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ABC MUSICAL SPECIALSFirst, from the summer of 1964, the pilot for SHINDIG! Jimmy O'Neill hosts Delaney Bramlett, The Blossoms, The Righteous Brothers and Little Richard! Then from 1967, Flip Wilson and Robbie Porter host POPENDIPITY (in COLOR!), a concert in the round with Buffalo Springfield, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Neil Diamond, Buffy St. Marie, Aretha Franklin, The Four Seasons and Frank Converse!
ABC STAGE 67 presents 'ON THE FLIP SIDE'Rick Nelson and Joanie Sommers star in this original musical (with music by Mack David and Burt Bacharach) concerning a young rock star whose career decline is reversed with some help from above.
ABC STAGE 67 presents 'THE DANGEROUS CHRISTMAS OF RED RIDING HOOD'A charming and funny original musical for television starring Liza Minnelli, Cyril Ritchard, Vic Damone and The Animals!
BOBBY DARINFirst, a BBC special from the 60s, BOBBY DARIN IN LONDON followed by a compilation of clips of Bobby on various variety show appearances.
BRITISH ROCKFrom the odd time between the assassination of JFK and the debut of the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show comes this British television revue, THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS (12/21/63) spotlighting the Mersey beat and featuring an array of stars including Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Cilla Black, The Breakaways and an incredible set with that new sensation, The Beatles! Also, from my SHINDIG! VOL. 4 volume, Shindig! travels to London and features The Animals and The Moody Blues!
COUNTRY STYLE USA VOL. 1Your Army Recruiter sponsored these 15-minute programs featuring the greatest stars of Country Music circa 1959. This first batch of eight programs features straight-ahead performances by The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Carl Smith, Flatt & Scruggs, Hackshaw Hawkins, Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb! Great animated commercials too!
COUNTRY STYLE USA VOL. 2Here's another batch of 8 great quarter-hour programs featuring Jim Reeves, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jean Sheppard, George Morgan, Goldie Hill, Benny Martin, Ray Price and Marty Robbins!
COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC VOL. 1TOWN & COUNTRY TIME (1954 SYND.) with Jimmy Dean and the Texas Wildcats, TEX RITTER'S RANCH PARTY (1957 SYND.) 2 episodes of this great series with guests, Carl Perkins, Smiley Burnette, George Jone and Tex Williams, COMMUNITY JAMBOREE (1959 SYND.) with Ferlin Husky and Patsy Cline!
COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC VOL. 4Gene Autry stands in for regular host Red Foley on JUBILEE USA (1960 ABC) and finally, a rare COLOR episode of TOWN AND COUNTRY TIME (1955 SYND.) starring Jimmy Dean and the Texas Wildcats!
COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC VOL. 5THE OLD AMERICAN BARN DANCE Here's three episodes of this filmed Country Western series that aired briefly on DuMont in the Summer of 1953. Bill Bailey hosts Kenny Roberts, The Candy Mountain Girls, The Kentucky Throughbreds and more! JUBILEE USA (1960) Cowboy Copas and the great Patsy Cline guest on this tuneful hour.
DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMESHere's a great 1969 special in COLOR! TCB (Taking Care of Business) with Diana Ross and the Supremes and The Temptations followed by a local Detroit dance show, SHOWTIME which pays tribute to Diana and The Supremes who appear live!
THE DuPONT SHOW OF THE MONTH presents'CRESCENDO'Rex Harrison stars as himself in this musical tour of the United States where he runs into Julie Andrews, Louie Armstrong, Eddy Arnold, Diahann Carroll, Benny Goodman, Stanley Holloway, Mahalia Jackson, Sonny James, Stubby Kaye, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington and The Norman Luboff Choir! Whew!
GUY LOMBARDOHere, for your dining and dancing pleasure are four episodes of THE GUY LOMBARDO SHOW, the mid-50's filmed half-hour featuring the music of Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians! Make any night New Years Eve!
HANSEL AND GRETELAn all-star cast highlights this tuneful musical based on the beloved fairy tale! Red Buttons, Barbara Cook, Rudy Vallee, Rise Stevens, Stubby Kaye and Hans Conreid as the witch!
HIGH TORFORD STAR JUBILEE (1956 CBS) presents Bing Crosby and Julie Andrews in the first original musical filmed for television! Complete with Ford commercials.
HOLLYWOOD A-GO-GOHere's three great episodes of this L.A.-based teen dance show hosted by Sam Riddle. Stars include Lesley Gore, Simon & Garfunkel, The Turtles, Jimmy Rodgers, Mel Carter and more!
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S SUPERMANHere's the 1973 ABC WIDE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT production of the 1965 Broadway musical starring the Man of Steel and his Metropolis pals!
JUBILEE U.S.A VOL. 1Here's two hours of ABC's long running country-western variety hour also known as OZARK JUBILEE and COUNTRY MUSIC JUBILEE earlier in its run. Broadcast live from the heart of the Ozarks by KYTV in Springfield, Missouri, these shows are live TV at it's best and have enough flubs and miscues to keep it interesting! The first hour (3/26/60) stars host Red Foley and his guests Snooky Lanson and Hank Thompson. The second program (2/6/60) stars guest host Slim Wilson and his guests Carl Smith and Jan Howard. Great original commercials as well!
JUBILEE U.S.A. VOL. 2Two more hours of this popular country western music showcase! Guest host Eddy Arnold (7/23/60) welcomes Leon McCullum and The Kern Sisters, then Red Foley (7/30/60) hosts Faron Young and Stringbean! Great original commercials and ABC promos!
JUBILEE USA VOL. 3By popular demand, here are two more volumes of the classic ABC Country Western variety program live from Springfield, MO, complete with tons of rare ABC promos and commercials for Carter's Little Liver Pills, Sergeant's Flea and Tick Spray and Massey-Fergeson tractors! Red Foley hosts these two hours, the first with guests Rusty Draper and Tex Ritter (2/13/60) and the second with Wanda Jackson, Don Cherry and Harold and Jimmy (3 /19/60)!
JUBILEE USA VOL. 4We' re at the last two programs of this long-lasting ABC Country Western variety program. On 9/17/60 guest host Jimmy Wakely welcomes Bobby Lord, Shub Fisher and Jubilee regulars, the Jubilaires and the Wagon-Wheelers. Finally, on 9/24/60 the final program with tears all around and the spotlight falls on the show's regulars!
JUBILEE USA VOL. 5There's more of these classic ABC shows, live from the heart of the Ozarks, Springfield, MO! Eddy Arnold hosts both of these hours; 7/9/60 with Wyn Start and Ferlin Husky and from 7/16/60 with Martha Carson and Tex Ritter. Complete with commercials and tons of great ABC promos!
JUBILEE USA VOL. 6Roy Acuff hosts this hour from 8/27/60 with Smiley Burnette and Bill Anderson. Carl Smith hosts the 9/3/60 hour with Lew Childre, Shug Fisher and Bobby Lord.
NBC MUSICAL SPECIALSPETULA: THE BEAT GOES ONPresented in beautiful Living Color on NBC, many Southern NBC affiliates passed on airing this 1968 Petula Clark special when she actually touched her guest star Harry Belafonte. The good old days weren't always so good, but this special is great! Also, another 1968 NBC special, NOEL HARRISON: WHERE THE GIRLS ARE, a truly hippy-dippy spectacular starring April Dancer's pal, Mark Slate and his guests Don Adams, The Association, The Byrds, Barbara McNair, Professor Irwin Corey and special guest, Cher! Just fair quality on the Harrision special.
'THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN'(11/26/57 NBC) Van Johnson, Claude Rains, Lori Nelson, Jim Backus and Kaye Starr star in this 90-minute special based on the famous tale, filmed in COLOR for NBC's Thanksgiving Day special.
THE PLAY OF THE WEEK presents 'HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW FACES OF 1952 and 1956'This 1960 special reunites alumnai from the 1952 and 1956 productions of the famous 'NEW FACES' shows. Ronny Graham stars with Robert Cleary, Paul Lynde, Alice Ghostly, Inga Swenson and many more young talents!
THE PLAY OF THE WEEK presents 'NEW YORK SCRAPBOOK'A wonderful original musical revue starring Orson Bean, Kaye Ballard and a talented cast celebrating the city that never sleeps! Sadly, the picture quality is far from perfect, but its watchable and more than enjoyable.
PONTIAC STAR PARADEAndy Williams is 'The Man in the Moon' (4/16/60) in this lively hour of comedy and song joined by Tony Randall, Lisa Kirk and Diahann Carroll.
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 1THE EDSEL SHOW (1957 CBS) starring Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney, THE PAT BOONE CHEVY SHOWROOM (1958 ABC) with guest Jimmy Dean, THE CHEVY SUMMER SHOWROOM (1958 ABC) Pat's summer replacement show starring Andy Williams and a young Dick Van Dyke!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 2THE CHEVY SHOW (1961) 'Swingin' at the Summit' starring Kay Starr, George Shearing, Harpo Marx, Tony Bennett and Louie Armstrong.
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 3OMNIBUS 'La Boheme' (1953 CBS), OPERA CAMEOS 'La Traviata' (1953 DuMONT)
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 5FORD STAR JUBILEE (1955 CBS) a 90minute spectacular 'Together with Music' starring Mary Martin and Noel Coward.
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 7That Singin' Rage Miss Patti Page stars in two episodes of THE BIG RECORD (11/27/57 CBS) an hour-long episode with Georgia Gibbs, Walter Slezak and Johnny Ray, (5/14/58 CBS) an half-hour episode with Lizabeth Scott, Gracie Fields and The Treniers, then an episode of THE PATTI PAGE SHOW (1955 SYND.)
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 8Two episodes of THE DICK CLARK BEECHNUT SHOW (1959 ABC) the first with guests Neil Sedaka, Paul Anka and Bobby Rydell. the second with Sam Cooke, Lou Monte, The Fleetwoods and Frankie Avalon! Sam Cooke is the improbable guest on a color episode of THE ARTHUR MURRAY SHOW (1960) and then a rare Rhythm and Blues show from KTLA, Los Angeles THE JOHNNY OTIS SHOW (1959)!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 11'AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS' (1951) The original broadcast of this original opera written for television by Gian Carlo Manotti. This program was a Christmas perinnial in the Fifties and this is the premiere production.
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 12Two episodes of THE KATE SMITH EVENING HOUR Not only do you get two hours of the original Songbird of the South on this popular program, both episodes feature a galaxy of Country Western stars (3/26/53 ) features Roy Acuff and a very young June Carter, (4/23/52 NBC) features Hank Williams in a very rare TV appearance along with Roy Acuff and The Carter Family!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 13STARS OF JAZZ starring Bobby Troup was a very popular local program on KABC in Los Angeles that eventually was carried nationally on ABC. Here's four episodes of this terrificly hip show with such jazz musicians and vocalists as Paul Horn, Sue Evans, Howard Rumsey and the Lighthouse All-Stars, Shorty Rogers, Bud Schenk, Julie London, June Christie and The Firehouse 5 plus 2 plus 1. Visual quality, unfortunatly, is not the best on these programs but the sound is clear as a bell!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 16Here's two more terrific episodes of STARS OF JAZZ (1958 ABC) with your host Bobby Troup welcoming guests Charlie Barnet and his Band, Mel Torme and the trio of Andre Previn, Shelley Mann and Red Mitchell!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 17FORD STAR JUBILEE presents 'You're the Top'(1956 CBS) is an all-star tribute to Cole Porter with Louie Armstrong, Dorothy Dandridge, Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae, Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy and a special appearance by Bing Crosby!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 18THE BROADWAY OF LERNER & LOEWE (1962) Maurice Chevalier hosts this tribute to the creators of 'My Fair Lady' and 'Camelot' with Julie Andrews, Stanley Holloway, Richard Burton and Robert Goulet recreating their Broadway performaces. INVITATION TO PARIS (1960 ABC) Maurice Chevalier hosts this charming special taped in Paris with an array of French musical artists and comic Fernanadel!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 19Here's two solid hours of entertainment! THE DINAH SHORE CHEVY SHOW (1958) with Dinah and her guests Audrey Meadows, Eddie Bracken and Louis Jourdan! then, THE LUX SHOW starring ROSEMARY CLOONEY (1958) Rosie stars in her own tuneful show with hubby Jose Ferrer as her guest!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 20PERRY COMO'S KRAFT MUSIC HALL (1960) with Perry's guests Betty Hutton, Paul Lynde and Tom Bosley!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 22Here's music and fun galore! THE FREDDY MARTIN SHOW (1951) features Freddy, his big band and his fresh-faced young singer, Merv Griffin! PAT BOONE CHEVY SHOWROOM (1958 ABC) Pat welcomes the hilarious Louis Nye! COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (1955) One of the wildest hours I've ever seen! This show ping-pongs from Hollywood, San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico featuring dancer Bobby Van, Nat 'King' Cole, Spike Jones and his Band, Helen Grayco, Senor Wences and an exhibition of the world's fastest sport, Jai Alai! Too top it off, Billy Barty offers his impressions of Louie Armstrong, James Cagney and Jimmy Durante! Not to be missed!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 24FORD STARTIME presents THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW (1960) with Dino's guests Nanette Fabray and Fabian! THE PERRY COMO SHOW (10/6/56 NBC) Another hour of music and comedy with Perry and his guests Paul Douglas, Walter Winchell and Kathryn Grayson!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 25Here's a HALLMARK HALL OF FAME musical production from the late 50's. 'SHANGRI-LA' a musical adaptation of "Lost Horizon' starring Richard Basehart, Claude Rains and an all-star cast.
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 26THE BELL TELEPHONE HOUR was one of the true treasures of television in the 60's, a weekly showcase for good music of all kinds. Here are two terrific hours, first from 1960, 'The Four of Us' starriing Ray Bolger, Benny Goodman, Beatrice Lillie and Ethel Merman followed by 1961's 'Designs in Music' starring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Dorothy Collins, Margot Fonteyn, Joan Sutherland and, if that wasn't eclectic enough for you, the only television appearance I've ever seen of famed composer Raymond Scott!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 27Two tuneful hours are on this volume; 1959's 'GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY' starring Jimmy Durante, Ray Bolger and Jane Powell, then a truly unique musical hour from 1964, 'AN HOUR WITH ROBERT GOULET' also starring Leslie Caron and Terry-Thomas.
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 28NBC OPERA THEATRE presents this October 4, 1951 production of 'Pagliacci' starring Joseph Mordine and Elaine Malbin.
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 30Here's two great musical hours! First, Ronald Reagan hosts 'THE SWINGING SINGING YEARS' starring the big bands of Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet, Eddie Howard, Stan Kenton and Freddy Martin, Louie Jordan and his Tympani 5 and Dinah Washington! Then, join host Tony Randall and his guests Rosemary Clooney and Tab Hunter as they join with the famous Ice Capades for a cooling 'SUMMER ON ICE'!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 31Donald O' Connor hosts this tribute to the great MGM musicals, ARTHUR FREED'S HOLLYWOOD MELODY aided and abetted by Richard Chamberlain, Nanette Fabray, Shirley Jones, Howard Keel, Yvette Mimeux and Juliet Prowse! Then a very fun and energetic special, JACK JONES ON THE MOVE (1964) with Jack's guests Milton Berle, Tony Bennett, Joanie Sommers and Molly Bee! A note of interest, this special was taped at CBS Television City and the elaborate opening number starts in the parking lot of the adjacent Farmers Market (Meet me at 3rd and Fairfax!) and continues into Television City! With all the building going on around and between CBS and the Farmers Market, this will take you back to more innocent days. Don't you hate The Grove?
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 32This volume runs the gamut from 2 quarter-hour episodes of COKE TIME starring Eddie Fisher, a passel of 5-minute episodes of LISTERINE presents LES PAUL AND MARY FORD in tuneful vignettes with the 50's electrified duo and finally a half-hour with LIBERACE! (1954 SYND)
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 34HULLABALOO (1965) Herman and the Hermits play host to Lola Falana, Lesley Gore, The Lovin' Spoonful, David Winters and the star of 'Hank', Dick Kellman! SHINDIG! (1965) Join Jimmy O'Neal and his guests Ricky Nelson, The Righteous Bros., The Turtles, Roy Head, David Jones, Donna Loren, The Blossoms and The Wellingtons! WHERE THE ACTION IS! (1966) with Paul Revere and the Raiders, Roy Head and more! HAPPENING '68 (1968) Paul Revere, Boyce and Hart, Tommy Roe, Dennis Cole and 'The Wild Wild West's Ross Martin!
RARE TV MUSIC VOL. 35THE JANE FROMAN SHOW Four episodes of Jane's 15 minute 1952-55 CBS program including the tearful final program. YOUR HIT PARADE Two episodes of this 1950's classic; 2/26/55 with the #1 song; 'Melody of Love' and the 5/7/55 program with 'The Ballad of Davy Crockett' at the top of the list!
ROBERT GOULETThe great Robert Goulet left us too soon and here's a special compilation of two programs featuring him in his prime; AN HOUR WITH ROBERT GOULET and THE JACK PAAR PROGRAM with Robert and Judy Garland.
SHINDIG! VOL. 1This was the Sixties' coolest Rock show starring Jimmy O'Neill, most with original commercials! (2/3/65) features Glen Campbell, Donna Loren, The Hondells, The Clara Ward Singers, The Kingsmen, Jackie and Gayle, The Condors, Peter & Gordon and, as part of the house band, Bobby Sherman and Leon Russell! Then, the 1965-66 Season premiere with The Rolling Stones, The Everly Brothers, The McCoys and Chad & Jill, (10/2/65) features The Who, The Four Tops, Billy Joe Royal and Gerry and the Pacemakers! BONUS! THE FLINTSTONES (12/3/65) Fred invents a wacky new dance and winds up on SHINROCK! with Jimmy O'Neillstone!
SHINDIG! VOL. 2(9/23/64) The premiere telecast w/ Johnny Rivers, Darlene Love and Bobby Freeman, (9/30/64) w/ The Newbeats and Gayle Garnett, (10/7/64) Shindig! goes to London to see The Beatles! (10/4/64) w/ Manfred Mann, Roy Orbison, The Hondells and The Everly Bros.!
SHINDIG! VOL. 3(5/26/65) w/ The Rolling Stones, Howlin' Wolf, Jackie de Shannon, Sonny & Cher and Jimmy Rodgers, (6/23/65) w/ The Byrds, The Kingsmen, Jody Miller, Adam Faith and Dave Berry.
SHINDIG! VOL. 4(11/18/64) w/ Paul Peterson, The Supremes and The Righteous Brothers, (7/7/65) w/ The Kinks, Maryanne Faithfull and Sonny & Cher, (9/65) Shindig! returns to London to see The Animals and The Moody Blues!
SHINDIG! VOL. 5(5/65) w/ Freddie and the Dreamers, The Four Tops, Dick and Dee Dee and Manfred Mann, (8/4/65) w/ The Righteous Brothers, Billy Preston, Bobby Sherman, The Blossoms and Maryanne Faithfull.
SHINDIG! VOL. 6Featuring a show from December 1964 with the Dave Clark 5, Mickey Rooney Jr., The Newbeats, Adam Faith, Bobby Sherman, the Isley Brothers and Kelly Garrett, followed by an a rockin' hour of surf and soul broadcast on 2/10/65 with The Coasters, The Ventures, Del Shannon, The Temptations and Maryanne Faithfull!
SWEET MUSICYour kids will love it when you pop in this tape! LAWRENCE WELK and his CHAMPAGNE MUSIC (1955) a filmed pilot with Mr. Bubbles and his Band, two episodes of THE FLORIAN ZABACH SHOW starring the master violinist and 3 episodes of master organist KORLA PANDIT! Get down with your bad self!
TEEN-AGE DANCE SHOWSTHE LLOYD THAXTON SHOW (1964 KCOP, Los Angeles), this a half-hour sales tape for syndication on Lloyd's daily hop. Great clips of a fun show and some straight talk from Lloyd, himself! THE ART LEBOE SHOW (1958 KTLA, Los Angeles) Here's a rare old kine of a early hop show featuring LA DJ Art Leboe, Bobby 'Rockin' Robin' Dee and The Vogues! WHERE THE ACTION IS! (1965 ABC) Here's another episode of this teen classic with Keith Allison, The Sandpipers, Jimmy Hughes and Paul Revere and the Raiders!
THAT SINGING RAGE, MISS PATTI PAGE!There's great music and fun with one of the 1950s greatest singers, first headlining 3 star packed episodes of the CBS series THE BIG RECORD: (1/15/58) with Bill Hays, Helen Forrest, Harry James and The Deftones, (1/22/58) with Jo Stafford, Judy Canova and Buddy Rich and (2/5/58) with Julie Andrews, The Everly Brothers. Roberta Sherwood, Billie & Lillie, Woody Herman and The Harmonicats! Then, two 15 minute episodes of Patti's 1953 series, THE MUSIC ROOM, the first with William Talbolt from Broadway's 'South Pacific' and the second with Sonny Howard!
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