Duane Keilstrup Broadcast Archives
May, 2016

Philco Radio Click to hear the Program of 5-1-16


This Week's Classics & Curios Show:

"Echoes of Songs and Laughter"

Episode 207

EDDIE HUBBARD SPECIAL: "WHERE IS THE LOVE?"

Love is the subject for this undated Eddie Hubbard Special featuring super singers like Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Kitty Kallen, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Buddy Clark, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Brook Benton, and Dean Martin.

Some of the songs include “It’s Almost Like Being in Love,” “If I Give My Heart to You,” “But Not for Me,” “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You,” “There Are Such Things,” “Where is the Love?” “If I Loved You,” “When I Fall in Love,” “Let It Be Me,” “Ready to Take a Chance Again,” and “I Don’t Want to Be Hurt Anymore.”

We may wish for classic love songs like “I Will Always Love You,” “Always,” “Till the End of Time,” “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing,” “Unchained Melody,” “True Love,” and many more, which Eddie plays from time to time, but this Special touches on uncertain aspects of love or perhaps on love that hasn’t quite come to pass or somehow didn’t work out.

So the songs on the Special only aspire for true classic love -- love that is perhaps best defined in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

Eddie plays Harry James’ recording of “Music Makers” to conclude the show.

Many thanks to Jerry Haendiges Productions for remastering the Eddie Hubbard studio tape for rebroadcast. .

Philco Radio Click to hear the Program of 5-8-16


This Week's Classics & Curios Show:

"Echoes of Songs and Laughter"

Episode 208

MUSICAL ECHOES FROM BROADWAY, AN EDDIE HUBBARD SPECIAL

Another Eddie Hubbard special takes the spotlight as Eddie features great tunes from Broadway Shows. Songs include “Bushel and a Peck,” “The Girl That I Marry,” “Getting to Know You,” “Once in Love with Amy,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” “Tomorrow,” and more.

Broadway Shows include “Guys and Dolls,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Oklahoma,” “The King and I,” “The Music Man,” “The Sound of Music,” “Mary Poppins,” “Camelot,” “Flower Drum Song,” and more. Singing the songs are performers like Julie Andrews, Howard Keel, Ray Bolger, Vivian Blaine, Shirley Jones, and Richard Burton.

This Eddie Hubbard Special takes us back to September 9, 1989, the year that the Berlin Wall came down, South Africa began to dismantle apartheid, U.S. postage stamps were 25 cents, the average yearly middle-class income was $27,450, the movie “Driving Miss Daisy” was released, and George H. W. Bush became the 41st President of the United States.

Many thanks to Jerry Haendiges Productions for remastering the Eddie Hubbard studio tape for rebroadcast. .

Philco Radio Click to hear the Program of 5-15-16


This Week's Classics & Curios Show:

"Echoes of Songs and Laughter"

Episode 209

BATTLE OF THE BARITONES — AN EDDIE HUBBARD SPECIAL

This Classics & Curios show is a rebroadcast of one of Eddie Hubbard's "Battle of the Baritones" Specials and features great singers like Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Tony Martin, Dick Haymes, Robert Goulet, Johnny Desmond, Al Martino, Vic Damone, Jerry Vale, and Nat Cole (who curiously actually performs after the "official competition" has concluded and Eddie is filling out the time slot).

Songs include "Summer Sounds," "Play Me Hearts and Flowers," "Far Away Places," "The Last Dance," "Have You Looked into Your Heart," "Please Forgive Me," "Body and Soul," and "The Very Thought of You." There is also Perry Como's beautiful rendition of "You Are So Beautiful (to Me)" with its lyric "You are everything I hope for, everything I need," which is a song I still often try to sing to my bride of 53 years.

One gal singer from the fifties somehow sneaks in near the end — Gale Storm, singing her 1956 hit recording of "Ivory Tower." The final recording also is a "filller" and is a personal favorite —a 1954 Lex Baxter recording popular during my youth: the award winning movie theme "The High and the Mighty."

Of course, with the time constraints on Eddie's radio show he could only play a few recordings, so many fine baritones are missing from this broadcast. Baritones like, Buddy Clark, Frankie Laine, Andy Russell, Rudy Vallee, Don Cornel, Elvis Presley, Ray Eberle, Bob Eberle/y/ and many more are reluctantly set aside, perhaps for a later "Battle" broadcast.

As always, many thanks to Jerry Haendiges Productions for expert remastering of the original studio tape for rebroadcast. .

Philco Radio Click to hear the Program of 5-22-16


This Week's Classics & Curios Show:

"Echoes of Songs and Laughter"

Episode 210

SONGS RELATING TO WEATHER — AN EDDIE HUBBARD SPECIAL

This Eddie Hubbard Special from August 8, 1990, brings songs about the weather, spotlighting performers like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole, Andy Williams, Frankie Laine, John Denver, Lena Horne, Harry James, Gale Garnett, Jane Morgan, Vaughn Monroe, Billy Vaughn, Les Paul and Mary Ford, and Johnnie Ray.

Tunes that relate to the weather include “Blue Skies,” “September in the Rain,’ “Let It Snow,” “Stormy Weather,” “The World is Waiting for the Sunrise,” “Sunshine on My Shoulder,” “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine,” “The Summer Wind,” “Orange Colored Sky,” “Canadian Sunset,” “The Little White Cloud That Cried,” “The Day That the Rains Came Down,” “Silvery Moon,” and “Velvet Moon.”

Eddie played what was available, of course, and as many songs as could fit into the show’s radio time slot. But the show’s theme stimulates some thinking about other possible vintage weather songs — just for the fun of it and kind of in the tradition of the Browsers. And, of course, there are some good ones like “Shine on Harvest Moon,” “Singing in the Rain,” “Moon Over Miami,” “Buttermilk Skies,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” “Snowbird,” “You Are My Sunshine,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” “ “We’re Having a Heat Wave,” “Looks Like a Cold Cold Winter,” “Button Up Your Overcoat,” and “Suzy Snowflake.” Maybe some titles are a stretch, like Nat Cole’s great recording of “Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer,” but that’s part of the fun.

Many thanks to Jerry Haendiges Productions for expert restoration and remastering of the original Eddie Hubbard studio tape for rebroadcast. .

Philco Radio Click to hear the Program of 5-29-16


This Week's Classics & Curios Show:

"Echoes of Songs and Laughter"

Episode 211

MOON SONGS — AN EDDIE HUBBARD SPECIAL

On this Eddie Hubbard Special, broadcast on September 7, 1989, the theme is moon music. No, Eddie did not record music from the moon, but he did play some classic moon songs on earth.

Moon songs include “On Moonlight Bay,” “Moonlight and Roses,” “Carolina Moon,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Moonlight in Vermont,” “Moonlight Mood,” Moonlight Gambler,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Moon Over Miami,” “When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain,” “Moonlight and Shadows,” “Dark Moon,” “The Moon Was Yellow,” and “The Moon Got in My Eyes.”

Performing moon songs are Doris Day, Frankie Laine, Tony Bennet, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Gorden Jenkins, Jim Reeves, Eddy Duchin, Kate Smith, Margaret Whiting, Hal Kemp, and Ray Eberle. Gale Storm does “Dark Moon,” a song of lost love, and Lee Evans’ “Yellow Moon” is a rather curio jazz treatment of the moon theme.

Many thanks go to Jerry Haendiges Productions for expert remastering the original studio tape for rebroadcast. .