LWT South Bank show, 2002-03-21: Johnnie Ray
NamesBragg, Melvyn, 1939- (Host)Ray, Johnnie, 1927-1990 (Commentator)Whiteside, Jonny (Commentator)Starr, Kay (Commentator)Laine, Frankie, 1913-2007 (Commentator)Heller, Billie Rosenfield (Commentator)Trenier, Claude (Commentator)Eichler, Alan (Commentator)Brown, Ruth, 1928-2006 (Commentator)Gillett, Charlie (Commentator)Kessler, Danny (Commentator)Miller, Mitch (Commentator)Busseri, Frank (Commentator)Lowe, Mundell, 1922- (Commentator)Kean, Jane (Commentator)Kessler, Lynn, (Showgirl) (Commentator)Swing, Marlin (Commentator)Whiting, Margaret (Commentator)Lawlor, Ann (Commentator)Bennett, Tony, 1926- (Commentator)Prichard, Peter, 1932-2014 (Commentator)Phillips, Woolf (Commentator)Grade, Michael Ian, 1943- (Commentator)Mann, Tad (Commentator)Bach, Jean, 1918-2013 (Commentator)Ray, Johnnie, 1927-1990 (Performer)Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 (Performer)Starr, Kay (Performer)Brown, Ruth, 1928-2006 (Performer)Baker, LaVern (Performer)Day, Doris, 1922-2019 (Performer)Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962 (Performer)Garland, Judy (Performer)Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977 (Performer)Albricot, Jacques (Videographer)Davis, C. John (Videographer)Farthrope, Simon (Videographer)Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894 (Recording engineer)Popavic, Wade (Recording engineer)Shorter, Ned (Recording engineer)Necena, Percy (Recording engineer)Jewelson, Larry (Film editor)Root, Sarah (Researcher)Higgins, Alison (Production manager)Watley, Billie (Production personnel)Jones, Tom, (Dubbing editor) (Editor)Crill, Steve (Recording engineer)Mitchel, James, (Television show editor) (Editor)Bragg, Melvyn, 1939- (Editor)Howard, Ken, 1939- (Director)Beverley Sisters (Musical group) (Commentator)Treniers (Musical group) (Performer)Four Lads (Performer)Beverley Sisters (Musical group) (Performer)Billy Taylor Quartet (Performer)Bettys & Taylors Group (Sponsor)London Weekend Television (Firm) (Broadcaster)ITV (Firm) (Associated name)Landseer Film & Television Productions (Producer)
Mitch Miller collection of audio and moving image
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2002-03-21
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LVH 2769
TopicsMiller, MitchRay, Johnnie, 1927-1990Johnnie RaySouth Bank show (Television program)
NotesContent: "Landseer Film & TV"--On videotape label.Content: "Prog# 9A/81290; 16:9 Ana"--On video begin credits (Parts 1-3)Content: "itv.com/southbank"--On video end credits.Content: "LWT: A Landseer Films production for LWT; Granada; The South Bank Show"--On video end credits.Creation/production credits: Jacques Albricot, C. John Davis and Simon Farthrope, camera ; Joseph Keppler, Wade Popavic, Ned Shorter, and Percy Necena, sound ; Larry Jewelson, television and film restoration ; Sarah Root, reseacher ; Alison Higgins, production manager ; Billie Watley, production assistant ; Tom Jones, dubbing editor (?) ; Steve Crill, dubbing mixer ; James Mitchel and Melvyn Bragg, editors ; Ken Howard, director.Performers: Melvyn Bragg, presenter (host) ; Johnnie Ray, performer and additional audio/video commentary ; with additional commentary by various family friends ; featuring Johnnie Ray biographer Jonny Whiteside, Kay Starr, Frankie Laine, Billie [Rosenfield] Heller, Claude Trenier (of The Treniers), Alan Eichler, Ruth Brown, broadcaster Charlie Gillett, Danny Kessler, Mitch Miller, Frank Busseri (of the Four Lads), Mundell Lowe, Jane Kean, Lynn Kessler, Marlin Swing, Margaret Whiting, Ann Lawlor (from Johnnie Ray Society UK), The Beverley Sisters, Tony Bennett, agent Peter Prichard (OBE), music director Woolf Phillips, Michael Grade, tour manager Tad Mann, and Jean Bach.Venue: Broadcast video Landseer Films, M2 Television Camden [London, England] 2002 March 21.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (5421) : sound, color with black and white sequences, NTSC ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionThis episode of the British music TV documentary show "South Bank show" (Parts 1-3) features the biography of 1950's pop sensation Johnnie Ray, whose perfomance and music had greatly influenced rock artists such as Elvis Presley. Many of Johnnie Ray's contemporaries, old childhood friends, and fellow performers share their recollections of him, a formidable performer and talented songwriter often overshadowed in rock history, due to his personal life. The show was sponsored by Taylors of Harrogate Coffee. Featured song and television excerpts: "Cry" (Ed Sullivan Show 1952), "Take the A train" (performed by Duke Ellington), 1956 interview on "Person to person with Ed Murrow", "Wheel of fortune" (performed by Kay Starr), Louis Jordan's "Let the good times roll" (unidentified performer), "Paths of paradise" (The big shot, 1956), "The little white cloud that cried", "Teardops from my eyes" (sung by Ruth Brown), "Tweedle Dee" (sung by LaVern Baker), "She didn't say nothin' at all", "Tell the lady goodbye", "Whiskey and gin", "I'm gonna walk with my Lord" (Ed Sullivan Show 1953), "Walkin' my baby back home", "All of me", "I'll never fall in love again", "Let's walk that-a-way" (with Doris Day), "My heart cries for you" (performed by the Beverley Sisters), "Please don't talk about me when I'm gone", "Such a night", "Alexander's ragtime band" ; "After you get what you want" (performed by Marilyn Monroe) ; "If you believe" (from the 1954 motion picture musical "There's no business like show business"), "A sinner am I", Look homeward angel", "Mystery train" (performed by Elvis Presley), Elvis Presley bit (from 1956 Shower of Stars clip), "Just walkin' in the rain", "Yes, tonight Josephine", "I'm gonna move to the outskirts of town", "Day by day" (with the Billy Taylor Quartet), "Bury me on the lone prairie", "Am I blue?" (last live video performance of Judy Garland), "Suspicious minds" (sung by Elvis Presley), "Somebody stole my gal", "Cry" (Rotterdam, 1982), "Oh the rain", "The little white cloud that cried" (Reprise and finale)
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20308173Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d0cb3bc0-3154-0132-b1fb-3c075448cc4b
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