The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street

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.


77726. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. February 11, 1940. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first show of the series. The first tune is, "Muskrat Ramble." Gene Hamilton (announcer), Paul Lavalle (conductor), The Henry Levine Octet, Dinah Shore, Zutty Singleton. 29:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

615. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. May 5, 1940. Blue Network. Sustaining. 4:30 P.M. The first tune is, "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street." Gene Hamilton (host), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet, Benny Carter, Milton Cross (announcer), Charles Edward Smith (co-author of "Jazz Men"), Lou Bode. 29:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

616. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. June 23, 1940. Blue Network. Sustaining. 4:30 P.M. The first tune is, "The Twelfth Street Rag." The Henry Levine Octet, Bobby Hackett, Sharon Peeze (commentator: piano editor of "Downbeat"), Milton Cross (announcer), Gene Hamilton (host), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra. 29:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

617. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. July 14, 1940. Blue Network. Sustaining. 4:30 P.M. The first tune is, "Eccentric." Jelly Roll plays, "Whinin' Boy" and "The King Porter Stomp." Jelly Roll Morton, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milton Cross (announcer), The Henry Levine Octet, Dinah Shore, Gene Hamilton (host). 29:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

618. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. August 4, 1940. Blue Network. Sustaining. 4:30 P.M. The first tune is, "Mighty 'Lak The Blues." Dinah Shore, Gene Hamilton (host), The Henry Levine Octet, Leadbelly, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Joseph Kahn (piano), Milton Cross (announcer). 28:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

619. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. August 18, 1940. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first fifteen minutes of the program only. The date is subject to correction. Gene Hamilton (host), The Henry Levine Octet, Joe Turner, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Pete Johnson. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

620. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. August 19, 1940. Blue Network. Sustaining. 9:00 P.M. The first tune is, "My Gal Sal." The date is subject to correction. The Henry Levine Octet, The Lionel Hampton Quartet, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milton Cross (announcer), Al Philburn (trombone), Alfie Evans (clarinet), Martin Hellman (commentator, Captain of a New York City garbage scow), Dinah Shore, Gene Hamilton (host). 28:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

621. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. October 7, 1940. Blue Network. Sustaining. 9:35 P.M. The program originates from the Cafe Society, New York City. The first tune is, "I've Got Rhythm." The Henry Levine Octet, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Teddy Wilson and His Trio, Milton Cross (announcer), Irving Kolodin (music critic of the New York Sun," commentator), Gene Hamilton (host), Hazel Scott. 23:55. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

622. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. October 21, 1940. Blue Network. Sustaining. 9:35 P.M. The first tune is, "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans." The program leaves the air until November 11, 1940. Jack Teagarden, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milton Cross (announcer), Charles Edward Smith (co-author of "Jazz Men"), Charlie Teagarden, Gene Hamilton (host), The Henry Levine Octet. 24:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

623. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. January 6, 1941. Blue Network. Sustaining. 9:35 P.M. The first tune is, "Swinging At The Seance." Gene Hamilton (host), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet, The Joe Sullivan Quartet, Eddie Condon, Pee Wee Russell, Dolores O'Neill, Milton Cross (announcer), Davey Tough, Ralph Barton (commentator). 24:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

624. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. February 17, 1941. Blue Network. Sustaining. 9:35 P.M. The first tune is, "Soft Winds." The Henry Levine Octet, The Joe Marsala Quartet, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Will Scott (commentator), Gene Hamilton (host), Dolores O'Neill, Adele Girard (vocal). 24:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

625. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. May 12, 1941. Blue Network. Sustaining. 9:00 P.M. The first tune is, "The Pied Piper Of Harlem." Gene Hamilton (host), Harry James, The Henry Levine Octet, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Loulie Jean (vocal), Will Scott (commentator), Abe Rinds (of The NBC Symphony). 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

626. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. May 19, 1941. Blue Network. Sustaining. The last fifteen minutes of the program only. Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Gene Hamilton (host), The Henry Levine Octet, Ray McKinley (vocal), Will Bradley and His Orchestra. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

627. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. May 26, 1941. Blue Network. Sustaining. 9:00 P.M. The first tune is, "In The Hall Of The Mountain King." Alfie Evans (clarinet), Rudy Adler (tenor sax), Loulie Jean (vocal), Gene Hamilton (host), The Henry Levine Octet, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Will Scott (intermission commentator), Earl Fatha Hines, Milton Cross (announcer). 28:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104874. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. June 23, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is introduced as, "Black Eyes" (it's really "Dark Eyes"). Gene Hamilton (m.c.), The Henry Levine Octet, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Will S. Scott (guest commentator from Princeton), The Charles Magnante Accordion Quartet. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104875. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. June 30, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Ida." Don't miss, "The Bullfrog and The Robin" (duet for contrabassoon and piccolo). Gene Hamilton (m.c.), The Henry Levine Octet, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Diane Courtney, Will S. Scott (humorous commentator), Abraham Reines (contrabassoon), Milton Kassell (? piccolo). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104872. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. July 7, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Flyin' Home. The opening seconds of the show is mostly inaudible due to microphone trouble. Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet, Diane Courtney (vocal), John Kirby, Charlie Shavers, Billy Kyle, O'Neill Spencer, Buster Bailey, Gene Hamilton (m.c.). 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104873. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. July 14, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. Acknowledging the microphone problem on last week's show, Gene Hamilton repeats last week's opening for those who couldn't hear it. The barbershop quartet consists of well-known radio announcers. Gene Hamilton (m.c.), The Henry Levine Octet, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Diane Courtney (vocal), The Tonsorial Twitterbugs Quartet, Ben Grauer, Harry Von Zell, George Hicks, Mark Hawley, Toots Mondello, Charles Tuchet (? pianest for the quartet). 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104870. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. July 21, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny." The last program with Gene Hamilton as emcee, to be replaced next week by Jack McCarthy. In-studio guests are 300 sailors from the U.S.S. Prairie State. Gene Hamilton (m.c.), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet, Diane Courtney, Jack McCarthy (m.c.), Erskine Hawkins. 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104871. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. July 28, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "The Kerry Dancers." Despite last week's announcement, Gene Hamilton has returned as emcee. Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet, Diane Courtney (vocalist), Allen Prescott (guest humorist commentator), Art Tatum. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104868. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. August 4, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The second tune is, "The Hut-Sut Song" as played by "The Three Sweet Potato Bugs." See cat. #68535. Jack McCarthy (m.c.), The Henry Levine Octet, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Diane Courtney (vocal), The Three Sweet Potato Bugs. 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68535. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. August 4, 1941. Blue Network. Sustaining. "The Three Potato Bugs" (an ocarina trio) plays, "The Hut Sut Song." After the program, a Red net (KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck) recording of the start of a Raymond Clapper commentary. See cat. #104868. The Henry Levine Octet, Milton Cross (host), The Three Potato Bugs, Diane Courtney, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Raymond Clapper. 23:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

104869. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. August 11, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Amapola." Jack McCarthy (m.c.), The Henry Levine Octet, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Diane Courtney, Bert Schafter (piano), Samuel Chotzinoff (a humorous lecture about music). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104866. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. August 18, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Balling The Jack." The Ink Spots sing, "Pork Chops and Gravy" and "Do I Worry?" Jack McCarthy (m.c.), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet, Diane Courtney (vocal), The Ink Spots. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104867. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. August 25, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Magic Carpet." Jack McCarthy (m.c.), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet, Diane Courtney (vocal), The Loumel Morgan Trio, Dolly Dawn. 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104864. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. September 1, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "The Original Dixieland One-Step." Jack McCarthy (m.c.), The Tune Toppers, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet, Diane Courtney. 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104865. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. September 8, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "The Overture To The Marriage Of Figaro." George Barnes (guitarist playing from Chicago), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet, Jack McCarthy (m.c.), Diane Courtney (vocal), Wyllis Cooper (a lecture about the effect of the program on people named "Eddie"). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104862. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. November 19, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Runnin' Wild." Ward Byron describes: "How To Get The Most Out Of Music." Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Stuff Smith Quintet, The Henry Levine Octet, Diane Courtney (vocal), Jack McCarthy (m.c.), Fred Jefferson (piano), Frank Clark (bass), George Jones (drums), Ward Byron. 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69053. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. November 26, 1941. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Blue Room." Edward Manson plays his own composition, "Fugetta For Basin Street" on the harmonica. The Henry Levine Octet (with one man missing), Edward Manson, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Jack McCarthy, Diane Courtney. 22:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

104863. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. December 17, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Everybody Step." Ward Byron lectures on, "How To Tune A Piano In Your Own Home." Jack McCarthy (m.c.), Sylvia Marlowe (harpsichord), Ward Byron, Diane Courtney (vocal), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68397. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. December 31, 1941. Blue net, KQV, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sustaining. The first tune heard is, "Bill." Blind pianist Glen Hurley plays, "Sleepy Time Gal." Ward Byron gives a talk on "How To Get The Most Out Of Music." The final 23:10 of the program only. A KQV station I. D. follows the program, then a Mutual net news summary is heard (from WCAE, Pittsburgh). The Japanese forces claim to be approaching Manila, and the fall of the city is expected. An attack on the Panama Canal is also expected. Following the news, the start of "Adventures In Melody" with David Rose and his Orchestra is heard. Glen Hurley, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milt Cassell (? bassoon), Ward Byron, Diane Courtney, Jack McCarthy (host), David Rose and His Orchestra. 28:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68738. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. January 21, 1942. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Panama." Ward Byron "lectures" on the flute, the talk is titled, "Gone With The Woodwind." Milton Cross (host), The Henry Levine Octet, The Jerry Borshard Quintet, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Diane Courtney, Ward Byron. 29:07. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

68768. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. January 28, 1942. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first tune is, "I Got Rhythm." Ward Byron lectures on "The Bass"...with the help of an Irish setter. Pacific news follows the program. Jack McCarthy (host), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Muggsy Spanier, Diane Courtney, The Henry Levine Octet, Ward Byron. 31:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

68767. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. February 4, 1942. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first selection is, "Ostrich Walk." Ward Byron lectures on "The Bass." Jack McCarthy (host), The David Harris Ensemble, The Henry Levine Octet, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Diane Courtney. 27:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68807. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. February 25, 1942. Blue net, KQV, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Dardenella." Jack McCarthy explains "Carmen." Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet, Mary Lou Howard (vocal), Dorothy Ross (boogie woogie piano), Milton Cross (host), Jack McCarthy, Alfred Evans (clarinet). 28:34. Audio condition: High fidelity. Apparently complete.

68813. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. March 4, 1942. NBC net. Sustaining. The first selection is, "Fidgety Feet." Jack McCarthy makes a passing reference to Milton Cross' historic blooper, "The A & G Pipsies." The show features a very well-done contra-bassoon and piccolo duet, "The Bullfrog and The Frog." Jack McCarthy explains, "Pagliacci." Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet, Milton Cross (host), Jack McCarthy, Milton Cassel, Abe Reinas (? of The NBC Symphony Orchestra), Mary Lou Howard, Nat Levine (drum solo). 25:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68778. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. April 1, 1942. Blue Network. Sustaining. Ed Sullivan makes an appeal on behalf of U.S. Savings Bonds. The first tune is, "Rampart Street Parade." Ed Sullivan, Milton Cross (host), Henry Scott (pianist-comedian), Hattie Richardson, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Henry Levine Octet, Jack McCarthy. 29:00. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

68699. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. May 13, 1942. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Everybody Step." Professor Zero Mostel lectures on ornithology. Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milton Cross (host), Mary Small, The Charles Marlowe Octet, Zero Mostel. 28:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

3635. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. June 10, 1942. Blue Network. Sustaining. The program closing has been deleted. Mary Small, Milton Cross, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Charles Marlowe Octet, Zero Mostel. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

68717. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. June 24, 1942. Blue net, KQV, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sustaining. The first tune heard is, "Everything I've Got Belongs To You." Zero Mostel does a very unfunny routine. The Charles Marlowe Octet plays, "Amapola." The last 14:48 of the program only. Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Zero Mostel, The Charles Marlowe Octet, Milton Cross (host), Kay Lorraine. 14:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68651. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. September 23, 1942. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree." Milton Cross (host), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Kay Lorraine, The Billy Moore Trio. 13:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

88544. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. 1943. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Volga Boatmen." The date is approximate. Ethel Waters is made to appear as a buffoon, but it's worth the wait to hear her sing, "Stormy Weather." A Jewish stereotype does comedy. Milton Cross (host), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Ethel Waters, Jimmy Blair, Herman York (oboe), Jack McCarthy (announcer). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69511. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. November 7, 1943. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Woodbury Soap. Louis Armstrong plays and sings, "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." Zero Mostel goes to Dr. Addlepate, a psychiatrist. Milton Cross (host), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Louis Armstrong, Zero Mostel, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra. 10:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

20554. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. November 14, 1943. Program #8. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Oh, You Beautiful Doll." The cast does "The Story Of Louella Parsons." The program is dedicated to the WAVES of the U.S.S. Hunter. AFRS program name: "Basin Street." The date is subject to correction. Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milton Cross (host), Oscar Levant, Louella Parsons, Dick Todd. 30:05. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

20555. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. November 28, 1943. Program #10. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Margie." AFRS program name: "Basin Street." The date is subject to correction. Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milton Cross (host), Alec Templeton, The Ink Spots, Lauritz Melchior. 30:03. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

69364. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. December 5, 1943. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Woodbury Soap. The first tune is, "I Found A New Baby." Art Tatum, Tiny Grimes and Slam Stewart play, "Sweet Georgia Brown" and a swinging "Sugar Foot Stomp." Garry Moore lectures on the subject, "Little Known Men Of Music." Dick Todd (vocal), Ernest Chappell (commercial spokesman), Art Tatum, Tiny Grimes (guitar), Slam Stewart (bass), Garry Moore, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milton Cross (host), Sammy Weiss (drums). 27:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

53194. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. January 16, 1944. Program #17. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Get Happy." Milton Cross (host), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Dick Todd, Leonard Feather, Jack Teagarden, Art Tatum, Al Casey, Coleman Hawkins, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Pettiford, Lulu McConnell (?), Sid Catlett, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20556. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. February 13, 1944. Program #21. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Who's Sorry Now?" Dick Todd, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milton Cross (host), Gertrude Niesen, Carmen Cavallaro, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 30:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

93597. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. February 20, 1944. Program #22. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Black Bottom." The date is subject to correction. Milton Cross (host), Howard Duff (AFRS announcer), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Ezio Pinza, Mary Lou Williams, Dick Todd. 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46879. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. March 5, 1944. Program #24. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Cherokee." The program is called "Oklahoma Night" and is dedicated to that state. Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson play, "Boogie Woogie Prayer." The date is subject to correction. Albert Ammons, Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts, Milton Cross, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Pete Johnson. 30:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

79931. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. May 7, 1944. Blue net, KQV, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Woodbury Complete Beauty Cream, Arrid, Diamond Opticians (local). The recording begins with a hot, "Anvil Chorus." Victor Borge tells the story of, "Carmen." The recording includes the start of "The Jimmy Fidler Show" following. Milton Cross (host), Victor Borge, Paul Lavalle (conductor), Sammy Weiss (drums), Dick Todd (baritone), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Jimmy Fidler. 29:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

105252. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. May 21, 1944. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Woodbury Beauty Cream. The first tune is, "She Didn't Say Yes." Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milton Cross (m.c.), Victor Borge, Evelyn Knight, Ernest Chappell (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104556. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. July 16, 1944. Program #43. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The 2nd tune is announced as, "Concerto For A Pair Of Gams" or "With Those Pins She Could Get A Job In A Bowling Alley." Instead, the band plays, "The Continental." Somebody plays a delightful trumpet solo during, "Lover Come Back To Me." After a not-so-funny comedy routine with Milton Cross, Marlene Dietrich sings (surprise!), "Lilly Marlene." She then plays, "Aloha-Oi" on a musical saw (which has got to be worth the price of admission)! AFRS program name: "Basin Street." Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milton Cross (host), Marlene Dietrich, Johnny Johnston (baritone). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12546. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. July 23, 1944. Program #44. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "You're The Tops." Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milton Cross (host), Lulu Bates, Vincent Lopez. 29:20. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

154. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. July 30, 1944. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The second tune is, "Manhattan." George Jessel, Johnny Johnston, Milton Cross (host), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

101569. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. August 6, 1944. Program #46. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Shine." Milton Cross (host), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, The Mills Brothers, Johnny Johnston (vocal). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28180. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. August 13, 1944. Program #47. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Barcelona Clambake." Johnny Johnston, June Havoc, Milton Cross, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Tony Mottola (vocal). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

9743. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. August 27, 1944. Program #49. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Anvil Chorus." Milton Cross (host), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Gertrude Niesen, Johnny Johnston. 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20557. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. September 3, 1944. Program #50. Blue Network. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Little Girl." Cab Calloway sings, "Foo A Little Ballyhoo." Cab Calloway, Dolores Gray, Johnny Johnston, Milton Cross, Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra. 30:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

100479. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. September 24, 1944. Program #53. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "How Am I To Know Blues." This is National Dog Week. Milton Cross (host), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Johnny Johnson (vocal), The Mullins Sisters, Peggy Mann. 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20558. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. September 2, 1950. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Gene Hamilton (host), Henry Levine, Jane Pickens, The Escortiers, Denny Vaughn. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

107056. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. September 30, 1950. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?" The last show of the season. Henry Levine and His Orchestra, Gene Hamilton (host), Fred Collins (announcer), Robert Adams (producer), Henry Gettel (producer), Jane Pickens, Skitch Henderson. 11:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

99452. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. April 12, 1952. NBC net. Sponsored by: Army recruiting. The first show of the 1952 NBC series. The first tune is, "High Society." Portland sings, "Sweet Marie," accompanied by Fred on the banjo. Fred also reads an Army Reserve recruiting announcement. A good show! Henry Levine and His Orchestra, Orson Bean (host), Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Dinah Shore (promotional announcement), Martha Lou Harp (vocal), Wayne Howell (announcer). 26:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

90549. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. April 19, 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. The first tune is, "That's A' Plenty." Bass trumpeter Fletch Philburn plays, "Fletch's Folly." Ralph does a comedy routine with Orson. Dagmar joins the fun with the usual jokes about her two...attributes. She also reads an original poem (didn't she have any talent besides that?). Martha Lou Harp forgets the words to, "The Birth Of The Blues." Orson mis-identifies the last tune twice (twice!) as, "At The Jazz Land Ball." Orson Bean (m. c.), Ralph Bellamy, Henry Levine and His Orchestra, Dagmar, Fletch Philburn, Martha Lou Harp, Wayne Howell (announcer), Art Baker (clarinet), Alan Klink (tenor sax), Robert Adams (director). 29:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90548. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. April 26, 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. The announcer mispronounces the name of the program during the opening announcement! The first tune is, "Darktown Strutter's Ball." Milton Berle tells jokes about television and writing songs. His fast pace leaves 'em laughing about every 10 seconds. He then sings his own composition, "Lucky, Lucky, Lucky Me." Milton Berle, Wayne Howell (announcer), Eddie Heywood, Henry Levine and His Orchestra, Martha Lou Harp, Robert Adams (producer, director), Welborn Kelly (writer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93899. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. July 19, 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. The last show of the series. The first tune is, "Riverboat Shuffle." Orson Bean (host), Erskine Hawkins, Buddy Johnson, Wendell Holmes (announcer), Illinois Jacquet, The Henry Levine Octet, Gordon MacRae (public service announcement), Martha Lou Hobb (?), Nat Levine, Frank Signorelli, Fred Silver, Art Baker, Johnny Smith, Harry Patton, Fletch Philburn (?), Al Clink, Robert Adams (producer, director), Welborn Kelly (writer). 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65503. The Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea." Phil Baker and Milton Cross play, "Take It Or Leave It" for $64 ("Take It Or Lose It"). The program has a comedy/variety format instead of traditional jazz. Phil also plays the accordion. Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra, Milton Cross (announcer), Howard Duff (AFRS announcer), Dick Todd (vocal), Phil Baker. 30:34. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

Report contains 67 programs.