THE FOURTH ARMY SHOW and CONCERT IN KHAKI

 The weekly Fourth Army radio shows were produced by the Headquarters Fourth Army Information Office. In the early days the program featured a jazz band, a combo and soloists. By 1954 the entire concert band was featured. The radio show enhanced the Army's image during the unpopular Korean Conflict. Two show examples follow: 

                                     FOURTH ARMY SHOW - 1951

                          March Bombasto                               Concert Band

                          I'll Walk Alone                                  Jazz Band

                                                 Ellen Carroll, Vocal

                          March Opus 99 - Prokofiev                   Concert Band

                          The Moon Was Yellow                         Jazz Band

                                                Bill Kimple, arranger

                          Yankee Doodle - Gould                        Concert Band

                          Mahacita                                           Jazz Band

                                                Kent Hughes, arranger

                          Guadalhara                                        Male Choir & Concert Band

                          March Invictus - Karl King                     Concert Band

                          Summertime - Gershwin                       Jazz Band

                         

                                     FOURTH ARMY SHOW - 1953

                          Theme: THIS IS THE ARMY                         Band

                          YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL EYES               Vocal w/Band

                          EARLY AUTUMN                                       Vocal w/Band

                          THE TOUCH OF YOUR LIPS                        Combo

                          MAHLOO                                                 Combo

                          WONDER WHY                                        Vocal w/Band

                          DON'T BLAME ME                                     Vocal w/Band

                          (SALUTE TO ALBUQUERQUE)                     Band w/Narration

                          TINY'S BLUES                                          Band

                          WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?         Vocal w/Band

                                 VOCALS: Cpl. Vic Damone, Don Cherry

                                 COMBO: The Pastels

                                 ANNCRS: Cpl. Frank Fallon, Sfc. James Van Reeth

  

The Concert In Khaki programs in 1954 and 1955 consisted entirely of Concert Band literature. The following selections were programmed:

Carnival of the Animals - Saint-Saens

Clarinet Concerto - von Weber - Cpl. Charles Nix, Clarinet

First Suite in Eb - Holst

Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughn Williams

Forty Fathoms - Walters - Pfc. Howard Bell, Tuba

Granada - Arranged John Butler - Sgt. Gene Ferguson, Tenor

Hary Janos Suite - adapted by Fred Teuber

Lincolnshire Posy - Grainger

The Lord's Prayer - Arranged John Butler - Sgt. Gene Ferguson, Tenor

Lover Come Back to Me - Arranged Pfc. Rule Beasley

March from The Love of Three Oranges - Prokofiev

O Holy Night - Arranged John Butler - Sgt. Gene Ferguson, Tenor

Overture for Band - Mendelssohn

Pictures At An Exhibition - Moussorgsky

Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper - Weinberger

La Virgen de la Macarena - Cpl. Ralph Kimball, Trumpet

West Point Symphony - Morton Gould

 

In the spring, 1955 the FAB performed before music students and educators at the District Music Festival, Brownsville, Texas. A tape recording of the concert remains. The selections were:

                              Outdoor Overture                           Copland

                              Chorale & Alleluia                           Hansen

                              Spiritual                                        Alfred Reed

                              Lover Come Back to Me                   Arr. Rule Beasley

                              Viennese Musical Clock                    Arr. Fred Teuber

                              The Typewriter                               Anderson

                              The Girl in Satin                              Anderson

                               Irish Washerwoman                        Anderson

                               Hit the Leather & Ride                      Willson

 

 VOCALISTS WHO APPEARED ON THE FOURTH ARMY SHOW OR CONCERT IN KHAKI IN THE 1950s 

     Balbina Ahr                           Don Cherry                            Mary Mayo

     Ray Baldessari                        Vic Damone                          Jerry Pitzenbarger (Lackland AFB)

     Pat Burnett                            Billy Eckstine (prerecorded)     Melissa Smith

      Elin Carroll                           Gene Ferguson                       Gene Stover              Jack Litton