Floor Show

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.

78845. Floor Show. October 19, 1948. WPIX-TV, New York City audio. Sustaining. The first tune is, "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise." Eddie Condon (host, guitar), Max Kaminsky, Peanuts Hucko, Fred Gowans, Joe Bushkin, Jack Lesberg, Cozy Cole, Sidney Bechet, Teddy Hale (dance, not audible), Bobby Hackett, Thelma Carpenter (vocal), Tony Pastor (vocal). 23:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

78848. Floor Show. November 23, 1948. WPIX-TV, New York City audio. Sustaining. The second tune is "Lover," featuring Teagarden. Louis and Jack do their famous "Rockin' Chair" duet. The show leaves the air after this broadcast until December 6, 1948. The program might have been seen on WNBT-TV, New York City, but research indicates the switch to the NBC-TV net (such as it was), didn't occur until January 1, 1949. Eddie Condon (host, guitar), Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Peanuts Hucko, Dick Cary, Arvell Shaw, Teddy Hale (dancer, not audible), The Crimson Stompers, Sid Catlett. 23:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

78837. Floor Show. December 6, 1948. WPIX-TV, New York City audio. Sustaining. The first tune is, "St. Louis Blues." The date of the broadcast seems to be before the NBC-TV series, it may be a WPIX-TV local New York show. The station I. D. or system cue has be deleted. Eddie Condon (host, guitar), Freddie Ohms (trombone), Peanuts Hucko (clarinet), Billy Butterfield (trumpet), Joe Bushkin (piano), Bob Haggart (bass), Jo Jones (drums), Paula Lawrence (introduced as Beatrice Lillie's understudy), Baby Laurence (a dancer, not audible), Sarah Vaughan, Wild Bill Davison (?), Hot Lips Page. 30:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

78835. Floor Show. January 15, 1949. NBC-TV net audio. Sustaining. The first tune is, "After You've Gone." A great show with two excellent solos by Freddy Slack (one with Krupa). The show is also known as, "Eddie Condon's Floor Show." Eddie Condon (host, guitar), Roy Eldridge, Gene Krupa, Billy Butterfield, Pee Wee Russell, Cutty Cutshall, Peanuts Hucko, Jack Lesberg (bass), Freddy Slack (piano), Liza Malone (?), Ernest Anderson (producer: World Video). 24:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

78838. Floor Show. March 5, 1949. NBC-TV net audio. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans." The show has a Mardi gras theme. The Kingdom Choir sings an a capella, "When The Saints Go Marching In." Rosemary Clooney sings a throaty, "Way Down yonder in New Orleans." Eddie Condon (host, guitar), Jonah Jones, Peanuts Hucko, Cutty Cutshall, Sidney Bechet, Joe Bushkin, Jack Lesberg, Peter Nugent (a tap dancer), Rosemary Clooney, The Kingdom Choir, Charles King (choir director). 24:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

78323. Floor Show. March 12, 1949. NBC-TV net audio. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Just One Of Those Things." Eddie Condon (host, guitar), Wild Bill Davison, Sidney Bechet, Peanuts Hucko, Jack Lesberg, Dick Cary, Buddy Rich, Teddy Wilson, Cutty Cutshall, The Kingdom Choir, Rosemary Clooney, Charles King (choir director). 22:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

78840. Floor Show. March 19, 1949. NBC-TV net audio. Sustaining. The first tune starts with an energetic Buddy Rich and eventually turns into, "Swing That Music." In addition to being out of breath, Eddie becomes confused by the three television cameras, the hot lights and someone standing in front of his cue cards! Later, he cues Buddy to "Take it" and Buddy Rich says, "No!" Rich then goes wild! Beverly Arnold sings disconcertingly behind the beat. Eddie Condon (host, guitar), Buddy Rich, Hot Lips Page, Cutty Cutshall, Peanuts Hucko, Jack Lesberg, Gene Schroeder, Ralph Sutton, Bobby Hackett, Sidney Bechet, Beverly Arnold (vocal). 30:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

78839. Floor Show. March 26, 1949. NBC-TV net audio. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Thou Swell" (a blow-your-top opening number)! Cliff Jackson does a piano solo to, "Squeeze Me." Don't miss Bechet's, "It's A Long Way From May To December." Eddie Condon (host, guitar), Jerry McPartland (?), Peanuts Hucko, Cutty Cutshall, Dick Cary, Jack Lesberg, Buddy Rich, Cliff Jackson, Sidney Bechet, Baby Laurence (tap dancer). 20:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

78846. Floor Show. May 21, 1949. NBC-TV net audio. Sustaining. The first tune is, "I'm Crazy 'Bout My baby." Eddie Condon, Bobby Hackett, Cutty Cutshall, Peanuts Hucko, Ernie Caceres, Joe Bushkin, Jack Lesberg, Buddy Rich (?). 2:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

94204. Floor Show. June 11, 1949. NBC-TV net audio. Sustaining. Joe Bushkin is the host while Eddie Condon is in the hospital. The first tune is, "Them There Eyes." The recording ends with, "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" (written by Louis). Joe Bushkin, Louis Armstrong (who refers to Count Basie as "Count Basement"), Jack Teagarden, Peanuts Hucko, Clarence Armstrong. 27:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

78836. Floor Show. September 27, 1949. NBC-TV net audio. Sustaining. The first tune is, "'S Wonderful." The program may be dated September 26, 1949 or September 28, 1949. Eddie Condon (host, guitar), Bobby Hackett, Maxine Sullivan, Sidney Bechet, Freddie Ohms (trombone), Peanuts Hucko, Joe Bushkin (piano), Jack Lesberg (bass), Cozy Cole, Dick Smart (vocal), Ray McKinley, Ann Converse (dancer). 21:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

78841. Floor Show. May 13, 1950. CBS-TV net audio. Sustaining. The first tune is, "Shine." Great jazz, Carl Reiner just gets in the way. The date is subject to correction; if correct, it's the first show of the series on CBS-TV (the run ended on June 24th). Eddie Condon (guitar), Carl Reiner (host), Cutty Cutshall, Wild Bill Davison, Peanuts Hucko, Bob Casey, Buzzy Drootin, Joe Bushkin, Rosemary Clooney, Richard Moline (producer). 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 12 programs.