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THE CAREER OF GINNY SIMMS



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Date Performances / Personnel / Releases Details
During this time, the band appears on Elgin's Football Review on radio. In September 1936, the band starts a long engagement at the Trianon Ballroom in Chicago that lasts until March 1937.
August 1937 KAY KYSER AND HIS ORCHESTRA, El Patio Ballroom, Lakeside Park, Denver, Colorado
Ish Kabbible (tp/co), Bobby Guy (tp), Pokey Carriere (tp), Harry Thomas (tb), Max Williams (tp/vo), Sully Mason (cl/as/vo), Armand Buissaret (cl), Heinie Gunkler (cl/as), Mort Gregory (ts), Lyman Gandee (p), Lloyd Snow (b/tu), Eddie Shea (d), Harry Babbitt (vo), Kay Kyser (dir), George Duning (arr)
[No further details.]
In December 1937, Kay Kyser started "Kay's Klass" while performing at the Blackhawk in Chicago. This show later became "The Kollege of Musical Knowledge." On February 7, 1938, Kyser started his first "Kollege of Musical Knowledge" show over the Mutual Broadcasting System. In March 1938, the show switched to the National Broadcasting System in New York City.
April 1938 UNKNOWN RADIO BROADCAST
Don't Drop A Slug In A Slot (Ginny Simms)
Star-Tone 221
In June 1938, Band at Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.
April 1939 LUCKY STRIKE RADIO SHOW
KAY KYSER AND HIS ORCHESTRA, New York City
Same personnel as April 8, 1939, add SM and HB (vo).
Three Little Fishes (Ginny Simms)
Star-Tone 221
May 1939 LUCKY STRIKE RADIO SHOW
KAY KYSER AND HIS ORCHESTRA, New York City
Same personnel as May 9, 1939.
Concert in the Park (Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt)
Joyce 1089
The Kay Kyser Orchestra moves to Los Angeles. The "Kollege of Musical Knowledge" broadcasts from Los Angeles beginning July 1939.
June 15, 1939 KAY KYSER KOLLEGE OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE (NBC?)
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The band plays on Catalina Island while filming "That's Right - You're Wrong."
September 7, 1939 KAY KYSER KOLLEGE OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE (NBC?)
The Answer Is Love (Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt)
Faithful Forever (Ginny Simms)
Both on Star-Tone 221, Fanfare 125
October 1939 KAY KYSER KOLLEGE OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE (NBC?)
Over The Rainbow (Ginny Simms)
Fanfare 125
October 1939 KAY KYSER KOLLEGE OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE (NBC?)
The Answer Is Love (Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt)
November 15, 1939 KAY KYSER AND HIS ORCHESTRA, Rocky Mountain, North Carolina (NBC) [From LoC]
[No further details.]
On the same day the world premiere of Kyser's first movie, "That's Right - You're Wrong," is held in his home town, Rocky Mountain, North Carolina.
1940 KAY KYSER KOLLEGE OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE (NBC?)
Don't Worry 'Bout Me (Ginny Simms)
Star-Tone 221
April 1940 KAY KYSER AND HIS ORCHESTRA (NBC)
[Different from above.]
Woodpecker's Song (Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt, Jack Martin, Merwyn Bogue)
The Kay Kyser band returns to California to play on Catalina Island while filming "You'll Find Out."
The Kay Kyser band returns to New York City, played at Waldorf Astoria in November.
Played at Roxy Theatre during world premiere of "You'll Find Out."
February 26, 1941 KAY KYSER KOLLEGE OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE (NBC)
Program originates from San Diego Marine Base, first in a series broadcast from military bases.
Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt, Ish Kabbible, Sully Mason.
[No further details.]
April 6, 1941 SILVER THEATER Program No. 58
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In September 1941, Ginny Simms starts her solo career.
September 19, 1941 THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS)
Running from September 19, 1941 to May 29, 1942.
Length: 5 minutes
Air: 9:55 p.m.
[No further details known; obviously not a single program preserved.]
November 20, 1941 THE SEALTEST VARIETY PROGRAM with Rudy Vallee (NBC Red Network)
Sponsored by Sealtest System of Laboratory Protection
Joan Davis, The Sealtest Sportsmen. Guest: Ginny Simms.
[No further details.]
December 10,1941 KAY KYSER KOLLEGE OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE (NBC Red Network)
[No further details.]
December 4, 1941 THE SEALTEST VARIETY PROGRAM with Rudy Vallee (NBC Red Network)
Sponsored by Sealtest System of Laboratory Protection
Joan Davis, The Sealtest Sportsmen. Guests: Lionel Barrymore, Ginny Simms.
Say It With Music (Sportsmen)
How Long Did I Dream? (Ginny Simms)
Deep Night (Rudy Vallee)
Humpty Dumpty Heart (Ginny Simms, Rudy Vallee, Sportsmen)
March 24, 1942 BOB BURNS SHOW
Sponsored by Campbell Soup
Bob Burns, Ginny Simms, Unidentified Orchestra. Guest: Una Merkel.
Somebody Loves Me (Ginny Simms)
I Don't Want To Walk Without You (Ginny Simms)
April 12, 1942 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Gene Tierney. Announcer: Paul Douglas. Joe Forte, Betty Hutton, Gary Cooper, Sara Berner, Raymond Ratcliffe, the Andrews Sisters, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Ginny Simms, Bob Burns, Ray Noble Orchestra.
Program No. 7
[No further details.]
April 12, 1942 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Edward G. Robinson. Announcer: Paul Douglas. Hedy Lamarr, Nick Parkyakarkas, Milton Berle, Ginny Simms, Cliff (Ukelele Ike) Edwards, "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Dick Ryan, Abe Reynolds, Joe Forte, Ray Eberle and the Modernaires, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Leith Stevens Orchestra.
Program No. 13
Medley: It Had To Be You / Paddlin' Madelin' Home (Cliff Edwards)
Somebody Loves Me (Ginny Simms)
Moonlight Serenade (partial) (Glenn Miller Orchestra)
A String of Pearls (Glenn Miller Orchestra)
American Patrol (partial) (Glenn Miller Orchestra)
June 23, 1942 PERFECT CRIME
[No further details.]
June 28, 1942 THE EDGAR BERGEN - CHARLIE McCARTHY SHOW (NBC)
Sponsored by Chase and Sanborn Coffee
Announcer: Buddy Twiss. Guests: Ginny Simms, Lou Abbott and Bud Costello, Walter Brennan, Ray Noble and His Orchestra.
Last show of season
[No further details.]
July 7, 1942 COMMAND PERFORMANCE
MC: Bob Hope, Announcer: Paul Douglas. Lena Horne, Shaw and Lee, Ginny Simms, Rosalind Russell, Edith Evanson, Eddie Marr, Les Brown Orchestra, Paramount Studio Orchestra conducted by Victor Young.
Program No. 21
Release: Summer 1942
[No further details.]
August 30, 1942 BUREAU OF PUBLIC RELATIONS WASHINGTON SHOW, National Theatre, Washington, D.C.
MC: Bing Crosby, Announcer: Paul Douglas. Larry Adler, Bert Wheeler, Frank Ladd, Ginny Simms, James Cagney, Hedy Lamarr, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Dinah Shore, Kay Kyser Orchestra, Frank Black Orchestra.
Jingle, Jangle, Jingle (Kay Kyser Orchestra and singers)
How Come You Do Me Like You Do? (Dinah Shore)
August 30, 1942 COMMAND PERFORMANCE
MC: Bob Hope, Announcer: Paul Douglas. Hedy Lamarr, Connie Boswell, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Ginny Simms, Kay Kyser Orchestra, Dr. Frank Black Orchestra.
Program No. 31
Release: Autumn 1942
[No further details.]
August 30, 1942 COMMAND PERFORMANCE
MC: Cary Grant, Announcer: Don Wilson. Joan Davis, Ris�tevens, Ethel Waters, Larry Adler, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Ginny Simms, Spike Jones and His City Slickers, Dr. Frank Black Orchestra.
Program No. 34
Release: Autumn / Winter 1942
Hotcha Cornia (Spike Jones and His City Slickers)
Jim (Joan Davis)
My Hero (Ris�tevens)
A Woman Without A Man (Ethel Waters)
Bolero (Larry Adler)
Embraceable You (Ginny Simms)
September 8, 1942 THE PURPLE HEART (NBC) Sponsored by Philip Morris. Running September 8, 1942 to September 4, 1945.
David Rose Orchestra
Air: Tuesday, 8 p.m.
[No further details.]
September 17, 1942 MAIL CALL (AFRS)
Announcer: unknown. Bob Burns, Ginny Simms, Walter Brennan, Teresa Wright, Gary Cooper, Film Extract "Pride of the Yankees" (RKO-Radio), unknown orchestra.
Program No. 6
Release: October 1942
[No further details.]
October 4, 1942 DEDICATION PROGRAM FOR HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN
He's My Guy (Ginny Simms)
November 3, 1942 JOHNNY PRESENTS, Philip Morris Show
David Rose Orchestra.
[No further details known.]
November 12, 1942 THE KRAFT MUSIC HALL, Los Angeles (NBC)
Sponsored by Kraft Food
Announcer: Bing Crosby with regulars The Music Maids, Victor Borge, The Charioteers, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra. Guests: Ed Brophy, Ginny Simms, Edgar Buchanan.
Length: 1 Hour
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition (Bing Crosby, Charioteers)
Moonlight Becomes You (Bing Crosby)
Dearly Beloved (Bing Crosby, Ginny Simms)
Ain't Got A Dime To My Name (Bing Crosby, Music Maids)
June In January (Bing Crosby)
Dear Old Pal Of Mine (Bing Crosby)
November 26, 1942 ELGIN THANKSGIVING TRIBUTE TO OUR ARMED FORCES (CBS)
Sponsored by Elgin Watches
Don Ameche (host), Allan Jones, Red Skelton, Harriet Hilliard, Bill Goodwin (announcer), The Golden Gate Quartet, Gene Krupa, Loretta Young, Doris Gilbert (writer), Louis Silvers and His Orchestra, Ginny Simms, Judy Canova, Jose Iturbi, Spike Jones and The City Slickers.
Source: WJAS Pittsburgh Aircheck
Length: 59:02
The Marine Hymn (Allan Jones)
The Mean Widdle Kid, skit with Harriet Hilliard as mother (Red Skelton)
You (Gene Krupa)
The Crowning Glory, drama by Doris Gilbert (Loretta Young, Don Ameche)
Comedy routine and singing (Judy Canova)
The Fire Dance, by Da Falla (Jose Iturbi
O, Star Of France, by Walt Whitman (Don Ameche)
Hotcha Cornya (Spike Jones and The City Slickers)
Incomplete - Parts 1, 2, 3, and 5 of the program survive only.
Audio Condition: Excellent
(Goldin)
December 1, 1942 THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW, Los Angeles (NBC)
Sponsored by Philip Morris
Ginny Simms, Frank Bingman (commercial spokesman).
KFI Station
Stardust (Ginny Simms)
Three servicemen place long distance phone calls: (1) a Marine calls Major Bowes to ask for a second chance after the war; (2) a WAC calls her mother; (3) a sailor talks to a woman in Washington who wants to "adopt" a serviceman with no family.
ecember 8, 1942 JOHNNY PRESENTS Philip Morris Show
David Rose Orchestra.
[No further details.]
December 12, 1942 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Cary Grant, Announcer: Buddy Twiss. The Andrews Sisters, the Charioteers, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Ginny Simms and the Bombardiers, Gene Krupa Orchestra, SDD Orchestra conducted by Capt. Meredith Willson.
Program No. 43
Release: Early 1943
[No further details.]
December 24, 1942 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS), Extended Christmas Show
MC: Bob Hope, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Chief of OWI, Elmer Davis, the Andrews Sisters, Harriet Hilliard, Red Skelton, Ginny Simms and Unidentified vocal group, Bing Crosby, the Charioteers, Ethel Waters, Charles Laughton, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthie, Dinah Shore, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Spike Jones City Slickers, Kay Kyser Orchestra, 20th Century Fox Studio Orchestra conducted by Alfred Newman
Length: 1 Hour
Pennsylvania Polka (Andrews Sisters)
Jingle Bells (Spike Jones City Slickers)
Bill (Ginny Simms and unidentified vocal group)
Basin Street Blues (Bing Crosby)
Dinah (Ethel Waters)
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition (Kay Kyser Orchestra)
Why Don't You Fall In Love with Me? (Dinah Shore)
Friendship (Jack Benny, Fred Allen)
January 23, 1943 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Bob Hope, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Joan Blondell, Lena Horne, Ginny Simms, Carlos Ram�z, the Bombardiers, unidentified orchestra.
Program No. 49
Release: Early 1943
[No further details.]
January 28, 1943 KRAFT MUSIC HALL (NBC), Los Angeles
Sponsored by Kraft Food
Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Bing Crosby with regulars The Music Maids and Phil, Victor Borge, The Charioteers, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra. Guests: Ginny Simms, Frank McHugh.
Anchors Aweigh (Bing Crosby, Music Maids)
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Ginny Simms)
February 16, 1943 THE NEW PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM "JOHNNY PRESENTS" Starring Ginny Simms (NBC), Studio B, Hollywood
Guest: Rudy Vallee, Coast Guard; Pfc Robert Clememts, US Marine Corps; Charles Crawford, Douglas Aircraft; Edgar Fairchild Orchestra, "The Bombadiers" Chorus
Air: East 5:00 p.m.; Coast: 8:30 p.m.
Length: 30 min.
Theme: On The Trail (Edgar Fairchild Orchestra)
Savin' Myself For Bill (Ginny Simms)
Rhythm Of Rivets (Ginny Simms)
March 6, 1943 COMMAND PERFORMANCE
Announcer: Ken Carpenter. The Bombardiers, Mabel Todd, Alan Hale, Sons of the Pioneers, Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman Orchestra, unidentified orchestra.
Program No. 56
Release: Spring 1943
[No further details.]
April 5, 1943 LUX RADIO THEATER (CBS)
Sponsored by Lux Soap, Vimms Vitamins
Announcer: John Milton Kennedy. Episode: "The Road To Morocco," based on the 1942 Paramount movie. Cast: Bing Crosby (Jeff Peters), Bob Hope (Turkey Jackson), Ginny Simms (Princess Shalmar), Denis Green (Mullay Kasim), Janet Waldo (Miramarh), Verna Felton (Aunt Lucy), Ferdinand Munier (Hyder Kahn), Leo Cleary (Servant/Proprietor), Charlie Lung (Idiot/Second Arab), Abe Reynolds (Second Vendor), Fred MacKaye (Man/Customer), Norman Field (Vendor/Slave), Charles Seel (Arab Neb Jolla), Ken Christy (Waiter/Guard), Ann Tobin (Ad Libs/Burton), and Jane Bierce (Ad Libs), Cecil B. DeMille, Commercials: Paula Winslowe (Mary), Dorothy Lovett (Janet), Janet Russell (Sally), Louis Silvers (musical director).
Length: 1 Hour
The Road To Morocco (Bing Crosby, Bob Hope)
Constantly (Ginny Simms)
Moonlight Becomes You (Bing Crosby)
April 7, 1943 NAVAL AID AUXILIARY PROGRAM
Rudy Vallee, Ginny Simms
[No further details.]
April 21, 1943 MAIL CALL (AFRS)
MC: Fred MacMurray, Announcer: Don Wilson. Lou Holtz, Rita Hayworth, Ginny Simms, Rafael Mendez, The Charioteers, unknown orchestra.
Program No. 34
Release: May/June 1943
[No further details.]
May 5, 1943 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Ginny Simms, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Eddie and Jimmie Dean, Johnny Bond, Pat and Madge O'Malley, Gene Autry Trio, Freddy [?] Lightner, Freddy Martin Orchestra.
Program No. 65
Release: Summer 1943
Ain't Misbehavin' (Ginny Simms)
Clair de lune (Freddy Martin Orchestra)
I'll Be Back (Gene Autry Trio)
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Freddy Martin Orchestra; voc.: Gene Walch)
Medley: I'm Getting Sentimental Over You / I Don't Want To Walk Without You / Stardust / Deep Purple / Skylark (Ginny Simms)
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Ginny Simms)
May 11, 1943 JOHNNY PRESENTS
[No further details.]
June 2, 1943 MAIL CALL (AFRS)
MC: Eddie Cantor, Announcer: Don Wilson. Ginny Simms, the Bombardiers, the Mills Brothers, Binnie Barnes, 370th Army Air Corps Band of San Bernardino.
Program No. 40
Release: July 1943
I Never Mention Your Name (Oh! No) (Ginny Simms)
Lazy River (Mills Brothers)
A Handful of Stars (Orchestra)
St. Louis Blues (Ginny Simms)
Medley: Ida / Margie / If You Knew Susie (Eddie Cantor)
July 10, 1943 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Ronald Colman, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Jeanette MacDonald, Ginny Simms, Ella Mae Morse, Jimmy Davis, Dick Ryan, unidentified orchestra.
Program No. 74
Release: Summer 1943
[No further details.]
September 14, 1943 JOHNNY PRESENTS, PHILIP MORRIS SHOW
[No further details.]
September 30, 1943 TREASURY STAR PARADE
Treasury Department syndication, Sponsored by Third War Loan
Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Kay Kyser, Ginny Simms, Dick Powell, Thomas Mitchell, Olivia de Havilland, Brian Aherne, Jeannette MacDonald, Victor Young and His Orchestra.
Program No. 343
Length: 15 min.
(There's Gonna Be) A Great Day (Kay Kyser Orchestra)
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Ginny Simms, acc. by Victor Young Orchestra)
Sunday, Monday Or Always (Dick Powell)
The Four Freedoms (Thomas Mitchell, Jeannette MacDonald, Brian Aherne, Olivia De Haviland)
Back The Attack! (Chorus)
[Date] TREASURY STAR PARADE
Sponsored by the Treasury Department
Announcer: Don Wilson. David Broekman Orchestra, Ginny Simms
Program No. 348
Length: 15 min.
San Fernando Valley (Ginny Simms)
The Little Guy Who Looks Like You (Ginny Simms)
Somebody Loves Me (Ginny Simms)
Poinciana (David Broekman Orchestra)
Night And Day (Ginny Simms)
September 11, 1943 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Ginny Simms, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. The Andrews Sisters, Roy Acuff and the Smokey Mountain Boys, Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra.
Program No. 84
Release: Late 1943
Somebody Loves Me (Ginny Simms)
Send Me A Man (Andrews Sisters)
Low And Lonely (Roy Acuff and the Smokey Mountain Boys)
Pins And Needles (Roy Acuff and the Smokey Mountain Boys)
Hallelujah (Mitchell Ayres Orchestra)
Sing (Andrews Sisters)
In The Blue Of Evening (Ginny Simms)
DATE FRONT LINE THEATER ("The Birth of the Blues")
Announcer: Ken Niles. Bing Crosby (Jeff Landberg), Ginny Simms (Betty Lou Carp), Johnny Mercer (Memphis), Harry James (1120)
Program No. 55
Memphis Blues (Bing Crosby)
Cuddle Up A Little Closer (Ginny Simms)
Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie (Bing Crosby, Ginny Simms)
Feet Draggin' Blues (Harry James Orchestra)
'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (Ginny Simms, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mercer)
The Waiter And The Porter And The Upstairs Maid (Ginny Simms, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mercer)
Shine (Johnny Mercer)
The Birth Of The Blues (Bing Crosby, Ginny Simms)
Note: Originally broadcast September 13, 1943, on Lady Esther Screen Guild Players
September 30, 1943 TREASURY STAR PARADE
Treasury Department syndication, Sponsored by Third War Loan
Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Kay Kyser, Ginny Simms, Dick Powell, Victor Young and His Orchestra, Thomas Mitchell, Olivia De Havilland, Brian Aherne, Grace McDonald
Program No. "Special"
Length: 15 min.
[No further details.] 14:33. Audio: Excellent. Complete. (Goldin)
October 30, 1943 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Judy Garland, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Dinah Shore, Shirley Ross, Ginny Simms, the Bombardiers, San Bernadino Band.
Program No. 91
Release: Late 1943
Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart (Judy Garland)
(There's Gonna Be) A Great Day (Ginny Simms, Bombardiers)
Dear Old Donegal (Shirley Ross)
No Love, No Nothin' (Dinah Shore)
Medley of Top 10 Tunes: Pistol Packin' Mama / Put Your Arms Around Me Honey / In My Arms / I Heard You Cried Last Night / They're Either Too Young Or Too Old / People Will Say We're In Love / Paper Doll / What Do You Do In the Infantry? / Sunday, Monday Or Always / I Never Mention Your Name (Oh! No) / Goodnight Ladies (Entire Cast)
November 25, 1943 THE ELGIN COMPANY'S SECOND ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO THE ARMED FORCES
CBS Network, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck, Sponsored by Elgin Watches
Host: Robert Young, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. James Newell, George Burns, Gracie Allen, The Pied Pipers, Jackson Beck, Frank Lovejoy, Louis Silvers and His Orchestra, The Swing Wing, Manny Klein, Ed Gardner, Danny O'Neil, Jose Iturbi, Jack Douglas, Ginny Simms, Alvino Rey, Elsie Janis, Frances Langford, Edgar Bergen, Susanna Foster, Alan Reed.
Length: 2 Hours
Medley of Service Songs (James Newell)
Gracie tells George she's invited a few servicemen over for Thanksgiving dinner (George Burns, Gracie Allen)
Battlefield Thanksgiving Drama (Frank Lovejoy)
The Poet and Peasant Overture / The Hawaiian War Chant (The Swing Wing)
A Visit to Duffy's Tavern: "Two-Top Gruskin Joins the Army"
My Heart Tells Me (Danny O'Neil, from Chicago)
Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody #11" / Boogie Woogie (Jose Iturbi)
Comedy Routine (Jack Douglas)
Farewell Blues (Alvino Rey)
Elsie remembers songs she sang for the troops during the last war (Elsie Janis)
Edgar tells Charlie about the first Thanksgiving and the story of Pocahontas (Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy)
Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life (Susanna Foster)
Alan appears as Fallstaff Openshaw and recites his poem "Downfall," then steps out of chracter to read a serious poem about the world today (Alan Reed)
Program opening has been upcut. 1:59:05. Audio: Excellent. Complete as above. (Goldin)
December 3, 1943 STAGE DOOR CANTEEN
Raymond Paige Orchestra
Program originally broadcast over NBC Blue Network, numbering suggests possible re-broadcast on AFRS
Program No. 71
[No further details.]
Note: Ginny Simms appeared on several "Stage Door Canteen" programs in 1943. The above, in The Library of Congress, seems to be the only surviving one.
December 1943 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Fred Allen, Announcer: Paul Douglas. Ginny Simms, Lauritz Melchior, the Golden Gate Quartet, Gypsy Rose Lee, Benny Goodman Trio and Orchestra, Unidentified Orchestra.
Program No. 98
Release: Early 1944
No Love, No Nothin' (Ginny Simms)
Limehouse Blues (Benny Goodman Trio)
The Star (Lauritz Melchior)
Noah (Golden Gate Quartet)
Air Mail Special (Benny Goodman Orchestra)
December 10, 1943 PHILIP MORRIS PLAYHOUSE, "In Old Chicago" Program No. 121
[No further details.]
December 10, 1943 THE MILLION DOLLAR BAND (Rehearsal)
[No further details.]
December 12, 1943 PHILCO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Sponsored by Philco Corporation
Ginny Simms, Claire Niessen, Red Skelton, Frank Fay, Harriet Hilliard
Length: 1 Hour
[No further details.]
December 25, 1943 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Bob Hope, Announcer: Don Wilson. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of the Navy Frank Fox, Chief of General Staff George C. Marshall, Frances Langford, "Archie", Nelson Eddy, Ginny Simms, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante, Dinah Shore, The Charioteers, The Ken Darby Singers, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, Spike Jones City Slickers, Unidentified Orchestra.
Taped: November 6, 1943
Length: 90 min.
Extended Christmas Special
St. James Infirmary Blues (Kay Kyser Orchestra)
Strutaway With My Cutaway (Jimmy Durante)
Night And Day (Frances Langford)
(There's Gonna Be) A Great Day (Nelson Eddy)
Chlo-e (Spike Jones City Slickers)
You'll Never Know (Ginny Simms)
Ride, Red, Ride (Charioteers)
Paper Doll (Kay Kyser Orchestra)
Summertime (Dinah Shore)
Christmas Carols (Frances Langford, Ginny Simms, Dinah Shore, Ken Darby Singers)
Note: Assembled program
December 25, 1943 A CHRISTMAS PACKAGE (AFRS)
Produced by the War Department of the United States of America
MC: Linda Darnell, Announcer: Howard Duff. The Andrews Sisters, Capt. Robert B. Workman (Navy Chief of Chaplains), Ginny Simms, Bob Hope, Lena Horne, General Arnold (Chief of Army Chaplains), Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee, "Teeny", The King's Men.
Program No. 15
Sing, It's Good For You (The Andrews Sisters)
(There's Gonna Be a) Great Day (Ginny Simms, chorus)
Honeysuckle Rose (Lena Horne)
'Twas The Night Before Christmas ("Teeny" and The King's Men)
December 28, 1943 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
[No further details.]
January 17, 1944 LET'S ALL BACK THE ATTACK (NBC)
A program marking the next day's start of The Fourth War Loan.
Chester Nimitz, Ronald Reagan, Bing Crosby, Ginny Simms, John Charles Thomas, Martin Gabel, Glenn Miller and The Band Of The AAF Training Command, David Broekman and The Treasury Orchestra, Bill Slater, Don Kearn, John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra, Victor Young and His Orchestra, Arthur Langley (Governor of the state of Washington), Henry Morgenthau (Secretary Of The Treasury), Dwight Eisenhower, Ellis Arnold (Governor of Georgia), Coke Stevenson (Governor of Texas), Leverett Saltonstall (Governor of Massachusetts).
Length: 59:15
General Eisenhower speaks (by transcription) from London.
Secretary Morgenthau takes part in the patriotic music-drama!
Bill Slater reports from Buffalo, revealing existance of new jet aircraft.
Colonel Don Kearn is interviewed about the plane, then starts engine and takes off, probably the first sound of a jet on radio.
Bing sings a delightful "Candlelight and Wine" (which seems out of context with rest of program).
John Charles Thomas thanks Bing for not making usual joke about his being a trio.
Audio condition: Excellent, Complete. (Goldin)
Note: Program unusual in that two future presidents participate.
January 23, 1944 MARCH OF DIMES SPECIAL
Sponsored by March of Dimes Fund Appeal
MC: Eddie Cantor, Announcer: Harry Von Zell. Jack Haley, Nora Martin, Dick Powell, Ginny Simms, Ida Lupino, Monty Woolley, Edward G. Robinson, George Jessel, George Burns, Lum and Abner, Cass Daly, Georgie Price, Cookie Fairchild and His Orchestra.
Length: 1 Hour
My Heart Tells Me (Nora Martin)
Oh! What A Beautiful Morning (Dick Powell)
Speak Low (Ginny Simms)
Bye Bye Blackbird (George Jessel)
February 1, 1944 NBC BOND PARADE
[No further details.]
February 9, 1944 THE EDDIE CANTOR SHOW
Guest: Ginny Simms.
Program No. 20
[No further details.]
February 19, 1944 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Loretta Young, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Connie Boswell, Frances Langford, Ginny Simms, Larry Adler, Unidentified Orchestra.
Program No. 107
Release: Spring 1944
No Love, No Nothin' (Connie Boswell)
Besame Mucho (Frances Langford)
Suddenly It's Spring (Ginny Simms and Bombadiers)
Medley: Moonlight Becomes You (Connie Boswell); Until Tomorrow (Ginny Simms); Stardust (Frances Langford); My Wild Irish Rose (Ginny Simms, Connie Boswell, Frances Langford); Sailing, Sailing Over The Bounding Maine (Ginny Simms, Connie Boswell, Frances Langford; Deep Purple (Ginny Simms); I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Connie Boswell); Night And Day (Ginny Simms); My Heart Tells Me (Frances Langford); Cuddle Up A Little Close (Connie Boswell); Boy! Did I Get Stinkin' At The Club Savoy (Ginny Simms, Connie Boswell, Frances Langford; Paper Doll (Ginny Simms); Miss You (Connie Boswell); Cow-Cow Boogie (Frances Langford)
Roll Out The Barrel (Ginny Simms, Connie Boswell, Frances Langford)
February 24, 1944 BIRD'S EYE OPEN HOUSE starring Dinah Shore
Sponsored by Bird's Eye Frozen Foods
Announcer: Harry Von Zell. Dinah Shore, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Roland Young, Wally Brown, The Joseph Lilly Chorus, Robert Emmet Dolan and His Orchestra. Guest: Ginny Simms.
I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night (Dinah Shore)
Maizy Doates (Ensemble)
Irresistible You (Ginny Simms)
I'll Be Around (Dinah Shore)
Shortenin' Bread (Dinah Shore, Joseph Lilly Chorus)
March 11, 1944 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Dinah Shore, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Frank Sinatra, Ginny Simms, Unidentified Orchestra.
Program No. 110
Release: Spring/Summer 1944
Memphis Blues (Dinah Shore)
Kiss Me Again (Frank Sinatra)
I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night (Ginny Simms)
Dancing In The Dark (Frank Sinatra)
In The Still Of The Night (Ginny Simms)
Besame Mucho (Dinah Shore)
Frankie And Ginny (Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Ginny Simms, Ken Carpenter)
March 22, 1944 MAIL CALL (AFRS)
MC: Ginny Simms, Announcer: Don Wilson. Red Skelton, the Golden Gate Quartet, Hoagy Carmichael, Unknown Orchestra.
Program No. 83 Release: May 1944
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April 1, 1944 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Ginny Simms, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Lena Horne, Irene Manning, Capt. Katherine Craig, The Riders of the Purple Sage, Spike Jones City Slickers, Carl Grayson and Red Ingle, Unidentified Orchestra.
Program No. 113
Release: Summer 1944
San Fernando Valley (Ginny Simms)
City Slicker Polka (Spike Jones City Slickers)
Sing Me a Song of the Prairies (Riders of the Purple Sage)
Texas Blues (Riders of the Purple Sage)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Lena Horne)
One Alone (Irene Manning)
Cocktails For Two (Spike Jones City Slickers, voc: Carl Grayson, Red Ingle)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Ginny Simms)
April 3, 1944 LADY ESTHER SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS (CBS)
Sponsored by Lady Esther
Announcer: Truman Bradley, Orchestra: Will Berhatch. Dick Powell as Johnny Cornell, Ginny Simms as Trudy Evans and Jack Oakie as Dan
Lindy (Ginny Simms)
Hello, Frisco, Hello (Ginny Simms, Dick Powell, Jack Oakie)
You'll Never Know (Ginny Simms, Dick Powell)
Ragtime Cowboy Joe (Dick Powell, Ginny Simms, Jack Oakie & chorus)
You'll Never Know (Dick Powell & chorus)
Lindy (Ginny Simms, Dick Powell, Jack Oakie)
Hello, Frisco, Hello (Ginny Simms, Dick Powell)
You'll Never Know (Ginny Simms, Dick Powell & chorus)
April 14, 1944 PAN-AMERICAN DAY (NBC)
Sponsored by Co-ordinator of Inter-American Affairs
Bing Crosby, Ginny Simms, Arturo de Cordova.
Length: 15 Min.
[No further details.]
May 9, 1944 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
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June 6, 1944 D-DAY COVERAGE (NBC), WEAF, New York Aircheck
Dr. Goldstein, Ginny Simms, special program.
Length: 30 min.
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Station I. D., WEAF New York
rayer by Dr. Goldstein
Ginny Simms sings
Wounded G. I. delivers a message to his wife
U. S. Navy Commander describes how wounded are treated
A chaplain from the Navy.
June 13, 1944 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
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June 14, 1944 MAIL CALL (AFRS)
MC: Walter Winchell, Announcer: Don Wilson. Jack Haley, Nat King Cole, Ella Logan, Ginny Simms, Unknown Orchestra.
Program No. 96
Release: July/August 1944
(There's Gonna Be) A Great Day (Ginny Simms)
[No further details known.]
June 20, 1944 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
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June 27, 1944 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
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July 2, 1944 TEXACO STAR THEATER, Hollywood (CBS)
James Melton; Announcer: Howard Dietrich; Guest: Ginny Simms.
I Love You (Theme) (James Melton)
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (James Melton, Texaco Chorus)
Long Ago And Far Away (James Melton, Ginny Simms)
I'll Get By (Orchestra)
Marta (James Melton)
Amor (Ginny Simms)
Medley: Over There (James Melton, Ginny Simms, Texaco Chorus); Keep The Home Fires Burning (Ginny Simms
With My Head In The Clouds (James Melton)
July 3, 1944 THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW
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July 4, 1944 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
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June 11, 1944 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
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July 18, 1944 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
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July 22, 1944 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Ronald Colman, Announcer: Unknown. Ginny Simms, Ida Lupino, Cary Grant, Reginald Gardinger, Sir Aubrey Smith, Dame Mae Whitty, AFRS Orchestra conducted by Maj. Meredith Wilson.
Program No. 130
Release: Autumn 1944
The Man I Love (Ginny Simms)
Watching The Trains Come In (Cary Grant)
I've Got Sixpence (Ida Lupino)
Lili Marlene (Ginny Simms)
July 25, 1944 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
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August 1, 1944 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
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August 8, 1944 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
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August 10, 1944 MUSIC HALL (AFRS)
Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Marilyn Maxwell, Sonny Tufts, The Music Maids and Men, The Charioteers, John Scott Trotter Orchestra. Guest: Ginny Simms.
Program No. 88
Exactly Like You (Marilyn Maxwell, Sonny Tufts)
It Could Happen To You (Ginny Simms, Music Maids)
I'll Be Around (Charioteers)
Amor (Ginny Simms)
Cool Water (Charioteers)
Take Back Your Gold (Marilyn Maxwell, Music Maids and Men)
Show originally aired as Kraft Music Hall on NBC.
August 15, 1944 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
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August 27, 1944 THE PURPLE HEART (NBC)
Sponsored by Philip Morris
Announcer: Frank Graham. Ginny Simms sings, stories about wounded soldiers. Cookie Fairchild Orchestra.
DETAILS
Swinging On A Star (Ginny Simms)
September 4, 1944 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Ken Carpenter, Announcer: Fred Allen. Portland Hoffa, Ginny Simms, Martha Mears, Rochester, Jack Benny, Paul Lukas, AFRS Orchestra conducted by Maj. Meredith Willson.
Program No. 135
I'll Walk Alone (Ginny Simms)
The Little Guy Who Looks Like You (Martha Mears)
About 80% of program dubbed to Command Performance 218.
September 27, 1944 MAIL CALL (AFRS)
MC: Ginny Simms, Announcer: Don Wilson. Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford, Pied Pipers, Harry James Orchestra, AFRS Orchestra.
Program No. 111
It Could Happen To You (Ginny Simms)
Lullaby Of Broadway (Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford, Pied Pipers)
St. Louis Blues (Harry James Orchestra)
Time Waits For No One (Ginny Simms)
King Porter Stomp (Harry James Orchestra)
October 26, 1944 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Clark Gable, Announcer: Don Wilson. Ginny Simms, Winged Victory Orchestra conducted by Joe Bushkin.
Program No. 144
Release: Late 1944
Winged Victory Edition
Spirit of the Air Force (Chorus and Orchestra)
Oh! Lady Be Good (Orchestra)
The Very Thought Of You (Ginny Simms)
The Whiffenpoof Song (Cpl. Don Richards, Chorus)
Begin the Beguine (Ginny Simms)
Meadowlands (Sgt. Peter Lind Hayes)
The Army Air Corps Song (Don Wilson, Cpl. Claude Stroud)
November 25, 1944 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: Ginny Simms, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Ginny Simms, Larry Adler, Diana Lynn, Carlos Ram�z, Al Pearce, The Sportsmen, Unidentified Orchestra and Chorus.
Program No. 151
Release: Early 1945
Hand To Mouth Boogie (Larry Adler, acc. by J. Calvin Jackson and Orchestra)
Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stockin') (Ginny Simms, The Sportsmen)
Rica Pulca (Carlos Ram�z)
The Kerry Dance (Larry Adler)
The Man I Love (Ginny Simms)
December 23, 1944 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS), Extended Christmas Show
MC: Bob Hope, Announcer: Don Wilson. Jerry Colonna, Virginia O'Brien, Ginny Simms, Secretary of War Harry Stimson, Dinah Shore, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Verna Felton and Frank Nelson, Frances Langford, Dorothy Lamour, Danny Kaye, W.C. Fields, Judy Garland, Spencer Tracy, Lee C. Cobb, Skip Hornier and Howard Duff, Ken Darby Singers, Kay Kyser Orchestra, Xavier Cugat Orchestra, Spike Jones City Slickers, AFRS Orchestra.
Mastered: October 1944
Length: 135 min.
Brazil (Xavier Cugat Orchestra)
Let's Be Sweethearts Again (Virginia O'Brien)
Holiday For Strings (Spike Jones City Slickers, vocal by Charlotte Tinsley)
Amor (Ginny Simms)
Durante, Patron of the Arts (Jimmy Durante)
Babalu (Xavier Cugat Orchestra)
I'll Be Seeing You (Dinah Shore)
Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stockin') (Kay Kyser Orchestra)
It Had To Be You (Frances Langford)
Moonlight And Shadows (Orchestra)
The Lobby Song (Danny Kaye)
The Trolley Song (Judy Garland)
Medley of Christmas Songs (Virginia O'Brien, Ginny Simms, Dinah Shore, Ken Darby Singers)
Probably an assembled program.
December 25, 1944 ELGIN CHRISTMAS PARTY (CBS)
Sponsored by Elgin Watches, Third Annual Christmas Program
MC: Don Ameche, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Ginny Simms, Jack Benny, Rochester, Manny Klein, George Burns and Garcie Allen, Carmen Miranda, Joseph Szigeti, Barbara Jo Allen, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Louis Silver and His Orchestra, The Les Paul Trio, Eddie Anderson, The Swing Wing, The Charioteers, George Burns, Carroll Carroll (writer), Anthony Stanford (production supervisor).
KQW, San Jose, aircheck
Time: 120 mins.
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December 1944 SWINGING AROUND THE CLOCK
Jimmy Dorsey, Ella Mae Morse, Louis Jordan, Harry James, Kay Kyser, Benny Goodman, Lena Horne, Bing Crosby and Music Maids, Ginny Simms, Woody Herman, Johnny Mercer, et al.
Length: 1 Hour
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January 28, 1945 PHILCO RADIO HALL OF FAME (NBC Blue Network)
Sponsored by Philco Corp.
MC: Dick Powell, Announcer: Jimmy Wallington. Ginny Simms, Gil Lamb, Billy Gilbert, Mantan Moreland, Benjamin Carter, Paul Whiteman Orchestra.
Length: 1 Hour
Evalina (Dick Powell)
Cuddle Up A Little Closer (Ginny Simms)
Medley of Maj. Meredith Willson tunes: Yankee Doodle Girl (with chorus) / Iowa (Ginny Simms) / Hit The Leather And Ride (with chorus), Paul Whiteman Orchestra
February 22, 1945 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (AFRS)
MC: John Garfield, Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Ginny Simms, Danny Thomas, The Sportsmen, Dick Haymes, Unidentified Orchestra.
Program No. 163
Release: Spring 1945
Saturday Night (Ginny Simms)
It's Only A Paper Moon (Dick Haymes)
Is That The Alphabet? (Danny Thomas, Sportsmen)
Medley: Three Little Words / Tea For Two / Somebody Loves Me (Ginny Simms)
April 1, 1945 TEXACO STAR THEATER
James Melton, Ginny Simms, Diana Lynn, Victor Young Orchestra.
Program No. 40
Lily Marlene
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April 15, 1945 A TRIBUTE TO FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (NBC)
Host and narrator: Bette Davis, Conductor: Meredith Willson. Ronald Colman, John Charles Thomas, Kay Kyser, Dick Powell, Ginny Simms, Jack Benny, Shirley Ross, Edgar Bergen, Charles Laughton, Ethel Smith, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Ingrid Bergman, James Cagney, The Charioteers, Eddie Cantor, Deanna Durbin, Ed Gardner, Ethel Smith, Harold Peary, Will Hays, The Ken Darby Chorus, The Charioteers.
Length: 2 Hours
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April 18, 1945 MAIL CALL (AFRS)
MC: Ginny Simms, Announcer: Don Wilson. Robert Benchley, Tito Guizar, Rubinoff, "Gildersleeve", Walter Tetley, the Bombardiers, Unidentified Orchestra.
Program No. 141
Release: May 1945
In the Still Of The Night (Ginny Simms)
Intermezzo (Rubinoff)
Cuddle Up A Little Closer (Ginny Simms)
April 19, 1945 BIRDS EYE OPEN HOUSE starring Dinah Shore (NBC)
Sponsored by Birds Eye and Gaines Dog Food
Announcer: Harry Von Zell. Ginny Simms subs for Dinah Shore. Guest: Groucho Marx. Joseph Lilly Chorus, Robert Emmet Dolan Orchestra.
Begin the Beguine (Ginny Simms)
May 8, 1945 HOLLYWOOD VICTORY PROGRAM
Pat O�Brien, Lee Stevens, Mills Brothers, Jeanette MacDonald, Shirley Ross, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Eddy, Charles Boyer
Length: 1 Hour
My Country ('Tis Of Thee) (Pat O'Brien)
I Walk With Music (Lee Stevens)
Paper Doll (Mills Brothers)
Put Another Chair At The Table (Mills Brothers)
Land Of Hope And Glory (Jeannette MacDonald)
Beyond The Blue Horizon (Jeannette MacDonald)
Bells Of St. Mary's (Orchestra)
Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey (Shirley Ross)
If You Are But A Dream (Frank Sinatra)
You'll Never Walk Alone (Frank Sinatra)
(There's Gonna Be) A Great Day (Nelson Eddy)
United Nations March (Nelson Eddy)
The Star Spangled Banner (Ensemble)
Note: Many Hollywood stars sent brief messages during the program; Ginny Simms was one.
May 8, 1945 PHILIP MORRIS PROGRAM
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May 1945 V-E DAY SPECIAL (AFRS)
Announcer: Elliott Lewis. Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frances Langford, Dinah Shore, Ginny Simms, G.I. Jill, Johnny Mercer, Judy Garland, Loretta Young, Charles Boyer, Lin Yutang, Herbert Marshall, Michael Checkow, The Ken Darby Singers, The Armed Forces Orchestra.
America The Beautiful (Ken Darby Singers)
Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition (Bing Crosby, Ken Darby Singers)
This Is The Army, Mr. Jones (Frances Langford)
I've Been Working On The Railroad (Dinah Shore)
Someone's In the Kitchen with Dinah (Ken Darby Singers)
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) (Ginny Simms)
I Want To Go Home (Ken Darby Singers)
G.I. Jive (Johnny Mercer)
Medley: We're Off To See Herr Hitler / I've Got Sixpence / Bless 'Em All (last two with Ken Darby Singers) (Judy Garland)
Roll Out The Barrel (Bob Hope, Ken Darby Singers)
Comin' In On A Wing and A Prayer (Bing Crosby, Ken Darby Singers)
Medley of Military Marches of all Branches of the Armed Forces (Armed Forces Orchestra)
Glory, Glory Hallelujah (Ensemble)
May 23, 1945 SONGS FOR SINATRA, Ginny subs for Frank Sinatra
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June 19, 1945 THE TALENT THEATER (NBC)
Sponsored by Philip Morris, Revelation Tobacco
Ginny Simms, guests Arthur de Boss and Dolores la France, Philip Morris Songsters, unidentified orchestra.
AFRS rebroadcast of NBC show
Somebody Loves Me (Ginny Simms)
Surrey with The Fringe on Top (Arthur de Boss)
How Deep is the Ocean? (Dolores la France)
Sentimental Journey (Ginny Simms, Songsters)
If I Loved You (Ginny Simms, Songsters)
Please Don't Say "No" (Say "Maybe") (Ginny Simms, Songsters)
Stardust (Ginny Simms, Songsters)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Ginny Simms, Songsters) This Heart of Mine (Ginny Simms) United Nations March (Ginny Simms, Songsters)
??? WELCOME HOME RECEPTION, Los Angeles Coliseum
Program to honor Generals George S. Patton and James H. Doolittle
Producer Mervyn LeRoy; MC: Jack Benny. Gen. George S. Patton, Gen. James H. Doolittle, Bette Davis, Edward G. Robinson, Lauritz Melchior, Ezio Pinza, Jeanette MacDonald, Jimmy Durante, Carmen Miranda, Ginny Simms, Danny Thomas, Unidentified Army Band.
Show was followed by downtown parade.
The Star Spangled Banner (Lauritz Melchior, Ezio Pinza, Jeanette MacDonald)
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July 3, 1945 THE TALENT THEATRE (NBC)
Sponsored by Philip Morris, Revelation Tobacco
Announcer: Frank Graham. Ginny Simms, Rach Godwin and Eddie Griffith, Dorothy Daniels and Arthur Todd, John Bushelo, Philip Morris Songsters.
Oh! Lady Be Good (Ginny Simms)
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August 14, 1945 COMMAND PERFORMANCE
Victory Extra
Length: 1 Hour
Source: LP
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August 28, 1945 THE TALENT THEATRE (NBC)
Sponsored by Philip Morris, Revelation Tobacco
Announcer: Frank Graham. Ginny Simms, Jack Staffen, Arnold Rose, Ricky Jordan, Philip Morris Songsters.
That's For Me (Ginny Simms)
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September 28, 1945 to May 4, 1946 THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS)
First Season for Borden Company.
Frank DeVol Orchestra.
Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
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Late 1945 MUSIC FOR MILLIONS (Episode No. 15)
Sponsored by Victory Loan
Announcer: Bud Hiestand. John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra (1945? postwar?), Guest: Ginny Simms (904)
Length: 15 Minutes
Night and Day (Ginny Simms)
That's For Me (Ginny Simms)
I'm Gonna Love That Guy (Ginny Simms)
The Victory Parade (Ginny Simms)
Late 1945 GUEST CRITIC SERIES (CBS)
CBS Fall Promotion Campaign, for affiliate use in Autumn of 1945. Four-minute promotional programs by stars of CBS network programs for other CBS network programs.
Length: 4 Minutes
1. Joan Davis and Harry Von Zell promote "The Adventures Of The Thin Man" (Joan Davis, Harry Von Zell)
2. Joan Davis, Harry Von Zell and Ginny Simms promote "The Ginny Simms Show" (Joan Davis, Harry Von Zell, Ginny Simms)[No further details.]
October 10, 1945 SONGS BY SINATRA (CBS)
Sponsored by Old Gold Cigarettes
Announcer: Marvin Milk. Guests: Frances Langford, Ginny Simms, Pied Pipers, Axel Stordahl Orchestra.
There's No You (Frank Sinatra)
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October 12, 1945 THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS)
Sponsored by Borden's. KNX. Los Angeles aircheck.
Announcer: Don Wilson. Ginny Simms, Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, The Borden Chorus. Guests: Wes Taylor, Rudy Vallee.
Length: 30 Minutes
I'm Gonna Love That Guy Like He's Never Been Loved Before (Ginny Simms)
Chopin's "Polonaise" on Electric Banjo (Wes Taylor)
Rudy Vallee does comedy routine with many jokes at his own expense.
October 25, 1945 Rudy Vallee Presents THE DRENE SHOW
Guest: Ginny Simms
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Fall 1945 GUEST CRITIC Series (CBS Fall Promotion Campaign)
Promotional program by the stars of various CBS programs
Ginny Simms promotes her Ginny Simms Show
November 1, 1945 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (Episode #151)
MC: Ginny Simms. Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Jimmy Durante, Dennis Day, The Charioteers, The Sportsmen, Mel Torme, Unidentified Orchestra
Release Date: Early 1946
Gotta Be This Or That (Ginny Simms, The Sportsmen)
I've Got a Hole In My Rug (The Charioteers)
If I Loved You (Dennis Day)
It's Been A Long, Long Time (The Charioteers)
December 9, 1945 REQUEST PERFORMANCE (Program #10)
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December 10, 1945 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS)
Guests: Rudy Vallee, Wes Taylor
I'm Gonna Love That Guy (Ginny Simms)
Chopin's Polonaise (Instrumental) (Wes Taylor)
The More I See You (Ginny Simms)
(All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings (parody) (Ginny Simms, Rudy Vallee)
December 25, 1945 COMMAND PERFORMANCE
Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Ginny Simms, Jimmy Durante, et al.
Length: 90 Min.
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December 25, 1945 THE ELGIN CHRISTMAS DAY GREETING TO AMERICA (CBS Network)
Sponsored by Elgin Watches
Host: Don Ameche. Announcer: Ken Carpenter. The Elgin Orchestra, Louis Silvers (Conductor). Guests: Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Ginny Simms, Red Skelton, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Bob Crosby and The Bobcats, Barbara Jo Allen (as "Vera Vague"), Allan Jones, Artur Rubinstein, Ella Logan, Alan Reed, Omar Bradley, The Charioteers, Larry Storch
Length: 2 Hours
First Tune: It's a Grand Night for Singing
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December 29, 1945 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS)
Guest: Frank Sinatra
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January 4, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS)
Guest: Eddie Cantor
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January 1946 G.I. JOURNAL (Episode #128)
M.C.: Monty Woolley. Announcer: Harry Mitchell. William Bendix, Michelle Morgan, Mel Blanc, Ginny Simms, unidentified vocal group (probably The Sportsmen), unidentified orchestra
A Kiss Goodnight (Ginny Simms, Chorus)
Nashville Blues (Ginny Simms, Chorus)
Gotta Be This Or That (Ginny Simms, Chorus)
January 1946 G.I. JOURNAL (Episode #129)
M.C.: Jack Carson. Announcer: Unknown. Claire Trevor, Mel Blanc, Ginny Simms, Charles Ruggles, unidentified orchestra
Three Little Words (Ginny Simms)
Tea For Two (Ginny Simms)
Somebody Loves Me (Ginny Simms)
Laura (Ginny Simms)
Medley: You're Getting To Be a Habit With Me / Time On My Hands / Stormy Weather (Ginny Simms)
January 4, 1946 THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS Network)
Sponsored by Borden's. Originates from New York City. Announcer: Kenny Delmar. Frank de Vol and His Orchestra. Guests: Eddie Cantor, Bud Gries (ex-serviceman), the Borden Chorus.
Length: 30 minutes
"One More Dream" (Ginny Simms) (first song of program)
January 10, 1946 MUSIC MILLIONS LOVE
Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
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January 11, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS)
Announcer: Kenny DelMar. Guest: Gene Kelly and ex-Army Serviceman Anton Williams. Frank DeVol Orchestra. Show originates from New York.
Come To Baby, Do (Ginny Simms and Borden Chorus)
What a Deal
Parody of "Wuthering Heights" Set to Music Carolina in the Morning (Parody) (Ginny Simms, Gene Kelly
My Melancholy Baby (Parody) (Gene Kelly)
By the Sea (Parody) (Gene Kelly, Ginny Simms
January 18, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS)
Announcer: Kenny DelMar. Guest: Charles Coburn and ex-Army Private Johnny Ryan. Frank DeVol Orchestra. Show originates from New York.
Length: XXX
My Guy's Come Back (Ginny Simms and Borden)
Oh! What It Seemed To Be (Johnny Ryan)
Fishing For The Moon (Ginny Simms and Borden Chorus)
Radio Version of "Shady Lady" (Ginny Simms, Charles Coburn, Kenny DelMar
January 24, 1946 THE ANDRE KOSTELANETZ SHOW (Episode #110), AFRS
Announcer: Alexander Scott. Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra. Guest: Ginny Simms
This program was originally broadcast on CBS as "Music Millions Love"
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Janury 25, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS)
Announcer: Kenny DelMar. Guest: Phil Baker and ex-Army Serviceman John Doggin. Frank DeVol Orchestra. Show originates from New York.
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Ginny Simms)
It's The Talk Of The Town (John Doggin)
Some Sunday Morning (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
They Didn't Believe Me (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
February 1, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS)
Announcer: Don Wilson. Guest: Red Skelton, ex-Navy serviceman Fred DuBois, Frank deVol Orchestra.
Length: XXX
Who's Sorry Now? (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (Fred DuBois)
Wait And See (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
Everybody Knew But Me (Ginny Simms)
How Deep Is The Ocean (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
February 8, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS)
Announcer: Don Wilson. Guest: Jerry Colonna and Ex-Army Air Corps member Don Kemp. Frank DeVol Orchestra, Borden Chorus.
Length: XXX
One More Dream (Ginny Simms and Borden Chorus)
If I Had You (Don Kemp)
Slowly (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
Comedy Skit with Jerry Colonna
Your Father's Mustache (Jerry Colonna)
I Can See It Your Way, Baby (Ginny Simms)
Stardust (Ginny Simms)
February 15, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS)
Announcer: Don Wilson. Guest: Red Skelton, Sonny Tufts and Ex-Army Air Corps member Ray Kellogg. Frank DeVol Orchestra, Borden Chorus.
Length: XXX
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
Where Or When (Ray Kellogg)
Full Moon And Empty Arms (Ginny Simms)
Comedy Skit with Sonny Tufts and Don Wilson; parodies of several songs are sung
Cuddle Up A Little Closer (Ginny Simms)
The Bells Of St. Mary's (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
April 21, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW(CBS)
Announcer: Don Wilson. Guest: Red Skelton and Ex-Navy member Fred Dubois. Frank DeVol Orchestra, Borden Chorus
Length: XXX
Who's Sorry Now? (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (Fred Dubois)
Wait And See (Ginny Simms)
Comedy Skit with Red Skelton
Everybody Knew But Me (Ginny Simms)
How Deep Is The Ocean (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
Next week's guest is Jerry Colonna
Spring 1945 COMMAND PERFORMANCE #218 (Release date Summer 1946)
Announcer: Ken Carpenter. MC: Fred Allen. Guests: Portland Hoffa, Ginny Simms, The Sportsmen, "Rochester," Jack Benny, Martha Mears, Paul Lukas. AFRS Orchestra conducted by Maj. Meredith Willson.
Length: XXX
Come To Baby, Do (Ginny Simms)
The Little Guy Who Looks Like You (Martha Mears)
How Deep Is The Ocean (Martha Mears)
Note: About 80% of this program has been dubbed from Command Performance #135
May 6, 1946 HEDDA HOPPER'S HOLLYWOOD
Guest: Ginny Simms
Length: XXX
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June 18, 1946 RADIO'S BIGGEST SHOW (Sponsored by Walgreen Drug Stores)
Guests: Bob Hope, Frank Morgan, Ginny Simms, The Andrews Sisters, Dennis Day, Rochester, Vera Vague, Barbara Jo Allen, Ray Noble, Eddie Duchin
Length: 1 Hour
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September 27, 1946 to June 13, 1947 BORDEN PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW (CBS) Second Season for Borden Food, Fridays, 9:00 p.m. Length: XXX
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Fall 1946 MAIL CALL #217
Announcer: Unknown. MC: "Skipper Jay". Guests: The Charioteers, Virginia O'Brien, Rafael Mendez, Ginny Simms, The Pied Pipers, Gertrude Niesen, Lou Holtz, Rita Hayworth
Length: XXX
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November 8, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW
Guest: Billy DeWolfe
Length: XXX
Now That The Ceilings Are Off (Ginny Simms, Billy DeWolfe, Borden Chorus)
No further details.
November 15, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW
Guest: Billy DeWolfe
Length: XXX
Quiz Show Opus (Ginny Simms, Billy DeWolfe, Frank DeVol, Borden Chorus)
No further details.
November 22, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW
Guest: Billy DeWolfe
Length: XXX
Songwriter Opus (Carolina In The Morning / Poor Little Rhode Island / California, Here I Come) (Ginny Simms, Billy DeWolfe, Frank DeVol, Borden Chorus)
No further details.
November 29, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW
Guest: Donald O'Connor
Length: XXX
We'll Build A Home (Ginny Simms, Donald O'Connor, Frank DeVol, Don Wilson, Borden Chorus)
No further details.
December 6, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW
Guest: Donald O'Connor
Length: XXX
The Baby Sitter (Ginny Simms, Donald O'Connor, Frank DeVol, Borden Chorus)
No further details.
December 13, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW
Guest: Billy DeWolfe
Length: XXX
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December 20, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW
Guest: Donald O'Connor
Length: XXX
Christmas Greetings (Ginny Simms, Donald O'Connor, Frank DeVol, Don Wilson, Borden Chorus)
No further details.
December 1946 COMMAND PERFORMANCE (Christmas Program, AFRS Origination)
Guests: Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, Don Wilson, Edgar Bergen, Garry Moore (host), Ginny Simms, Gloria De Haven, Harry Truman, Jerry Colonna, Jimmy Durante, Marlene Dietrich, The Homer Hall Chorus, The Merry Macs, The Slim Gaillard Trio.
Length: XXX
Pass The Biscuits, Mirandy (The Merry Macs)
Jerry Colonna, Dinah Shore, Garry Moore and Jimmy Durante lecture on the subject "Anchors Aweigh," or "I Can Row, Canoe?"
Commandant of the AFRS appears on an AFRS program for the first time (name is not mentioned), thanking Marlene Dietrich for her appearances.
Lili Marlene (Marlene Dietrich)
Edgar Bergen prompts Charlie McCarthy to recite, "The Night Before Christmas."
The Homer Hall Chorus sings Christmas carols.
Recorded greetings from President Truman are played.
Audio condition: Excellent. Complete. (Goldin)
December 27, 1946 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW
Guest: Donald O'Connor
Length: XXX
Singing Commercials (Gilbert & Sullivan parody) (Ginny Simms, Donald O'Connor, Frank DeVol, Borden Chorus)
No further details.
January 3, 1947 BORDEN'S PRESENTS: THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW
Guest: Donald O'Connor
Length: XXX
What Ever Happened To Vaudeville? (parody of several songs) (Ginny Simms, Donald O'Connor, Frank DeVol, Borden Chorus)
No further details.
January 13, 1947 RADIO VIEWS> Length: XXX
No further details.
March 1, 1947 YOUR HIT PARADE #?? (AFRS)
Starring: Andy Russell. Announcer: Del Sharbutt. Guests: Ginny Simms, Hit Paraders, Mark Warnow Orchestra.
Length: XXX
#5 The Old Lamplighter (Andy Russell)
#7 Open The Door, Richard (Hit Paraders)
#6 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Ginny Simms, Hit Paraders)
#4 Guilty (Andy Russell)
#8 Managua, Nicaragua (Andy Russell)
#3 Oh! But I Do (Hit Paraders)
#2 The Anniversary Song (Andy Russell)
#1 For Sentimental Reasons (Ginny Simms)
#LSX I'm Just Wild About Harry (Mark Warnow Orchestra)
April 19, 1947 YOUR HIT PARADE #?? (AFRS)
Starring: Andy Russell. Announcer: Del Sharbutt. Guests: Ginny Simms, Hit Paraders, Mark Warnow Orchestra.
Length: XXX
#6 It's A Good Day (Ginny Simms)
#4 How Are Things In Glocca Morra? (Andy Russell)
#8 Guilty (Ginny Simms)
#5 Managua, Nicaragua (Hit Paraders)
#7 I'll Close My Eyes (Andy Russell)
#9 April Showers (Andy Russell)
#3 The Anniversary Song (Ginny Simms)
#2 Linda (Hit Paraders)
#1 Heartaches (Andy Russell)
April 22, 1947 THE GINNY SIMMS SHOW #22 (AFRS re-broadcast of Borden show)
Guests: Page Cavanaugh Trio, Donald O'Connor
Length: XXX
It's a Good Day (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
How Are Things in Glocca Morra? (Ginny Simms)
All of Me (Page Cavanaugh Trio)
Begin the Beguine (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
Stormy Weather (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Ginny Simms, Borden Chorus)
You Go to My Head (Ginny Simms, Page Cavanaugh Trio)
November 9, 1947 GUEST STAR TIME #33 (Sponsor ???)
Orchestra: Under the direction of Denis Agay. Announcer: Win Elliot.
Note: Miss Simms just completed filming "Night And Day" and currently appears at the Starlight Roof of the Waldorf Astoria; her son David is one year-old.
Length: 15 Minutes
I've Got You Under My Skin (Ginny Simms)
It Takes Time (Ginny Simms)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Ginny Simms)
I Love Louisa (Denis Agay Orchestra)
July 20, 1948 REMEMBER (AFRS #671) Length: XXX
I'm Confessin' (Ginny Simms)
1947-48 THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES (CBS), Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Co.
Announcer: Roger Pryor. Guests: Ginny Simms, Percy Faith and His Orchestra
Length: XXX
[No further details.]
September 21, 1947 A SALUTE TO THE D.A.V., "Their Hope Is You" (Mutual Network)
A variety show for the benefit of disabled veterans. Sustaining. Director: Bertrand Keane and Leonore Keane. Guests: Bob Hope, Joe E. Brown, Jack Fina and His Waldorf Astoria Orchestra, Harold Russell, Ginny Simms, Tony Rivers, Barbara Joyce, Frank Beland.
Length: 29:52
The first song is "Somebody Loves Me"
Audio condition: Excellent. Complete. (Goldin)
November 5, 1947 MAIL CALL #271 (Release date November 18, 1947)
MC: Chili Williams. Announcer: Unidentified. Guests: Nelson Eddy, Sterling Holloway, Ginny Simms, Mel Torm and the Meltones, Connie Haines, Slim Gaillard Trio, AFRS Orchestra
Length: XXX
Pale Moon (Mel Torme, Meltones)
The Best Man (Ginny Simms)
Tutti Frutti (Slim Gaillard Trio with vocal)
It's A Grand Night For Singing (Nelson Eddy)
Listen To Your Favorite Band (Mel Torme, Meltones)
Somewhere In The Night (Ginny Simms)
I Love A Parade (Nelson Eddy)
November 12, 1947 MAIL CALL #272 (Release date November 25, 1947)
MC: Chili Williams. Announcer: Don Wilson. Guests: Mel Torme and the Meltones, Milena Miller, Ginny Simms, Donald O'Connor, Frank De Vol, Larry Adler, AFRS Orchestra
Length: XXX
My Sweet Juanita (Mel Torme, Meltones)
Ole Buttermilk Sky (Milena Miller)
Hora Staccato (Larry Adler)
Among My Souvenirs (Ginny Simms)
November 19, 1947 MAIL CALL #273 (Release date January 13, 1948)
MC: Chili Williams. Announcer: Harry Von Zell. Guests: Johnny Mercer, the Charioteers, Dinah Shore, Leonard Sues, Ginny Simms, Billy DeWolfe, AFRS Orchestra
Length: XXX
Indianan (Johnny Mercer)
Ride, Red, Ride (Charioteers)
It Might As Well Be Spring (Dinah Shore)
He Was In Love With The Bearded Lady (Harry Von Zell)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Leonard Sues)
All I Need Is You (Charioteers)
College Song (Ginny Simms, Billy DeWolfe)
Dubarry School (Ginny Simms, Billy De Wolfe)
Smudge Pot Song (Ginny Simms, Billy De Wolfe)
Blues In The Night (Johnny Mercer, Dinah Shore)
1948 MARCH OF DIMES
Announcer: Roger Pryor. Guests: Ginny Simms, Percy Faith and His Orchestra
Length: 15 Minutes
Medley of Waltzes and Marches from "Carousel" (Percy Faith Orchestra)
Someone To Watch Over Me (Ginny Simms)
Jack, Jack, Jack (Percy Faith Orchestra)
February 18, 1948 THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES (CBS), Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Co.
Announcer: Roger Pryor. Guests: Ginny Simms, Percy Faith and His Orchestra
Length: XXX
Out Of My Dreams (Percy Faith Orchestra)
You're Not So Easy To Forget (Ginny Simms)
Cu-Cu-Ru (Jack, Jack, Jack) (Percy Faith Orchestra)
Someone To Watch Over Me (Ginny Simms)
Stardust (Percy Faith Orchestra)
Papa, Won't You Dance With Me (Ginny Simms)
Medley: Swanee River / Oh! Susannah (Percy Faith Orchestra)
1948 SONGS BY GINNY SIMMS (AFRS)
Announcer: Roger Pryor. Guests: Ginny Simms, Percy Faith and His Orchestra
Length: XXX
Same contents as "The Pause That Refreshes" of February 18, 1948 above.
February 18, 1948 THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES (CBS)
Ginny Simms with Percy Faith Orchestra
Length: XXX
[No further details.]
May 11, 1948 REMEMBER (AFRS #718) Length: XXX
Cuddle Up A Little Closer (Ginny Simms)
June 22, 1948 REMEMBER (AFRS #871) Length: XXX
Laura (Ginny Simms)
July 13, 1948 AT EASE (AFRS #718) Length: XXX
[No further details.]
July 20, 1948 AT EASE (AFRS #721) Length: XXX
They Say It's Wonderful (Ginny Simms)
All Through The Day (Ginny Simms)
July 20, 1948 REMEMBER (AFRS #887) Length: XXX
It's The Talk Of The Town (Ginny Simms)
December 8, 1948 MAIL CALL #328 (AFRS) (Release date December 27, 1948)
M.C.: Frances Gifford. Guests: Ginny Simms, Les Paul Trio, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd, Ray Noble, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Phil Regan, Tallulah Bankhead
Length: XXX
I Believe (Ginny Simms)
I Surrender Dear (Les Paul Trio)
Irish Lullaby (Phil Regan)
In The Still Of The Night (Ginny Simms)
Christmas 1948 CHRISTMAS SEAL SALE CAMPAIGN (Sponsored by Christmas Seal Fund Appeal)
Guests: Ginny Simms, The St. Luke's Chorus, Frank De Vol Orchestra
Length: XXX
Jingle Bells (Ginny Simms)
September 17, 1950 to March 18, 1951 THE BOTANY SONG SHOP (Sponsored by Botany Mills, ABC, Sundays 10:00 p.m.
Announcer: Harry Von Zell. Music: Buddy Cole Trio
Length: 15 Minutes
[No further details.]
1950 or 1951 THE BOTANY SONG SHOP (Sponsored by Botany Mills, ABC, transcribed from Hollywood) Announcer Harry Von Zell. Guest: Mel Blanc. Music: Buddy Cole Trio Length: 15 Minutes
All Dressed Up To Smile (Ginny Simms)
You Wonderful You (Ginny Simms)
Toot, Toot Tootsie (Mel Blanc impersonates Al Jolson)
Stormy Weather (Ginny Simms)
No Date GINNY SIMMS AND THE BUDDY COLE TRIO Length: XXX
Music By The Angels (Ginny Simms)
Just One Of Those Things (Ginny Simms)
Always You (Ginny Simms)
Lullaby Of Broadway (Ginny Simms)
No Date THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms
Length: 15 Minutes
Moon Of Manakoora (Ginny Simms)
June 16, 1949 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS) 1107
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms
Length: 15 Minutes
Summer Is A-Comin' In (Ginny Simms)
October 9, 1950 THE RAILROAD HOUR (NBC, Sponsored by The Association of American Railroads)
"Roberta" with Gordon MacRae, Ginny Simms, Edna Best, Carmen Dragon Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir. Announcer: Marvin Miller.
Length: 1 Hour
You're Devastating (Gordon MacRae and Choir)
Yesterdays (Ginny Simms and Choir)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Ginny Simms, Gordon MacRae)
Don't Ask Me Not To Ask (Gordon MacRae and Choir)
The Touch Of Your Hand (Gordon MacRae, Ginny Simms and Choir)
Yesterdays (Gordon MacRae and Choir)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Ginny Simms, Gordon MacRae)
At the end of the program, Ginny Simms' current radio show, The Botany Song Shop, is mentioned.
November 27, 1950 THE RAILROAD HOUR (NBC, Sponsored by The Association of American Railroads)
"Connecticut Yankee" with Gordon MacRae, Ginny Simms, Katie Lee, Joseph Kearns (986), Carmen Dragon Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir. Announcer: Marvin Miller.
Length: 1 Hour
My Heart Stood Still (Gordon MacRae)
April 16, 1951 THE RAILROAD HOUR (NBC, Sponsored by The Association of American Railroads)
"One Touch of Venus" (Book, Lyrics: Ogden Nash. Composer: Donna Hehner, Kurt Weil. Book, Lyrics: S.J. Perelman. Adaptor: Jean Holloway). With Gordon MacRae, Ginny Simms, Katie Lee, Joseph Kearns (986), Carmen Dragon Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir. Announcer: Marvin Miller. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete. (Goldin)
Length: 27:39
[No further details.]
June 1951 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS), Sponsored by Tide, Lilt.
First Show of New Season, Premiere Show with Ginny Sims,)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Frank DeVol Orchestra.
Length: XXX
I Want A Girl (Jack Smith)
August 27, 1951 THE TIDE SHOW(CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol. First show of the new season, premiere show with Ginny Simms.
Length: XXX
I Feel A Song Coming On (Jack Smith)
Wonder Why (Ginny Simms)
Come-On-A My House (Jack Smith)
Stormy Weather (Ginny Simms)
Sitting Around (Ginny Simms, Jack Smith)
August 31, 1951 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol
Length: XXX
In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening (Jack Smith)
Embraceable You (Ginny Simms)
Oya Negra (Jack Smith)
Too Young (Ginny Simms)
How About You? (Jack Smith, Ginny Simms)
September 2, 1951 GUEST STAR TIME #232, Sponsored by Treasury Department
First Defense Bond Drive. Announcer: Del Sharbutt. Guests: Ginny Simms, Jerry Colonna, Ziggy Elman Orchestra.
Length: 15 Minutes
You're My Everything (Jerry Colonna)
September Song (Ginny Simms)
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart (Ziggy Elman Orchestra)
Somebody Loves Me (Ginny Simms)
Exactly Like You (Ginny Simms)
September 3, 1951 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol.
Length: XXX
A Peach Of A Pair (Jack Smith, Ginny Simms)
How My Lover Loves Me (Ginny Simms)
Wondrous Words (Jack Smith)
Somebody Loves Me (Ginny Simms)
September Song (Jack Smith)
September 7, 1951 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS), "Hits of 1946"
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol.
Length: XXX
Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief (Jack Smith)
Symphony (Ginny Simms)
Ole Buttermilk Sky (Ginny Simms, Jack Smith)
To Each His Own (Jack Smith)
Aren't You Glad You're You? (Ginny Simms)
The Old Lamplighter (Ginny Simms, Jack Smith)
South America, Take It Away (Ginny Simms, Jack Smith)
The Coffee Song (There's An Awful Lot Of Coffee In Brazil) (Ginny Simms, Jack Smith)
September 7, 1951 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol.
Length: XXX
Come On And Dance With Me (Ginny Simms, Jack Smith)
I Get Ideas (Ginny Simms)
Jezebel (Jack Smith)
I Got The Sun In The Morning (And The Moon At Night) (Ginny Simms)
Because Of You (Jack Smith)
September 14, 1951 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol.
Length: XXX
There's No Boat Like A Row Boat (Jack Smith)
You Go To My Head (Ginny Simms)
Come-On-A My House (Jack Smith
I'm In Love Again (Ginny Simms)
Two Sleepy People (Jack Smith, Ginny Simms)
November 9, 1951 PAUL WESTON SHOW (KNX)
Guest: Ginny Simms.
Length: XXX
[No further details.]
January 5, 1952 UNCLE SAM'S PLAYHOUSE Length: XXX
[No further details.]
March 7, 1952 PAUL WESTON SHOW (KNX)
Guest: Ginny Simms.
Length: XXX
[No further details.]
April 4, 1952 COCA-COLA PRESENTS: MARIO LANZA
Ray Sinatra Orchestra. Guest: Ginny Simms.
Length: XXX
April In Paris (Mario Lanza)
The Blue Room (Ray Sinatra Orchestra)
Unidentified (Mario Lanza)
(There's Gonna Be) A Great Day (Ginny Simms)
And There You Are (Mario Lanza)
Please, Mister Sun (Ginny Simms)
May 6, 1952 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol.
Length: 15 Minutes
A Red Hot Mama (Jack Smith)
For The First Time (Ginny Simms)
Coca Roca (Jack Smith)
I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Ginny Simms)
[Unknown] (Ensemble)
1952 1952 CANCER CRUSADE, Sponsored by American Cancer Society Fund Appeal
Announcer: Ford Bond. Guest: Ginny Simms.
Length: XXX
[No further details.]
May 8, 1952 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol.
Length: 15 Minutes
Am I In Love? (Jack Smith)
Someone To Watch Over Me (Ginny Simms)
Tango Blues (Jack Smith)
What Good Is ... (Ginny Simms)
Good Night, Sweetheart (Ensemble)
May 13, 1952 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol.
Length: 15 Minutes
The Whistler And His Cocker Spaniel (Jack Smith)
[No further details.
May 15, 1952 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol.
Length: XXX
[No further details.]
June 10, 1952 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol.
Length: 15 Minutes
Let's Get Away From It All (Jack Smith)
[No further details.]
(Goldin)
June 12, 1952 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol.
Length: 15 Minutes
I Want A Girl, Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad (Jack Smith)
[No further details.]
(Goldin)
June 24, 1952 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol.
Length: 15 Minutes
[No further details.]
June 26, 1952 THE TIDE SHOW (CBS)
Starring Jack Smith and Ginny Simms. Orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol.
Length: 15 Minutes
[No further details.]
[No Date] JUBILEE #??? (AFRS)
Announcer: Johnny Grant. Guest: Ginny Simms.
Length: XXX
Somebody Loves Me (Ginny Simms)
When I'm Not Near The One I Love (Ginny Simms)
I Could Write A Book (Ginny Simms)
Mid-1953 BASIC MUSIC LIBRARY (AFRS P-3117)
Guests: Jack Smith, Ginny Simms, Michel Perriere Orchestra.
Length: XXX
When I'm Not Near the One I Love(*) (Jack Smith, Ginny Simms)
I Could Write A Book (Ginny Simms)
Somebody Loves Me (Ginny Simms)
(*) Tune comes from Jubilee #426 as mastered on July 7, 1953.
January 2, 1957 RECOLLECTIONS AT THIRTY (NBC)
Host: Ed Herlihy. Announcer: Fred Collins. Guests: Ethel Merman, Judy Holliday, Bea Wain, Grace Moore, Judy Canova with brother Zeke and sister Annie, Kay Kyser, Ginny Simms.
Length: XXX
[No further details.]
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #116, "A Tribute to the WACs"
With unidentified orchestra and The Songsters, from Hollywood, California.
Length: 15 Minutes
This Day
Tree (with chorus)
I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City
The Last Time I Saw Paris (with chorus)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #332
With unidentified orchestra and The Songsters, from Hollywood, California.
Length: 15 Minutes
Like Fish Out Of Water (with Songsters)
Medley. How Sweet You Are / Star Eyes (with Songsters) / San Fernando Valley (with Songsters)
Deep River (with Songsters)
Goodnight, Wherever You Are (with Songsters)
[No Date] TREASURY STAR PARADE #332, sponsored by Treasury Department
Announcer: Don Wilson. David Broekman Orchestra and unidentified chorus, from Hollywood, California.
Length: 15 Minutes
(There's Gonna Be) A Great Day (with chorus)
How Sweet You Are (with chorus)
Stormy Weather (with chorus)
Medley: My Heart Tells Me / Paper Doll / Shoo Shoo Baby
[No Date] AT EAST #296 (AFRS)
Guests: Ginny Simms, Eddie Duchin, Percy Faith Orchestra.
Length: 15 Minutes
More And More (Unknown Vocalist)
[No further details.]
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #335 Length: 15 Minutes
Somebody Loves Me
Night And Day
Suddenly It's Spring (with chorus)
Holiday For Strings
Goodnight, Wherever You Are
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #428 Length: 15 Minutes
How Sweet You Are
Star Eyes
San Fernando Valley
Somebody Loves Me
The Man I Love
Holiday For Strings
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #489
With The Bombardiers.
Length: 15 Minutes
(There's Gonna Be) A Great Day (with The Bombardiers)
I Remember April (with The Bombardiers)
Swinging On a Star (with The Bombardiers)
It Had To Be You
Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stockin')
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #497
With unidentified orchestra and chorus.
Length: 15 Minutes
Kentucky (with chorus)
I Walk Alone (with chorus)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (with chorus)
Long Ago And Far Away (with chorus)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #591
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra.
Length: 15 Minutes
The Trolley Song
In The Still Of The Night
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? (with chorus)
Unidentified (with chorus)
Sunday, Monday Or Always (with chorus)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #505
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra.
Length: 15 Minutes
Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stockin')
Too Much In Love
My Heart Sings
I'll Get By
Walk A Little, Talk A Little
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #509
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Bombadiers.
Length: 15 Minutes
Begin The Beguine (with The Bombardiers)
The Very Thought Of You (with The Bombardiers)
Somebody Loves Me
Amor (with The Bombardiers)
Swinging On A Star
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #513 Length: 15 Minutes
In The Still Of The Night
Don't Ever Change
The Trolley Song
The Man I Love
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #521 Length: 15 Minutes
Holiday For Strings
When I Dream Of Tomorrow
I Remember April
Lili Marlene
Time Waits For No One
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #529 (copyright 1945)
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
There Goes That Song Again (with The Songsters)
Like Fish Out Of Water
Lon g Ago And Far Away (with The Songsters)
It Could Happen To You
There'll Be A Jubilee (with Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #533 (copyright 1945)
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
Brazil (with The Songsters)
I Remember April (with The Songsters)
My Love, You Haven't Gone Away (with The Songsters)
Night and Day (with The Songsters)
My Heart Sings (with The Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #541 (copyright 1945)
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
The Victory Train (with The Songsters)
The Day After Forever (with The Songsters)
The Very Thought of You (with The Songsters)
I'll Get By
I'm Gonna See My Baby (with The Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #565
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
Amor (with The Songsters)
I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (with The Songsters)
Walk A Little, Talk A Little (with The Songsters)
Begin the Beguine
Brahm's Lullaby (with The Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #566
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
Too Much In Love (with The Songsters)
[No further details.]
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #569
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters
Length: XXX
Let Start the New Year Right (with The Songsters)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (with The Songsters)
I'm Making Believe (with The Songsters)
Kentucky (with The Songsters)
Too Much In Love (with The Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #573 (copyright 1945)
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
The Very Thought of You (with The Songsters)
I'll Walk Alone
More And More (with The Songsters)
Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stockin')
My Dream Of Tomorrow (with The Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #581
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
Night and Day (with The Songsters)
Saturday Night (Is the loneliest night in the week) (with The Songsters)
I'm Gonna See My Baby (with The Songsters)
Don't Fence Me In (with The Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #585
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
More And More (with The Songsters)
This Heart Of Mine (with The Songsters)
I'm In A Jam (With Baby)
Stormy Weather
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #597
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
Accentuate The Positive (with The Songsters)
Please Don't Say No (Say Maybe) (with The Songsters)
Easy To Love (with The Songsters)
Medley: Oh! Lady Be Good / Time On My Hands with Songsters / It Had To Be You
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #???
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters
Length: 15 Minutes
More And More (with The Songsters)
Please Don't Say No (Say Maybe) (with The Songsters)
Good Night, Sweet Dreams
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (with The Songsters)
Dancing In The Dark
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #601
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
Evalina (with The Songsters)
Every Time We Say Goodbye (with The Songsters)
Medley: Three Little Words / Somebody Loves Me / Time Waits For No One (with The Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #613
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters
Length: 15 Minutes
Night And Day (with The Songsters)
I'll Walk Alone (with The Songsters)
Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care To Know)? (with The Songsters)
Temptation (with The Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #617
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
Candy (with The Songsters)
Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care To Know) (with The Songsters)
There Goes That Song Again (with The Songsters)
The Man I Love (with The Songsters)
I'm Gonna See My Baby (with The Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #621
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night Of The Week) (with The Songsters)
It Had To Be You
Night And Day (with The Songsters)
My Heart Sings (with The Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #625
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
I'm Gonna See My Baby (with The Songsters)
Medley. Three Little Words / Tea For Two (with The Songsters) / Somebody Loves Me
Kentucky (with The Songsters)
Walk A Little, Talk A Little (with The Songsters)
I'll Be Seeing You (with The Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #629
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (with The Songsters)
Begin the Beguine
It Had To Be You
It Could Happen To You (with The Songsters)
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #641
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
[No further details.]
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #695
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: 15 Minutes
More And More
[No further details.]
[No Date] PERSONAL ALBUM #697
With Cookie Fairchild Orchestra, The Songsters.
Length: XXX
Dream (with The Songsters)
I'm Beginning to See the Light (with The Songsters)
Sentimental Journey (with The Songsters)
Yah-Ta-Ta Yah-Ta-Ta (Talk, Talk, Talk) (with The Songsters)
I Should Care (with The Songsters)
[No Date] TREASURY STAR PARADE #357, sponsored by U.S. Treasury Department, Syndication
Announcer: Unknown. Cookie Fairchild Orchestra.
Length: XXX
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Ginny Simms)
[No further details.]
[No Date] TREASURY STAR PARADE #358, sponsored by Treasury Department, Syndication
Announcer: Unknown. Cookie Fairchild Orchestra.
Length: XXX
Don't Cry (Ginny Simms)
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[No Date] TREASURY STAR PARADE #350, sponsored by Treasury Department, Syndication
Announcer: Unknown. Cookie Fairchild Orchestra.
Length: XXX
Let's Get Lost (Ginny Simms)
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[No Date] TREASURY STAR PARADE #360, sponsored by Treasury Department, Syndication
Announcer: Unknown. Cookie Fairchild Orchestra.
Length: XXX
I Never Mention Your Name (Oh! No) (Ginny Simms)
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[No Date] BOB CROSBY AND HIS ALL-STARS, Program #6, Sponsored by Marine Corps Recruiting, Marine Corps Syndication
Announcer: Jimmy Wallington. Guest: Ginny Simms.
Length: 15 Minutes
[No further details.] Audio condition: Excellent. Complete. (Goldin)
[No Date] ALSO # 239 (Library of Congress) Length: XXX
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[No Date] STANDBY FOR MUSIC #13, Sponsored by Navy Recruitment
Announcer: Jimmy Wallington. Frank DeVol Orchestra and Chorus.
Length: 15 Minutes
Blow, Gabriel, Blow (Ginny Simms)
Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) (Ginny Simms)
My Blue Heaven (Frank DeVol and Chorus)
Embraceable You (Ginny Simms)
[No Date] STANDBY FOR MUSIC #18, Sponsored by Navy Recruitment
Announcer: Jimmy Wallington. Frank DeVol Orchestra and Chorus.
Length: 15 Minutes
Medley: On The Sunny Side Of The Street / This Can't Be Love (Ginny Simms)
I Love Paris (Ginny Simms)
Introduction To A Waltz (Frank DeVol Orchestra)
Embraceable You (Ginny Simms)
[No Date] STANDBY FOR MUSIC #25, Sponsored by Navy Recruitment
Announcer: Hy Averback. Jerry Gray Orchestra.
Length: 15 Minutes
The Man I Love (Ginny Simms)
Come Rain Or Shine (Ginny Simms)
[Unknown Instrumental] (Jerry Gray Orchestra)
Cuddle Up A Little Closer (Ginny Simms)
[No Date] AT EASE #?? (AFRS) Length: 15 Minutes
My Heart Stood Still (Ginny Simms)
They Say It's Wonderful (Ginny Simms)
Night And Day (Ginny Simms)
Someone To Watch Over Me (Ginny Simms)
Falling In Love With Love (Ginny Simms)
[No Date] HERE'S TO VETERANS #28 Length: XXX
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[No Date] AFRS DISC
Ginny Simms with Andr Kostelanetz and His Orchestra.
Length: XXX
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[No Date] SALUTE TO THE RESERVISTS #43, Sponsored by Navy Reserve Length: XXX
Nevertheless (Ginny Simms)
St. Louis Blues (Ginny Simms)
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[No Date] ENOUGH AND ON TIME (AFRS) Length: XXX
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