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.
Eight different Steve Allen Tonight Show excerpts, compilations from telecasts of February, 1956.
Elaine Stritch sings "Easy Street" and one other song.
Pat Kirby sings "Everytime"
Andy Williams sings "Stormy Weather"
Top innovator of jazz music, Willie McLeish Smith plays "Zig-Zag"
Piano "Finger Busting."
Turk Murphy- jazz musician struts his stuff
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme duet "I Sing Flat"
Meg Miles- sings "St. Louis Blues " "Sing On Baby" and "You Shed a Tear For Me."
Steve Allen sings a 1936 Benny Goodman tune: "When a Lady Meets a Gentleman Down South "
Ted Lewis sings: "Be Yourself" "Still Going Strong " With original clarinet plays 1917 Beginnings "The Good Old Tiger Rag"
The Three Haircuts comic routine
American jazz vocal team, Jackie Cain and Roy Kral (February 20th, 1956) sing "Cheerful and Yearful" "You Smell So Good" and " Mountain Greenery"
September 29th,1957-March 21st, 1961 (CBS)
An irregularly scheduled collection of culturally outstanding dramas usually presented monthly. SEARCH PROGRAM TITLES FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.
Presented on "DUPONT SHOW OF THE MONTH." Rex Harrison portrays a visiting Englishman who takes a dim view of American culture. To overcome his skepticism, he is introduced to a wide variety of American musical styles. First show of the series.
Play It Cool- dancers
"Mary Had A Little Lamb" Cha-Cha, Carol Channing
"Go West Young Man," Eddy Arnold
"Shine On Harvest Moon," Baby bumblebee
"Silvery Moon," Singers and dancers
"Streets Of Laredo," Singers and dancers
"Basin Street Blues," "Trouble I've Seen," Louis Armstrong
"Blues In The Night," Peggy Lee
"Sit Down, You're Rockin The Boat," Stubby Kaye
"Didn't It Rain," Mahalia Jackson
"Bill Bailey," Lizzie Miles, Turk Murphy
"The Birth Of The Blues," Dinah Washington
Blues Sequence, Benny Goodman, Diahann Carroll
Jazz Sequence- Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong.