“THE BOBBY GOLDSBORO SHOW”  was a highly-rated, 30-minute syndicated television variety show that ran for 3 seasons, from 1973-75, with some stations airing reruns in 1976. The program, from Show Biz Productions, was filmed on Stages 31, 41 and 43 at CBS Television City Studios in Hollywood.  Bill Graham was the Executive Producer, and the show was produced by Bill Hobin, Jane Dowden and Reg Dunlap.  Ed Hider was a writer, with Hobin the director.  The band consisted of pianist Timmy Tappan, guitarist Tommy Tow and drummer Jan Kurtis.  Much of the music, including by the guests, was sung live with backing tracks pre-recorded in Nashville by Bobby and the band.  Some production was done at WLAC/WTVF studios. The show featured Peter Cullen (the voice of “Optimus Prime” in the “Transformers” movies and television shows) as the voice and operator of characters Calvin Calaveras (Season 1), Helmet (Season 2), and Jonathan Rebel (Season 3). Each show featured an opening song from Bobby.  The middle two segments generally each included a song from that episode’s guest star, along with songs from Bobby and a comedy segment with one of Peter Cullen’s characters.  The final segment was Bobby talking with the guest, and often performing together. A DVD of Bobby performing his biggest hits on the show is available through his official website.  Click here for details. 
#101 JIM NABORS BG-Love the One You’re With; JN-The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Without You; Calvin’s impressions with JN & BG; BG-Medley:  Mornin’, Mornin’/Lodi/Don’t it Make You Wanna Go Home; BG&JN-I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing #102 MAC DAVIS BG-Proud Mary; MD-Somethin’s Burnin’, Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me; Calvin with MD; BG-Medley:  With Pen in Hand/Autumn of My Life/Back That Way You Came; BG&MD-Medley:  A Poem for My Little Lady/In the Ghetto/Fall in Love with Your Wife/ I Believe in Music B.J. THOMAS BG-Brand New Kind of Love; BJT-Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head; Calvin with BG and BJT about women; BG-Medley:  Lisa Was/Jean/Michelle/Sweet Caroline; BG&BJT- Hold On (I’m Coming)/Bring Back the Time BOBBIE GENTRY BG-The Straight Life; BGentry-Medley:  Help Me Make it Through the Night/Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight; Calvin with BG & BGentry about romance; BGentry-You and Me Together; BG-Medley:  Water Color Days/Throwback/Danny is a Mirror to Me; BG&BGentry-It Takes Two LYNN ANDERSON BG-Listen to the Music; LA-How Can I Unlove You; Calvin with BG; LA-Keep Me in Mind; BG-Honey; BG&LA-Today, Rose Garden SEALS & CROFTS BG-Dancing in the Moonlight; SC-Summer Breeze; BG-A Song for Children; SC- Hummingbird; BG&Calvin-Being You and Me; BG&SC-Hoedown KENNY ROGERS BG-Birmingham Lucy; KR-Abraham, Martin and John; Calvin with BG and KR AND THE FIRST about golf; KR-Reuben James; BG-Medley:  City of New Orleans/The L&N Don’t Stop EDITION Here Anymore; BG&KR-Walk a Mile in My Shoes JOHNNY MATHIS BG-The Guitar Man; JM-Summer Breeze; BG-Fire and Rain; Calvin with JM about running track; JM-Happy; BG-Medley:  A  Poem for My Little Lady/And I Love You So/ By Your Side; BG&JM-Song Sung Blue BOBBY VINTON BG-Muddy Mississippi Line; BV-Every Day of My Life; BG-Do it Again; BV-Mr. Lonely; Calvin with BV about show business; BG&BV-Medley:  Blue Velvet/Roses are Red/ Blue on Blue/Sealed with a Kiss/I Love How You Love Me/Please Love Me Forever/ But I Do VICKI LAWRENCE & BG-Your Song; VL-The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia; BG-The Gypsy; BOBBY RUSSELL BR-Saturday Morning Confusion; Calvin conquers VL’s fear of frogs; BG&VR&BR- Cecil, Everything is Beautiful ROD McKUEN BG-Candida; RM-If You Go Away; BG-The Letter; RM-Now I Have the Time; Calvin with BG about the mafia; BG-Medley:  Country Feelin’s/Southern Fried Singin’ Sunday Mornin’; BG&RM-The World I Used to Know/With Pen in Hand/Jean/I’m a Drifter BILL WITHERS BG-One Less Set of Footsteps; BW-Use Me Up; BG-Medley:  Hard Luck Joe/Hoboes and Kings; BW-Lean on Me; Calvin and BG talk jive; BG&BW-Ain’t No Sunshine RAY STEVENS BG-Me and You and a Dog Named Boo; RS-Losing Streak; BG-Down on the Bayou; RS-Bein’ Friends; Calvin gives BG singing lessons; BG&RS-Turn Your Radio On FREDA PAYNE BG-You Don’t Mess Around with Jim; FP-Band of Gold; BG-I’m Stone in Love with You; BG-Medley:  I Think I’ve Got it Made/Richer Man Than I; Calvin with BG about insomnia hypnosis; BG&FP-You’ve Got a Friend/Will You Love Me Tomorrow PAUL WILLIAMS BG-It Never Rains in Southern California; PW-I Won’t Last a Day Without You; BG-Been to Canaan; Calvin with BG and PW about sensitivity; BG-Childhood-1949; BG&PW- We’ve Only Just Begun/Let Me be the One/Rainy Days and Mondays DOC SEVERINSEN BG-California Wine, Killing Me Softly with Her Song; DS-Last Tango in Paris BURL IVES BG-Watching Scotty Grow, Where is the Love, I Believe in Music; BI-Payin’ My Dues, A Little Bitty Tear; BG&BI&Calvin-Froggie Went A-Courtin’ LENNON SISTERS BG-Fever, Medley about children; LS-Scarborough Fair, 1970’s medley; BG&LS-Little Green Apples JERRY REED JR-Amos Moses; BG&JR-When You’re Hot, You’re Hot + 7 ADDITIONAL EPISODES
#201 JIM NABORS BG-Take a Letter Maria, Country Roads Take Me Home; JN-Make the World Go Away, Cardboard Crayons and Clay; BG&JN-Sing #202 MAC DAVIS BG-Summer (The First Time); MD-Your Side of the Bed, Lonesomest Lonesome; Also: Never Been to Spain, Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me #203 DANNY DAVIS AND BG-Tie a Yellow Ribbon, Medley:  For the Good Times/Sunday Morning Coming Down; THE NASHVILLE DD-Brassy Bluegrass BRASS #204 ROGER MILLER BG-Knock Three Times; RM-Open Up Your Heart; BG-He’s Part of Us; Bobby and Helmet about diet; RM-Whistle Stop; BG&RM-Me and Bobby McGee #205 GEORGE “GOOBER” BG-Daniel, Medley:  If/Baby, I’m A-Want You/Make It With You; GL-Unluckiest Songwriter LINDSEY in Nashville; BG&GL-Onions #206 CURTIS MAYFIELD BG-Born to Make You Happy; CM-If I Were Only a Child Again; BG-If’n I Was God; Helmet claims credit for Bobby’s talent; CM-Future Shock; BG-Been to Canaan; BG&CM-People Get Ready/It’s All Right #207 SERGIO MENDES BG-Drift Away, Honey; SM-Where is the Love, Put a Little Love Away; BG&SM-Girl from & BRASIL ‘77 Ipanema #208 JUD STRUNK BG-Cracklin’ Rosie, Rocky Mountain High; JS-A Daisy a Day; Also:  Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine #209 THE LETTERMEN BG-Rock and Roll Man, Daydream; L-Bridge Over Troubled Water, You’ve Got a Friend; Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head; BG&L-An Old Fashioned Love Song #210 HENRY MANCINI BG-Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, Mr. Bojangles; HM-Ludmilla’s Theme; BG&HM-Moon River, All His Children #211 DOC SEVERINSEN BG-Sing Me a Smile, Killing Me Softly with Her Song, She; DS-A Song for You; BG&DS- Dear John #212 SEALS & CROFTS BG-Down on the Corner; SC-Ruby Jean and Billie Lee; Helmet demonstrates ESP to BG and Timmy Tappan; BG-The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore; SC-We May Never Pass this Way Again; BG&SC-Pop Goes the Weasel/Devil’s Dream/Hoedown/Arkansas Traveler #213 VICKI LAWRENCE & BG-Solitary Man, Behind Closed Doors, Tequila Sunrise; VL-He Did with Me; BOBBY RUSSELL BR-Mid-American Manufacturing Tycoon #214 BOBBIE GENTRY BGentry-You Light Up My Life, Benjamin; BG&BGentry-I’ll Never Fall in Love Again/ United We Stand #215 BOBBY WOMACK BG-Walk a Mile in My Shoes; BW-Nobody Knows You when You’re Down and Out; Also: Fire and Rain, It’s All Over Now #216 ANDY AND DAVID ADW-Hello Mary Lou; Also:  Happy Together, Let Me Be There, Loving Arms, Bye Bye Love WILLIAMS #217 DOBIE GRAY BG-Put a Little Love in Your Heart; DG-Good Ole Song; BG-These are the Best Times; Helmet accepts an Oscar with BG; DG-Loving Arms; BG-It’s Too Late (Carole King song); BG&DG-Drift Away, The In Crowd #218 BOBBY VINTON #219 VIKKI CARR BG-Take it Easy, Stagger Lee, Everything I Own; VC-With Pen in Hand, Leave a Little Room; BG&VC-I Believe in the Sunshine #220 JOHNNY MATHIS BG-Little Green Apples; JM-I’m Coming Home, Stop Look and Listen to Your Heart; Also: Do You Know the Way to San Jose, The Twelfth of Never #221 JOHNNY BENCH & BG-Danny’s Song, Loves Me Like a Rock; JBench-You Don’t Mess Around with Jim; Also: JOLEEN BENOIT Bad, Bad Leroy Brown #222 ROY CLARK BG-No Love at All; RC-Yesterday When I was Young; BG-Green, Green Grass of Home; Bobby and Roy talk with Helmet; BG-Fever; RC-Somewhere Between Love and Tomorrow; BG&RC-Riders in the Sky #223 CHARLIE RICH BG-Ramblin’ Man, If You Could Read My Mind; CR-Behind Closed Doors, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World; BG&CR-Big Boss Man, Lonely Weekends #224 LENNON SISTERS BG-Muddy Mississippi Line, Killing Me Softly with Her Song; LS-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy; Too Long at the Fair; BG&LS-Top of the World #225 MAUREEN BG-I Got a Name, Time Good Time Bad; MM-The Morning After; Also:  I Won’t Last a Day McGOVERN Without You, Blue Monday, Until It’s Time for You to Go #226 ANNE MURRAY BG-The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down; AM-I Know, Love Song; BG&AM-Medley: Snowbird/Danny’s Song/Cotton Jenny/Break My Mind #301 RAY STEVENS BG-If You Love Me; See the Funny Little Clown, Time in a Bottle; RS-The Streak; Fairytale; BG&RS-Freddie Feelgood and His Funky Little Five Piece Band #302 CHI COLTRANE BG-Sweet Gypsy Rose, Honey; CC-Thunder and Lightning, Different Ways; BG&CC-Shortnin’ Bread #303 KENNY ROGERS BG-Solitary Man, I’m a Drifter, Hello Summertime; KR-Stranger in My Place; Terry Williams- AND THE FIRST You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me EDITION #304 JIM STAFFORD BG-Tie a Yellow Ribbon, Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues; JS-Swamp Witch, Spiders and Snakes; BG&JS-JS National Anthem impressions #305 DAVE LOGGINS BG-Let Me Be There, The Straight Life, All the Woman I’ve Wanted; DL-Please Come to Boston, Someday. #306 JOHNNY MATHIS BG-Stagger Lee, Watching Scotty Grow, I Have to Say I Love You in a Song; JM-I’m Stone in Love with You; BG&JM-Sweet Child.  Also:  As Sure as I’m Sitting Here #307 THE SPINNERS BG-Santa Fe Train; S-I’m Coming Home; BG-With Pen in Hand; S-Mighty Love; BG and Jonathan Rebel about war; BG-You Won’t See Me; BG&S-BG dances to Mighty Love #308 DOBIE GRAY BG-I Got a Name, Maybelline, Broomstick Cowboy; DG-The Music is Real, Hey Dixie; BG&DG-Drift Away #309 AL WILSON BG-Dark Clouds; AW-Show and Tell; BG talks with Jonathan Rebel; BG-Summer (The First Time); AW-Peace Song; BG&AW-The Snake #310 JOSE FELICIANO BG-My Cherie Amour, I Honestly Love You, Blue Autumn; JF-Golden Lady; BG&JF-Foggy Mountain Breakdown #311 TRIBUTE TO BG-One Less Set of Footsteps, Fritos commercial, Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues; BG JIM CROCE and Jonathan Rebel about the dog wash; BG-I Got a Name, You Don’t Mess Around with Jim; BG and Jonathan talk about Jim Croce’s songs; BG-Time in a Bottle, Bad Bad Leroy Brown #312 PAUL WILLIAMS BG-Take a Letter Maria; PW-You and Me Against the World; BG-California Wine; Jonathan Rebel talks about songwriting with BG and PW; PW-I Won’t Last a Day Without You; Bobby and Paul talk about movies #313 BOBBY WOMACK BG-Save the Last Dance for Me; BW-I Take it on Home; BG-Reunion; BW-I Don’t Know What this World is Coming To; Jonathan Rebel and BG sing; BG-Brand New Kind of Love; BG&BW-California Dreamin’ #314 DAVID GATES BG-It Never Rains in Southern California; BG and Jonathan Rebel Fritos commercial; DG-Baby, I’m A-Want You; BG-Six Days on the Road; BG and Jonathan Rebel’s world’s smallest radio; DG-Clouds; BG-Muddy Mississippi Line; BG&DG-The Guitar Man/If #315 ROD McKUEN BG-Quicksand, He’s Part of Us, Little Things; RM-Colors and Changes, Now I Have the Time; BG&RM-Seasons in the Sun #316 PAUL REVERE AND BG-Did She Mention My Name; PR-Cover of the Rolling Stone/Stepping Out/Just Like Me/ THE RAIDERS Louie, Louie; BG-And Then There Was Gina; BG and Jonathan Rebel about unique singing talents; BG-Can You Feel It; BG&PR-Indian Reservation #317 BOBBY VINTON BG-Another Saturday Night; BG Fritos commercial; BV-My Melody of Love; BG-One Tin Soldier; BG as Billy Ray Elmore with Jonathan Rebel; BV-Am I Losing You; BG&BV-And I Love You So, Tie a Yellow Ribbon #318 SAMI JO BG-Dancing in the Moonlight; SJ-It Could Have Been Me; Jonathan Rebel’s nose makes BG’s frog noise; BG-Kids are People Too; SJ-I’ll Believe Anything You Say; BG-Come Back Home; BG&SJ talk #319 JOHNNY BENCH BG-Wherefore and Why; JB-I Love; BG-You’ve Got a Friend; Jonathan Rebel talks baseball with BG&JB; BG-If There Were Only Time for Love; BG&JB-Me and Bobby McGee #320 DOC SEVERINSEN BG-Star Baby, Come a Little Bit Closer, Summer (The First Time); DS-Hill Where the Lord Hides; BG&DS-Stop and Smell the Roses #321 TRINI LOPEZ BG-Mornin’, Mornin’, Teach the Children, If You’ve Got a Heart; TL-Fly Me to the Moon, Sweet Gypsy Rose; BG&TL-If I Had a Hammer #322 SEALS & CROFTS, BG-You Can Have Her, Fritos commercial; SC-Ashes in the Snow; BG-Cat’s in the Cradle; ENGLAND DAN & EDJFC-Showboat Gambler; Jonathan Rebel and BG talk about family history; JOHN FORD COLEY BG&SC&EDJFC-Dust on My Saddle #323 THE 5TH DIMENSION BG-Carefree Highway, Fritos commercial; 5D-Harlem; BG-Alone Again Naturally; 5D-Hardcore Poetry; BG & 5D talk with Jonathan Rebel; BG&5D-One Less Bell to Answer, Aquarius #324 BO DONALDSON & BG-Mountain of Love; BD-Billy, Don’t Be a Hero; BG-Willie and the Hand Jive; Jonathan THE HEYWOODS Rebel and BG talk about conscience; BG-Seasons in the Sun; BD-The Heartbreak Kid; BG-Autumn of My Life #325 LENNON SISTERS BG-Stop and Smell the Roses, BG and Jonathan Rebel Fritos commercial; LS-Bitter They Are Harder They Fall; BG-You and Me Against the World; Jonathan Rebel, Timmy Tappan, and BG as Billy Ray Elmore at the piano; LS-Let Me Be There; BG-I’ll Remember You; BG&LS-Lean on Me #326 ANNE MURRAY BG-I Can Help; AM-Day Tripper; Jonathan Rebel and BG read letters; AM-Highly Prized Possession; BG-Marlena; BG&AM-Love Song