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Sunday, April 29, 2012



CALLIOPE CAL 3005
SESSIONS, LIVE

© James A. Harrod, COPYRIGHT PROTECTED; ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


HARRY JAMES / JILLA WEBB - LES BROWN / LAURIE JOHNSON

The format for Stars of Jazz featuring an instrumental group plus a vocalist meant that the producers and Bobby Troup had to find a new vocalist for each show and they quickly ran out of known songbirds and scoured the local night clubs for rising talent.  Many of these songbirds faded from the limelight like Jane Fielding who had two LPs on Herb Kimmel’s Jazz:West label and then dropped out of sight.

Stars of Jazz was featured in a two page spread in THEME magazine in their fall 1957 issue.  All of the photos were taken by Ray Avery and are © Ray Avery/CTSIMAGES.



Dates and artists for the next ten programs:

Program #31
February 4, 1957
Shorty Rogers
Kay Brown

Program #32
February 11, 1957
Cal Tjader
Shirli Sonders

Program #33
February 18, 1957
Red Mitchell
Toni Harper

Program #34
February 25, 1957
Allyn Ferguson
Julie Sutton

Program #35
March 4, 1957
Oscar Peterson
Jane Fielding

Program #36
March 11, 1957
Warne Marsh
Ann Richards

Program #37
March 18, 1957
Tom Riley
Nora Evans

Program #38
March 25, 1957
Ronnie Ball
Donna Fuller

Program #39
April 1, 1957
Bobby Troup

Program #40
April 8, 1957
Teddy Buckner



Calliope Records Production Credits:
Executive Producers: Heyward Collins, Rick Donovan, Lee D. Weisel
Production and Coordination: Jim Pewter
Technical Assistance: Mike Jordan for Krishane Enterprises
Mastering: Jack Skinner for Keyser-Century Corporation
Art Direction and Photography: Jeffrey Weisel




Bobby Troup and Harry James

SHOW #106
July 14, 1958
Harry James and His Orchestra
Harry James, tp; Domonick Buono, Oliver Mitchell, Robert Rolfe, tp; Raymond C. Sims, Robert Edmondson, tb; Ernie Tack, b-tb; William McLeish Smith, as; Herbert F. Lorden, Jr., cl,as; Sam Firmature, ts; Robert T. Poland, ts; Ernie Small, bar; Jack T. Perciful, p; Dennis Budimir, g; Russell A. Phillips, b; Jackie Mills, d.
1.  “Just Lucky” m. Jay Hill
2.  “J. Walkin’” m. Jay Hill

Jilla Webb, vcl; Harry James and His Orchestra.
3.  “Lover, Come Back to Me” w. Oscar Hammerstein II, m. Sigmund Romberg

Harry James and His Orchestra - (same personnel).
4.  “Just for Fun” m. Ernie Wilkins
5.  “Blues for Sale” m. Ernie Wilkins

Production credits for this show:
Host: Bobby Troup
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Writer: Bob Arbogast
Director: "Hap" Leo G. Weyman
Audio: Chuck Lewis
Cameramen: Sal Folino, Jack Denton, Bob Haley
Technical Director: Irwin Stanton
Lighting Director: Vince Cilurzo
Video: Noble Moore















Les Brown taking a solo

SHOW #115
September 15, 1958
Les Brown and His Band of Renown
Les Brown, cl, as; Wesley T. Hensel, Richard Collins, Jerry Lee Kadowitz, Clinton McMahan, tp; Richard  Kenney, Roy G. Main, tb; James L. Hill, b-tb; Alvin Aaron sop, ts, bar; Ralph La Polla, as, cl; Matt Utal, as, fl; William H. Usselton, ts, bar; Henry Stone, bar, vcl; Donn R. Trenner, p; Howard M. Roberts, g; Jules R. Burteaux, b; Lloyd T. Morales, d.

1.  “Ridin’ High” w/m Cole Porter
2.  “Midnight Sun” w. Johnny Mercer, m. Sonny Burke and Lionel Hampton

Laurie Johnson, vcl; Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
3.  “Thrill Is Gone, The” w/m Lew Brown and Ray Henderson

Les Brown Band – (same personnel).
4.  “Goody Goody” w/m Johnny Mercer and Matty Malneck (Stumpy Brown, vocal)
5.  “Taps Miller” m. Count Basie and Bob Russell

Production credits for this show:
Host: Bobby Troup
Executive Producer: Peter Robinson
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Writer: Bob Arbogast
Director: John Orloff
Audio: Chuck Lewis
Cameramen: Jack Denton, Sal Folino, Bob Haley
Technical Director: Gene Lukoski
Lighting Director: Vince Cilurzo
Video: Noble Moore

















© James A. Harrod, COPYRIGHT PROTECTED; ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.





















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