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COMMAND PERFORMANCE

 Command Performance

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Betty Hutton & Bob Hope on Command Perromance

Bob Hope on a command performance broadcast
Betty Hutton, one of many guest performers on Command Performance
Betty Hutton, one of many guest performers on Command Performance

Command Performance is WWII entertainment at its finest, as it was made to be sent overseas to support our troops. Begun in March of 1942, it became a weekly wartime 30 minutes of star-studded fun.

Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, Fred Allen, Frances Langford, Spike Jones, Victor Borge, Frank Sinatra, Burns and Allen, Vincent Price, Ginger Rogers, Gary Cooper, Henny Youngman, Tallulah Bankhead, Andrew Sisters, Bette Davis, Esther Williams, James Cagney, Jane Froman, Helen Forrest, Ingrid Bergman, Judy Garland, Linda Darnell, Bing Crosby, Margaret Whiting, Oscar Levant, Peter Lawford,Maureen Ohara, Ronald Colman, Rita Hayworth Spencer Tracy, Ava Gardner and more stage, screen, and radio stars entertain the troops with flair.

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Each and every show gets several, or many, stars together to do comedy, songs and even dances, based on the ideas of the GI's listening. At first, the crack writing staff actually took ideas firsthand from the troops themselves. Later, the shows was transcribed by the Armed Forces Radio Service from Hollywood,

Kay Starr
Kay Starr, one of many guest
performers on Command Performance

but continuing to use the requests that poured in from all over the world. All donated their services to this war effort show, including the networks production studios.

Longer sketches are featured on some shows, and seasonal specials tug at the heartstrings. The big bands and singers of the day are featured, too, sometimes together!

The patriotism and dedication of those times shines forth in these performances, and in the comedy, the song and the banter, there is always a simple message - we appreciate what you are doing for us, and we miss you!

See also Mail Call, Request Perfromance, WWII Collection, Norman Corwin Collection, and Words .

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1 - 45 recordings - 22 hours 39 minutes

CP 000000 Benny Goodman Lina Romay Hoagy Carmichael
CP 420301 001 Eddie Cantor Danny Kaye Dinah Shore
CP 420309 002 Fred Waring. Joe E. Lewis Tallulah Bankhead
CP 420313 003 Kate Smith Henny Youngman Robert Benchley
CP 420318 004 Fred Allen Henny Youngman Gladys Swarthout
CP 420329 005 George Jessel Connie Boswell Oscar Levant
CP 420401 006 Kay Kyser Eddie Cantor Lou Holtz
CP 420412 007 Gene Tierney Edgar Bergen Betty Hutton
CP 420416 008 Clifton Fadiman Dinah Shore Phil Baker
CP 420419 009 Shirley Temple Abbott And Costello Fanny Brice
CP 420423 010 Pat Obrien Frances Langford Frank Morgan
CP 420428 011 Adolphe Menjou Fibber Mcgee Molly Red Skelton
CP 420507 012 Betty Grable Jack Benny Judy Canova
CP 420513 015 National Association Of Broadcasters Show
CP 420514 013 Edward G Robinson Hedy Lamarr Glenn Miller
CP 420518 014 George Raft Deanna Durbin Rudy Vallee
CP 420602 016 Mickey Rooney Amos N Andy Harry James
CP 420611 017 Don Ameche Bing Crosby Carole Landis
CP 420618 018 William Powell Gene Autry Judy Garland
CP 420623 019 Loretta Young Ella Fitzgerald Phil Silvers
CP 420630 020 Spencer Tracy Groucho Marx Barbara Stanwyck
CP 420707 021 Bob Hope Lena Horne Rosalind Russell
CP 420714 022 Edward Arnold Jack Benny Ethel Waters
CP 420721 023 Pat Obrien Harold Peary Dick Powell
CP 420728 024 Cary Grant Judy Garland Woody Herman
CP 420804 025 Clark Gable Bette Davis Count Basie
CP 420811 026 Walter Pidgeon Mary Martin Marlene Dietrich
CP 420818 027 Cary Grant Virginia Obrien Freddie Slack
CP 420825 028 Red Skelton Betty Hutton Benny Goodman
CP 420830 030 Bing Crosby James Cagney Larry Adler
CP 420830 031 Bing Crosby Abbott And Costello Kay Kyser
CP 420904 029 Tallulah Bankhead Gene Krupa Jane Froman
CP 420922 032 Don Ameche Edgar Bergen Tommy Dorsey
CP 420929 033 Bob Burns Tommy Dorsey Lionel Hampton
CP 421007 034 Cary Grant Spike Jones Rise Stevens
CP 421009 035 Bob Hope Judy Garland Claudette Colbert
CP 421013 036 Bing Crosby Mary Martin Dinah Shore
CP 421021 037 Frances Langford Bob Burns Jimmy Dorsey
CP 421024 038 Linda Darnell Red Skelton Erskine Hawkins
CP 421027 039 Rita Hayworth Lena Horne. Cass Daley
CP 421103 040 Betty Grable Edgar Bergen Judy Canova
CP 421110 041 Jack Benny Alice Faye Cass Daley
CP 421115 042 Leopold Stokowski
CP 421209 Dinah Shore Lionel Hampton Assembled Show 42a
CP 421224 1942 Christmas Special




Volume 2 - 45 recordings - 21 hours 54 minutes

CP 430102 045 Linda Darnell Ink Spots Cab Calloway
CP 430106 046 Robert Taylor Lum And Abner King Sisters
CP 430110 047 Joan Blondell Roy Rogers Connie Haines
CP 430116 048 Jeanette Macdonald Mills Brothers Virg Obrien
CP 430123 049 Bob Hope Lena Horne Ginny Simms
CP 430130 050 Dinah Shore Chill Wills Kathryn Grayson
CP 430213 051 Rita Hayworth Burns And Allen Betty Hutton
CP 430213 052 Bing Crosby Janet Blair
CP 430220 053 Olivia De Havilland F Langford Allan Jones
CP 430224 054 Tribute To British Army
CP 430227 055 Betty Grable Margaret Whiting Mel Blanc
CP 430313 057 Dinah Shore Cornelia O Skinner Freddy Martin
CP 430320 058 Judy Garland John Charles Thomas Kenny Baker
CP 430327 059 Kay Kyser Lennie Hayton Hedda Hopper
CP 430401 060 Bing Crosby Dinah Shore Bob Burns
CP 430403 061 Bob Hope Judy Garland Johnny Mercer
CP 430417 062 Dinah Shore Pied Pipers Glen Gray
CP 430424 063 Ann Sheridan Gracie Allen Paul Whiteman
CP 430501 064 Kate Smith John Charles Thomas Cass Daley
CP 430505 065 Ginny Simms Gene Autry
CP 430508 066 Martha Raye Rudy Vallee Mel Blanc
CP 430515 067 Joan Blondell Dick Powell Martha Tilton
CP 430522 068 Dinah Shore Sportsmen Ruth Hussey
CP 430605 069 Betty Hutton Amos N Andy Woody Herman
CP 430612 070 Bob Crosby Count Basie Jimmy Wakely
CP 430619 071 Bing Crosby Dinah Shore Vaughn Monroe
CP 430626 072 Fred Macmurray Alice Faye Jimmie Lunceford
CP 430703 073 Kay Kyser Lena Horne Gertrude Niesen
CP 430710 074 R Colman Jeanette Macdonald Ella Mae Morse
CP 430711 075 Bing Crosby Betty Grable Harry James
CP 430724 076 Dinah Shore Robert Benchley Tommy Dorsey
CP 430731 077 Katharine Hepburn Ed Gardner Ted Lewis
CP 430807 078 Greer Garson Nelson Eddy Cass Daley
CP 430814 079 Rosalind Russell Judy Canova Xavier Cugat
CP 430821 080 Ginger Rogers Frank Sinatra Arthur Q. Bryan
CP 430828 081 Bing Crosby Judy Garland Jimmy Durante
CP 430906 083 Dinah Shore Garry Moore Jimmy Dorsey
CP 430909 082 Marlene Dietrich Johnny Mercer Zero Mostel
CP 430911 084 Ginny Simms Andrews Sisters Roy Acuff
CP 430918 085 Ronald Colman Jascha Heifetz Lena Horne
CP 430925 086 Bob Hope Bing Crosby Frances Langford
CP 431002 087 Don Ameche Betty Hutton King Cole Trio
CP 431009 088 Robert Young Tex Ritter Charlie Spivak
CP 431016 089 Bette Davis John Charles Thomas Georgia Gibbs
CP 431023 090 Bob Hope Carole Landis Cliff Arquette




Volume 3 - 45 recordings - 22 hours 45 minutes

CP 431030 091 Judy Garland Dinah Shore Ginny Simms
CP 431113 092 Bob Hope Judy Garland Betty Hutton
CP 431120 093 Ida Lupino Phil Harris Hoosier Hot Shots
CP 431127 094 Herbert Marshall Edgar Bergen Bob Wills
CP 431204 095 Dinah Shore Abbott & Costello Fats Waller
CP 431211 096 Salute To Aef North African Network
CP 431218 097 Allmusic Program
CP 431220 098 Fred Allen Ginny Simms Benny Goodman
CP 431221 099 Fred Waring Kate Smith Orson Welles
CP 431225 1943 Christmas Special Part 1
CP 431225 1943 Christmas Special Part 2
CP 440108 100 Shirley Ross Carmen Miranda Veronica Lake
CP 440115 101 Frances Langford Virginia Obrien Revuers
CP 440122 102 Bob Hope Joan Leslie Dennis Day
CP 440131 103 Robert Young Glenn Miller Mary Martin
CP 440201 104 Second Anniversary Show
CP 440205 105 Jerry Colonna Fibber Mcgee Molly
CP 440212 106 Bob Hope Frank Sinatra Judy Garland
CP 440219 107 Loretta Young Frances Langford Connie Boswell
CP 440226 108 Dorothy Lamour Virginia Obrien Dick Haymes
CP 440304 109 Kate Smith San Fernando Valley
CP 440304 109 Kate Smith Randolph Scott Spade Cooley
CP 440311 110 Dinah Shore Frank Sinatra Ginny Simms
CP 440318 111 Bea Wain Johnny Mercer Cliff Nazarro
CP 440325 112 Don Ameche Cass Daley Carmen Miranda
CP 440401 113 Ginny Simms San Fernando Valley Rough
CP 440401 113 Ginny Simms Lena Horne Spike Jones
CP 440408 114 Frances Langford Jerry Colonna Jo Stafford
CP 440415 115 Bing Crosby Dinah Shore Yehudi Menuhin
CP 440422 116 Gene Tierney Roy Acuff Martha Tilton
CP 440429 117 Olivia De Havilland Bob Crosby Dennis Day
CP 440506 118 Bob Hope Bing Crosby Betty Hutton
CP 440513 119 Jerry Colonna Dinah Shore Helen Forrest
CP 440520 120 Paulette Goddard Jimmy Durante Louis Armstrong
CP 440527 121 Dinah Shore Dick Haymes Virginia Obrien
CP 440603 122 Bob Hope Bing Crosby J Garland Frank Sinatra
CP 440603 123 Allfemale Program
CP 440610 124 Bette Davis Jimmy Durante Artie Shaw
CP 440617 125 Jack Benny Harpo Marx Bing Crosby
CP 440624 126 Allwestern Program
CP 440701 127 George Murphy Maxine Sullivan Nelson Eddy
CP 440708 128 Claudette Colbert Jimmy Durante Ronald Colman
CP 440715 129 Bing Crosby Judy Garland Andrews Sisters
CP 440722 130 Ronald Colman Ginny Simms Cary Grant
CP 440730 131 Barbara Stanwyck Dick Haymes June Allyson




Volume 4 - 45 recordings - 24 hours 18 minutes

CP 440805 132 Ginger Rogers Virginia Obrien Jimmy Durante
CP 440812 133 Spencer Tracy Jo Stafford Johnny Mercer
CP 440819 134 Judy Garland Danny Kaye Helen Forrest
CP 440826 135 Fred Allen Jack Benny Ginny Simms
CP 440902 136 Ladies Night
CP 440909 137 Groucho Marx Gloria Dehaven Frank Morgan
CP 440913 138 Bob Hope Johnny Mercer June Allyson
CP 440923 139 Martha Raye Jack Carson Lina Romay
CP 440930 140 Deanna Durbin Jack Benny Ginger Rogers
CP 441007 141 Dinah Shore Art Tatum Chico Marx
CP 441014 142 Highlights Of 1944 Assembled Show
CP 441021 143 Eddie Cantor Janet Blair Danny Thomas
CP 441026 144 Winged Victory Edition
CP 441101 145 Ethel Merman Joe E Lewis Connie Boswell
CP 441101 148 Encore CP Assembled Show
CP 441107 149 Claudette Colbert Bob Burns Tommy Dorsey
CP 441108 146 Fred Waring Kate Smith Louis Prima
CP 441118 150 Linda Darnell Woody Herman Amos N Andy
CP 441123 Sp Thanksgiving Special
CP 441125 151 Ginny Simms Larry Adler Diana Lynn
CP 441202 152 Irene Dunne Johnny Mercer Jerome Kern
CP 441209 153 Fibber Mcgee Molly Cass Daley Illinois Jacquet
CP 441216 154 Bob Hope Bing Crosby Anita Oday
CP 441225 1944 Christmas Special
CP 450111 157 Linda Darnell Janet Blair Jimmy Durante
CP 450118 158 Burns And Allen Connie Haines C. Aubrey Smith
CP 450125 159 Frank Morgan Frank Sinatra Andrews Sisters
CP 450201 160 Gloria De Haven Carmen Miranda Bing Crosby
CP 450208 161 Jeannie Crain William Bendix Gene Krupa
CP 450215 162 Dick Tracy In B Flat
CP 450222 163 John Garfield Dick Haymes Ginny Simms
CP 450301 164 Helen Forrest Jack Carson Basil Rathbone
CP 450308 165 Frank Sinatra Elizabeth Taylor Margaret Obrien
CP 450315 166 Jimmy Durante Humphrey Bogart Lauren Bacall
CP 450322 167 Miss Gushmores Finishing School
CP 450329 168 Bob Hope Ingrid Bergman Charles Boyer
CP 450405 169 Bing Crosby Lionel Barrymore Marilyn Maxwell
CP 450412 Kaye Kyser Gary Cooper
CP 450419 170 Kay Kyser Gary Cooper Edward G Robinson
CP 450419 171 Martha Stewart Peter Lorre Sydney Greenstreet
CP 450426 172 Bing Crosby Jimmy Durante Ella Mae Morse
CP 450503 173 Tribute To Walt Disney
CP 450510 174 Jack Benny Paulette Goddard Hoagy Carmichael
CP 450524 176 Suppressed Desires
CP 450531 177 Rita Hayworth Charles Boyer Nat King Cole




Volume 5 - 40 recordings - 22 hours 42 minutes

CP 450719 184 Judy Canova Hoosier Hot Shots Danny Kaye
CP 450802 186 Allmale Program
CP 450809 187 Walter Okeefe Rita Hayworth Les Paul
CP 450814 Victory Extra Part 1
CP 450814 Victory Extra Part 2
CP 450830 189 Frank Sinatra Humphrey Bogart Victor Borge
CP 450906 190 Bing Bob Frank And J
CP 450927 193 Its Only Paper Moon Afrs
CP 451004 194 Dinah Shore Lum And Abner Alan Reed
CP 451011 195 Truth Or Consequences Special
CP 451018 196 Bob Hope Maureen Ohara Jerry Colonna
CP 451025 197 Eddie Cantor Mel Torme
CP 451101 198 Ginny Simms. Dennis Day
CP 451108 199 Frances Langford Bob Crosby Harold Peary
CP 451129 201 Linda Darnell Lena Horne Jack Kirkwood
CP 451213 202 Andrews Sisters Garry Moore Jimmy Durante
CP 451220 203 Dennis Day Jack Benny June Christy
CP 451225 1945 Christmas Special Part 1
CP 451225 1945 Christmas Special Part 2
CP 451227 204 Jane Wyman Alan Young Jim Backus
CP 460110 206 Andrews Sisters Assembled Show
CP 460117 207 Army Nurse Corps Anniversary Show
CP 460131 209 Robert Young Did You Ever Get Feeling In Moonlight
CP 460131 209 Robert Young Jack Benny Chico Marx
CP 460207 210 Johnny Mercer Larry Adler Assembled Show
CP 460214 211 Carole Landis Vivian Blaine Bob Burns
CP 460221 212 Bing Crosby Bob Hope Ann Sheridan
CP 460228 213 Frank Morgan Marilyn Maxwell Jose Iturbi
CP 460307 214 Ginger Rogers Burl Ives Kay Starr
CP 460314 215 June Haver Desi Arnaz Red Skelton
CP 460321 216 Eddie Cantor Lets Sing Song About Susie
CP 460406 Army Day Special
CP 460414 217 Awards Ceremony
CP 460414 217 Bob Hope Best Picture Lost Weekend
CP 460419 Sp Army Day Special
CP 460421 218 Fred Allen Jack Benny Ginny Simms
CP 460428 219 Dinah Shore Jimmy Durante Andrews Sisters
CP 460505 220 Kay Kyser Lina Romay Esther Williams
CP 460529 Fourth Anniversary Special
CP 460616 226 Shirley Temple Anita Ellis Peter Lawford




Volume 6 - 40 recordings - 20 hours 18 minutes

CP 450614 179 Ann Rutherford Bob Hope King Sisters
CP 450621 180 Joan Edwards Jack Carson Arthur Treacher
CP 450622 181 Herbert Marshall Jack Haley Les Paul
CP 450705 182 Juke Box Night Salute To Gi Jives 1000th Show
CP 450712 183 Janet Blair Victor Borge Rise Stevens
CP 460623 227 Esther Williams Peggy Lee Lum And Abner
CP 460630 228 Janet Blair Danny Kaye Carmen Miranda
CP 460922 232 Janet Blair David Street
CP 461020 235 Tyrone Power Walter Okeefe Town Criers
CP 461110 238 Superman Bob Hope Bela Lugosi
CP 461124 240 Donna Reed Garry Moore Connie Haines
CP 461201 241 Judy Garland Frank Sinatra Phil Silvers
CP 461208 242 Rudy Vallee Dorothy Patrick
CP 461225 1946 Christmas Special Host Bob Hope Part 1
CP 461225 1946 Christmas Special Host Bob Hope Part 2
CP 461225 1946 Christmas Special Host Lionel Barrymore
CP 470209 251 Don Wilson Victor Borge Jimmy Durante
CP 470223 253 Ginger Rogers Rose Marie Phil Baker
CP 470302 254 Carole Landis Frank Sinatra Jimmy Durante
CP 470309 255 Dick Haymes Helen Forrest Peter Lind Hayes
CP 470323 257 Glenn Ford Marilyn Maxwell Phil Silvers
CP 470414 266 George Murphy Martha Tilton Jerry Colonna
CP 470504 272 Marilyn Maxwell Frank Sinatra Benny Goodman
CP 470511 273 Phil Baker
CP 470514 271 June Havoc Connie Haines Edgar Bergen
CP 470525 275 Meredith Willson Lina Romay Paulina Carter
CP 470529 Fifth Anniversary Special Assembled Show Part 1
CP 470529 Fifth Anniversary Special Assembled Show Part 2
CP 470529 Special Lionel Barrymore Brazil 5th Aniv Pts 1&3
CP 470531 276 Bill Goodwin Alan Young Jane Russell
CP 470618 273 Take It Or Leave It Special
CP 470708 280 Esther Williams Andy Russell Danny Thomas
CP 470715 281 Eddie Cantor Joan Davis
CP 470805 284 Judy Canova Mel Blanc
CP 470902 288 Penny Singleton Virginia Obrien Jack Haley
CP 470909 292 Rudy Vallee Sweeney And March
CP 470930 289 Groucho Marx Martha Tilton Abe Burrows
CP 471021 300 Frank Sinatra Doris Day Jim Backus
CP 471028 301 Joan Barton Hoagy Carmichael Howard Duff
CP 471209 294 Bill Goodwin Frank Loesser Jack Carson




Volume 7 - 33 recordings - 19 hours 39 minutes

CP 471216 295 Peter Lind Hayes Mary Healy Turhan Bey
CP 471223 302 Kay Kyser Marsha Hunt Ilene Woods
CP 480120 307 Anita Ellis Harpo Marx Sweeney And March
CP 480323 314 Martha Tilton Edgar Bergen
CP 480330 316 Celeste Holm Garry Moore
CP 480518 323 Jack Mccoy Dan Dailey Evelyn Knight
CP 480525 324 Gloria Dehaven Andre Previn Donald Oconnor
CP 480529 Sixth Anniversary Special
CP 480907 340 Lina Romay Garry Moore Steve Allen
CP 480914 341 Ava Gardner Steve Allen Herb Jeffries
CP 480921 338 Shirley Ross June Foray
CP 481019 347 Margaret Whiting Jack Kirkwood
CP 481130 353 Vincent Price Kay Starr Joan Davis
CP 481225 1948 Christmas Special Announcer Hy Averback
CP 481225 1948 Christmas Special Ken Carpenter Part 1
CP 481225 1948 Christmas Special Ken Carpenter Part 2
CP 490125 365 Jimmy Durante Evelyn Knight
CP 490208 357 Betty Grable Danny Kaye Carmen Miranda
CP 490215 361 Betty Garrett Jimmy Durante
CP 490222 362 Gertrude Niesen Danny Kaye
CP 490329 368 Lina Romay Ed Gardner Danny Thomas
CP 490614 379 Margaret Whiting Steve Allen
CP 490621 376 Evelyn Knight Dick Powell
CP 490705 381 Gertrude Nniesen
CP 491011 396 Linda Darnell Garry Moore Bob Carroll
CP 491018 397 Alexis Smith Dean Martin Jerry Lewis
CP 491025 398 Marilyn Maxwell Jack Carson
CP 491025 398 Marilyn Maxwell Nellie Lutcher Bobby Jordon
CP 491101 399 Ralph Edwards S Wonderful
CP 491101 399 Ralph Edwards Ezra Stone
CP 500328 420 Martha Tilton Blow Gabriel Blow
CP 770529 Thirtyfifth Anniversary Special Part 1
CP 770529 Thirtyfifth Anniversary Special Part 2

 


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