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Darktown Strutters Ball

Original DVD release:  2006
The format for TV's Original Amateur Hour was taken directly from the Major Bowes' Amateur Hour on radio. The TV version, hosted by Ted Mack, ran from 1948 until 1960. In Nov 1938, Teresa Brewer appeared on Major Bowes' show; the DVD features a live audio recording of 7-year-old Teresa singing Darktown Strutters Ball on the radio show, with a half-dozen or so photos of Teresa as a child being shown during the song. DVD is hosted by Pat Boone, and includes performances by Ann-Margaret, Robert Klein, Frank Sinatra, Raul Julia, Gladys Knight, Beverly Sills, Irene Cara, a young Nick Carter and many many more. 4 hours on 2 DVDs.

SRO (DVD,  2006; 2-DVD set)


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