The Best Bands In The Land

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.


41849. The Best Bands In The Land. March 10, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. The first tune is "Oh Susie, Behave." Larry Fotine and His Orchestra, Bob Bruce (vocal), Jimmy Cotten (vocal), Linda Logan (vocal). 14:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41844. The Best Bands In The Land. March 10, 1948. ABC net, WFIL, Philadelphia origination. Sustaining. The first tune is "Tell-Tale." Larry Fotine and His Orchestra, Bob Bruce (vocal), Randy Kraft (announcer). 14:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

41843. The Best Bands In The Land. March 11, 1948. ABC net, New York origination. Sustaining. The first tune is, "The Gentleman Is A Dope." The program ends with a clever singing promo for "Stop The Music" by Cliff Edwards. Ted Straeter and His Orchestra, Kitty Crawford (vocal), Cliff Edwards. 14:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

41863. The Best Bands In The Land. March 31, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. The first tune is "Pianissimo." Ray Eberle and His Orchestra, Walter Herlihy (announcer), Ray Eberle (vocal). 14:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41850. The Best Bands In The Land. April 1, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. Band remote from The Cafe Rouge of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "That Saturday Night." Al Galante (vocal), Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra, Jack Eaton (vocal), Jimmy Castle (vocal). 14:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41847. The Best Bands In The Land. April 5, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. The first tune is "Ballerina." Band remote from the Terrace Room of the Hotel New Yorker. A complete segment, but cat. #41846 possibly immediately precedes this segment, making a complete broadcast. Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra, Bob Johnstone (vocal), Toni Arden (vocal). 14:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

41846. The Best Bands In The Land. April 5, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. The first tune is "Hold It, Joe." Band remote from the Terrace Room of the Hotel New Yorker. A complete segment, but cat. #41847 possibly is a following segment that concludes the broadcast. Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra, Bob Johnstone (vocal), Toni Arden (vocal). 14:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41862. The Best Bands In The Land. May 28, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. The first tune is "The Lady Is A Tramp." Ted Straeter and His Orchestra, Cathy Norman (vocal). 14:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41861. The Best Bands In The Land. June 9, 1948. ABC net, New York origination. Sustaining. "The Champagne Music Of Lawrence Welk." Band remote from The Roosevelt Grill, New York. Vocalist Brad Gordon misses a start cue. Tex Cromer (vocal), Brad Gordon (vocal), Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra. 14:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41851. The Best Bands In The Land. June 28, 1948. ABC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "The Last Thing I want Is Your Pity." Chuck Foster and His Orchestra, Milly Coury (vocal), Tommy Ryan (vocal). 14:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41848. The Best Bands In The Land. July 21, 1948. ABC net. Sponsored by: Sustaining. The Champagne Music Of Lawrence Welk. The first tune is "Colonel From Kentucky." Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra, Brad Gordon (vocal), Helen Ramsay (vocal). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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