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The Eddy Duchin Show - Pgm 2

May 22nd, 2009

Let's take a break with a quarter hour of light music provided by Eddy Duchin.  "The Eddy Duchin Show" was syndicated in the late 1940s to promote the Naval Reserve.

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In program 2 of the series, we hear "The Best Things in Life are Free", "My Darling, My Darling" (sung by Tommy Mercer), "It Had to Be You" (sung by guest Georgia Gibbs); and medley of "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody" and "Easter Parade".  This particular episode is in honor of the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and the announcements promote opportunities for nurses and doctors in the Naval Reserve.

The show was dubbed directly from an original Allied Record vinyl transcription, matrix number DUCHIN-FS-ABC-127-1 D-33685.

I have the complete 13 episode Duchin series and will post occasional programs in the series.


  • Alfredo

    I’m an Eddy Duchin’s big fan from Argentina. These recordings are amazing and I really appreciate your generosity. I can’t wait for the others transcriptions. My best regards for you, Alfredo PD:Sorry, I can’t donate for your beautiful site.

    Jul 26, 2009 at 10:13 pm
  • Michael O'Brien

    This is a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the show. Eddy Duchin’s music is entertaining and the soft-sell for the Navy is painless.

    Looking forward to the next 12 shows.

    Aug 5, 2009 at 12:47 am