Among other guests are Burns and Allen, Milton Berle, and featuring Paul Whiteman.
Paul Whiteman and vocalists open with an arrangement of, Valencea. Willie Howard does a comedy act as a world travelling professor. Talking in a French dialect, he gets laughs as he butchers the English language while making small talk. It’s amazing how a person can say so much about so little, and still be funny doing it.
After the mid show commercial, Georgia Gibbs sings her original song, Shoo shoo Baby. Although I don’t think the record skips in there lend anything to the entertainment, she definitely does a great job at the song. Raymond Graham Swing delivers a few words of prose to motivate in the current time of the war that was going on. He talks about the book burning in Berlin, and political refugees, hinting at oppression and torture going on in Europe.
After a station break, Paul Whiteman kicks off the second half of the show. He performs a new arrangement of the classic tune, In the Hall of the Mountain King. A very young sounding Milton Berle hits the stage with his wisecracking style of humor. He jokes about the New Year, feasting at the party, and his early years. He reads a letter from a cousin who is away in the Army.
After another commercial, Georgia Gibbs is back to sing, Stormy Weather. Next up, George Burns and Gracie Allen are given a intro that shines a little historic light on their past. The do a little drama where George is waiting, bare chested, for his laundry to come back. Gracie is flattering, yet somehow not so flattering to George. She talks about his physique, and their early years of dating and getting married. Gracie shares a few candid moments from their honeymoon. They even get a visit from their radio announcer, and cast member, Bill Goodwin. Bill drops off a letter from Gracie’s brother Willie. Gracie tells how she is supporting the troops and the war effort. Eventually, she gets around to reading Willie’s letter, almost.
Paul Whiteman and his vocalists sing the title track to the hit Broadway musical play, Oklahoma. To close, the announcer gives the lineup for next week’s show.