Quintet, The B. B. King

Copyright 2016, J. David Goldin.

These are all the programs in the radioGOLDINdex database which credit this artist. These listings are accurate as of April 23, 2016. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


48750. Destination Freedom. June 27, 1948. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Knock-Kneed Man". Sustaining. The story of the life of Crispus Attucks, the first man to strike a blow for freedom in the American colonies. He was also the first man to be killed at the Boston Massacre. This is possibly the first show of the series. Produced in co-operation with The Chicago Defender. Arthur McCoo, Arthur Peterson, Bobby Christian (music), Charles Mountain (announcer), Donald Gallagher, Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Greg Pascal (singer), Homer Hecht (producer), Hugh Downs (announcer), Janice Kingslow, Jess Pugh, Marvin Pisner, Maurice Copeland, Richard Durham (writer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48756. Destination Freedom. July 4, 1948. WMAQ, Chicago. "Railway To Freedom". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with The Chicago Defender. The story of the early life of Harriet Tubman. Arthur McCoo, Bobby Christian (music), Charles Mountain (announcer), Cliff Norton, Curley Ellison, Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, George Kluge, Greg Pascal (singer), Homer Hecht (producer), Hope Summers, Hugh Downs (announcer), Maurice Copeland, Melva Williams, Richard Durham (writer), Richard Shores (composer), Weslan Tilden. 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48752. Destination Freedom. September 5, 1948. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Poet Of Pine Mill". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with The Chicago Defender. The story of James Weldon Johnson, a rural teacher from the big city, determined to have a law passed outlawing the lynching of Negroes. He was a poet, educator, and editor. Bobby Christian (music), Donald Gallagher, Duke Watson, Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Greg Pascal (singer), Homer Hecht (producer), Hugh Downs (announcer), Les Spears, Louis Vernon, Louise Pruitt, Maude McElroy, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Ted Liss, Tony Parish (narrator). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48753. Destination Freedom. September 26, 1948. WMAQ, Chicago. "Shakespeare Of Harlem". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with The Chicago Defender. The story of Langston Hughes, famous Negro poet, illustrated with several of his works. Bobby Christian (music), Charles Mountain (announcer), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Homer Hecht (producer), Hugh Downs (announcer), Janice Kingslow, Les Spears, Louise Pruitt, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Sherman Marks. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48757. Destination Freedom. October 10, 1948. WMAQ, Chicago. "Little David". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with The Chicago Defender. The story of Joe Louis, the heavyweight boxing champion. Well done. Bobby Christian (music), Charles Mountain (announcer), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Harry Elders, Homer Hecht (producer), Hugh Downs (announcer), Jack Moss, Janice Kingslow, Les Spears, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Studs Terkel. 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48758. Destination Freedom. October 17, 1948. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Boy Who Was Traded For A Horse". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with The Chicago Defender. The story of George Washington Carver, the great scientist of agriculture. Arthur Peterson, Bobby Christian (music), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, George Kluge, Gladys Williams, Homer Hecht (producer), Hope Summers, Hugh Downs (announcer), Ken Griffin, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Emil Soderstrom (composer). 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48759. Destination Freedom. November 7, 1948. WMAQ, Chicago. "Echoes Of Harlem". Sustaining. The story of Duke Ellington and how he put his band together. Bobby Christian (music), Charles Mountain (announcer), Cliff Norton, Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Gladys Williams, Henry Cook (announcer), Homer Hecht (producer), Larry Auerbach (assistant Director), Les Spears, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Tony Parish (narrator). 29:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

59349. Destination Freedom. November 21, 1948. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Rhyme Of The Ancient Dodger: The Story Of Jackie Robinson". Sustaining. Excellent writing, great radio, the story is partially told in verse! Jack Lester, Hugh Downs (announcer), Everett Clark, Tony Parish, Janice Kingslow, Emil Soderstrom (composer, arranger), Ernie Andrews, Elwyn Owen (music), Richard Durham (writer), Homer Hecht (director), Oscar Brown Jr., Studs Terkel, Bobby Christian (music). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48760. Destination Freedom. February 20, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "Peace Mediator". Sustaining. The story of Dr. Ralph Bunche, son of a slave, now the United Nations mediator between the Arabs and the Israelis. Arthur McCoo, Bobby Christian (music), Charles Chan (announcer), Elwyn Owen (organist), Everett Clark, Fred Pinkard, Homer Hecht (producer), Jack Lester, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Ted Liss, Tony Parish (narrator). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81754. Destination Freedom. February 27, 1949. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "The Houses That Paul Built". Sustaining. The story of Paul Williams, a Negro architect who became one of the nation's leading builders and designers. Richard Durham (writer), Forrest Lewis, Oscar Brown Jr., Janice Kingslow, Art Hearn, Fred Pinkard, Maurice Copeland, Arthur Peterson, Emil Soderstrom (composer), Bobby Christian (music), Charles Chan (announcer), Elwyn Owen (organist). 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81755. Destination Freedom. March 13, 1949. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Up From Slavery". Sustaining. The story of Booker T. Washington, who became "the undisputed leader of Southern Negro educators." Richard Durham (writer), Homer Hecht (director), Fred Pinkard, Weslan Tilden, Oscar Brown Jr., Donald Gallagher, Charles Mountain, Tony Parish, Emil Soderstrom (composer), Elwyn Owen (organist), Jose Bettencort (music), Charles Chan (announcer). 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81756. Destination Freedom. March 20, 1949. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Black Boy". Sustaining. The story of Richard Wright, author of the "literary bombshell,""Native Son." Homer Hecht (director), Emil Soderstrom (composer), Elwyn Owen (organist), Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (adaptor), Richard Wright (author), Jose Bettencort (tympani), Janice Kingslow, Tony Parish, Fred Pinkard, Jess Pugh, Studs Terkel, Charles Chan (announcer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81757. Destination Freedom. March 27, 1949. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Transfusion". Sustaining. The story of Dr. Charles Drew, who developed a practical blood subtitute (plasma) and the system of transfusions called a "blood bank." Richard Durham (writer), Homer Hecht (director), Fred Pinkard, Janice Kingslow, Paul Barnes, Everett Clark, Donald Gallagher, George Kluge, Russ Reed, Emil Soderstrom (composer), Elwyn Owen (organist), Jose Bettencort (tympani), Charles Chan (announcer). 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81758. Destination Freedom. May 8, 1949. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "Help The Blind". Sustaining. The story of Josh White, one of the leading folk artists, who lived the stories he learned to sing. Josh White (by recording), Homer Hecht (producer), Richard Durham (writer), Dick Loghran (director), Larry Auerbach (assistant director), Fred Pinkard, Weslan Tilden, Oscar Brown Jr., Jess Pugh, Dean Olmquist, Russ Reed, Everett Clark, Emil Soderstrom (composer), Elwyn Owen (organist), Jose Bettencort (music), Charles Chan (announcer). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48751. Destination Freedom. May 15, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Ballad Of Satchell Paige". Sustaining. The story of the "greatest pitcher of all time." Well done, good radio with excellent singing translations, despite the somewhat over-enthusiastic ranking of Mr. Paige's abilities. Charles Chan (announcer), Dean Olmquist, Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Harris Gaines, Harvey Hayes, Homer Hecht (director), Jose Bettencort (music), Lou Kessler (music), Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Ted Liss, Tony Parish (narrator), Emil Soderstrom (composer). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81759. Destination Freedom. May 29, 1949. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago origination. "The Saga Of Melody Jackson". Sustaining. The story of Negro boxer Henry Armstrong, the only fighter in history to hold three world titles at one time. Richard Durham (writer), Homer Hecht (director), Emil Soderstrom (composer), Elwyn Owen (organist), Otto Cristofect (music), Fred Pinkard, Louise Pruett, Dorothy Tate, Oscar Brown Jr., Fred Smith, Studs Terkel, Charles Chan (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48766. Destination Freedom. June 26, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "Harriet's Children". Sustaining. The first anniversary broadcast. Excerpts from the show's first year on the air are featured. A transcribed message from Governor (Illinois) Adlai Stevenson is played. The secretary of The Chicago Urban League is also heard. Adlai Stevenson, Charles Chan (announcer), Dean Olmquist, Dick Loghran (director), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, George Kluge, Homer Hecht (producer), Janice Kingslow, Jess Pugh, Jose Bettencort, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Weslan Tilden. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48747. Destination Freedom. July 17, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "Tales Of Stack 'O Lee: Black Folklore Hero". Sustaining. The story of a truly fabulous character, based on material from the Ona L. Spencer collection. Good radio! Charles Chan (announcer), Dean Olmquist, Dick Loghran (director), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, George Kluge, Homer Hecht (producer), Jess Pugh, Jose Bettencort, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Sid McCoy, Weslan Tilden. 29:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

48761. Destination Freedom. July 24, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "The John Henry Story". Sustaining. The story of the black folklore hero, a "natural man," and a "steel drivin' man." Charles Chan (announcer), Claude Shiner (music), Cliff Norton, Dean Olmquist, Dick Loghran (director), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Homer Hecht (producer), Jess Pugh, Jose Bettencort, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Sid McCoy, Weslan Tilden. 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48748. Destination Freedom. July 31, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Trumpet Talks". Sustaining. The early life of Louis Armstrong is dramatized. Well-written, good radio. Charles Chan (announcer), Dean Olmquist, Dick Loghran (director), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Homer Hecht (producer), Janice Kingslow, Jose Bettencort, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Sid McCoy, Tony Parish (narrator). 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48749. Destination Freedom. August 7, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Long Road". Sustaining. The story of Mary Church Terrell, a fighter for equal rights for women, Negroes, Jews, and human rights for all. Alma Platts (?), Charles Chan (announcer), Dean Olmquist, Dick Loghran (director), Dorothy Tate, Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Homer Hecht (producer), Janice Kingslow, Jose Bettencort, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Weslan Tilden. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48763. Destination Freedom. August 14, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "Black Hamlet" Part 1. Sustaining. The story of King Henri Christophe, liberator of Haiti. Dick Loghran (director), Charles Chan (announcer), Dean Olmquist, Fred Pinkard, George Kluge, Helen Westbrook (music), Homer Hecht (producer), Jose Bettencort, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Russ Reed, Tony Parish (narrator). 29:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

48764. Destination Freedom. August 21, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "Black Hamlet" Part 2. Sustaining. Conclusion. How King Henri Christophe eliminated the practice of slavery on the island of Haiti. Charles Chan (announcer), Dean Olmquist, Dick Loghran (director), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, George Kluge, Homer Hecht (producer), Richard Durham (writer), Roy Graham (music), Sam Gordon, Weslan Tilden. 29:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

48762. Destination Freedom. August 28, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "Segregation Inc.". Sustaining. A documented report of facts revealed by "The Committee Against Segregation In The Nation's Capitol." A shocking expose of race inequality in Washington D. C. Bob McKee (narrator), Charles Chan (announcer), Dean Olmquist, Dick Loghran (director), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, George Kluge, Homer Hecht (producer), Janice Kingslow, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Roy Graham (music), Tony Parish (narrator). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48765. Destination Freedom. September 4, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Saga Of Blanche K. Bruce". Sustaining. The story of a Mississippi printer during Reconstruction who fought for freedom for all, using the power of the printed word. Bruce became the first ex-slave to be elected to the United States Senate. Charles Mountain (announcer), Dean Olmquist, Dick Loghran (director), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Homer Hecht (producer), Jess Pugh, Jose Bettencort, Ken Griffin, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Tony Parish (narrator). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

59348. Destination Freedom. October 16, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "Of Blood and The Boogie". Sustaining. The story of Chicago pianist Albert Ammons (who does not appear on the broadcast). Oscar Brown Jr., Studs Terkel, Ernie Andrews, Jack Lester, Hugh Downs (announcer), Everett Clark, Tony Parish, Janice Kingslow, Emil Soderstrom (composer, arranger), Elwyn Owen (music), Bobby Christian (music), Richard Durham (writer), Homer Hecht (director). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48744. Destination Freedom. January 15, 1950. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Birth Of A League". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with The Chicago Urban League. The migration of Negroes to the Northern cities and the story of the start of the Urban League. The president of the Urban League is interviewed. Charles Mountain (announcer), Dean Olmquist, Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Homer Hecht (producer), Jack Lester, Jess Pugh, Jose Bettencort, Maurice Copeland, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Russ Reed. 29:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

48745. Destination Freedom. March 12, 1950. WMAQ, Chicago. "Premonition Of The Panther". Sustaining. The story of welterweight champion Sugar Ray Robinson. Well done! Charles Mountain (announcer), Dean Olmquist, Dick Loghran (director), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Homer Hecht (producer), Jess Pugh, Jose Bettencort, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Russ Reed, Weslan Tilden. 29:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

48746. Destination Freedom. March 26, 1950. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Liberators: William Lloyd Garrison". Sustaining. The story of a Boston printer who became an ardent abolitionist and published "The Liberator." Dean Olmquist, Dick Loghran (director), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, George Kluge, Homer Hecht (producer), Janice Kingslow, Jose Bettencort, Maurice Copeland, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Wiley Hancock. 29:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

48755. Destination Freedom. June 11, 1950. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Shy Boy". Sustaining. The story of Thomas "Fats" Waller, told from the viewpoint of James P. Johnson, his teacher and mentor. Bob White, Charles Chan (announcer), Fred Pinkard, Janice Kingslow, Jose Bettencort, Larry Auerbach (assistant Director), Mary Sinclair (music), Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Weslan Tilden. 29:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

81742. Destination Freedom. June 26, 1950. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Angel Of Federal Street". Sustaining. The story of Ruth Blue Turnquist, the assistant principal of The Hardigan School. Janice Kingslow, Arthur Peterson, Weslan Tilden, George Kluge, Ken Griffin, Stewart Splan (?), Emil Soderstrom (composer), Mary Sinclair (organ), Jose Bettencort, Richard Durham (writer), Gary Debley (? technician), Cliff Mueller (sound effects), John Cowan (director), Charles Martin (announcer). 29:04. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

48754. Destination Freedom. July 2, 1950. WMAQ, Chicago. "Kansas City Phone Call". Sustaining. The story of Nat "King" Cole. A surprisingly poor script, told through the device of a white teen-aged girl talking about the singer on the phone to her girlfriend "Marge." Charles Chan (announcer), Dean Olmquist, George Kluge, John Cowan (director), Jose Bettencort (music), Mary Sinclair (music), Norma Ransome (narrator), Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Russ Weed, Weslan Tilden. 29:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

81743. Destination Freedom. July 9, 1950. WMAQ, Chicago. "Mr. Jericho Adjusts A Claim". Sustaining. The story of a Texas businessman, William Nickerson, Jr., founder of The Golden State Life Insurance Company. Richard Durham (writer), Emil Soderstrom (composer), John Cowan (producer), Fred Pinkard, George Kluge, Janice Kingslow, Jack Lester, Donald Gallagher, Stanley Gordon, Mary Sinclair (music), Jose Bettencort (music), Gary Debley (? engineer), Cliff Mueller (sound effects), Charles Chan (announcer). 29:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

81744. Destination Freedom. August 13, 1950. WMAQ/WMAQ-FM, Chicago. "Last Letter Home". Sustaining. The story of Wilbur Evans and the men of the 332nd Fighter Group (an all-Negro unit) during World War II. Richard Durham (writer), John Cowan (producer), Oscar Brown Jr., Donald Gallagher, Stanley Gordon, Janice Kingslow, Fred Pinkard, Russ Reed, Emil Soderstrom (composer), Mary Sinclair (music), Jose Bettencort (music), George Wilson (engineer), Cliff Mueller (sound effects). 29:36. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

Report contains 34 programs.