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The Eddy Duchin Show - Pgm 1

September 4th, 2008

"The Eddy Duchin Show" was produced for the US Navy in the late 1940s and featured a different guest vocalist each week.  There are thirteen programs in the series.

Duchin, of course, was a veteran of the US Navy and seems comfortable engaging in the promos for different branches of Navy service in the show.  For those unfamiliar with Duchin, his piano style might remind you a bit of Liberace, but his band could do some hot numbers when they wanted to.

Program 1 in the series is a tribute to the Naval Air Station at Pensacola, Florida.  Songs include "Blue Skies", "Rendezvous With a Rose" sung by Tommy Mercer, "Begin the Beguine" by guest Jane Froman, and "The Man I Love".

The program was transferred from an original Allied Radio vinyl transcription, matrix number D-33559 FS-ABC-ND-129-1.

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  • Peter Cavallo

    According to the NYT, ‘The Eddie Duchin Show’ was broadcast over WNEW, New York, from 9:00 pm to 9:15 pm, beginning Tuesday Feb. 22, 1949, and ending Tuesday, May 31, 1949.

    Mar 29, 2012 at 11:46 am