Re: [ManTran] Re: Johnny Carson
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> In case it wasn't known you can purchase all the old episodes of TheUnless they changed the policy in the last two months, you can no longer buy
> Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.
them through the site (I suppose they still license them via one of the
entertainment biz video licensing sites for professional use).
I contacted the Carson site in order to buy some Natalie Wood and Carpenters
clips, and they informed me that they were informed that it was copyright
infringement for the artists, so they discontinued selling to the open
- My favorite thing about the Johnny Carson Tonight show was that
wonderful big-band he kept together. The players in that band--Ross
Tompkins, Conte Candoli, Snooky Young, Clark Terry, Pete Christlieb,
Chauncy Welsh, Ernie Tack. An all-star band. And I left out Ed
Shaunessey, Doc, and Tommy Newsom, and many others.
Hope everyone caught Doc, Tommy, and Ed on the Letterman Show on Monday
night. They did "Here's That Rainy Day" in tribute to Carson.
Springer,James C. wrote:
>Surprisingly quiet around here as of late. Well, no, not really ... we
>do tend to clam up from time to time.
>I guess I'm surprised no one has made mention of Carson's passing this
>week. I thought I'd drop a quick note. First, I did feel sadness as I
>have "grown up" with Johnny since I can remember. My dad would watch him
>and as so many people had as well, I watched him for years myself
>probably from the early 70s on. He may have even fostered my exploration
>When I decided to give jazz a try, I didn't know where to start (though
>I did remember a lot of Pete Fountain in that 70's time period of the
>show.) No family members were into jazz and I "came of age" during the
>rock 'n roll era, so my friends were not "into it" either. Being a
>"closet Carpenter's" fan back then, obviously vocals were a big thing
>for me. Obviously there was Ella whom I think everyone knows or knows
>of, but I was trying to think of someone/group "newer" at the time. As
>best as I can recall, I had this vague recollection of a group named
>Manhattan Transfer that I could somewhat recall having seen "on Carson."
>So when I started looking for a jazz album to "get my feet wet," I
>figured I check the cut-out bins (ok, who remembers those?) at what was
>Rose Records in Chicago. I stumbled upon the Pastiche album while
>flipping through and the rest, as they say, is history :) When I saw
>the album, I faintly recall having seen "that group" on his show and
>hey, for a buck (or was it two?) I figured it was worth a shot. Never
>would have thought I'd still be listening to them 25 years later! (And
>they probably feel the same about performing together after 30+ years!)
>So that is my tie-in between TMT and Carson. But now for a question
>(maybe Russ' site might have the answer): does anyone know exactly how
>many appearances the group had on Johnny's show? And just as
>importantly, I know there are various compilation disks out of the
>Tonight Show (I have the 3-disk set,) but do any of those other
>compilations feature any of his musical guests and, more importantly,
>feature Manhattan Transfer?
>Have a good weekend all!
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