Anyone catch the new "Hullabaloo" PBS pledge special?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Silver Surfer, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Active Member

    Just caught this last night. Figured it would be cause to reissue the out-of-print MPI dvds. While watching it, I thought I noticed clips that weren't on the dvds. When they hit the pledge segment, they're offering a 4 disc set featuring performances never before on dvd (I think they're asking $150 for it). Damn! I love those MPI discs and would love to see futher volumes. But, this was just a clip show. $150 is a big bite for something I probably have a majority of. Sometimes the PBS premiums get a commercial release. I'll decide my purchase at that point for I highly doubt we'll see complete episodes again anytime soon.
  2. jsayers

    jsayers Cosmic Member

    Location:
    Battle Ground, WA.
    Well, PBS isn't going to tell you if they will get a commercial release in the future, they need your $150. I have the 1st 3 of the 4 MPI dvds, so unless the new clips are really awesome and of artists I like, I'm not biting on the new set at any price. Usually, these type of dvds do get released commercially at a later date, though.
  3. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Only A Northern Song

    Location:
    New Zealand
    Such a shame that there's only 3 color episodes still existing. The rest are pretty bad kinescopes.
  4. billdcat

    billdcat Well-Known Member

    From what I have read Hullabaloo's color video tape masters were another victim of the genius at NBC
    that thought those old shows were taking up too much room in the warehouses. Along with Johnny Carson's Tonight Shows, and who knows what else.
    Really short sighted and heart breaking.
  5. Jamey K

    Jamey K Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amarillo,Texas
    It's on my DVR from last night. Nice lineup ...Byrds...Zombies...Spoonful...& Bobby Fuller.
  6. billdcat

    billdcat Well-Known Member

    I finally found a track list on the internet for the PBS Hullabaloo DVD Set.

    DVD #1
    1. Can't You Feel My Heartbeat - Herman's Hermits
    2. I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
    3. Only In America - Jay & The Americans
    4. All Day and All Of The Night - The Kinks
    5. The Game Of Love - Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
    6. Working My Way Back To You - The Four Seasons
    7. Dawn - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
    8. Bye Bye Baby - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
    9. Silhouettes - Herman's Hermits
    10. The Times They Are A Changin' - The Byrds
    11. Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
    12. Eve Of Destruction - Barry McGuire
    13. Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrcle
    14. If I Had A Hammer - Trini Lopez
    15. You Didn't Have To Be So Nice - The Lovin' Spoonful
    16. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas
    17. I Fought The Law - The Bobby Fuller Four
    18. Good Lovin - The Rascals
    19. Reach Out - Dionne Warwick
    20. Time Won't Let Me - The Outsiders
    21. She's Not There - The Zombies
    22. It's My Life - The Animals
    23. Kicks - Paul Revere & The Raiders
    24. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra
    25. Soul and Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers

    DVD #2
    1. Everybody Loves A Clown - Gary Lewis & The Playboys
    2. Steppin' Out - Paul Revere & The Raiders
    3. You Were On My Mind - Michael Landon
    4. You've Got Your Troubles - Jackie DeShannon
    5. Do You Believe In Magic - The Byrds
    6. Where The Action Is - Joanie Sommers
    7. Hang On Sloopy - Barry McGuire
    8. It Ain't Me Babe - Gary Lewis
    9. 1-2-3 - Len Barry
    10. Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvellettes
    11. I'll Be There - Gerry & The Pacemakers
    12. How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
    13. The "In" Crowd - Dobie Gray
    14. Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
    15. You Baby - The Turtles
    16. Jenny Take A Ride - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
    17. Nowhere To Run - Martha & The Vandellas
    18. Love Potion #9 - The Searchers
    19. Downtown / I Know A Place - Petula Clark
    20. A Lover's Concerto - The Toys
    21. Hang On Sloopy - Ramsey Lewis Trio
    22. Look Through Any Window - The Hollies
    23. Five O'Clock World - The Vogues
    24. Going To A Go-Go - The Miracles
    25. The Name Game - Shirley Ellis

    DVD #3A (new to DVD)
    1. Paul Anka - Young, Alive & In Love
    2. Dionne Warwick - Reach Out For Me
    3. The Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road
    4. Paul Anka & Johnny Rivers - Mountain Of Love
    5. Fred Smoot – Comedy Monologue
    6. Liza Minnelli - Gypsy In My Soul
    7. Dionne Warwick – You’ll Never Get To Heaven
    8. Paul Anka – Diana
    9. Dionne Warwick – Walk On By
    10. Paul Anka – Put Your Head On My Shoulder
    11. Paul Anka, Dionne Warwick, Liza Minnelli – Hello Dolly
    12. Marianne Faithful - As Tears Go By
    13. Peter Nero – I Want To Hold Your Hand
    14. Liza Minnelli - Together
    15. Paul Anka - The Longest Day
    16. The Supremes – Come See About Me
    17. Jack Jones – The Race Is On

    DVD #3B (new to DVD)
    1. Sammy Davis Jr. - A Wonderful Day
    2. The Animals - Bring It On Home To Me
    3. Lola Falana – Some of These Days
    4. Jay & The Americans - Think Of The Good Times
    5. Dusty Springfield - My Coloring Book
    6. Sammy Davis, Jr. - Chim-Chim-Cheree
    7. Jay & The Americans - I Feel Fine
    8. Sammy Davis, Jr. & The Animals - My Fair Lady
    9. Lola Falana - Goldfinger
    10. Dusty Springfield - Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
    11. Everyone - Supercalafragilisticexpialidocious
    12. The Animals - I'm Crying
    13. Allan Sherman - Crazy Downtown
    14. Diana Ross and the Supremes Hits Medley – Where Did Our Love Go; When The Lovelight Starts Shining In His Eyes
    15. Starts Shining Through His Eyes; Baby Love, Come See About Me
    16. Woody Allen - Comedy Routine

    DVD #4A (new to DVD)
    1. George Hamilton - I Love Being Here With You
    2. Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders – The Game Of Love
    3. The Womenfolk - My Heart Tells Me To Believe
    4. Brenda Lee - Too Many Rivers
    5. Noel Harrison - Barbara Allen
    6. The Ronettes - Is This What I Get For Loving You?
    7. The Hollies - Yes I Will
    8. The Impressions - Woman Got Soul
    9. The Ronettes – Silhouettes
    10. Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Count Me In
    11. The Womenfolk - I’ll Never Find Another You
    12. George Hamilton, The Hollies, Ronettes and Cast - I now A Place
    13. Peter & Gordon – I Go To Pieces, My Babe, True Love Ways
    14. Michael Landon and Peter & Gordon – I’m Telling You Now
    15. Cannibal & The Headhunters – Land of 1,000 Dances
    16. The Everly Brothers and Steve Lawrence – All I Have To Do Is Dream

    DVD #4B (new to DVD)
    1. Bobby Vinton - There Ain't Gonna Be An Opening Number
    2. Barbara McNair - Don't Rain On My Parade
    3. Johnny Rivers - Midnight Special
    4. Chad & Jeremy - If I Loved You
    5. The Four Tops - Just Ask The Lonely
    6. Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - It's Gotta Last Forever
    7. The Hullabaloos - I'm Gonna Love You Too
    8. Trini Lopez - If I Had A Hammer
    9. Lesley Gore - Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows
    10. Lesley Gore - All My Life
    11. The Chad Mitchell Trio - You Were On My Mind
    12. Dionne Warwick - Who Can I Turn To?
    13. The Astronauts - Twist & Shout
    14. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara - Comedy Routine
    15. Trini Lopez, Dionne Warwick and Lesley Gore - Puff, The Magic Dragon
    16. Trini, Dionne, Lesley and Cast – Lemon Tree


    Notice that Disc one is the PBS Special Broadcast.
  7. Vidiot

    Vidiot I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie.

    Two thousand 90-minute 2" tapes did take up a ton of room. In Carson's case, he was extremely bitter about it, because he said many times, "if I had known there was a storage problem, I would've been glad to spend $1000 a month to keep the tapes in a private storage building somewhere else." His beef was, they didn't even ask him -- they just threw them away. And contrary to most opinions, the tapes were thrown away, not reused, because most of them were old brown-oxide tapes that wouldn't work well for reuse.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiping
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tonight_Show_Starring_Johnny_Carson#Tape_archives
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  8. Joel Cairo

    Joel Cairo Video Gort Staff

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Well, there's physical evidence that even if the tapes had been retained, only a fraction of the shows would have survived. I've spoken with someone who has a color quad tape reel that was used for the Carson's "Tonight Show" in the 60s, and the markings on it indicate that it was in re-used through one week (for each succeeding night's show), was then re-used for another NBC program entirely, and was then retired from service, with the last-recorded program on it. Unfortunately, the new program ran so long that it totally erased whatever remnants of the "Tonight Show" might have been on it.

    Someone told me years ago that for many network daily series that were videotaped, there are an unusual number of Friday episodes that exist... :(

    - Kevin
  9. Vidiot

    Vidiot I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie.

    The NBC tape op I knew, who worked there from about 1972-1992, told me they did, in fact, have all the individual shows and did not erase them as they went on. But I'm going by his word -- I haven't seen any proof beyond that.

    They did dual-record the show for a long time, so there was not only a primary recording but also a backup as well, and it was rare that they stopped to do any edits. It was essentially a "live on tape" show, which is also how Merv Griffin did his show (when I worked at Merv's company TAV in the early 1980s).

    I don't doubt there were news shows and game shows that were considered "throwaways," and there's a ton of network-owned game shows that no longer exist -- probably for the "reusability" problem you site. But in Carson's case, they did do some major "Best of" compilations later on, and for that, you'd really need all the shows in order for that to work -- not just the Friday show.