:57:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65988. Command Performance. May 3, 1949. Program #375. AFRS origination. Gloria De haven sings, "I've Got A Crush On You." Frank Sinatra sings, "Bop, Goes My Heart." Frank and June Foray do a "Sam Spade" satire. The date above is the release date (to the troops). Gloria De Haven (m. c.), Marvin Miller (announcer), Frank Sinatra, June Foray, The Phil Moore Four (The Phil Moore Quartet). 30:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65989. Command Performance. June 14, 1949. Program #379. AFRS origination. Margaret Whiting sings, "I'd Rather Be A Dreamer With A Penny." Steve Allen recites song lyrics as poetry. Radio in the days of King Arthur. Steve Allen cracks up the audience with a gargling sound effect. The date above is the release date (to the troops). Margaret Whiting (m. c.), Jack Smith, Steve Allen. 31:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1567. Command Performance. June 28, 1949. Program #382. AFRS origination. Virginia O'Brien sings, "Loreli." The date above is the release date to the troops. Gene Tierney (m.c.), Jerry Colonna, Virginia O'Brien, Jack McCoy (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65995. Command Performance. July 5, 1949. Program #386. AFRS origination. Shirley Ross sings, "It's A Big Wide Wonderful World." Harry Stewart appears as "Yogi Yorgeson, The Hindu Mystic From Stockholm." He sings, "The Object Of My Affection." Mark Stevens and Shirley do a skit showing what family life will be like ten years in the future, then twenty-five years in the future. Errol Garner plays, "Back Home In Indiana." The date is approximate. Shirley Ross (m. c.), Bud Widom (announcer), Harry Stewart, Arthur Treacher, June Foray, Mark Stevens, Erroll Garner, Arnold Stang (?). 30:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

88377. Command Performance. October 1949. Program #398. AFRS origination. The date above is the date of release to the troops. The first tune is, "How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies." Bobby Jordan imitates: James Cagney, Charles Boyer, Humphrey Bogart, George Sanders, Ronald Colman. The cast does a boxing drama called, "The Champ." Marilyn Maxwell (host), Hugh Brundage (announcer), Nellie Lutcher, Jack Carson, Bobby Jordan, Bud Widom, June Foray. 29:19. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65996. Command Performance. October 4, 1949. Program #395. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Homework." The comedy team of Gene McCarthy and Tommy Farrell imitate radio announcers (and are very funny). Buddy Clark sings, "You're Breaking My Heart." The cast does its version of a married couple spending a quiet evening at home. The date is approximate. Dinah Shore (m. c.), Howard Petrie (announcer), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Gene McCarthy, Tommy Farrell, Buddy Clark, Herb Vigran, June Foray, Bud Widom. 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

59374. Command Performance. October 18, 1949. Program #397. AFRS origination. Dean Martin starts the program singing, "Sweet Kentucky Babe." Robert Merrill sings, "The Song Of The Open Road." The cast does a drama called, "The Sheik Of Araby." This is a program assembled from other broadcasts. The date above is the release date (to U. S. troops). Alexis Smith (m.c.), Marvin Miller (announcer), Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Dick Stabile (conductor), Robert Merrill, Mishel Perrier (conductor), June Foray, GeGe Pearson. 30:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

88378. Command Performance. November 1, 1949. Program #399. AFRS origination. The date above is the date of release to the troops. The first tune is, "'S Wonderful." Henry Aldrich wants to meet some girls, in fact, he's most eager. The cast does a skit about quiz shows on the radio, including "Truth Or Consequences." Ralph Edwards (host), Del Sharbutt, Ezra Stone, The Pied Pipers, Bea Benaderet, Elvia Allman, Muriel Maxwell, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mishel Perrier (conductor), Bill Miller, Bud Widom. 29:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

39232. Command Performance. 1950. Program #424. AFRS origination. The Command Performance Players in Darkest Africa! Del Sharbutt sings! Since the last live show in the series is reported to be #415, this is possibly an assembled show. Elements of the program seem to have been taken from program #333, released (to the troops) July 27, 1948 (see cat. #110411). The date is approximate. Del Sharbutt (announcer), Evelyn Knight (m.c.), Jimmy Durante, The Modernaires. 30:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39231. Command Performance. February 14, 1950. Program #411. AFRS origination. Gloria De Haven sings, "I've Got A Crush On You." Liberace plays excellent boogie woogie. The date above is the release date to the troops. Bud Hiestand (m. c.), Gloria De Haven, Liberace, Bob Hope, Jane Russell, The Merry Macs. 30:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104576. Command Performance. 1951. Program #455. AFRS origination. An assembled program. The first tune is, "Never Take A Walk With Mary." Ed Gardner and Gertrude Neissen do a funny (and not pre-recorded) British drawing room comedy. The date above is approximate. A good show. Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Marie McDonald (host), The Page Cavanaugh Trio, Ed Gardner, Gertrude Niesen. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104575. Command Performance. 1951. Program #486. AFRS origination. An assembled program; the date above is approximate. The first tune is, "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair." Frank Lovejoy is heard in a scene from, "I Was A Communist For The FBI," introduced by Tallulah Bankhead. This dramatic scene was possibly taken from a "The Big Show" broadcast. Del Sharbutt (announcer), Joyce MacKenzie (host), Peggy Lee, Pee Wee Hunt, The Mills Brothers, Frank Lovejoy, Tallulah Bankhead. 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39233. Command Performance. 1951. Program #487. AFRS origination. Tallulah Bankhead introduces Judy Holliday in a scene from "Born Yesterday" (possibly taken from "The Big Show"). The date is approximate. Beatrice Lillie, Fran Warren, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Judy Holliday, Martin Blaine, Mel Powell, Ralph Bell, Suzanne Dalbert (host), Tallulah Bankhead. 30:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2715. Command Performance. 1951. Program #454. AFRS origination. Since the last live show in this series is reported to be #415, this is possibly an assembled program. The date is approximate. Marie McDonald, Les Paul, Danny Thomas, Tony Martin, Lina Romay, Victor Moore. 1/2 Hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

104573. Command Performance. May 6, 1951. Program #472. AFRS origination. The date above was written on the label. An assembled program. The first tune is, "O'Leary Is Falling In Love Again." Louis Calherne does a scene from, "Magnificent Yankee." It's introduced by Tallulah Bankhead and was possibly orignally heard on, "The Big Show." Ted Pierson (announcer), Joyce MacKenzie (host), Clark Dennis (tenor), Frankie Carle, Helen Carroll, The Satisfiers, Louis Calherne, Tallulah Bankhead. 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63962. Command Performance. May 29, 1977. AFRTS origination. "Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Salute". Am assembled program from past Command Performance broadcasts. "Daddy" tries to play golf...with Baby Snooks along! Memories of Jack Benny's childhood. Bing Crosby sings, "Star Dust." Bud Abbott and Lou Costello do their "Who's On First" routine. Eddie Cantor reads, "The Leatherneck Corps." George Burns and Gracie Allen do a routine about Irene Dunne. Edgar Bergen tells Charlie the story of, "The Pied Piper." Red Skelton appears as "Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid" and Dorothy Lamour visit an army base. Judy Garland and Bob Hope are heard in a routine from 1943. Bob Hope (m.c.), Don Wilson (announcer), Eddie Cantor, Dinah Shore, Ken Carpenter, Frank Sinatra, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Bing Crosby, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, Edgar Bergen, Red Skelton, Dorothy Lamour, Judy Garland, Frank Bresee (writer, producer). 56:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

68328. Command Performance. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Come To Baby, Do." Harry loses his place in the script. The King Sisters sing, "The Dipsey Doodle." Cornel Wilde appears in a western skit, during which almost everyone blows a line. Agriculturist Frank Morgan describes his farm. Janet Blair (host), Harry Von Zell (announcer), The King Sisters, Cornel Wilde, Frank Morgan. 30:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49017. Command Performance. AFRS origination. Jo Stafford opens the show with, "Just One Of Those Things." The cast does a western/comedy drama, with Bob Hope playing two parts; "Rattlesnake Hope" (a badman), and "Fearless Hope," the Texas Ranger. Jo Stafford, Bob Hope, Del Sharbutt (announcer), The Red Norvo Trio, Jack Kirkwood. 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

Report contains 290 programs.