PHILCO RADIO TIME
1947-48

Bing continued to pioneer in radio broadcasting during his second Philco season. To address complaints about the audio quality of the first season of recorded broadcasts, Bing became the first to use magnetic tape recorders for his second season. Not only was the audio quality much improved, but tape was more easily edited than disks.

What follows is a list of the broadcasts, principal guests and songs sung by Bing from his second Philco season. Joining Bing throughout the season are his announcer, Ken Carpenter, the John Scott Trotter Orchestra and vocalist Peggy Lee. Rudolph Schmohoffer always arrived too late for the broadcast. An asterisk (*) beside a show indicates a particularly great show; an asterisk beside a song indicates a great Crosby vocal.

PHILCO RADIO TIME (10-1-47) w GARY COOPER (1st taped show)
My heart is a hobo; A long train (Peggy Lee); 
Medley: Small cafe / Chi-Baba / Peg of my heart; You do

PHILCO RADIO TIME (10-8-47) w JIMMY DURANTE
Whistling intro; Feudin, fightin and fussin; Just an old love of mine (Peggy Lee);
That's my desire / I wonder whose kissing her now; As long as I'm dreaming

PHILCO RADIO TIME (10-15-47) w DINAH SHORE
In Kocomo Indiana; Almost like being in love; I wish I didn't love you
so (Dinah); Flop parade

AL JOLSON'S KRAFT MUSIC HALL (10-16-47) w CROSBY, LEVANT
Me and My Gal (Jolson); Peg of My Heart (Jolson); Whiffenpoof Song
(Crosby); Jolson-Crosby medley (Swanee, Lady be Good ...)

PHILCO RADIO TIME (10-22-47) w CLIFTON WEBB, BURL IVES
Come to the Mardi Gras; Home on the range; Clementine;
Just an old love of mine

PHILCO RADIO TIME (10-29-47) w BORIS KARLOFF, VICTOR MOORE
Whistling Intro; Feudin, fightin, fussin; Ain't you ever coming back?;
Duet with Karloff; Whiffenpoof song

PHILCO RADIO TIME (11-5-47) w OZZIE & HARRIET NELSON
Tallahassee; I Wish I Didn't Love You So; Almost Like Being in Love;
Sunday, Monday, Always (w O&H); Why Don't You Fall in Love with Me?
(w O&H); You Do

JIMMY DURANTE SHOW (11-5-47) w BING CROSBY
Chitty Bee (w Bing); From the heart (w Bing)

PHILCO RADIO TIME (11-12-47) w PETER LORRE, WILLIAMS BROS.
Come to the Mardi Gras; Hello Hello (Williams Bros); Jubilee (Williams
Bros); Ain't you every coming back?

PHILCO RADIO TIME (11-19-47) w BARRY FITZGERALD, DOROTHY KIRSTEN
Freedom train; Indian summer (w Kirsten); Skit: How Bing met Barry;
Too ra loo ral; I wish I didn't love you so

PHILCO RADIO TIME (11-26-47) w FRANKIE LAINE
The Old Chaparone; My Desire (Laine); Narration of "Man Without a Country"

PHILCO RADIO TIME (12-3-47) w AL JOLSON
Pass the peace pipe; Kate; Rosey (w Jolson); A Pretty Girl (w Jolson);
Best Things in Life are Free (w Jolson)

PHILCO RADIO TIME (12-10-47) w WALTER O'KEEFE             *
Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo); Whiffenpoof song*; Little by little;
How soon

PHILCO RADIO TIME (12-17-47) w JOE FRISCO, EILEEN WOODS, RUDOLPH SCHMOHOFFER
Pass the peace pipe; Ballerina; I still get jealous; White Christmas

PHILCO RADIO TIME (12-24-47) w SKITCH HENDERSON AND THE CHARIOTEERS
Adeste Fideles, The Christmas song, Jingle Bells, White Christmas,
Silent Night. The last half of the show was a performance of a Christmas play
called "The Small One." (This show was a rebroadcast of the 1946 Christmas show.)

PHILCO RADIO TIME (12-31-47) w DANNY THOMAS
You don't have to know the language; Let's start the new year right;
Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo); But Beautiful

PHILCO RADIO TIME (1-7-48) w LONE RANGER, WALTER O'KEEFE
Hey ho ho; Best things in life are free; Song of Jolson (w O'Keefe);
Kate; How soon

PHILCO RADIO TIME (1-14-48) w GEORGE BURNS
Freedom train; I still get jealous; Betsy (Evelyn Knight);
The hour of love (w Burns); But beautiful

AL JOLSON'S KRAFT MUSIC HALL (1-15-48) w CROSBY, LEVANT
Toot Toot Tootsie (Jolson); Robert E. Lee (Jolson);
Carolina in the Morning (w Crosby); But Beautiful (Crosby);
Beautiful Dreamer (w Crosby)

PHILCO RADIO TIME (1-21-48) w BURNS & ALLEN
Hey ho ho; Keep me in suspense; I'll dance at your wedding;
Golden earrings

PHILCO RADIO TIME (1-28-48) w ESTHER WILLIAMS, RED ENGLE
In Kokomo Indiana; Whiffenpoof song; Out of nowhere (Red Engle);
Best things in life are free*

PHILCO RADIO TIME (2-4-48) w JIMMY DURANTE, DICK HAYMES, MARK HELLINGER *
(The show was recorded in 1947. Hellinger died before its broadcast.)
Dance at your wedding; Now is the hour; But beautiful;
Medley with Durante & Haymes; Musical Philco commercial;
Chitty Bee (Durante & Haymes)

PHILCO RADIO TIME (2-11-48) w OSCAR LEVANT
Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo); Somebody loves me;
Someone to watch over me; George Gershwin medley with Peggy Lee

PHILCO RADIO TIME (2-18-48) w ROBERT TAYLOR
Pretty Baby; Ballerina; Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo) w Taylor;
I still get jealous; Golden earings

PHILCO RADIO TIME (2-25-48) w PEGGY LEE
You Don't Have to Know the Language; Golden Earings (w Peggy Lee);
Flop Parade; Now is the Hour

PHILCO RADIO TIME (3-3-48) w JACK BENNY
Big brass band from Brazil; Flying W; But Beautiful

PHILCO RADIO TIME (3-10-48) w JIMMY STEWART
160 acres; Happy with nobody else; Wolf of Wolf Creek Pass (Stewart);
But beautiful

PHILCO RADIO TIME (3-17-48) w MARGARET O'BRIEN
Dear Old Donnegal; Saturday Date; That Tumbledown Shack; Galway Bay

PHILCO RADIO TIME (3-24-48) w WILD BILL ELLIOTT
Manana (w Peggy Lee); Lili Bolero; Easter Parade (w Peggy Lee);
Now is the hour

PHILCO RADIO TIME (3-31-48) w DICK POWELL
Love is so terrific; Saturday date (w Gloria Woods); Powell-Crosby medley;
But beautiful; The Story of Sorrento

JACK BENNY SHOW (4-4-48) w BING CROSBY

PHILCO RADIO TIME (4-7-48) w FRED ASTAIRE               *
Flying W; How lucky you are; Medley with Astaire and Peggy Lee

PHILCO RADIO TIME (4-14-48) w FIBBER McGEE & MOLLY
Life is so peculiar; Haunted heart; If I had a dream (w Fibber);
Blue shadows on the trail

PHILCO RADIO TIME (4-21-48) w CLIFTON WEBB, CROSBY BOYS
Horray for love; Swinging down the lane; Wabash Canonball (group);
How lucky you are

PHILCO RADIO TIME (4-28-48) w CLAUDETTE COLBERT
Angel in the Wings; Friendly Mountains; You're too dangerous, Cherie;
I may be wrong

PHILCO RADIO TIME (5-5-48) w BARRY FITZGERALD
Big Brass Band from Brazil; Haunted House; I Kiss Your Hand Madame;
Blue Shadows on the Trail

PHILCO RADIO TIME (5-12-48) w HENRY FONDA
Hooray for love!; You're too dangerous Cherie; A fella with an umbrella;
Now is the hour

PHILCO RADIO TIME (5-19-48) w ETHEL MERMAN
Baby Face; Friendly Mountains; Silver Coated Moon (w Merman);
Nature Boy

PHILCO RADIO TIME (5-26-48) w BEA LILLIE, ALEC TEMPLETON
160 acres; You're too dangerous, Cherie*; Just one more chance (w Alec);
Don't blame me (w Bea); Lily of laguna (w Bea and Alec);
Singing Philco commercial; Goodbye (w Bea)

PHILCO RADIO TIME (6-2-48) w FRED ALLEN     (last show of season)
Baby face; Nature boy; Blue shadows on the trail

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