Beat the Band

January 28, 1940 to June 7, 1944
109 episodes known to exist
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# Episodes (Known)
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January 28, 1940 - February 23, 1941
Beat the Band
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June 15, 1943 - June 7, 1944
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Beat the Band
January 28, 1940 - February 23, 1941
58 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
January 28, 1940 
You're a Lucky Guy 
 
30:00 

 
February 4, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
February 11, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
February 18, 1940 
Say, Si Si 
"Si Si", "Hot Lips", "Pop Goes The Weasel", "Faithful Forever" (Perry Como) 
30:00 

 
February 25, 1940 
Goody Good-Bye 
 
30:00 

 
March 3, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
March 10, 1940 
Goody Good-Bye 
 
30:00 

 
March 17, 1940 
St. Patrick's Day Show 
"The Wearing of the Green" "St. Patrick's Day Program 
27:20 

 
March 24, 1940 
Love Is 
 
30:00 

 
10 
March 31, 1940 
Ma! He's Making Eyes At Me 
 
30:00 

 
11 
April 7, 1940 
You Little Heartbreaker You 
 
30:00 

 
12 
April 14, 1940 
Hindustan 
Perry Como 
29:58 

 
13 
April 21, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
14 
April 28, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
15 
May 5, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
16 
May 12, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
17 
May 19, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
18 
May 26, 1940 
Oh, Golly, I'm in Love 
 
30:00 

 
19 
June 2, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
20 
June 9, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
21 
June 16, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
22 
June 23, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
23 
June 30, 1940 
Manhattan Moon and You 
 
30:00 

 
24 
July 7, 1940 
Get That Moon Out of Your Eyes 
 
30:00 

 
25 
July 14, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
26 
July 21, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
27 
July 28, 1940 
Toot That Trumpet 
"Toot That Trumpet" 
30:00 

 
28 
August 4, 1940 
I've Got My Eyes On You 
 
30:00 
29 
August 11, 1940 
I'm Nobody's Baby 
 
30:00 

 
30 
August 18, 1940 
There's a Great Day Coming, Manana 
 
30:00 

 
31 
August 25, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
32 
September 1, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
33 
September 8, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
34 
September 15, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
35 
September 22, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
36 
September 29, 1940 
It Feels Like a Month of Sundays 
 
30:00 

 
36 
September 29, 1940 
It Seems Like a Month of Sundays 
"It Seems Like A Month Of Sundays" 
30:00 

 
37 
October 6, 1940 
Down Argentine Way 
 
30:00 

 
38 
October 13, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
39 
October 20, 1940 
Who's Who in Your Heart 
 
30:00 

 
40 
October 27, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
41 
November 3, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
42 
November 10, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
43 
November 17, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
44 
November 24, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
45 
November 28, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
46 
December 1, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
47 
December 8, 1940 
I Know That You Know 
 
30:00 

 
48 
December 15, 1940 
The Lady with Red Hair 
 
30:00 

 
49 
December 29, 1940 
How About You 
 
30:00 

 
50 
January 5, 1941 
I Hear Bluebirds 
 
30:00 

 
51 
January 12, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
52 
January 19, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
53 
January 26, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
54 
February 2, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
55 
February 9, 1941 
You're a Lucky Guy 
 
30:00 

 
56 
February 16, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
57 
February 23, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
Beat the Band
June 15, 1943 - June 7, 1944
51 episodes known to exist
Hostess: Hildegarde
Announcer: Marvin Miller
Music: Harry Sosnick Orchestra
From: New York City unless noted otherwise
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
June 15, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
June 22, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
June 29, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
July 6, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
July 13, 1943 
From Boston 
 
30:00 

 
July 20, 1943 
From Boston 
 
30:00 

 
July 27, 1943 
From Boston 
 
30:00 

 
August 3, 1943 
From Boston 
 
30:00 

 
August 10, 1943 
From Boston 
 
30:00 

 
10 
August 17, 1943 
From Boston 
 
30:00 

 
11 
August 24, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
12 
August 31, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
13 
September 7, 1943 
From Washington D.C. - Presidential Ballroom 
 
30:00 

 
14 
September 14, 1943 
From Washington D.C. 
 
30:00 

 
15 
September 21, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"This Is The Army", "I Heard You Cry Last Night" 
30:00 

 
16 
September 28, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Great Day Manyana", "My Shining Hour" 
30:00 

 
17 
October 6, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Show moves to Wednesdays at 8:30 - 9:00 pm for the East Coast and again at 11:30 - 12:00 for the West Coast 
30:00 

 
18 
October 13, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Surrey With The Fringe On Top" 
30:00 

 
19 
October 20, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Oklahoma", "My Heart Tells Me", "Somebody Loves Me" 
30:00 

 
20 
October 27, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Sunny Side Up", "Secretely", "Tea For Two" 
30:00 

 
21 
November 3, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Victory Polka", "Be Sa Ma Mucho", "Easter Parade" 
30:00 

 
22 
November 10, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Thank Your Lucky Stars", "People Will Say We're In Love", "I've Told Every Little Star" 
30:00 

 
23 
November 17, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Gobs Of Love", "For The First Time", "My Heart Stood Still" 
30:00 

 
24 
November 24, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"A Yank With A Tank" 
30:00 

 
25 
December 8, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Oklahoma", "Besa Me Mucho", "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan" There was no show on 12-1 due to Hildegarde being ill. 
30:00 

 
26 
December 15, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
27 
December 22, 1943 
Christmas Program 
"Jingle Bells", "I'm In Love", "White Christmas", "That's What I Want For Christmas" Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
28 
December 29, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Sing A Song Of Sunbeams", "Say A Prayer For The Boys Over There", "You Do Something To Me" 
30:00 

 
29 
January 5, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
30 
January 12, 1944 
From Chicago 
"A Yank With A Tank", "For The First Time", "Leave Us Face It", Revel & Gordon Medley, "Did You Ever See A Dream Walking" 
30:00 

 
31 
January 19, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Rise And Shine", "Secretely", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" 
30:00 

 
32 
January 26, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"With My Head In The Clouds", "Besame Mucho", "The Best Things In Life Are Free" 
30:00 

 
33 
February 2, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Sunny Side Up", "Don't Believe Everything You Dream", "She Didn't Say Yes, She Didn't Say No" 
30:00 

 
34 
February 9, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Great News Is In The Making", "I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night", "Making Woopie" This is followed at 11:09 pm by a special Coast to Coast "War Bond" Program for the first time. 
30:00 

 
35 
February 16, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"The Woman Of The Year", "I'll Be Seeing You", "Blue Room", "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" 
30:00 

 
36 
February 23, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"New Sun In The Sky", "I Love You", "You Were Meant For Me", A Soldier's Letter 
30:00 

 
37 
March 1, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Pack Up Your Troubles", "Shining Hour", "Goodnight Sweetheart" 
30:00 

 
38 
March 8, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Be Young Again", "Suddenly It's Spring", "The Girl Friend" (in memory of Lorenz Hart) 
30:00 

 
39 
March 15, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Great News In The Morning", "Darling", "I'll Be Loving You Always" 
30:00 

 
40 
March 22, 1944 
From Chicago 
"Let's Sing A Little Spring Song", "Easter Sunday With You", "In The Spring A Young Man's Fancy" Easter Program 
30:00 

 
41 
March 29, 1944 
From Chicago 
"Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "You're The Dream, I'm The Dreamer", "Angels Of Mercy", "Sleepy Time Gal" 
30:00 

 
42 
April 5, 1944 
From Chicago 
"Love Is Sweeping The Country", "Goodnight, Whereever You Are", "Easter Parade", "April In Paris" Easter Program 
30:00 

 
43 
April 12, 1944 
From the Chase Hotel in St. Louis 
"Be Young Again", "I Love You" (Cole Porter), "Somebody Loves Me" (Gershwin) 
30:00 

 
44 
April 19, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Woman Of The Year", "I'll Be Seeing You", "I've Told Every Little Star" 
30:00 

 
45 
April 26, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Take It Easy", "I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night", "April Showers" 
30:00 

 
46 
May 3, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"A Gay Little Spring Song", "Suddenly It's Spring", Tribute to Gus Edwards Medley, "School Days", "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" 
30:00 

 
47 
May 10, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Strike Up The Band", "Goodnight Wherever You Are", Anniversary Tribute to Eddie Cantor, "Whoopie" 
30:00 

 
48 
May 17, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Play Orchestra Play", "Long Ago And Far Away", "Just Whistle While You Work" 
30:00 

 
49 
May 24, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Pack Up Your Troubles", Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year", "Just Like A Gypsy" 
30:00 

 
50 
May 31, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
51 
June 7, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
"Great News In The Morning", "I'll Get By", "The Girl Friend" This is the final appearance of Hildegarde in the BEAT THE BAND SERIES. Next week on Tuesdays at 8:30, Hidegarde begins a new series of her own "THE RALEIGH ROOM". BEAT THE BAND continues on with Eddie Mayehoff untill 9-6-44. 
30:00 

 
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