The Camel Caravan

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.


108419. The Camel Caravan. June 29, 1937. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camel cigarettes. The first tune is, "Alexander's Ragtime Band." Don't miss the vocal arrangement of, "Stompin' At The Savoy." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, Red Ballard, Murray McEachern, Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig, Art Rollini, Vido Musso, Jess Stacy, Allan Reuss, Harry Goodman, Gene Krupa, The Jeff Alexander Chorus (billed as "The Meyer Alexander Chorus"), Rufe Davis (guest), Bill Goodwin (announcer), Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton. 30:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

108418. The Camel Caravan. July 6, 1937. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. The first tune is, "Blue Skies." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, Red Ballard, Murray McEachern, Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig, Art Rollini, Vido Musso, Jess Stacy, Allan Reuss, Harry Goodman, Gene Krupa, The Jeff Alexander Chorus (billed as, "The Meyer Alexander Chorus"), Victor Moore (guest), Bill Goodwin (announcer), Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton. 30:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

749. The Camel Caravan. August 10, 1937. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. The program originates from Los Angeles. The first tune is, "Remember." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Jesse Block, Eve Sully, Lionel Hampton, The Jeff Alexander Chorus (billed as The Meyer Alexander Chorus). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

750. The Camel Caravan. August 17, 1937. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. The first tune is, "That Naughty Waltz." Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Marek Windheim, The Jeff Alexander Chorus (billed as The Meyer Alexander Chorus), Bill Goodwin (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

662. The Camel Caravan. August 24, 1937. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. The first tune is, "Sometimes I'm Happy." Martha Tilton (vocal), Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Pat O'Malley, The Jeff Alexander Chorus (billed as The Meyer Alexander Chorus). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

751. The Camel Caravan. August 31, 1937. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. The first tune is, "The Camel Hop." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Pat O'Malley, The Jeff Alexander Chorus (billed as The Meyer Alexander Chorus). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72850. The Camel Caravan. November 16, 1937. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The program originates from New York. The first tune is, "Star Dust." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Dan Seymour (nnouncer), Martha Tilton (vocal), Teddy Wilson (piano), Gene Krupa (drums), Lionel Hampton (vibes). 29:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11618. The Camel Caravan. November 16, 1937. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert. "Radio's first double feature program." A two part show, starting with "The Jackie Oakie College." The boys are locked in "Swing Swing" prison, along with a lot of puns. Possibly because the Jack Oakie part of the show ran over two minutes more than it should have, the "double feature" format was divided into two separate shows for the following broadcast. Part two is, "The Benny Goodman Swing School." The first tune is, "Star Dust," followed by Martha Tilton singing, "If It's The Last Thing I Do." See cat. #72850. Jack Oakie, Stu Erwin, Harry Barris, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Martha Tilton, Dan Seymour (announcer), Raymond Hatton, Helen Lind, Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra, Catherine Kane (Sugar Kane?), Bill Goodwin (announcer). 59:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

108422. The Camel Caravan. March 15, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camel cigarettes, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The tunes heard are: "Don't Be That Way," "Always and Always," "Sweet Sue," "Lullabye In Rhythm," "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise," 'Serenade To The Stars," "Ti-Pi-Tin." The date is subject to correction. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Martha Tilton, Dan Seymour (announcer), Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson. 29:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72851. The Camel Caravan. August 30, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The program originates from the Colosseum of The Michigan State Fair Grounds, Detroit. The first tune is, "The March Of The Swing Parade." The tune introduced as "Fiddle Faddle" was later retitled, "Benny Sent Me," when Leroy Anderson wrote a tune with the same name that became more famous. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Martha Tilton (vocal), Dan Seymour (announcer), Jess Stacy (piano), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Buddy Schutz (drums), Dave Matthews (sax), Arthur Rollini (sax), Noni Bernardi (sax), Bud Freeman (sax). 30:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72852. The Camel Caravan. September 6, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The program originates from Chicago. The first tune is, "Chicago." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Martha Tilton (vocal), Dan Seymour (announcer), Jess Stacy (piano), Davey Tough (drums), Lionel Hampton (vibes). 29:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72853. The Camel Caravan. September 13, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The program originates from Chicago. The first tune is, "Changes." Fletcher Henderson is interviewed. He explains how he "swings." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Dan Seymour (announcer), Martha Tilton (vocal), Teddy Wilson (piano), Lionel Hampton (drums), Fletcher Henderson, Davey Tough (drums). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72854. The Camel Caravan. September 20, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The program originates from The Tower Theatre, Kansas City. Hampton and Stacy play, "Chinatown, My Chinatown" on one piano (Hampton uses only two fingers). Martha Tilton is out sick. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Harry Holcomb (producer, announcer: substituting for Dan Seymour), Jess Stacy (piano), Lionel Hampton (piano, dums), Benny Heller (guitar), Harry James (trumpet). 30:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72855. The Camel Caravan. September 27, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The program originates from Chicago. The first tune is, "Rose Of The Rio Grande." Martha Tilton is out sick. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Dan Seymour (announcer), Teddy Wilson (piano), Lionel Hampton (drums, vibes), Harry James (cornet), Davey Tough (drums). 29:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

11619. The Camel Caravan. October 31, 1938. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. Eddie is moving the show to New York. Bert Gordon appears as, "The Mad Russian." The Lane Sisters and guest Gale Page do a "Dead End Kids" skit. The program is also known as, "The Eddie Cantor Show." Eddie Cantor, Bert Gordon, Lola Lane, Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra, Gale Page. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

28193. The Camel Caravan. January 3, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. Johnny teaches Dan how to write a hit song. Meade Lux Lewis plays a solo and joins Albert Ammons in a great duet of, "Roll "Em" (making this broadcast possibly the first broadcast of "Boogie Woogie"). Bob Weitman, manager of the Paramount Theatre in New York, presents Benny with a trophy as "Most Popular Band Of The Year" at the Paramount. Johnny Mercer's first appearance on the show. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Martha Tilton (vocal), Johnny Mercer (vocal), Dan Seymour (announcer), Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, Bob Weitman. 27:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72862. The Camel Caravan. January 10, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. The first tune is, "Sweet Sue." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Dan Seymour (last appearance as announcer), Harry James (trumpet; last broadcast with the band), Johnny Mercer, Martha Tilton, Teddy Wilson (piano), Lionel Hampton (drums, vibes), Leonard Ware (electric guitar), Al Hall (bass), Buddy Schutz (drums). 26:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

72410. The Camel Caravan. January 17, 1939. CBS net. Commercials deleted. The first tune is, "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me." Guest Billie Holiday sings, "I Cried For You." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Martha Tilton (vocal), Johnny Mercer, Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Billie Holiday, Leo Watson (vocal), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Teddy Wilson (piano), Buddy Schultz (drums). 22:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72415. The Camel Caravan. January 24, 1939. CBS net. Commercials deleted. The first tune is, "Gypsy Love Song." The Quintones, Martha Tilton (vocal), Joseph Szigeti (violin, briefly), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Johnny Mercer, Andre Petri (violin). 15:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72420. The Camel Caravan. January 31, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The first tune is, "Hold Tight." Don't miss the first performance of, "And The Angels Sing" (formerly "Fralich In Swing"). Johnny Mercer had just written the words and changed the title, the music had been written by Ziggy Elman. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Johnny Mercer, Martha Tilton (vocal), Ziggy Elman (trumpet, vocal), Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocal), Pete Johnson (piano), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Teddy Wilson (piano), Buddy Schultz (drums), Harry Holcomb (commercial spokesman). 28:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

43336. The Camel Caravan. February 7, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. The broadcast originates from the State Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut. The first tune is, "Swingin' Down The Lane." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Martha Tilton, Johnny Mercer, Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Jess Stacy (piano), Teddy Wilson (piano), Lionel Hampton, Buddy Schutz (drums). 26:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

43337. The Camel Caravan. February 14, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. The broadcast originates from the Earle Theatre, Philadelphia. The first tune is, "Undecided." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Martha Tilton, Johnny Mercer, Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Jess Stacy (piano), Teddy Wilson (piano), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Harry Holcomb (announcer). 26:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72425. The Camel Caravan. February 21, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. The broadcast originates from the Schubert Theatre, Newark, New Jersey. The first tune is a swinging version of, "Honolulu." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Johnny Mercer, Martha Tilton (vocal), Teddy Wilson (piano), Lionel Hampton (drums), Harry Holcomb (commercial spokesman). 21:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72405. The Camel Caravan. February 28, 1939. CBS net. The broadcast originates from The Fox Theatre, Detroit. The first tune is, "Singin' In The Rain." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Johnny Mercer, Martha Tilton (vocal), Teddy Wilson (piano), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Buddy Schultz (drums). 21:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72863. The Camel Caravan. March 7, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The broadcast originates from the Lyric Theatre, Indianapolis. The first tune is, "Lulu's Back In Town." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Johnny Mercer, Martha Tilton (vocal), Jess Stacy (piano), Lionel Hampton (drums), Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Teddy Wilson (piano; his last broasdcast with the band), Harry Holcomb (announcer). 27:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72864. The Camel Caravan. March 14, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The broadcast originates from the Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh. The first tune is, "Lady Be Good." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Harry Holcomb (announcer), Martha Tilton (vocal), Johnny Mercer, Lionel Hampton (vibes), Jess Stacy (piano), Buddy Schutz (drums), Vernon Brown (trombone), Jerry Jerome (tenor sax), Ziggy Elman (trumpet). 27:06. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

72430. The Camel Caravan. March 21, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco (Camels commercials deleted). The program originates from the Earl Theatre, Washington, D. C. The first tune is, "Gypsy Love Song." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Martha Tilton (vocal), Johnny Mercer, Jess Stacy (piano), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Buddy Schultz (drums), Harry Holcomb (announcer). 22:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

9108. The Camel Caravan. March 28, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels. The broadcast originates from The Palace Theatre, Akron, Ohio. The first tune is, "Clap Your Hands. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Johnny Mercer, Jess Stacy (pinao), Lionel Hampton (drums), Martha Tilton (vocal). 25:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72865. The Camel Caravan. April 4, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The broadcast originates from New York City. The first tune is, "Louise." Benny plugs his new book, "The Kingdom Of Swing." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Martha Tilton (vocal), Johnny Mercer, The Quintones, Lionel Hampton (vibes), Jess Stacy (piano), Buddy Schutz (drums), Harry Holcomb (announcer). 27:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72866. The Camel Caravan. April 11, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The broadcast originates from New York City. The first tune is, "Honeysuckle Rose." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Harry Holcomb (announcer), Johnny Mercer, Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Martha Tilton (vocal), Jerry Jerome (tenor sax), Lionel Hampton (drums), Albert Ammons (piano), Meade Lux Lewis (piano). 26:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

60603. The Camel Caravan. April 18, 1939. CBS net. The broadcast originates from the Jefferson County Armory, Louisville. The first tune heard is, "Rose Of Washington Square." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Johnny Mercer, Jess Stacy (piano), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Buddy Schutz (drums). 16:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

9106. The Camel Caravan. April 25, 1939. CBS net. The broadcast originates from the Tobacco Warehouse, Asheville, North Carolina. The first tune is, "Night Must Fall." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Johnny Mercer, Martha Tilton (vocal), Jess Stacy (piano), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Buddy Schutz (drums). 25:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72867. The Camel Caravan. May 2, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The broadcast originates from Chicago. The first tune is, "Jumpin' At The Woodside." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Johnny Mercer, Lionel Hampton (vibes), Jess Stacy (piano), Gene Krupa (drums: no air credit is given, but his technique is recognizable), Harry Holcomb (announcer). 27:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72868. The Camel Caravan. May 9, 1939. CBS net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The program originates from the Fox Theatre, St. Louis. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Johnny Mercer, Martha Tilton (vocal), George Rose (guitar), Artie Bernstein (bass), Lionel Hampton (vibes, brushes), Jerry Jerome (alto sax), Jess Stacy (piano), Harry Holcomb (announcer). 26:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72856. The Camel Caravan. September 2, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The broadcast originates from the Michigan State Fair, Detroit. The first tune is, "If I Could Be With You." Hampton translates "jive talk." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Louise Tobin (vocal), Bert Parks (announcer), Charlie Christian (guitar), Lionel Hampton, Toots Mondello, Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Chris Griffin (trumpet), Jim Maxwell (trumpet), Fletcher Henderson (piano). 28:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81372. The Camel Caravan. September 5, 1939. Bob Crosby and His Orchestra play, "High Society." The title of the program is subject to correction. Johnny Mercer, Bob Crosby and His Orchestra. 3:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

72857. The Camel Caravan. September 9, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The broadcast originates from Radio City, New York. The first tune is, "The Spring Song." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Bert Parks (announcer), Louise Tobin (vocal), Toots Mondello (sax), Chris Griffin (trumpet), Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Charlie Christian (guitar), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Artie Bernstein (bass), Nick Fatool (drums). 30:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72858. The Camel Caravan. October 14, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The program originates from New York. The first tune is, "Pic-A-Rib." Guest Louis Armstrong plays, "Ain't Misbehanin'" and "Shadrach." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Ted Pearson (announcer), Lionel Hampton (electric vibes), Charlie Christian (electric guitar), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Artie Bernstein (bass), Nick Fatool (drums), The Lyn Murray Chorus, Louise Tobin (vocal), Louis Armstrong, George Bryan (announcer). 28:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72859. The Camel Caravan. October 28, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The program originates from New York. The first tune is, "Back Home In Indiana." Mildred Bailey becomes a regular on the show. She sings, "My Last Goodbye" and "Lover, Come Back To Me." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Ted Pearson (announcer), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Charlie Christian (guitar), Artie Bernstein (bass), Nick Fatool (drums), Mildred Bailey, Toots Mondello (sax), Ziggy Elman (trumpet). 29:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72860. The Camel Caravan. November 4, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels. The program originates from New York. The first tune is, "Down By The Old Mill Stream." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Ted Pearson (announcer), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Charlie Christian (guitar), Artie Bernstein (bass), Nick Fatool (drums, Mildred Bailey (vocal), George Bryan (commercial spokesman), Toots Mondello (sax), Ziggy Elman (trumpet). 27:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72861. The Camel Caravan. November 18, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels. The program originates from New York. The first tune is, "Scatterbrain." The announcer mentions that Benny is to star in the show, "Swingin' The Dream." Despite the show also featuring Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats, the show opened November 29, 1939 and folded after thirteen performances. The broadcast features an extended version of, "Sing, Sing, Sing." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Ted Pearson (announcer), Lionel Hampton (drums), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Charlie Christian (guitar), Artie Bernstein (bass), Nick Fatool (drums), Mildred Bailey (voal). 27:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

73721. The Camel Caravan. April 6, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. A band remote from The Empire Theatre, Syracuse. The first tune is, "I've Got My Eyes On You." Mildred sings, "I'll Never Be The Same" and "Tuxedo Junction." Bob Crosby and His Orchestra, Harry Holcomb (announcer), Mildred Bailey, Irving Fazola (clarinet). 29:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

73722. The Camel Caravan. November 28, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Camels, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. The program originates from San Francisco. The first tune is, "Sweet Georgia Brown." Johnny Desmond is credited as being one of "The Bob-O-Links." A good show! Bob Crosby and His Orchestra, Bill Goodwin (announcer), Bonnie King (vocal), The Bob-O-Links, Matty Matlock, Johnny Desmond, Muggsy Spanier. 29:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77701. The Camel Caravan. December 21, 1945. Program #Christmas #19. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. This program is also known (by the AFRS) as, "Christmas Program #19." Jeri Sullivan sings, "Good, Good, Good." This program is possibly assembled from a previous Christmas program, as the logistics of pressing records from December 21st broadcasts in time for a Christmas Day broadcast seems beyond 1945 capabilities. Garry's monologue is based on the song, "White Christmas." Jimmy and Garry are working at "The Moore-Durante Zoo," where they start a search for a six-legged octopus. Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Howard Petrie (announcer), Barbara Jo Allen, Jeri Sullivan, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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