The Chevrolet Program

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.


47630. The Chevrolet Program. March 31, 1933. Red net. Sponsored by: Chevrolet (free car contest). Jack reports the latest news (similar to Fred Allen's Town Hall bulletins). The cast does its version of, "She Done Him Wrong," called, "She Done Him Right." Mary sings, "The Grass Is Getting Greener All The Time." This is "National Drive-A-Chevrolet Month." Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, James Melton, Ralph Ashe, Frank Black and His Orchestra, Howard Claney (announcer), Blanche Stewart. 29:34. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

50881. The Chevrolet Program. April 21, 1933. Red net. Sponsored by: Chevrolet ("Drive A Chevrolet" contest). News Of The Week. Guest Edward G. Robinson does a brief comedy dialogue with Jack. James Melton sings, "L'amour Toujours L'amour." The cast does a skit called, "Why Gals Leave Home." An announcement is made that Mary will sing, "It's Great To Be Alive," but she doesn't sing a note! Jack Benny, Frank Black and His Orchestra, Mary Livingstone, Howard Claney (announcer), Edward G. Robinson, James Melton, Blanche Stewart. 29:28. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

50882. The Chevrolet Program. June 2, 1933. Red net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Chevrolet. News Of The Week. The cast continues a murder mystery, "Who Killed Mr. X?" Sherlock Holmes is called on to solve the case! Holmes and Vatson (a Jewish stereotype) travel to the new Empire State building where they do battle with King Kong! "The Shadow" (Ralph Ashe) also appears briefly! Mary sings,"In A Little Second Hand Store." James Melton sings, "Frasquita Serenade." Jack Benny, Howard Claney (announcer), Frank Black and His Orchestra, Mary Livingstone, James Melton, Ralph Ashe, Sam Hearn. 29:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

50883. The Chevrolet Program. June 9, 1933. Red net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Chevrolet. News Of The Week. Jack describes the Schmeling-Baer prize fight. James Melton sings, "Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life." "Who Killed Mr. X" is continued. Sherlock Holmes works on the case and "The Shadow" (Ralph Ashe) appears. Mary sings, "It's Great To Be Alive." Jack Benny, Howard Claney (announcer), Frank Black and His Orchestra, James Melton, Mary Livingstone, Ralph Ashe, Sam Hearn. 29:36. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

47631. The Chevrolet Program. June 23, 1933. Red net. Sponsored by: Chevrolet. "Every minute night and day, somebody is buying a Chevrolet." It's Mary's birthday and many celebrities attend her party (all of them imitated by Johnny Woods). One of those mentioned and imitated is Fred Allen, making this the earliest documented start of the famous "feud." James Melton sings, "Roses Of Picardy." The last show of the season. Jack Benny, Frank Black and His Orchestra, Mary Livingstone, James Melton, Howard Claney (announcer), Johnny Woods, Blanche Stewart. 29:34. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

47632. The Chevrolet Program. December 10, 1933. Red net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Chevrolet. The cast does, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Jack gets into a feud with Frank Black. Jack Benny, Frank Black and His Orchestra, Alois Havrilla (announcer), Mary Livingstone, Frank Parker, Brad Barker (dog sounds), Marie Dressler (guest, as "Little Eva"), Blanche Stewart. 29:37. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

12996. The Chevrolet Program. February 11, 1934. Red net. Sponsored by: Chevrolet. The cast does its version of "Little Women" is called, "Miniature Women." Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Frank Black and His Orchestra, Frank Parker, Alois Havrilla (announcer), Mary Kelly, Blanche Stewart. 21 minutes. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

12997. The Chevrolet Program. February 18, 1934. Red net. Sponsored by: Chevrolet. The cast does, "The Green Room Murder Mystery." Mary is announced as being in Miami and does not appear. Jack Benny, Frank Parker, Frank Black and His Orchestra, Alois Havrilla (announcer), Harry Baldwin, Mary Kelly, Blanche Stewart. 20 minutes. Audio condition: Fair. Incomplete.

52523. The Chevrolet Program. February 25, 1934. Red net. Sponsored by: Chevrolet. Jack recalls his previous career as a floorwalker in a department store in Omaha, Nebraska! Jack Benny, Frank Parker, Frank Black and His Orchestra, Alois Havrilla (announcer), Mary Livingstone, Harry Baldwin, Sam Hearn, Mary Kelly, Blanche Stewart. 15:13. Audio condition: Good. Excerpts.

47635. The Chevrolet Program. March 4, 1934. Red net. Sponsored by: Chevrolet. Jack and Frank Black plan to fight a duel in a graveyard. Mary returns to the program. Most of the music has been deleted. Jack Benny, Frank Black and His Orchestra, Alois Havrilla (announcer), Frank Parker, Mary Livingstone, Harry Baldwin. 18:36. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

52522. The Chevrolet Program. March 11, 1934. Red net. Sponsored by: Chevrolet. Jack has to spend a night alone in a haunted house. Most of the music has been deleted. Jack Benny, Alois Havrilla (announcer), Frank Black and His Orchestra, Mary Livingstone, Frank Parker, Sam Hearn, Blanche Stewart. 19:15. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

47636. The Chevrolet Program. March 18, 1934. Red net. Sponsored by: Chevrolet. Jack's been taken to an insane asylum. The cast does an Arizona western in which "Coyote Jack" goes after "Rattlesnake Black." Most of the music has been deleted. Jack Benny, Frank Black and His Orchestra, Alois Havrilla (announcer), Mary Livingstone, Frank Parker, Harry Baldwin (doubles), Brad Barker (plays five different roles and a horse!). 20:50. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

47637. The Chevrolet Program. April 1, 1934. Red net. Sponsored by: Chevrolet. The cast does a blackout drama titled, "The Eternal Triangle." This is the last Jack Benny show sponsored by Chevrolet, the last show with Frank Black and His Orchestra and the last show with announcer Alois Havrilla. Eddie Cantor makes a cameo appearance. Most of the program's music has been deleted. Jack Benny, Alois Havrilla (announcer), Mary Livingstone, Frank Black and His Orchestra, Frank Parker, Eddie Cantor, Blanche Stewart. 19:55. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

73343. The Chevrolet Program. June 6, 1937. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. Sponsored by: Chevrolet, Bulova (local). The first selection is, "The Second Hungarian Rhapsody." Marion Claire sings, "Siboney." David Rubinoff and His Orchestra, Marion Claire, Bob Sherwood (announcer), Walter Cassel (baritone). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 14 programs.