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Friday, September 21, 2012


CALLIOPE CAL 3030
SESSIONS, LIVE

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

LIGHTHOUSE ALL STARS / JULIE LONDON – BUD SHANK QUARTET / CHRIS CONNOR

Side two of Calliope CAL 3030 once again contained tracks that had been issued on previous Calliope LPs.  The Bud Shank Quartet tracks had been issued on CAL 3013 and the Chris Connor tracks had been issued on CAL 3002.  The production scripts for these previous releases will not be repeated here and can be found in the entires for each of the albums noted.


The Stars of Jazz show that featured the Lighthouse All Stars devoted considerable air time to recognizing Howard Rumsey’s role in launching “west coast jazz” and the non-stop nine year history of the Lighthouse Cafe as a home for jazz and the All Stars.  Bobby Troup also noted that Howard had branched out with his Lighthouse Record Company and promoted their first release, JAZZ ROLLS ROYCE.


Bobby Troup also devoted considerable air time to introducing Julie London, noting her past career in movies, her LIFE magazine cover, and her latest album for Liberty Records, JULIE.



Calliope Records Production Credits:

Executive Producers: Hayward 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




SHOW #98
MAY 19, 1958
The Howard Rumsey Lighthouse All Stars: Frank Rosolino, trombone; Bob Cooper, tenor sax, oboe; Vic Feldman, piano, vibraphone, conga; Howard Rumsey, acoustic double bass; Stan Levey, drums; plus guest artists, Shorty Rogers, trumpet, fluegel horn and Bud Shank, alto sax, flute. Julie London, vocal, Jimmy Rowles, piano.

Production credits for this show:
Host: Bobby Troup
Executive Producer: Peter Robinson
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Writer: Bob Arbogast
Director: Leo G. “Hap” Weyman
Audio: Chuck Lewis
Cameramen: Bob Haley, Sal Folino, Jack Denton
Technical Director: Gene Lukowski
Lighting Director: Jimmy Morris
Video: Noble Moore


















SHOW #22
NOVEMBER 26, 1956
The Bud Shank Quartet: Bud Shank, alto sax, flute; Claude Williamson, piano; Don Prell, acoustic double bass; Chuck Flores, drums.

Production credits for this show:
Host: Bobby Troup
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Writer: Bob Arbogast
Director: Norman Abbott
Audio: Chuck Lewis
Cameramen: Jack Denton, Sal Folino
Technical Director: Gene Lukowski
Lighting Director: Vince Cilurzo
Video: George Hillas

SHOW #47
MAY 27, 1957

The Paul Togawa Quartet:- Gabe Baltazar, alto sax; Dick Johnson, piano; Ben Tucker, acoustic double bass; Paul Togawa, drums. Chris Connor, vocal; Stan Free, piano.

Production credits for this show:
Host: Bobby Troup
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Writer: Bob Arbogast
Director: "Hap" Leo G. Weyman
Audio: Chuck Lewis
Cameramen: Jack Denton, Bob Haley
Technical Director: Gene Lukowski
Lighting Director: Vince Cilurzo
Video: George Hillas










CALLIOPE CAL 3029
SESSIONS, LIVE

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

MATTY MATLOCK & THE RAMPART STREET PARADERS – JACK TEAGARDEN SEXTETTE

Calliope CAL 3029 continued the release of tracks that had been released on previous Calliope LPs.  All of the Jack Teagarden Sextette tracks on side two of CAL 3029 had been released on side one CAL 3004, although the track order was changed.

The source of the Rampart Street Paraders with Matty Matlock was the sixth program in the new TV series, Stars of Jazz.  Jack Teagarden and his brother Charlie also appeared on that show along with a guest appearance by Paul Whiteman.

Norm Abbott, Pete Robinson, Paul Whiteman, Jimmie Baker, Bobby Troup and Jack Teagarden



Calliope Records Production Credits:
Executive Producers: Hayward 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






The complete July 30, 1956 broadcast on kinescope.

SHOW #6
JULY 30, 1956
Matty Matlock’s Rampart Street Paraders: Clyde Hurley, trumpet; Abe Lincoln, trombone; Matty Matlock, clarinet; Eddie Miller, tenor sax; Stan Wrightsman, piano; George van Eps, guitar; Phil Stevens, acoustic double bass; Nick Fatool, drums. Jack Teagarden, trombone, vocal; Paul Whiteman, Charlie Teagarden.

The production script for this show is missing from the Jimmie Baker archive but one can assume that the same team listed on a previous script were involved:  Jimmie Baker, Producer; Norman Abbott, Director; Chuck Lewis, Audio; Vince Cilurzo; Lighting Director and Bob Trachinger, Technical Director and Bobby Troup, host.



SHOW #43
APRIL 29, 1957
The Jack Teagarden Sextet: Tommy Thunan, trumpet; Jack Teagarden, trombone, vocal; John Bambridge, clarinet; Harold Koster, piano; Ira Westley, acoustic double bass; Gene Estes, drums, vibraphone.

(the production script for Stars of Jazz show #43 can viewed at our entry for Calliope CAL 3004)

Production credits for this show:
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Writer: Bob Arbogast
Director: "Hap" Leo G. Weyman
Audio: Chuck Lewis
Cameramen: Sal Folino. Bob Haley
Technical Director: Gene Lukowski
Lighting Director: Vince Cilurzo
Video: George Hillas



Saturday, September 15, 2012


CALLIOPE CAL 3028
SESSIONS, LIVE

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

RED NICHOLS / FRANCES BERGEN – FIREHOUSE FIVE + 2 / JEANNE GAYLE

Once again Calliope repeated material on CAL 3028 that had been released previously on LP.  Side two of Calliope CAL 3028 with the Firehouse Five + 2 and Jeanne Gayle had been released as side two of CAL 3017.  Readers wishing to review the production script for Stars of Jazz show #67 can view it at our entry for CAL 3017, it will not be duplicated here.  The two labels are presented side by side for comparison.  The only difference is the order of tunes and CAL 3017 had an additional track, ANGRY, that was not included on CAL 3028.  



Calliope Records Production Credits:
Executive Producers: Hayward 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



SHOW #23
DECEMBER 3, 1956
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies: Red Nichols, cornet; King Jackson, trombone; Bill Wood, clarinet; Joe Rushton, bass sax; Allen Stevenson, piano; Rollie Culver, drums. Frances Bergen, vocal, backed by Bobby Hammack Quartet: Jerry Friedman (vibes); Bobby Hammack (piano); Irv Edelman (bass); and Milt Holland (drums).

Production credits for this show:
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Writer: Bob Arbogast
Director: Norman Abbott
Audio: Chuck Lewis
Cameramen: Jack Denton, Sal Folino
Technical Director: Gene Lukowski
Lighting Director: Vince Cilurzo
Video: Geroge Hillas

















SHOW #67
OCTOBER 14, 1957
The Firehouse Five Plus Two: Danny Alguire, cornet; Ward Kimball, trombone; George Probert, clarinet, soprano sax; George Bruns, piano, tuba; Dick Roberts, banjo, guitar; Ralph Ball, tuba; Eddie Forrest, drums. Jeanne Gayle, vocal.

Production credits for this show:
Host: Bobby Troup
Executive Producer: Peter Robinson
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Writer: Bob Arbogast, Bruce Lansbury
Director: Leo G. “Hap” Weyman
Audio: Chuck Lewis
Cameramen: Jack Denton, Ernie Buttleman
Technical Director: Gene Lukowski
Lighting Director: Vince Cilurzo
Video: George Hillas







Wednesday, September 12, 2012


CALLIOPE CAL 3027
SESSIONS, LIVE

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

MJQ / HERB JEFFRIES – CHICO HAMILTON / GEORGIA CARR

Near the end of Calliope Records production run the company began to repeat material that had been released previously on LP.  Side two of Calliope CAL 3027 with the Chico Hamilton Quintet and Georgia Carr had been released as side two of CAL 3011.  Readers wishing to review the production script for Stars of Jazz show #26 can view it at our entry for CAL 3011, it will not be duplicated here.  The two labels are presented side by side for comparison.  The only difference is the order of tunes with The Ghost and Blue Sands exchanging positions.  

Bobby Troup announces that this is program #102, once again the numbering got off track earlier in the series.  This was the 101st show.



Calliope Records Production Credits:
Executive Producers: Hayward 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



Stars of Jazz Show #101


SHOW #101
JUNE 9, 1958
The Modern Jazz Quartet: John Lewis, piano; Milt Jackson, vibraphone; Percy Heath, acoustic double bass; Connie Kay, drums. Herb Jeffries, vocal; Dick Hazard, piano. The Fred Katz String Quartet: Fred Katz, cello, leader.  

Production credits for this show:
Executive Producer: Peter Robinson
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Writer: Bob Arbogast
Director: Leo G. “Hap” Weyman
Audio: Bob Buck
Cameramen: Bob Haley, Sal Folino, Bill Hutcheson
Technical Director: Gene Lukowski
Lighting Director: Vince Cilurzo
Video: Don Seeks













SHOW #26
DECEMBER 24, 1956
The Chico Hamilton Quintet: Paul Horn, alto sax, clarinet, flute; John Pisano, guitar; Fred Katz, cello; Carson Smith, acoustic double bass; Chico Hamilton, drums. Georgia Carr, vocal; Eddie Beal, piano; Red Callender, acoustic double bass.

Production credits for this show:
Producer: Jimmie Baker
Writer: Bob Arbogast
Director: Leo G. “Hap” Weyman
Audio: Chuck Lewis
Cameramen: Jack Denton, Sal Folino
Technical Director: Gene Lukowski
Lighting Director: Vince Cilurzo
Video: George Hillas