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#2990: HERE COME THE STARS
1968-11-17, WOR, 52 min.
George Jessel, Groucho Marx, Morey Amsterdam, Tammy Grimes, Joe Williams, Jackie Gayle, Stu Gilliam

Groucho Marx is roasted. George Jessel emcees this hour variety roast series featuring testimonials to guests of honor. This syndicated series aired from September 15, 1968 to March 9, 1969. Reruns ran through March 1, 1970.
#6952B: SCOTT'S PLACE
1972-04-01, KFI, 77 min.
Judy Garland, Jo Stafford, Mel Torme, Johnny Mercer, Joe Williams, Scott Ellsworth, Nat King Cole, Paul Wesson, Mark Murphy, Buddy DeSylva, Glenn E. Wallichs

Scott Ellsworth's guest is Johnny Mercer, American lyricist, songwriter, and singer.

Some variations in sound quality, transferred from a rare sole existing Electronic Transcription Disc exhibiting "noise/clicks" effect. 

However, the audio on this air check is clean and very discernable for enjoyable listening. Most importantly this rare broadcast interview of Johnny Mercer by Scott Ellsworth, who conducts a brilliant interview,  is the most definitive Johnny Mercer retrospective ever done (television or radio). 

Integrated within the interview Mercer reminisces about his humble beginnings, his entry into motion pictures, work in radio (states how nervous he would be), television and  the theater...his collaborations, rejection of night club performing, and his philosophy about the business.. 

 Integrated within the broadcast are ten recordings which Mercer discusses with anecdotes. They include, 
"Lord, I Give You My Children," "The Bathtub Ran Over Again," "One For My Baby," sung by Joe Williams,  "On Behalf Of The Visiting Firemen," "Save The Bones For Henry Jones," duet with Nat King Cole, "The Bachelor's Dinner Song," "Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe," sung by Judy Garland, "That Old Black Magic," sung by Mel Torme, "Out Of This World," sung by Mark Murphy, and "Jamboree Jones" sung by Paul Weston and Jo Stafford.

Johnny Mercer talks about the early DJ's he knew who would paly his songs, his 18 academy award nominations (4 wins), and discusses how he co-founded Capitol Records with music industry businessman Buddy DeSylva and Glenn E. Wallichs.  Mercer gives his opinion about today's contemporary song writers and performers, many whom he admires. 

A goldmine of Johnny Mercer nostalgia  within this rare program.

This was the final broadcast for Scott Ellsworth during the two year run of SCOTT'S PLACE, when station KFI decided to change format and switch to a more contemporary music programming format. Even Ellsworth didn't know that the following day he would be fired. Ironic that on this show Mercer agrees to come back at the end of the month to do another session with Scott. 

March 30, 1970 - April 1, 1972
KFI 640 Los Angeles AM Radio.

162 individual  broadcast Audio Air Checks survive. 
A goldmine of originally recorded live interviews with the greats from the Jazz and Big Band era, with integrated recorded samples of their work played throughout the broadcast.  


Scott Ellsworth was the creator and on-air host of the popular radio program,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
#5037: NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL SALUTE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG
1973-11-05, PBS, 60 min.
Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, John Mayall, Helen Humes, Earl Hines, The Dave Brubeck Group, Freddie Hubbard, Ray Nance, The Roy Eldridge Quintet, Al Hibbler

Top names in jazz salute Louis Armstrong in a concert taped on July 4, 1973 in New York City.
#10108: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1974-08-23, NBC, 90 min.
Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Gabriel Kaplan, McLean Stevenson, Joe Williams, Jerry Lucas, Jaye P Morgan

October 1, 1962-May 22, 1992. Johnny Carson, host of NBC's network late-night "Tonight Show" reigned for 30 unprecedented years...five times the combined tenure of Steve Allen, and Jack Paar. Carson was impervious to competition, including efforts to dethrone him by Les Crane, Joey Bishop, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Jack Paar, Pat Sajak, Joan Rivers, and Arsenio Hall. Sadly, very few complete "Tonight Show" broadcasts survive during Johnny Carson's first ten years of broadcasting. Around 1965, through the early 1970's, oldest tapes were first erased systematically by orders from myopic NBC executives, to be recycled for purposes of saving money. Ironically, in many cases, these older master tapes were too brittle, and portended probable drop-outs for re-use after being erased. Subsequently blank after being erased, these older questionable master 2" Quad tapes were either sparingly used or never used again for recording new programming and eventually were discarded. Saving thousands of dollars at the time (wiping master tapes for potential re-use) resulted in losing millions of dollars by NBC in today's marketplace, and more importantly wiping thousands of historic TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts, which contain precious personal anecdotes from political, show business, and sports icons of the past.
Guest Host: McLean Stevenson.                                    
#17958: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1975-01-09, NBC, min.
Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Thalassa Cruso, Allen Garfield, Joe Williams

October 1, 1962-May 22, 1992. Johnny Carson, host of NBC's network late-night "Tonight Show" reigned for 30 unprecedented years...five times the combined tenure of Steve Allen, and Jack Paar. Carson was impervious to competition, including efforts to dethrone him by Les Crane, Joey Bishop, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Jack Paar, Pat Sajak, Joan Rivers, and Arsenio Hall. Sadly, very few complete "Tonight Show" broadcasts survive during Johnny Carson's first ten years of broadcasting. Around 1965, through the early 1970's, oldest tapes were first erased systematically by orders from myopic NBC executives, to be recycled for purposes of saving money. Ironically, in many cases, these older master tapes were too brittle, and portended probable drop-outs for re-use after being erased. Subsequently blank after being erased, these older questionable master 2" Quad tapes were either sparingly used or never used again for recording new programming and eventually were discarded. Saving thousands of dollars at the time (wiping master tapes for potential re-use) resulted in losing millions of dollars by NBC in today's marketplace, and more importantly wiping thousands of historic TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts, which contain precious personal anecdotes from political, show business, and sports icons of the past.

Guests: Thalassa Cruso, Allen Garfield, Joe Williams, Joan Rivers. NOTE: This specific TONIGHT SHOW may only contain an opening monologue by Johnny Carson. Other content, as listed, will have to be monitored and confirmed upon your order request.
#9692: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1977-01-20, NBC, 90 min.
Johnny Carson, Shelley Winters, Joe Williams, Victor Buono

October 1, 1962-May 22, 1992. Johnny Carson, host of NBC's network late-night "Tonight Show" reigned for 30 unprecedented years...five times the combined tenure of Steve Allen, and Jack Paar. Carson was impervious to competition, including efforts to dethrone him by Les Crane, Joey Bishop, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Jack Paar, Pat Sajak, Joan Rivers, and Arsenio Hall. Sadly, very few complete "Tonight Show" broadcasts survive during Johnny Carson's first ten years of broadcasting. Around 1965, through the early 1970s, oldest tapes were first erased systematically by orders from myopic NBC executives, to be recycled for purposes of saving money. Ironically, in many cases, these older master tapes were too brittle and portended probable drop-outs for re-use after being erased. Subsequently blank after being erased, these older questionable master 2" Quad tapes were either sparingly used or never used again for recording new programming and eventually were discarded. Saving thousands of dollars at the time (wiping master tapes for potential re-use) resulted in losing millions of dollars by NBC in today's marketplace, and more importantly wiping thousands of historic TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts, which contain precious personal anecdotes from political, show business, and sports icons of the past.

Johnny's guests are Victor Buono, Shelley Winters, and Joe Williams.
#1806: CHUCK BARRIS RAH-RAH SHOW, THE
1978-04-04, WNBC, 52 min.
Milton Berle, Rip Taylor, Linda Hopkins, Jose Feliciano, Chuck Barris, Joe Williams, Wayland Flowers and Madame

February 28, 1978-April 11, 1978. A prime-time variety hour hosted by game show magnate Chuck Barris. The show featured celebrity guest stars as well as acts originally seen on "The Gong Show."
#5469: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1979-08-24, NBC, 78 min.
Pat Boone, Joe Williams, Kelly Monteith, David Letterman

Substituting for Johnny Carson is David Letterman. Johnny Carson hosted "The Tonight Show" for thirty years, five-times the combined tenure of Jerry Lester, Steve Allen & Jack Paar, the first hosts of late night television. Carson hosted more total hours of network programming than anyone before him or since. Only a handful of broadcasts from 1962-1971 survive. Most were discarded in the '60s & '70s.
#18620: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1981-04-08, NBC, min.
Johnny Carson, Angie Dickinson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Joe Williams

October 1, 1962-May 22, 1992. Johnny Carson, host of NBC's network late-night "Tonight Show" reigned for 30 unprecedented years...five times the combined tenure of Steve Allen, and Jack Paar. Carson was impervious to competition, including efforts to dethrone him by Les Crane, Joey Bishop, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Jack Paar, Pat Sajak, Joan Rivers, and Arsenio Hall. Sadly, very few complete "Tonight Show" broadcasts survive during Johnny Carson's first ten years of broadcasting. Around 1965, through the early 1970's, oldest tapes were first erased systematically by orders from myopic NBC executives, to be recycled for purposes of saving money. Ironically, in many cases, these older master tapes were too brittle, and portended probable drop-outs for re-use after being erased. Subsequently blank after being erased, these older questionable master 2" Quad tapes were either sparingly used or never used again for recording new programming and eventually were discarded. Saving thousands of dollars at the time (wiping master tapes for potential re-use) resulted in losing millions of dollars by NBC in today's marketplace, and more importantly wiping thousands of historic TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts, which contain precious personal anecdotes from political, show business, and sports icons of the past.
Guests: Angie Dickinson, Joe Williams NOTE: This specific TONIGHT SHOW may only contain an opening monologue by Johnny Carson. Other content, as listed, will have to be monitored and confirmed upon your order request.
#6743: GRAMMY HALL OF FAME, THE
1981-05-18, CBS, 52 min.
Andy Williams, Bob Hope, John Raitt, Judy Garland, Count Basie, Celeste Holm, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams, Natalie Cole, Andy Gibb, Peter Allen, Peter Cullen, Mary Crosby, Nat King Cole

A night of spectacular stars and entertainment. Tonight, Grammy honors some of the greatest recordings of all time, and the performers who made them legend. Host: Andy Williams.  

Peter Cullen announcer. 
Commercials not recorded. 

This predominately musical hour is rounded out with a tribute to Bing Crosby by daughter Mary and Bob Hope. Other clips of Judy Garland ("Over the Rainbow") and Nat King Cloe ("Unforgettable"). 

HIGHLIGHTS:

"Straighten Up and Fly Right," 
"The Christmas Song"----------------------------------Natalie Cole

"White Christmas"------------------------------------Andy Gibb

"Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage" -------------Peter Allen 

"One O'clock Jump"--------Count Basie and his Orchestra

"Every Day (I Have the Blues)"----------------------Joe Williams

"Oh, What a Beautiful Morning"----------------------John Rait
"Oklahoma"

"I Can't Say No"------------------------------------Celeste Holm

Big Band Medley------------------------------------Andy Gibb

NOTE:

It is interesting that as late as the 1980's very well produced and important television SPEICALS are considered not extant to todays audiences...its original 2" Quad master tapes erased to be used for other programming. By 1981 this practiced had diminished greatly, especially those production broadcasts on CBS Television. But still there are "victims" of such practices as represented by this first and only tribute to THE GRAMMY HALL OF FAME which aired as a special one time presentation on CBS on May 18, 1981.

Archival Television Audio, Inc. has had this broadcasts in its inventory for many years, but never played back until a client requested it. Sadly, the audio tape had its own problem issues and at first it appeared that it could not be salvaged at all. 
This tape was a victim of a condition detailed below. it was in very severe condition with 30% of its oxide layer flake off.  However, by "baking" the tape for 13 hours I, Phil Gries, owner of ATA, was able to at least get a transcription discernable dub of this broadcast. It took a number of passes...stop and go...cleaning the tape recorder heads numerous times.  

The sound rendition of this baked tape has sections that are very good, sections that have issues with drop outs, some occasional drops in audio, occasional echo effects of audio, etc. I was able to also use Q tips with Isopropyl alcohol in addition to 
keep audible tonality  as much as possible, keeping content of  this broadcast as much possible, retaining 98% of this broadcast.

The end result is that one can listen to this "lost" broadcast in its entirety with enjoyment realizing its limitations.

STICKY-SHED  SYNDROME  is a condition created by the deterioration of the binders in a magnetic tape, which hold the ferric oxide magnetizable coating to its plastic carrier, or which hold the thinner back-coating on the outside of the tape. This deterioration renders the tape unusable. Some kinds of binder are known to break down over time, due to the absorption of moisture (hydrolysis).

The symptoms of this breakdown can be immediately obvious even when rewinding the tape: tearing sounds and sluggish behavior. If a tape with sticky-shed syndrome is played, the reels will make screeching or squeaking sounds, and the tape will leave dusty, rusty particles on the guides and heads. In some cases, the symptoms are more subtle, causing intermittent dropouts.

This television audio air check seems to be the only existing broadcast record, in this less than pristine playback condition, of this iconic broadcast, not existing in any known archive museum, CBS archives or in any private collection.                                                                                                                            
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