The Chesterfield Supper Club began on December 11, 1944, as a 15-minute radio program, airing at 7 pm weeknights on the NBC Radio Network. This musical variety show was sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes and featured live musical performances. Perry Como initially hosted The Chesterfield Supper Club five nights a week. Initially, Como's female singer was Mary Ashworth. During World War II, the broadcasts were transcribed for re-broadcast on Armed Forces Radio Service.
The idea for the radio show originated with Doug Storer, who was then an advertising executive with the Blackman Company. Storer had heard Perry Como on his non-sponsored CBS radio program and believed he would do well in a radio show of the type he was proposing. Storer recorded a demo of the radio show with Como as its host and Mitchell Ayres and his Orchestra providing the music. He took the recording to the advertising agency that handled the Chesterfield cigarettes account.
The agency was enthusiastic about the program's format, but did not want Como as its host. The singer the agency preferred was under contract and would need to be released from it before he could accept a job on the new radio program. They asked Storer to get the singer released from his contract. Storer, who was still of the belief that the new show needed Como as its host, did not go through with the advertising agency's request. He received a call from the agency some weeks later, asking about the singer's contract and saying their new program would make its radio debut in about one week's time. Storer told them the right man for the radio show was the one who had made the demo recording-Perry Como. Chesterfield's advertising agency did not have time to do anything but sign Como as the host of the show
Includes 15 Episodes!
Episodes On This CD-R:
Chesterfield Supper Club 450523 - [xxxx] First Song - Theme Song of Pick and Pat's Radio Program..mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 450530 - [xxxx] First Song - Carry On, Brother, Carry On.mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 450914 -  First Song - I'd Do It All Over Again.mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 460121 -  First Song - Don't You Remember Me.mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 471211 - [xxxx] First Song - The Best Things In Life Are Free.mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 480303 - [xxxx] First Song - Now Is the Hour.mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 480310 - [xxxx] First Song - Mary Lou.mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 480326 - [xxxx] Easter Program .mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 480414 - [xxxx] First Song - I'll Never Say I Love You.mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 481021 - [xxxx] First Song - Then I'll Be Happy.mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 481218 - [xxxx] First Song - You're Gonna Get My Letter In The Morning.mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 490103 - [xxxx] First Song - Its A Big Wide Wonderful World.mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 490623 - [xxxx] First Song - Laurabelle Lee.mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 490630 - [xxxx] First Song - S'wonderful.mp3
Chesterfield Supper Club 500309 - [xxxx] First Song - Dear Hearts and Gentle People.mp3