The Fitch Bandwagon

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.


100482. The Fitch Bandwagon. April 9, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo (commercials deleted). The first tune is, "You're A Sweet Little Headache." Johnny plays (and sings) his first composition, "Now That You're Gone I'm Blue" (written when he was 15). He also plays his own tune, "Body and Soul." Johnny describes his two cocker spaniels, "Pepe" and "Blackie." Johnny Green and His Orchestra, Henry M. Nealy (host), Jimmy Farrell (vocal), Jack Costello (announcer), Johnny Roventini (calls for "Fitch Shampoo"!), Luanne (? vocal), Betty Furness (Johnny's wife, takes a bow but isn't heard). 27:22. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

88387. The Fitch Bandwagon. June 4, 1939. NBC net. Commercials deleted. The program is referred to as, "The Fitch Summer Bandwagon." The first show of the summer series. The first tune is, "Somebody Nobody Knows." Jack gets a booking at the Chicago Theatre (from Balaban and Katz) while the show is on the air. Garry Moore (host, billed as "Garry Morfit"), Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra, Fort Pearson (announcer), Linda Keen (vocal), Charlie Spivak (trumpet). 24:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

100483. The Fitch Bandwagon. April 14, 1940. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. The first tune is, "Little Girl." The date is subject to correction. Jack Costello's first commercial is a textbook study of commercial announcing. After the second commercial, you really want to buy Fitch Shampoo! Jack has perfect diction, timing and emphasis (despite a minor blooper). The orchestra plays a swinging arrangement of, "Tuxedo Junction" in a slower tempo than Miller would play it. The system cue has been deleted. Johnny Green and His Orchestra, Henry M. Nealy (host), Jack Costello (announcer), Johnny Roventini (commercial spokesman for Fitch Shampoo!), Jack Smith (identified as a vocalist, but he may be imitated), Carol Horton (vocal), Wes Hines (trombone), Jimmy Lytell (clarinet), Dude Skiles (trumpet). 30:27. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

68520. The Fitch Bandwagon. September 28, 1941. Red net. The program originates from The Blue Room of The Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. Barney Rapp and His Orchestra, Tobe Reed (announcer). 6:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

69171. The Fitch Bandwagon. October 26, 1941. NBC net. The first tune heard is, "Clarinet A La King." "You and I" is played by The Benny Goodman Quartet. The earliest known remote by Benny from The Hotel New Yorker. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Tobe Reed (host), The Benny Goodman Quartet. 10:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

69167. The Fitch Bandwagon. November 2, 1941. Red net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Fitch Hair Tonic. The program features, "What does a band leader dream of at night?" It's an interesting comedy skit. The recording includes the start of, "The Charlie McCarthy Show." Edgar Bergen, Buddy Twiss (announcer), Tommy Tucker and His Orchestra, Tobe Reed (host), Ray Noble. 7:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68617. The Fitch Bandwagon. November 16, 1941. Red net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. The first tune is, "Concerto For Two" (which sounds exactly like, "Tonight We Live"). A "Fitch Bandwagon Special": "Pushing Along." Ralph Young (vocal), Les Brown and His Orchestra, Tobe Reed (announcer), Betty Bonnie. 10:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

47504. The Fitch Bandwagon. December 7, 1941. Red net. Sponsored by: Fitch's Shampoo, Fitch's Quinoil. Red Net Pearl Harbor Coverage. Part 13. 7:30 to 8:00 P. M. The first tune is, "The Piano Concerto In B Flat" (arranged for triple-tonguing trumpets!), interrupted for a bulletin: San Francisco is now in a state of emergency (30 seconds). News bulletin at 7:52: 104 dead, over 300 dead on Oahu (25 seconds). Charles Goodwin (vocal), Donna Wood and Her Don Juans, Dresser Dahlstead (announcer), Frankie Carle, Fred Lowery, Horace Heidt and His Orchestra, Larry Cotton (vocal), Tobe Reed (announcer). 29:22. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

69123. The Fitch Bandwagon. March 1, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. The first tune heard is, "Blues In The Night." The band also plays its theme song," Fire Dance," in its entirety. Shep Fields and His Orchestra, Tobe Reed (host), Jack Costello (announcer). 9:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

20601. The Fitch Bandwagon. March 8, 1942. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. One commercial and a few seconds have been deleted from the program. The first tune is, "On Wisconsin." Jack Costello (announcer), The Goldman Band, Tobe Reed (announcer). 29:33. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

69017. The Fitch Bandwagon. October 4, 1942. NBC net. The first tune is, "I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo." Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Sully Mason (vocal), Tobe Reed (announcer). 4:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

69005. The Fitch Bandwagon. October 18, 1942. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Beechies (local). The first tune is, "I Met Her On Monday." Tobe Reed (anouncer), Eddie Stone, Glenn Hughes, Freddy Martin and His Orchestra, Jack Fina (piano). 17:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

5556. The Fitch Bandwagon. December 20, 1942. Program #8. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Abraham." Seventeen-year-old Mel Torme is introduced as, "Mel Tornay." Tobe Reed (host), Chico Marx and His Orchestra, Mel Torme, Skip Nelson, Ben Pollack, Kim Kimberly, Del Sharbutt (AFRS announcer). 29:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

108149. The Fitch Bandwagon. January 31, 1943. Red net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. The first tune heard is, "Goodnight, Little Angel." The program is interrupted for a news bulletin about President Roosevelt arriving in Washington, D.C. after his meeting at Casablanca. After the program, the start of, "The Charlie McCarthy Show" is heard. Russ Morgan and His Orchestra, Tobe Reed (announcer), Don Ameche, The Sportsmen, Dale Evans, Ray Noble and His Orchestra. 19:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

62926. The Fitch Bandwagon. April 18, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Ideal Hair Tonic. A circus program from Madison Square Garden, New York City. The first tune is, "Ringling Brothers Grand Entry." The program features interviews with Beverly Kelly (circus press agent), F.W. Fitch (president of the sponsor's company) and Fred Bradna (equestrian director who's been with the circus forty-three years, since 1900)! Don't miss the start of the Fitch jingle played on a calliope. Tobe Reed (host), Ben Grauer (announcer), The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Band, Merle Evans (conductor), Beverly Kelly, F. W. Fitch, Fred Bradna. 29:35. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

952. The Fitch Bandwagon. June 13, 1943. Program #33. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Down Under." AFRS program name: "The Bandwagon." A look into the future, to 1961. Tobe Reed (nouncer), Billie Rogers (vocal), Woody Herman and His Orchestra, Anita O'Day (vocal). . Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

20602. The Fitch Bandwagon. September 5, 1943. Program #47. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. AFRS program name: "Bandwagon." The first tune is, "Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?" The date is subject to correction. Freddy Martin and His Orchestra, Tom Reddy (host), Mack Gordon (guest composer), Gene Conklin (vocal), Tommy Randall (vocal), Kay Kyser and His Orchestra (music fill). 30:06. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

20603. The Fitch Bandwagon. September 26, 1943. Program #50. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Victory Polka." Alvino Rey is billed as "The Wizard of the Guitar" and the "Eighth Wonder Of The World." Rey plays "Stringy," the electric guitar that talks! "Stringy" sounds like a "Sono-Vox," and is a very clever idea. AFRS program name: "Bandwagon." Alvino Rey and His Orchestra, Peggy McCall (vocal), Bob McReynolds (vocal). 15:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20604. The Fitch Bandwagon. October 3, 1943. Program #51. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "My Blue Heaven" (briefly) and "Yes Sir, That's My Baby." The program features many of the hits written by guest Walter Donaldson. AFRS program name: "Bandwagon." Freddy Martin and His Orchestra, Gene Conklin (vocal), Walter Donaldson, Tom Reddy (host). 14:53. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

50841. The Fitch Bandwagon. November 7, 1943. Program #9A. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "I Don't Want To Get Well." AFRS program name: "The Bandwagon." Possibly program #49. The date is approximate. Georgia Carroll, Harry Babbitt, Merwyn Bogue, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Sully Mason (vocal). 15:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69370. The Fitch Bandwagon. November 21, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. The first tune by "The Pagliacci Of The Piano" is, "The Victory Polka." Ginny Simms sings, "No Love, No Nothing" and tells her life story. Tom Reddy (host), Joe Reichman and His Orchestra, Larry Keating (announcer), Penny Lee (vocal), Ray Cheryl (? vocal, possibly Ray Foster), Ginny Simms. 23:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

20605. The Fitch Bandwagon. December 26, 1943. Program #76. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "In My Arms." AFRS program name: "Bandwagon." Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, Connie Haines (vocal), Red Dorris (vocal), Tom Reddy (host). 14:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47764. The Fitch Bandwagon. 1944. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "I Get A Kick Out Of You." Dick Powell hosts and also sings. AFRS program name: "The Bandwagon." The date is approximate. Freddy Martin and His Orchestra, Glenn Hughes (vocal), Artie Wayne (vocal), The Martin Men (vocal), Dick Powell. 15:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20606. The Fitch Bandwagon. January 30, 1944. Program #86. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Put Your Arms Around Me." AFRS program name: "Bandwagon." Leo Reisman and His Orchestra, Tom Reddy (host), Bea Wain (vocal). 14:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10032. The Fitch Bandwagon. February 20, 1944. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "It had To Be You." Jan Savitt and His Orchestra, Alec Templeton, Tom Reddy (host). 14:45. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

20607. The Fitch Bandwagon. March 12, 1944. Program #92. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "There's A Rainbow In The Army." Hazel Scott plays and sings, "I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody." AFRS program name: "Bandwagon." Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra, Tom Reddy (host), Hazel Scott (vocal). 14:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20608. The Fitch Bandwagon. March 26, 1944. Program #94. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "San Fernando Valley." AFRS program name: "Bandwagon." Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra, Tom Reddy (host), Larry Adler, The Solidaires. 14:48. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

10031. The Fitch Bandwagon. April 2, 1944. Program #17(possibly #97). NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Kate sings, "God Bless America." AFRS program name: "The Bandwagon." Kate Smith, Jack Miller and His Orchestra. 14:47. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

79943. The Fitch Bandwagon. April 23, 1944. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch. The recording begins with a news bulletin at 7:30 P. M. A pool broadcast is heard from General MacArthur's headquarters on New Guinea. American forces have landed on Hollandia and other Dutch West Indies islands (3 minutes). The first tune is, "I Never Knew." Celeste Holm sings the song from Duffy's Tavern, "Leave Us Face It, We're In Love" (with a Brooklyn accent). The first 21:03 of the program only. Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Celeste Holm, Tom Reddy (host), Jack Costello (announcer), Bob Allen (vocal). 21:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

20609. The Fitch Bandwagon. May 7, 1944. Program #100. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A band remote from Gardner General Hospital, Chicago. AFRS program name: "Bandwagon." The first tune is, "Swanee." Eddy Howard and His Orchestra, The Hoosier Hot Shots, Tom Reddy (host). 15:06. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

2920. The Fitch Bandwagon. July 9, 1944. Program #109. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. AFRS program name: "The Bandwagon." The first tune is, "Holiday For Strings." Les Brown and His Orchestra, Tom Reddy (host), Jack Pepper (tells about traveling with Bob Hope's U.S.O. tour). 15:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20610. The Fitch Bandwagon. January 7, 1945. Program #135. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A band remote from the Hollywood Palladium. AFRS program name: "Bandwagon." The date is subject to correction. The first tune is, "Who?" Gene Krupa and His Orchestra, Buddy Stewart (vocal), Dick Powell (host). 15:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20611. The Fitch Bandwagon. January 21, 1945. Program #137. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The second tune is, "Evalina." AFRS program name: "Bandwagon." Horace Heidt and His Orchestra, Gene Walsh (vocal), Dick Powell (host), Mel Torme and The Meltones, The Sweet Swingsters, Perry Botkin. 15:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20612. The Fitch Bandwagon. February 11, 1945. Program #140. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Chicago. The first tune is, "Sleigh Ride In July." AFRS program name: "Bandwagon." The program may be dated January 14, 1945. Phil Harris and His Orchestra, Dick Powell (host), Jack Benny, Andy Devine. 15:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53211. The Fitch Bandwagon. February 25, 1945. Program #142. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Halloran General Hospital, New York City. The first tune is, "Poor Little Rhode Island." See cat. #105784 for a network, sponsored version of this program. Dick Powell (host), Guy Lombardo and The Royal Canadians, Jean Thais (vocal). 14:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105784. The Fitch Bandwagon. February 25, 1945. Red net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Fitch Shaving Cream. 7:30 P.M. The program originates from Halloran General Hospital, Staten Island, New York City. The first tune heard is, "I'll Be Loving You Always." This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #53211. Don Pardo is heard with news bulletins. Dick Powell, Guy Lombardo and The Royal Canadians, Jean Thais (vocal), Andy Devine, Don Pardo. 22:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

78435. The Fitch Bandwagon. March 11, 1945. Program #144. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Camp Shanks, New York The first tune is, "Somebody Stole My Gal." AFRS program name: "AFRS Bandwagon." Dick Powell (host, vocal), Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Jane Harvey (vocal), Jack Costello (announcer). 23:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

12556. The Fitch Bandwagon. March 25, 1945. Program #146. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Shoemaker, California. AFRS program name: "Bandwagon." The first tune is, "Little On The Lonely Side." Dick Powell, Gene Krupa, Andy Devine, Mel Torme. 15:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

10037. The Fitch Bandwagon. April 29, 1945. Program #151. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. AFRS program name: "The New Bandwagon." The program is also referred to as, "The New Fitch Bandwagon." Dick Powell (host), Carmen Cavallaro and His Orchestra, Janet Blair. 15:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

67970. The Fitch Bandwagon. May 27, 1945. Program #155. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Dick Powell starts the show with, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm." Phil Harris and His Orchestra play, "The Yankee Dollar" and "That's What I Like About The South." AFRS program name: "The New Bandwagon." The program is also referred to as, "The New Fitch Bandwagon." Dick Powell, Phil Harris and His Orchestra, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 15:00. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

102070. The Fitch Bandwagon. October 14, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. 7:30 P.M. Will Osborne and his orchestra play, "Take The 'A'Train" and "Blue Skies." The town of Dismal Seepage is mentioned. The first 20:45 only. Cass Daley, Larry Keating (announcer), Will Osborne and His Orchestra, John Brown, Dink Trout. 20:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

3550. The Fitch Bandwagon. October 21, 1945. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Fitch Hair Tonic. The program is also referred to as, "The New Fitch Bandwagon." Cass Daley, Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

100632. The Fitch Bandwagon. November 18, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. 7:30 P.M. Artie swings out with, "S'Wonderful," and "Night and Day." The first 14:17 only. Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, Cass Daley, Larry Keating (announcer), Dink Trout, Henry Russell (conductor). 14:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

108028. The Fitch Bandwagon. December 13, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. 7:30 P.M. The first tune heard is, "Paper Moon." Cass tries to sell her haunted house. Cass Daley, Freddy Martin and His Orchestra, Larry Keating (announcer). 13:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

103073. The Fitch Bandwagon. December 20, 1945. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. The first tune is a Christmas medley. Cass and Dink sing a duet to, "Let It Snow" (Dink almost says something off-color and the audience starts to titter). The program is also known as, "The Cass Daley Show." Cass Daley, Dink Trout, Henry Russell and His Orchestra, Larry Keating. 14:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

7974. The Fitch Bandwagon. 1946. A drama of the Mounties in the Frozen North. The program open and close have been deleted. The program is also known as, "The Cass Daley Show." Cass Daley, Bob Crosby. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

108029. The Fitch Bandwagon. January 13, 1946. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. The first tune is a medley that includes, "Stumblin'." Cass has a chat with the man-in-the-moon during a recitation of, "Did You Ever Get That Feeling In The Moonlight. The band plays a swinging, "Johnson Rag." NBC news bulletin: about a possible telephone company strike. Cass Daley, Russ Morgan and His Orchestra, Arthur Q. Bryan. 13:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

70448. The Fitch Bandwagon. January 20, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune by Cass is, "Straigten Up and Fly Right." Guest Basil Rathbone is having a society musicale. He takes time out to solve the case of Cass' missing earring. AFRS program name: "The Cass Daley Show." Cass Daley, Dink Trout, Henry Russell and His Orchestra, Larry Keating, Basil Rathbone, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 29:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91326. The Fitch Bandwagon. February 3, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. Cass has been made famous by Time Magazine, she was named "outstanding comedienne." The first tune is, "Chickeree Chick." Cass Daley, Pat O'Brien (guest), Larry Keating (announcer), Henry Russell and His Orchestra, Dink Trout. 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

44493. The Fitch Bandwagon. May 12, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Cass plans to return to her home town of Philadelphia. Guest Pat O'Brien plays a doctor, assisted by nurse Daley. Replacing AFRS Fred Allen #84. AFRS program name: The Cass Daley Show." Cass Daley, Dink Trout, Henry Russell and His Orchestra, John Brown, Larry Keating (announcer), Leo Cleary, Pat O'Brien. 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72916. The Fitch Bandwagon. May 19, 1946. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The cast does a western skit titled, "Six Weeks In The Saddle." The program is rebroadcast as part of "To The Rear March" (see cat. #5758). AFRS program name: "The Cass Daley Show." Cass Daley, Frank Nelson, Andy Devine, Jim Backus, Jack Little. 10 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

65876. The Fitch Bandwagon. July 10, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Fitch's Ideal Hair Tonic. An audition program, comedy show format. Phil tells little Alice and Phyllis the story of, "Jack and The Beanstalk." Alice sings, "They Say That Falling In Love Is Wonderful," and Goodnight, My Love." Phil sings, "Doin' What Comes Naturally." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Charles Lyon (announcer), Walter Scharf and His Orchestra. 30:58. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

110734. The Fitch Bandwagon. September 24, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. The first tune is, "Somebody Stole My Gal." Dick Powell (host), Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Andy Devine, Jane Harvey (vocal). . Audio condition: Unknown quality. Unknown Completeness

77779. The Fitch Bandwagon. October 20, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Fitch Hair Tonic. Phil sings, "If You're Ever Down In Texas, Look Me Up." Alice sings, "You Can't Have Everything." Alice hires an English tutor for the girls. Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Bill Forman (announcer), Joe Connelly (writer), Bob Mosher (writer), Paul Phillips (director), Elliott Lewis. 29:45. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

77780. The Fitch Bandwagon. November 10, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Fitch Hair Tonic. Phil sings, "They've Got An Awful Lot Of Coffee In Brazil." Is there a new movie contract for Alice? Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Scharf (composer, conductor), Joe Connelly (writer), Bob Mosher (writer), Paul Phillips (director), Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Bill Forman (announcer). 29:15. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

12910. The Fitch Bandwagon. December 8, 1946. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. Phil and Alice are invited to an evening musicale. A good example of their humor and some fine tunes. Alice Faye, Anne Whitfield, Bill Forman (announcer), Bob Mosher (writer), Elliott Lewis, Hans Conried, Jeanine Roos, Joe Connelly (writer), Myra Marsh, Paul Phillips (producer, director), Phil Harris, Walter Scharf. 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28548. The Fitch Bandwagon. March 9, 1947. NBC net. Commercials deleted. Jack Benny visits Phil to negotiate next year's contract. Jack also appeared on his own program this evening (see cat. #62755). Alice sings, "April Showers." A funny show. Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Tetley, Elliott Lewis, Bill Forman (announcer), Jack Benny, Joe Connelly (writer), Bob Mosher (writer), Paul Phillips (director). 27:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

110550. The Fitch Bandwagon. October 19, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo (Kaiser-Frazer contest). Phil has spent money recklessly after receiving one share of stock in Fitch Company. Phil has put the family house up for sale. A potential buyer shows up, but Alice thinks he's the plumber. Phil sings, "You've Hurt My Southern Pride." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Robert North, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Frank Nelson, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Paul Phillips (director). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110551. The Fitch Bandwagon. October 26, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo (Kaiser-Frazer contest). Mr. Fitch has read the article about Phil and Alice in True Story magazine. The description of Phil is so complimentary, that Mr. Fitch sends someone out to Hollywood to if the story is true. Phil sings, "Necessity." Alice sings, "They All Laughed." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliott Lewis, Robert North, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Robert North, Jeanine Roos, Walter Tetley, Anne Whitfield, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Paul Phillips (director), Porter Hall, Francis X. Bushman, Bob Jellison, Joe McGurk (?), Bill Forman (announcer). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110552. The Fitch Bandwagon. November 2, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo (Kaiser-Frazer contest). Phil and the band are playing tonight at Glendale High School. Phil sings, "Give Me That Old Time Religion." Alice sings, "Papa, Won't You Dance With Me." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Robert North, Jeanine Roos, Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Anne Whitfield, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Paul Phillips (director), Bill Forman (announcere), Gil Stratton. 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110553. The Fitch Bandwagon. November 9, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. It's the Harris' 7th anniversary, and Phil has forgotten to buy a gift for Alice. So he buys a modernist, abstract painting. Phil and Alice sing, "The Brooklyn Love Song." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Robert North, Jeanine Roos, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Anne Whitfield, Frank Nelson, Paul Phillips (director), Bill Forman (announcer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110554. The Fitch Bandwagon. November 16, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. Phil has gotten the kids a new dart set. Alice sings, "S' Wonderful." Phil sings, "Full Of Fun and Fancy Free." Phil and Alice try to get a building permit for a room over the garage. Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Elliott Lewis, Robert North, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Walter Tetley, Will Wright, Sandra Gould, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Paul Phillips (director). 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110555. The Fitch Bandwagon. November 23, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. Alice thinks Phil has been working too hard. Phil sings, "Pass That Peacepipe." Alice sings, "Just One Of Those Things." Alice tells Phil's doctor to throw a scare into him. Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Elliott Lewis, Robert North, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Walter Tetley, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Hans Conried, Paul Phillips (director). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110556. The Fitch Bandwagon. November 30, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. After Phil falls out of a tree, he's encouraged to take up crocheting. However, he winds up with an electric train set. Phil sings, "The Crawdad Song." Alice sings, "Out In My Stanley Steamer." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Elliott Lewis, Porter Hall, Wally Maher, Robert North, Frank Nelson, Paul Phillips (director), Ray Singer (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Dick Chevillat (writer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110557. The Fitch Bandwagon. December 7, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo (Alice Faye perfume premium). Phil and Alice are buying a dog for the kids. Which kind to buy? A cocker spaniel? A Mexican chihuahua? How about, "Monarch The Wonder Dog?" Phil sings, "Civilization." Alice sings, "If This Isn't Love." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Robert North, Mel Blanc, Ollie O'Toole, Paul Phillips (director), Bill Forman (announcer). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110562. The Fitch Bandwagon. December 14, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. "Mr. Fitch" sends Phil and Alice a wrapped Christmas present...a modest gift, indeed! Now, what shall the Harris' get for Mr. Fitch? Phil sings, "Pass That Peace Pipe," Alice sings, "The Best Things In Life Are Free." Francis X. Bushman, Bob Jellison, Hans Conried, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Paul Phillips (director), Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Robert North, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Bill Forman (announcer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53292. The Fitch Bandwagon. December 21, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. Phil sings, "Jingle Bells." Alice sings, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." When Phil offers to pay $10 for a Christmas Eve Santa Claus, guest Jack Benny shows up! A well-done Christmas show. Alice Faye, Anne Whitfield, Bill Forman (announcer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Elliott Lewis, Jack Benny, Jeanine Roos, Phil Harris, Ray Singer (writer), Robert North, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110564. The Fitch Bandwagon. December 28, 1947. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. When Mr. Fitch unexpectedly arrives in town, Phil invites him over for dinner. However, there's not a drop of food in the house! Phil sings, "The Preacher and The Bear." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Robert North, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Francis X. Bushman, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Paul Phillips (director), Bill Forman (announcer). 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110565. The Fitch Bandwagon. January 4, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. It's Phil's birthday today, but nobody seems to planning anything. Of course, there's a big secret party being planned. Phil sings, "I'm A Ding-Dong Daddy From Dumas." Alice sings, "Papa, Won't You Dance With Me." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Paul Phillips (director), Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Robert North, Bill Forman (announcer). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110558. The Fitch Bandwagon. January 11, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. Phil is going to Denver to be on a Jack Benny show in Denver. Alice hasn't been invited. Phil needs somebody to replace him on next week's Fitch program, who will it be? Phil sings, "How The Blues Were Born In New Orleans." Alice sings, "The Dickey Bird Song." The show makes fun of the name "Spangler Arlington Brough." That's the real name of the guest on next week's show, Robert Taylor! A good Phil-and-Alice show. Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Jeanine Roos, Robert North, Frank Nelson (who introduces himself as "Scrappy Lambert"). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110559. The Fitch Bandwagon. January 18, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. Robert Taylor has arrived to take Phil's place on the show while he's in Denver. Alice singing, "That's What I Like About The South," is worth the price of admission! Alice also sings, "You're The Tops." Phil is not on the program. Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Elliott Lewis, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Robert North, Robert Taylor (guest), Walter Tetley, Bill Forman (announcer), Wally Maher. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110560. The Fitch Bandwagon. January 25, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. Alice thinks Robert Taylor would be better on the show than Phil. Mr. Fitch is thinking of getting rid of Phil and replace him with Robert Taylor. Nobody seems to have missed Phil. Phil sings, "That's What I Like About The South." Alice sings, "The Gentleman Is A Dope." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Robert North, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Bill Forman (announcer), Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat, Francis X. Bushman, Paul Phillips (director), Bob Jellison, Hans Conried. 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110561. The Fitch Bandwagon. February 1, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. Alice's brother plans to move in with the Harris' until his apartment is renovated. Phil sings, "Loaded Pistols and Loaded Dice." Alice sings, "Shawny O'Shay." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Robert North, Paul Phillips (director), Bill Forman (announcer), Gale Gordon. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65788. The Fitch Bandwagon. April 25, 1948. NBC net. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. Phil sings, "If You're Ever Down In Texas, Look Me Up." Remley has become a sculptor to impress his new girlfriend. Phil is going to modelfor him. Alice sings, "Hooray For Love." Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Jeanine Roos, Elliott Lewis, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Walter Tetley, Bill Forman (announcer), Ollie O'Toole, Anne Whitfield, Betty Lou Gerson, Paul Phillips (director). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106401. The Fitch Bandwagon. NBC net, KDKA, Pittsburgh aircheck. The program originates from the U.S. Naval Training School Women's Reserve, New York City. Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra play, "The King Porter Stomp." The first 3:06 only. Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra. 3:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

Report contains 75 programs.