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TWTD Archive – April 17, 1971

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Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, April 17, 1971

TOMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA (11-26-40) Remote broadcast from “the new Palladium Ballroom-Café on Sunset Boulevard in the very heart of Hollywood’s amusement center.”  Featured are Frank Sinatra, the Pied Pipers and Connie Haines. Selections include “The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else,” “Our Love Affair,” and “Hawaiian War Chant.”

MILDRED BAILEY (10-20-44) The “Rockin’ Chair Lady” with Paul Barron and the orchestra, Teddy Wilson, Charlie Shaver, Red Norvo and Specs Powell. Guests are the Delta Rhythm Boys and Jimmy Dorsey. Mildred sings “Keep Your Hands on the Plow” and “Dinah.”

BENNY GOODMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (12-18-37) Remote from the Manhattan room of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York with vocals by Martha Tilton. Music includes “All of Me” “and “I Want to Be in Winchell’s Column.”  The Goodman Trio –Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa and Benny – present “Where or When” and becomes a Quartet when Lionel Hampton joins in for “Dinah.”

ELLA FITZGERALD AND HER ORCHESTRA (1-25-40) “The First Lady of Swing” in a broadcast from the Savoy Hotel in Harlem, New York. Selections include “Limehouse Blues” and “Oh, Johnnie.”

WOODY HERMAN SHOW (10-13-45) Excerpt.  Woody and the Herman Herd, Franses Wayne, The Woodchoppers, Chubby Jackson.  Numbers include “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe” and “Gee, It’s Good to Hold You.”

OUR SPECIAL GUEST, throughout the program, is JOHN McDONOUGH , free-lance writer, jazz buff and frequent contributor to Down Beat Magazine, who talks about the great Jazz Age on radio.