Sit Back With Jack (Series) (1960)

A half-hour musical variety show, Sit Back With Jack replaced Stage Door and succeeded The Show That Jack Built as the regular spot for Jack Shapira and his orchestra. The show featured Wally Keep, a singing cab driver; Father Clayton Barclay, a harpsichordist; the singing blacksmith Vince Lovallo; and ventriloquist Bobby Swartz and his dummy Elmer. The show also featured Bud and Travis, Ray Eberle, Emmanuel Ax, and Frank D'Rone. Each program featured a Shapira Sound Track, a film about events around Winnipeg with music written by Frank Lewis. Subjects included shopping on a Friday night and activity in the CPR freight yards.

Jack Shapira....Host
Marsh Phimister....Host

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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