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#5893a: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1954-12-09, WRCA, 54 min.
Steve Allen, Hoagy Carmichael, Steve Lawrence, Skitch Henderson, Johnny Mercer, Eydie Gorme, Rockefeller Center Choristers

           September 27, 1954 - January 25, 1957
The first host of THE TONIGHT SHOW, which was then titled TONIGHT!, Steve Allen began his broadcast career as a disc jockey. On July 27, 1953 Steve Allen began hosting a local show over WRCA-TV which ran from 11:20 P.M. to Midnight , Mondays through Fridays, sponsored by Knickerbocker Beer, developed by station executive Ted Cott to lure a potential sponsor, Rupert Breweries, away from a late-night show on New York's Channel 7 (TALK OF THE TOWN), hosted by Louis Nye, who would later be featured on Steve Allen's Sunday Night Variety Show.  

After a successful fourteen-month local run, THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW became a network show. Beginning September 27, 1954, the show retitled TONIGHT!, and expanded to 105 minutes from 40 minutes. 

This rare early December 9, 1954 TV Audio Air Check recorded only nine weeks after the debut of TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN, profiles composer Johnny Mercer at his natural best. 

In this informal broadcast Steve Allen, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme give tribute to Johnny Mercer. Over 20 songs are sung written by Mercer including "Lazy Bones,"  co-written with Hoagy Carmichael, a;nd "I'm An Old Cow Hand."

Eydie Gorme sings "P.S. I Love You." Steve sings "Love is the Face in the Misty Light."

In a separate segment Steve Allen introduces. from Rockefeller Center in New York City, the melodic strains of the one hundred voice Rockefeller Center Choristers. It is the 16th year that they have sung Christmas music  beneath the Rockefeller Christmas tree which was erected today. 

Steve asks Mercer how he got started, and to state how he first met Hoagy Carmichael. 

With Skitch Henderson at the piano. Steve and Johnny sing "You Have To Accent The Positive." Steve Lawrence sings, "Angel Eyes."
Johnny Mercer sings "Watcher  Gonna Swing Tonight, " "Rain or Come Shine," "Old Black Magic," "You Must  Have Been a Beautiful Baby," and "One For My Baby." Eydie sings, "When the Angels Sing."

In a separate skit Steve Allen and Johnny Mercer play Interrogator and defendant...Mercer questioned as to what is the one necessary  integrity that a composer has to have to be a song writer...searching for imaginary lyrics reflecting LOVE through its lyrics. 

Back at the piano, Steve and Johnny sing "Too Marvelous For Words," "Pardon My Southern Accent," Skylark."  "Dream,"  "Fools Rush in," " Goody Goody," "Blues in the Night," with the NBC orchestra. 

Johnny Mercer sings himself off with lyrics thanking Steve Allen for the tribute and inviting him to be a guest on his show tonight. 

NOTE: Sound of this Television Audio Air Check is PRISTINE. A rare return to an early TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN broadcast when Late Night Television was so informal and relaxed with open ended time dedicated to a person or topic.  
THE ONLY EXTANT BROADCAST RECORD IN THE COUNTRY.                                              
#9498: TONITE! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1956-03-06, NBC, 20 min.
Steve Allen, Andy Williams, Hoagy Carmichael, Pat Kirby

   September 27,1954-January 25,1957 
Tonight! starring Steve Allen begins airing locally at 11:15pm, for 15 minutes, sponsored by Knickerbocker Beer. From 11:30 to 1:00am the broadcast aired nationally. 

A segment Tribute to Hoagy Carmichael, who sings several of his songs and reminiscences with Steve Allen. Joining Steve are Pat Kirby and Andy Williams.           
#7443: TIMEX ALL STAR JAZZ SHOW
1958-11-10, CBS, 00 min.
Hoagy Carmichael

December 30th, 1957-1959

Jazz series featuring top jazz artists of the day.                                       
#49: PROJECT 20: THOSE RAGTIME YEARS
1960-11-22, WNBC, 50 min.
Robert Russell Bennett, Donald B. Hyatt, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Loudon, Mae Barnes, Robin Roberts, The Billy B. Quartet, Eubie Blake, Ralph Sutton, Dick Wellstood, The Wilbur De Paris Band, The Clare Ward Singers, William Nichols, William Graham

Hoagy Carmichael introduces us to the ragtime era (1900-1917) with over fourteen songs and instrumentals being performed by performers Dorothy Loudon, Mae Barnes, Robin Roberts, Billy B. Quartet, Eubie Blake, Ralph Sutton, Dick Wellstood, the Wilbur de Paris Band and the Clare Ward Singers. Musical score by Robert Russell Bennett. Executive producer Donald B. Hyatt. Produced and written by William Nichols. Directed by William Graham. Broadcast live, tape and film.
#7076: HERE'S EDIE
1963-03-17, ABC, 00 min.
Hoagy Carmichael, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Edie Adams, Don Chastain, Randy Rayburn Singers, Peter Hanley

The Edie Adams Show, an Emmy Award winning SPECIAL, was a pilot for future Edie Adam's monthly SPECIALS...a total of eight half hour broadcasts were televised on ABC television, premiering October 23, 1962, followed by broadcasts on December 13, 1962, January 20, 1963, February 26, 1963, March 17, 1963, April 19, 1963, May 28, 1963, June 18, 1963.
#1362: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: SHAKESPEARE'S 400TH ANNIVERSARY, THE
1964-04-07, WNBC, 52 min.
Hoagy Carmichael, Helen O'Connell, Robert Merrill, Ginger Rogers, Donald Voorhees

January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This musical series ran semiregularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra.
#14663: HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE OF "MY FAIR LADY." THE
1964-10-30, WPIX, 37 min.
Danny Thomas, Arthur Godfrey, Hoagy Carmichael, Rock Hudson, George Cukor, Yul Brynner, Walter Pidgeon, Natalie Wood, Audrey Hepburn, Marlo Thomas, Richard Crenna, Ed Begley, Caesar Romero, Rex Harrison, Troy Donahue, Hugh OBrian, Maureen OHara, Gladys Cooper, Jack Warner, Frederick Lowe, Bill Burrows

Celebrities include George Cukor, Audrey Hepburn, Jack Warner, Frederick Lowe, Troy Donahue, Caesar Romero, Rex Harrison, Danny Thomas, Gladys Cooper, Ed Begley, Hoagy Carmichael, Natalie Wood, Yul Brynner, Maureen O'Hara, Jim Backus, Bill Burrows, Henny Backus, Hugh O'Brian, Walter Pidgeon, Rock Hudson, Richard Crenna, and Marlo Thomas, 

Live from the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California.     

Co-Hosts: Arthur Godfrey and Bill Burrows. 

A presentation of WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City.                               
#1384: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: A MUSICAL TOUR OF TIN PAN ALLEY, THE
1965-05-11, WNBC, 52 min.
Gordon MacRae, Hoagy Carmichael, Leslie Uggams, Carol Lawrence, Bill Hayes, Donald Voorhees, Peter Nero

January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This musical series ran semiregularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra.
#6721: COUNTRY COMES HOME
1981-04-01, CBS, 120 min.
Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Chet Atkins, Glen Campbell, Jeannie C. Riley, Roy Clark, Larry Gatlin, Alabama, The Statler Brothers, Minnie Pearl, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, Doug Kershaw, Tammy Wynette, Faron Young, George Jones, Bill Anderson, Roy Acuff, Tanya Tucker, Bobby Bare, The Carter Family, Hank Williams Jr., The Oak Ridge Boys, Bob Wills, Dirt Band, Steve Gatlin, Rudy Gatlin

Special: Nashville's Grand Ole Opry provides the appropriate setting for a country-music jamboree. Its highlights include a duet pairing Crystal Gayle and 81-year-old songwriter Hoagy Carmichael; a tribute to Bob Wills, performed by Chet Atkins; and a medley of Hank Williams tunes sung by Minnie Pearl, the Oak Ridge Boys, Bill Anderson, Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams Jr., the Statler Brothers, Bobby Bare, Faron Young and Jeannie C. Riley. Other performers include: Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell and Tanya Tucker, Ray Charles, Roy Clark, Statlers, Doug Kershaw, Larry Gatlin, Steve Gatlin, Rudy Gatlin, Loretta Lynn, the Carter Family, Roy Acuff, George Jones, and Alabama.
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