[Dixielandjazz] OKOM bands on TV in the 1950s/1960s?

Bob Romans cellblk7 at comcast.net
Sun Sep 25 22:21:13 PDT 2005

Tommy Loy made me a copy of a movie that the ORIGINAL Cell Block 7 made in 
the '50's, called, "Rock, Baby, Rock it"*...very weak plot as you can 
imagine...but...there they are! Tommy was about 26 or 27 at the time! The 
original  CB7 ALMOST made it on the Ed Sullivan Show...they were in the 
studio Tommy said, but Rusty Brown, the leader/drummer couldn't come to 
terms with the producers...I have one of their flyers that shows them with 
Ed Sullivan...close, but no cigar, as they say!
Warm regards,
Bob Romans,
Cell Block 7 Jazz Band
1617 Lakeshore Dr.
Lodi, Ca. 95242
Cell 209-747-1148
Because I play trumpet, I envy no one.
*An Evelyn-Rock Production-A Freebar Release.
Copyright 1957

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Richoux" <tubaman at tubatoast.com>
To: "'DJML Jazz'" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:37 PM
Subject: Re:[Dixielandjazz] OKOM bands on TV in the 1950s/1960s?

> Mike,
> I remember your posting of those performances - thanks for the memory jog!
> Were there other bands performances from that era that have been saved?
> I have several DVDs of movies & short subjects from jazz bands from the 
> 30s and 40s but I have not seen anything from later years.
> Dave Richoux
> On Sep 25, 2005, at 8:00 PM, Mike Marois wrote:
>> 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 http://www.TheDukesofDixieland.com .  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.
>> Mike
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com
>> [mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com] 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 http://www.davebargeron.com 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:
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