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New York 1956 [no label, 1CD]

The All-Star Parade Of Bands. NBC/US Treasury Department. Live at the Cameo Restaurant, NYC, NY; February 13 and 27, 1956. Very good soundboard (especially for its age).

Thanks to jbeck57143 for sharing the shows at Dime.

jbeck57143 noted:

Here are two Bobby Troup/Julie London shows recorded at the Cameo Restaurant in New York City on Feb 13 and Feb 27, 1956. Julie and Bobby had begun performing at the Cameo Restaurant on Jan 5, 1956. These shows are band remotes, broadcast by NBC as part of their “The All Star Parade of Bands” series, which was a vehicle for selling savings bonds. Both recordings are from original transcription discs.

February 13, 1956:

Unfortunately the transcription disc for the Feb 13 show was damaged. As a result the last song is incomplete and the rest of the show is missing. Hopefully there’s another, undamaged, transcription disc out there somewhere. This is from a CDR made from an original transcription disc, which I bought from someone who sells mostly old radio shows from original transcription discs.

You’re in for a real treat… Julie London live at The Cameo in NYC in 1956… Julie traveled to New York City in the closing days of 1955 for her first televised performance on Perry Como’s New Year’s Eve show. Thirty million viewers got an eye-and-earful of Julie. A few days later on January 5, 1956, Julie London and boyfriend and long-time fiancée, Bobby Troup, brought their acts to the fashionable Eastside Manhattan supper club, The Cameo. Now for the treat. NBC radio did a show from The Cameo covering Julie’s and Bobby’s performances along with interviews and complete with commercials for buying US Savings Bonds. The show is hosted by NBC radio announcer Fred Collins. The quality of the recording is excellent. It’s like sitting at a stage-side table. You can hear the audience clapping, glasses clinking and all the ambience of being in an intimate supper club in the early days of Julie’s music career.

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Original Transcription Disc > (?) Restored Audio > CD Master (?) > Audio CD > EAC > Audacity for tracking > wave > FLAC level 8 (bitverified W/foobar2000 v1.3.8)
SBEs fixed with Trader’s Little Helper

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February 13, 1956:
Track 01. Introduction by NBC’s Fred Collins 1:27
Track 02. Route 66 (The Bobby Troup Trio) 2:35
Track 03. Band intro/Bobby introduces Jamboree Jones 1:12
Track 04. Jamboree Jones 3:07
Track 05. Fred Collins talks/Savings Bonds Promo 1:10
Track 06. Fred introduces Julie London 0:27
Track 07. What Is This Thing Called Love 1:35
Track 08. Fred welcomes Julie and Bobby 0:20
Track 09. Julie introduces Say It Isn’t So 0:16
Track 10. Say It Isn’t So 2:33
Track 11. Perdido 2:09
Track 12. Baby, Baby All The Time 2:40
Track 13. Fred talks/Savings Bonds Promo 1:52
Track 14. Cry Me A River 3:14
Track 15. Fred talks/Bobby introduces Skylark 0:38
Track 16. Skylark 2:06
Track 17. Fred talks/The Three Little Bears Intro 0:27
Track 18. The Three Little Bears (cut) 0:37
29 mins

rest of track 18 - The Three Little Bears
Fred Collins Outro
Station Announcement

February 27, 1956
Track 01. Introduction by NBC’s Fred Collins 0:54
Track 02. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby (Bobby Troup Trio) 1:43
Track 03. Fred Collins Talks/Savings Bonds Promo 0:52
Track 04. Fred Introduces Perdido 0:17
Track 05. Perdido/Bobby introduces Whitey and Al 3:13
Track 06. Bobby introduces I’m a Hungry Man 0:24
Track 07. I’m A Hungry Man 2:10
Track 08. Fred Collins Talks/Savings Bonds Promo 1:04
Track 09. Fred introduces Julie London 0:14
Track 10. Easy Street 2:14
Track 11. False Start/It Never Entered My Mind 2:45
Track 12. Julie Introduces Lonely Girl 0:38
Track 13. Lonely Girl 3:42
Track 14. Julie thanks Bobby and introduces S’wonderful 0:25
Track 15. S’Wonderful 1:42
Track 16. Fred requests Cry Me A River 0:22
Track 17. Cry Me A River 3:21
Track 18. Fred introduces Bobby Troup to close the show 0:18
Track 19. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Bobby Troup Trio) 1:59
Track 20. Fred Collins Outro/Savings Bonds Promo 1:17
Track 21. Announcements 0:23
30 mins

Bobby Troup - piano
Julie London - vocals
Al Viola - guitar
Whitey Mitchell - bass

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  1. 16 Responses to “BOBBY TROUP WITH JULIE LONDON - NEW YORK 1956”

  2. This is good shit . Who said I was narrow minded and didn’t like diversity. The 50s was great . This is real music . I just can’t stand modern shit

    By Derrick on Jan 19, 2018

  3. Julie London and husband Bobby Troup starred in the medical tv show emergency in the early seventies. A little trivia.Thanks for this little gem

    By Bill on Jan 19, 2018

  4. Bill, what will amaze you about that is the producer of Emergency, Jack Webb, was once married to Ms. London and cast her and Troup in the series. He loved jazz music.

    By Tony on Jan 19, 2018

  5. Bobby wrote “Route 66″.

    By Andrew Kerr on Jan 19, 2018

  6. Jack Webb also starred in many movies, starred in most versions of Dragnet and produced both it and Adam 12 for television, and those series had many years on TV.

    By ScarRad on Jan 19, 2018

  7. Granted that his movies were B grade at best.

    By ScarRad on Jan 19, 2018

  8. what happen’ to Them Bears?????

    By harmon on Jan 19, 2018

  9. Yeah , forgot that she was married to Jack Webb , aka Sgt Joe Friday

    By Bill on Jan 19, 2018

  10. Great little treasure here . Speaking of Jack Webb , he directed and starred in Pete Kelly Blues , about a jazz musician at odds with the mob , set in the 20s , it also starred Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald good movie

    By Paul Stewart on Jan 20, 2018

  11. Does anyone remember the tv show Route 66 . Starred Martin Milner as Todd and George Maharis as Buzz . I didn’t know if that song written by Bobby Troup was about that show . Thanks

    By Paul Stewart on Jan 20, 2018

  12. Or if the show was based on the song . The show debuted in the early 60s

    By Paul Stewart on Jan 20, 2018

  13. OMG! is that the BEST version of ‘Route 66′ EVER in the history of evenness!?
    Just hysterical! and you say he wrote it!?
    AWESOME people check it OUT!
    I have a glorious double album of Mis London’s greatest hits down win the vaults here at Swappers mansions and figured that’s all I would need but this made me sit up and take notice! Just sublime fun and as has been mentioned hey

    By swappers on Jan 20, 2018

  14. I can’t be sure but I think the old tv show was based on the song not vice versa. The song came out before the series. Great show by the way , on DVD , check it out

    By Bill on Jan 20, 2018

  15. BigO thanks for this real treasure.

    By Bubbles on Jan 21, 2018

  16. ThrvRoute 66 song was recorded by Nat King Cole, among others well before the Route 66 tv show was on the air. The show did not use Bobby Troup’s song.

    By Ron Burns on Dec 24, 2018

  17. Great share!!!!!!!

    Thank you very much!!

    By Frank on Jan 20, 2019

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