CHESTERFIELD SHOW 1951-52

Liggett and Myers, the advertising agency for Chesterfield cigarette, announced in April of 1952 that they would not sponsor Bing's show the following season. In a 1972 interview for the series "Same Time Same Station" Bing claimed Chesterfield and he parted company because he refused to do a commercial advising his listeners to buy Chesterfield cigarettes for their mothers for mothers' day. Bing said he refused out of respect for his mother, who adamantly opposed smoking. Joining Bing throughout the final Chesterfield season are his announcer, Ken Carpenter, and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra. The season included Judy Garland's final guest appearance with Bing on his radio show and Rosemary Clooney's first. An asterisk (*) beside a song indicates a particularly notable performance.


CHESTERFIELD SHOW (10-3-51) w HOAGY CARMICHAEL, JANE WYMAN 1. Row, Row, Row 2. Buttermilk Sky (Hoagy) 3. Cool of the Evening (w Wyman) 4. Morning Side of the Mountain CHESTERFIELD SHOW (10-10-51) w JANE WYMAN, BILL THOMPSON 1. How High the Moon 2. Come on to My House 3. Shanghai 4. Because of You 5. Cool of the Evening (w Wyman) 6. Bonne Nuit CHESTERFIELD SHOW (10-17-51) w BOB HOPE, MARTHA TILTON 1. Bright Eyes 2. Hello Young Lovers 3. A Song of Sweet Violets (w Hope) 4. Morning Side of the Mountain MARTIN & LEWIS SHOW (10-19-51) w BING CROSBY 1. I Wish I Was (Martin) 2. Sam's Song (Martin and Crosby) 3. You May Not Be an Angel (Martin) CHESTERFIELD SHOW (10-24-51) w PAUL DOUGLAS, ANNA MARIE ALBERGHETTI 1. Cool of the Evening 2. Domino 3. Because of You CHESTERFIELD SHOW (10-31-51) w DINAH SHORE 1. Painting the Clouds with Sunshine 2. A Kiss to Build a Dream On 3. On the Morning Side of the Mountain CHESTERFIELD SHOW (11-7-51) w MARTIN AND LEWIS 1. Christopho Columbo 2. A Kiss to Build a Dream On* 3. In the cool of the evening (w Dean and Jerry) 4. Just One More Chance CHESTERFIELD SHOW (11-14-51) w JIMMY STEWART 1. Bright Eyes 2. When the World Was Young 3. America the Beautiful (w Anna Alburgetti) CHESTERFIELD SHOW (11-21-51) w BURT WHEELER, ALEXIS SMITH 1. Over a Bottle of Wine 2. Because of You CHESTERFIELD SHOW (11-28-51) w LOUIS ARMSTRONG, ELLA FITZGERALD 1. Jamboree Jones 2. Beginning to Look Like Christmas 3. Undecided (Ella) 4. I Get Ideas (Louis) 5. Memphis Blues (w Louis & Ella) 6. A Kiss to Build a Dream On CHESTERFIELD SHOW (12-5-51) w JIMMY STEWART, TONI ARDEN 1. Over a Bottle of Wine 2. Domino 3. Once (Toni Arden) 4. Never Before CHESTERFIELD SHOW (12-12-51) w BERT WHEELER, ALEXIS SMITH 1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 2. Getting to Know You 3. Dear One CHESTERFIELD SHOW (12-19-51) w TRUDY ERWIN 1. Come All Ye Faithful 2. Silver Bells (w Trudy) 3. That's What I Want for Xmas (Lindsay) 4. White Christmas 5. Silent Night CHESTERFIELD SHOW (12-26-51) w HOPE AND LAMOUR 1. Down Yonder* 2. Just One More Chance CHESTERFIELD SHOW (1-2-52) w MONICA LEWIS, HOPALONG CASSIDY 1. Sleigh Ride 2. Silver on the Sage 3. June in January CHESTERFIELD SHOW (1-9-52) w no guest A compilation of songs from previous broadcasts. 1. Row, row, row 2. A kiss to build a dream on 3. Painting the clouds with sunshine 4. Morning side of the mountain 5. Because of you 6. Dear one 7. Down yonder 8. Never before 9. Just one more chance CHESTERFIELD SHOW (1-16-52) w BOB HOPE 1. Undecided 2. I wish I was (w Hope) 3. Just one more chance CHESTERFIELD SHOW (1-23-52) w PAUL DOUGLAS, HELEN O'CONNELL 1. Slow poke 2. My merry oldsmobile 3. Ida 4. Weaver of dreams CHESTERFIELD SHOW (1-30-52) w BOB BURNS, PATTI PAGE 1. Sleigh ride 2. Why you do me like you do 3. To prove I'm in Love (w Patti) 4. It's No sin CHESTERFIELD SHOW (2-6-52) w FRED ASTAIRE 1. Slow Poke* 2. At Last! At Last! 3. Undecided (w Astaire) 4. Nobody's Sweetheart 5. Singing Chesterfield Commercial (w Fred) 6. I Still See Elisa CHESTERFIELD SHOW (2-13-52) w HUMPHREY BOGART, LAUREN BACALL 1. Sailing down the Chesapeake Bay 2. Bold fisherman (w Bogie & Bacall) 3. It had to be you 4. It's No sin CHESTERFIELD SHOW (2-20-52) w PATTI PAGE, MILLS BROTHERS 1. Anytime 2. Charmaine 3. Be my life's companion (Mills brothers) 4. Up a lazy river (w Mills brothers) 5. Til we meet again (w Patti) 6. A kiss to build a dream on* CHESTERFIELD SHOW (2-27-52) w BELL SISTERS Transcript (PDF) 1. Sailing down the Chesapeake Bay 2. Tell me why 3. Bermuda (Bell Sisters) 4. June Night (w Bell Sisters) 5. Two Shillelegh O'Sullivan 6. Please, Mister Sun* CHESTERFIELD SHOW (3-5-52) w BOB CROSBY, CATHY CROSBY 1. Be My Life's Companion 2. At Last! At Last! 3. Cathy (Bob & Cathy) 4. Come What May CHESTERFIELD SHOW (3-12-52) w HUMPHREY BOGART AND LAUREN BACALL 1. Two Shillelegh O'Sullivan 2. Bold fisherman (Bogart) 3. I don't know why (w Bacall) 4. Please Mister Sun* CHESTERFIELD SHOW (3-19-52) w JIMMY STEWART 1. It had to be you 2. Mississippi mud 3. Tell me why CHESTERFIELD SHOW (3-26-52) w ANNA MARIA ALBERGHETTI, MARILYN MAXWELL 1. Be My Life's Companion 2. The Blue Danube (Alberghetti) 3. If You Catch A Little Cold (w Maxwell) 4. Nobody's Sweetheart 5. Italian Lullaby (w Alberghetti) CHESTERFIELD SHOW (4-2-52) w BELL SISTERS, GARY CROSBY 1. Sailing Down Chesapeake Bay 2. Wheel of Fortune (Bell Sisters) 3. Come What May 4. Fatherly Advice (w Gary) 5. June Night (Gary & Bell Sisters) 6. Tell Me Why CHESTERFIELD SHOW (4-9-52) w BOB HOPE, KAY STARR 1. Be My Life's Companion 2. Pittsburgh, PA (w Hope and Starr) 3. Palm Springs CA (w Hope and Starr) 4. Please Mister Sun* CHESTERFIELD SHOW (4-16-52) w HELEN O'CONNELL, BELL SISTERS 1. Blacksmith Blues 2. Anytime (w Helen) 3. Rutza Rutza (Bell Sisters) 4. Wheel of Fortune (w Bell Sisters) 5. With a Song in My Heart (w Helen) 6. Tell Me Why CHESTERFIELD SHOW (4-23-52) w KAY STARR, BELL SISTERS 1. Don't Ever Be Afraid to Go Home 2. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 3. Boo-Hoo (Bell Sisters) 4. Poor Whip-Poor-Will (w Bell Sisters) 5. After You've Gone 6. I'll Never Be Free (w Starr) 7. Please Mister Sun CHESTERFIELD SHOW (4-30-52) w DONALD O'CONNOR 1. Am I in Love 2. Tell Me Why 3. Small Fry (w O'Connor) 4. I Waited Too Long 5. You Can Keep Me Guessing CHESTERFIELD SHOW (5-7-52) w MARLENE DIETRICH 1. I Love My Baby 2. Singing in the Rain 3. La Vie en Rose (w Marlene) 4. Am I in Love 5. At Last CHESTERFIELD SHOW (5-14-52) w DAVID NIVEN, TERESA BREWER 1. The Noodling Rag (w Brewer) 2. Don't Be Afraid to Go Home 3. Those Rolly Polly Eyes (Brewer) 4. Can't Give You Anything But Love 5. I'll Walk Alone CHESTERFIELD SHOW (5-21-52) w JUDY GARLAND 1. Am I in Love 2. You're Mean to me (Judy) 3. When You Were a Tulip (w Judy) 4. After You've Gone 5. When You're Smiling (Judy) 6. At Last CHESTERFIELD SHOW (5-28-52) w JUDY GARLAND 1. Am I in Love 2. Rockabye Your Baby (Judy) 3. For Me and My Gal * (w Judy - complete version) 4. April in Paris (w Judy) 5. Carolina in the Morning (Judy) 6. I'll Walk Alone * CHESTERFIELD SHOW (6-4-52) w JUDY GARLAND On Judy's last guest performance on Bing's radio show Bing asks her to sing "the song" to close the show. 1. Be My Life's Companion 2. Chesterfield ad claiming it is safe and pure 3. After You've Gone 4. You Made Me Love You (Judy) 5. Hello My Baby (w Judy) 6. My Merry Oldsmobile (w Judy) 7. Walking My Baby Back Home (w Judy) 8. You're Just in Love * (w Judy) 9. At Last* 0. Over the Rainbow (Judy) CHESTERFIELD SHOW (6-11-52) w ROSEMARY CLOONEY 1. Don't Be Afraid of Going Home 2. I Love My Baby 3. Tenderly (Rosey) 4. In Pittsburg Pennsylvania * 5. Zing a Zong (w Rosie) 6. Just for You CHESTERFIELD SHOW (6-18-52) w PEGGY LEE 1. Noodling Rag 2. A-round the corner* 3. Love (Peggy Lee) 4. Watermellon Time (w Lee) 5. At Last CHESTERFIELD SHOW (6-25-52) w PEGGY LEE (last show) 1. A-round the corner 2. Just for You 3. You Go to My Head (Lee) 4. Zing a Zong (w Lee) 5. Can't Give You Anything But Love 6. Chesterfield Jingle (w Lee) 7. Moon Came Up with a Great Idea (w Lee) 8. Now is the Hour


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