[78-L] Elgart's "Bandstand Boogie" [Was: Dick Clark gone]

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Wed Apr 18 19:44:05 PDT 2012

It definitely exists on 78. Don Keele found a copy among my stuff last month, 
literally minutes after saying he'd never seen it. A number of sources put the 
release date as 1952 but I'm seeing it as Columbia 40180, which would be a 1954 
issue. 1952 is probably the year of composition. Among lots of other 
misinformation out there, I'm told it's on Columbia CL 536 "Band of the Year" 
but CL 536 is "Sophisticated Swing" which doesn't contain the track (Band of 
the Year is the title of the album though..had it for years).


On 4/18/2012 10:11 PM, David Breneman wrote:
> Does anyone here know when Les Elgart's recording of "Bandstand
> Boogie" was released?  I assume that's the one that was always
> used as the theme for "American Bandstand".  It's the one I
> remember as a kid.  I've been trying forever to find it on a
> 78 with no luck.  I once thought I'd won a copy in an auction,
> only to have it withdrawn and that part of my money refunded
> before my winnings were shipped.  (Although this was an auction
> that more than once I'd seen listing what must have been a 45
> in their 78 section.)
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