Glenn Miller Time (1961)

The Castle Sisters

The Castle Sisters

Half hour summer replacement show with Ray McKinley leading the new Glenn Miller Orchestra. It lasted ten weeks. Johnny Olson is the announcer.

The final episode featured singers Johnny Desmond, Patty Clark and The Castle Sisters. After a quick opening theme of, what else but “Moonlight Serenade” ,we get a Kent cigarette commercial. Now the band opens it up with “In The Mood.”  Ray brings out co-host Johnny Desmond and Patty Clark. They all sing “Life Is So Peculiar.” Another Kent commercial.

The show returns with The Castle Sisters doing “Jukebox Saturday Night.”  Now a Jello Instant Pudding commercial. The show is back with Patty Clark singing “Chicago.” Ray comes along with a rousing version of “That’s-A-Plenty.”  Ray and Johnny talk about a long letter they received from a fan.  Ray reads it. It’s from a world war two serviceman and about his encounter with Glenn Miller and the experience of what happened when the band showed up for a date at the air base in London.. They played for three hours.  Now Johnny sings “Moonlight Serenade.”

Ray, Johnny and Patty close the show and mention that next week it will be “The Alan King Show.”.


About vintage45

I'm a big fan of vintage books,movies,TV shows and music. I encourage everyone to patronize your local used book/record store and pick up some of the good stuff. My posts are capsule reviews of some favorites that you may want to investigate. The albums posted aren't really reviews but items from my collection that are still available. I try and point out highlights of each one and let the music speak for itself. Thanks to all for checking out the blog.
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