SONGS BY SINATRA (RADIO)

Summary

One in this series of radio music shows featuring Frank Sinatra. In this installment, broadcast on Christmas night, Sinatra promises a low-key evening of song. He opens with "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," joined by the Pied Pipers. He then sings "Let It Snow," accompanied by the Page Cavanaugh Trio. Announcer Marvin Miller presents Sinatra with Metronome Magazine's award for the most popular singer in the United States, after which the Pied Pipers harmonize to "A Gal in Calico." The Cavanaugh Trio then performs alone on "Crazy Rhythm." Following this, Sinatra leads listeners down memory lane with a medley of "Pretty Baby," "It's All Over Now," and "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet"; the Pied Pipers sing along in the final section. Next, Sinatra introduces guest Jane Powell, who talks briefly about her film career at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and draws loud applause from the audience with her high notes in Victor Herbert's "Kiss Me Again." "Would you mind if a broken-down old baritone like me tried to get in your act?" inquires Sinatra, and together the two sing "The Song Is You." Sinatra concludes with a number he says he hopes will draw people together, "When Day Is Done," and wishes everyone a merry Christmas before the tape ends abruptly. Includes commercials and a promo.

(This program contains minor technical problems. This represents the best copy of this program currently available to the Museum.)

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: December 25, 1946 Wednesdasy 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:56
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R:21417
  • GENRE: Radio - Music
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Music, Popular (Songs, etc.)
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - Radio series, 1945-1957
  • COMMERCIALS: Radio - Commercials - Lorillard Old Gold Cigarettes^Radio - Promos - "Songs by Sinatra"

CREDITS

    • Mann Holiner … Producer, Director
    • Axel Stordahl … Conductor
    • Pied Pipers, The … Choir/Chorus
    • Page Cavanaugh Trio, The … Music Group
    • Frank Sinatra … Singer, Host
    • Marvin Miller … Announcer
    • Jane Powell … Guest, Singer
    • Victor Herbert