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Sanford and Son and The Monkees

The Tape & Record Show Enterprises archive "preservation project" continued this evening with episode 16 of the flagship "The Tape & Record Show", then the first of four 90 minute editions of "The TRS Music Show" saluting the 20th anniversary of the group "The Monkees".

"The Tape & Record Show: Episode 16. Broadcast Friday, July 13,1979 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Beethoven's 5th Symphony(Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra). "Sanford and Son: Grady and His Lady" - Fred fears wedding bells will break up his beautiful friendship after Grady announces he's engaged to Dolly, so Fred plots to puncture the romance. / A short skit by Will Rogers."

"The TRS Music Show: Episode 18. Broadcast Monday, September 1,1986 at 8:30pm central. Theme Music: Axel F(Harold Faltermeyer). Albert Sims, Paul Morrison, and James Stricklin get together in the first of four specials this month saluting the 20th Anniversary of the 1960's super-group "The Monkees". Songs include: (Theme From)The Monkees, Saturday's Child, I Wanna Be Free, Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day, Papa Gene's Blues, Take A Giant Step, Last Train to Clarkesville, This Just Doesn't Seem to Be My Day, Let's Dance On, I'll Be True To You, Sweet Young Thing, Gonna Buy Me A Dog, She, When Love Comes Knockin' At Your Door, Mary Mary, Hold On Girl, Auntie Grizelda, I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone, The Kind of Girl I Could Love, Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow."

Apart from Paul Morrison apparently not being a fan of Jerry Sanders or Randy Haney, you can tell he wasn't exactly "enthused" to be co-hosting an "all Monkees" special of "The TRS Music Show", but he did it anyway. Actually, his remarks during the show, far from being "approving" of the entire concept of "The Monkees", make the episode even that much MORE entertaining to listen to. James Stricklin showed up to the TRSE "studio" during that recording session. We were only set up for two mics that day, so you can hear him mostly "off in the distance, yet completely audible" between some songs, joining in the conversation. What other recording would you ever hear Paul do a "Raymond J. Johnson, Jr." impression as a result?

"Fun" Fact: When Stevie Ray Vaughn appeared at NLU, Paul sprung for tickets for he and I to attend the concert. Later, I reciprocated and sprung for tickets to The Monkees Reunion Tour appearance at Louisiana Tech. He attended the concert, but I think mainly because Gary Puckett, The Grass Roots, and Herman's Hermits were also part of that tour.

Protip: DON'T have liquid in your mouth during the interstitial parts of that "The TRS Music Show" episode between songs while listening. If you knew Paul Morrison and James Stricklin back then and get the references, you'll end up spewing the liquid from the humor. I discovered that unfortunately between sips after listening to that recording for the first time since the 1980's.
Tags: audio recordings, digitization, james stricklin, paul morrison, tape and record show enterprises, the monkees, trse

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