This musical special presents a variety of Popular vocalists from the late 1940’s
and early 1950’s. A featured performer, Cyd Charisse, re-creates
some of the stylish dances she did in her MGM Films. The whole program is an enjoyable one-
a joy to older viewers and a revelation to newer ones.
. Artists featured and performing medleys of their best known hits include:
*GEORGIA GIBBS: – Trouble’s A Bubble – Ballin’ the Jack- Tweedlee Dee –
Arrivederci Roma – Dance With Me Henry- Kiss Of Fire
*HARRY BABBIT .. Vocalist with the Kay Kaiser Orch :-
Jingle, Jangle, Jingle – Why Don’t We This More Often- Who
Wouldn’t Love You – Three Little Fishes - Mairzy Doats – On A Slow Boat To China -
*RAY McKINLEY former drummer in the Glenn Miller Orch.
& later introduced big-band boogie –woogie; also vocals –
Beat Me Daddy Eight To the Bar – Accentuate the Positive – You Came A Long Way From St. Louis -
*KAY STARR- former vocalist with Glenn Miller and Charlie Barnett :
Comes Along A Love –( Recalls her meeting with Edith Piaf and sings) ‘ If You Love Me,
Really Love Me’ – Rock and Roll Waltz – Side By Side ( with Margaret Whiting) – Wheel Of Fortune-
*TONY MARTIN :-
I Get Ideas – To Each His Own – La Vie En Rose - There’s No Tomorrow – Begin the Beguine
*VIVIAN BLAINE:- (lead in B’Way’s smash ‘Guys and Dolls’):
Broadway Baby –Bushel and A Peck - Take Back Your Mink – Adelaide’s Lament -
*NANCY WILSON:- Jazz stylist sings songs of love/blues:
What A Little Moonlight Can Do – You Can Have Him, I Don’t Want Him… more.
*CYD CHARISSE:- with dancers, recreates some of her famous MGM Dance Routines from:
Silk Stockings –Singing In the Rain – Brigadoon - The Band Wagon -
*Guest MAX MORATH, ragtime pianist, Dixie Band & Orch. closes this outstanding show
with lively tunes from the good old days!
Living the Ragtime Life – I’m A Ding-Dong Daddy - Scott Joplin’s ‘Maple Leaf Rag’-
Alexander’s Ragtime Band.
Audience joins in song to close with ‘Sentimental Journey’.