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George Benson - Breezin Tags: George  Benson  -  Breezin  Smooth  Jazz  R&B  70s  1970s 
Added: 6th January 2011
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Posted By: Cathy
You Bet Your Life - Bill Cosby Remake One of the most enduring game shows of all time was the original You Bet Your Life. It was hosted by Groucho Marx first on radio in 1947 and continued well into the television era until 1961. The quiz game was clearly secondary to the superbly ad-libbed interviews Marx had with the contestants. A new version of You Bet Your Life, hosted by Bill Cosby, aired from September 7, 1992 to June 4, 1993 in syndication. Cosby was joined on this show by a female announcer and sidekick, Robbi Chong; she was referred to as "Renfield." Organist Shirley Scott contributed the jazzy theme music. The program was taped in Philadelphia. Three couples competed, each couple playing the game individually. After the couple was introduced, they spent time chatting with Cosby. When the interview was done, the game began. Each couple was staked with $750 and were then asked three questions within a category presented at the start of the game. Before each question, the couple made a wager, which would be added to their winnings if they were correct or subtracted if they were incorrect. The secret word in this version, worth $500, was represented by a blackbird wearing a sweatshirt from Temple University, Cosby's alma mater. The couple with the most money played for an additional $10,000. Although Cosby was renowned for ad-libbing funny exchanges with audience members as part of his stand-up comedy routines, he was no Groucho Marx. (Who, besides Groucho, was?) Low ratings prompted the cancellation of the series after just one season.
Tags: remake  You  Bet  Your  Life  Bill  Cosby  syndicated 
Added: 21st August 2011
Views: 1565
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Posted By: Lava1964
Jody Watley--Looking For A New Love Tags: Jody  Watley--Looking  For  A  New  Love    Pop,  R&B,  Jazz,  Dance  and  Electronic  Soul 
Added: 18th February 2013
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Posted By: Music Maiden
Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow Tags: Kenny  Ball  And  His  Jazzmen  -  Midnight  In  Moscow  1970s  70s  Trumpeter,  bandleader 
Added: 16th May 2013
Views: 1097
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Posted By: Music Maiden
YRT Loses A Friend I'm really sorry to learn the passing of YouRememberThat member and friend Monica Lewis. Lewis started her career as a vocalist with Benny Goodman's orchestra and went onto record several jazz hits in the 1940s. In 1950, she hit Hollywood, signing an exclusive contract for music and movies with MGM. Her film credits include 1951's "The Strip" with Mickey Rooney and "Excuse My Dust" with Red Skelton. Lewis started her career as a vocalist with Benny Goodman's orchestra and went onto record several jazz hits in the 1940s. In 1950, she hit Hollywood, signing an exclusive contract for music and movies with MGM. Her film credits include 1951's "The Strip" with Mickey Rooney and "Excuse My Dust" with Red Skelton. She was 93 and passed from natural causes in her home.
Tags: Chiquita  Banana  cartoon  character  Benny  Goodman's  Orchestra  MGM  Mickey  Rooney  Red  Skelton  Commericals  TV  radio   
Added: 13th June 2015
Views: 1279
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Posted By: Steve

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