"Its The Bary Wood Show ... starring radio's favorite baritone and the sensational voice of Margaret Whiting ... "
The younger brother of bandleader Barney Rapp, Barry Wood was identified with many songs of the WW2 era, especially with those recorded for the War Bond Drive. "Any War Bonds Today" and "Arms for the Love of America", written by Irving Berlin, were recorded by Wood in 1941. "Ev'rybody Ev'ry Payday" was heavily promoted by the radio division of the US Treasury to encourage workers to buy bonds through payroll deductions. Another popular wartime anthem recorded by Wood was "We Did it Before, and We Can Do It Again" which later became popular with LooneyTunes cartoons. Wood was the lead male vocalist on Your Hit Parade, made notable by his replacement in 1943 by Frank Sinatra. After his singing days, Wood was a successful television producer. His credits included "The Kate Smith Show" and "Wide, Wide World", a weekly 90 minute documentary of the wonders of North America.
Wood's female sidekick and vocalist on the The Barry Wood Show was Margaret Whiting. Whiting comes from a noted musical family. Her own popularity peaked during the 1940s and 50s with hits such as "That Old Black Magic," "Moonlight in Vermont", "A Tree in the Meadow" (Number 1 in the summer of 1948,) and the Christmas songs "Baby It's Cold Outside" and "Silver Bells".
See also: Your Hit Parade.