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Judy Garland on Radio, 1945

date? Command Performance  (#129, AFRS)
(apparently sometime after "Dick Tracy in B Flat," #166)
Guests: Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Andrews Sisters
Songs: Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby (Bing Crosby and Andrews Sisters) / Long Ago and Far Away (Judy) / Comedy number: All Time Flop Parade (Bing, Judy, Andrews Sisters) / I'll Remember April (Bing) / Comedy-Medley: Hand me down my bottle of korn (Bing) / De Camptown Races (Judy and Bing) / Beyond the Blue Horizon (Judy) / The Music Stopped (Judy) / My Old Kentucky Home (Judy and Bing) / Alabamy Bound (Judy and Bing) / Goodnight Wherever You Are (Judy, Bing and Andrews Sisters)
[contributed by Mark]

ca. 1945 Mail Call  (#?, ?min) 3
Host: Angela Green
Guests: Delta Rhythm Boys, Kay Thompson, Jerry Cooper, Sons of the Pioneers and Bob Hope. Judy and Bob Hope perform a sketch (not known if Judy sang anything) 3

date? The General Motors Hour  (network?, ?min)
Guests: Judy, Spike Jones and His Orchestra, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Ginger Rogers.
Judy sang The Trolley Song
[source: 3]

January 17 Esquire's 2nd Annual All-American Jazz Concert  (network?, 5min) 3
Danny Kaye introduces Judy, who introduces Anita O'Day, who sings, "You Were Waiting for Me"

January 30 March of Dimes  (CBS and NBC, 70min)
Master of Ceremonies: Bing Crosby
Announcer: Ken Carpenter
Guests: Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, John Scott Trotter, Axel Stordahl
A salute to President Roosevelt's birthday
The show includes a comic medley including, I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now by Judy, Bing and Frank and a commercial for the March of Dimes.
Judy sang Love
[source: 3]

Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Judy Garland
Eight to the Bar Strictly impromptu, this million-buck trio of Bing, Frankie and Judy, in jam session which completely stopped rehearsal for a special March of Dimes program broadcast over CBS. Radio audiences, alas, missed this part of the show but MOVIE LIFE cameraman was Johnny-on-the-spot. Movie-goers will soon be seeing Judy in first dramatic role (The Clock); Frankie-boy singing - and dancing - in Anchors Aweigh; and Bing, who's collected practically every award except the Congressional Medal this year, in two: Here Come the Waves and Road to Utopia. [Movie Life, May 1945]

February 15 Command Performance  (#166, AFRS)
Episode: "Dick Tracy in B-Flat" (full-length comedy skit)
Guests: Judy Garland, Harry Von Zell, Frank Morgan, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Jerry Colonna, Jimmy Durante, Cass Daley, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Andrews Sisters
Judy sang: parody of "Over the Rainbow" called Somewhere Over the Barrel and I'm Gonna Be Strong for You (with Bob Hope)

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April 11 Mail Call  (#140, AFRS)
Announcer: Don Wilson
MC: Judy Garland, The Merry Macs, Carmen Cavallero, Bob Hope, Frank Nelson and Paula Winslow
"Love" (Judy Garland); "Standin' in the Need of Prayer" (The Merry Macs); "Day and Night" (Carmen Cavallaro); "(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You" (Judy Garland); comedy patter (Judy Garland and Bob Hope); "There's a Great Day Comin' (Mañana)" (The Merry Macs); comedy skit (Judy and Bob)
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August 10 The Jerry Wayne Show  (CBS, 30min)
Judy sang: If I Had You and Love
Ads promised "A Garland of songs for you", with Judy and Jerry harmonizing with the Jeff Alexander Orchestra.1

September 6 Command Performance  (#190, ?min) 3
MC: Bob Hope
Guests: Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Meredith Willson, AFRS Orchestra and Judy Garland.
Details unknown

October 5 The Danny Kaye Show  (CBS, 30min)
Music: The Axel Stordahl Orchestra
Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra
Judy sang: How Deep Is the Ocean, Gotta Be This or That (with Frank Sinatra) and My Romance (with Frank Sinatra)

December 9 Jerome Kern Memorial  (CBS, 60min)
Music: The Al Goodman Orchestra, The Robert Armbruster Orchestra
Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Jack Smith, Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Hildegarde, Bing Crosby, Earl Wrightson, Patrice Munsel
Judy sang: Look for the Silver Lining and part of finale medley They Didn't Believe Me
Released on Ariel Records, 1983 3

December 25 Command Performance  (#?, AFRS)
Christmas Show
Starring: Bob Hope, Johnny Mercer, Ginny Simms, Dinah Shore, The Pied Pipers, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra
Judy sang: Long Ago and Far Away (re-used from an earlier AFRS Command Performance show) and It Came Upon a Midnight Clear


1. Watson/Chapman
2. Coleman
3. John Walther

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