Remember TV bandstand shows? Then you ll love our new book! The arrival of Rock n Roll music created a previously unexplored market for advertisers: the teenager. And in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the Sump n Else show was often the highlight of a teenager s day. A fun, new book by Bud Buschardt, with his collaborator, Sam Sauls is being released in November 2014 by Entry Way Publishing. During the TV dance craze of the mid-to-late 1960 s, Bud Buschardt was unit manager-floorman-assistant director at the Dallas studio of WFAA-TV in NorthPark Center. Now Buschardt shares his personal memories of that bygone era in a fascinating, detailed format in his new tabletop music/television history book, The Sump n Else Show. Nationally, ABC-TV s American Bandstand with Dick Clark opened up avenues for local stations to produce their own bandstand shows. Television brought to the small screen, earlier days of dancing in school gyms where sock hops were born. The Sump n Else show followed the 1964 success of WFAA-TV s Group & Chapman show, a Saturday night lip-synch show for teens and their parents that starred Dallas/Fort Worth area teenagers. Sump n Else was designed for the teen audience because fast camera movements, video switching to the beat of the music and special effects did not appeal to most adults. The legendary show began September 6, 1965 and concluded on January 26, 1968. Sump n Else had new music, dancing, fashions, contests, food, and The Little Group a group of four girls dancing on a platform off the dance floor. Host, Ron Chapman often referred to them as the stars of the show . The original group included Calleen Anderegg, Delpha Teague, Joan Prather and Kathy Forney. The book includes updates on where they are and their accomplishments. Speaking of the host, Ron Chapman later made tremendous impacts on audiences of radio stations KVIL and KLUV. This is the only book that tells the story of Ron from his beginning high school days in the entertainment business through his successes at KLIF, WFAA-TV and KVIL until his retirement from KLUV. National guest music stars like Paul Revere and the Raiders, Herman s Hermits, The Monkees, and The Righteous Brothers made appearances on the show. Local area musicians including The 13th Floor Elevators, The Five Americans, Southwest F.O.B., The Novas, Scotty McKay, Kenny & The Kasuals, Those Guys and many more were also featured guests on Sump n Else. There are pages of great old photos and lists of songs that were played on the show. The book includes details about NorthPark stores in 1965, the studio location, and other shows that were televised or taped from there. Bud lets us in on the station staff and their jokes. Sump n Else was the inspiration for a music publishing company, band booking agency and record company. Collaborator, Sam Sauls, is the driving force behind the creation of the book. He believes that this piece of television history needs to be documented because his research showed that not much information is available on local television bandstand shows. Sam and Bud both desire and hope to correct some of the misinformation now on the internet about the show. The Sump n Else Show is not only for those who remember the show and the era of television bandstands, but it is also for a curious younger generation that might have only heard about Sump n Else from their parents or grandparents, or have read about it on the internet. Although the show was based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, readers from other areas might reflect back to the television bandstand show that aired in their hometown. We look forward to music memorabilia collectors and television history fans displaying the book on their coffee table for all to enjoy, especially over the holidays.
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I pre-ordered my copy direct from the publisher and it just arrived today yesterday. I am already thoroughly enjoying it as so many memories come flooding back for this 63 year old man of times as a high school teen in North Texas during the mid-1960's when I would come rushing home from school every weekday afternoon to watch "The Sump'n Else Show" (a locally produced teen dance show very similar to American Bandstand) hosted by Ron Chapman on WFAA-TV (Dallas-Ft.Worth). This 244 page book includes lots of great pictures, stories, updated info on Ron Chapman & "The Little Group" dancers, lists of music played and famous guests artists who appeared on the show through the years, little known behind-the scenes gems, plus so much, much more. If you lived in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area or close enough to receive WFAA-TV (Channel 8) on antenna TV in the mid-1960's and watched "The Sump'n Else Show" on TV or actually attended the "live" show in person, you...
Bud Buschardt and Sam Sauls have put together this incredibly fun book to read, The Sump'n Else Show. I enjoyed it so much because having been born and raised in the Dallas area and studied Radio-TV-Film in college, the subject matter was right up my alley. Reading Bud's books helped to reacquaint me with all sorts of DJ's, local bands and radio/TV stations that I had long since forgotten. I was literally raised on the Gordon McClendon Top 40 radio format of the late sixties and 70's. I remember watching shows like American Bandstand and the Sump'n Else show as a kid. In those days, watching teenagers dancing on TV was almost considered risque. I remember how embarrassed I was as a youngster when one of my parents would walk in the room and "catch me" watching one of the dance shows! It was great learning about TV personalities such as Jerry Haynes who played Mr. Peppermint on TV as well as radio stalwart Ron Chapman. This books is chock full of radio, TV and music...
As a senior in high school, I was a participant on Sump'n Else on 3 wonderful occasions. This book brought back so many happy memories of one of the greatest local dance shows of all times. If you lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the mid 1960's, and you were a teenager, you rocked to Ron Chapman and The Little Group as they broadcast from Northpark Center. With the help of Bud Buschardt, I was able to relive those wonderful days. What great memories!
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