Kollege of Musical Knowledge December 11, 1941 – Kay Kyser

Kollege of Musical Knowledge December 11, 1941 - Kay Kyser

Artist: Kay Kyser
Album: Kollege of Musical Knowledge December 11, 1941
Release Date: February 15, 2000
Duration: 59:34
Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening, Vocal
Styles: Dance Bands, Sweet Bands, Big Band, Instrumental Pop, Traditional Pop
Recording Date: December 10, 1941 – 1943

Though little remembered today, during the 1940s Kay Kyser was one of the most popular bandleaders in the land, his records selling more than Benny Goodman’s or Tommy Dorsey’s. While the majority of his Columbia best-sellers now languish in the vaults, we have this disc of old radio broadcasts of his Kollege of Musical Knowledge, the most popular musical program on radio from 1938 to 1948. Heard here are the 1941 and 1943 G.I. Journal shows, featuring the band and vocalists Harry Babbitt, Dorothy Dunn, Julie Conway, Sully Mason, Trudy Erwin, and Georgia Carroll. Although some of the radio humor is straight off the cob, Kyser’s enthusiasm is contagious, and it’s easy to see why the band became such a hit with the public.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Program Introduction Kay Kyser 1:03
Hallelujah / Clifford Grey / Leo Robin / Vincent Youmans Kay Kyser 1:32
The White Cliffs of Dover / Nat Burton / Walter Kent Kay Kyser 2:32
Yes, Indeed! / Sy Oliver Kay Kyser 2:20
Commercial Kay Kyser 0:19
Orange Blossom Lane / Peter DeRose / Nick A. Kenny / Mitchell Parish Kay Kyser 2:42
News Break Kay Kyser 1:14
Elmer’s Tune / Elmer Albrecht / Sammy Gallop / Dick Jurgens Kay Kyser 2:22
The Sheperd Serenade / Kermit Goell Kay Kyser 2:13
Broadcast Closing Kay Kyser 1:15
Why Don’t You Do Right? / Lillian “Lil” Green / Kansas Joe McCoy Kay Kyser 2:25
Can’t Get Out of This Mood / Frank Loesser / Jimmy McHugh Kay Kyser 2:55
Frank Morgan Comedy Kay Kyser 3:33
Long Ago (And Far Away) / Ira Gershwin / Jerome Kern Kay Kyser 2:07
Who Wouldn’t Love You? / Bill Carey / Terry Fischer Kay Kyser 2:41
Pushin’ Sand Kay Kyser 1:35
Ish-Ka-Bibble and Sad Sack Comedy Kay Kyser 1:13
Pale Moon / Jacob Glick / Freddy Logan Kay Kyser 2:43
Ish-Ka-Bibble Poems Kay Kyser 1:17
A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening / Harold Adamson / Jimmy McHugh Kay Kyser 2:31
Sad Sack Comedy Kay Kyser 3:48
Poinciana / Buddy Bernier / Nat Simon Kay Kyser 2:55
Oh, What a Beautiful Morning / Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers Kay Kyser 3:19
Comedy Private Dim-Wit Kay Kyser 1:07
Star Eyes / Gene DePaul / Don Raye Kay Kyser 2:24
Best of All Kay Kyser 2:37
Broadcast Closing Kay Kyser 2:52

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