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Saddle Songs

★★★★★

Saddle Songs In March, 1956, the Sons of the Saddle first appeared on Winnipeg television screens, and Saddle Songs became one of the most popular television shows seen in Winnipeg. The Sons of the Saddle were also heard Mondays on the CBC Trans-Canada radio network. Ernest Mutimer was producer of Saddle Songs, succeeding Barry McCorquodale, who produced the show fo ...

Original Airdates1956-1959
TypeSeries

Saturday Date

★★★

Saturday Date Peter Jennings was the original host on the CJOH dance show Saturday Date (then titled Club 13). The weekly teen dance party featured live local talent as well as current chart singles. On Mar 13, 1991, CJOH aired a Saturday Date Reunion. Back for this special were original hosts John Pozer and Dick Maloney with a studio audience of original partici ...

AkaClub 13
Original Airdates1961-1969
TypeSeries

Saturday Night Jamboree

★★★★

Gordie Tapp's Saturday Night Jamboree, featured such illuminati guests as the two Tommys, Hunter and Common, King Ganam and Patti Lewis

Original Airdates1957-1958
TypeSeries

Serenade For Strings

★★★★★

Serenade For Strings was a radio show for seventeen years and moved its mixture of show tunes and ballads to television in 1956. Jean Deslauriers conducted the orchestra and directed the sixteen voice women's choral group. He also wrote musical arrangements, with Maurice Dela and Johnny Burt. The regular soloists were soprano Claire Gagnier and bass Den ...

Original Airdates1956-1957
TypeSeries

Shake, Rock and Roll

★★★★★

Shake, Rock & Roll was a 13-episode CTV series reviving music from the early 1950's. It was hosted by Thunder Bay native Bobby Curtola who welcomed guest performers who were popular in the '50s. Guests included Chubby Checker, the Four Lads, Bill Haley and Chuck Berry.

AkaShake, Rock & Roll
Original Airdates1973
TypeSeries

Song for You, A

Song for You, A From CBC Winnipeg came A Song For You, a fifteen minute musical variety show. It starred pianist/vocalist Jose Poneira, who led a combo made up of Lenny Breau on guitar, Robert Gross on drums, and James Cordepal on bass. Each program revolved around a single idea or musical style, illustrated by the musical selections. Vocalist Maxine Ware appeared ever ...

Original Airdates1961-1964
TypeSeries

Star Chart

★★★★★

Star Charts was a 30-minute rock music program that featured videotaped peformances by top Canadian and international acts. Host Terry David Mulligan introduced the top 10 records countdown and guests. It aired for one summer on the CBC-TV network.

Original Airdates1980
TypeSeries

Stars on Ice

★★★★

CTV's Stars On Ice, North America's first national network ice skating series, was a weekly musical variety extravaganza on ice. It highlighted top name national and international skating performers backed by a chorus of Canadian medallist skaters. A different variety performer also appeared each week. Beginning in the fifth season, original host Alex T ...

Original Airdates1976-1982
TypeSeries

Swing Easy

A summer musical variety series, Swing Easy featured young Canadian performers. It starred Ruth Walker, with the Rhythm Pals, Bill Richards and the orchestra, and host Alan Millar who presented music from productions playing in Toronto at the Music Fair Theatre, Under the Stars in Vancouver, and Rainbow Stage in Winnipeg. Swing Easy returned the next ...

AkaSwing Gently; Fancy Free
Original Airdates1959-1960
TypeSeries

Swingalong

★★★½

Swingalong Swingalong, a CBC-Winnipeg series, made its debut on CBWT-TV in the summer of 1961. The weekly program of songs, dances and stories, with a barbeque setting, introduced Doug Crosley as host of a television show for the first time. Crosley, however, was an experienced TV performer. He was a member of the Gino Silvi Singers on Music '60, and had made gues ...

Original Airdates1961-1962
TypeSeries

Tapp Room

Tapp Room Tapp Room was one of the first television talk shows of its kind and established Jimmy Tapp as one of the best-known English-speaking personalities in Montreal television. It was a late-night interview show in which Tapp chatted with the various show-business celebrities and nightclub entertainers who visited Montreal. During the life of Tapp Room, 84 p ...

Original Airdates1955-1958
TypeSeries

Teen Dance Party

★★★★

Teen Dance Party Teen Dance Party was a local Winnipeg teen dance show which showcased local bands. The weekly Saturday afternoon program was produced by CJAY-TV and was hosted by Bob Burns.

Original Airdates1961-1968
TypeSeries

Time for Music

Time For Music, emceed by Dave Wright, showcased the more promising talent discovered by Ken Soble's Amateur Hour show.

Original Airdates1958
TypeSeries

Tommy Banks Show, The

★★

Award-winning pianist, composer, arranger and conductor (and now Canadian Senator) Tommy Banks fronted this musical variety and interview show from Edmonton. It aired locally for a few seasons before being broadcast on the full CBC network from 1971 to 1974. Tommy moved over to CITV in Edmonton where a series was syndicated from 1974 to 1976. By then it ...

Original Airdates1968-1976
TypeSeries

Tommy Makem and Ryan's Fancy

★★★★

The Tommy Makem and Ryan's Fancy series was produced for syndication at CHCH-TV by Manny Pittson for 3 seasons beginning in 1973. The half-hour programs were filmed live from the Irish Canadian Club of Hamilton. Producer: Manny Pittson Musical Director: Fred McKenna

Original Airdates1973-1976
TypeSeries

Up Home Tonight

★★★★

Up Home Tonight The ATV network produced "Up Home Tonight" which was a show conceived and written by Gordon Stobbe and Barry Bramhill. The centre of maritime social life for decades has always been the musical house party. Stobbe and Bramhill put the music of the Maritime provinces in the kitchen, creating an informal and welcoming venue which quickly became one of the ...

Original Airdates1982-1989
TypeSeries

Video Singles

Video Singles was a daily rock video show which ran daily, afternoons and weeknights. The show was simple - one stationary camera, one host. The original host was John Majhor, who introduced the promotional video clips and occasionally offered comments about them. Samantha Taylor took over from Majhor when he left the show to join CITY-TV. Former To ...

Original Airdates1983-1984
TypeSeries

West Coast

West Coast was a CTV variety show from British Columbia. Hostess Lorraine McAllister did three numbers in each of the half-hour weekly programs, with a guest singer appearing as well. Her husband, Dal Richards, was the leader of the orchestra which was featured in the series. In addition to music by Dal and his orchestra and songs by Lorraine, West Coas ...

Original Airdates1961-1962
TypeSeries

While We're Young

A summer variety CBC series, While We're Young spotlighted young Canadian musical talent. It starred singers Tommy Ambrose and Bonnie Hicks, with a choral group called the Swinging Voices, and the Bob Van Norman Dancers.

Original Airdates1960-1961
TypeSeries

World of Music, The

The World of Music, a half-hour variety show, devoted individual programs to different themes or styles of music. It was scheduled to include, among its thirty-two broadcasts, nine based on songs from current LPs, six that used familiar tunes, six with ethnic musical groups, three that featured dance, and two that highlighted extracts from opera. Guests ...

Original Airdates1960-1961
TypeSeries

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