Al Jazzbo Collins ‎– A Lovely Bunch Of Al Jazzbo Collins And The Bandidos-1967 Post Bop Jazz (Vinyl)


Al Jazzbo Collins ‎– A Lovely Bunch Of Al Jazzbo Collins And The Bandidos-1967 Post Bop Jazz (Vinyl)

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Albert Richard "Jazzbo" Collins (January 4, 1919 – September 30, 1997) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and recording artist who was briefly the host of NBC television's Tonight show in 1957.

Early life

Born in Rochester, New York in 1919,[1] Collins grew up on Long Island, New York. In 1941, while attending the University of Miami in Florida, he substituted as the announcer on his English teacher's campus radio program, and decided he wanted to be in radio. Collins began his professional career as the disc jockey at a bluegrass station in Logan, West Virginia; by 1943, he was at WKPA in Pittsburgh, moving in1945 to WIND in Chicago and in 1946 to Salt Lake City's KNAK. In 1950, he relocated to New York where he joined the staff of WNEW and became one of the "communicators" on NBC's Monitor when it began in1955.

Collins made several appearances on The Tonight Show with Steve Allen in the early 50s (and even briefly took over the show after Allen's departure; see below). In 1953, Allen adapted several nursery rhymes(including Little Red Riding Hood) into jazz-flavoured recitations, with Collins on vocals and Lou Stein on piano.

Label:Impulse! ‎– AS-9150
Format:Vinyl, LP 
Style:Post Bop
Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 9 - hole in corner/ pen on cover / gatefold
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 -10
side 2 - 10
BIN # *42


A1 Sonny Cool 6:40
A2 Goldilox& The Three Bears 4:35
A3 Jazz Mass 3:16
A4 The Three Little Pigs 6:10
B1 The Power Of The Flower 1:30
B2 Little Red Riding Hood 6:40
B3 Jack And The Beanstalk 6:43
B4 The Swearing In Of The Bandidos - (Special) Al Jazzboo Collins & Fans 2:01

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