G.I. Journal

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.


1777. G.I. Journal. April 14, 1943. Program #5. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Great Day." Georgia Carroll, Merwyn Bogue, Eddie Anderson, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Julie Conway, Arthur Q. Bryan, Ken Christy, Lyman Gandee, Kay Kyser (m. c.), Mel Blanc. 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77517. G.I. Journal. October 9, 1943. Program #12. AFRS origination. The program was released November, 1943. The first tune is, "Thank Your Lucky Stars." Bing Crosby (m. c.), Harry Mitchell (announcer), Georgia Carroll, Merwyn Bogue, Julie Conway, Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Lyman Gandee. 29:13. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77518. G.I. Journal. October 22, 1943. Program #14. AFRS origination. The program was released in November or December, 1943. The first tune is, "Stealin' Apples." Bob Hope (m. c.), Harry Mitchell (announcer), Jimmy Durante, Merwyn Bogue, Mel Blanc, Linda Darnell, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra. 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104559. G.I. Journal. October 29, 1943. Program #15. AFRS origination. The above date is the recording date. The program was released during November or December, 1943. The program originates from Santa Anita Ordnance Training Center, California. The first tune is, "Buster's Last Stand." The cast does, "One Moron's Family." Bob cracks up both Jimmy and Linda Darnell (who laughs hysterically). Bob Hope (m.c.), Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Don Forbes (announcer), Jimmy Durante, Linda Darnell, Johnny Hamilton (vocal), Arthur Q. Bryan. 29:10. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39166. G.I. Journal. November 5, 1943. Program #16. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "I Know That You Know." The date is subject to correction. Arthur Q. Bryan, Georgia Carroll, Harry Babbitt, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Merwyn Bogue, Jerry Colonna, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Linda Darnell, Mel Blanc, Sully Mason (vocals). 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

53086. G.I. Journal. November 19, 1943. Program #17. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Swanee." Ish Kabibble reads his poems, Linda Darnell reads letters from G. I.'s, Mel Blanc appears as "Private Sad Sack," Red Skelton appears as, "Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid." Charles LaVere, Skinnay Ennis and The Santa Anita Ordnance Training Center Band, Julie Conway, Linda Darnell, Mel Blanc, Red Skelton (m.c.), Eddie Anderson, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Merwyn Bogue. 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

18148. G.I. Journal. November 26, 1943. Program #18. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Pushing Sand." Kay Kyser does not appear on the program, even though his orchestra does. The cast does, "Inner Stinkum," a satire on horror shows. Sully Mason (vocal), Charles LaVere, Wally Maher, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Jack Carson (m. c.), Jerry Colonna, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Linda Darnell, Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Georgia Carroll, Harry Babbitt. 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

2958. G.I. Journal. January 14, 1944. Program #24. AFRS origination. Kay Kyser and His Orchestra start the program with, "The Pagan Love Song." Georgia Carroll, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Ransom Sherman, Linda Darnell, Bob Hope (m. c.), Eddie Anderson, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan. 30:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

3876. G.I. Journal. February 1944. Program #28. AFRS origination. The date is approximate. The first tune is, "Bugle Call Rag." Georgia Carroll, Merwyn Bogue, Jerry Colonna, Kay Kyser (host), Mel Blanc, Ransom Sherman, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Linda Darnell. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1778. G.I. Journal. February 11, 1944. Program #30. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "I Know That You Know." Harry Babbitt, Merwyn Bogue, Jerry Colonna, Kay Kyser (m. c.), Linda Darnell, Arthur Q. Bryan, Mel Blanc, Harry Mitchell (announcer). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

50726. G.I. Journal. February 18, 1944. Program #31. AFRS origination. The first tune is "Iowa," sing by Bing Crosby. Ransom Sherman reads G.I. poetry, Bing and Linda Darnell read G.I. "letters to the editor." Mel Blanc continues the life of "Private Sad Sack." The show ends with a "Community Sing" led by Bing. The date and program number are subject to correction. Bing Crosby (m.c.), Harry Mitchell (announcer), Linda Darnell, Ransom Sherman, Mel Blanc, Eddie Anderson, Gloria De Haven, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra (probable), The Music Maids (probable). 30:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64262. G.I. Journal. March 3, 1944. Program #33. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Shoo Shoo Baby." The program ends with a "community sing" of, "Back Home In Indiana." Bing Crosby (m.c.), Harry Mitchell (announcer, choir director), Andy Devine, Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, Ransom Sherman, Linda Darnell, Hedda Hopper, Anita, The Music Maids. 30:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5365. G.I. Journal. March 24, 1944. Program #36. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Pushing Sand." Arthur Q. Bryan, Georgia Carroll, Harry Babbitt, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Merwyn Bogue, Kay Kyser (m. c.), Linda Darnell, Mel Blanc, Eddie Anderson, Sully Mason (vocal). 29:44. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

42548. G.I. Journal. April 21, 1944. Program #40. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Singin' In The Rain." Mel Blanc appears as "Private Sad Sack" (episode #9 of Sack's life story). "Carmene" sings "Besame Mucho." Jack Carson (m. c.), Harry Mitchell (announcer), Jerry Colonna, Carole Landis, Ransom Sherman, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Mel Blanc, Carmene. 30:07. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

42549. G.I. Journal. April 28, 1944. Program #41. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Sunday." Judy and Bing read poems sent in by G. I.'s...about Dorothy Lamour! "The Sarong Pin Contest!" The life of Private Sad Sack continues. Judy, Jerry, and Bing sing barbershop harmony. Bing Crosby (m. c.), Harry Mitchell (announcer), Judy Garland, Arthur Q. Bryan, Mel Blanc, Ransom Sherman, Jerry Colonna, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra. 30:09. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

42550. G.I. Journal. April 29, 1944. Program #42. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "It's Love, Love, Love." Radio satire: "The Court Of Horrible Relations," as heard on the "Cerese Network." The private life of Private Sad Sack continues. The Glenn Miller performances were included by transcription and are from April 15, 1944 ("It's Love, Love Love"), April 22, 1944 ("Don't Be That Way"), March 25, 1944 ("Peggy, The Pin-Up Girl" and "Little Brown Jug"). Bob Hope (m.c.), Harry Mitchell (announcer), Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Jerry Colonna, Ransom Sherman, Betty Grable, Glenn Miller and The AAFTC Orchestra, The Crew Chiefs. 30:00. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1779. G.I. Journal. June 2, 1944. Program #46. AFRS origination. This program may also have been issued as AFRS #152. The first tune is, "Fine and Dandy." Kay Kyser and His Orchestra (without Kay), Mel Blanc, Laraine Day, Ransom Sherman, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Eddie Anderson, Arthur Q. Bryan, Jack Carson, Georgia Carroll. 30:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

18149. G.I. Journal. June 9, 1944. Program #47. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "'Deed I Do." Arthur Q. Bryan, Frank Morgan, Georgia Carroll, Harry Babbitt, Merwyn Bogue, Jinx Falkenburg, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra (m. c.), Mel Blanc, Sully Mason (vocal), Harry Mitchell (announcer). 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1776. G.I. Journal. June 16, 1944. Program #48. AFRS origination. The first tune by Bing is, "Bless 'Em All." Ransom Sherman reads poems sent in by G. I.'s. Mel Blanc (as "Private Sad Sack") applies for the job of editor of "The G. I. Journal." The show ends with a "Community Sing" led by Bing. Bing Crosby (m. c.), Lena Horne, Mel Blanc, Henny Youngman, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Ransom Sherman, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, The Music Maids. 30:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

2959. G.I. Journal. June 23, 1944. Program #49. AFRS origination. The program was released (to American troops) on July 7, 1944. The first tune is, "Holiday For Strings." Bob Hope (m. c.), Jerry Colonna, Dorothy Lamour, Mel Blanc, Harry James and His Orchestra, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Ransom Sherman. 30:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

85167. G.I. Journal. June 30, 1944. Program #50. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was released in July. The first tune is, "Puttin' On My Top Hat." The numbers by Tommy Dorsey are taken from the, "All-Tme Hit Pparade rehearsals of August 20 and June 25, 1944. Jack plans to start a "G.I. Journal" radio program. A tribute to the Air Corps Armorors. Jack Carson (host), Harry Mitchell (announcer), Ransom Sherman, Eddie Bracken, Jerry Colonna, Jean Parker, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, The Clark Sisters (billed as, "The Sentimentalists"), Martha Tilton, Bob Allen (vocal). 30:07. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

85168. G.I. Journal. July 7, 1944. Program #51. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program was released in August. The first tune is, "Heat Wave." The Tommy Dorsey selections are recordings from, "Your All Time Hit Parade" rehearsals of July 2, 1944 and July 30, 1944. Durante describes his wardrobe. Jack Carson (m. c.), Harry Mitchell (announcer), Jimmy Durante, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Linda Darnell, Mel Blanc, Ransom Sherman, Ella Mae Morse, Bob Allen (vocal). 30:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

18150. G.I. Journal. July 14, 1944. Program #52. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Snoqualamie Joe." A secretary for Andy Devine. Bing Crosby (m.c.), Ransom Sherman, Andy Devine, Linda Darnell, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, Helen Forrest, Mel Blanc, Harry Mitchell (announcer). 29:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64450. G.I. Journal. July 21, 1944. Program #53. AFRS origination. Bing starts the show with, "The Bombadier's Song." Ransom Sherman tells how to attract blondes. Peter Lorre has killed the milkman and is looking for fresh blood...will it be from Private Sad Sack? The program ends with a "Community Sing." Bing Crosby (m. c.), John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, The Music Maids, Ransom Sherman, Peter Lorre, Mel Blanc, Lynn Bari, Jo Stafford. 30:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

18151. G.I. Journal. July 28, 1944. Program #54. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "South Of The Border." Treacher threatens to leave Benchley once again. Linda Darnell, Betty Jane Rhodes, Mel Blanc, Jimmy Durante, Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra, The 640th Army Air Forces Band, Harry Mitchell (announcer), George Murphy (m.c.), Ransom Sherman. 30:06. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

42551. G.I. Journal. August 4, 1944. Program #55. AFRS origination. Hi Lo Jack and The Dame start with, "Chichicastenanga." Private Sad Sack is going to judge a bathing beauty contest. Bea Benaderet, Connie Haines, Harry Bluestone and The Band Of The Armed Forces Training Command, Hi Lo Jack and The Dame, Jack Carson (m. c.), Linda Darnell, Mel Blanc, Ransom Sherman, Harry Mitchell (announcer). 30:04. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

9609. G.I. Journal. August 25, 1944. Program #58. AFRS origination. Johnny Mercer sings, "How Many Hearts Have You Broken?" Jack Carson (m. c.), Linda Darnell, Jimmie Grier and His Coast Guard Band, Johnny Mercer, The Pied Pipers, Jimmy Durante, Connie Haines, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Mel Blanc, Elvia Allman. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64451. G.I. Journal. September 1, 1944. Program #59. AFRS origination. The Chariotters sing, "Take The Night Train To Memphis." Cass Daley applies for the job of "Beauty Editor" of the "Journal." Lucille Ball also applies for the job. Joe E. Brown (m. c.), Cass Daley, The Charioteers, Harry Bluestone and The Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra, Lucille Ball, Connie Haines, Mel Blanc. 30:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9610. G.I. Journal. September 8, 1944. Program #60. AFRS origination. The Pied Pipers sing, "The Trolley Song." George Murphy (m.c.), Harry Mitchell (announcer), Jerry Colonna, The Pied Pipers, Jane Wyman, Mel Blanc, Connie Haines, Bea Benaderet, Harry Bluestone and The Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6973. G.I. Journal. September 15, 1944. Program #61. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Exactly Like You." The program includes the famous, "Who's On First" routine. The program was distrubuted October, 1944. Bud Abbott (m.c.), Lou Costello (m.c.), The Pied Pipers, June Hutton, Verna Felton, Pat Friday, Mel Blanc, Jane Wyman, The AAFTC Orchestra, Harry Bluestone (conductor). 29:19. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

105167. G.I. Journal. September 22, 1944. Program #62. AFRS origination. The program was distrubted during October. Harry Mitchell (announcer), Jack Haley (m.c.), Arthur Treacher, Mel Blanc, Verna Felton, Diana Lewis, The Pied Pipers, June Hutton, The Band Of The AAF Training Command, Harry Bluestone (conductor), Pat Friday. 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42837. G.I. Journal. October 20, 1944. Program #65. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?" The program originates from New York City. Hildegarde sings, "The Trolly Song." Roy Rogers swaps Western tall tales with Charlie McCarthy. Frank Sinatra sings, "Mighty Like A Rose." Edgar Bergen (m. c.), Paula Kelly, The Modernaires, Harry Salter and The New York Port Of Embarkation Orchestra, Hildegarde, Roy Rogers, Foy Willing and The Riders Of The Purple Sage, Frank Sinatra. 30:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

9611. G.I. Journal. October 27, 1944. Program #66. AFRS origination. What will the postwar world will be like? The first tune is, "Lili Marlene," sung by The Alan Roth Singers. Bob Hope (m. c.), Jerry Colonna, Jane Wyman, Mel Blanc, Minerva Pious, The Alan Roth Singers, Pat Friday, Harry Mitchell (announcer). 29:58. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

101574. G.I. Journal. November 3, 1944. Program #67. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date, the program was distruted November or December of 1944. Jack Carson (m.c.), Minerva Pious, Mel Blanc, The Alan Roth Singers, Eddie Anderson, Chuck Butler (vocal), Pat Friday (vocal), Jane Wyman, Jimmie Grier (conductor of a "Coast Guard Band"). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

18152. G.I. Journal. November 24, 1944. Program #71. AFRS origination. Arthur Treacher threatens to leave service as butler to Robert Benchley. The first tune is, "Blue Room." The program may have been recorded December 1, 1944. Robert Benchley (m. c.), Arthur Treacher, Bonita Granville, Mel Blanc, Verna Felton, The 640th Army Air Forces Band, Pat Friday, Ziggy Elman. 29:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

49024. G.I. Journal. December 1944. Program #72. AFRS origination. Jack Haley gets a date with Ann Rutherford's "sister!" Mel Blanc appears as "Private Sad Sack." The recording date is approximate. Jack Haley, Arthur Treacher, Ann Rutherford, Ziggy Elman, The Long Beach Band Of The Air Transport Command, Connie Haines, Verne Smith (announcer). 29:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

42838. G.I. Journal. December 15, 1944. Program #73. AFRS origination. The first tune is "When He Comes Home," sung by The Pied Pipers. The cast does, "The Ups and Downs Of Brenda Scuttlebutt, Girl Yo-Yo," a satire on soap operas. Orson Welles (m. c.), The Pied Pipers, Fay McKenzie, Connie Haines, Victor Moore, Ziggy Elman and The Long Beach Air Transport Orchestra, Mel Blanc, Sara Berner. 30:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

42839. G.I. Journal. December 22, 1944. Program #74. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Young Man With A Horn." Louella Parsons applies for a job with "The Journal." Bob Hope (m. c.), Connie Haines, Dorothy Lamour, Harry Bluestone and The Band Of The Armed Forces Training Command, Mel Blanc, The Andrews Sisters, Louella Parsons. 30:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

42840. G.I. Journal. December 29, 1944. Program #75. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Sweet Georgia Brown." The search for "The Most Perfect Man" continues. Kay Kyser (m. c.), Mel Blanc, Jerry Colonna, Ann Miller, Connie Haines, Georgia Carroll, Sully Mason, Harry Mitchell (announcer). 30:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66683. G.I. Journal. January 5, 1945. Program #76. AFRS origination. A trip out to the "wild west." Mel Blanc appears as private "Sad Sack." Jack Carson (m.c.), Harry Mitchell (announcer), Lucille Ball, Dick Jurgens and His Marine Corps Orchestra, Emmet Hogan (vocal), Shorty Pryor (vocal), Connie Haines, Mel Blanc, Elvia Allman. 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42841. G.I. Journal. January 12, 1945. Program #77. AFRS origination. The first tune Frankie sings is, "My Ideal." Frank and "Fibber McGee and Molly" are co-hosts. Frank Sinatra, Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Arthur Q. Bryan, Connie Haines, Ginger Rogers, The Les Paul Trio, Mel Blanc. 30:13. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

103381. G.I. Journal. February 9, 1945. Program #81. AFRS origination. The date above is the date the program was recorded. The program was released shortly thereafter. The show features, "Baby Snooks and Daddy." Mel Blanc, Hanley Stafford, Fanny Brice, The King Sisters, Virginia Bruce. 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6972. G.I. Journal. March 9, 1945. Program #85/126. AFRS origination. Mel Torme sings, "Jeepers Creepers." The program features a very funny expedition to Africa, the land of the Amazons. The program opening is slightly upcut. Groucho Marx (m.c.), Lucille Ball, Connie Haines, Verna Felton, Mel Torme and The Meltones, Johnny Weissmuller, Mel Blanc, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Richard Aurandt and His Orchestra. 29:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

12856. G.I. Journal. May 4, 1945. Program #92. AFRS origination. Connie Haines, Bob Hope (m. c.), Mel Blanc, Eddie Anderson, Arthur Treacher, Lucille Ball, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Richard Aurandt and His Orchestra. 29:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1780. G.I. Journal. May 18, 1945. Program #95. AFRS origination. This program may also have been re-issued as AFRS #148. The first tune is, "Wanna Eat Juanita." Sydney Greenstreet has kidnapped Marie "The Body" MacDonald. Jack Carson (m. c.), Arthur Treacher, Mel Torme and The Meltones, Marie McDonald, Sydney Greenstreet, Mel Blanc, Connie Haines, Richard Aurandt (conductor), Harry Mitchell (announcer). 30:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5355. G.I. Journal. June 8, 1945. Program #98. AFRS origination. Arthur Treacher, Robert Benchley and Mel Blanc appear as junior hosts at a WAC canteen. After a date with the Blondell girls, they conclude "all soldiers are the same." Joan Blondell (m.c.), Gloria Blondell, Arthur Treacher, Robert Benchley, Mel Blanc, Connie Haines, Mel Torme and The Meltones, Ella Mae Morse, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Richard Aurandt (conductor). 30:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

960. G.I. Journal. June 15, 1945. Program #99. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Jeepers, Creepers." Kay hasn't had much success with the girls, so Connie takes him to a psychiatrist. Kay Kyser (m.c.), Connie Haines, Mel Torme and The Meltones, Victor Borge, Mel Blanc, Martha O'Driscoll, Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Charlie Cantor, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Richard Aurandt (conductor). 29:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

99473. G.I. Journal. June 25, 1945. Program #100. AFRS origination. The program was released in July, 1945. By G.I. request: A Burlesque edition. A really good show, named, "The On-A-Shingle Follies." Harry Lang and Joe Forte do a "Who's On First Routine" that pre-dates Abbott and Costello. Don't miss the "T.S. 4" Quartet (think what T.S. stands for in the army) and the tune, "I'm Married To A Strip Tease Dancer." The first tune is, "Ya-Ta-Ya-Ta-Ya-Ta." Harry Mitchell (announcer), Herbert Marshall (m.c.), Bob Mitchell (conductor), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Mel Blanc, Iris Adrian, Connie Haines, Harry Lang, Joe Forte, Rags Ragland, The King Sisters. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2960. G.I. Journal. June 29, 1945. Program #101. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "The Choo Choo Polka." Alan Ladd (host), Lucille Ball, The Smart Set, Mel Blanc, Sterling Holloway, Connie Haines, J. Carrol Naish, Alvino Rey and His Orchestra, Jeri Sullivan, Harry Mitchell (announcer). 30:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2961. G.I. Journal. July 13, 1945. Program #103. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Without A Song." Edgar Bergen (host), Mel Torme, Connie Haines, Rita Hayworth, Mel Blanc, Alvino Rey and His Orchestra, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Pat Friday, Elvia Allman. 30:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104558. G.I. Journal. July 20, 1945. Program #104. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program was released in August. The first tune is, "Old Man River." The cast does scenes from, "Forever Amber." Jack Haley (m.c.), Alvino Rey and The AFRS Orchestra, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Kathleen Winsor (author of "Forever Amber"), The King Sisters, Donna Dae, Mel Blanc, Bonita Granville. 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3877. G.I. Journal. August 31, 1945. Program #108. AFRS origination. The Delta Rhythm Boys start the show with, "Snoqualimie Jo Jo." Robert Young (m. c.), Ann Rutherford, The Delta Rhythm Boys, Jeri Sullivan, Lionel Stander, Mel Blanc, Alvino Rey and His Orchestra, Barbara Jo Allen, Ken Niles (announcer), Elvia Allman. 30:04. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

53087. G.I. Journal. September 14, 1945. Program #110. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "You belong To My Heart." Bing has a barracks fantasy when a picture of Marilyn Maxwell comes to life. The program ends with a community sing, led by Bing. Allen Jenkins, Bing Crosby, Harry Mitchell (announcer), Leo Cleary, Marilyn Maxwell, Mel Blanc. 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22089. G.I. Journal. September 21, 1945. Program #111. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Kiss Me Hello." Bob Hope (m. c.), Wendell Niles (announcer), Fred MacMurray, Olga San Juan, The Town Criers, Mel Blanc, Linda Darnell, Sam Donahue and His Navy Band. 29:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

51897. G.I. Journal. October 5, 1945. Program #113. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Saint James Infirmary." The Journal is running a beauty contest, and Private Sad Sack is the judge! Jack Haley (m. c.), Mel Blanc, Walter Schumann (conductor), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Sara Berner, Pat Friday, Lucille Ball, Wendell Niles (announcer). 30:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

1781. G.I. Journal. October 12, 1945. Program #114. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "You and The Night and The Music." Jack Carson (m. c.), Jerry Colonna, Bonita Granville, Mel Blanc, Wendell Niles (announcer), Connie Haines, Sara Berner, Walter Schumann (conductor), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra. 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53088. G.I. Journal. October 19, 1945. Program #115. AFRS origination. Andy gets a date with Diana Lewis, but winds up with her cook. Mel Blanc appears as "Private Sad Sack." Andy Devine (m. c.), Arthur Treacher, Diana Lewis, Walter Schumann (conductor), Kitty Kallen, Hugh Brundage (announcer), Sara Berner. 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1782. G.I. Journal. October 26, 1945. Program #116. AFRS origination. The first tune is a swing arrangement of, "In The Hall Of The Mountain King." The show sounds poorly assembled. When the announcer introduces "something from the charm department," an instrjmental is played! Robert Benchley, Arthur Treacher, The Charioteers, Linda Darnell, Connie Haines. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1783. G.I. Journal. November 3, 1945. Program #117. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Take The Night Train To Memphis." Joe E. Brown, Cass Daley, The Charioteers, Lucille Ball, Mel Blanc. 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22090. G.I. Journal. November 17, 1945. Program #119. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Little Coquette." Jack Haley (m. c.), Arthur Treacher, The Pied Pipers, June Hutton, Harry Bluestone and The Band Of The Armed Forces Training Command, Diana Lewis, Pat Friday, Mel Blanc, Verna Felton. 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2962. G.I. Journal. November 24, 1945. Program #120. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Her Tears Flowed Like Wine." Georgia Carroll, Merwyn Bogue, Jerry Colonna, Kay Kyser (host), Lynn Bari, Mel Blanc, Sully Mason (vocal). 30:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96320. G.I. Journal. 1946. AFRS origination. A "Burlesque Edition." The King Sisters sing, "Yatta, Yatta, Yatta." Harry Lang and Joe Forte do a burlesque routine, swiped from Abbott and Costello. Don't miss the song, "I'm Married To A Strip Tease Dancer." Mel Balnc (as "Private Sad Sack") takes in the sights, then describes what might have been the first strip tease on radio! The date is approximate. Herbert Marshall (m. c.), Mel Blanc (as "Pancho" and "Private Sad Sack"), Harry Mitchell (announcer), Iris Adrian, The King Sisters, Connie Haines, Harry Lang, Joe Forte, Rags Ragland, The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, Bob Mitchell (conductor). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5356. G.I. Journal. January 1946. Program #129. AFRS origination. Jack gets trapped into proposing to a grotesque girl with two million bucks. The first tune by Ginny Simms is, "Three Little Words." Jack Carson, Claire Trevor, Ginny Simms, Charles Ruggles, Mel Blanc. 30:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3674. G.I. Journal. January 1946. Program #128. AFRS origination. The staff of the Journal adopts a French "baby." The date is approximate. Monty Woolley (m. c.), William Bendix, Mel Blanc, Ginny Simms, Michele Morgan, Harry Mitchell (announcer). 29:03. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

103386. G.I. Journal. February 1946. Program #133. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "Aren't You Glad You're You." The date is approximate. Bing Crosby (host), Mel Blanc, Chili Williams, Andy Devine, Elvia Allman. 29:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

103385. G.I. Journal. February 1946. Program #132. AFRS origination. William Bendix messes up the opening joke by mis-spelling the word "d-o-g." The first tune is, "South Of The Border." The date is approximate. William Bendix (host), Arthur Treacher, Gordon Jenkins (conductor), Mel Blanc, Lina Romay, Jinx Falkenburg. 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96319. G.I. Journal. February 1946. Program #139. AFRS origination. Garry Moore has written his life story. It's called, "Forever Moore." Peggy Lee sings, "You Are So Right." The date is approximate. Linda Darnell (m. c.), Garry Moore, Peggy Lee, Alvino Rey (guitar), The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra, B. S. Pulley, Mel Torme and The Meltones, Mel Blanc (as "Private Sad Sack"), Bea Benaderet, Bob Mitchell (conductor), Harry Mitchell (announcer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 67 programs.