The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 14 Episode 14

December 17, 1961: Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, Paul Anka, Elizabeth Allen

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 17, 1961 on CBS
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December 17, 1961: Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, Paul Anka, Elizabeth Allen
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Music:
--Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong - "Duke's Place" (Louis on trumpet, Duke on piano, their 1st performance together in 30 years).
--Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - "In A Mellow Mood."
--Louis Armstrong - "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen."
--Paul Anka - "Jingle Bells" (jazzy version).
--Paul Anka - medley: "Diana," "Tonight My Love," "Tonight," "Dance On Little Girl," "Put Your Head On My Shoulder," "You Are My Destiny," "Lonely Boy" and "My Home Town."
--Paul Anka - "Down by the River Side" (with the Hugh Lambert Dancers).

Broadway:
--Barbara Cook - "Magic Moment" (from the Broadway musical "The Gay Life").
--Elizabeth Allen & Walter Chiari - "Madga, The Gypsy" (correct song title?) (from the show "The Gay Life")
Note: The "Key Previews" newspaper column lists the following 2 song titles:
--Walter Chiari and Barbara Cook - "Who Can? You Can."
--Elizabeth Allen - "Come A-Wandering with Me."

Also appearing:
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a routine about Hood & Friar Tuck.
--Corbett Monica (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about Christmas & travel.

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

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Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

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Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook

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Guest Star

Walter Chiari

Walter Chiari

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Paul Anka

Paul Anka

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Recurring Role

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

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Recurring Role

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