Dinah Shore In Person + More Old Time Radio Shows OTR OTRS MP3 On CD 60 Episodes


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Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore; February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress, and television personality. She was most popular during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s.

After failing singing auditions for the bands of Benny Goodman and both Jimmy Dorsey and his brother Tommy Dorsey, Shore struck out on her own to become the first singer of her era to achieve huge solo success. She enjoyed a long string of over 80 charted popular hits, lasting from 1940 into the late ’50s, and after appearing in a handful of films went on to a four-decade career in American television, starring in her own music and variety shows in the ’50s and ’60s and hosting two talk shows in the ’70s. TV Guide magazine ranked her at #16 on their list of the top fifty television stars of all time. Stylistically, Dinah Shore was often compared to two popular singers who followed her in the mid-to-late ’40s and early ’50s, Doris Day and Patti Page.

In March 1939, Dinah debuted on national radio on the Sunday afternoon CBS radio program, Ben Bernie’s Orchestra. In February 1940, Dinah Shore became a featured vocalist on the NBC Radio program The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street, a showcase for traditional Dixieland and Blues songs. With Shore, the program became so popular that it was moved from 4:30 Sunday afternoon to a 9:00 Monday night time slot in September. In her prime-time debut for “the music of the Three Bs, Barrelhouse, Boogie-woogie and the Blues”, she was introduced as “Mademoiselle Dinah ‘Diva’ Shore, who starts a fire by rubbing two notes together!”. She recorded with the two Basin Street bands for RCA Victor; one of her records was the eponymous “Dinah’s Blues.”

Shore’s singing came to the attention of Eddie Cantor, and he signed her as a regular on his popular radio show, Time to Smile, in 1940. Shore credits him for teaching her self-confidence, comedic timing, and the ways of connecting with an audience. Eddie Cantor bought the rights to an adapted Russian folk song with new lyrics by Jack Lawrence for Dinah Shore to record for RCA Victor’s Bluebird label. This song, “Yes, My Darling Daughter,” became her first major hit, selling 500,000 copies in a matter of weeks, which was unusual for that time.

Shore soon became a successful singing star with her own radio show in 1943, Call to Music. Also in 1943, she appeared in her first movie, Thank Your Lucky Stars. The movie starred Eddie Cantor, and she soon went to another radio show, Paul Whiteman Presents. During this time, the United States was involved in World War II and Shore became a favorite with the troops. She had major record hits, including Blues In the Night, Jim, You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To and I’ll Walk Alone, the first of her number-one hits. To support the troops overseas, who liked her singing, she participated in USO tours to Europe. She met George Montgomery, a young actor ready to go into military service. They married on December 3, 1943, shortly before he went into service. When he returned, they settled in San Fernando, California. In 1948, their first child was born, a daughter named Melissa Ann, and they also adopted a son in 1954 named John David before moving to Beverly Hills.

Shore continued appearing in radio shows throughout the 1940s, including Birds Eye-Open House and Ford Radio Show. In early 1946, she moved to another label, Columbia Records. At Columbia, Dinah Shore enjoyed the greatest commercial success of her recording career, starting with her first Columbia single release Shoo Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy and peaking with the most popular song of 1948, Buttons and Bows, which was number one for ten weeks. Other number one hits at Columbia included The Gypsy and The Anniversary Song. One of her most popular recordings was the holiday perennial Baby, It’s Cold Outside with Buddy Clark from 1949. The song was covered by many other artists, Ella Fitzgerald, for example. Other hits during her four years at Columbia included Laughing on the Outside (Crying on the Inside), I Wish I Didn’t Love You So, I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons), Doin’ What Comes Naturally, and Dear Hearts And Gentle People. She was a regular with Jack Smith on his quarter-hour radio show on CBS. Shore acted in films such as Follow the Boys and Up in Arms (both in 1944), Belle of the Yukon (1945), and Till the Clouds Roll By (1946). She lent her musical voice to two Disney films: Make Mine Music (1946) and Fun and Fancy Free (1947). Her last starring film role was for Paramount Pictures in Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952), co-starring Alan Young and Metropolitan Opera star Robert Merrill.

In 1950 Dinah went back to RCA with a reported deal to record 100 sides for $1,000,000. The hits kept coming, but with less frequency, and weren’t charting as high as in the ’40s. Dinah’s biggest hits of this era were My Heart Cries for You and Sweet Violets, both peaking at number three in 1951. Several duets with Tony Martin did well with A Penny A Kiss being the most popular, reaching number eight on the charts. Blue Canary was a 1953 hit and Dinah’s covers of Changing Partners and If I Give My Heart To You were popular top twenty hits. Love and Marriage and Whatever Lola Wants were top twenty hits from 1955. Chantez, Chantez was Dinah’s last top twenty hit, staying on the charts for over twenty weeks in 1957. Dinah stayed with RCA until 1959, and during that time released several albums including Bouquet of Blues, Once in a While, and Vivacious, which were collections of singles with different orchestras and conductors such as Frank DeVol and Hugo Winterhalter. Moments Like These, a studio album from 1958, recorded in stereo, with orchestra solely under the musical direction of Harry Zimmerman, who performed the same duties on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, being the exception.

Includes 60 Episodes On 1 MP3 CD-R!

Episode List:

Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 541221 – First Song – The Glory Of The Land.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 541224 – First Song – Sleighride Together With You.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550107 – First Song – Mr. Sandman.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550119 – First Song – It’s Crazy, But I’m In Love.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550128 – First Song – Mr Sandman.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550330 – First Song – Don’t You Know.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550401 – First Song – April Showers.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550404 – First Song – It All Depends On You.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550420 – First Song – Sentimental Journey.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550422 – First Song Tweedly Tweedly Dee.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550506 – First Song – Tweedly Tweedly Dee.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550511 – First Song – Play, Mr Banjo.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550513 – First Song – Two Hearts, Two Kisses, One Love.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550615 – First Song – It’s A Great Feeling.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550617 – First Song – It’s A Good Day.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550622 – First Song – In The Good Ole Summertime.mp3
Dinah Shore Chevrolet Show 550624 – First Song – Play, Mr Banjo.mp3
Dinah Shore Show 441116 – Guest Charles Laughton [000].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 420612 – [07] ‘Not Mine’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 420619 – [08] ‘Three Little Sisters’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 420626 – [09] ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 420703 – [10] ‘Three Little Sisters’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 420710 – [11] ‘Who Wouldn’t Love You’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 420717 – [12] ‘Met Him on a Monday’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 420724 – [13] ‘Bicycle Built for Two’ [No Opening] [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 420731 – [14] ‘Sunday’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 420828 – [18] ‘Jingle, Jangle, Jingle’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 420904 – [19] ‘Who Wouldn’t Love You’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 420911 – [20] ‘Kalamazoo’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 420925 – [21] ‘Blue Skies’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 421211 – [37] ‘A Touch of Texas’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 421218 – [38] ‘Hip, Hip Hooray’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 421225 – [39] ‘A Merry American Christmas’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 430101 – [40] ‘A Touch of Texas’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 430108 – [41] ‘I’m on the Road to Morocco’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 430115 – [42] ‘Hip, Hip Hooray’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 430122 – [43] ‘I Want to Go Back to West Virginia’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 430205 – [45] ‘For Me and My Gal’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 430212 – [46] ‘This Happy-Go-Lucky Day’ [Cut Opening] [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 430219 – [47] ‘When Johnny Comes Marching Home’ [481].mp3
In Person, Dinah Shore 430319 – [51] ‘Hit the Road to Dreamland’ [481].mp3
Songs By Dinah Shore 411102 – [01] First Song – Why Dont We Do This More Often.mp3
Songs By Dinah Shore 411116 – [03] First Song – This Can’t Be Love.mp3
Songs By Dinah Shore 411123 – [04] First Song – Somebody Loves Me.mp3
Songs By Dinah Shore 411130 – [05] First Song – Blue Skies.mp3
Songs By Dinah Shore 411207 – [06] First Song – What Do You Think I Am.mp3
Songs By Dinah Shore 411221 – [08] First Song – A Merry American Christmas.mp3
Songs By Dinah Shore 411228 – [09] First Song – Elmer’s Tune.mp3
Songs By Dinah Shore 420426 – [26] First Song – Blue Skies.mp3
The Chevrolet Show 541013 – [112] First Song – Mr Sandman.mp3
The Chevrolet Show 541124 – [124] First Song – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm [Guest-Tony Travis].mp3
The Chevrolet Show 541126 – [125] First Song – I’m Ready, Willing And Able.mp3
The Chevrolet Show 541210 – [129] First Song – I’m In Love.mp3
The Chevrolet Show 541215 – [130] First Song – Hear Them Bells.mp3
The Chevrolet Show 541217 – [131] First Song – It’s Lovely Weather.mp3
The Chevrolet Show 541222 – [132] First Song – Let It Snow.mp3
The Chevrolet Show 541229 – [134] First Song – It’s Crazy, But I’m In Love.mp3
The Chevrolet Show 550105 – [136] First Song – I Want To Know More About You [Guest-Mel Torme].mp3
The Chevrolet Show 550121 – [141] First Song – If I Ever Needed You.mp3
The Chevrolet Show 550126 – [142] First Song – On My Come And Get It Day.mp3


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