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Hullabaloo - 4 Single-Disc 'Best Of' Collections of the '60s Music Show Come to DVD this Fall

MPI Home Video brings NBC's 1965 variety program back to disc in September

Posted by David Lambert
    Transporting viewers back to the days of go-go dancers, mod mini-skirts and swinging pop-rock sounds, it's HULLABALOO! The top singers and groups of the hippest decade ever present their biggest songs, blending the British Invasion with Broadway and folk-rock with rhythm and blues. This fondly-remembered and highly influential 1965-66 NBC-TV primetime series offers a treasure trove of music that remains just as popular today.
Between 2000 and 2002, MPI Home Video released a series of DVD compilations for volumes of Hullabaloo episodes, NBC's1965 musical program often compared to Shindig! or American Bandstand. There would be a different host each week (including Sammy Davis, Jr., Petula Clark, Paul Anka, Liza Minnelli, Jack Jones and Frankie Avalon), singing a couple of their hits and introducing the various other acts. Those included such chart-topping performances as Bobby Vinton, The Four Tops, Lesley Gore, The Animals, The Ronettes, and many more!

Now, after public demand generated this past March when PBS used the series as part of their pledge drive, MPI is bringing the classic variety show back to DVD on September 10th with 4 different single-disc releases, at just $14.98 SRP each. They will be titled "Hullabaloo - The Best Of: Collection 1 through Collection 4, and you can see the package art for all four of them at the bottom. But first, here's a run-down of what you'll get on each of these:
    • Bobby Vinton - There Ain't Gonna Be An Opening Number
    • Barbara McNair - Don't Rain On My Parade
    • Johnny Rivers - Midnight Special
    • Chad & Jeremy - If I Loved You
    • The Four Tops - Just Ask The Lonely
    • Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - It's Gotta Last Forever
    • The Hullabaloos - I'm Gonna Love You Too
    • Bobby Vinton - You Are My Sunshine
    • Trini Lopez - If I Had A Hammer
    • Lesley Gore - Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows
    • Lesley Gore - All My Life
    • The Chad Mitchell Trio - You Were On My Mind
    • Dionne Warwick - Who Can I Turn To?
    • The Astronauts - Twist & Shout
    • Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara - Comedy Routine
    • Trini Lopez, Dionne Warwick & Lesley Gore - Puff,
    • The Magic Dragon
    • Trini, Dionne, Lesley & Cast - Lemon Tree
    • Includes Bonus Interview with Hullabaloo star Lesley Gore!

    • George Hamilton - I Love Being Here With You
    • Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Game Of Love
    • The Womenfolk - My Heart Tells Me To Believe
    • Brenda Lee - Too Many Rivers
    • Noel Harrison - Barbara Allen
    • The Ronettes - Is This What I Get For Loving You?
    • The Hollies - Yes I Will
    • The Impressions - Woman Got Soul
    • Top Pop Medley:
    • The Ronettes - Silhouettes
    • Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - Count Me In
    • The Womenfolk - I'll Never Find Another You
    • The Hollies, George Hamilton & Cast - I Know A Place
    • The Everly Brothers & Steve Lawrence - All I Have
    • To Do Is Dream
    • Peter & Gordon - I Go To Pieces, My Babe, True Love Ways
    • Peter & Gordon & Michael Landon - I'm Telling You Now
    • Cannibal & The Headhunters - Land of 1,000 Dances
    • Includes Bonus Interview with Hullabaloo dancer Donna McKechnie!

    • Sammy Davis Jr. - A Wonderful Day
    • The Animals - Bring It On Home To Me
    • Lola Falana - Some Of These Days
    • Jay & The Americans - Think Of The Good Times
    • Dusty Springfield - My Coloring Book
    • Top Pop Medley:
    • Sammy Davis, Jr. - Chim-Chim-Cheree
    • Sammy Davis, Jr. & The Animals - My Fair Lady
    • Lola Falana - Goldfinger
    • Bruce Scott - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    • Dusty Springfield - Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
    • Cast - Supercalafragilisticexpialidocious
    • The Animals - I'm Crying
    • Allan Sherman - Crazy Downtown
    • The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go; When The
    • Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes; Baby Love
    • Woody Allen - Comedy Routine
    • Jack Jones - The Race Is On
    • Includes Bonus Interview with Hullabaloo producer Gary Smith!

    • Paul Anka - Young, Alive & In Love
    • Dionne Warwick - Reach Out For Me
    • The Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road
    • Paul Anka & Johnny Rivers - Mountain Of Love
    • Fred Smoot - Comedy Routine
    • Liza Minnelli - Gypsy In My Soul
    • Top Pop Medley:
    • Dionne Warwick - You'll Never Get To Heaven
    • Paul Anka - Diana
    • Dionne Warwick - Walk On By
    • Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
    • Anka, Warwick, Liza Minnelli - Hello Dolly
    • Marianne Faithful - As Tears Go By
    • Peter Nero - I Want To Hold Your Hand
    • Liza Minnelli - Together
    • Paul Anka - The Longest Day
    • The Supremes - Come See About Me
    • Little Anthony & The Imperials - I'm Alright
    • Includes Bonus Interview with Hullabaloo dancer Lada Edmund Jr.!
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