G.I. Jive 659, 660

Martha Wilkerson, Bing Crosby, unknown date

Martha Wilkerson, Bing Crosby, unknown date

These two episodes have not been located in any encoded format.


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This AFRS-produced program was a “disc-jockey” format, where a host (or hostess, in this case) played recordings, by request from people serving in the armed forces. The show title is taken from the Johnny Mercer song “G.I. Jive”.

G.I. Jive sheet music cover, depicting a soldier in front of a pile of unpeeled potatoes, dancing to music, holding a picture of a woman, and being glared at by a sergeant

The hostess of these shows is Martha Wilkerson, who went by the name “G.I. Jill” on the show.

All episodes of this series we have were all in fair shape, but we decided to offer them here because they are not known to be available in a digital format for listeners.

Download links:
GI Jive 659 First Song Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me (Stan Kenton)

GI Jive 660 First Song One O’Clock Jump (Count Basie)

disc label, G.I. Jive 660

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3 Responses to “G.I. Jive 659, 660”

  1. Dan July 10, 2012 at 6:40 am #

    Thanks!

  2. Dan July 10, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    Who sings Besame Mucho? She announces it as what sounds like “Carneen”, searching doesnt find anything, maybe it’s a weird spelling?

    • CHRS-ETD July 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

      I’ll have to give this another listen, Dan, to see if I can figure it out.

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