Judy Garland duet medleys, from The Judy Garland Show, 1963-1964, part 1

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note: These are not arranged in chronological order; they’re in no specific order.

Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli

Let Me Entertain You / Two Lost Souls medley — from Episode #3 of The Judy Garland Show, taped July 16, 1963; aired November 17, 1963

  • Let Me Entertain You (m. Jule Styne, w. Stephen Sondheim) – from the musical Gypsy, 1959
  • Two Lost Souls (m. Richard Adler, w. Jerry Ross) – from the musical Damn Yankees, 1955
  • Maybe I’ll Come Back (Charles L. Cooke, Howard C. Jeffrey)

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Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand

Get Happy / Happy Days Are Here Again medley — Episode #9, taped October 4, 1963; aired October 6, 1963

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Hooray For Love medley — Episode #9 taped October 4, 1963; aired October 6, 1963

  • Hooray for Love (Judy and Barbra)
  • After You’ve Gone (Judy)
  • By Myself (Barbra)
  • ‘S Wonderful (Judy and Barbra)
  • How About You? (Judy and Barbra)
  • Lover, Come Back to Me (Barbra)
  • You and The Night and The Music (Judy)
  • It All Depends On You (Judy and Barbra)

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Judy Garland and Vic Damone

West Side Story medley — Episode #17, taped December 20, 1963; aired January 19, 1964

  • Maria (Vic)
  • Something’s Coming (Judy)
  • Maria (reprise, Vic)
  • Somewhere (Judy and Vic)
  • Tonight (Judy and Vic)

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Judy Garland and Diahann Carroll

Harold Arlen and Richard Rodgers medley — Episode #21, taped January 31, 1964; aired February 16, 1964

  • Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off (m. George Gershwin, w. Ira Gershwin; special material by Mel Tormé) – Shall We Dance (film), 1937
  • It’s Only a Paper Moon (m. Harold Arlen, w. E. Y. Harburg and Billy Rose) – Take a Chance, 1933
  • Dancing on the Ceiling (m. Richard Rodgers, w. Lorenz Hart) – Ever Green, 1930
  • That Old Black Magic (m. Harold Arlen, w. Johnny Mercer) – Star-Spangled Rhythm (film), 1942
  • The Gentleman is a Dope (m. Richard Rogers, w. Oscar Hammerstein II) – Allegro, 1947
  • Ill Wind (m. Harold Arlen, w. Ted Koehler) – Cotton Club Parade, 1934
  • It Might as Well Be Spring (m. Richard Rodgers, w. Oscar Hammerstein II) – State Fair (film), 1945
  • Hit the Road to Dreamland (Arlen, Mercer) – Star Spangled Rhythm (film), 1942
  • Surrey with the Fringe on Top (Rodgers & Hammerstein) – Oklahoma!, 1943
  • Stormy Weather (Arlen-Koehler) – Cotton Club Parade, 1933
  • Lets Take the Long Way Home (Arlen, Mercer) – Here Come the Waves (film), 1944
  • Bali Ha’i (Rodgers & Hammerstein) – South Pacific, 1949
  • Manhattan (Rodgers & Hart) – Garrick Gaieties (revue), 1925
  • The Sweetest Sounds (Rodgers) – No Strings, 1962
  • Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home (Arlen, Mercer) – St. Louis Woman, 1946

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It Was a Night in June

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It Was a Night in June (Harry Revel, Mack Gordon) — lyric: International Lyrics Playground

early recording, no audio file yet found:

  • Elmer Feldkamp and his Orchestra, vocal: Elmer Feldkamp — recorded on 1 April 1933: issued on the 78 rpm single Crown 3492, c/w “Chewing Gum” (Art Kassel)

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Anson Weeks and his Orchestra, vocal: Harriet Lee — recorded on 1 May 1933; issued on the 78 rpm single Brunswick 6569, c/w “It’s Sunday Down In Caroline” (Marty Symes, Al J. Neiburg, Jerry Levinson)

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(below) audio file, VBR MP3 (6.6 MB), from the Anson Weeks Collection 1925-1935 (COMPLETE), at archive.org:

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Bert Lown and his Orchestra, vocal: Ted Holt — recorded on 18 May 1933; issud on the 78 rpm single Bluebird B-5067, c/w “Isn’t It Heavenly” (Joseph Meyer, E. Y. “Yip” Harburg)

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(below) audio file, VBR MP3 (2.2 MB), from the Bert Lown Collection 1925-1935 (COMPLETE), at archive.org:

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Will Osborne and his Orchestra, vocal: Will Osborne — recorded on 2 May 1933; issued on the 78 rpm single Banner 32755, b/w “From Me to You” — Various sites indicate that the side was actually recorded by Freddy Martin (photo, above left) and his Orchestra, pseudonymously backing vocalist Will Osborne. I haven’t verified this claim yet. The recording was also issued on singles on the Conqueror, Melotone, Oriole, Perfect, and Romeo labels.

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(below) audio file, VBR MP3 (7.6 MB), from the page Freddy Martin 78 rpm Collection, at archive.org:

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Jan Garber Orchestra, vocalist Virginia Hamilton — recorded on 29 May 1933, in Camden, NJ; issued on the 78 rpm single Victor 24336, b/w “We’ll Have a Honeymoon Someday”

audio file, VBR MP3 (13.0 MB), from the collection Jan Garber Orchestra 78rpm Collection at archive.org:

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The space between your bed and wardrobe

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Although this song is from the 1996 debut album of Belle and Sebastian, I hadn’t been aware of it until November of last year. One day I’d decided to see if I could find some good COVID-19 social distancing videos. I found a couple of funny ones, and then I came across this gem.

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The trumpet solo in “My Wandering Days are Over” took me by surprise, and transported me back in time a few decades. Some of my favorite pop recordings as I was growing up in the 1960s and 70s featured wind instrument solos. At the bottom of the post are some those that I’ve been especially fond of, including a few from the 1980s. The list is in chronological order, and, for the most part, in the order in which I first heard them, usually on top 40s radio for those predating MTV (1981).

Mick Cooke’s trumpet also plays a large part in the plaintive instrumental coda.

My Wandering Days Are Over (Stuart Murdoch) — The song was originally recorded by the band Belle and Sebastian, and released in 1996 on their debut album Tigermilk.

lyric: Genius

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The video at the top of the post features, with the last 20 seconds or so cut off, a recording released on the double live Belle and Sebastian album What to Look for in Summer, released on 11 December 2020. Songs on the album were culled from the band’s 2019 world tour and their Boaty Weekender tour of August 2019.

(below) from the NPR.org live sessions site:

KCRW 89.9 FM – Los Angeles — Published on February 2, 2015. “Glaswegian band Belle & Sebastian brought an evening of infectious pop to an intimate crowd at Apogee Studios. Their charismatic session of new songs and old favorites airs on Morning Becomes Eclectic.”

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Selected popular recordings featuring wind instrument solos, mostly brass or woodwind (harmonica is neither)

  • 1963 – The Girl from Ipenema (m. Antônio Carlos Jobim, w. Vinícius de Moraes) English lyrics added later by Norman Gimbel – João Gilberto and Stan Getz, vocal: Astrud Gilberto — Stan Getz saxophone solo
  • 1965 – California Dreamin‘ (John Phillips, Michelle Phillips) – The Mamas and the Papas — Bud Shank flute solo
  • 1966 – For No One (Paul McCartney, John Lennon) – The Beatles — Alan Civil french horn solo
  • 1966 – Walk Away Renée – The Left Banke — Jackie Kelso flute solo
  • 1966-67 – Penny Lane (Paul McCartney, John Lennon) – The Beatles — David Mason piccolo trumpet solo
  • 1967 – The Look of Love (m. Burt Bacharach, w. Hal David) – sax solo
  • 1968 – This Guy’s in Love with You (m. Burt Bacharach, w. Hal David) – Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass — Herb Alpert trumpet solo
  • 1968 – Legend of a Mind (Ray Thomas) — The Moody Blues — Ray Thomas flute solo
  • 1969 – I Talk to the Wind (m. Ian McDonald, w. Peter Sinfield) – King Crimson — Ian McDonald flute solo
  • 1971 – Rainy Days and Mondays (m. Roger Nichols, w. Paul Williams) – Carpenters — Tommy Morgan harmonica solo
  • 1977 – Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel) – Billy Joel — Phil Woods sax solo

1980s

  • 1982 – Waiting on a Friend (Jagger, Richards) — The Rolling Stones — Sonny Rollins sax solo
  • 1984 – Careless Whisper (George Michael, Andrew Ridgeley ) – Wham! – Steve Gregory sax solo
  • 1985 – Smooth Operator (Sade) – Sade — Stuart Matthewman sax solo

1990s

  • 1996 – My Wandering Days Are Over (Stuart Murdoch) — Belle and Sebastian — Mick Cooke trumpet solo

ZOOM casts sing, and dance to, classic pop, jazz, and country songs

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medley: Mairzy Doats, Flat Foot Floogie, Pennsylvania 6-5000

Mairzy Doats (Milton Drake, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston) – 1943

Flat Foot Floogie (Slim Gaillard, Slam Stewart, and Bud Green) – 1938

Pennsylvania 6-5000 (m. Jerry Gray, w. Carl Sigman) – 1940

ZOOM season 2 (1972-1973), cast 2 of 3: Ann Messer, Bernadette Yao, David Alberico, Leon Mobley, Maura Mullaney, Jay Schertzer, Luiz Gonzales

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I Want to Be Happy (m. Vincent Youmans, w. Otto Harbach, Irving Caesar) – from the musical No, No, Nanette, which opened on Broadway 26 September 1925

season 2 (1972-1973), cast 3 of 3: Bernadette Yao, Leon Mobley, Luiz Gonzales, Danny McGrath, Edith Mooers, Lori Boskin, Neal Johnson

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Salty Dog Rag (John Gordy, Edward Crowe) – 1951

season 3 (1973-1974), cast 2 of 2: Donna Moore, Mike Dean, Timmy Pruce, Hector Dorta, Rose Clarkow, Shawna “Shawn” Miranda, Danny Malloy

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I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ (m. George Gershwin, w. DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin) – 1934

The description on the image above suggests the title of the number, which is from the opera Porgy and Bess, might have been changed for this production to “I Got Plenty of Sun and Moon.”

Season 6 (1977-1978) cast: Amy Clark, John Lathan, Carolyn Malcolm, Nicholas Butterworth, Shona de Nile, Chee Kim, Susan Wolf

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Much thanks to the following video providers!!

“Send it to ZOOM” and SASE songs, 1972-1976, with lyric transcriptions

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“Send it to ZOOM” and SASE songs from the children’s TV series ZOOM (original series, 1972-1978), with lyrics, transcribed by doc (me):

  • Send it to ZOOM (Newton Wayland) – seasons 1 and 2
  • at least partly written by Newton Wayland:
    • Send it to ZOOM #2 – season 2, cast 2 of 3
    • Send it to ZOOM #3 – season 4
    • SASE song – season 4
    • SASE song – season 5

There are more (original series) ZOOM song lyric transcriptions by me in my ZOOM lyrics page.

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(above) original season 1 (1972) cast members, counter-clockwise from bottom left: Kenny Pires, Joe Shrand, Tracy Tannebring, Nancy Tates, Jon Reuning, Nina Lillie, Tommy White

Send it to ZOOM (Newton Wayland)

Season 1 (1972), full cast, in this order: Kenny, Tommy, Tracy, Nina, Joe, Nancy, Jon

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Season 2 (1972-1973), cast 1 of 3: Nancy Tates, Ann Messer, Kenny Pires, Maura Mullaney, David Alberico, Tracy Tannebring, Jay Schertzer

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(below) on the album Come On and ZOOM, A&M Records SP-3402, released in 1974 — The lyric is a little different in this version.

video posted on 3 August 2020, by Greg Ehrbar

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Send it to ZOOM (Newton Wayland) – The song is titled Address Song – Send It To Zoom!” on the 1974 album Come On and ZOOM.

lyric transcribed by doc (Jim Radcliff) on 27 July 2017, from the season 1 (1972) version; latest edit: c. October 2020

Say you wake up in the middle of the night
You got an idea that’s outta sight

So you jump out of bed, look around your room
You gotta write it down and send it to ZOOM

Or say you’ve just seen something on this show
Or someone cool you just gotta know

Write it all down, don’t make a mess
And don’t forget your name and address

Include a stamp so we can drop you a card
Then dip your note in a bucket of lard

Joe doesn’t know what he’s talking about
You put it in an envelope, without a doubt

Then take your typewriter, pencil, or pen
And if you make a mistake you gotta do it again

Write ZOOM Z-double-O-M
Box 3-5-0
Boston MASS 02134

on lyric variants:

  • In the season 2, cast 1 of 3, version, line 11 is changed to “David doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”
  • In the version on the 1974 Come On and ZOOM album, which also features some other, less significant, variations from the original lyric, lines 11 and 12 go

Lard’s what you use for soap, you dope
You put your note in an envelope

  • The address section forms a coda in all versions of the song, but the version on the 1974 Come On and ZOOM album has an extension added to end of the coda where all sing “Send it to ZOOM!” The revised coda, with the “Send it to ZOOM!” ending, was subsequently included at the end of later ZOOM address and SASE songs.

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Comfy Cozy — Dave Lambert & Co., 1964 (+ lyric transcription)

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from Wikipedia:

David Alden Lambert (June 19, 1917 – October 3, 1966) was an American jazz lyricist, singer, and an originator of vocalese. He was best known as a member of the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. Lambert spent a lifetime experimenting with the human voice, and expanding the possibilities of its use within jazz.

Lambert’s band debut was with Johnny Long‘s Orchestra in the early 1940s.[1] Along with early partner Buddy Stewart, Lambert successfully brought singing into modern jazz (concurrently with Ella Fitzgerald). In the late 1950s he teamed with wordsmith and vocalese pioneer Jon Hendricks. The two were later joined by Annie Ross, and the lineup was a hit.

After Ross left the group in 1962, Lambert and Hendricks went on without her by using various replacements, but the partnership ended in 1964. He then formed a quintet called “Lambert & Co.” which included the multiple voices of Mary Vonnie, Leslie Dorsey, David Lucas, and Sarah Boatner. The group auditioned for RCA in 1964, and the process was documented by filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker in a 15-minute documentary entitled Audition at RCA.[2][3]

Dave Lambert links:

Audition at RCA, 1964 documentary by D. A. Pennebaker — Songs performed by Lambert & Co. in the film include the following, in this order, “Individualist Waltz” (also referred to elsewhere as “Blow the Man Down”), “Think of Me,” “Leaving,” and “Comfy Cozy.” The performance of “Comfy Cozy” begins shortly after 9:55 in both copies of the film provided below.

personnel: Dave Lambert, Sarah Boatner, Mary Vonnie, Leslie Dorsey, and David Lucas (vocals), Moe Wechsler (piano), George Duvivier (bass), and Gary Chester (drums)

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In the page Dave Lambert: Lost Tracks at JazzWax, dated June 5, 2013, Marc Myers reveals that there were five tracks recorded during the RCA audition that day, and provides a video containing each track, which he says had been uploaded to YouTube by someone a week before the JazzWax page was published. In the same page, Myers indicates that Dave Lambert wrote four of the five songs. If that is correct, then Lambert wrote all except “Old Folks,” a jazz standard that isn’t included in the Pennebaker film. Myers notes that the unearthed tracks include “a complete version of Comfy Cozy, which sheds new light on Lambert’s composing and harmony genius.”

Comfy Cozy (Dave Lambert) — Lambert & Co., RCA Audition, 1964 (complete version) — lyric, transcribed by doc (Jim Radcliff) on 10/9/2020, below the video

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Comfy Cozy (Dave Lambert) — as sung by Lambert & Co., 1964 — lyric

Comfy cozy, nice and warm
And snug as a bug in a rug
You know your life is rosy, wrapped in arms
Never be drug

So secure, no need to speak
I know what it’s all about
Got my security blanket ‘gainst my cheek
Gum in my mouth

Love is a way of just living your life
Live it that way and truly you’ll see
Comfy cozy all your own
You know you can swing with that
God bless the child that gets his love at home
Fortunate cat

Comfy cozy
Snug, yeah, snug
You’re bugged in your rug

Comfy cozy
Snug, yeah, snug
You’re bugged in your rug

Oh, what a tall tale
Why won’t he let us wail
Like “Way down upon the comfy cozy”

Blazing a trail from yesterday
You follow here
You may hope to find
Some comfy cozy all your own
You know you can swing with that
God bless the child that gets his love at home
Fortunate cat

~lyric transcribed by doc (Jim Radcliff) on 9 October 2020 — Please let me know in a comment here, or via my Contact page, if you notice any errors in the transcription.

Not included in my transcription are three short but intense interjectory vocalized sections and a longer early Swingle Singers-like interlude. The first two short interjectory sections come after the first and second “bugged in your rug” sections. Each take the form of an improvised scatting dialog between one of the other male singers and Dave Lambert in which the scatting of David Lucas, in the first case, and Leslie Dorsey in the second, seem to be mockingly dismissed by Lambert’s scatting responses.

The third interjectory section, again evidently improvised, follows the section in which the singers complain that the leader, Lambert, won’t “let us wail.” This time all members speak, and they use normal words and phrasing instead of scat, but it’s hard to make out all the words because several are speaking at the same time. Lambert starts off the section again sounding critical and dismissive, but his jeering response is met this time by more complaints, which he finally seems to acquiesce to, leading to the interlude.

ZOOM season 5 (1976): Let the sunshine in

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Today I published the following page:

The page features a selection of musical numbers performed by the season 5 cast of the 1970s TV series ZOOM. Most of the numbers feature popular songs, including several from the 1960s and 70s, and a couple of the numbers feature medleys of three or more songs.

(above) ZOOM season 5 (1976) cast: (clockwise, from top left) Jennifer Gold, Nell Cox, Arcadio Gonzales, Karen Wing, Ron Richmond, Levell Gethers, Chris Blackwell

Songs included in the new page:

  • Come on and Zoom (Newton Wayland) – the intro or opening of each episode
  • Singin’ In the Rain medley
    • Soon It’s Gonna Rain (m. Harvey Schmidt, w. Tom Jones) – from the 1960 musical The Fantasticks
    • Singin’ in the Rain (m. Nacio Herb Brown, w. Arthur Freed) – published in 1929
    • Here Comes the Sun (George Harrison) – recorded by the Beatles for their 1969 album Abbey Road
    • Let the Sunshine In (m. Galt MacDermot, w. James Rado and Gerome Ragni) – from the 1969 musical Hair — The song is better known as part of the “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” medley first recorded by The 5th Dimension.

Video published on YouTube by ZOOM season 5 cast member Chris Blackwell.

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  • Sing medley
    • Sing (Joe Raposo) — Sesame Street song, composed in 1971
    • Make Your Own Kind of Music (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) – first recorded in 1968
    • Come on and Zoom (Newton Wayland)
  • How Do You Do (Woody Guthrie) — version of a song originally recorded by Woody Guthrie under the title “Howdi Do
  • Octopus’s Garden (Richard Starkey) — Ringo Starr song, recorded by the Beatles for their 1969 album Abbey Road
  • SASE song — at least partially written by Newton Wayland; actual title unknown
  • SASE song — cheerleader version

Instead of breaking up, let’s do some kissing and making up

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Last night I added the following images to the page “Baby Love” and The Supremes in Amsterdam and London, October 1964.

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All of the photos were taken during the brief 10-day London tour, which included one day in Amsterdam, by The Supremes in October 1964, in the wake of the international explosion of their hits “Where Did Our Love” and “Baby Love.” The latter became the first #1 hit in the UK by a Motown artist. I’ve no idea why they are sitting beside a Christmas tree in October in some of the photos.

Among the albums seen in the image below are the following:

Baby Love (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland, Jr.)

(below) The Supremes lip-sync to “Baby Love” on an episode of Top of the Pops, originally broadcast on 15 October 1964. It’s the debut UK television appearance by the Supremes. Evidence suggests (see the “Baby Love” page) that the group may have worn the same dresses for the TOTP appearance (possibly taped 7-8 October), a performance at the Carré Theatre in Amsterdam on 14 October, as well as for Manchester Square and Christmas tree photo shoots.

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Also, the following image and video were added yesterday to the page Motown: Holland–Dozier–Holland: selected songs, 1965.

Stop! In the Name of Love (Holland–Dozier–Holland)

The Supremes — from the TV special It’s What’s Happening Baby!, originally broadcast on 28 June 1965

Haven’t I been sweet to you?

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I know some of you want more photos of The Supremes taken during the March-April 1965 Motortown Revue UK tour. Here’s a few of the group on the streets of London during that time, which I may to add to the page Motortown Revue UK Tour, 1965.

All images in this gallery are from the Bentley Image Bank, Bentley Historical Library, an image collection at the University of Michigan Library Digital Collections website.

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(below) Live TV studio recording for the Ready Steady Go! special The Sound of Motown (Season 2, Episode 35) —  taped at Rediffusion Television Studios on 18 March 1965; originally broadcast on 28 April 1965

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