CTVA US Music Variety - "Songs For Sale" (CBS)(1950-51) hosts, Jan Murray, Steve Allen

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Songs For Sale (1950-52)
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SONGS FOR SALE
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CBS (Fridays-then-Saturdays 10-11pm)
Produced by Al Span, Herb Morse
Directed by Bob Bleyer

US Music Variety series 1950-52 (07uly50-28Jun52)

Hosted by Jan Murray (1950-1951)
Hosted by Steve Allen (1951-1952)

Ray Bloch and His Orchestra

Judges included:
Mitch Miller, Morey Amsterdam, Bob Hilliard, Martin Block, Duke Ellington, Dorothy Loudon

Premise:
The material of four amateur songwriters per show is performed, then judged and evaluated by a professional panel.

*Listings from New York Times

############### Songs For Sale ###############
############### season 1 1950 ################
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CBS Friday 9pm to 10pm
hosted by Jan Murray

[01] Songs For Sale
07Jul1950 CBS Fri
Hosted by Jan Murray
with
Tony Bennett
Guests
Joan Edwards
Martin Block
Johnny Johnston
and Jack Robbins.

[02] Songs For Sale
14Jul1950 CBS Fri
Hosted by Jan Murray
with
Tony Bennett
Rosemary Clooney
with The Ray Bloch Orchestra.

[03] Songs For Sale
21Jul1950 CBS Fri
Hosted by Jan Murray
Guests
Percy Faith
Benny Davis
Bob Sherwood

with
Tony Bennett
Rosemary Clooney
with The Ray Bloch Orchestra.

[04] Songs For Sale
28Jul1950 CBS Fri
Hosted by Jan Murray
with
Tony Bennett
Rosemary Clooney

with The Ray Bloch Orchestra.

[05] Songs For Sale
04Aug1950 CBS Fri
Hosted by Jan Murray
Guest
baritone Richard Hayes

[06] Songs For Sale
11Aug1950 CBS Fri
Hosted by Jan Murray

[07] Songs For Sale
18Aug1950 CBS Fri
Hosted by Jan Murray
Guest
Mabel Wayne
Denny Vaughn


[08] Songs For Sale
25Aug1950 CBS Fri
Hosted by Jan Murray

[09] Songs For Sale
01Sep1950 CBS Fri
Hosted by Jan Murray

*Last show of the season, "TV Theatre Hour" premieres in it's spot.

############### Songs For Sale ###############
############### season 2 1951 ################
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CBS Saturdays 7:30-8:00 pm
hosted by Jan Murray

2.01 [10] Songs For Sale
03Feb1951 CBS Sat
Hosted by Jan Murray
Guests
Mitch Miller
Irving Caesar

2.02 [11] Songs For Sale
10Feb1951 CBS Sat
Hosted by Jan Murray

2.03 [12] Songs For Sale
17Feb1951 CBS Sat
Hosted by Jan Murray

*Note: Show is pulled from the air, returns in June now hosted by Steve Allen.

Feedback:
Robin McClure says: July 30, 2011
Does anyone know if there is a copy of the Jan Murray Songs for Sale Show February 1951 that I can buy? I am
looking for the show that my grandfather was the winner. His name was Robert H. Croggon (Bobby Croggon).
His song was published and I have the sheet music but I have never heard the song. He actually sings his own
song on the show instead of Rosemary Clooney. I would love to see and hear my grandfather sing his song which
was titled "You used to be my used to was but now your my ain't no more". He was also in Vauldeville. Robin McClure



############### Songs For Sale ###############
############### season 3 1951 ################
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CBS Saturdays 10:00-11:00 pm
hosted by Steve Allen

3.01 [13] Songs For Sale
30Jun1951 CBS Sat
Hosted by Steve Allen

3.02 [14] Songs For Sale
07Jul1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Mimi Benzell
Guy Mitchell

3.03 [15] Songs For Sale
14Jul1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Margaret Whiting
Mel Torme


3.04 [16] Songs For Sale
21Jul1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Ethel Waters
Alan Dale

3.05 [17] Songs For Sale
28Jul1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Joan Edwards
Don Cornell


3.06 [18] Songs For Sale
04Aug1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Peggy Lee
Johnny Desmond.


3.07 [19] Songs For Sale
11Aug1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Mimi Benzell
Donald Richards


3.08 [20] Songs For Sale
18Aug1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Toni Arden
Frank Parker

3.09 [21] Songs For Sale
25Aug1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Rosemary Clooney
Mel Torme

3.10 [22] Songs For Sale
01Sep1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Peggy Lee
Johnny Desmond


3.11 [23] Songs For Sale
08Sep1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Fran Warren
and Bob Haymes

3.12 [24] Songs For Sale
15Sep1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Alan Dale
Sarah Vaughan


3.13 [25] Songs For Sale
22Sep1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Toni Arden
Donald Richards

3.14 [26] Songs For Sale
29Sep1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Eileen Barton
Don Cherry

3.15 [27] Songs For Sale
06Oct1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Mel Torme
Joan Edwards

3.16 [28] Songs For Sale
13Oct1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Peggy Lee
Tennessee Ernie Ford

3.17 [29] Songs For Sale
20Oct1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Johnny Desmond
Joan Edwards

3.18 [30] Songs For Sale
27Oct1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Andy Russell
Nellie Lutcher

3.19 [31] Songs For Sale
03Nov1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Pearl Bailey
Eddie Fisher


3.20 [32] Songs For Sale
10Nov1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Frank Parker
Marion Marlowe


3.21 [33] Songs For Sale
17Nov1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Connie Haines
Billy Daniels
Xavier Cugat
Morey Amsterdam


3.22 [34] Songs For Sale
24Nov1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Polly Bergen
Dick Haymes


3.23 [35] Songs For Sale
01Dec1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Peggy Lee
Mel Torme


3.24 [36] Songs For Sale
08Dec1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Peggy Lee
Mel Torme


3.25 [37] Songs For Sale
15Dec1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Nat King Cole
Eileen Barton
Mel Torme

3.26 [38] Songs For Sale
22Dec1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Peggy Lee
Jack Haskell

3.27 [39] Songs For Sale
29Dec1951 CBS Sat
Guests
Peggy Lee
Tony Bennett

3.28 [40] Songs For Sale
05Jan1952 CBS Sat
Guests
no detail

3.29 [41] Songs For Sale
12Jan1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Peggy Lee
Cab Calloway

3.30 [42] Songs For Sale
19Jan1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Mel Torme
Helen Forrest

3.31 [43] Songs For Sale
26Jan1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Peggy Lee
Tommy Edwards


3.32 [44] Songs For Sale
02Feb1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Margaret Whiting
Georgie Price


[--] Songs For Sale
09Feb1952 CBS Sat
pre-empted by Basketball game.

3.33 [45] Songs For Sale
16Feb1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Johnny Johnston
Connie Boswell


3.34 [46] Songs For Sale
23Feb1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Peggy Lee
Mel Torme
Eddie Howard
Johnny Desmond


3.35 [47] Songs For Sale
01Mar1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Teresa Brewer
Guy Mitchell
Barry Gray
Ray McKinley
Garry Moore
and The Mariners.

3.36 [48] Songs For Sale
08Mar1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Rudy Vallee
Eileen Barton
Peggy Lee
Barry Gray


3.37 [49] Songs For Sale
15Mar1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Clark Dennis
Herb Jeffries
Barry Gray
Joan Whitney
Nick Kenny
Carmen Cavallaro
and The De Marco Sisters.

3.38 [50] Songs For Sale
22Mar1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Joan Edwards
Richard Hayes
The Ink Spots

3.39 [51] Songs For Sale
29Mar1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Merv Griffin
Connie Haines
Teresa Brewer

and The De Marco Sisters.

3.40 [52] Songs For Sale
05Apr1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Danny O'Neil
Teresa Brewer
Eileen Barton
The Ink Spots
The Mariners


3.41 [53] Songs For Sale
12Apr1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Rosemary Clooney
Ames Brothers
Ella Mae Morse

3.42 [54] Songs For Sale
19Apr1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Hoagy Carmichael
Betty Clooney
Eddie Fisher


3.43 [55] Songs For Sale
26Apr1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Rosemary Clooney
Hazel Scott
Donald Richards

3.44 [56] Songs For Sale
03May1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Nat King Cole
The Fontane Sisters
Peggy Ryan
Ray MacDonald


3.45 [57] Songs For Sale
10May1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Larry Douglas
Tony Bennett
Sunny Gale
Marty Sinclair

3.46 [58] Songs For Sale
17May1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Betty Clooney
Polly Bergen
Don Cherry
Martha Stewart
and The Ink Spots.

3.47 [59] Songs For Sale
24May1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Louis Jordan
Toni Arden
Barry Gray
Earl Wilson
Buddy Rogers


3.48 [60] Songs For Sale
31May1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Margaret Whiting
Dorothy Louden
Ken Murray
and The Four Aces.

3.49 [61] Songs For Sale
07Jun1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Johnny Desmond
Louis Prima
Kay Armen

3.50 [62] Songs For Sale
14Jun1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Earl Wrightson
Georgia Gibbs
Tommy Furtado
Dorothy Dandridge


3.51 [63] Songs For Sale
21Jun1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Teresa Brewer
Eileen Barton
Norwood Smith
and The Mills Brothers

3.52 [64] Songs For Sale [Last Show]
28Jun1952 CBS Sat
Guests
Johnny Desmond
Toni Arden
Joan Valli
Kay Armen
and The Four Aces.
*Last show of the series.

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