Archive for February, 2010

Frankie Carle, 2-21-44

February 23, 2010

I’m trying to make up for lost time now!

This is Frankie Carle and his Orchestra, with special guest Betty Bonney. The program was broadcast from The Cafe Rouge at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York. Unfortunately it’s incomplete; the record is marked 2 of 2, and I don’t have the first one.

This record was exceptionally noisy. I did the best I could to reduce the noise but the audio is still not great. But with a well-played, 66-year-old record, what can you do?

The songs included are “People will say we’re in love,” “Oh what a beautiful morning,” “Falling Leaves,” “I’ve had this feeling before,” and “Show me the way to go home.”

Direct link to this program on my bandcamp page.

I’m back! Hopefully my computer will continue to work for a while now.

This program is, I think, the day that Squibb changed the name of its show from “To Your Good Health from the House of Squibb” to “Music from the House of Squibb.”  What’s interesting, though, is that the record label still says “To Your Good Health,” like maybe the affiliates didn’t know about the name change. It’s also the day after D-Day! The programming was obviously changed to reflect what was going on in the world, as this is a whole show of patriotic tunes.

As always, the Squibb Orchestra and Chorus of Stars is directed by Lyn Murray. Hubie Hendrie is the guest soloist. The songs performed are “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” “The Cassions Go Rolling Along,” “The Army Air Corps Song,” “The Pledge of Allegience,” and “The House I Live In.”

A couple of times in the recording you’ll hear a series of beeps. Those are on the original record, not a digital problem. I’m guessing maybe they’re some kind of alert signal for news updates, or something along those lines. I’m sure somebody will be able to tell me exactly what they are!

Here’s the direct link to my bandcamp page for this show.

More excuses

February 17, 2010

I just can’t catch a break lately.  A couple of weeks ago, my laptop died. That computer is the only thing I have for digitizing, editing and posting my recordings. Fortunately, my husband was able to repair it.  Unfortunately, the repair didn’t stick. Last night it died again–just as I was nearly finished with the editing of the next recording I was planning to post. To make matters worse, we’re away from home right now so we don’t have the tools he used last time at our disposal.

Hopefully he’ll be able to get it up and running again within a few days. But if he can’t find somewhere local to borrow the tool he needs (a heat gun) then the repairs will have to wait until we get home in about two weeks.

I have a really great recording to put up next, too. It’s a “House of Squibb” program from the day after D-Day, all really great patriotic tunes. So please bear with me!

Hopefully one of these days I’ll be able to stop making excuses. Sigh.

Jean Sablon, uncertain date

February 3, 2010

This side of the record doesn’t have a date on it, but the reverse is 5/19/47. I assume this is from somewhere around the same date. I’ll post a picture of the label later.

Jean Sablon

Jean Sablon was a French singer who was compared to Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and other big names of the time. I think he had a weekly show on CBS.  Apparently my grandpa really liked him, as I have several of his programs and they’re all in pretty bad shape.

This program, which is sponsored by DuBarry, includes “It’s Almost Like Being in Love” (“from the new Broadway musical Brigadoon”), “Rio De Janerio,” “Accordion” (in French), and “Don’t Take Your Love from Me.” There are also a couple of commercials for DuBarry face powders and creams.

As always, here is the link to the relevant page on my bandcamp site.