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.
Host Vic Damone
Frank Gorshin (comedian-impressionist)
Jack Jones (singer)
Laurindo Almeida (Brazilian jazz guitarist)
Ruth Olay (West Coast Jazz singer)
Jack Marshall (lutentist)
Joined in progress, Jack Jones singing "Lollipops and Roses."
Later he sings "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World."
Singer of Jazz, Ruth Olay sings one number. It is a rare example of her television guest starring appearances (1957-1963). The song opens with an introduction to a Jazz instrumental with a narrator stating:
"You've got to flip for St. Louis. They got there from cardinals to seals to chimpanzees. Society cats who make the scene at the Chase Hotel. And, the kind of cats who dig back alley joints."
Ruth Olay sings:
"One name that walks right by my door today,
That man, man, walks right by my door today,
No let up. Just get goin' on his way.
Always thinking I can't hold on much more.
I can't hold on much more,
Seems like everyday I love you more than the day before.
You've been gone two years. I hope it ain't a gonna be two years more,
I need lovin bad, I'm keeping' mine in store.
Yea, when you come home I'm gonna lock you up baby like I did before, in a small pad up the California shore. And tell them all you've gone...
And lock this door and throw away the keys."
There are two solo performances by classical guitarist
Laurindo Almeida, including "Bad and the Beautiful."
Impressionist Frank Gorshin imitates Marlon Brando and Boris Karloff. Also, he sings "Mack the Knife."
THIS AUDIO RECORDING HAS INTERMITTENT ISSUES. IT IS A VERY DISCERNABLE, RECORDED DIRECT LINE AIR CHECK WITH EXCELLENT CLEAN PLAYBACK TONE AND VOLUME BUT THE OVER 60 YEAR OLD AUDIO TAPE HAS "CUPPING" ISSUES AND INTERMITTANTLY THE RECORDED PLAYBACK AUDIO PRODUCES A VERY SLIGHT "WOBBLING SOUND EFFECT."
HOWEVER, ENJOYABLE LISTENING TO SUCH RARE "UNAVAILABLE" PROGRAMMING.