Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, December 14, 2017

OLD-TIME RADIO: YOUR HIT PARADE

Consider this a precursor to American BandstandYour Hit Parade ran for 24 years, 1935 to 1955, as a 60 minute NBC program, later to be shortened to half an hour.  (From 1936 to 1937 it appeared simultaneously on NBC and CBS radio.)

This episode, from May 29, 1948, stars Frank Sinatra, who had first starred on the program in 1943.  Sinatra's regular gig ended in December 1944 when he was fired for messing up the words to number one hit "Don't Fence Me In;" he had missed a cue and in the middle of the song said it had too many words.  Sinatra was rehired in 1947 and was with the show  until 1949.

Song of the songs covered in this episode are "Baby Face," "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle," "Now Is the Hour," and -- at number one -- "Nature Boy."

Enjoy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbKQntdeoos&index=16&list=PLJm2etPj4-MYNyKpIzqBOhvS0sqI2bpG3

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