SHIRLEY TEMPLE SPECIAL GUEST ON SING ALONG WITH MITCH
1964-02-03I, WNBC 52 min.
Mitch Miller, Leslie Uggams, Diana Trask, Shirle Sy Temple, Sandy Stewart, Gloria Lambert, Victor Griffin, Bob McGrath, Gloria Chu, The Quinto Sisters, Dmitris Toufexis
September 28, 1961-September 21, 1964. Home viewers were able to participate in this hour-long musical series, as the lyrics to the songs were superimposed at the bottom of their screens; viewers were invited to "follow the bouncing ball" as it moved from one lyric to the next. Goateed composer-arranger Mitch Miller led the Sing-Along Gang, and on-stage aggregation of about two dozen. Among the featured vocalists were Leslie Uggams, Diana Trask, Barbara McNair, and Gloria Lambert. "Sing Along with Mitch" was introduced on "Ford Startime" in 1960 and had a limited run in the spring of 1961, alternating with "The Bell Telephone Hour," before going weekly in the fall of that year. Reruns were exhumed in the spring of 1966 to replace the faltering "Sammy Davis Jr. Show." Bill Hobin produced and directed the series.
Shirley Temple sings as she, Mitch and the gang recall the numbers she made famous as a child. Other soloists are Leslie Uggams, the Quinto Sisters, Bob McGrath, Victor Griffin, Gloria Chu and 8 year old pianist Dmitris Toufexis.
FANTASTIC TV SPECIAL WITH GREAT SONGS BY SHIRLEY TEMPLE AND THE GANG!!!!
RECORDED FROM LIVE TV
IN LIVING COLOR - 60 MINUTES.