Al's opening number is a song he said he had sung "two million times," "Toot, Toot, Tootsie!" After the usual discussion with Oscar, and a continuation of the Dubussy joke from last time, Oscar said that he was going to play "Malagueña," to which Jolson said, "Nu, go ahead and play it!" Following that is an interpolated "Waiting For The Robert E. Lee."
Starting the song "Sleepy Time Gal," Jolson is then joined by Crosby, who give him a "Mazel Tov" on the new baby. Jolson's reply, "If I'd said it they wouldn't have allowed it!" Between the Yiddish and the dialects, Jolson and Crosby make quite a pair, especially when they discuss fatherhood.
Eventually, Al and Bing join voices in "Carolina In The Morning." Following that, Crosby solos with "But Beautiful."
With a tip to Steven Foster, Jolson and Crosby perform "Beautiful Dreamer" as no one else could do it, to close the program.
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|This is an excerpt of the 15 Jan 1948 broadcast of the Kraft Music Hall, starring Al Jolson. While Bing Crosby was the guest on this week's show, this excerpt includes Jolson and Oscar Levant from the middle of the show. Jolson and Levant kibbitzed with classics and opera, and Al Jolson sang a song he had featured years ago on a Shell Chateau, "Mightly Lak A Rose." The pictures from the Kraft Music Hall complete the experience.|
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