Downbeat

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.


86717. Downbeat. 1943. Program #70. AFRS origination. A program dedicated to the men at Port Moresby. Stan Kenton introduces records of his Orchestra. The first record played is, "Paper Doll." The date is approximate. Harry Mitchell (host), Stan Kenton. 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86672. Downbeat. 1943. Program #59. AFRS origination. Lud Gluskin introduces recordings of his orchestra. The first record heard is, "The Hawaiian War Chant." Lud Gluskin. 14:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

67369. Downbeat. 1943. AFRS origination. A program of the Special Service Division of The War Department. Announced as Freddy's Martin's second appearance on the program, he sounds as if he's introducing his own records. The date is approximate. Freddy Martin, Dick Joy (announcer). 29:17. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

67370. Downbeat. 1943. AFRS origination. A program of the Special Service Division of The War Department. The Duke plays his own records, starting with, "The C-Jam Blues." Duke Ellington. 30:00. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

20563. Downbeat. 1943. Program #65. AFRS origination (War Department Special Services). Van Alexander introduces recordings of his orchestra and plays the piano. The first record is, "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans." A good swinging band. The date is approximate. Van Alexander. 29:16. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20559. Downbeat. 1943. Program #29. AFRS origination. Carmen live, introduces his records. The date is approximate. Carmen Cavallaro. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

3657. Downbeat. 1944. AFRS. The orchestra from, "Your All Time Hit Parade." Bob Allen, Bonnie Lou Williams (vocal), Buddy DeFranco, Buddy Rich (drums), The Clark Sisters (billed as, "The Sentimentalists"), Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2737. Downbeat. 1944. Program #28. AFRS. Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

69814. Downbeat. September 23, 1944. Program #Unit #2. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Coquette." Dick and Louis chat about "hep cats" and "zoot suits." The band may be in an AFRS studio, but this is more likely a well-done record show. This program was also released as AFRS #16. Dick Joy (host), Louis Armstrong. 30:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20565. Downbeat. March 9, 1945. Program #125. AFRS origination. Stan Kenton introduces recordings of his orchestra. Stan Kenton. 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

105177. Downbeat. 1948. Program #344. AFRS origination. A disc-jockey show featuring Alex Cooper as, "The Mad Monk." The first record played is, "I Found A New Baby." The date is approximate. Alex Cooper. 14:15. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

105178. Downbeat. 1948. Program #345. AFRS origination. A disc-jockey show featuring Alex Cooper as, "The Mad Monk." The first record played is, "South." The date is approximate. Alex Cooper. 13:13. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

104854. Downbeat. Program #101. AFRS. The first tune is, "I've Got Rhythm." A DJ show featuring Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra by voice tracks by Jenkins. Gordon Jenkins, Dresser Dahlstead (announcer). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89079. Downbeat. Program #244. AFRS origination. A recorded music show, starting with, "Flyin' Home," by Red Norvo and His Orchestra. Gene Norman (announcer). 14:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

89080. Downbeat. Program #245. AFRS origination. A recorded music show, starting with, "If I Could Be With You," by Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra. Gene Norman (announcer). 14:05. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

89078. Downbeat. Program #203. AFRS origination. Gene Krupa introduces his own records, starting with, "The Navajo Trail." Gene Krupa. 14:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89076. Downbeat. Program #199. AFRS origination. Xavier Cugat plays his own records, starting with, "Say Si, Si." Xavier Cugat. 14:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89077. Downbeat. Program #202. AFRS origination. Gene Krupa plays his own records, starting with, "Who?" Gene Krupa. 14:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

89074. Downbeat. Program #131. AFRS origination. Freddy Martin introduces his records. Freddy Martin, Dresser Dahlstead (announcer). 29:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

89075. Downbeat. Program #141. AFRS origination. Woody Herman play his own records, starting with, "Perdido." Woody Herman, Charlie Edwards (announcer). 28:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

88245. Downbeat. Program #34. AFRS origination. An unidentified DJ and guest Teddy Wilson introduce Teddy's records, starting with, "What A Little Moonlight Can Do." Teddy Wilson. 30:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

88127. Downbeat. AFRS origination. Count Basie introduces his records, starting with, "Dinah." He recalls the start of his career. Count Basie. 14:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

86648. Downbeat. Program #210. AFRS origination. Harry James introduces his own records. The first tune heard is, "9:20 Special." Harry tells how he got started in the circus. Harry James. 13:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

77507. Downbeat. Program #250. AFRS origination. Recorded music, starting with, "Bugle Call Rag," by Zutty Singleton and His Orchestra. Gene Norman (DJ). 14:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77508. Downbeat. Program #251. AFRS origination. Recorded music, a tribute to Benny Goodman. The first record is, "Margie." Gene Norman (DJ). 14:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77505. Downbeat. Program #255. AFRS origination. A tribute to Duke Ellington, through his records. The first tune is, "Sepia Panorama." Gene Norman (host), Barry Ulanov. 14:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77503. Downbeat. Program #119. AFRS origination. Paul Baron introduces records by his orchestra. Jim Lyon (announcer), Paul Baron. 29:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77504. Downbeat. Program #254. AFRS origination. A tribute to Duke Ellington, through his records. The first tune is, "Daybreak Express." Gene Norman (host), Barry Ulanov. 14:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72341. Downbeat. Program #466. AFRS. A band remote from the Hotel Roosevelt, New York City. The first tune is, "Along With Me." Joe Reichman and His Orchestra, Toni Arden (vocal), Tommy Mercer (vocal). 15:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71648. Downbeat. Program #163. AFRS origination. Sam Donahue introduces recordings of his navy band. The first tune is, "Just You, Just Me." Sam Donahue. 15:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71645. Downbeat. Program #162. AFRS origination. Sam Donahue introduces recordings of his service orchestra. The first tune is, "Gypsy Love Song." Sam Donahue. 15:19. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70639. Downbeat. Program #193. AFRS origination. Enric Madriguera introduces his own records. The first tune is, "Cachita." Enric Madriguera, Harfield Wheadon (? host). 15:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70638. Downbeat. Program #192. AFRS origination. Enric Madriguera introduces his own records. The first tune is, "Oye Negra." Enric Madriguera, Harfield Wheadon (? host). 15:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53104. Downbeat. Program #309. AFRS origination. "Years Of Jazz". Elliott Lewis introduces historic jazz recordings, starting with Duke Ellington's, "Black and Tan Fantasy." Elliott Lewis. 15:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53103. Downbeat. Program #308. AFRS origination. "Years Of Jazz". Elliott Lewis introduces historic jazz recordings, starting with, "St. Louis Shuffle," and other King Oliver sides. A well-done program. Elliott Lewis. 15:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53102. Downbeat. Program #177. AFRS origination. Lud Gluskin introduces his own records, starting with, "El Choclo." He reveals that he was one of the four members of the Lafayette Esquadrille and speaks fluent Japanese! He also describes some of his other activities as the west coast music director of CBS, and mentions the best show he ever worked on was, "On A Note Of Triumph." Lud Gluskin. 15:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53083. Downbeat. Program #128. AFRS origination. Charlie Barnet plays his own records. Charlie Barnet. 29:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

53081. Downbeat. Program #85. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "My Blue Heaven." It sounds like Jan Garber is introducing his own records. Jan Garber and His Orchestra, Liz Tilton, Bob Davis. 30:04. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

53082. Downbeat. Program #123. AFRS origination. Spike Jones introduces his own records, starting with, "I Want Somebody All My Own." Spike Jones. 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

34440. Downbeat. Program #139. AFRS. The first tune is, "Grand Central Getaway." Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Teddy Walters (vocals), Gladys Tell (vocals), Si Zentner (trombone). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20568. Downbeat. Program #170. AFRS. The Les Paul Trio, Pat Kaye (vocal). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20566. Downbeat. Program #135. AFRS origination. Gordon Jenkins introduces recordings of his orchestra. Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, Dick Haymes (vocals), Dale Evans (vocals). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20567. Downbeat. Program #137. AFRS origination. Woody Herman introduces recordings of his new Herd. Woody Herman. 29:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20564. Downbeat. Program #77. AFRS origination. Joe Reichman ("The Pagliacci of the Piano") live, introducing recordings of his orchestra. A good show, featuring a fine, "Beethoven Of Bivouac." Joe Reichman and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20562. Downbeat. Program #63B. AFRS origination (War Department Special Services). Charlie Spivak introduces recordings, starting with, "The Soldier Jumped At Dawn." Charlie Spivak, Harry Mitchell (announcer). 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20561. Downbeat. Program #62. AFRS origination. A program of instrumental favorites as well as Dave Rose's own compositions. The first selection is, "Indefinite Rhythm." Charlie Spivak live, introduces records of his Orchestra. David Rose, Charlie Spivak, Harry Mitchell (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20560. Downbeat. Program #49. AFRS origination. Woody and Billie Rogers live, introduce their records. Woody Herman, Billie Rogers. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

12618. Downbeat. Program #107. AFRS origination. Woody introduces his records, starting with, "One, Two, Three, Four, Jump!" Woody Herman. 29:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5542. Downbeat. Program #145. AFRS origination. Count Basie introduces his own records, starting with, "I Found A New Baby." Count Basie. 30:04. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

5543. Downbeat. Program #182. AFRS. The first tune is, "The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe." The Two-Timers, Tommy Tucker and His Orchestra, Donald Brown (vocal). 14:57. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

5540. Downbeat. Program #129. AFRS origination. Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra, Vaughn Monroe (vocal), The Norton Sisters (vocal), Johnny Bond (vocal), Rosemary Calvin (vocal). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5541. Downbeat. Program #134. AFRS. Tommy Dorsey is fronting a 44 piece band. Tommy Dorsey, Bob Allen (vocal), Bonnie Lou Williams (vocal), The Clark Sisters (billed as, "The Sentimentalists"). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5539. Downbeat. Program #90. AFRS. Joe Reichman and His Orchestra, Maureen O'Connor (vocals), Ray Foster (vocals). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

2918. Downbeat. Program #24. AFRS. The first tune is, "The Sheik Of Araby." The program may be a record show. The first 14:28 of the program only. Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Truman Bradley (DJ). 14:28. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

2917. Downbeat. Program #23. AFRS. The first tune is, "A String Of Pearls." The program may be a record show. The first 14:25 of the program only. Claude Sweeten and His Orchestra, Jean Thais (vocal), Dick Joy (announcer). 14:25. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

2747. Downbeat. Program #176. AFRS origination. Lud tells the story of his career in show business and introduces his own records. The first tune is, "Humoresque." Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra. 15:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2746. Downbeat. Program #173. AFRS origination. Alvino tells about his career in show business. The first tune is, "Lullaby Of Broadway." Alvino Rey, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Harfield Wheadon (host). 15:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2743. Downbeat. Program #158. AFRS origination. Guy tells the story of his band and plays its records. The first record is, "Good, Good, Good." Guy Lombardo. 14:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2744. Downbeat. Program #159. AFRS origination. Guy tells the story of his band and plays its records. The first record is, "Got To be This Or That." Guy Lombardo. 15:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2745. Downbeat. Program #172. AFRS origination. Alvino tells about his career in show business. The first tune is, "Great Day." Alvino Rey, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Harfield Wheadon (host). 15:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2738. Downbeat. Program #68. AFRS. Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

2739. Downbeat. Program #82. AFRS. The band plays at its best; a very enjoyable show. Spike Jones and The City Slickers. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

2740. Downbeat. Program #138. AFRS. Phil Harris and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

2741. Downbeat. Program #140. AFRS. The first tune played is, "The Barcarole." Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

2742. Downbeat. Program #117. AFRS origination. The first record is by Lucky Millender and his Orchestra and is titled, "Rustle Of Spring." . 30:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105171. Downbeat. Program #89. AFRS origination. Stan Kenton and the unidentified AFRS announcer introduce and play recordings of Stan and his orchestra. The first tune heard is, "Begin The Beguine." Vocals are by Gene Howard and Anita O'Day (by recording). Stan Kenton. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 66 programs.