This CD is part Two of a two part set featuring one of America’s greatest popular vocalists of the twentieth century. Here he is featured as pianist and vocalist with his trio which included Oscar Moore (guitar and vocal) and Johnny Miller (bass and vocal). It is also worth mentioning that these five “live” programs which were recorded by The Armed Forces Radio Service for distribution to post W.W.II military bases around the world to boost the moral of men who thought their job was done and that they would soon be returning home. Guests include Mel Tormé and Clark Dennis. This CD contains some Forty four tracks, many rarities and a running time of over seventy eight minutes makes this a highly collectible item.
Tracks - AFRS Show # 24. October 4, 1947: Introduction: Straighten Up And Fly Right; Give Me Twenty Nickels For A Dollar; I Can’t Believe It Was All Make-Believe; I Miss You So; I Found A New Baby; Count Me Out; For Once In Your Life; The Trouble With Me Is You; Closer: Crazy Rhythm
AFRS Show # 38. January 31, 1948: Introduction: Straighten Up And Fly Right; Almost Like Being In Love; I Feel So Smoochie; But Beautiful; Gonna Get A Girl; RhumbaAzul; Beg Your Pardon; Wildroot Bebop (The Geek); Closer: Rhumba Azul (reprise).
AFRS Show # 39. February 21, 1948: Introduction: Straighten Up And Fly Right; I Feel So Smoochie; But Beautiful (repeat from show # 38); Pianissimo; Your Red Wagon; This Is My Night To Dream; A-N-G-E-L Spells Mary; Too Marvelous For Words; Closer Wildroot Bebop (repeat from show # 38).
AFRS Show # 40 1948: Introduction: Straighten Up And Fly Right; This Is My Night To Dream (repeat from show # 39); I’m In The Mood For Love; Near You; Rhumba Azul (repeat from show # 38); You’re Driving Me Crazy (voc: Mel Torme); I’m Thru With Love; Closer: Crazy Rhythm
AFRS Show # 41 March 6, 1948: Introduction: Straighten Up And Fly Right; Sunday; Laroo, Laroo Lily Bolero; I May Be Wrong; What’ll I Do; I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling; Peg O’ My Heart (voc: Clark Dennis); You’re The Cream In My Coffee; Closer Body And Soul (unknown ts) (repeat from other show).