Ford Startime

The Swingin', Singin' Years

Season 1, Ep 23, Aired 3/8/60
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  • Episode Description
  • Musical salute to the post-World War II era of big bands and vocalists, when many former band vocalists became singing stars and the swing bands began to play for audiences of listeners instead of dancers. Sequel to the 2/9/60 Ford Startime episode, "The Swingin' Years," which covered the big swing bands of the Thirties. Introduction by Ronald Reagan -- Apple Honey / performed by Woody Herman and the Herd -- Your Father's Moustache / performed by Herman and the Herd -- Cow Cow Boogie / sung by Ella Mae Morse ; performed by Freddie Slack and his orchestra -- Tonight We Love / performed by Freddy Martin and his orchestra -- Bumble Boogie / performed by Martin's pianist, Jack Fina -- The Gentleman is a Dope / sung by Jo Stafford ; performed by Red Ingle and the Natural Seven -- Temptation / sung by Stafford as "Cinderella G. Stump" ; performed by Ingle and Natural Seven -- Careless / performed by Eddy Howard and his orchestra -- To Each His Own / performed by Howard and orchestra -- What a Diff'rence a Day Makes / sung by Dinah Washington ; performed by Louis Jordan and Tympany Five -- Makin' Whoopee / sung by Washington ; performed by Jordan and Tympany Five -- Choo Choo Ch Boogie / performed by Jordan and Tympany Five -- E-o-leven Blues / performed by Charlie Barnet and his band -- Racing With the Moon / performed by Vaughn Monroe and the Moon Maids -- There I've Said it Again / performed by Monroe and Moon Maids -- MalagueƱa / performed by Stan Kenton and his orchestra.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tom Waldman

  • Frank Waldman

  • Barry Shear

  • Ronald Reagan

    Host

  • Woody Herman

    Himself

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  • Notes (1)

    • This episode of the series was released on DVD-R (DVD made to order) by Synergy Entertainment on November 15, 2011. The DVD is taken from a black and white kinescope of the original color videotape broadcast.

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