Command Performance


(5 stars; 4 reviews)

Episodes of the old-time radio AFRS variety show "Command Performance".

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Eddie Cantor 30:13
Fred Warren, Joe Lewis 30:07
Kate Smith , Henny Youngman 30:25
Fred Allen, Kenny Baker 30:23
George Jessel, Connie Boswell 1:02:08
Kaye Kayser, Eddie Cantor 1:02:10
Gene Tierney 29:11
Clifton Fadiman 29:27
Dorothy Lamour, Abbott and Costello 55:40
Pat O'Brien, Frances Langford 1:03:06
Betty Grable, Jack Benny 26:14
Edward G Robinson, Hedy Lamarr 28:04
George Raft, Deanna Durbin 58:56
Mickey Rooney 29:24
Don Ameche 29:37
William Powell, Gene Autry 48:20
Loretta Young 29:41
Spencer Tracy, Mary Lee 56:47
Bob Hope, Lena Horne 29:55
Edward Arnold, Jack Benny 58:37
Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Hal Peary 29:46
Cary Grant, Shirley Temple 29:16
Clark Gable 29:46
Walter Pidgeon 29:04
Cary Grant, Virginia O'Brien, Joan Davis, Bert Lahr 28:37
Red Skelton, Betty Hutton 29:36
Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Edwards 1:00:01
Bing Crosby, Connee Boswell, Kay Kyser, James Cagney 29:44
Don Ameche 29:40
Bob Burns, Dinah Shore, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Spike Jones 29:46
Cary Grant, Spike Jones 29:17
Bing Crosby, Mary Martin 1:00:20
Frances Langford, Bob Burns 28:24
Linda Darnell, Z Mostel, R Skelton, H Hilliard 59:46
Rita Hayworth, Cass Daley, Frank Morgan, Lena Horne 29:32
Betty Grable, Judy Canova, Bergen & McCarthy 29:14
Jack Benny, Alice Faye, Cass Daley 29:28
Leopold Stokowski, Dorothy Maynor, Mishcha Elman 29:25
Dinah Shore 29:53
Christmas Special 1:00:11
Linda Darnell, The Inkspots, Abbott and Costello 29:39
Robert Taylor, King Sisters, Joan Davis, Nelson Eddy, Lum and Abner 29:52
Joan Blondell, Connie Haines, Roy Rogers - First Half 13:06
Jeanette MacDonald, Virginia O'Brien, Dale Evans, Mills Brothers 29:43
Bob Hope, Joan Blondell, Lena Horne, Ginnie Simms 29:48
Dinah Shore, Chill Wills, Ann Miller, Kathryn Grason 29:53
Rita Hayworth, Betty Hutton, Burns and Allen 29:37
Bing Crosby, Richard Crooks, Pat O'Malley 29:35
Bob Hope, Bing Crosby 1:00:51
Betty Grable, Marian Anderson, Pat O'Malley 29:39
Dinah Shore, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Allen Jones 29:45
Judy Garland, Kenny Baker, John Charles Thomas, Virginia O'Brien 29:33
Kay Kyser, Lennie Hayton, Hedda Hopper, Spike Jones 29:41
Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Bob Burns, Music Maids 29:51
Bob Hope, Lee Sweetland, Judy Garland, Johnny Mercer 29:32
Dinah Shore, Fay McKenzie, Glen Gray, Pied Pipers 29:38
Ann Sheridan, Bonnie Baker, Paul Whiteman, Gracie Allen, Jose Iturbi 29:39
Kate Smith, John Charles Thomas, Cass Daley 29:50
Ginny Simms, Gene Autry, Eddie and Jimmie Dean 29:39
Martha Raye, Rudy Vallee, Jimmy Grier 29:35
Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Judy Canova, Virginia O'Brien 29:40
Dinah Shore, Sportsmen, Ruth Hussey, Carlos Ramirez 29:41
Betty Hutton, Amos and Andy 29:40
Bob Crosby, Jimmy Wakely, Count Basie 29:37
Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford 29:30
Fred MacMurray, Alice Faye, Skinny Ennis, Phil Harris, Jerry Colonna 29:40
Kay Kyser, Gertrude Niesen, Lena Horne, Rochester 29:40
Ronald Colman, Ella Mae Morse, Jeanette MacDonald, Ginny Simms 29:36
Bing Crosby, Betty Grable, Harry James 29:38
Dinah Shore, Tommy Dorsey, Robert Benchley, Rise Stevens 29:35
Katherine Hepburn, Jesters, Ed Gardner, Kathryn Grayson 29:33
Greer Garson, Gloria Warren, Nelson Eddy, Cass Daley 29:34
Rosalind Russell, Xavier Cugat, Jimmy Wakely, Judy Canova 29:34
Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra, Alice Faye, Ed Gardner 29:06
Judy Garland, Jimmy Durante, Bing Crosby 30:18
Dinah Shore, Jeanette MacDonald, Garry Moore, Jimmy Dorsey 29:13
Marlene Dietrich 29:35
Ginny Simms, Andrews Sisters, Roy Acuff, Mitch Ayres 29:32
Ronald Colman, Lena Horne, Jascha Heifetz, Rise Stevens 29:36
Bob Hope, Bing Crosby 30:46
Don Ameche, King Cole Trio, Betty Hutton 29:40
Robert Young, Tex Ritter 30:28
Bette Davis, Georgia Gibbs, Rise Stevens, John Charles Thomas 29:32
Bob Hope, Jimmy Cash, Carole Landis, Shirley Ross 29:32
Judy Garland, Dinah Shore 29:29
Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, Judy Garland, Jimmy Durante, Lana Turner 30:05
Ida Lupino, Phil Harris, Gracie Fields, Garry Moore 29:50
Herbert Marshall, Bergen and McCarthy 29:56
Dinah Shore, Abbott and Costello, Fats Waller 29:10
Bob Hope, Francis Langford, Martha Raye, Carole 30:58
Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby, Charioteers 30:11
Fred Allen, Ginny Simms, Benny Goodman 30:25
Fred Waring, Kate Smith 30:30
Christmas 1943 1:31:09
Carmen Miranda 29:24
Frances Langford, Virginia O'Brien 27:25
Bob Hope, Deanna Durbin, Dennis Day 30:45
Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra 30:14
Don Ameche, Cass Daley 29:26
Jerry Colonna, Jo Stafford 29:12
Gene Tierney, Roy Acuff, Martha Tilton 29:00
Olivia de Havilland, Bob Crosby 30:14
Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton 29:35
Dinah Shore, Helen Forest 30:54
Paulette Goddard, Jimmy Durante, Louis Armstrong 29:41
Dinah Shore, Dick Haymes, Virginia O'Brien 29:44
Connie Haines, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra 28:20
Bette Davis, Marilyn Maxwell, Artie Shaw, Jimmy Durante 29:59
Jack Benny, Harpo Marx, Bing Crosby 29:46
Bob Hope, Andrews Sisters 29:47
Claudette Colbert, Alan Hale, J Durante, Betty Hutton, Ronald Colman 29:53
Bing Crosby, Judy Garland 29:52
Ronald Colman, Ginny Simms, Cary Grant 30:16
Barbara Stanwyck, Dick Haymes 29:45
Ginger Rogers, Virginia O'Brien, Jimmy Durante 30:56
Judy Garland, Danny Kaye, Helen Forrest 30:41
Fred Allen, Rochester, Ginny Simms 30:56
Florence Gill, Ken Carpenter 28:52
Gloria DeHaven, Frank Morgan 30:31
Bob Hope, Johnny Mercer, June Allyson 28:30
Martha Raye, Jack Carson 29:56
Deanna Durbin, Jack Benny, Ginger Rogers 29:34
Dinah Shore, Ed Gardner 30:06
Ken Carpenter Highlights of 1944 (compilation) 58:42
Winged Victory Edition 31:20
Ken Carpenter, Assembled Shows 30:21
Claudette Colbert, Bob Burns, Tommy Dorsey 30:51
Kate Smith, Fred Waring 1:01:36
Linda Darnell, Martha Tilton, Amos 'n' Andy 29:28
Thanksgiving Special 28:37
Ginny Simms, Larry Adler, Diana Lynn 30:49
Ethel Merman, Joe E Lewis 30:26
Irene Dunn, Johnny Mercer, Jerome Kern 30:17
Fibber McGee and Molly 28:58
Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Lauren Bacall 29:48
Christmas 1944 57:16
Jack Benny, James Cagney 28:25
Linda Darnell, Janet Blair, Jimmy Durante, Andy 29:19
Burns & Allen, Connie Haines, Joe Lilly Chorus 30:02
Frank Morgan, Frank Sinatra, Foy Willing 30:37
Gloria DeHaven, Carmen Miranda, Bing Crosby 30:11
Jeannie Crain, William Bendix, Gene Krupa Trio 30:15
Dick Tracy in B Flat 57:07
Danny Thomas, Dick Haymes, Ginny Simms 29:22
Helen Forrest, Jack Carson, Roy Rogers 29:17
Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret O'Brien 28:32
Jimmy Durante, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall 30:34
Dinah Shore, Lina Romay, Judy Canova 29:59
Bob Hope, Ingrid Bergman, Ella Mae Morse, William Bendix 29:21
Bing Crosby, Lionel Barrymore, Marilyn Maxwell 29:11
Kay Kyser, Gary Cooper, Edward G Robinson 28:44
Martha Stewart, Peter Lorre 29:44
Ken Carpenter, H Von Zell, Tribute to Walt Disney 1:02:15
Jack Benny, P Goddard, H Carmichael, J Sullivan 29:04
Rita Hayworth, Charles Boyer, Nat King Cole 30:29
Robert Armbruster, Orson Welles 30:55
Gloria DeHaven, Bob Hope, King Sisters 30:55
Joan Edwards, J Carson, P Goddard, R Scott 1:00:10
Herbert Marshall, Marilyn Maxwell 1:01:58
Bing Crosby, G I Jill, Ella Mae Morse 28:45
Janet Blair, Rise Stevens 1:02:54
Judy Canova, Herb Shriner, Orson Welles, Donna D 27:56
Nelson Eddy, Vera Vague 30:00
Walter O'Keefe, Marilyn Maxwell, Les Paul Trio 29:04
Victory Extra 1:01:16
Frank Sinatra, Bogart & Bacall, Victor Borge 28:57
XVJ VJ Day Special 29:03
Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra 31:24
Betty Grable, June Haver, Jack Carson 28:54
Dinah Shore, Lum and Abner 1:02:22
Ralph Edwards, Connie Haines, Bob Hope 29:29
Eddie Cantor, Mel Torme 29:33
Ginny Simms, Dennis Day 29:33
Bob Crosby, Gildersleeve, Leroy 28:26
Andrews Sisters, Gary Moore, Jimmy Durante 29:44
Christmas 1945-First Half 52:12
Christmas 1945-Second Half 51:22
Jane Wyman 29:37
Army Nurse Corps Anniversary Show 28:24
Abbott & Costello, Andrews Sisters, Pied Pipers 30:05
Repeat of CP 102 31:07
Chico Marx, Jack Benny, Lina Romay 30:41
Larry Adler, Mischa Auer 29:57
Ginger Rogers, Burl Ives 29:01
June Haver, Desi Arnaz 29:38
Army Day Special 45:59
Kay Kyser, Lina Romay, Esther Williams 30:27
Shirley Temple, Anita Ellis, Peter Lawford 28:39
Esther Williams, Peggy Lee 30:58
Janet Blair, David Street 30:49
Tyrone Power, Walter O'Keefe, Town Criers 29:58
Bob Hope, Bela Lugosi 26:20
Donna Reed, Garry Moore 28:44
Judy Garland, Phil Silvers 28:56
Rudy Vallee, Dorothy Patrick, Hal March 57:13
Christmas Special ,1946 58:09
Ginger Rogers, Rose Marie 29:59
Carole Landis, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante 31:03
Dick Haymes, Helen Forrest 29:51
John Payne, Ozzie and Harriet 30:56
Glenn Ford, Marilyn Maxwell, Phil Silvers 57:14
Lina Romay, Garry Moore, Virginia O'Brien 31:06
Ginnie Powell, Alan Young 29:19
George Murphy, Martha Tilton 29:12
Marilyn Maxwell, Johnny Mercer, Frank Sinatra 30:47
June Havoc, Connie Hainey 30:13
Lina Romay, Paulina Carter 28:48
Harry Babbitt, Alan Young 30:20
Phil Baker, Sergeant Ted Bentley 30:15
Esther Williams, Andy Russell, Danny Thomas 29:21
Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis, The Mad Russian, Imogene Carpenter 30:18
Judy Canova, Dave Street, Mel Blanc 30:06
Penny Singleton, Virginia O'Brien 31:01
Groucho Marx, Martha Tilton 29:44
Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Jim Backus 29:19
Joan Barton, Hoagy Carmichael 28:35
Anita Ellis, Harpo Marx 37:53
Audrey Trotter, Bud Widom 29:50
Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healey, Mello-Larks 29:31
Kay Kyser, Marsha Hunt, Ish Kabibble 30:56
Gloria DeHaven, Andre Previn 31:03
Sixth Anniversary Special 1:03:28
Lina Romay, G Moore, H Petrie, S Allen 58:14
Ava Gardner, K Niles, H Jeffries, S Allen 56:49
Special - Dear John Club Of The Air 44:57
Vincent Price, Kay Starr, Joan Davis 44:57
Christmas 1948 - Hy Averback, Announcer 1:02:28
Gertrude Nielsen, Danny Kaye 31:06
Lina Romay, Ed Gardner 29:15
Margaret Whiting, W Niles, J Smith, S Allen 58:28
Evelyn Knight, Dick Powell 30:25
Alexis Smith, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis 30:06

Reviews

COMMAND PERFORMANCE ep208-Repeat_of_CP_102

(5 stars)

there is mention of this item in prior review, however this may be more enlightening: THEORETICAL DATE: CP_46-01-24_ep208- ACTUAL 'CAST' AND PIECE IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE: ACTING MC KEN CARPENTER POSSIBLE REPEAT, I DO NOT HAVE ALL SHOWS AND CANNOT VERIFY BENNY GOODMAN, HIS BAND AND QUARTET [INTRODUCED, BUT I DIDN'T HEAR A VOCAL] 'I FOUND A NEW BABY'_ REPEAT FROM EP136 MAXINE SULLIVAN_'MOLLY ALONE' REPEAT FROM EP174 HOAGY CARMICHAEL_'GEORGIA, ON MY MND', 'NO MORE TOUTJOUR L'AMOUR'. 'HONG KONG BLUES' REPEAT FROM EP173 LINA ROMAY_'TICO, TICO' REPEAT FROM EP134 JUDY GARLAND_'I MAY BE WRONG' REPEAT FROM EP134 JUDY GARLAND_ DANNY KAYE_LAURITZ MELCHIOR_'MODERN TRAVEL' ORIGINAL "OPERA" BY FIRST TWO TO HONOUR FIRST APPEARANCE OF LATTER ON CP. KEN CARPENTER'S INTRODUCTIONS EDITED IN [E.G. REPLACING DANNY KAYE'S]. TOTAL TIME 31m07S SUPPOSEDLY EPISODE 208 IS A REPEAT OF 102. 102 IS NOT SAME SHOW, AS STATED IN PRIOR REVIEW. 208 IS MORE OF A PASTACHE [presuming the word can be applied here] OF ASSORTED REPEATS, BUT NONE FROM EP102, UNLESS I HAVE ERRED. I SUSPECT THE DATE IS CORRECT, BUT WAS SIMPLY MISLABELED BY ONE DIGIT. BENNY GOODMAN'S NUMBER MAY BE ON AN EARLIER EPISODE, BUT AS I DO NOT HAVE ALL THE EARLIER SHOWS I CANNOT SO VERIFY. THE SOURCE WAS http://www.archive.org/download/CommandPerformance/CP_46-01-24_ep208-Repeat_of_CP_102.mp3 THANKS TO Jerry Haendiges Vintage Radio Log FOR CP I WAS ABLE TO DO FAST SEARCH IN CP FILES. AND THANKS TO ALL THE CONTRIBUTORS FOR MAKING MY EVENINGS THE BEST PART OF MY DAY. ALLAN FELDBERG

Errors in these shows

(0 stars)

UPDATE CP_42-07-28_ep024-Cary_Grant__Shirley_Temple.mp3 was #34 42-10-17 Cary Grant, Spike Jones CP_44-05-13_ep119-Dinah_Shore__Helen_Forest.mp3 was #122 44-06-03 Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra CP_44-12-30_ep156-Jack_Benny__James_Cagney.mp3 was #140 44-09-30 Deanna Durbin, Jack Benny CP_45-06-07_ep178-Robert_Armbruster__Orson_Welles.mp3 was #179 45-05-14 Bob Hope, Ann Rutherford CP_46-01-24_ep208-Repeat_of_CP_102.mp3 was an unknown show # with Benny Goodman, Maxine Sullivan, Hoagy Carmichael. It was not a repeat of CP 102 and does not match Jerry H's log for #208 CP_47-03-16_ep256-John_Payne__Ozzie_and_Harriet.mp3 was #302 Kay Kyser, Ilene Woods CP_47-04-06_ep259-Ginnie_Powell__Alan_Young.mp3 was #266 George Murphy, Martha Tilton CP_48-10-20_epxxx-Special_-_Dear_John_Club_Of_The_Air.mp3 was the same show as CP_48-11-30_ep353-Vincent_Price__Kay_Starr__Joan_Davis.mp3 ---- I'll leave these old errors here for the people who downloaded these mislabeled shows or acquired them. Here are a few errors I noticed. Thank you to pokermatt for posting these shows and pointing out a previous error in this list. CP_42-08-30_ep031-Cary_Grant__Abbot_And_Costello.mp3 was actually episode #34 from 42-10-07 CP_43-02-20_ep053-Olivia_de_Havilland__Francis_Langford.mp3 was actually (114) 44-04-08 Frances Langford CP_44-01-31_ep103-Robert_Young__Glenn_Ford.mp3 was actually (148) 44-11-01 Assembled Show Edgar Bergen CP_44-02-12_ep106-Bob_Hope__Frank_Sinatra.mp3 was actually Uncle Sam Presents Glenn Miller, not an episode of Command Performance CP_44-07-01_ep127-Maxine_Sullivan__Nelson_Eddy.mp3 was actually (125) 44-05-17 Jack Benny CP_45-11-15_ep200-Gary_Moore__Jo_Stafford.mp3 was really (202) 45-12-13 Andrews Sisters CP_47-07-29_ep282-Audrey_Trotter__Johnny_Desmond.mp3 was actually (353) 48-11-30 Vincent Price

Two Christmas episodes for 1948

(5 stars)

This was actually first brought up be Nightkey in another OTR forum...and I'd like to thank you for the fill on the one that's been driving me nuts trying to get... The both have a 481225 date which does get a bit confusing if you don't know the order of things and you had to sort through six files trying to figure out which part went where...and three of them were mislabled... I'll have to check for more fills for this great series... *********************************** I may have found another error that went unnoticed... 440715_129BingCrosby_JudyGarland is 440708_128ClaudetteColbert_JimmyDurante

command performance

(5 stars)

30 minutes of classic variety.a joy to listen to.