Summertime '57/'58

Summertime '57 and Summertime '58 is a Canadian music variety television series which aired on CBC Television in 1957 and 1958.

Summertime '57
Summertime '58
Genremusic variety
Presented byBill Walker
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
Production
ProducersLen Casey (1957)
Norm Sedawie (1958)
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkCBC Television
Original release27 June 1957 (1957-06-27) –
23 September 1958 (1958-09-23)

PremiseEdit

Bill Walker hosted Summertime '57 with the Jack Kane Orchestra. Summertime '58 featured a more diverse variety of musical guests. The series was a mid-year replacement for Jackie Rae's regular season variety show.[1]

SchedulingEdit

The Summertime series were broadcast in 30-minute timeslots.

Summertime '57Edit

Summertime '57 was broadcast on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) from 27 June to 12 September 1957 as follows:[2]

  • 27 June 1957: Peter Appleyard, Tommy Hunter, Selma Leeds, The Travellers
  • 4 July 1957: Bill Brady Quartet, Don Garrard, Evelyn Gould, Teddi King
  • 11 July 1957: Norm Amadio, Joan Fairfax, Anne Marie Moss, Brian Terry
  • 18 July 1957: Anne Gable, Larry O'Connor
  • 25 July 1957: Peter Appleyard, Tommy Hunter, Selma Leeds, The Travellers
  • 1 August 1957: Don Elliott, Joe Niosi (of The Happy Gang), Jimmy Shields, Gino Silvi vocal group, Rosalind Snow[3]
  • 8 August 1957: Betty Jean Ferguson, Bernard Johnson, Ellis McClintock, The Playboys[4]
  • 15 August 1957: William Charles, Helen Fielding, Wally Koster, Gerry Mulligan Quartet[5]
  • 22 August 1957: Teddy Wilson
  • 29 August 1957: Betty Jean Ferguson, Don Garrard, Matt Matthews, The Playboys, Joe Puma
  • 5 September 1957: Martha Lou Harp
  • 12 September 1957: Tony Alamo, Betty Jean Ferguson, Bernard Johnson, Gino Silvi Quintet, Brian Terry

(Jack Kane band were regularly featured on episodes through this season)

Summertime '58Edit

Summertime '58 was broadcast Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. from 10 July to 23 September 1958 as follows:[6]

  • 10 July 1958: Joe Bushkin, Bobby Gimby, Moe Koffman, Anne Marie Moss[7]
  • 17 July 1958: Bill Butler Trio, Helen Fielding
  • 24 July 1958: Trump Davidson, Maynard Ferguson, Jack Groob, The Triads
  • 31 July 1958: Duke Ellington Quintet, Bobby Gimby, Bert Ninsi Trio, Jean Ramsey
  • 7 August 1958: Murray Ginsberg (Dixieland Band), Ann Marie Moss, George Shearing Quintet, Wally Traugott Quartet
  • 14 August 1958: Carmen McRae Trio
  • 21 August 1958: Bill Butler, Helen Fielding, Jonah Jones Quartet, Jerry Toth
  • 28 August 1958: Bobby Gimby, Eddie Heywood, Cliff McKay (jazz), Ann Marie Moss
  • 4 September 1958: Ross Culley Group, Margo Lefevre, Modern Jazz Quartet, Billy O'Connor and his Leprecauhns
  • 11 September 1958: Tony Bradan Quintet, Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Ann Marie Moss, Denny Vaughan
  • 18 September 1958: Bill Butler, Helen Fielding, The Four Freshmen, Jerry Toth Quintet
  • 23 September 1958: Bobby Gimby, Gene Krupa Trio, Ann Marie Moss (season finale)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Corcelli, John (February 2005). "Summertime '57". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  2. ^ "TV Guide". Ottawa Citizen. 21 June – 20 September 1957.
  3. ^ "TV Guide". Ottawa Citizen. 26 July 1957. p. TV 12. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  4. ^ "TV Guide". Ottawa Citizen. 2 August 1957. p. TV 12. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  5. ^ "TV Guide". Ottawa Citizen. 9 August 1957. p. TV12. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  6. ^ Dube, Bernard (24 July 1958). "Dial Turns". Montreal Gazette. p. 18. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Today's TV Previews". Montreal Gazette. 10 July 1958. p. 21. Retrieved 3 May 2012.

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