Doris Day on Live Radio Shows 40's/50's

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 16 Dec 2016, 14:07

Hi all,

On YouTube I came across these Rudy Vallee Shows:
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXbvWLgnZR0[/youtube]
17 – 12 – 1946 Rudy Vallee Show (NBC) (Philip Morris, Revelation Pipe Tobacco) ®
“The Huckster”
Stars: Rudy Vallee
Announcer: Ken Niles
With: Ken Card, Johnny Roventini (commercial spokesman)
Guests: Jack Kirkwood, Howard Duff, Doris Day
Music: Bennie Krueger and His Orchestra, The Carl Marr Chorus
1. Oh But I Do - Rudy Vallee
2. More Than You Know - Doris Day#
3. You Took Me Out Of This World - Rudy Vallee
4. The Coffee Song - Doris Day#
5. It's Time To Sing A Goodnight Song Again - Rudy Vallee
6. End tune

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVNcFoizSWk[/youtube]
07 – 01 – 1947 Rudy Vallee Show (NBC) (Phillip Morris) ®
“Two years before the mast”
Stars: Rudy Vallee
Announcer: Ken Niles
Guests: Alan Young, Doris Day, Johnny Roventni (commercial spokesman)
Music: Bennie Krueger and His Orchestra, The Carl Marr Chorus
1. Meet Me In Monterey - Rudy Vallee & The Carl Marr Chorus
2. Easy Street - Doris Day#
3. Life Can Be Beautiful - Doris Day#
4. It's Time To Sing A Goodnight Song Again - Rudy Vallee
5. End tune

Came across this Bob Hope Show, didn't hear it before...
1949– 03 – 14 The Bob Hope Show (NBC) Red Cross syndication #2®
Stars: Bob Hope
Announcer: Hy Averback
With: Doris Day, Bill Farrell, Irene Ryan
Music: Les Brown Orchestra, Four Hits And A Miss
1. Love Somebody - Doris Day & Bob Hope#
2. Maybe You'll Be There - Bill Farrell

https://app.box.com/files/3/f/287304178 ... 2527156444

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 28 Dec 2016, 11:32

Hi again,

Found today my first Magic Carpet program:
https://app.box.com/s/m98nq2ch6thi1bl4xeav7inydjwhliex

00-00-1946 Magic Carpet (AFRS) # 226 ®
From: Café Rouge of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York
With: Doris Day & Butch Stone & Jack Haskell
Music: Les Brown & His Band Of Renown
1. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
2. You Won't Be Satisfied - Doris Day#
3. Frim Fram Sauce - Butch Stone
4. Aren't You Glad You're You - Doris Day#
5. Flootin'

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Unread post by Musiclover » 28 Dec 2016, 13:21

Thanks for these links, Peter. "You Won't Be Satisfied" is a good example of the difference tempo can make in a song. Unlike this live rendition of it, the Brown-Day recording was more of a jump tune -- done in a faster tempo. The recorded version charted at #4, and it's easy to see why.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 28 Apr 2017, 14:59

Hi there,

Found some interesting reading on: Jimmy Stewart On Air:

http://www.jimmystewartontheair.com/u-s ... rive-show/
1950 U.S. Treasury Bond Independence Drive Show, hope to find a recording of it too.
Bob Hope & Doris sing: If I Knew You Were Coming I’d a Baked a Cake

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Unread post by Musiclover » 28 Apr 2017, 23:35

Thanks for sharing this link, Peter.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 07 Sep 2017, 14:03

Hi again,

Found another Magic Carpet program:
https://app.box.com/s/nt0luu5ap5tijh58mt4rg8zj97vkq88l

00-06-1946 Magic Carpet (AFRS) # 414 ®
From: Café Rouge of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York
With: Doris Day & Butch Stone & Jack Haskell
Music: Les Brown & His Band Of Renown
1. Sentimental Journey/Leap Frog
2. Love Is Just Around The Corner
3. Day By Day - Doris Day#
4. Hey! Ba-Be-Ri-Ba - Butch Stone
5. You're Too Beautiful - Jack Haskell (lost from the disc)


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Unread post by Ania » 11 Sep 2017, 13:59

Peter Flapper wrote:
07 Sep 2017, 14:03
Hi again,

Found another Magic Carpet program:
https://app.box.com/s/nt0luu5ap5tijh58mt4rg8zj97vkq88l

00-06-1946 Magic Carpet (AFRS) # 414 ®
From: Café Rouge of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York
With: Doris Day & Butch Stone & Jack Haskell
Music: Les Brown & His Band Of Renown
1. Sentimental Journey/Leap Frog
2. Love Is Just Around The Corner
3. Day By Day - Doris Day#
4. Hey! Ba-Be-Ri-Ba - Butch Stone
5. You're Too Beautiful - Jack Haskell (lost from the disc)


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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 12 Sep 2017, 12:12

Hi again,

Found a nice pdf website about the Magic Carpet shows:
file:///C:/Users/Peter/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/IE/2T5N4VA0/gma-22_magic_carpet_0.pdf

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Unread post by Musiclover » 29 Sep 2017, 23:55

Came across some interesting short reports in a few old weekly issues of Variety magazine. The first was an ad dated Feb. 26, 1941 announcing that the Les Brown band was playing at Mike Todd's theatre in Chicago and would be there for an indefinite engagement.

The next, from May of 1943, noted that Boyd Raeburn and his orchestra had played at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago on May 14 and that "pretty blonde Doris Day's renditions of 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore' and 'My Little Cousin' hit the spot with the customers." [Had to add these to my list of songs that Doris sang. Also, this report and the next 2 confirms that Doris rejoined Les Brown's band a year later than has been reported in some places.]

Then this, dated Sept. 1, 1943: "Doris Day, Cincinnati warbler, is hospitalized and mending from an emergency appendectomy which she underwent on August 24."

The March 1, 1944 issue reported that "Doris Day rejoins Les Brown's band."

A note in a July 1944 issue indicated that Doris sang "Out of Nowhere" and "Swingin' on a Star."

Finally, a review dated Dec. 20, 1944 of the band's engagement at the Cafe Rouge in the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York, noted the "excellent vocals by the shapely and photogenic Doris Day."

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 01 Oct 2017, 11:22

Hi Musiclover and all,

Thanks for the new information, hope this leads to new discoveries... There are a lot different radio transcriptions stored around in America on 78's, 10'' inch or 16'' inch records but not many people are now into Doris, Les Brown or Bob Hope music/programs for making them available it seems. Hope this will change.

Found on Country Music Hall Off Fame, a song they think it's one of Doris. If so, the band could be Les Brown around 1944/1945. The song is called: Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
http://digi.countrymusichalloffame.org/ ... io/id/4138

Love to hear some reply's... And yes the audio is bad.

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Unread post by texas gonzalo » 01 Oct 2017, 21:55

Peter and Musiclover, thank you for your recent postings. I have now included the song "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" in the Definitive Doris Day Discography at the end of the 1944 timeline. The recording is very rough, but it is still a gem. When you listen to Peter's posting, give it a few seconds to start. And Musiclover, I believe the date when Doris rejoined Les Brown is 1944 as you state. I have also changed that date in the Discography. Thank you both and Happy Days, Texas Gonzalo

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Unread post by Musiclover » 01 Oct 2017, 23:35

It's sort of odd that "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me" is on a country music website because it was strictly a jazz number, one of Duke Ellington's compositions. Just goes to show that things can be found in the most unlikely places!

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Unread post by Jas1 » 03 Oct 2017, 11:32

June Christy and Billie Holiday do great versions of this song. It was June's version that I first discovered- fabulous.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 22 Oct 2017, 06:30

Hi all,

Came across an rare Bob Hope Show for the American Red Cross
https://app.box.com/s/ejv169l6npyszbd6ivt9wr93k1055ad6

00– 00 – 1950 The Bob Hope Show (NBC) American Red Cross 1950 Fund Campaign ®
From: Hollywood, California
Stars: Bob Hope
Announcer: Hy Averback
With: Doris Day, Jack Kirkwood, Irene Ryan
Music: Les Brown Orchestra
1. Dear Hearts And Gentle People - Bob Hope

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 23 Oct 2017, 03:57

Hello there,

Came across another Bob Hope Show today, hadn't heard this one before...
https://app.box.com/s/ooku2tqq7c9y7a5jivh6abax9y5y7a52
The sound quality is sometimes not so well.

31 – 01 – 1950 The Bob Hope Show (NBC) (Lever Brothers – Swan Soap) #443 ®
Tuesdays 9:00 - 9:30pm
Stars: Bob Hope
Announcer: Hy Averback
With: Doris Day, Jack Kirkwood, Irene Ryan
Guest: Arthur Godfrey
Music: Les Brown Orchestra.
1. Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think - Doris Day
2. Quicksilver - Doris Day

Enjoy this one too,

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Unread post by texas gonzalo » 23 Oct 2017, 20:35

Hi Peter, Thank your for posting the 31 January 1950 Bob Hope Swan Show. The two songs are new versions of Doris Day songs. You will note the comment that Doris and Bob sang "Tea for Two" in the prior week's show. Perhaps that will be your next great find. Keep those rare Doris Day songs coming. These songs are now part of The Definitive Doris Day Discography. Prior to that the discography showed "Contents Unknown." Thanks again, and Happy Days, Texas Gonzalo

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Unread post by webmaster » 17 Nov 2017, 17:58

I was wondering if you've heard of this, Thoughtless by Doris Day & The Modernairs?:

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I saw it on eBay.
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Unread post by Musiclover » 18 Nov 2017, 00:31

What a neat find, Bryan. Hard to believe that Doris recorded it almost 7 decades ago, right at the very end of 1947. I like her vocal, but am not crazy about the Modernaires' contribution to the recording.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 18 Nov 2017, 04:21

Hi Bryan,

Thanks for pointing this song out. Have heard it, and added the link below.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBe7Cyrn8fA[/youtube]

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Unread post by webmaster » 18 Nov 2017, 07:29

Thanks, Judy (agree about Modernaires!) and Peter. What a sweet song, beautifully sung by Doris.

I saw 1948 - her Warner Bros start year, so she was still recording separately from filmmaking?
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Unread post by Musiclover » 18 Nov 2017, 12:05

Yes, she began her solo recording career in February, 1947, a few months prior to the start of filming ROTHS. Several of her singles had already been released before the public saw her first movie. Among them were "It Takes Time," "My Young and Foolish Heart," the popular "Chocolate Sundae on a Saturday Night," and a great cover of Peggy Lee's torch song "Just an Old Love of Mine."

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Unread post by webmaster » 18 Nov 2017, 13:09

Thanks for the info! 8)
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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 27 Nov 2017, 14:33

Hi all,

We never talk much about The Bob Hope radio shows.(I like listening too them, I'm trying to find/collect as much as possible.) But I've tried to make a list of songs know to have been heard there.

1948-09-14 Tree In The Meadow - Doris Day ***
1948-00-00 Confess - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1948-10-12 You Was - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1948-10-19 Sentimental Journey - Doris Day
1948-10-19 Went Down To Virginia - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1948-10-26 Hair Of Gold - Doris Day
1948-10-00 Love Somebody - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1948-11-02 Buttons And Bows - Doris Day
1948-11-09 Every Day I Love You, Just A Little Bit More - Doris Day
1948-11-30 It's Magic - Doris Day
1948-12-07 My Darling, My Darling - Doris Day
1948-12-21 That Certain Party - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1949-01-28 'S Wonderful - Doris Day
1949-02-08 Someone Like You - Doris Day
1949-03-29 I'm Beginning To Miss You - Doris Day
1949-04-19 My Dream Is Yours - Doris Day
1949-04-19 Cruisin' Down The River - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1949-04-19 Mad About That Man - Doris Day, Jimmy Durante & Bob Hope
1949-04-26 Someone Like You - Doris Day
1949-05-03 Having A Wonderful Wish (Time You Were Here) - Doris Day
1949-05-17 Again - Doris Day
1949-05-31 Baby It's Cold Outside - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1949-00-00 Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1949-09-09 Where Are You, Now That I Need You - Doris Day
1949-09-27 That's My Desire - Doris Day
1949-10-07 You Go To My Head - Doris Day
1949-10-11 Take Me Out To The Ballgame - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1949-11-15 It's Too Soon To Know - Doris Day
1949-12-06 Lucky Us - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1949-12-19 Put Em In A Box - Doris Day
1949-12-19 The Best Things In Life Are Free - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1949-12-20 Here Comes Santa Claus - Doris Day
1950-01-17 There's A Blue Bird On Your Windowsill - Doris Day
1950-01-24 Tea For Two - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1950-01-31 Quicksilver - Doris Day
1950-01-31 Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than Yourself - Doris Day
1950-02-07 I Wanna Go Home With You - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1950-02-07 I Said My Pajama's - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1950-02-07 I Can't Give You Anything By Love - Doris Day ***
1950-02-14 That Was Love Says My Heart - ??? ***
1950-02-14 Mean To Me - ??? ***
1950-02-21 Dearie, Do You Remember - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1950-04-04 Bewitched - Doris Day
1950-06-06 Home Cookin' - Doris Day & Bob Hope
1950-06-13 Blind Date - Doris Day & Bob Hope

Hope to make an audio list on Box.net soon.

The songs with the *** aren't available. Found out that most of the songs used, were songs Doris recorded a few weeks before. And there are some promoting Bob's films.

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Unread post by Musiclover » 27 Nov 2017, 22:32

Peter, you've compiled a really good list. Maybe you have a way to verify a couple of items in my notes that you might find of use. One is that Doris sang "If You Will Marry Me" on the same date she and Hope did a duet of "You Was." Also, my notes show that on 5-31-49 she sang "I'm Having a Wonderful Wish," as well as the song you listed on that date.

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Unread post by texas gonzalo » 27 Nov 2017, 23:48

Peter, you and I have the same passion when it comes to Doris Day songs. Your listing is phenomenal. It was a real treat to see a summary of the Bob Hope Show featuring Miss Day. The Definitive Doris Day Discography is more complete. Thank you for your tireless work. You made mine a Happy Day, Texas Gonzalo

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