Brew Lite’s Ultimate New Year’s Post 2011/12 ::: THE ORIGINAL ONE-HOUR-CROSS-USA ‘AFRS’ NEW YEAR’s RADIO DANCING PARTY from 1945 to 1946

Playlist with the complete New Year’s Radio Dancing Party 1945 to 1946, originally as broadcasted on December 31, 1945 from 11:00 p.m. to ’round 00:01 a.m. on January 1, 1946 🙂

Enjoy the ride, but please don’t forget to hug & kiss your beloved!



Blog owner’s note:

Whilst this is getting published – ’round 8:35 p.m. MET -, I’m in some Kölsch Pub already, with a bunch of sweet chicks, and my … pocket horn 😉

Here are the credits, and a picture with the original LP:

The Armed Forces Radio Service’s New Year’s Radio Dancing Party from 1945 to 1946 (You may click on the pictures to enlarge.):

01 Sad Sack 3:36 Harry James & His Music Makers from Hollywood;

02 One O’Clock Jump 4:35 Count Basie & His Orchestra from New York City;

03 Warsaw Concerto 3:28 Freddy Martin & His Orchestra from the Coconut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles;

04 Woodchopper’s Ball 3:44 Woody Herman & His Orchestra from the Meadowbrook, Cedar Grove, New Jersey;

05 Drum Boogie 4:01 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra from the Hollywood Palladium on Sunset Boulevard;

06 Just You And I 3:32 Henry King & His Orchestra from the Hotel Mark Hopkins, San Francisco, featuring Joe Sudy;

07 Accentuate The Positive 4:43 Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra from the Club Zanzibar, NYC;

08 I Got Rhythm 4:27 Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra from the Casino Gardens, Ocean Park, California;

09 Twilight Time 2:07 Les Brown & His Band Of Renown from the Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC;

10 Little Jazz 3:23 Artie Shaw & His Orchestra from California, featuring Roy Eldridge;

11 Tampico 3:14 Stan Kenton & His Orchestra from the Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, featuring June Christy;

12 Song Of India 3:20 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra from San Diego, California, featuring Charlie Shavers;

13 Polonaise 3:18 Carmen Cavallaro, His Piano & Orchestra from Ciro’s, Hollywood, California;

14 Robin Hood 3:33 Louis Prima & His Orchestra from Salt Lake City;

15 Gotta Be This Or That 2:59 Benny Goodman & His Orchestra from Boston, Massachusetts, featuring Red Norvo & Slam Stewart;

16 Let The Zoomer’s Drool 5:11 Duke Ellington & His Orchestra from Evansville, Indiana;

17 For Auld Lang Syne 2:04 Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians from the Grill Room, Hotel Roosevelt, NYC;

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