SPAM-LOW: [Dixielandjazz] OKOM bands on TV in the 1950s/1960s? (was Re: Bill Chase)

Mike Marois Mike.Marois at
Sun Sep 25 20:00:03 PDT 2005

Good Evening David et al;

I've posted three appearances of my Uncles' band on the Ed Sullivan show
from the 1950's up on .  I've recently
scored a copy of "Championship Jazz" from 1962 in which the Dukes'
"competed" against a group the Gene Krupa. If I can get the right
compression, I'll try to put some of that up on our site also.  There was
also those Timex Jazz Hours that were in the 1950's.  The 50's and 60's were
great times for the telecasting of Dixieland Jazz to the people, these days
it's just that MTV and VH1 noise.


-----Original Message-----
From: dixielandjazz-bounces at
[mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at] On Behalf Of David Richoux
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2005 11:33 PM
To: DJML Jazz
Subject: SPAM-LOW: [Dixielandjazz] OKOM bands on TV in the 1950s/1960s? (was
Re: Bill Chase)

Dave Bargeron has also been doing some amazing modern tuba duet 
recordings with Michel Godard - taking jazz tuba in many different 
directions. I see at his website he was an 
original member of Substructure/Gravity back in 1968 - it may have been 
his connections with B S &T that got them on to a mainstream TV show.

Bringing this back to a more DJML inclusive topic - I am trying to 
remember (from my childhood) how often OKOM/ Trad Jazz bands made it to 
major TV shows in the  1950s and early 1960s - the height of the trad 
revival in the US and other countries. I can remember seeing some Louis 
Armstrong and Louie Prima /Sam Butera, a few other bands  on the Ed 
Sullivan Show, the Spike Jones program, and some Pete Fountain on 
Lawrence Welk shows but after that I draw a blank.

Anybody have some others?

Dave Richoux
On Sep 24, 2005, at 8:34 PM, Hal Vickery wrote:

> Thanks for the link.  I'm listening to Gravity as I type.  I notice 
> one of
> the players, Dave Bargeron, is a former t-bone/tuba player for Blood 
> Sweat &
> Tears, making a nice connection with another thread.
> I'm trying to think back of where I saw Substructure, and the only 
> thing I
> can think of is that it might have been on the Merv Griffin Show of all
> places!
> Hal Vickery

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