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#3853: LIVELY ONES, THE
1963-08-15, WNBC, 27 min.
Mel Torme, Vic Damone, Dick Gautier, Ronnie Schell, Charlie Barnett, Dick Patterson, Francis Faye

July 26, 1962-September 13, 1962; July 25, 1963-September 12, 1963. Hosted by Vic Damone, this half-hour musical variety show was a summer replacement for "Hazel" for two seasons.
#3856: LIVELY ONES, THE
1963-09-12, WNBC, 27 min.
Julie London, Mel Torme, Vic Damone, Charlie Byrd

July 26, 1962-September 13, 1962; July 25, 1963-September 12, 1963. This was the final broadcast of the series. Hosted by Vic Damone, this half-hour musical variety show was a summer replacement for "Hazel" for two seasons.
#575: JUDY GARLAND CHRISTMAS SHOW, THE
1963-12-22, WCBS, 51 min.
Judy Garland, Mel Torme, Jack Jones, Joey Garland, Liza Minnelli

Judy Garland makes her Christmas show a family affair with her daughter Liza Minnelli and other children Lorna and Joey. Also appearing are Mel Torme and Jack Jones.
#3265: JO STAFFORD SHOW, THE
1964-03-31, WPIX, 57 min.
Jo Stafford, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Edd Byrnes

1962 (Syndicated). In 1962 Jo Stafford hosted a musical series, taped in London. Originally taped in 1962 and distributed to USA Television in 1964.
#951: INTERNATIONAL HOUR: MUSIC FROM HOLLYWOOD, THE
1964-05-21, WCBS, 52 min.
Ray Milland, Mel Torme, Earnest Gold, Alfred Newman, The John Halloran Singers, George Duning, Alex North, Marni Nixon, Johnny Green, Ernest Golf, Victor Young, Bronislau Kaper, Miklos Rosa, David Racksin

Host Ray Milland welcomes guests Mel Torme, Marni Nixon and The John Halloran Singers. In addition are the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, with some composers conducting their own film scores. Music from "How The West Was Won" (Alfred Newman), "Raintree Country" (Johnny Green), "Picnic" (George Duning), "Exodus" (Ernest Gold), "Around The World In Eighty Days" (Victor Young), "Hi Lili, Hi Lo" (Bronislau Kaper), "Spellbound Concerto" (Miklos Rosza), "Laura" (Davi Racksin), "Cleopatra" (Alex North). Famous songs from the films are song by Marni Nixon and Mel Torme.
#2541: FANFARE (WITH AL HIRT)
1965-09-04, WCBS, 52 min.
Al Hirt, Mel Torme, John Byner, Boots Randolph, Ethel Ennis, Carol Reinhart

June 19, 1965-September 11, 1965. Trumpeter Al Hirt hosted this variety hour, a summer replacement for "Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine."
#4409: SAMMY DAVIS JR. SHOW, THE
1966-03-11, WNBC, 52 min.
Gordon MacRae, Mel Torme, Sheila MacRae, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Jimmie Rodgers

January 7, 1966-April 22, 1966. Variety show hosted by Sammy Davis Jr.
#3122: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1967-12-16, WCBS, 52 min.
Jackie Gleason, Sid Caesar, Shelley Berman, Mel Torme, Peter Nero, Teresa Brewer

September 29, 1962-September 12, 1970. Jackie Gleason was a fixture on CBS for most of two decades. In the fall of 1962 Gleason was back to a Saturday slot, which he occupied for another eight seasons. From 1962 to 1966 it was called "Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine," and featured topical comedy sketches as well as musical numbers. One of Gleason's characters, Joe the Bartender, appeared regularly. Addressing the camera as his patron, Joe told a few jokes before calling out the tipsy Crazy Guggenheim from the back room. Guggenheim, played by Frank Fontaine, traded quips with Joe and then sang a song. Sue Ann Langdon was also featured regularly. In 1966 Gleason moved the operation to Miami Beach. The show was retitled "The Jackie Gleason Show." For the first time in almost a decade, production of "The Honeymooners" was resumed. Gleason was reunited with Art Carney; Sheila MacRae and Jane Kean were added to play Alice and Trixie. Many of these later "Honeymooners" sketches ran a full hour, and the accent was now on music.
#5434: SOMETHING SPECIAL
1968-01-30, WOR, 52 min.
Mel Torme, Susan Barrett, Stan Kenton

A syndicated series produced in 1966. Ten music/comedy specials starring different celebrities.
#1581: CAROL BURNETT SHOW, THE
1968-03-04, WCBS, 52 min.
Carol Burnett, Mel Torme, Imogene Coca

September 11, 1967-August 9, 1978. Popular variety hour hosted by Carol Burnett. On her own show, she brought together a group of talented supporting players: Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, and Dick Van Dyke.
#4612: SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR, THE
1968-05-26, WCBS, 52 min.
Don Knotts, Mel Torme, Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Ravi Shankar, Pat Paulsen

February 5, 1967-June 8, 1969. This program is a repeat. "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" was a breath of fresh air, but to CBS the Smothers Brothers seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the wrong things to say.
#8700: MEL TORME SPECIAL, THE
1968-06-23, SYN, 00 min.
Mel Torme, Stan Kenton

Musical special starring Mel Torme and his guest bandleader Stan Kenton.            

This is an excerpted broadcast, not complete.
#1590: CAROL BURNETT SHOW, THE
1968-11-11, WCBS, 52 min.
Carol Burnett, Mel Torme, Nanette Fabray, Don Rickles

September 11, 1967-August 9, 1978. Popular variety hour hosted by Carol Burnett. On her own show, she brought together a group of talented supporting players: Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, and Dick Van Dyke.
#4808: THAT'S LIFE
1968-12-31, WABC, 52 min.
Robert Morse, Mort Sahl, Mel Torme, Flip Wilson, Spanky and Our Gang, E.J. Peaker

September 24, 1968-May 20, 1969. This was the "New Year's Eve" broadcast. Television's only musical comedy series. "That's Life" starred Robert Morse and E.J. Peaker. Also featured were Shelley Berman and Kay Medford.
#1602: CAROL BURNETT SHOW, THE
1969-01-27, WCBS, 52 min.
Carol Burnett, Mel Torme, Martha Kaye

September 11, 1967-August 9, 1978. Popular variety hour hosted by Carol Burnett. On her own show, she brought together a group of talented supporting players: Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, and Dick Van Dyke.
#3063: HOLLYWOOD PALACE, THE
1969-02-15, WABC, 52 min.
Steve Allen, Milton Berle, Mel Torme, Jayne Meadows, Leland Palmer, Dana Valery, Jerry Collins

January 4, 1964-February 7, 1970. This hour-long variety series was a midseason replacement for "The Jerry Lewis Show."
#3460: JONATHAN WINTERS SHOW, THE
1969-03-20, CBS, 57 min.
Jonathan Winters, Cliff Arquette, Jane Powell, Alice Ghostley, Paul Lynde, Mel Torme, The Establishment

December 27, 1967-May 22, 1969. Jonathan Winters as host of a Wednesday-night variety hour. Joining him were Abby Dalton, Cliff Arquette, Pamela Rodgers, Alice Ghostley and Paul Lynde.             
#3617: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1969-04-30, WNBC, 56 min.
Peter Cook, Mel Torme, Dudley Moore, Anne Bancroft

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. 
The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week. 
British satirists Peter Cook and Dudley Moore begin a two - part "Music Hall" outing taped in London. Part two broadcast May 7, 1969.            
#5438: SINGERS, THE
1969-09-08, WABC, 52 min.
Jonathan Winters, Edward G. Robinson, Mel Torme, Jack Jones, Dick Martin, Ricardo Montalban, Phyllis Diller, Frankie Laine, Michele Lee, James Farentino, Cliff Robinson

A music & comedy special which includes 14 performers, wild visual interpretations of perfectly normal tunes and the producing talents of Mel Torme.
#3239: JIMMY DURANTE PRESENTS THE LENNON SISTERS HOUR
1970-01-09, WABC, 52 min.
Jimmy Durante, Kaye Ballard, Mel Torme, The Lennon Sisters

September 26, 1969-July 4, 1970. Hour-long variety series starring Jimmy Durante and the singing Lennon Sisters (Dianne, Janet, Kathy, and Peggy).
#1627: CAROL BURNETT SHOW, THE
1970-01-26, WCBS, 52 min.
Carol Burnett, Mel Torme, Ronald Reagan, Soupy Sales

September 11, 1967-August 9, 1978. Popular variety hour hosted by Carol Burnett. On her own show, she brought together a group of talented supporting players: Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, and Dick Van Dyke.
#7281: MEL TORME AND STAN KENTON
1970-02-17, KTLA, 00 min.
Mel Torme, Susan Barrett, Stan Kenton

The vocal musicianship of Mel Torme is joined by guest Susan Barrett for an hour lavish in sight and sound.Stan Kenton and his big band provide rich harmonics. Swift, exciting...a zinger!
Presented by Thrifty.             
#1630: CAROL BURNETT SHOW, THE
1970-03-23, WCBS, 52 min.
Carol Burnett, Martha Raye, Mel Torme

September 11, 1967-August 9, 1978. Popular variety hour hosted by Carol Burnett. On her own show, she brought together a group of talented supporting players: Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, and Dick Van Dyke.
#1642: CAROL BURNETT SHOW, THE
1970-10-19, WCBS, 52 min.
Carol Burnett, Mel Torme, Lucille Ball

September 11, 1967-August 9, 1978. Popular variety hour hosted by Carol Burnett. On her own show, she brought together a group of talented supporting players: Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, and Dick Van Dyke.
#6902: SCOTT'S PLACE
1971-05-21, KFI, 57 min.
Mel Torme, Scott Ellsworth

  Scott Ellsworth's guest is singer Mel Torme.

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, "SCOTT'S PLACE." It aired live on KFI-AM in Los Angeles, six times a week, from midnight to 4:00 am (MARCH 30, 1970 - APRIL 1, 1972). Over 500 unique broadcasts featured jazz and big band music, interspersed with live interviews with musicians, singers, composers, conductors, arrangers, band leaders, writers, music producers, dealers & promoters.

These guest artists would drop by the studio after midnight, quite often following work or performing, and would bring some of their favorite records or personal recordings to the show to play for Scott and his audience. They would talk about their career, reminiscing with anecdotes...their love of jazz and big band music.

Interviews averaged in length from one hour to four hours.

Scott was exceptional in his ability to draw together some of the finest artists and musicians representing the history of jazz music...many who were not known by name to the general public, but well know to the jazz community dating back to the 1920's, 30's,40's, and 50's.

The SCOTT'S PLACE theme music, "Have A Nice Day," played by Count Basie & his band, was composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico specifically for Scott, in July 1971. It was used permanently as Scott's theme music beginning in November 1971. 

Most of the lesser known legendary jazz artists who frequented the show did few, if any, talk shows in their life, making these candid conversations so valued since most of these individuals are now deceased.

Guests included:

Matty Matlock, Jess Stacey, Thelma Carpenter, Mercer Ellington, Lex Baxter, Nellie Lutcher, Billy May, George Van Eps, Shorty "Clarence " Sherock, Bobby Bryant, Dick Nash, Nick Fatool, Abraham Lincoln, Rollie Bondock, Ray Sherman, Irv Cottler, Lew McCleary, Kai Winding, Jack Coon, Pat Williams, Duke Ellington, Melba Liston, Conte Condoli, Benny Golson, Mariah McPartland, Johnny Mandel, Johnny Guarnieri, Vince Darosa, Stan Kenton, Fred Gerry, Gerry McKenzie, Pete Dailey, Robert Enevolsen, Jack Marshall, Clair Fisher, Howard Rumsey, John Klemmer, Maurice Harris, Johnny Best, Ted Curson, Dave Garroway, Jimmy Smith, Gus Bivona, Johnny Pate, Harold Land, Joe Marsala, Ralph Carmichael, Clair Fisher, Mundell Lowe, Dave Cavanaugh, Teddy Buckner, Al Rinker, Floyd Huddleston, George Auld, Sonny Burke, Bill Bacin, Paul Tanner, Lorenzo Flennoy, Bill Berry Dave Dexter, Blue Mitchelle, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Benny Powell, Lee Young, Joe Comfort, David Rose, Arnold Ross, Earl Palmer, Jimmy Witherspoon, Benjamin "Scatman" Crothers, Bill Evans, Cat Anderson (William Alonzo),
Al Aarons, Ronnie Lang, Frank Beach, Joe Pass, Jimmy Jones, Van Alexander, Peanuts Hucko, Panama "David" Francis, Marty Patche, Louis Bellson, Sam Most, Don Menza Billy Eckstine, Sam   Donahue, Nellie Lutcher (second interview), Teddy Edwards, Alvin Stoller, Marshall Royal, Terry Gibbs, Louis Jordan, Ulysses Livingstone, Dr. Bill MacPherson, Al McKibbon, John E. Collins, Johnny Rotella, Allyn M. Ferguson, Frank Comstock, Meyer "Mike" Ruben, Bill Pitman, Irving Townsend, Mike Melvoin, Lou Levy, Lennie Niehaus, Preston Love, 
Buddy Clark, Billy Byers, Nappy Lamare, Tony Ortega, Jesse Price, Dick Cary, Dee Barton, Nat Pierce, Ray Avery, Mel Torme, Don Trenner, Milt Jackson, Tommy Shephard, Dalton Smith, LeRoy Vinegar, Eddie Miller, Muzzy Marsalino, Kai Winding (two apparances), Greig Stewart "Chubby" Jackson, Donald Johnson Ellis, Matty Matlock (two appearances),Barney Bigard, Bill Miller, Johnny Sipple, Chlora Bryant, Jerry Goldsmith, Scott Ellsworth SPECIAL BROADCAST, recorded live at Disneyland with Earl "Father" Hines, Trummy Young, Yank Lawson, Bob Haggart, Bob Crosby, and Dizzy Gillepsie.
Sal Gubin, Joe Howard, Sonny Burke, Count Basie, Feddy Green, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, J.C. Williams, Robert McCracken, Frank D'Rone Jackie Mills, Scott Ellsworth SPECIAL BROADCASTS at the 14th annual Monteray Jazz Festival, Tommy Tedesco, Oscar Peterson, J.J. Johnson, Irving C. Ashby, Johnny Mandel (two appearances), Slim Giallard, George T. Simon, Irv Cottler (two appearances), Della Reese (two appearances), Wayne Songer, Harry Mills, Alton Purnell, Lalo Schifrin, June Christy, Ed Garland, Barney Bigard (two appearances), Leonard Feather, Collin Bailey, Paul Smith, Adele Girari, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Shelly Manne, Sarah Vaughan, & Johnny Mercer.

*On the ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO, INC. website (www.atvaudio.com) click the ARSC link and one can listen to a live 45 minute retrospective as presented by Phil Gries with guest Scott Ellsworth, held May 14, 2011 in Los Angeles California at the Grand Wilshire Hotel, as part of the 45th ARSC National Conference. The history and genesis of SCOTT'S PLACE is discussed with many peerless audio examples of past programs played for the audience. Scott, reminisces with many anecdotes related to these broadcasts. Power point still photographs related to different SCOTT'S PLACE broadcasts supplemented the narrative.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
#1661: CAROL BURNETT SHOW, THE
1971-11-17, WCBS, 52 min.
Carol Burnett, Mel Torme, Nanette Fabray

September 11, 1967-August 9, 1978. Popular variety hour hosted by Carol Burnett. On her own show, she brought together a group of talented supporting players: Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, and Dick Van Dyke.
#3376: STAND UP AND CHEER
1972-02-28, WCBS, 27 min.
Mel Torme, Johnny Mann

1971 (Syndicated). On this half-hour musical series host Johnny Mann, together with the Johnny Mann Singers and assorted guests, sang the praises of the good old U.S.A.
#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,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
#8375A: JERRY LEWIS LABOR DAY TELETHON, THE
1973-09-02, WRGB, 200 min.
Jerry Lewis, Andy Williams, Carol Lawrence, Red Buttons, Paul Anka, Robert Goulet, Ed McMahon, Mel Torme, Phyllis Diller, Les Brown, Melba Moore, Peter Marshall, Gina Lollobrigida, Enzo Stuarti, David Hartman, Lennon Sisters, The New Seekers, Arti Johnson, John Gavin

Jerry Lewis's fund-raising campaign for Muscular Dystrophy from the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas which represents his first National MDA broadcast away from New York.  
  
The National television broadcast begins at 9 PM Eastern time on September 2nd, 1973 and concludes on September 3rd, 1973 at 6:30 PM Eastern time. This was the first time the Jerry Lewis Labor Day National Telethon was telecast from Las Vegas.   

This year's Muscular Dystrophy Association of America telethon raised a record $12,395,983 in pledged money during its 21 1/2 hours of telecasting. There are numerous half hour cutaway breaks from the National broadcast...giving Jerry Lewis a break in the action, and these cutaways are hosted by a litany of hosts all over the country depending on the station broadcasting this marathon broadcast. 

NOTE: THIS TAPE HAS NONE OF THE LOCAL CUTAWAY MATERIAL...ONLY THE NATIONAL BROADCAST EXCERPTS WITH THE STARS LISTED HERE, WHO WERE RECORDED. MANY PERSONALITIES APPEARING ON THE 
COMPLETE BROADCAST WERE NOT AUDIO TAPED AND THEREFORE NOT PRESENT IN THIS PRESENTATION.  

 In New York hosting at different intervals were Buddy Hackett, William B. Williams, Julius LaRosa and Soupy Sales and Mel Torme. In Nashville, Roy Clark hosted, etc. etc. This broadcast was recorded off the air in Schenectady New York, via station affiliate WRGB. 
The hosts of locally cutaway segments on this audio air check are that of Ed, and Steve. Their segments equate to approximatively 120 minutes of this 300 minute TV Audio Air Check broadcast excerpt. 

SEE ATA#8375. 
 
200 minutes (approximately 3 and half hours reflect the National segments).    

This broadcast recording begins at approximately 11:30 EST on Monday, September 3, 1973. John Gavin sings, "We've Got It." The New Seekers, British pop group perform, "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing." Peter Marshall is praised by Jerry for his game show Hollywood Squares. There is a film promo for MSD. Carol Lawrence sings "A Bright Sunshiny Day, and "Sand Dance." Her husband Robert Goulet and Carol talk with Jerry. Paul Anka who flew in specifically to sing on the show a rendition of "I Did it My Way," changing the lyrics related to Jerry Lewis's MDA telethon contributions sings this version. Phyllis Diller does a stand-up routine. 
Andy Williams introduces each of the Lennon Sisters, Janet, Kathy, Peggy, and Dee Dee. Williams sings, "Close to You."
We get a local feed with Mel Torme who sings a duet with Jerry and then interviews Gina Lollobrigida who discusses her photography book "Italia Mia" containing three years of her work...a collection of 191 still pictures of Italians your and elders, families, sights and scenery. 
Enzo Stuart sings "Maria." Red Buttons performs and sings "Brother Can You Spare a Dime," and his signature song, "HO HO."    
Jerry wraps up the broadcast stating that when he began work for MDA he had but one secretary in 1950 and now his fund raising event is the second biggest in America. Jerry signs off singing, "You'll Never Walk Alone."                                                                                                                                                
#8375: JERRY LEWIS LABOR DAY TELETHON, THE
1973-09-02, WRGB, 300 min.
Jerry Lewis, Andy Williams, Carol Lawrence, Red Buttons, Paul Anka, Robert Goulet, Ed McMahon, Mel Torme, Phyllis Diller, Les Brown, Melba Moore, Peter Marshall, Gina Lollobrigida, Enzo Stuarti, David Hartman, Lennon Sisters, The New Seekers, Arti Johnson, Ed..., Steve;;;, John Gavin

Jerry Lewis's fund-raising campaign for Muscular Dystrophy from the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas which represents his first National MDA broadcast away from New York.  
  
The broadcast begins at 9 PM Eastern time on September 2nd, 1973 and concludes on September 3rd, 1973 at 6:30 PM Eastern time. This was the first time the telethon was telecast from Las Vegas.   

This year's Muscular Dystrophy Association of America telethon raised a record $12,395,983 in pledged money during its 21 1/2 hours of telecasting. There are numerous half hour cutaway breaks from the National broadcast...giving Jerry Lewis a break in the action, and these cutaways are hosted by a litany of hosts all over the country depending on the station broadcasting this marathon broadcast. In New York hosting at different intervals were Buddy Hackett, William B. Williams, Julius LaRosa and Soupy Sales and Mel Torme. In Nashville, Roy Clark hosted, etc. etc. This broadcast was recorded off the air in Schenectady New York, via station affiliate WRGB. 
The hosts of locally cutaway segments on this audio air check are that of Ed, and Steve. There segments equate to approximatively 120 minutes of this 300 minute TV Audio Air Check broadcast excerpt. 200 minutes (approximately 3 and half hours reflect the National segments).    

This broadcast recording begins at approximately 11:30 EST on Monday, September 3, 1973. John Gavin sings, "We've Got It." The New Seekers, British pop group perform, "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing." Peter Marshall is praised by Jerry for his game show Hollywood Squares. There is a film promo for MSD. Carol Lawrence sings "A Bright Sunshiny Day, and "Sand Dance." Her husband Robert Goulet and Carol talk with Jerry. Paul Anka who flew in specifically to sing on the show a rendition of "I Did it My Way," changing the lyrics related to Jerry Lewis's MDA telethon contributions sings this version. Phyllis Diller does a stand-up routine. 
Andy Williams introduces each of the Lennon Sisters, Janet, Kathy, Peggy, and Dee Dee. Williams sings, "Close to You."
We get a local feed with Mel Torme who sings a duet with Jerry and then interviews Gina Lollobrigida who discusses her photography book "Italia Mia" containing three years of her work...a collection of 191 still pictures of Italians your and elders, families, sights and scenery. 
Enzo Stuart sings "Maria." Red Buttons performs and sings "Brother Can You Spare a Dime," and his signature song, "HO HO."    
Jerry wraps up the broadcast stating that when he began work for MDA he had but one secretary in 1950 and now his fund raising event is the second biggest in America. Jerry signs off singing, "You'll Never Walk Alone."                                                                                                         
#5052: MONSANTO NIGHT PRESENTS: BENNY GOODMAN
1974-03-31, WNBC, 52 min.
Mel Torme, Benny Goodman, Cleo Laine

Benny Goodman in concert at Carnegie Hall and at home with his family.
#6998: MONSANTO NIGHT PRESENTS: BENNY GOODMAN
1974-03-31, NBC, 00 min.
Mel Torme, Benny Goodman, Cleo Laine

Concert At Carnegie Hall. Original broadcast see #5052.                        
#9941: BENNY GOODMAN SPECIAL, THE
1974-04-28, CBS, 60 min.
Mel Torme, Benny Goodman, Cleo Laine, The Benny Goodman Band

An hour of music and song with Benny Goodman and his band in concert. Goodman and his band perform at Carnegie Hall, in a New York City nightclub with singer Mel Torme, and at home with his family. Also performing is new singing sensation Cleo Laine.                                                               
#10003: GRAMMY AWARDS, 18TH ANNUAL THE
1976-02-28, CBS, 90 min.
Andy Williams, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Collins, Lily Tomlin, Natalie Cole, Janis Ian, Paul Simon, Captain and Tennille

The 18th Annual Grammy Awards from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California.   

Host: Andy Williams.           
#9961: HBO SPECIAL: MEL TORME, SARAH VAUGHN, AND CARMEN MCRAE IN SESSION.
1978-07-09, HBO, 90 min.
Mel Torme, Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughn

A musical special starring Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughn, and Carmen McRae.             
#5158: CHRISTMAS SONGS
1979-12-24, WNET, 78 min.
Mel Torme, Richard Basehart, Roy Rogers, Rich Little, Maureen McGovern, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., Les Brown and His Band of Renown, George Shearing, The Sons of Pioneers, The Voices of Christmas

Host Mel Torme and Les Brown and His Band of Renown celebrate the season with George Shearing, Rich Little, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Maureen McGovern, Roy Rogers, The Sons of the Pioneers, Richard Basehart and The Voices of Christmas choir.
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Jose Feliciano, at 70, listening to his FIRST TV variety show appearance (Al Hirt: FANFARE), telecast on July 17, 1965, when he was 19 years old.


TV Audio:
Rare & Valued


When TV Variety
Was King


This Anniversary Day
In Television History


ARSC/IASA London Conference: Why Collect?


News 12 Long Island
Live Television Profile:
Archival Television Audio, Inc


CAPTURED LIVE: CULTURES OF TELEVISION RECORDING AND STORAGE, 1945-1975


NBC MATINEE THEATER
FRANKENSTEIN
NBC TV - Feb. 5, 1957
8:23 min. excerpt


Phil Gries TV Audio Archive
Profile Segment

Harry Belafonte Hosts
The Tonight Show
5:21 min. excerpt

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