The Cresta Blanca Carnival

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.


18163. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. January 13, 1943. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca Wine. The first tune is, "All The Things You Are." The cast does, "2043," a radio picture of the world one-hundred-years in the future. Arnold Moss, The Benny Goodman Sextet, Berry Kroeger, Brad Reynolds (tenor), Frank Gallop (announcer), George S. Kaufman (m. c.), House Jameson, Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Olga Quello (Brazilian folksinger), Oscar Levant (m. c), Stefan Schnabel, Norman Corwin (writer), Arthur Daly (director). 44:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

108144. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. January 20, 1943. Mutual net, WCAE, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca wine. The first tune is, "The Girlfriend." Oscar and George do a comedy routine about contemporary politics, and then introduce Jamilla Novatna, who sings, "The Drinking Song," from "La Traviata." Oscar plays, "Child Prodigy," written by Morton Gould. Monty Woolley does a sketch called, "A Connecticut Character." Monty plays a Woolley-ish curmudgeon who doesn't quite get the idea that there's a war on. The first 39:20 of the program. Oscar Levant (m.c.), Monty Woolley, Morton Gould and His Orchestra, George S. Kaufman (m.c.), Frank Gallop (announcer), Jamilla Novatna, Brad Reynolds (tenor), Bud Pearson (writer), Les White (writer), Betty Garde, Irene Hubbard, Cameron Andrews, Skip Homeier. 39:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

76102. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. March 3, 1943. Mutual net, WCAE, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca Wine. Zero is up a tree! As "Ulysses," he sings a song (written by Harold Rome) explaining ration stamps. The orchestra plays, "Temptation" and "The National Emblem March." The program is referred to as, "The Carnival On The Green." Zero Mostel, Frank Gallop (announcer), Brad Reynolds (tenor), Harold Rome (composer), Ilka Chase (referred to only as "Ilka"), Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Kathryn Grayson (briefly). 21:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

110769. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. July 7, 1943. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca Wine (commercials partially deleted). The first tune is, "Dardenella." Jose Iturbi plays, for the first time, "Boogie Woogie Etude," written by Morton Gould. The program ends with an elaborate arrangement of, "Beyond The Blue Horizon," that has steam locomotives chugging out of your speaker and into your living room. Frank Gallop (host), Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Joan Brooks, Jose Iturbi, Eric Hatch (announcer). 27:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

27518. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. October 6, 1943. Program #4. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "This is the Army, Mr. Jones." AFRS program name: "Carnival Of Music." Alec Templeton, Frank Gallop (announcer), Morton Gould and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

40015. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. November 24, 1943. Program #11. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first selection is, "Alexander's Ragtime Band." Alec sings "Figaro" as Cab Calloway might do it...very clever! AFRS program name: "Carnival Of Music." Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Alec Templeton, Frank Gallop (announcer). 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104550. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. December 22, 1943. Program #15. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "A New Sun In The Sky." Alec plays his own composition, "Ghost Rhapsody." Alec does a funny impression of what radio audiences heard before public address systems were used. AFRS program name: "Carnival Of Music." Alec Templeton, Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (announcer), Bill Craigo (announcer from New York City), Howard Duff (AFRS announcer), Monica Lewis (guest). 28:52. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

12525. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. February 2, 1944. Program #21. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Navy Unit #16. The first selection is, "Aurora." AFRS program name: "Carnival Of Music." Frank Gallop (host), Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Alec Templeton, Dorothy Shay. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

44512. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. February 9, 1944. Program #22. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Mimi." Alec Templeton stages, "Mairsy Dotes" as a symphonic commercial! AFRS program name: "Carnival Of Music." Alec Templeton, Dorothy Shay, Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (announcer). 30:04. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

40016. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. March 8, 1944. Program #26. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first selection is a traditional Irish jig. Alec does an, "Improjivation." AFRS program name: "Carnival Of Music." Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Alec Templeton, Frank Gallop (announcer), Dorothy Shay. 30:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79270. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. April 12, 1944. CBS net. Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca Wine. The first tune is, "April Showers." The program originates from New York City, but Alec Templeton plays from Texas (KRLD, Dallas origination). He plays an ad-lib composition based on four tunes selected at random by the audience. Remarkable! Frank Gallop waxes most eloquently when describing the Cresta Blanca vineyards. Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Dorothy Shay, Alec Templeton, Frank Gallop (announcer), Jim Crocker (Dallas announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79279. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. April 19, 1944. CBS net. Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca Wine. The first tune is, "Singin' In The Rain." Alec does a "Swingphony" to "Honeysuckle Rose." Alec also plays, "Ludwig Van Beethoven Visits Tin Pan Alley." It's a very clever original idea. If Frank Gallop doesn't drive you to a glass of wine, you're on the wagon! Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Dorothy Shay, Alec Templeton, Frank Gallop (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

27519. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. May 17, 1944. Program #35. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Blow, Gabriel, Blow." AFRS program name: "Carnival Of Music." Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Alec Templeton, Frank Gallop (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

79280. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. May 24, 1944. CBS net. Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca Wine. The program may be dated May 23, 1944. The first selection is, "Hallelujah." Alec Templeton does a "Swingphony" to, "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart." He also does a very clever operatic version of, "Night and Day." This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #44513. Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Dorothy Shay, Alec Templeton, Frank Gallop (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

44513. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. May 24, 1944. Program #36. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first selection is, "Hallelujah." Alec Templeton does his "Swingphony" to, "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart." He also does a very clever operatic version of, "Night and Day." AFRS program name: "Carnival Of Music." The program may be dated May 23, 1944. See cat. #79280 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Alec Templeton, Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Frank Gallop (announcer), Dorothy Shay. 30:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

79281. The Cresta Blanca Carnival. May 30, 1944. CBS net. Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca Wine. The first tune is, "I Got Rhythm." Alec steals from Tchaikovsky for, "Eugene's Offagain." The last show of the series, to be replaced next week by, "The Doctor Fights." Morton Gould and His Orchestra, Dorothy Shay, Alec Templeton, Frank Gallop (announcer). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 16 programs.