“Tribute to the Big Bands"

Host:  Mary Lou Metzger with guest Rocky Rockwell

Original Air Date:  October 8, 1960:

The Band remembers Glenn Miller with “In the Mood,” Tommy Dorsey is saluted with “Marie” and Benny Goodman with his Let’s Dance.” Jack Imel presents “When My Baby Smiles at Me” to honor Ted Lewis, and the show ends with a tribute to the “Boss” and his theme song “Bubbles in the Wine.”

Note:  The name in parentheses is the band leader or performer who was known for that song.

"Rhapsody in Blue (Paul Whiteman)" - Frank Scott and Larry Hooper on pianos, and orchestra

"Boo Hoo (Guy Lombardo)"  - Aladdin, Dick Dale and Rocky Rockwell

"The Waltz You Saved For Me (Wayne King)" - orchestra, danced by Lawrence Welk and Peggy Lennon

"Marie (Tommy Dorsey)" - Barney Liddell on trombone

"Thinking of You (Kay Kyser)" - orchestra

"Who Wouldn’t Love You (Kay Kyser)" - Peggy, Kathy and Janet Lennon

"You Made Me Love You (Harry James)" - Warren Luening on trumpet

"When My Baby Smiles at Me (Ted Lewis)" - Jack Imel

"In the Mood (Glenn Miller)" - orchestra

"Minnie the Moocher (Cab Calloway)" - Buddy Hayes

"Tonight We Love (Freddy Martin)" - Frank Scott on piano

"Date With an Angel (Hal Kemp)" -  Larry Dean

"Let’s Dance (Benny Goodman)" -  Bill Page on clarinet

"Oodles of Noodles (Jimmy Dorsey)" - Jack Dumont on saxophone

"Cocktails for Two (Spike Jones)" - Jack Imel on various percussion instruments, with vocals by Dick Dale

"My Dear (Jan Garber)" - orchestra

"Hot Lips (Henry Busse)" -  Norman Bailey on trumpet

"Does Your Heart Beat for Me (Russ Morgan)" -  Pete Lofthouse on trombone

"Oh Johnny (Orrin Tucker)" -  Peggy Lennon

"One O’clock Jump (Count Basie)" -  Frank Scott on piano and Bob Havens on trombone

"Sunny Side of the Street (Louis Armstrong)" -  Rocky Rockwell, also on trumpet

"Daddy (Sammy Kaye)" -  Curt Ramsey, Rocky Rockwell, Larry Dean, Aladdin and Bob Lido

"Leap Frog (Les Brown)" - orchestra

"Smoke Rings (Glen Gray)" -  Kenny Trimble on trombone

"Sunrise Serenade (Frankie Carle)" - Larry Hooper on piano

"Rippling Rhythm (Shep Fields)" - Aladdin

"Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington)" -  Rocky Rockwell on trumpet, Barney Liddell on trombone and Don Bonnee on clarinet

"Ida (Red Nichols)" - George Thow on trumpet

"Sugar Blues (Clyde McCoy)" - Norman Bailey on trumpet

"Sleep (Fred Waring)" - Glee Club choir

"Woodchopper’s Ball (Woody Herman)" - orchestra