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|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Gilliland; KSFO (Radio station : San Francisco, Calif.)
|Notes:||Interviews, commentary, music.
Title on container: Pop chronicles, the 40's.
In container (25 cm.).
The Pop chronicles made its debut on KSFO in San Francisco in October of 1972. The program was conceived and produced by radio personality John Gilliland.
|Description:||4 sound cassettes (ca. 6 hr.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips.|
|Contents:||Cassette 1: The early 40's, music of 1940 and 1941, up to Pearl Harbor. An introduction to the era of Big Bands, crooners, and dazzling vocalists. Guests include Johnny Mercer, Bing Crosby, Helen O'Connell, Helen Forrest, Sammy Cohn, Tex Beneke, Ray Eberly, George T. Simon, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Patty Andrews, Paula Kelly, Freddy Martin, Harry James, Peggy Lee and Stan Kenton, with dozens of other radio personalities. Cassette 2: The war years (1942-1945), music through V-J Day in 1945. A tapestry of sounds from the era of World War II with interviews with George Jessel, Helen Forrest, Patty Andrews, Tex Beneke, Freddy Martin, Harry James, Frankie Carle, George T. Simon, Johnny Mercer, Ella Mae Morse, Ray Eberle, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Van Heusen, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, the Mills Brothers, Spike Jones, Stan Kenton and Les Brown. Cassette 3: It's been a long, long, time, the post-war years to 1947. An introduction to the second half of the 40's with Academy Award-winning songs of 1945-1949, with guests Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Margaret Whiting, Johnny Mercer, Milton Berle, Jim "Fibber McGee" Jordan, Al Jolson, Dinah Shore, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sammy Cahn, Hoagy Carmichael, Gene Autry, Andy Russell, Irving Berlin, George T. Simon, Paula Kelly, Tex Beneke, Freddy Martin, Frankie Carle and Stan Kenton, as well as the voices of other prominent political and entertainment personalities. Cassette 4: Prelude to the 50's, Broadway's Golden Age, music of 1948 and 1949. Musical selections from the years 1947 to 1949, featuring Bergen & McCarthy, Walt Disney, the Mills Brothers, the Andrew Sisters, Carmen Miranda, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Hammerstein II, Buddy Clark, Jo Stafford, Bing Crosby, Fred Allen, Peggy Lee, Jimmy Durante, Nat "King" Cole, Doris Day, Russ Morgan, Art Mooney, Vaughan Monroe, Spike Jones, and Mitch Miller. This cassette includes a "farewell to the 40's," with a tribute to Cole Porter's "Kiss me Kate" and "South Pacific" by Rogers and Hammerstein.|
|Other Titles:||Pop chronicles, the 40's
Pop chronicles (Radio program)