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Music Hall - Pgm 108

August 7th, 2009

Bing Crosby returns to the blog this week in a rare episode of "Kraft Music Hall".

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AFRS, ever vigilant in eliminating advertising from programs, broadcast the series as "Music Hall".  Heard as program 108 in the series on AFRS and originally broadcast December 28, 1944, Bing is joined by John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, announcer Ken Carpenter, Eugnie Baird, Beatrice Kay, the Les Paul Trio, and the Charioteers.  First song up is "Accentuate the Positive" with some fine harmony and vocal jive work by Bing and the Charioteers, Les Paul shows off his guitar chops on "Dark Eyes", and there's much more fun in store in this smooth, fast-paced half-hour.

According to Goldin, the show exists in a network version, but doesn't appear to be in circulation.  The program was transferred from an original AFRS transcription; program date is from the disc matrix.

Hats off to blog listener Michael Utz for his donation of the disc to the collection!

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