Chapter 2

Doris Day: The Les Brown Years – Non-Commercial Recordings (1940-1946)Doris Day Music CDs @ Amazon.com

The Les Brown Years – Non-Commercial Recordings (1940-1946)

Besides the recordings of Les Brown and his Band of Renown and Doris Day available through the Okeh and Columbia labels, there exists a wealth of recorded treasures from radio broadcasts, 16″ radio transcriptions, 10″ V-Discs, and Air Checks. Most of these recordings were produced by World Program Service (WPS). There are also live radio broadcasts and One Night Stands and Spotlight Bands broadcast by the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS).

Radio Broadcast from Glen Island casino, New Rochelle, NY Maybe, There I Go
25 October 1940

Radio Broadcast from Mike Todd’s Theatre Café, Chicago Morning On A Farm, Amapola
19 March 1941

AFRS – Spotlight Bands #324 Mayo General Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois – Embraceable You, San Fernando Valley
31 March 1944

WPS 6524 I Can’t Help It
World Broadcasting System, Inc 6525 A Kiss To Remember
A Subsidiary of Decca records 6529 I’m Making Believe
New York, NY  – Spring 1944 (Cuts 6524/6533)

WPS 7239 Love Letters (Cuts 7239/7248); 7240 A Stranger In Town; 7242 It’s Been A Long, Long Time; 7243 ‘Tain’t Me (2:30); 7246 A Wonderful Winter – spring 1944

WPS 7249 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (Cuts 7249/7253); 7250 That’s For Me (2:30); 7252 It Might As Well Be Spring – spring 1944

WPS 7379 We’ll Be Together Again (Cuts 7379/7383); 7380 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 7381 You Won’t Be Satisfied (2:33); 7383 Oh! What It Seemed To Be – spring 1944

WPS 7539 Goodnight Wherever You Are (Cuts 7539/7548); 7543 I Dream Of You; 7544/45 Swingin’ On A Star; 7548 Two Heavens – spring 1944

WPS 7552 Like Someone In Love (Cuts 7549/7558); 7556 Sentimental Journey (2:54) 7557 Invitation To The Blues – spring 1944

WPS 7560 The Moon On My Pillow Cuts 7559/7568)
Spring 1944

WPS 7619 Easy Street (Cuts 7619/7628); 7620 Some Sunday Morning; 7621 I’m Glad I Waited For You – spring 1944

AFRS #369 – Spotlight Bands #524 It’s Love, Love, Love
I Dream Of You – Ashford General Hospital, White Sulpher Springs, W. Virginia – 23 May 1944

AFRS #371 – Coke Spotlight Band #526 Swingin’ On A Star
The Joint is Really Jumpin’ Down at Carneige Hall – Woodrow Wilson General Hospital, Virginia – 25 May 1944

AFRS – One Night Stand #284 – Moonglow
Cafe Rouge, Hotel Pennsylvania, N.Y. – 3 July 1944

Radio Broadcast (CBS) Long Ago and Far Away
Cafe Rouge, Hotel Pennsylvania, N.Y. – 7 July 1944

AFRS #257 – One Night Stand #302 I Dream Of You, It Could Happen to You – Café Rouge at Hotel Pennsylvania, New York
10 July 1944

AFRS – One Night Stand #328 Amor, It Could Happen to You, I Dream of You – Cafe Rouge at Hotel Pennsylvania, New York – 17 July 1944

AFRS – One Night Stand #343 It Could Happen To You, Amor, It’s a Cryin’ Shame – 24 July 1944

AFRS – One Night Stand (contents unknown)
Fitch Summer Bandwagon – 1 Day Vocal – 30 July 1944

AFRS – One Night Stand #370 It’s A Crying Shame, It Could Happen to You – Cafe Rouge at Hotel Pennsylvania, New York – 14 August 1944

AFRS ET-1108 – Fitch Bandwagon Show – Swingin’ on a Star, Amour – August 1944

Les Brown and His Band Of Renown – Salt Water Cowboy
2 September 1944

AFRS #459- Coke Spotlight Band #614 New Cumberland, Pennsylvania – It Could Happen to You – 5 September 1944 (Rebroadcast)

V-Disc 348(A) – New York – Sentimental Journey
2 October 1944

AFRS – Spotlight Band, Bowman Field, Kentucky – It Had To Be You – 7 October 1944

AFRS #495 Spotlight Bands Ft. Belvoir, Virginia – I Dream of You – 17 October 1944

V-Disc 255(A) The Day After Forever
October 1944

AFRS Basic Music Library-BML P-284 Sentimental Journey,
He’s Home For A Little While, My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time – 1944

AFRS – Spotlight Bands Madison Square Garden, New York – I Didn’t Know About You, Sentimental Journey
7 October 1944

AFRS #524 – Coke Spotlight Bands #679 Madison Square Garden, New York – Sentimental Journey, I Didn’t Know About You – 20 November 1944

AFRS #540 – Coke Spotlight Bands #695 Sentimental Journey, Blue Skies – 8 December 1944

V-Disc 412(A) – New York – Take Me In Your Arms
5 January 1945

AFRS #494 One Night Stand – Don’t You Know I Care, It’s a Cryin’ Shame, Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night) – Café Rouge at Hotel Pennsylvania, New York -15 January 1945 Radio Remote

AFRS #596 Spotlight Bands – A Wonderful Winter, This Heart of Mine, Sleigh Ride in July, Sentimental Journey – 6 February 1945

AFRS #609 Spotlight Bands – Mason General Hospital in Brentwood, New York – Sentimental Journey, My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time – 27 February 1945

AFRS #612 Spotlight Bands #767 – Chattanooga, Tennessee – He’s Home For A Little While, ‘Tain’t Me – 2 March 1945

AFRS Basic Music Library-BML P-380 He’ll Have to Cross the Atlantic, I’ll Always Be With You, Till the End of Time, ‘Tain’t Me – Early 1945

AFRS #643 Spotlight Bands #798 – San Francisco, California – My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time, Sentimental Journey – 7 April 1845

AFRS #653 Spotlight Bands #808 – San Francisco, California – There, I’ve Said It Again – 19 April 1945

AFRS #658 Spotlight Bands #813 – San Francisco, California – He’s Home For A Little While, My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time – 25 April 1945

WPS 8249 A Wonderful Winter (Cuts 8249/8258) – late April or early May 1945

WPS 8480 That’s For Me (Cuts 8479/8488); 8482 It Might As Well Be Spring – late April or early May 1945

V-Disc 515(A), 295(N) Till The End Of Time
V-Disc 515 He’ll Have To Cross The Atlantic
10 May 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand #596 This Heart Of Mine, A Wonderful Winter, Sleigh Ride in July, Sentimental Journey –
Cafe Rouge at Hotel Pennsylvania, N.Y – 2 June 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand #682 – Hollywood Palladium – I Wish I Knew, My Blue Heaven – 24 July 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand #673 – Hollywood Palladium – Growing Pains, There’s No You, Dream – 26 July 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand – Hollywood Palladium – Till The End Of Time, ‘Tain’t Me, I Wish I Knew, Sentimental Journey – 29 July 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand #828 Hollywood Palladium – Growing Pains, There’s No You, Dream – 2 August 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand Fill #84 Hollywood Palladium – A Friend Of Yours, A Stranger in Town, Sentimental Journey – 7 August 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand Fill #90 – A Red Kiss On A Blue Letter, Along the Navajo Trail – 9 August 1945 Blue Music (Joyce LP 1008)

AFRS – One Night Stand #766 – Along The Navajo Trail, I Wish I Knew, ‘Tain’t Me – 9 August 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand #814 – Sentimental Journey, Out of This World, A Red Kiss on a Blue Letter – 13 August 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand #716 Hollywood Palladium – Along The Navajo Trail, I Wish I Knew – 16 August 1946 (Joyce LP 1008)

AFRS – One Night Stand #701 Out Of This World, A Stranger in Town, ‘Tain’t Me, I Wish I Knew – Hollywood Palladium – 23 August 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand #803 Hollywood Palladium -The More I See You – 28 August 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand #849 A Red Kiss On A Blue Letter, Along the Navajo Trail – Pacific Square Ballroom, San Diego, CA – 30 August 1945 Blue Music

AFRS – One Night Stand #911 A Red Kiss On A Blue Letter, Along the Navajo Trail – Hollywood Palladium – 30 August 1945 Blue Music

AFRS – One Night Stand #785 The More I See You, ‘Tain’t Me
Hollywood Palladium – 4 September 1945

V-Disc 600A(A), Los Angeles – Come to Baby, Do – 6 Sept 1945
V-Disc 600A, New York – You Won’t Be Satisfied – 23 November 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand The Man I Love – 11 September 1945

AFRS Basic Music Library-BML-485 Aren’t You Glad You’re You? – 1945

AFRS Basic Music Library-BML-486 The Last Time I Saw You
1945

Radio Air-Checks:  Hotel Sherman, Chicago (contents unknown) – starting 21 September 1945

AFRS – Spotlight Bands #779 (contents unknown)
Coke Night #932 – Mason General Hospital, Brentwood, N.Y. – 10 December 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand #910 We’ll Be Together Again, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Cafe Rouge at Hotel Pennsylvania, N.Y – 28 December 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand: I May Be Wrong – 1945

AFRS – One Night Stand: Easy Street – Cafe Rouge at Hotel Pennsylvania, N.Y. – 26 January 1946

AFRS – One Night Stand: We’ll Be Together Again – Cafe Rouge at Hotel Pennsylvania, N.Y. – 2 February 1946

AFRS – One Night Stand #833 Day By Day, You Won’t Be Satisfied – Hotel Statler, New York – 7 February 1946

World Program Library Service 7722 Day By Day (2:40) and 7723 Oh! What It Seemed To Be (2:34) (Cuts 7719/7728) – early 1946

AFRS – Magic Carpet #208 I’m Glad I Waited For You
February 1946

AFRS – Magic Carpet #226 You Won’t Be Satisfied

AFRS – Spotlight Bands #977 (contents unknown)
25 March 1946

AFRS – One Night Stand #936 The Moment I Met You, Day By Day, You Won’t Be Satisfied – Terrace Room, Newark, N.J.
27 March 1946

V-Disc 660(a) – New York – The Deevil, Devil, Divil
27 March 1946

AFRS – One Night Stand #954 You Won’t Be Satisfied; Everybody Says Hello Again; The Deevil, Devil, Divil
3 April 1946

AFRS – One Night Stand: Are You Still In Love With Me?
26 June 1946

AFRS – Magic Carpet #414 Day By Day – July 1946

AFRS – Magic Carpet #424 September Song – July 1946

(Note: Vocalist Anne Russell replaced Doris Day briefly)

Details on contents of the following AFRS One Night Stands are unknown:  #1084 – 23 July 1946; #1063 – 24 July 1946; #1070 – 31 July 1946; #1112 – 6 August 1946; #1077 – 7 August 1946; #1119 – 13 August 1946; #1126 – 14 August 1946; #1098 – 20 August 1946; and #1105 – 27 August 1946.

WPS 7770 There’s Good Blues Tonight (Cuts 7769/7778) 7773 The Deevil, Devil, Divil – August/September 1946

WPS 7780 Welcome To My Dream (Cuts 7779/7783) 7782 Tomorrow Is Forever – August/September 1946

WPS 7890 You May Not Love Me (Cuts 7889/7898)
August-September 1946

WPS 7900 I’ve Never Forgotten (Cuts 7899/7908) 7901 Whatta Ya Gonna Do! – August/September 1946

WPS 8069 Land Of Dreams (Cuts 8069/8078) 8070 My Number One Dream Came True, 8072 South America Take It Away, 8075 Somewhere In The Night, 8077/78 If You Were There – August/September 1946

One Night Stand #1105 South America Take It Away
Hollywood Palladium – 27 August 1946

AFRS – Magic Carpet #433 September Song – Hollywood Palladium – August 1946

AFRS – Magic Carpet #435 Land Of Dreams – Hollywood Palladium – 23 August 1946

AFRS – Magic Carpet #451 My Number One Dream Came True
Hollywood Palladium – August 1946

AFRS – Magic Carpet #458 If You Were There – Hollywood Palladium – August 1946 (?)

AFRS – Magic Carpet #491 The Whole World Is Singing My Song, South America Take it Away – Hollywood Palladium – 27 August 1946

(Note: Vocalist Pat Flaherty replaced Doris Day in September 1946.)

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Page Chapter Links:
1. The Les Brown Years (1940-1946)
2. The Les Brown Years – Non-Commercial Recordings (1940-1946)
3. The Radio Years (1939-1953)
4. The Columbia Records Solo Years (1947-1967)
5. Other Commercial Albums
6. Non-Commercial Transcriptions and Recording Sessions
7. The Soundtrack Songs From Doris Day Films (1948-1968)
8. The Television Years (1968-1986)
9. The Bear Family Records of Germany Boxed Sets (1992-1997)

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