CTVA US Music Variety - "ClubOasis" (NBC)(1957-58)

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The Polly Bergen Show (NBC) (1957-58)  - alternated with -  Club Oasis (NBC) (1957-58)
The Gisele MacKenzie Show (NBC) (1957-58)
Club Oasis (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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CLUB OASIS
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NBC Production
Produced by Bud Cole

UK Music Variety Series 1957-58 first 16 episodes listed here x 30 min (28Sep57-6Sep58)

Format 1: Hosts: Various (28Sep57-24May58)(16 episodes)

Format 2: Host: Spike Jones
with Music by the City Slickers (7Jun58-6Sep58)
Regulars:
Helen Grayco, Joyce Jameson, Billy Barty, Georgia Rock, Carl Fontana

################## Club Oasis ################
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NBC Saturdays 9:00-9:30 pm EST
Format 1: Alternated every two weeks with The Polly Bergen Show. (28Sep57-24May58)

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 21Sep1957 NBC Sat

[01] Club Oasis
28Sep1957 NBC Sat
Host Van Johnson
Guests
Jo Stafford
The Four Ames Brothers
Regular:
Columnist Hy Gardner interviews the stars after they finish their acts.

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 05Oct1957

[02] Club Oasis
12Oct1957 NBC Sat
Guests
Kay Starr
Highlights:
Kay Starr sings "Wheel of Fortune", "When You're Smiling", "That's What the Good Book Says" and "Three Letters".

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 19Oct1957


[03] Club Oasis
26Oct1957 NBC Sat
Producer Bud Cole
Writers Stanley Shapiro & Fred Fox
Directed by Bud Cole
Original songs Jack Barnett
Choreography Aida Broadbent
Music Director Roy Bargy
Jimmy Durante is the host.
guests
Vivian Blaine
Eddie Jackson
Jeannie Carson
Drummer Jack Roth
Pianist Jules Buffano
Mary Tyler Moore (appears uncredited as one of Jimmy Durante's dancers).
with regular
Hy Gardner
Highlights:
Jimmy Durante sings "Everywhere You Go", "Home Again Blues" and "I Love Ya".
Vivien joins the Schnozz in "The Most Spectacular Spectacle".
Hy Gardner will be ready back stage when Jimmy arrives for an interview at the end of his act.

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 02Nov1957


[04] Club Oasis
09Nov1957  NBC Sat
guests
Dean Martin
Gisele Mackenzie
Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
Highlights:
Dean rushes back from his appearance on the Perry Como Show to sing "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"
and "Make Love Ukelele Style".
Dean trades quips with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy and joins Gisele Mackenzie in "Walking My Baby Back Home"
which is finished on Gisele's show which follows "Club Oasis".

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 16Nov1957

[05] Club Oasis
23Nov1957  NBC Sat
guests
Eddie Fisher
Highlights:
Eddie sings "My Heart Reminds Me".
Eddie belts out an Al Jolson medley and appears in a comedy sketch about his days at New York's Copacabana as a chorus boy.
There's a medley of Eddie's hits "Wish You Were Here", "Any Time", "I Need You Now" and the finale is the sentimental
"Count Your Blessings".

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 30Nov1957
[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 07Dec1957
[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 14Dec1957

[06] Club Oasis
21Dec1957  NBC Sat
guests
Fred Waring and His Pennsylvannians
Highlights:
For a Yuletide show.
Soloists with the Glee Club will include Patti Beemes, Jordon Goodman, Frank Davis and Joe Marine,-and the music
will range from "Holiday' through "Auld Lang Syne," 'When Irish Eyes Are Smiling' and "Easter Parade."
The tour of the holidays will end with the traditional Christmas music made famous by Waring's group.

[--] The Polly Bergen Show
28Dec1957 pre-empted for "Arthur Murray's Color Show" Special.


[07] Club Oasis
04Jan1958  NBC Sat
Hosts Dean Martin
guest
Edie Adams
Barbara Heller
The Collins Kids (Larry and Lorrie aka The Collins Kids got their start on KTTV's "Town Hall Party".)

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 11Jan1958

[08] Club Oasis
18Jan1958  NBC Sat
Hosted by Frank Sinatra
guests
Stan Freberg
Pat Suzuki
Highlights:
Pat sings "Fine and Dandy".
Clown Stan Freberg introduces a puppet from Outer Space.
Frank Sinatra is joined by Nelson Riddle for a medley.

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 25Jan1958

[--] Club Oasis
01Feb1958  NBC Sat
no details pre-empted?

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 08Feb1958

[09] Club Oasis
15Feb1958  NBC Sat
Hosted by Kay Starr
guest
Andy Griffith
Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
Highlights:
Kay Starr sings "Mama Goes Where papa Goes" and "Someday".

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 22Feb1958

[10] Club Oasis
01Mar1958  NBC Sat
Host Jimmy Durante
guests
Peter Lawford
Jane Keane
recurring
dancer Ronnie Fletcher
Sonny King
Jules Buffano
Jack Roth
Eddie Jackson

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 08Mar1958

[11] Club Oasis
15Mar1958  NBC Sat
Host Dean Martin
guests
Phil Harris
Highlights:
Dean Martin remembers the Irishers with "Mother Machree" and sings "Return to Me", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"
and "I Remember It Well".
Dean and Phil swap alcoholic jokes.
Dean sings "Now You Has Jazz".
Dean and Phil get together for "Well, Did You Ever?"
*NOTE: The writer of this Club Oasis (particularly suitable title this week) is Herb Baker, son of old vaudvillian
Belle Baker and author of Dean's first show; as a single, which is considered by many to have given Dean a permanent
lease as a funnyman.

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 22Mar1958

[12] Club Oasis
29Mar1958  NBC Sat
Host Spike Jones and his band
guests
singer Helen Grayco
actress Juli Reding

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 05Apr1958 pre-empted by the Bob Hope Show

[13] Club Oasis
12Apr1958  NBC Sat
Host Dean Martin
Guest
Eddie Fisher
Gus Levine Orchestra
Highlights:
Dean and Eddie sing some of the top hits of the day and do some comedy.

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 19Apr1958

[14] Club Oasis
26Apr1958  NBC Sat
Producer Bud Cole
Writers Hugh Wedlock & Howard Snyder
Directed by Bud Cole
Announcer Bob Lamond
Hosted by Jo Stafford
guests
Jimmie Rodgers
The Modernaires
Paul Weston Orchestra
Highlights:
The Modernaires sing their recording hit "I Can't Carry a Tune".
The Modernaires team up with Jo Stafford in a Glenn Miller medley.
Jo Stafford solos with "Tomorrow Mountain", "Anyplace I Hang My Hat" and a medley of Tommy Dorsey songs.
Jimmie Rodgers making his first appearance on Club Oasis sings "Make Me a Miracle", "Long Hot Summer" and
"Uh, Oh I'm Falling In Love Again".
For the finale the entire group will do "When the Saints Go Marching In".
"Club Oasis" originates live from the NBC-TV Studios in Burbank, California.
Bud Cole produces and directs the program.

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 03May1958

[15] Club Oasis
10May1958  NBC Sat
Hosted by Martha Raye
guests
Stan Freberg (who'll bring his outer-space puppet Orville along).
The Novelties (a group which will remind you of "The Goofers").
Highlights:
Martha gags it up with a mink coat to "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm".
Martha also sings "Funny Valentine" and "Blues in the Night".

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 17May1958

[16] Club Oasis
24May1958  NBC Sat
Hosted by Kay Starr
guest
Andy Griffith
The Stanley Boys Quartet
Pete King Orchestra
Highlights:
Kay sings "Stroll Me", "It's a Good Day" and "For Better or Worse".
Andy and Kay duet on "You're My Sugar" and "That's What the Good Book Says".
*NOTE: Kay Starr who broke her leg several weeks before her hosting duties on Club Oasis while skiing will use a
specially built "Standing Chair", her long evening gown will cover the chair completely.
*The show was actually taped two weeks before airing because of a conflict with a Las Vegas appearance Kay was
set to make.

[--] The Polly Bergen Show: 31May1958


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NBC Saturdays 9:00-9:30 pm EST
Format 2: Host: Spike Jones with the City Slickers (7Jun58-6Sep58)
Summer series on alternate weeks.

2.01 [17] Club Oasis
07Jun1958 NBC Sat
Hosted by Spike Jones
Plus regulars
Helen Grayco
Joyce Jameson
Doodles Weaver
Highlights:
Spike Jones and his band start the summer season tonight.
Helen Grayco sings "Just in Time" and "I Get a Kick Out of You".
Spike has 40 sticky fingers on four pianos do a "South Pacific" medley.
He pokes fun at the Shirley Temple fairy tale series, with a Curley Dimple Storybook on Snow White and
the Seven Dwarfs, featuring Joyce Jameson and Billy Barty.

2.02 [18] Club Oasis
21Jun1958 NBC Sat
Hosted by Spike Jones
Plus regulars
Helen Grayco
Joyce Jameson
Doodles Weaver
Highlights:
Spike and the Band That Plays For Fun will satirize some records that have reached that million mark including
"That Old Black Magic", "That's Amore", "Temptation" and "Dinah".
Spike and the Boys offer "Zorro" featuring Billy Barty as the "smallest Zorro in the World".
Spike does a rock 'n' roll number especially written for the show titled "I Was a Teenage Brain Surgeon".
Len Carrie will be the vocalist.
The "Oasis Honor Album" selection of the week will be "Come Rain, Come Shine" sung by Helen Grayco.
*NOTE: Spike Jones will present a six minute "Golden Record Spectacular" on Club Oasis tonight.

2.03 [19] Club Oasis
05Jul1958 NBC Sat
Hosted by Spike Jones
Plus regulars
Helen Grayco
Joyce Jameson
Doodles Weaver
Highlights:
Spike opens the show with a medley of Christmas tunes.
The highlight of the show is a musical adult western as it might be performed by the La Scala Opera Company of
Milan, Italy. It is entitled, "Have Gondola Will Travel" or "The Tales of Wells Rigaro".
Billy Barty does his impression of George M. Cohan singing "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Stars and Stripes Forever",
with the piano quartet.
Helen Grayco does a medley of Duke Ellington tunes.

2.04 [20] Club Oasis
19Jul1958 NBC Sat
Hosted by Spike Jones
Plus regulars
Joyce Jameson
Doodles Weaver
The King Sisters (Alice, Marilyn, Louise and Yvonne)
Highlights:
The King Sisters perform "Easy to Love".
Among the selections will be a 35-song medley of movie songs sparked by Joyce Jameson (as Judy Garland) doing
"Over the Rainbow".
The rest of the Jones gang complete with guns and dishes so there'll be restful music.
*NOTE: Helen Grayco (Mrs. Spike Jones) is on maternity leave so the King Sisters will be regulars on Club Oasis
for the next few shows.

2.05 [21] Club Oasis
02Aug1958 NBC Sat
Hosted by Spike Jones
Plus regulars
Joyce Jameson
Doodles Weaver
The King Sisters
Highlights:
Spike Jones will be legit at the Club Oasis, spinning off "In the Good Old Summertime," and "By the Sea."
Then they'll do their Spooktacular Scareytale, a very special Jones interpretation of Cinderella has
Joyce Jameson as Cindy, Spike as Dracula, Billy Barty as the Purple People Eater.
The Boys toast Eydie Gorme's album and actually follow the notes in their opening song "I Love Paris".

2.06 [22] Club Oasis
16Aug1958 NBC Sat
Hosted by Spike Jones
Plus regulars
Joyce Jameson
Billy Barty
Helen Grayco
Highlights:
Kidding is the order of the day or the evening that is Spike Jones plays college songs, and the alma maters
are driving schools, barber colleges, etc.
Then he goes in for a race track massacre called "The William Tell Overture."
Helen Grayco makes a return visit with "Baubles, Bangles and Beads".

2.07 [23] Club Oasis
30Aug1958 NBC Sat
Hosted by Spike Jones
Plus regulars
Joyce Jameson
Helen Grayco
Highlights:
Helen sings the program's opening number with the ensemble "Lover Come Back to Me".
The production number is "Comic Strips in Rock and Roll".
Joyce Jameson as Little Orphan Annie will sing "Hound Dog" to Billy Barty playing Sandy.
Spike will play Rick Stacey as he rends "Rock Around the Roll",
Bryon Farnon as Prince Violent sings "Don't Be Cruel" as he lies stretched out on a rack and Gil Bernal will
complete the madness as Jungle Jim Dandy singing "Fever".
The honor album of the week will be "76 Trombones" from "The Music Man" played by the band.
Helen Grayco will sing "Guess Who I Saw Today".

2.08 [24] Club Oasis (Final show of the series)
06Sep1958 NBC Sat
Hosted by Spike Jones
Plus regulars
Helen Grayco
The City Slickers
Highlights:
For the closing show the boys hoke up "The Black and Blue Danube".
The horse around with "Fiddle Faddle" and play "Hour of Parting" and "One For My Baby" straight for Helen Grayco.
Spike also gets in on the "Volare" craze to round out the show.

A new show called "Brains and Brawn" take over this spot next week.

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