Monday, November 7, 2016


In 1947, 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 

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 

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

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